Saturday, February 11, 2012

February Photos, Day Ten: Self Portrait

I'm going to have a bit of fun with this one.  None of these are new pictures, but they're all photos I really like.

This was my first Blogger profile photo; I took it in Hawaii, with the camera propped up on my desk, sitting on the floor with my back to the couch.  I don't know why that seemed like a good idea, but it did.
I was...hmm...Twenty-five?  'Round about that age, anyhow.  I am pretty sure I was pregnant with Esther, or maybe I'd just had her.  So, 24 or 25.  I look really young to me here.

 This was my profile picture for a while.  Me and the older girls.  I'm not real sure about the vintage of this one--'08, I think, but don't quote me.  It looks like that because I set the camera on my bedside table that at the time held a high-velocity fan, so the wind's in our faces.

This is the large version of my current profile shot.  It's a couple of years old; I am pretty sure I took it in 2009, slightly before my 30th birthday.  This represents about the only time the whole "hold the camera at arm's length & hit the shutter button" thing ever worked out for me.  My hair is still really long, by the way; it's just put up here.  I usually look like this, more or less, because unless it's chilly out, my hair is pulled back.  Long hair loose is like having a cat on your neck.

This is another, rare, arm's length shot.  I wanted a picture of me holding Marie to put on Facebook.  When she was tiny, my chest was actually her favorite place to sleep.  None of the older girls would ever sleep up there, but Marie loved it.  She still will sometimes, but she's well over 20lbs now and that makes it hard to breathe.
 Similar to the other one.  Me and all the girls.  This was from September of last year, and looks like it was probably taken with the webcam on Erik's old computer, then run through Pixlr-o-Matic.

Last one, from earlier this year.  New glasses that look a whole lot like the old glasses (glasses & hair see very little change from me).  As I said in the Facebook caption: Red lipstick & a Spurs shirt. All I need now is 6" of bangs hairsprayed up in the air & I've got the quintessential SA look.


breda said...

I like the fierce momma look you have in the photo of you holding Marie. Also, you have great eyebrows!

Sabra said...

I think I either had a headache or was exhausted or both in that picture. Newborn days all go fuzzy sometimes.

And thanks for the compliment; it's nice to know they don't look too bad since I refuse to do anything to them!

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