The Casting Dock

columbus day highlights

Say hello to my mom, y’all.

She’s an energetic, fun-loving 60 year old, but ever since she hit the big 5-0 mark, she’s been obsessed with the idea of bringing back a little youth via a facelift. So every once in a while she yanks the skin back on the sides of her face, turns to me and says, “How about this, Lis?” This weekend was no exception.

I tell her I think she looks like a fish and she should just stroll into aging gracefully cuz she’s holding up alright for 60. I think she likes the fish though.

Anyway, she was up for the long weekend and it’s the first time I’ve seen her in the year 2011 (gasp!)–longest stretch in my life without a little mom time. We spent some quality family time in Maine with my aunt and uncle. And Jerome, of course.

He still doesn’t like that lens in his face, but he obliged.

I think my Uncle Wes, for as much as he enjoys having me around, is probably pretty glad that he escaped a daughter of his own. While he was certainly a good sport, I don’t think he enjoyed the camera in his face either (he and Jerry are kindred spirits) and I certainly don’t think he enjoyed the incessant question asking/processing/debriefing that occurs with a table or car full of women.

I can’t say that our photo shoot was an A+ experience for Uncle Wes either…but with much prodding, I finally got a winner of these two:

Lastly, it should be noted that this weekend a giant host of my friends, led by my friend Keith, chipped in to buy my mom a new bike as a thank you for all of the times she has allowed us to stay at her house in Maine free of charge. She was completely shocked. COMPLETELY shocked. And she couldn’t stop talking about, showing off, and enjoying her bike all weekend. I’m pretty sure it was the cutest thing ever. Thanks Keith&Co. You really made her day. And mine.

5 comments

1 Lindsey { 10.10.11 at 9:23 pm }

YAY! You’re back! I’ve missed your blog! :)

2 bryan { 10.12.11 at 2:09 am }

Wow, nice photos. Noche looks great. She don’t need no face lift. I think you were also very photogenic in these pictures, Lisa. Uncle Wes is looking pretty youthful himself.

I think I will have to point out this blog post to the Noche so that she can check it out.

I think Lindsey speaks for all us. You’re back!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

3 Craig W { 10.13.11 at 10:05 am }

Very nice, Lisa. The photograph of your uncle is really top shelf.

4 Mama Logan { 10.17.11 at 7:57 am }

The pictures are wonderful! The one of you mom and Uncle Wes is a definite keeper!! Glad you finally got to see you Mama!

5 Speaker for the Dead — The Casting Dock { 05.29.12 at 8:59 pm }

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