Thursday, March 21, 2013

Family Portraits

Hello again, my dear readers.  Once again, you've all shown extreme patience with me as I've left you hanging for far too long.  Thank you for being so understanding.

Not much has been happening around here for us.  Beast'sbelle has been extremely busy, so we've been left to our own devices.  Honestly, I prefer things that way.  The 18 inchers tend to get a bit melancholy when Beast'sbelle neglects them, but the way I see it, the less she's around, the less she'll meddle.  

I suppose that's not all that fair of me...Robby would be giving me that disapproving look of his right now. :} Beast'sbelle and I did sit and chat briefly a while ago.  I still feel like I didn't quite get everything off my chest, but we were able to get some things out in the open.  She told me that she honestly just needed babysitters for Emilie and had no intention of trying to get us to "fall in love" with her, as it were.  Of course, she didn't think about that fact that we might get too attached to her, and she still feels bad about that.  I'm trying to be understanding.  I just hope she'll learn from this incident and stay out of things a little more in the future.

Of course, I really shouldn't be complaining, today of all days.  Beast'sbelle finally got around to those family portraits she wanted to take of us, and she spent a good amount of time posing and photographing us and then playing around with her online photo editing program to make the pictures look even better.  We're all very pleased with the results...I couldn't wait to share them with all of you. :)

Here's our family of three...just perfect! :)

My first professional mother/daughter picture! :)

Emilie and Robby.  I love the way she's snuggled up next to him in this picture. :)

I think this one is my favorite of the three of us.  If I still had a room, I'd get a copy to hang on the wall. ;)

I thought this one was cute too. :)

Emilie got tired of pictures pretty quickly, so Beast'sbelle decided it would be fun to get a few nice pictures of Robby and me together.  Then she really went to town with the editing on some of them!  Here are some of our favorites:


The pictures were a lot of fun (who doesn't love an excuse to snuggle with their adorable hubby?), but at the same time, it was rather nice when they were all over.  My smile was starting to freeze in place.  Robby's hip and knee were starting to bug him from all of the standing, too.  And I can't tell you what a relief it was to change from our stuffy, formal clothes into something more comfortable!

After pictures, Beast'sbelle offered to do my hair for me.  She'd noticed how ratty and wild it was getting during the photo shoot. :(  I was grateful for the opportunity to have my hair more contained again, but I really detest having Beast'sbelle do my hair.  

Normally Robby or Rapunzel help me out, but every once in a while Beast'sbelle gets a bee in her bonnet and decides to do my hair for me.  It wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the way she wedges me between her knees so she can have both hands free.  And let me tell you, the lady's not all that great at being gentle with hair care (just ask her 3 daughters!).  Still, I have to admit, I was thrilled with the way my hair turned out:   

I felt like Rapunzel or something (the movie character, not my best friend). ;)

The only downside was that it showed my missing hair plugs. :(  I'm really trying to get past the whole vanity thing, but it's not working very well. ;)

My favorite part of the day was settling down next to Beast'sbelle's bookshelf with Robby and Emilie, surrounded by peace and quiet.  

That's all for took FOREVER and I'm pretty wiped out.  I hope you all enjoy the photo shoot!  I'll have more for you soon.  Until next time! :)

P.S.  I made a new header with a few of the new pictures, so as always, I'm adding a copy of my old header in this post. :)

Friday, March 1, 2013

A Few Updates

Goodness, I've really got to be better at keeping up with this blog!  I'm sorry it's been a while.  I really want to get back to my original plan of posting once a week, even if I don't have anything exciting to say. :}

I don't have much to share today.  We've been laying pretty low since Beast'sbelle's girls have all been home sick this week.  Sigh.  It's always a long haul through three sets of colds!  We're usually confined to Beast'sbelle's room, listening to loud, incessant coughing and trying to ignore the strong smell of Vics that permeates the house.

I did want to let everyone know that Rapunzel has fully recovered from her surgery.  A couple of weeks of rest and gentle exercise, and she's as good as new.  Actually, to be honest, she's better than new.  All that extra poseability has given her much more energy.

 I know it doesn't really make sense...maybe knowing how poseable she is now makes her eager to try every single pose she can think of! ;)  Anyhow, she's enjoying her new body and having fun teasing her husband about her awesome new bendable knees (Eugene is always complaining about his stiff Disney Store knees that limit his activity). ;)

In other news, we've changed locations again.  Beast'sbelle has been in another one of her rearranging moods (surprise, surprise) and has decided to move us down to the dresser in front of the bookshelves.  This suits all of us better than the top of the shelves.  I'm especially relieved that Robby can get around much easier now. It's embarrassing for him to have to ask for too much help.

Oh, and in case you're wondering, we haven't changed out of our Valentine's Day attire because Beast'sbelle keeps talking about getting some nice family pics of the three of us.  I hope she gets to it soon.  I'd really like to change into something more comfortable that doesn't leave my shoulders bare. :}

I guess that's about all for now.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  More to come! :)