Saturday, October 30, 2010

You Capture -- Halloween

The big day is tomorrow, but we celebrated last night.  Nash enjoyed himself as we traveled from room to room at the local Children's Clinic.  He was pumped about the glowstick he received.  Mom and dad enjoyed the candy!  We had a great time running into friends from the community!  I hope you enjoy your halloween this weekend!

Happy Happy Halloween from our gnome to yours...


Friday, October 29, 2010


so...i'm giving this a shot.  there's a blog that encourages one to enter weekly photos based on a topic.  this week it's autumn.  here goes...i have no idea if i'm doing it correctly or not --

autumn bounty

getting mr. pirate pumpkin ready for the doorstep

my very first roasted pumpkin

leaves...need i say more?!

this is why i love autumn!!!

enjoy your autumn day with your loved ones!
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

time; where does it go?

this reoccuring thought continues through my mind...where does time go? 

i have a huge list of 'things' to get accomplished, but have not yet been able to find the time.  there are many projects waiting for me, but again...i cannot seem to find the time. 

my time is consumed in so many good ways that i can't complain.  there are multiple moments where i wish i could stop the clock and continue enjoying the moments around me just so i can get more fit into my 24 hours each day. 

the clock continues and my lists pile up and i continue to ponder -- where is my time going?!

daily i am reminded about what's important and what can wait.  being nash's mama has become a priority and often when i'm in the midst of accomplishing a task off of my list he needs me.  it's a very easy decision to drop all that i'm in the midst of to just be what he's needing.  i love that! 

it's such a blessing to have the chance to just be his mama. i am so thankful that for this season of life. what a gift to be home and have the opportunity day in and day out to just be me; wife, mama, friend...i'm very thankful!

laundry's going, dinner's cooking, nasher is sleeping and his mama is taking a moment to be her -- a little writing and reflecting, browsing of photographs, and a cup of coffee -- this is definitely the LIFE!

here is a glimpse of our life as we have just been...

eric was my assistant during a current wedding shoot

celebrating the big 32 with nash and eric

daddy and nash's pirate pumpkin

spending time with a dear friend

Thursday, October 14, 2010

a lot to blog about...

Life has continued to keep us busy.  We have enjoyed friends, family and going on new adventures.  Nash continues to change daily and is developing in multiple ways.  He daily encourages us and reminds us of what a tremendous gift he is in our lives. 

his new bear crawl move
 We have been able to see God's hand moving in many ways in our lives as we raise this precious boy! 

The other night we enjoyed an evening hike at Turtle Rock Trail in Vedauwoo.  It was a bit dreary, but as we hiked and enjoyed a light sprinkle we were reminded of the awesome beauty that surrounds us right where we live.  Our evening was spent enjoying one another.  It seems that this comes more often lately. I'm amazed at how God is growing my heart to find time with family as a treasure rather than a norm in my life. 

Eric turned 37 this past week.  We decided to have a nice dinner and evening at home to celebrate.  It's nice to enjoy a special occasion at home every now and then.  We enjoyed spaghetti, french bread and salad for our meal and then topped it off with a super yummy carrot cake.  Nash enjoyed his share of the tastes and though carrot cake was delightful!  It was a great night celebrating the life God has blessed Eric with and the joy he brings to our family.  He is a wonderful man to have by my side.  I am super thankful that the Lord brought him into my life!  Nash enjoyed dad's presents as much as dad!

Eric did it...He bought an incredibly priceless gift for Nash's 1st birthday.  I'm sure there are others in this world who have received something like this, but I'm sure it's incredibly rare.  Nash and Eric are now the proud owners of a 1950 Nash Ambassador.  The rusty and delapidated car will be arriving at our home this weekend if Eric has his way.  I loved how he looked at all the potential it had!  I was having a hard time looking beyond the 'pile'  I was seeing. 

Really, though, it's beautiful in several ways.  I cannot wait to see the adventures Eric will have with Nash as they make it run.  It will be by far the greatest 1st and 16th birthday gift a boy could ever want!

there's nothing like a picnic in the target parking lot!
 There is something magical about a pumpkin patch I've decided.  Maybe it's the Fall colors in their glory, or the bustling about of all gathered there, or simply the fun that surrounds.  Whatever it may be, it's fabulous!  For Eric's birthday weekend we traveled to Platteville, Colorado and met friends and family to celebrate.  We were thrilled to find out that for our entry fee we were able to get on a hay ride and pick veggies to take home.  We had a great time on our 3 hour hay ride.  We came home with 12 ten pound bags of fresh vegetables and 8 pumpkins.  It was a well spent $30.  The time with friends and family was precious and watching Nash enjoy his first vegetable picking experience was definitely priceless!  The bounty has been keeping me busy as I've been preparing the veggies.  I'm learning a lot as I go! 

This week Nash and I headed to Casper to see friends.  We enjoyed the Fall weather at the park.  Our friends are definitely a precious part of our lives!  We are blessed in numerous ways!

A sweet little baby girl that we love deeply has begun hanging out with us one day a week.  We are looking forward to all that she will add to our home!

God is good, God is great -- let's dance!

the simplicity of saturdays

Can a day be simple if it's busy throughout?  Definitely!  A few Saturdays ago we had a terrific time as a family.  We seem to spend much of our weekends together, but this day was better for some reason.  It was just a day of no agendas and taking in all that was around. 

Our day was spent fishing, touring some of the small lakes west of Laramie, rock hunting, breathing in the beautiful scenery, lots and lots of picture taking, lunch at a cafe in Woodslanding, delicious food tasted and devoured, conversing about life while driving, time at home, an evening walk to Hastings where we enjoyed happy hour with free doughnuts and then the return walk home.  

The day was wonderful.  My heart was reminded of the blessings that come so richly from family.  Spending the day with my two boys was so refreshing!  I look forward to more simple Saturdays!

random hoola hoops -- the things you see while walking...

Friday, October 1, 2010

family pics was that time.  we needed new family pics and i decided that surely i could take them myself.  it's hard to take family pics for others and process in your mind how you cannot take your own.  i was on a mission -- this i could conquer. 

remote, check. tripod, check. nash, check. eric, check. clothing that goes together, check. mama, aka photographer, check.  we had it all, or so i thought. 

i went to set up and low and behold, i was missing the tripod attachment for the camera.  load back up, head home and try again.  this time we were really set.  the weather was great and my boys were on board for playing mama's photo game. 

yay!  i have new family pics that i love. 
thanks to a remote and tripod -- i love how easy it is!