Spring Time



I am so happy that the days have gotten warmer again. So are these two. Last summer neighbors with college-aged kids handed down their play set to us. Most nice days it is where you’ll find my kids.

Spring has proven to be a very busy time of year with a 4 and 7 year old. Nearly every weeknight and weekend is full leaving very little time for the middle-of-the-week routines. It seems every Monday is spent wrapping up the weekend details and getting the new week started. And then suddenly it is Thursday and the week starts to wrap up so that Friday can be spent gearing up for weekend guests or travel. Most days I am wiped out by bedtime and not ready to wake up come 7am. It is all good stuff, but such a different pace from when the kids were younger and we lived further away from the majority of our friends and family. With only a few weeks of school left, summer will be here soon and I look forward to the warmer, lazier days that are coming!




This past Sunday was our 12th wedding anniversary. A few years ago, I was inspired by two other projects and began an annual mugshot & family picture collection to document our changes from year to year. I wish I had started it back in 2003 when we were married, but alas, it began Lucas’ first April. This is year five.



Photographically, this started out as just documentation and never was about perfection (thankfully). But, I couldn’t help myself and went back through each year and cleaned a few things up today. Five years in and already there are things I’d go back and change if that was an option. Oh well, someday I know I’ll just be happy I kept up the task, imperfections and all.