Well, we're getting ready for 4th of July weekend here at the Nagle5 household. Charming is heading off to Seattle to spend some time with some of his college buddies and Grandpa John and Nana are heading up to the Pacific Northwest today spend the weekend with us and take care of some property business that requires their hands-on attention. We're having a barbecue tonight, Game Night on the 4th, and who knows what for the 5th and 6th. Before we begin all of that, however, it is time for Friday Photo Flashback. Remember, to see what everyone else dug up, head over to Alicia's at More Than Words and join the party.
I found this photo when I was cleaning up stuff from the "great desk move" and it made me smile. It was taken with a Polaroid camera (the kind where the picture spits out of the camera and you have to wait for it to develop). The photographer was the agent associate with CalVet who was helping us buy our first ever house. The little ones and I were just outside the patio door. Since we bought a house we had been renting, we were always there when the guy had to come check whatever. One of the things that stands out after all these years was that during the process we found out that we were "low income". I remember running home laughing and telling Superman, "We're low income...I told you we don't have enough money!" We laughed about it...we knew that regardless of the statistics, we were truly blessed. I was almost 37 at the time and I remember being so happy. (The CalVet process took SIX MONTHS, so we really got to know the guy.) As you can see, that was during one of my "dark hair" phases (hey, Angelika and LA, what do you all think?)...Buttercup was just 1 and Valiant was 4...it was 9 years ago from this summer. My, how time flies.