Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday Smiles


This photo jumped out at me today. A happy photo of a happy memory of a happy day—the day we shot our Livestrong film. The bike Pablo's gripping belongs to Mr Lance Armstrong. It's the bike he rode in the 2009 Tour of California.

The look Pablo's sporting is his tongue-wagging yuck-face. It was one part clown, one part strangulation. He loved making this face. It drove us nuts! Well, only when we were trying to take Pablo's pic. He invented this face sometime in the past year. About half of our photos of Pablo from the past year feature his out-hung tongue.

This morning, we went over to Beth + Butch + Bo's house for multiple espressos and bagels. We hadn't seen them in a month, and it was great to reconnect with them. Plus, they live down the block—an easy destination for our travel-weary bodies. Shortly after we returned home (ie, James and Vanessa's home) Carrie turned up with more coffee and tons of light and bright energy. Haven't seen her in a month either. Nice to reconnect with her. She smiles a lot, which is nice to be around. Carrie and Jo Ann are laughing a lot, which is nice to be around.

Grady's home soon. He's been at his dad's house all weekend. He'll be happy to sit down at the table and start a giant pile of homework. Yes, I'm s u r e he'll be happy about that!

6 comments:

Nancy said...

Laughter and smiles are a good thing!
Thanks for sharing the wonderful pic of Pablo. Seeing his picture always warms my heart.

Kelsi said...

I pray that you and Joann will decide to have another child. You have much too much love for another child ,to let it go to waste. Pablo would want you to be happy. And, being a Daddy obviously made you very very happy.

stephanie said...

Your last post knocked me on my butt, Your writing is so intense,yet beautiful at the same time. My heart felt like someone was just twisting it inside my body. You have the ability to convey your feelings into words so that a virtual stranger can get a "glimpse" of your pain.
You are such an incredible family to fight through this pain, to refuse to give into it. I am unable to express in words how I feel, I do not have your ability. I just know that through your posts I have come to love Pablo, mourn and miss him, be devastated for his family. I've also laughed and smiled with you. Prayed for you and hoped for you. Thank you for taking us along and allowing us into your lives.

Anonymous said...

yes I was thinking the same as Kelsi. You'd deserve being parents again...your love is so big. and that wouldn't mean you wouldn't love Pablo any less, on the contrary...!

Elaine-Marie said...

We continue to follow your blog and mourn communally for Pablo. Sending love to the three of you...

Molly Böttcher

Mark said...

just a general comment. My best friend has also lost her little brother when she was 14 (he was 9) to cancer. I was wondering if Grady could write a blog entry again, if he feels capable to do so...