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Friday, October 09, 2009

Deep In the Hundred-Acre Wood

Little Christopher Robin


Doesn't this picture remind you of Christopher Robin?  Dang, I should buy her some galoshes.

Because she'd be freakin' adorable in them, and also, because it rains a lot here in our own little woods.

A lot.

I don't like the rain very much.  It makes me gain weight.  No, really.  It does.

Because, when it's raining outside, I don't feel much like getting out of bed.  So, instead of getting up and moving, I do the bare minimum and then sit around (or lie around) reading a book and drinking hot chocolate.  And each day that I do this, I inevitably gain 5 pounds.

I told you rain makes me gain weight.

It's rather unfortunate, really.

Rain is also pretty cold.  And wet.  And a little bit dark and dreary on the side. And I'm a little bit alarmed at the rate at which daylight hours are disappearing! Just last week, I swear it was still light at 8 pm, and now it's getting dark around 7:15. And you all saw the darkness of our morning bus stop. It's only October, and we're still on Daylight Savings Time!

I'm scared!


Rain, Rain Go Away! 
 
(So is Chloe.)
 

Rainy Day


Not Bria, though.

She rather likes the rain.

(And, I suppose Chloe is prepared should it rain all day and flood the streets.  Please remind me to retire those jeans she is wearing. She is looking a little bit like JoJo's Circus about now.  Yikes!)

PS  These pictures make me happy.  Happy enough that I'll forgive the rain for a while.

29 comments :

  1. I quite like rain, until it turn into snow. We're supposed to get our first tonight. (Sob.)

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  2. Way to make lemons into leman- aid. Like always love the photos.

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  3. I'm with Bria---I LOVE the rain. I also love the idea of curling up to read with a cup of hot chocolate. Hmm---really wishing I wasn't at work right now.

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  4. Don't gain weight, don't gain weight, don't gain weight!!

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  5. I will definitely take rain over snow.

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  6. I love the rain, when I don't have something planned outside... like a picnic, or a concert, or a parade. Cause then the rain just ruins plans, and that isn't any fun. But I LOVE the rain when I have nothing to do, except sleep, and look dreamily out the window.

    And I love the way the mountains smell after the rain. That might be the very best part.

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  7. They look adorable! I never thought about it before but he rain makes me gain weight too. I am going to limit my hot chocolate intake this Winter. I will NOT undo all my hard work to lose weight during the Summer.(hopefully)

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  8. i freakin' love the rain! i have no idea why i live in the desert.

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  9. Bria and Chloe are standing the exact same way w/ their legs out - so funny! I must say that I like the rain, but I don't love being cold. And I can't get out of bed when it's dark outside, I just can't do it!

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  10. Silly Ol' Bear! I love it. I really like your photography. I also really really really love rain. Great pictures of the girls!

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  11. I don't know why I'm tearing up right now. Probably because I know how far away those sweet faces are. (wipe)

    I love rainy days. We don't get enough of them here I say.

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  12. Love the pictures! Love your writings! Very clever you are. Enjoy the rain for now. It's snowing and snowing and freezing cold here. I could go for rain about now.

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  13. Bria looks so old in that last one... I don't know why. But she does.
    I am not a big rain fan either...

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  14. What adorable pictures! I love the rain so much and need you to come take pictures of my little boy playing in it.

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  15. Gotta admit how cute they look with their umbrellas! Cuties!

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  16. I'm from Washington and I feel the exact same way about too much sunshine. It actually irritates me. We're spending the weekend in Vegas for the BYU game and I'm actually dreading the hot weather.

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  17. I love the rain and I love those pictures...but I can see how it would be really annoying for you ;) How is everything going? We miss you guys here...

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  18. I love Chloe's expression! Very cute pictures.

    I'm a fan of the rain, but only for so long. It gets to me after awhile.

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  19. I am so exceedingly lame, but thank you so saying you LIE in bed and read, not LAY. It brought me joy.

    (Great pics.)

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  20. Lara! The girls are SO SO cute!!! We miss you all terribly :( Hope everything is going well and that the girls are loving school. Michigan looks like a fun adventure so far! I want to see your red kitchen when you get it done :) Send everyone our love! Brittany (and Nate)

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  21. I love the umbrellas! And her pants are just a tad short so you can see how cute her shoes are. They are all very adorable.

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  22. Mmmmm... Hot Chocolate! That is so worth 5 pounds a day! Love your girls they are so cute! It looks like everything is going well for you out there. Enjoy the rain because soon you will have the dredded snow! Uggh!!

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  23. Tut, tut. Looks like rain!

    That looks EXACTLY like Christopher. What beautiful girls you have! Bria looks so grown up in that last picture. Does that scare the crap out of you?

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  24. I LOVE the one of all three of them--such a great capture of their personalities! And the one of Chloe. And the one of Sophia. So really...all of them. :) By the way, WINTER makes me gain weight.

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  25. I like rain if I stay at home. watching it from the window is fun, walking through it, not :)). the kids are beautiful: scared by rain or not :)! hugs!

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  26. Chloe looks like she's just had a growth spurt. Too cute!
    The weather makes me gain weight, too. Only here it's the snow...
    it has NOTHING to do with the (upcoming - already!) holidays. Of course not...
    :~D

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  27. I love these pictures AND I love the rain, so I guess this post is doubly good in my book!! Hehe!!

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  28. Your pictures are just so full of stories, I love seeing them!

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  29. Darling post title! And I hear ya about the rain and the weight gain. We are having our first day of rain for the season today and it is like nighttime around here. Sometimes I think it sounds cozy to have a (faux) fire going and the lights on low during the day but honestly, we can do that at night--every night. Your girls are adorable, as usual!

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