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chuck and i had a short, but sweet, visit in phoenix over the weekend. saw dad, who looked great...a little fatigued, but up and around and easing into a strange new lifestyle, one that includes a restrictive diet and exercise. yes, you CAN teach an old dog new tricks. visited with bev and her son, curt, stayed with vicki (my biological mom) and her husband, john...and i was SO happy to see pam (my sis) and sean (my nephew), after a long 4 year absence. all this activity within a 24 hour span..i'm left wondering if it was just a dream?? chuck was such the trooper, driving us there on little sleep and whisking us back on such short notice...power reuniting, it's the wave of the future.

me, dad, and pam..dad muttered 'my girls..' as this picture was being taken

me, sean, and pam

chuck (the king of hand held photos), me, and pammy

me and pam...i love you PAMMY!!!!!

sean and pam (chuck took this shot-i love it! this is classic pam and sean, horsing around...we're always left guessing, 'who's the parent and who's the child?')

sean and pam in true form, circa 1988, taken at the iowa state fair

me, circa 1987, (as long as we're in nostalgic mode) obviously taken before i owned tweezers ;D


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Feb. 21st, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC)

awh, i'm so glad to hear all is ok! :)
Feb. 21st, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)
what a relief..yah.
he's got a long road ahead of him, recovery wise, but it could've been SO much worse.
Feb. 21st, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC)
Glad your dad is ok. He's super cute. Totally Arizona I can tell by the mountains. Heh.
Feb. 21st, 2006 07:16 pm (UTC)
hee hee..
i SO wanted to go poking around that mountain in the background. we were right off towne st. (near 13th) i was struck at how many plaza malls there are in phoenix???...and thrift stores!!! eeeeeee. must go back someday. (we found a hair salon called 'curl up and dye' on dunlap and HAD to take a picture!!!)
Feb. 21st, 2006 07:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah the mountains are fun to climb around on. There are tons and tons of malls in Phoenix. Way too many. There is a salon near my house called 'Cut and Dye'. I like that one. Heh.
Feb. 28th, 2006 07:34 am (UTC)
haha! curl up and dye!! love it.

we have shearlock combs here, and that makes me happy.

Feb. 21st, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
good trip
Glad to hear things are ok. When I saw the picture with Chuck in it I could tell immediately that it was a hand held. Chuck always has a look about him, intense in getting the shot.
Feb. 21st, 2006 07:19 pm (UTC)
Re: good trip
HAHA!! what a cute-nic he is..
it's all in the extension!
we MUST come back and see you next time. (and your bro's mongo turtle!!)
Feb. 21st, 2006 09:36 pm (UTC)
Re: good trip
Yes sorry we missed you. One of these days you guys will come and stay. I even had Tacos planned for dinner!
Feb. 21st, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)
aww! dad is cute!

are you and pam both adopted? [you knew i had to ask! lol!]
Feb. 21st, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC)
nope, just me. i was bough...uh...adopted almost specifically because my folks wanted a sister for pam...they didn't wanna risk popping out another boy!!! lucky me!!!!
Feb. 21st, 2006 11:52 pm (UTC)
yeah, she looks a lot like your dad, that's why I was wondering.

that's funny, that's basically why I was adopted. My parents had two sons and they definitely wanted a girl.
Feb. 22nd, 2006 12:06 am (UTC)
isn't it wild, that adoption was so non-chalant back then? i'm surprised we didn't come with a 30 day money back guarantee..

i'm continually pinching myself though, cuz i really lucked out in the family department. if my mom hadn't given me up, (and she chose the same path), i would've been an only child...which would've sucked beyond belief. yea for siblings.
Feb. 21st, 2006 08:47 pm (UTC)
Great pics, and glad you got to get in to town to see your dad!!
Feb. 21st, 2006 11:42 pm (UTC)
aaah thanks..i'm notorious for bringing a camera, but NEVER remembering to have pictures taken...one of the many nasty habits i'm trying to break. ;D

on a side note...i really love your icon. i'm sure it's a re-worked photo of yours??? the chocolaty background makes me happy...and hungry?
Feb. 21st, 2006 11:50 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, I wish it was a reworked photo. It's actually the duvet cover that I am coveting, the "drift" pattern from Amenity. It just makes me so happy to look at it, I need it everywhere. I can't wait till I can buy it.
Feb. 21st, 2006 11:59 pm (UTC)
ooop. that site is delicious! thanks for the link.
i just added it to my 'mod' bookmarks! we live in a post mod home (with an IKEA budget), but it never hurts to window shop..and save for that extra special duvet!
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Feb. 22nd, 2006 12:09 am (UTC)
hee hee..
Feb. 22nd, 2006 10:33 am (UTC)

tweezers are overrated, you know............
Feb. 22nd, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)
let me know when the uni-brow is back 'in.'
...the maintenance is killin' me!
Feb. 28th, 2006 07:44 am (UTC)
speaking of all things unibrow...

i got my brows waxed last wednesday at the hair salon i go to. forty yrs old and the first time my brows have been touched since my mom first tortured me with a tweezer when i was 12 or 13. and possibly the last time! it took like 6 days (um... that's today!) before i could touch the "cleaned up" part of my brow area without squirming.

perhaps i'm just a whimp, a brow-wiennie, but i think i'm DOnE with wax hair removal experimentation.

Feb. 22nd, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
What wonderful pics of a great family! I especially love the cute pics of a young Dr. B (holy cow, you look 12 in that pic!!! :o)...
Feb. 22nd, 2006 05:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Aww!
hee hee heeeeee.
yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah, i was 12 back in 1987...let's just keep that dream alive, shall we?
thanks ricky, you've managed to boost this 'ol doc's ego, once again. ;D

Feb. 28th, 2006 07:32 am (UTC)

These pictures are wonderful!!! Excellent pix, as usual, Chuck!!!! Pammy- incase you're reading this, you look great!!!! I haven't seen you in years... like, since that one time in iowa maybe???? or did i not see you but just swung by to pick up becky, when we got our bellies pierced???? were you home then???? if not... yeegadz. the last time i saw you was at the beckykalevent???? no way. i had to have seen you at some point since then... wow. anyway, whenever it was, it was way too long ago. you look awesome, and yowza! sean is all grown up!! he's such a cutie!!!!!!! and i love the pam and sean picture- total classic fer shur. and the vintage becky and pammy shots... talk about a time warp. it flashed me back to the becky warhol photo i took of you at isu and that time i rode my bike all the way out to visit you when you were staying at pam's. happy memories of our crazy days in IOway. chocolate milk, fortune cookies, the three on the tree buick and lots of beetles and antz!!!!!!

ahhh... sweet days....
Feb. 28th, 2006 05:49 pm (UTC)
AAAAAAAH!!!! you don't know how CLOSE i was to using the andy warhol shot!!!! it was in the same batch...the one above you took (i think) in pete's car on our way to some such bar when you were visiting ames...those WERE the days..

driving at 3 am in the fog after downing a box of fortune cookies, john waters films at K's house chowing on snickers ice cream bars, and hitting up econo foods..CUPCAKE run!!!!! 'SPRiNKLES SPRiNKLES, i want SPRiNKLES!!!!'

hmmm. i must be hungry! ;D
Mar. 1st, 2006 07:34 am (UTC)
that's one of my favorite pix of you! that would have been a nice surprise to have seen that on your site. you know i have the beatle you photo that susie choi took up in my tap office now. that's a fun one to look at! i'm in some weird 80's white pimp hat and white get-up holding a beatles album. remember that one?

ah... 3am foggy drives. near bliss...
Mar. 1st, 2006 07:43 am (UTC)
i DOOOOO remember that photo...i think i had to borrow a clove ciggie from paul w. to complete 'the look.' and i remember your 'HEY! it's paul on the album, it's paul in real life!' expression. HAHAHA

i'll post the andy warhol shot soon...i'm in such nostalgic mode!
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