I have a good excuse for posting my favorite photos of the week today instead of yesterday...
I spent yesterday morning on the University of Texas campus, snapping photo after photo of Daniel dressed in his graduation robe and cap in front of the Tower, the Littlefield Fountain, Battle Hall, a row of beautiful old oaks, a turtle pond, a greenhouse... and then a few more without the robe and cap.
I knew my favorite of the week would be one of those so I waited until today to post it. Er, them. (I can do that because it's my blog!)
Professionals took photos of him before and after graduation, but honestly, they weren't very good. I decided to give it a shot getting a better one myself.
And, by golly, I think I did!
He was such a good sport, strolling around campus in his robe for an hour or so in the heat, giving me ideas on where to take the shots, standing wherever I directed him, letting me take "just one more, Daniel..."
There are a few shots where his face reflects, um, less exuberance than I felt, plus a few silly faces and one yawn, but I love those, too. And somehow he managed to keep pulling out smiles for me until I decided I had enough.
It was so hard to decide what to post as my favorites, but this first one is a classic pose for Daniel and that's why I chose it.
(He's struck "The Thinker" in Yellowstone National Park, Arizona, Big Bend... everywhere! Maybe I should create a coffee table book of all those Thinkers...)
I picked this next one even though he's not in his robe and hat because it was one of the last I took, and he's still smiling!
Plus, I just think it's really good of him.
I love the colors in the first one, but also like it in black and white, so you get both versions.
(I'll post some of the others later, either here or on Confessions.)
And now for my week of Sweet! moments...
Saturday: finding "treasure" at a church garage sale (extra Sweet! - just spending $2 for all of it!)
Sunday: pink toenails!
Monday: a walk down a country road with two goofy dogs on a hot summer afternoon
Tuesday: progress on a project (in my case, my book)
Wednesday: finally selling something you posted on Craig's List after being stood up half a dozen times, and deciding it was worth all the hassle because they're such sweet people
Thursday: soothing notes from a daughter's flute floating out from behind a bedroom door
Friday: early morning photo shoot with new college graduate/son; hearing a big brother giving job interview advice to his little brother.
Saturday: waking energized from a full (and rare) eight hours of sleep to a wide open day, full of possibilities
Now I'm off to wrestle my to-do list into a manageable size. Hope you have a fun, or productive or whatever-you-want-it-to-be Saturday!
If you have time, share some of your Sweet! moments from the past week with me.