Friday, October 22, 2010

Two Rocks

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It was a no school Friday so we made a trip down to Montrose, Missouri to visit Dave's mom and step-dad. On the road I spent the whole time reading Town and Country and Harper's Bazaar Magazines. Just when I thought I'd reached my limit of overly sexed advertisements for expensive watches and perfume...I turned the page and saw a naked man covering his groin with a cologne bottle. No really, I almost spit out my water in a fit of laughter. That man, he's alive somewhere on this globe, and what in the world would he think about fishing, and rifles, and hot dogs, and pears from a tree in the middle of Missouri? Oh the dichotomy. I wonder what a life glamorized in those glossy pages would feel like. I'll be honest, I haven't a clue. But all day long the sky was soft and cloudy and the wind was blowing. The open expanses invited introspection. There are certainly endless ways to fill a day. I feel refreshed and peaceful tonight, so I'm content with the way I filled mine.

13 comments:

Lora said...

oh gracious! Roman's camo has got to be the cutest thing I have ever seen! man I want to just squish him!

I'm in a constant state of shock of the things they can show on tv, movies, magazines! A bottle over the groin! sheesh- hopefully it was a rather large bottle

Sean and Janet Eyring said...

Do I dare ask what those things are hanging on the barbed wire fence? I'm thinking some kind of animal carcass, but can't quite make it out.

Oh, and the look on you son's face while holding the rifle? Classic!
Miss you guys!

PAINTER said...

Catfish heads

Christy said...

Yikes! I wish I could say I was surprised by the cologne ad. Sick sick sick. Kind of makes you want to be a hermit, doesn't it?

Great shots-- I feel like I was there! Oh my lands, is little miss lily really shooting a gun? Love you guys.

*K*R*I*S*T*Y* said...

Someday I hope you hardback all of your blogging.And I will buy it :) That ad gives a whole new meaning to buying our men cologne!So THATS what its for!haha

Kellie said...

Yay for down-to-earth living :). One has to wonder who thought that 'eau de crotch' was a great idea to start with and why no one else in the meeting said, "That's stupid." Instead - "Brilliant! Let's run that one."

Hmm.

Bailey Family said...

Fun time in the country! Those are the memories your children will cherish. We should all take a trip down sometime!

Nicole said...

I love reading your posts, Tara...so great with words!

And I really dig the picture of the pears!

Isaura said...

i love. love . love . the picture of your little annie oakley. she's even go the eye closed thing going on. the documentation of your outing is the script of a perfect fall scenario. love it!

Lauri said...

I love love love the one of Lily with the gun . . . squinting and working so hard on her aim. Classic! Sounds like your family is having so much fun. Hope you guys are well.

meg said...

Yes, sometimes I feel out of step as a frumpy homemaker, but then I think, "I'm good with that."

Your pictures are priceless, as always. Looks like a great weekend!

L-squared said...

Your pictures are to die for and you are so great with words. Isn't it funny how very, very different two people's lives can be? I'm happy to be here in the midwest too. Your children will cherish these memories forever!

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