My mom’s birthday is today. We went out to dinner to celebrate on Monday. Just her and I. It was so nice and we need to make an effort to that more often. Sometimes good conversation and just spending time are the best gifts. I love you Mama. Mwah.
All of the leaves have fallen from our maple in the front yard. There was a storm coming in and I pulled over to the side of the road to take a few shots. I’m taking my camera everywhere again and it is time to invest in a good, practical, (cute), camera bag. Any suggestions? This Kelly Moore bag is in the running.
Also, nothing gets this house cleaner than knowing someone is coming to visit. Cleaning bathrooms is my least favorite chore ever. I have no brand loyalty and I just ran out of my cleaner, anything you love? Are you completely green? Completely indifferent?
Let me know.
I’m falling for photography again. Capturing frozen moments has always been what draws me to taking photos.
Documenting our lives and now watching this little mouse grow up.
The leaves are so beautiful and they are falling everywhere. Mountains of leaves and baby had a blast running through them this weekend.
One of Addy’s favorite parts of the day is going for a walk with Grandpa.
Then we came home to a sky full of fog. It is so cozy right now, perfect weather for lighting a candle and snuggling up.
Can you believe it is September? I can’t. Updates here came to a hault because so many other things have taken a front seat. Spending time with Addison, only her second summer ever which is much different than when she was only 2-5 months old. Loving running around with her, watering plants, going to events, etc. Then there are the home to do items like working on our deck, refinishing the garage (putting epoxy down, getting shelves) and adding more to our backyard. We planted nothing but perennials and the yellow purple combination is so nice! We have cloreopsis, a vibrant purple butterfly bush for bees and butterflies, some penstemons to hopefully attract hummingbirds, a yellow trumpet vine that should look gorgeous when it blooms next year, russian sage and some really pretty whiteish lightpinkish petals. I can’t remember the name right now. Also, this month was my birthday! Flipped another digit.
Lots of change at the same time, trying to juggle and enjoy. Carve out the life I want for me and my family and that process isn’t always an easy and clear-cut one.
I’ve missed you and in order to get more organized and get things done; managing cleaning this home, the projects up above, painting, putting more paintings in my etsy shop, exercising, posting here, I am putting everything on a Google calendar. I also use Wunderlist which is an excellent app for sharing lists/projects. So far that is working the best for grocery shopping with Raul and I. Do you have any tips for organizing your dreams and household? I absolutely love crossing items off of lists. Best thing ever.
Oh and did you do anything amazing this summer? The highlight of my summer was going to Sante Fe. Now it is the place where I took a photojournalism road-trip in college, got engaged and went on road-trip with my parents/lil family. Love.
I have loved watching my husband, Raul, become a dad. It’s amazing how he is immediately softened by the little things Addy does. He is so at peace when he is with her. Their bond is beautiful to see and the moment we knew we were having a girl, I knew she would have him wrapped around her little finger. And she does.
I’ve been equally blessed to not only have my dad in my life but to have one that gets my goofiness, imparts confidence at every turn and shows me love everyday. He also lets Addy get away with lots just so she’ll smile. Like pulling his beard for instance, so cute.
To the men in my life, I love you. Happy Father’s Day.