When Adam was about 3 or 4, he used to tell us, “One more time!” Then after he got his “one more time,” he would say, “Last time!”, so we’d do whatever it was again. If you said “Last time” to him, he would say, “No, no… One more time first!”
Well, I’m saying “One more time” about posting photos of my boys last visit of the summer just in case there could be a “Last time” I’m not aware of right now!
My sweet boy, Adam. He has the most gorgeous eyes. You can’t really tell in this photo, but his eyelashes are the longest I’ve ever seen!
Allen in his happy mood…
…and Allen being very contemplative.
All summer during our Tuesday visits to Dad and Mom’s, my brother Dave (in the background), my sis Jeanne, and Dannye Reigh, have been shooting their bows. Dave and Jeanne are preparing for deer season, while Dannye just enjoys the hobby. Others may grab a bow, too, so there are often several out there shooting. During this summer, Allen has joined in occasionally. Adam wanted to, but he isn’t strong enough to pull back the string yet.
Al seems to really enjoy it.
Here’s Missy, my niece. She is not quite 11, and has been shooting for several years! She and her Dad (Dave) love going to bow shops and archery ranges together. Her interest in archery piqued Allen’s interest, I’m sure – they are just about best friends when he’s here!
Isn’t she just adorable? Missy is our faithful, trustworthy one. When other children might want to cross the line into questionable behavior, Missy is always the voice of reason! What a blessing she is to us!!
My Dannye Reigh may shoot me, but I just had to post these photos of her. She rarely gets her picture taken because she is always the one behind the camera, but I have been collecting these for a few months.
My Dannye Reigh, doing what she loves best!
She went from curly to straight this summer. I love it!
A self portrait – she was testing some new equipment.
I scanned this photo from a glamor shot she did at the request of a precious friend. Dannye is not really comfortable in front of the camera, but our friend is getting back into Mary Kay after many years, and this was one of the promotions she participated in. Dan, Emily, and Sarah went to the event and had makeovers and photos done. Emily and Sarah are naturals as models. While Dannye doesn’t feel natural there, she sure looks it! This is one of my favorite pictures of my Dannye Reigh, because this is how I see her all the time.
Did I ever tell you all that she is named after my older brother, Danny Ray Allen, who died when we were teenagers? He was one of my heroes, and I always wanted to name a daughter after him. Although she gets some odd looks, and even more odd pronunciations of her name, she loves being named after her Uncle Danny, though she never knew him. She isn’t like him in personality (there wasn’t a shy bone in Danny’s body!) but she is like him in that she is also one of my heroes!
Well, enough gushy stuff for today. We are leaving for Michigan in 3 days, and I have MUCH to do!
God bless your day!!