I love seeing the individual triumphs of each member of the family including myself and Martin. I see so much growth and strength that I am humbled by the things they teach me. I am overwhelmed at the amount of pictures and stories that need to be told on this family blog, but I am determined to let my kids know how precious they are to me.
A part of the reason for my long blog break was a frustration within myself for the lack of sharing of my personal learning and growth. I have so many thoughts that come to me, life changing ones that I would think could benefit someone else. I go to write them down and then become self-deprecating that maybe these really aren't all that "amazing". A personal goal for my blog for here on out is to not just share a "photo journey of our family" but from time to time to have enough guts to share what I have on my mind. It is my goal for my kids to know me personally. Not just as mother and teacher, but as a person with weaknesses and strengths just like them. So... wish me luck....
Without further a do, a few pictures before the storm of posts trying to catch up!
We love bowling! I guess it could have been the competitive Wii tournaments we have at home, but for some reason we always have a great time. Emily cracked me up whenever it was her turn.
|The zoo. We live there. Almost. I have been bringing these two boys since they were babies! I love how close they are. I love the fact that the train is still a cool place to ride. Hope it lasts! :)|
|Spring storms. Love love love Tyler's child-like wonder. He has always had this wonderment with the smallest of details. I can always count on him to help me notice things I would have otherwise overlooked.|
|I am pretty sure I have the same picture of me at about the same age doing the exact same thing. So cute! :)|