Monday, September 29, 2014

Around Here

Feeling: proud of the way my girls swam at Saturday's Invite.  The whole team was AWESOME. 
Wanting:  a week's vacation by the ocean.  Any ocean.
Needing:  to do a major spring cleaning.
Wishing:  Christy lived next door.  Or downstairs.
Fearing:  the tiny mouse that is currently living at the bottom of the garage steps to the basement.
Loving:  fall.  I love sweater weather.  I love pumpkins.  I love the leaves.  I love football.
Studying:  Galatians.  Again.  One can never get enough of the Fruit of the Spirit, right?
Craving:  Qdoba's chicken jambalaya.  I've really got to cut it out.  Seriously.
Reading:  Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas.
Creating:  a mini book of this summer's BPSC fun.
Working: on finding a part time job.
Missing: seeing Emily's face every day.
Looking forward to:  seeing Maddie all dolled up on Saturday night.

What are you up to today?



Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fall Photo Shoot

 Well, Hello There!

It's been a while, huh?  SO much has happened since I last posted here:  Emily left for college, Maddie was inducted into National Honor Society, Jack got his braces removed, and John has been to Costa Rica.  Now that life has settled into a new "normal", I think it's high time I get back to blogging.
 I struggled with how to jump back in, but then Emily came home for the weekend, and the stars and the moon aligned, and I got all three kids to agree to a photo session and the result is some pretty darn amazing photos of the people I love the most in the whole, wide world.  Life is good.

 I packed up the kids, blew up a couple of humongous balloons, and we headed over to the trail.  I love taking pictures on the trail, especially when these guys are out to supervise:
The kids were great and humored me by posing whichever way I wanted.

I had quite an adventure getting my jumbo balloons filled.  I finally found a place that would do it.  It was kind of fun to play with them a bit:

 John was the official holder of the giant balloons between shots.  How cute does he look holding them?!?
 I asked him if I could make that his new profile picture, but he said no.  One last fun shot:
It feels good to be blogging again!  Thanks for stopping by!