Monday, January 11, 2016

Been So Long

It's been so long since I've written anything for this blog that I don't think I can claim to have a blog anymore. I would love to say that I'm just too busy to write, but the fact is there are many people out there way busier than I am who are writing blog posts every day. The truth is that it's just not a priority for me. I do enjoy it, but evidently not enough to make time for it. And that's okay. Really.

I have, however, discovered Instagram. (I takes me a while.) Instagram is much more my speed. Upload a picture and type a caption? I can handle that. If you happen to be a (former) reader of my poor, neglected blog, and you miss seeing pictures of the kids and our adventures, you can head over to Instagram  and look for us. And who knows? Maybe I'll pick up the blog again some day. But don't hold your breath.

Monday, August 04, 2014

Outside My Window

A mama cardinal bird built a nest right outside of my boys' bedroom window. The boys said they saw some eggs in there, but I couldn't spot them myself. 

A couple of days later, three tiny heads with open mouths could be seen above the rim of the nest.

A little while later, after standing still and quiet for a very long time, we were able to watch the babies' daddy feed them something yummy. 

It was so cool to be able to observe this so closely. I only wish I had taken these pictures with a better camera. My phone isn't doing the experience justice.

I wonder how long the cardinal family will stick around in our tree!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Our Summer in far

And there's still a couple of weeks left before school starts!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Catching Up

I started writing a "Catching Up" post in February and never finished it.  I figured that it would be hard for me to keep up this blogging thing on a regular basis.  "Not enough hours in the day", as they say.  But I think my real problem is that I'm not satisfied with just posting a few pictures and a quick update.  The perfectionista in me wants a lengthy narrative of all that has been happening here, in full detail and chronological order. The mom in me worries that I need to post about each of my children evenly so that I don't appear to be playing favorites.  And the insecure writer in me wants posts that are composed well and interesting to read.  These things are definitely hindering me from posting on a more regular basis, and they are issues I would like to work through and just get over already!

My husband has been getting into photography, taking wonderful pictures of the kids on their birthdays, at their sporting events, and even for no reason at all.  This alone should help inspire me to post more.  His pictures are beautiful.  And, whether I like it or not, they really don't require a bunch of explanation or captioning.  After all, "a picture is worth a thousand words." (How many more quotes can I get in here?)

Many of the pictures I use on this blog are taken with my phone.  They are obviously low, phone-quality pictures, but they are useful because I have always have a camera handy, and I can very easily post to the blog directly from my phone. These are NOT phone pictures.

So forgive me if the rest of this post is simply pictures. They are awesome pictures, and they tell the story of our last few months.  From birthdays and First Communions, to just having fun at home or in the park. I am grateful to my husband and his new obsession for capturing our lives so beautifully. Enjoy!