Well hello there, old friend. It's been a LONG time since I've logged into this blog, though I think of it and even attempt it often. But then I'm far behind on my business blog, so this one takes a back seat. The personal pictures are piling up all over the place and are a stressful, disorganized mess and I've got scraps of paper with notes about the boys scattered in piles everywhere, so I decided to start making time. I've missed this place.
Another hold-up has been the time it takes to edit photos, so I'm letting that part go. I've decided I would rather have our memories to look back on even if they are mostly unedited than not have them on here. The boys are always asking to look at the blog so a big part of it is for them.
I'm starting back to almost a year ago, in April 2013. My last post was in June, but it was of our April trip to Oregon (which we will be going on again soon) and the other spring photos never made it here. And for now, it will be just that...photos with little or no explanation until I am able to make a little bit of a dent.
Silly string mess!
There's a new cousin in the mix now! Wow, time flies!
Some things change and some things stay the same. These guys were doing this exact thing a couple of weeks ago, but with a whole lot more snow.
There was snow at the end of April...yuck! I don't like to think about that again this year. I've already had plenty of it.
But there was hope the very next day.
Emmett turned 2 and got the yellow balance bike he asked for. He took one quick ride on it and determined it was "too tippy" and didn't touch it for weeks. When he finally decided to give it another go, he quickly became a pro at it, making Mama nervous as he zoomed down the driveway at lightning speed with his feet up and his head down watching the ground.
Liam was a good teacher for his little brother. They've since outgrown their bikes and Liam is now pedaling away on a big boy bike while Emmett has the blue bike from Liam.
Grandma and Papa were here to celebrate the occasion with lunch at The Iron Horse.
No 2-year-old birthday party would be complete without a little bit of drama over ice cream.
Then there's this photo, taken last April at Grandma & Papa's house of Liam and Luther. Luther was recovering from surgery and Liam was looking for comfort from the traumas of being 3 and I snapped away. When I posted it on my business page, somebody suggested I submit it somewhere, so I did and it was one of 2 winning photos. Perhaps that was the beginning of the end for this blog last year, when I finally got the confidence to start putting more of my photos "out there" for more people to see. I am determined to continue to put myself out there with my business, yet still find the time for the projects and photos that mean the most to me and to our family. Here's to hoping!!