Life is all about the moments

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UPDATE:  I stand corrected.  Jim took over 800 photos at the Master’s alone.   That brings our total for 3 weeks closer to 2,000 photos.  No wonder why I’m so behind in my scrapbooking!


I know, I know.  I haven’t updated our blog in a LONG time.  A VERY long time.  And this blog isn’t something I slack on very often.  Call me a slacker.

I love our blog.  With the many things that keep us running on a daily basis (a hubby, two toddlers, a dog, a cat, a house, a yard, a commute, a job, a side business, friends, family…) it allows me the opportunity to reflect on my favorite moments in our life. 

I love when Ryan tells me something that makes me laugh out loud.  I immediately think “I have to post that on our blog!” and it helps me remember those moments that may otherwise pass by without another thought.

I love when Owen gives me his devilish little mischievious smile after he’s devoured something and has the evidence all over his face (aka cupcakes).  I immediately run for the camera to capture the moment in order to document it on the blog and showcase my messy, messy eater.  Good thing we have a Delta because she ends up eating really, really well in this house.

It also gives me an opportunity to look through each and every photo we take in order to determine which ones to use on the blog, which ones to scrapbook and which ones to print.  I love to laugh at the silly photos we get of each boy.  And even moreso I love to see the sweet photos we capture of them when they least expect it.

There are so many moments that I do document throughout each week, month and year, but there are so many more that never make it this blog.  And I know I’ve been slacking lately.  And quite honestly, I’ve really missed it.  I haven’t even seen the 800+ pictures we have taken over the last 3 weeks.  Oh, yes.  You did hear correctly.  We have taken over 800 photos in the last 3 weeks.  And why you ask?  What could possibly warrant that many photos?

Well, that leads into why I have been a slacker over the last several weeks.  We’ve been ridiculously and insanely busy.  Period.  And when we’re busy it usually means many, many things to capture on film.  And that leads to over 800 photos taken in 3 weeks.

My mom, Aunt Nancy and cousin Catherine came from Wisconsin to Atlanta.  They were here for 10 days and it was a whirlwind time.  The time flew by.  They were a huge help with the boys and grandma put the boys to bed most nights, helped with bathtime, played with the kids and read countless books.  Grandma even shared a bedroom with Ryan.  Talk about a trooper with his 6:30am wake up time!  Grandma dropped the boys off at daycare several mornings and picked them up every night.  She even was able to attend Owen’s spring party in his class at Woodchase Academy

Jim and I even got to enjoy a date night out with no kids.  Yep, you heard it here first.  A free babysitter.  Actually three of them.  Something we’ve never had before.  Simply awesome.  Well, it would have been if I wouldn’t have gotten the flu and we had to cut our date night short in order for me to crawl into bed puking.  Really awesome huh?  I hadn’t been feeling great throughout that entire day, but we went on date night anyway.  We made it to Lenox Grill in Buckhead, we ordered our food, I took two bites and I went to wait for Jim in the car.  Yep – can you believe it?!  Just not fair.  Luckily it was a quick stomach bug and I was better the next day and nobody else caught it.  Thankfully.

Easter was wonderful.  I have many photos (250+) and stories to share so I’ll save that for another post.

Everyone left on Monday after Easter and it was a sad, sad day.  Ryan pouted all the way to school and then asked for Grandma the minute I walked into his classroom.  I spent the next several days explaining that Grandma needed to go back home to Wisconsin and we’d see her soon.  Those several days were also spent preparing for our next round of visitors.  Oh, and we can’t forget about Jim’s trip to the Master’s.  Yep, he got passes to the practice round of the Master’s and went with our friend Drew.  They left at 4:30am.  That’s dedication.  Maybe Jim will even do a guest post on this blog and share some of his stories and photos (150+) so I won’t go into any more detail for now.

Then Shanna, Andy, Sylvie and Sadie arrived for 4 days.  And that’s where the last several hundred photos come into play.  With four kiddos, two mommies and minivan anything is possible.  I’ll share more stories and photos of that soon as well.

Throughout all of that I also designed several Easter cards, two birthday invitations and a birth announcement through My Hello Designs.  You can see a few of these samples on my facebook fan page here

So, as you can see, I have a lot to blog about and a lot of photos to share.  And even though I’ve been slacking I’m now going to overload you with the moments of our life.  And that will be coming over the next several weeks.  I know you’re looking forward to it……

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  1. I know what you mean about your blog. I love looking back at mine on slow days to remember those little moments. It really is the ultimate journal as you can add pictures with the story right away!

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