Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Worth a thousand words (pt 2)

After recovering from family and friends being in town for Easter, I'm finally able to sit down and blog a little bit. Instead of coming up with a deep and profound topic (that'll be tomorrow), I'll show some more pictures. Some of them will be from this weekend, some will be old.

Unfortunately, I don't have a scanner anymore, so I can't scan a lot of my favorite old pictures. For instance, one of my favorites is Alethia sitting on the hood of my wrecked car. (Alethia, do you remember that?) Another is of Mel and I looking goofy on our wedding day. Ah, too many pictures, too little scanner.

But for now, on to the pictures:
James and Sarah (the couple on the left) came in from out of town. They have a little boy a couple of months younger than Madelyn. It was really good to see them and hang out with them. They were even kind enough to eat my and Mel's first attempt at roasting a turkey. I'm not saying it was bad, just that it's not like mom used to make. (If y'knowutimsayin.)

The next day was Easter, and Madelyn got dressed up in her brand new Easter dress with sandals, and went out to see what the Easter bunny left her. Who knew her favorite thing would be the water bucket? Personally, my money was on the candy, but she wasn't really interested. Either than, or she didn't know it was candy...

Melissa's sister, Elizabeth, came into town to spend time with us for Easter. It was nice to be able to see her.

Okay, now for some old pictures.

I'm not sure what I love about this picture, but I find it to be fascinating. Joni and Tara were acquaintances of mine in college. I happened to be in their dorm room once, saw this picture on a desk, and essentially just took it with me. Cool pic huh? I wonder what happened to them after college.

In college I had a bad habit of using up the remaining shots on a roll of film I wanted to develop with pictures of myself. What a narcissistic habit. Anyway, this picture was taken my junior year as I was experimenting with growing a goatee. You can't quite tell from the pic, but goatees aren't for everyone, and after a friend told me that I looked like a catfish, I shaved it off. One of my close friends, Kimberly, was nice enough to overlook my facial scruff and take this picture with me. This is one of my favorite pictures because I think it is a great picture of Kimberly. Kim, how on earth did you get your teeth so white? You look like the girl off the Orbitz gum commercial.

So, there you have it. A little new, a little old.

How was everyone else's Easter?


Christy said...

Hi Ben! To answer your question about Joni and Tara - Joni married Kevin Graham and they live in Winnsboro, LA. They just had their second little boy. Tara married Brad Banks and I'm not sure, but I think they have two children... Some others can maybe give you more information.

alethia said...

i remember the two of them, although i couldn't place them until you said there names. i don't remember the picture you are talking about of me on your car, but i remember going to look at it. fun pictures. what was melissa's maiden name, i'm drawing a blank.

Benjamin said...

Thanks for the info, Christy. If I remember correctly, the people Tara and Joni married are the people they were dating in college. Sounds like at least Joni is doing well.

Mel's maiden name was Cobb. As far the pics on top of the car, we got all silly and had you draped over the hood like some sort of hot rod girl. Except you were fully clothed and the car was a totaled '89 Chevy Nova.

Kim Berry said...

I used to draw on eyebrows with an eyebrow pencil. Bad idea. Great pics! I think I remember someone else haveing a black and white copy of the 2 girls pic. Brian Picula maybe? Anyway, fun blog.

Benjamin said...

What does drawing on your eyebrows have to do with having shocklingly white teeth?

As a guy, it's no wonder I find this make-up stuff confusing!