Saturday, July 13, 2013

Runaway Time

It has been too long.  I remembered a picture I took way back of my second guy and his favorite shoes so tonight I went back and read some of my first blog postings.  How has time flown by so fast?  The days that felt like they would never end did and now my first baby hugs me and I realize he is up to my shoulders and not so little anymore.  And our youngest right here, who was turning one just half a second ago, is two and a half going on 5 as he tries to keep up with his big brothers.  It flies...this time that seems to stand still (especially on a rough day).  Someone told me the next thing I'll know my kids will be going off to college and I think tonight is the first time I truly feel what they were talking about.  I love Psalm 90:12 "Teach me to number my days that I may gain a heart of wisdom."  I need wisdom to treasure the days I have with my guys.  This is my prayer today - for wisdom and joy in these days that sometimes feel endless...and years that fly by.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Caterpillar Friends

This boy loves creatures!  If it moves, crawls, flies, or runs he lights up like someone's given him the best present he could ever imagine.  His daddy brought these guys home from work one day and for the next week he was out a dozen or more times a day checking on them in his bug jar well supplied with fresh water and leaves.  I realized they are the first "pet" he had ever had...too bad one of the boys let them out before we got to see them transform!  I love his nurturing nature and the way he loves animals.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Summer Love

This is my picture I'm submitting for a photography contest at Rock My Photography. I love love love this sweet moment of my husband and our second son fishing together at one of our favorite White Mountains spots.


Saturday, April 21, 2012

A Park and Three Boys

We live in the desert.  It's dry, hot, and there isn't much that's green here unless you count all the cactus and native trees that pretty much look the same year round.  Don't get me wrong, I love it here.  It has it's own beauty when you know where to look.  We chose to stay here to be close to family, enjoy the gorgeous sunsets, be able to hike and be outside 9 months out of the year (the other three feel like you've stepped into an oven and are baking at 350 degrees), and soak in lots of sunshine.  But I have to admit, some of my favorite places here remind me more of some of the beautiful places I traveled to when I was young.  With that said, this is by far my favorite park here.  It has gorgeous green grass year round (something you almost never see where we are), a stunning view of the mountains, and trees surrounding the perimeter making it feel secluded and hidden away.  Final bonus: when I'm there my favorite people are always with me.  I will forever love this picture.

Friday, April 20, 2012

How Could He Be One Already?

He's one!  He loves to laugh and smile, copy his big brothers, open and close doors, drawers and boxes, play chase and peek-a-boo, and go on adventures outside.  He's just figured out how to stick his tongue out and will do it if we ask him to.  The funniest part is when he laughs at himself with his funny little chuckle because he's so pleased with himself.  His hair has a mind of it's own and has grown into a mohawk without any encouragement, but it fits his spunky personality so we've just gone with it.  He's learned a few signs and that has significantly reduced the frustration level for everyone.  We love knowing what he's thinking and wanting and so enjoy when he initiates "conversation".  This year has flown's been an amazing, wonderful year.


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Baby Abigail

I had the most wonderful time shooting this precious 7 day old baby girl! She belongs to an amazing family and is so loved by her parents and big brother. I was blessed they asked me to spend time with them and capture this fleeting newborn stage that will be gone in the blink of an eye. I loved spending the morning with this sweet girl and her mom and grandma!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Right Now...It's Definitely Summer!

It's definitely summer! We had a swimming/movie/baking day over at our house earlier with one of my girlfriends and her two little girls. Such a fun morning!

I have to say these are the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever tasted hands down! The best part is we froze half of the dough in big balls so we can have freshly baked cookies another time. Ok, so maybe that's not the best part because then I want fresh cookies all the time...that's where much self control is needed just about now. No, I'm not headed to pre-heat my oven because where I
live it's 107 degrees outside and I don't want my kitchen to feel like an inferno.

These pictures of the kids don't do them or their chocolate loving enjoyment justice. I think they were still tired from swimming and watching Curious George 2.

The Right Now challenge is to capture what's going on in our lives, unstaged, unposed, totally in the moment. Check out the Right Now blog badge at the top right of this page to see Kelly's blog and the inspiration behind this post.