Men in my life




This week looks like a rough one — lots of things going on, many late nights, and a great book to read in whatever spare moments I get.  No time for fun stuff like blogging. So it is time the cheat and look at some of the family photos.  Today we are covering the men in my life.

Below is my beloved spouse (DH in internet lingo) Bob.  The picture is in sepia (as will be other portraits).  In my art class we are learning how to draw faces.  It’s easy to draw a generic face, it’s hard to draw a specific face.  And since I’m using black and white (charcoal and pencils), I wanted gray scale portraits.  But my software does not easily support going to black and white (so much for the great IMAC image processing stuff).  So Sepia is the best I can do.


This is my dad, Bob Lohmann.  This picture comes from his 80th birthday party which was supposed to be a surprise.  Unfortunately someone left a message on my parents machine which he found.  So he pretended to be surprised, but was so eager to get to the restaurant that he and my mom arrived early and were greeting the guests as they came.




This is my father in law, David.  He looks like my husband Bob.  For years, he and my mom in law, helped raise the kids.  So now they are enjoying the empty nest syndrome for the second time in their lives as my kids have all moved out of their house.  It’s hard, but I think they are coping with more trips to lego land and the wild animal park.




This is my brother in law, Garrett.  He looks more his mother than his dad — something you’ll see later this week.  Right now he’s learning how to work again after a 2 month sabatical from his company.  Lucky dog; the longest break I’ve had since high school was 8 weeks when Kat was born.  And that WAS NOT a vacation.



Author: Heres to ART not Cockroaches

Welcome to my life. My life as a mom is changing as the kids grow up, leave home, and build their own lives. This gives me a chance to rebuild myself as an artist, develop a spiritual path, and most fun of all, start going out on dates with my husband. Come here the stories about the small things in life that can make one very happy. Dogs running on a beach, great breakfast dates, kids and their adventures, and my own adventures in this wacky life. I'll share some of my progress in learning art while juggling a full time job as an engineer. And best of all, it's a chance for me to practice writing stories while keeping in touch with my kids. I look forward to hearing from you. Comments, thoughts, and invitations to meet for coffee are all welcomed. Enjoy the stories.

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