I was so excited when I opened my mail box to find my postal pix had arrived! They were SO easy to order, and were delivered within a couple days. I will definitely be ordering more prints soon.
I love that they're SQUARE. I have some ideas brewing of fun projects to do with these.(When I get a free minute or two)
I am in love with ALL of these photos! I couldn't narrow it down to my fave 3 or 4, so I thought I'd post almost ALL from this amazing photo shoot with Collette Seavey. She is a friend, who I actually have not seen in a few years, but she was nice enough to practice her photography skills on my girls when Scout was a couple months old.
I'm so lucky to have these amazing shots. It takes me right back to that moment in my life.(Smile) Which is good, because those moments pass TOO quickly & memories FADE almost as quickly as they are made. Totally priceless:
...of the night, is when I have reserved some completely, uninterrupted ME TIME. Me time usually includes working in the studio on new ideas, orders from my etsyshop, video chatting with sisters, Watching (while working) a movie on netflix and feeling like I'm actually getting STUFF done.
Now the STUFF I get done during normal waking hours includes, meal making, laundry doing, toy pick up, bums wiped (gross I know), hair stylist, shoe putter on, and of course the endless running of kids here and there and everywhere. If I am lucky I will be at home for a total of 2 hours during the day with out leaving to go pickup or drop someone off (my lovely girls) in the car. I do love all of this STUFF, but in a different way.
The wee hours of the night akes me feel mmmmm.....first word that comes to mind is......
I can't stay up every night, cause that's just not healthy, or natural. I do need at least an hour or two every night to do my STUFF & everyone around these parts is HAPPY! (At least I think so.)
DO WHAT YOU LOVE & LOVE WHAT YOU DO.
Today I am missing my BABE! He has been in the hospital for almost 3 days, on IV antibiotics. He has a really bad infection in his ankle/foot. No idea how he got it, but it is VERY painful. I am praying the antibiotics clear the infection quickly and he'll be able to come home very soon.
I have totally taken GOOD HEALTH for granted. Gavin & I have always been very healthy with no major illness, I know now what a blessing that is. I know he will be okay, It is just so hard to see him in a hospital bed & not be able to do anything to help him.
There's just something about a monday. I feel rejuvenated from the weekend and ready to start a fresh, new, full of potential, week. And I have 3(among many other) reasons to wake up smiling...
I couldn't be more proud than to be a mother to these amazing little girls. They put up with my ranting on about picking up and listening when asked to do something. They're hard little workers and always try their best. I am lucky to be their mama!
Oh bloggy poo, where did the week go? It is already Friday and yet it feels like it should be Tuesday, Wednesday at the latest. Alas, it is my life...It has been a great week of getting back into the routine of school, homework, gymnastics & trying to eat and sleep a little in between.
I am so excited orders from my etsy shop have been rolling in! Many Thanks!
I am feeling like I am able to balance the production of orders (slash) being a mom & wife pretty well. Family is always first, (sometimes I need a kick in the pants to help remember that.)
I LOVE, LOVE, being a mama to my beautiful little girls & a wife to the most amazingly supportive, loving, helpful, playful, dishwashing, bathgiving, dinner making, toy picker upper, etc., etc....husband in the world.
I, LOVE, LOVE, creating & building, new ideas, being inspired, expressing the love and joy I feel about this life I am leading.
I feel so BLESSED & GRATEFUL to be here, right where I'm at.
Today I'm thinking about my eldest daughter, she has SO many qualities I wish to emulate. She is such an amazing little (getting big too quick) girl!
I love you Kennedy!
I am coming to realize, my life is not slowing down any time soon. I have so much going on, most of the time my head is spinning & I am looking at the clock throughout the day wishing I could slow it down just a little. I'm NOT going to wish my life away though, I am embracing the busyness!
Everything will get taken care of eventually, and in the mean time, if my house is not picked up and perfectly clean, it's okay. (I will keep telling myself this, until I believe it.)
Gavin is the reason I stay sane.
Something was said at church on Sunday that just hit me, & will always stay with me.
Christ knows me better than ANYONE, and despite ALL my faults, (they are not a few) HE still loves ME!
Same goes for MY LOVE, he knows me better than anyone in this world, he knows the good & the bad, and he LOVES ME DESPITE ALL MY DOWNFALLS. For this I feel so blessed and I am FOREVER GRATEFUL!
I LOVE YOU MORE THAN WORDS BABE! FOREVER!
Something about having my kids going back to school makes me want to ORGANIZE every nook and cranny around here. (It could be they're not here making mess after mess ALL day)
Organizing is unbelievably therapeutic for me. Gavin(my other half) does not GET this at all. And I am okay with that, because even though he doesn't understand my NEED to feel (notice I didn't say BE) organized, he tries his best. (I'm sure he's thinking to himself that his wife is kinda loony) He might even make a face like this:
His way of coping with my craziness.
Today I am at least contemplating which organization project I want to tackle first. To begin my search for ideas and to be creatively inspired I turned to PINTEREST. I just typed "organization" in the search box and with the click of a button, I had loads of inspiration right in front of me. I love this! It makes me so happy just seeing everything lined up so straight and neat. The above pin took me HERE to this lovely blog, with a full description of her pantry makeover. I think I might just have to do this!
therapy is in session!