Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

August 15, 2012

Don't Blink, You May Not See One Again....

I hate, loathe, despise and Greatly Dislike having my picture taken.  I have shied away from the camera for years; since the early 90s.  

My dear friend from SHS, Mary, was in town from Idaho and we met up with her, her mom Frannie and Marsha, for lunch and drinks at Taverna, in Sandwich.  Frannie and Russell have known each other a long time and she loves him very much....loves getting her Bear hugs.   

Here's a pic of Frannie and Russell.

I've known Mary since we were kids.  This was taken on July 4th, 1979, of Marybeth, Sue, Mary and Me. She had just ended her 7th grade year and me, my 9th.  Yes, go ahead and say it, I had big boobs at that age. lol  Oh come on you know you were thinking it.  ;-D 

Here's Mary and Frannie outside Taverna.  Aren't they adorable?

Mary took one of me and Russell.  It's the first and only one of us that exists.  I didn't like it and was kinda bummed out about it.  I untagged myself and agonized for days.  My friends, and my honey, were perplexed as to my attitude about it.  So out of love and respect for him, I am posting it here for you to see, and I made it my profile pic on Facebook.  Marsha said it's our official engagement picture.  We definitely are as happy as we look, and everyone thinks we make a really cute couple.  I think so too.  Enjoy this photo because you won't see another one with me in it for a looooooooong time.  

Mary also took this adorable picture of Russell.   Isn't he the cutest thing?    


  1. Awwwwww, you guys are cute. Thanks for sharing JoJo. I know that was hard for ya.

  2. I love these JoJo,I almost felt as if I was there. OMG! I hope I dont see ANOTHER comment from you about you being a sight not to see,thats just crazy thinking,and I dont know why,you OBVIOUSLY DONT know the deffinition of beautiful!!!!!!!

    I so loved all the picks,loved seeing your squee,and Maryand mom,Michelle.

    I want a bear hug :)

  3. Jo, I know it's hard to take a picture, but you look lovely. And trust me, the people in your life love the pictures of you. :)

  4. YAY! You posted a photo of yourself!!!!!!!!
    Hey, I HATE photos of myself, too. I think I am the ugliest thing since sliced bread, I really do. But we have to stop being so hard on ourselves!!!!
    WE ARE WHO WE ARE and we have wonderful men in our lives who think we are beautiful. And seriously? That's all that matters.
    I think you look adorable, JoJo - your inner light shows through and what a gorgeous smile you have.
    I hear ya, though... stupid cameras...
    And hey, I wasn't thinking big boobs but now that you mention it, I'm jealous.

  5. Yeah! I'm totally paranoid about pictures of myself too. There are a few hidden in my blog. One is a group photo of our trip to Alaska two years ago, and one is from the 2011 A-Z challenge. It's U for Unveiling and I took no less than FORTY-SEVEN self portraits with my iPhone before I was satisfied.
    You guys are a cute couple - the low flows from the page. Lucky girl. How long have you been together? My Engineer and I will hit 29 years on 12/20. Been married since 6/20/1992. Engineers do take a bit of time to make up their minds...LOL.
    Tina @ Life is Good

  6. Nice pics JoJo! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time. You and Russell are such a cute couple.

    I have picture dread too and always feel like I end up looking awful in them. Have to tell you though that you look great and it was wonderful to have a face to go with the name :)

  7. Well, I think this should be your profile picture on Blogger - it's that good, JoJo. You have a look of pure happiness - you both do and it brightened my day to see that love between you =)

  8. Very nice pic! You shouldn't be so shy. I don't know if I ever saw you "live" before!


  9. It's great to finally be able to put a face to JoJo. I know it was hard posting it. It took me two years to finally put mine up and I think everyday of taking it down still. You guys are adorable :)

  10. Lovely picture :0)

  11. You look so happy and radiant.

  12. You two are soooo cute! :D And you both look so happy!!! :D


  13. Look at that smile!!!

    Love the pic Jo-Jo!

    Now you need to use that for your Blogger pic so I don't keep thinking you're some guy from TV ;)

    Never, ever shy away from the camera - it's wonderful to put a face to the name!

  14. I see two happy people who were on 'delay' in time but found each other. I think it's beautiful!

  15. I tend to shy away from the camera too....but really, Jo - this picture of you and your intended, is absolutely beautiful, joyful and wonderful. I'm glad to get a look at you! :) You two look so happy. Thanks for sharing, pretty lady!

  16. What a sweet picture of the two of you. You will have to have wedding pictures!! Might as well suck it in. You will make a beautiful bride~!


  17. Nice rack, JoJo! ;-)

    Glad to see you and your man looking so happy together. :-)
    Some Dark Romantic

  18. Thank you everyone. You are all too kind. :D