Friday, October 26, 2012


Invest in those you love
Forgive, forget, forge forward

I've had some really full days lately. Full in a good way and full in a tough way.
Homework, sports, doctor and dentist appts, disciplining, trying to keep up the house, wanting to
be involved in the boys' school... it feels very full. Prayer, God's grace and good friends and family are what gets me through.
Some days when I crawl into bed at night, there is so much left to do.
I have also been photographing a lot of families which has been really fun, but editing pics and delivering disks takes time too and some weeks it is hard to fit it all in.
Today it is cold and rainy. We don't get many days of all day rain here on the east side of the mountains. I seem to welcome them and am also thankful we don't have too many of them.
It is a good day to clean up around here, edit pictures, sip some hot tea, enjoy Hazel Jane and update my blog!

My dear friend Maria had her baby boy on Saturday!
A big boy: 10 lbs 11 ounces
Nathaniel Jay!! Jay and Maria now have two girls and a boy.
I am so happy for them. I have loved getting to know their family better and better.

Hazel has had a couple of illnesses over the past two months and the dr talked about trying to limit her sugar intake. I have been offering her lots of cheese, crackers, fruits, berries, vegetables, frozen yogurt... and less candy and fruit snacks! :) But, today I caved and bought her a package of NERDS candy. The funny thing was, she just wasn't that into them. Then, I picked up some ham at Safeway's deli and that is what she wanted to eat while she sat in the cart! Sliced ham! It was a good moment for me.

I get to meet my sisters tomorrow in Bellevue. I am SO excited.
These women are so fun to be around. I can't wait for some good conversation, laughter, eating out and shopping.

These boys have a really neat relationship. They laugh A LOT.
They also fight. They love to "bug" eachother. They stand up for one
another, are concerned for eachother and are just good guys.

The shop progress has been FUN! Our hang out - the loft - is a hit!

Looking down out of the shop window from the loft

1 comment:

Katie said...

Hazel's haircut is adorable! Love that you're getting to hang out in the shop...what another fun hangout for your family to enjoy! Love the photo of your boys...I relate so well to that relationship :) Jace and Cade are oh so similar in their love for each other. This week was one of those for me too... too full, frantic and not a lot of patience on my part. Ugh, always a work in progress, motherhood and balancing all that it entails!