Sunday, November 11, 2012

Another Mish Mash: Before & After


Before the wall came down..


and after...


Before a commercial athlete

 after (now) a family member.

chase, age 6, newly adopted 

Before too long this is good to know

because it makes after a whole lot easier

Before JB makes these wristlets, 
she is not as confident as she is after, 
when it's so obvious how fabulous they are...


Before I get too down for any reason 

I remember I have this in my life 

and shortly after I stop lamenting...


Before a five year old little girl and I sat here, 

under the stairwell of her school, 

because bad things happened to her. 

Now, after all that, she has been adopted and has a family...


and finally: 

                                                                               


Before, a favorite picture of my soon to be 

97 year old Mother  


but she says she looks strange
















so after, the one she likes better....


Wishing you all a very good week, 
love
kj


18 comments:

  1. 97! Those are some great genes going on!

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    1. I think about those genes too. I know my daughter has my Mother's spirit. I hope maybe me too xoxo

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  2. haha great pictures of her...i think she looks great for 97...saw my 90 yr old gramma this weekend...without the wall it makes the room open up very nicely....

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    1. Gosh Brian, your grandmother is younger than my mother?! See, I forget about age sometimes on the blogs. So I am older than you :-)

      Love
      kj

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  3. Kj, Love this, all of it. Your mom is darling.
    xoxo

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  4. The kitchen looks great. And I love that saying about letting one person out of seven billion ruin your day.

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    1. It's a good point. Isn't it? :-)

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  5. love the shot of your dear mama having herself a good old laugh - partly what keeps us alive and healthy in my opinion (just like what those old reader's digest columns said haha!)

    lovelove the pictures of chase (such a sweet punim!!) and jb's wristlets!!! and finally, your kitchen is to die for - any dish that comes out of that place must be filled with love.

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    1. Amanda, I have to say I love my kitchen! It is not modern or fancy but it is a place and space I love to be in. Thanks for your kind words. Always.

      Love
      kj

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  6. kj,
    This is a lovely post, and just helped me smile.Thanks!
    I like both photos of your Mom, but must say I like the first very much, with her wonderful smile.
    Chase - well it makes me so happy to see him comfortable, and obviously happy.
    Brenda

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    1. Brenda, I like that photo of my mom too. It is how I will always want to remember her.

      Chase is 'becoming'. He is aloof in many ways but we plan to charm him into submission :-)

      Love
      kj

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  7. Love this before and after post -- love Chase, love Rose, love the new kitchen, and literacy lounge (you do such good work). Love you!
    xo

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    1. Melissa, the literacy lounge was the tucked in creation of a wise librarian. Zebra stripes in a poor school. How cool!

      Love love
      kj

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  8. What a great post. And I love both photos of your Mom but somehow the first one conveys her joy so I really like that one!
    And I love that poster reminding us not to let that one person get us down, so easy to say, so hard to remember! xx

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    1. Hi Kay , it's such a relief to be grateful!!

      And yes, hard to remember. I'm working on it big time . I want to coast without upset as often as possible

      Love
      kj

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  9. Whoa! She looks FAB for 97!

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  10. HI KJ"s MOM!!!! love both your pics

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