Monday, October 15, 2012

So, there you are thinking I'm devouring those books, just too busy reading to blog....HA! 
I really did have the best of intentions of reading them all, but LIFE happened.  Lest you be disappointed in me, I did make it through a couple of them. 

Just the other weekend, Eric and I flew to Colorado to see family and celebrate birthdays.  I took a couple of books with me, thinking I'd have time to read, but truthfully, I had such fun being with my very best friend, I didn't want to read.

I could hardly believe it had been 7 years since we last saw my dad and his wife.  How is it that the days fly so quickly?  A sweet friend of mine had a needlepoint sign framed in her living room that said, " The hurrier I go, the behinder I get."  That's exactly how I feel.  My days are filled with homeschooling, homemaking, homekeeping.  I flop into bed at night exhausted.  Sometimes, I lose sight of life beyond my small little circle of responsibility....but time continues to march on.  I am so glad we could make this little short, but special trip to connect with family again.

Fourteen of us were able to gather and celebrate. 

The October Birthday Kids 

Dad and Jodi

My nephew aspires to be a chef.  Here he is in action. 

The meal he prepared was PHENOMENAL!!
A few weeks ago I took some photos of the kids.  The weather was just beautiful and the frames needed updated photos.  I got some great shots, trouble is, I never remember which way to take the photograph - landscape or portrait.  I needed some in landscape format, but did I get those?  Oh no.  So, I still have frames that need updated photos.  I think I'm going to buy some smaller frames for the 4 x 6 pictures.  I'm thinking that will probably be easier than going for another shoot.


If there is one thing I have learned over the years - it's this.... enjoy the kids EVERY day - kiss them lots, love them lots, make a connection EVERY day because they change and grow so so fast!!


  1. So glad you two got away for a week-end in Colorado! What a treat! LOVE the pictures of the kids! Miss you all! Hugs!

  2. oh mama those pictures are adorable! I would love to be around when/if you do more! Thanksgiving will hopefully, have lots of cameras going. ;) I love you!


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