Monday, August 31, 2015

Week 2

Well, we made it through the first week of school.  As I've learned life to be, it was a blur and time passed as it always does.

Ever is liking school, not quite enamored as she was with Kindergarten, but she likes it.  I never cease to be amazed at how fast children grow and change.  Like sand slipping through our fingers....

At home we're entering into a new season as well.   We just purchased a new house and property and hope to spend the winter finishing the home and getting it ready to live in.  It's an exciting and anxious time.  New conversations that we have little experience with.

Right now I have a lot of heart work to tend to.  That seems to go in seasons as well, just like everything else.  And for me, that kind of business jumps to the front of the line pretty quickly.  All else suffers when our hearts aren't right.

:: First Day of School Giant Smile ::
:: Early morning mushroom hike, since we were still on Nebraska time and up at 3 hours too early ::

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Resurrecting the Blog.

Well, it's been a healthy six months since I've posted anything.

And I've probably lined out about fifteen blogposts in the meantime, mentally, that never were realized.

I've realized a couple things.  I've realized that Instagram has taken over the original purpose of this space, as now every one of my siblings and my parents are on Instagram and we can share each others lives there instantly and easily.  The second thing I realized though, is that I need this space for a different purpose.  I don't share everything on Instagram, it's just too much.  This is my journal.  This is my memory.  And another thing I've realized, is how very much I cherish these years and how very likely I am to forget the special moments that are gleamed from them.  Between the noise, and the busy-ness, and the tiredness, I'm working just to try and stay in the moment, let alone remember it tomorrow....

I finally got my big camera up and running again and taking clear pictures, so I'm excited to start collecting my favorites on here again.

This was a big week for us.  We had a new baby nephew arrive, Lucan Charles.  Tell turned 4, which flat blows my mind.  Seems like yesterday I was posting a picture of him with Bryan when he was only hours old....  And Ever had her LAST day of Kindergarten.

Ever was devastated that school was over.  She loves school and wanted it to keep going as it was forever and ever.  I know the feeling.  That dread of a chapter coming to a close and a new one beginning.  No matter how hard we cling, change awaits.  She had a good long cry over it, which I'm sure is not the last, and sometimes that's just what we need to do.

Tell cracked us all up with his dinnertime prayer a couple nights ago:  "Dear Lord.  Thank you for --- what's Aunt Jo's baby's name again?  ... Thank you for baby Lucan Charlie.  And his poop's yellow, and that's silly.  And thank you for Baby Leo.  And thank you for ..."

So sweet.

So very sweet.

::Sweet Little Leo:: 
::Grampa Chuck with Baby Lucan Charles::

:: Ever First Day of Kindergarten::

::Last Day of Kindergarten:: 

::With her teachers::