Wednesday, January 19, 2011

R Family

I loved working with the R family! They were quick to laugh, so comfortable with each other, and just plain fun to be with. Thanks for sharing your afternoon with me and my guys!

Monday, January 10, 2011


May 2010

December 2010

Me (31 weeks pregnant with) with my two sweet boys loving on their brother

Christmas Day 2010
These two are the best of buddies! Sometimes they'll spend 45minutes or an hour playing together and don't even seem to see me. I miss being needed like I was when they were little guys (I honestly didn't even think about that period of time as being so fleeting) but there's such a special bond between them and they're incredibly fun to watch as they're lost in their own world. Sometimes they'll come running up to me and invite me to join them in their latest exploration, building project, hunt, or whatever it may be that day and it thrills me. They're only 4.5 and 2.5 but I already see how they're growing and becoming independent. "Lord, teach me to number my days that I may gain a heart of wisdom" and never take for granted the blessings that have been given to me today!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Real Time

It's been so long since I've blogged that I honestly didn't even know where to start or what to write. We had such a wonderful Christmas, New Years, and celebration of my 32nd birthday (oh that sounds so much older than I feel!) that to try and catch up on all of that became overwhelming. In the midst of it I took my very first online photography class about documenting the holidays. I now have hundreds of pictures from December yet to be edited and put together in an album. So instead of playing catch up I decided to start with where we're at right now.

I'm now 8 months pregnant and have the desire to nest ALL the time. Organizing, throwing things out, re-thinking our space and how it would best be used.
It's amazing how this happens towards the end of pregnancy!

Yesterday we spent all morning at a park with friends and it was pure bliss. There's something about watching kids running and playing outside, being creative and making up their own games, and interacting with others their age that is so rewarding to me as a mom. Hearing their giggles and laughs as they played and played and played made me thankful that I've been blessed with these little ones that I get to share life with. Three hours later, I felt recharged and I thought, why don't we do this more? I've got to say that being in the company of friends with similar values and desires and who absolutely cherish their little ones made the day all the more enjoyable.

On a side note, something I've found with taking pictures of kids in a new environment - it's so much easier to wait for a little while before pulling out my camera to let them explore at full speed. Practically speaking, they just have so much energy that it's really hard to get them to stay still enough to get a good shot (unless you're wanting to get them running or in full action mode). After about a half an hour or so is when I've taken some of my favorite pictures of them as they are totally absorbed in what they're doing and are totally oblivious of me. Try it some time - it's totally worth it!