You know those old friends who you can go ages without seeing and then just pick up right where you left off? This blog is like that for me.
I was talking to a friend the other day about how I wished I blogged more regularly, but I just felt too behind, especially on the family journaling front. But I’ve been collecting photos to spend some time over the holidays making photo books, and it reminded me just how much I love having our little story documented in some form here. Even if it is incomplete, and has unexplained gaps in the lives of some of my children, it’s better than relying on my faulty memory completely.
So consider this a little catch up before I *try* to get back on some kind of schedule.
So, what do we need to cover?
Still five kids who love and fight in almost equal measure, who all still love the park.
Slide races are getting pretty intense.
This little character is still a character. He informed me when he came inside today that “No one broke a bone out there at least!” Not exactly sure what they were doing that the possibility crossed his mind…
School days right now look like Carl working from home, and Jack soaking up his alone time with both parents at his disposal. They were right about the days being long but the years being short.
We’re still so thankful for this beautiful place we get to live…the mountains, rivers, and trees will never get old, even when these kids do. (Look carefully for the red shoe…they’re all present and accounted for :))
And me? Well, my hair has stopped falling out and finally started growing again, and I’ve only bought buns once since March as homemade ones have finally become a standard part of my life, so I guess you could say I’m doing just fine.
Life is good. There are so many beautiful people in my life, and so many interesting things to see and do and learn and ponder. I’m still doing a bad job of trying to see, do, and learn too many of those things with minimal pondering, so I’m continually trying to focus on choosing what matters…embracing a life with a healthy balance of home and getting outside, connecting with others but taking time alone, being productive while learning to rest, using my talents while being willing to stretch outside my comfort zone.
Things are pretty normal, and I couldn’t be more thankful. Now, how are YOU?