Wednesday, May 18, 2011

You Capture - Busy

To say it has been busy around here would be a gross understatement.  In the span of one week I have:

made cupcakes for a group of ladies my mom meets with each week...

attended Cameron's last baseball game for the season 
(and maybe forever - he really doesn't like baseball) ...

had a family photo session with a precious family...

inspected a "worm house" that Anna built...

while Brian was getting filthy dirty at Warrior Dash with his friend Rob...

went to Anna's Field Day at school...

attended a rally at the capitol to support our charter schools and to express my disappointment in the court ruling that they are "unconstitutional"... 

went to Parker's Field Day at school...

went to Cameron's Field Day at school...

and watched Anna graduate from Kindergarten!
We graduate our kids in style with a luau!

Yeah, busy would be an understatement.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

You Capture - Motherhood

Maybe I should just link to my post from earlier today (how crazy that I'm posting twice in one day even though I haven't posted in 2 weeks!) since it is such an accurate representation of busy motherhood days. (It also cracks me up that the theme next week for You Capture is (drum roll...):  BUSY!  I'll have to link up to that same post next week too.

Motherhood starts this way.  With one (maybe more) growing inside.
 (For the record Mandy in this picture only has one.  Don't want to confuse you.)

Then you get to hold that pink, squishy infant and you gaze at them in wonder through bleary sleepless eyes.
(For the record, Annie looks incredibly beautiful for having a newborn!  No bleariness here.  I'm strictly speaking about myself.)  ; )

 Then, if you're brave enough (or insane like me), you have more.

Maybe, if you're really lucky, they'll marry some beautiful/handsome, sweet girl/guy and they'll look at you like this when they walk down the aisle.

Then perhaps they'll have children and that will make you a grandmother!

And maybe, just maybe, you'll be supremely blessed and live a long, happy life with these people that you call your family.  And they'll love you as much as you love them.


May 10, 2011 - A study of my day in B&W

Yesterday was a hard day.  A long day.  A field trip. Work. Soccer practice.  Baths. Busy life.  I was asked to put two more things on my calendar for this month.  I wrote them down and subsequently felt like throwing up.  I'm ready for summer.

Here's my day in black & white.

7:00 hour

8:00 hour

 9:00 hour

10:00 hour

11:00 hour

12:00 hour

1:00 hour

2:00 hour

3:00 hour

4:00 hour

6:00 hour

7:00 hour

I've posted 12 pictures/12 hours worth because I didn't want to leave any of these out.  Especially the last one. 

Because at the end of the day, even though it was long and tiring, this is my reminder that there is a lot of color in my life.  

And color is good.