I always thought I would be a girl mom. Even though I had two brothers the thought of raising boys was foreign to me. Until . . . Until, I held my sweet Sam in my arms for the first time. Until I looked into Will’s wild eyes. In those moments I knew that I was meant to be their mom. I was meant to be a mom of boys. They are my chaos. Shaking up my carefully balanced world. But I realized on a recent trip to Indiana that all too often I try to control their wild. I … Read more
The day is fresh and the sweet smell of coffee is wafting through the house. The sun is streaming through the window and the boys are still clad in their jammies. Last night’s dreams give way to today’s possibilities. True love sits at my kitchen table.
This month’s challenge was a hard one for me. We were asked to photograph ugly and show beauty. So not my thing. I put it off for about as long as I could then headed out to my garden to see if I could get some images of a spider (ewww) or it’s web or maybe a bee. But nature wasn’t cooperating. Instead I found a few of my plants all chewed up. Stupid beetles. Definitely making my beautiful garden ugly! But as I thought about it I realized to them this is food. Sustenance. And even though I’d much … Read more
Will has pink eye. Ewww! But after watching the tornado coverage last night I was more than happy to stay home and love on him today. Luckily he feels fine. He’s happy and playful and full of energy. Only sign of sickness is a goopy eye. He begged me to pull out the basketball hoop so he could practice his mad skills. This boy can dunk, hit a lay up and run wind sprints! Watch out Big Ten — I hear UMD is already recruiting him!
May has been a busy month. I appreciate that. Busy means I don’t have time to get stuck in the sadness that this month tends to bring. But I feel like we’ve been so busy we haven’t had much time to slow down. I haven’t taken my camera out nearly as much as I’d like. I haven’t written at all. So when I was home a little early Thursday night, I took advantage of the warmth and daylight and got outside with my favorite guys. (Grandpa was there too but he didn’t get down on the ground.) These three boys … Read more