Thank you all so much for your kind comments on yesterday's post. I have not had time to reply to each of you personally, and I apologize. I haven't even looked at any of your blogs today, and I am feeling guilty about that. I appreciate all of your advice and support and I know how important it is to tell you that! I promise to get to it in the morning, but right now I just want to get this done and go to bed!
the joy of LOVE's photo assignment today was "Generations". My parents live across the street, but for some reason I could not get a photo of my kids with my parents today. It just was not in the cards. When my Dad was here, it just felt forced and I knew that would show in the photo. My kids have an amazing bond with my parents. Not just because they live across the street, we are just a very close family. This makes me happy. My son and my Dad are connected in ways that I just cannot connect. My Mom and my daughter adore each other. I'm so sorry I could not capture this for you today.
So, instead I decided to look through old photos and came across this one that definitely fits the theme. This is my Nana with my two kids. My Nana, or Nana 2 as my son called her, passed away over a year and a half ago. She is missed by all who loved her.
During my search I came across this gem. I know it doesn't fit any of our themes at all, but this is my brother, Wit, who is serving in the Army and is deployed in Iraq. We also miss him very much. My kids adore him. Thank God for the person who invented Skype!
OK, that was a wonderful trip down memory lane! I did in fact take photos today. Lots and lots of them. I started my day volunteering in Cameron's classroom. I volunteer every other Monday and it is a lot of fun! I have never taken photos there, so I thought today would be a good day to start.
Later, Olivia and I spent some time outside photographing icicle drips. It was difficult, time consuming and the end result was disappointing :( I just cannot seem to get the focus crisp and it bothers me a lot. The top photo is the original and the bottom is black and white.
Then, I took photos of my children playing. We were all playing hide and seek together. When the game brought us into Olivia's room she found her butterfly wings. They both had them on. I was snapping photos of Olivia because I had just put her hair up and thought it was adorable. Off to my left I heard a little boy's voice say, "Don't take a picture of me." I look over and he pretends to hide, then puts on this giant grin! Too funny!
Tell me, does he look like someone who doesn't want his photo taken? And don't get me started on my silly daughter. She's just Olivia being Olivia!
After that it was music time. The kids love to play our little synthesizer piano and I really needed to practice my trumpet. I'm playing in a brass choir and I think in some sort of duet on Easter Sunday in my church. I am way over my head! I haven't played trumpet since Junior year of high school! Here's a little trumpet bokeh for you anyway!
And, it is Monday, so it is weekly menu time. Sorry for putting this all in one post, but I am tired and short on patience tonight. If you do not care what my family is eating this week, you can stop reading now. I promise, you won't miss any of my awesomeness ;)
This weekend I participated in a soup swap, so this week's meals are so easy for me. Barely any cooking besides the side dishes!
- Monday - Tonight we had corn chowder, crusty bread and asparagus
- Tuesday - Spicy chicken soup, crusty bread and quinoa salad
- Wednesday - Black bean soup (I think), carrot salad and crusty bread
- Thursday - Chicken tortilla soup, green salad, crusty bread
- Friday - Pizza night!
- Saturday - Brinner (there will be no leftovers, I'm sure!)
- Sunday - Local pot roast in the crockpot with root veggies and rice pilaf (homemade)
That's it! The only days I have to cook are Saturday and Sunday, and they are EASY! Thanks for the soup ladies!
Nighty night! Looking forward to tomorrow's challenge. It really has me thinking!