Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hello Summer...

Who says you can't go home? Not me! Because I have decided that's exactly where I'm going. My heart and soul is longing to go back home; "Back where I come from."

It's been a while since I last updated this blog. A lot has happened and more is to come. My photography business is going great and I'm loving every minute of it! I love being able to capture peoples memories through my lens. I LOVE my job. Abbey completed the 7th grade and made the honor roll in doing so. I'm so proud of that kid. She is such a good kid. How did I ever get so lucky??? Morgan and I completed our 1st year of homeschooling with much success. She is doing great. She really dug her heels in and has worked hard this year. Again, I'm so proud of her too. I am so blessed to have 2 such AWESOME children!!! The biggest change in our lives will shock a few when you read this. But, Jason and I have decided to sell our house and move back closer to my family. We have considered that option before. But, the timing never felt right. This time it's different. The timing feels perfect. It is a move that I am greatly anticipating and can't get here soon enough!

We kicked off our summer vacation this past weekend by celebrating Memorial weekend. It was an awesome weekend. The girls and I spent our weekend on the lake with friends and family. We swam, we ate, we played, we laughed and I even got to catch up with an old friend or 2. That was a lot of fun. The girls even learned a new trick or two. One of which almost gave Julie and I a heart attack. LOL. Taylor, Morgan and Hannah jumped off the top of the house boat for the first time. Why? Morgan said because Stacy said they could. Thanks Stacy! It was funny though. Of course, Taylor being the daredevil of the group, she jumped first. Then, Morgan got brave. She would take off running then come to a screeching halt at the edge. Then do it all over again. She did this several times before finally going over board. She popped back up out of the water laughing and yelling, "that was awesome. It was like I was froze in the air. It hurt a little. But, I'm gonna do it again." And, back up the ladder she went. It was cute. Hannah was the last to jump. Hannah sat patiently on top of the house boat for about an hour while waiting to get the nerve to do it. When she did finally jump, she jumped good. She definitely won for the furthest distance jumped. They jumped over and over and over again. Abbey decided she was going to stay safely down in the water swimming with Blake, Stacy's nephew. Can't say that I blame her for that one! Sunday proved to be just as exciting. While I took a little break from the lake to do a little house hunting, Julie and Johnny took all 4 girls back to the lake; where they swam and paddled across the lake. I later joined them back on the lake for some more fun. The girls wanted to go fishing. They made their own poles out of sticks, fishing string and worms. They sat on the dock for hours fishing with their little poles. Taylor actually caught one with hers. We let it go. She proved that you can never take the country out of the girl. LOL. I got a little bored and fell asleep on the dock. Abbey and Julie took advantage of that and took a few pictures of me sleeping on the dock. I almost rolled in the lake as I was waking up. Ooops. I guess I fell asleep to close to the edge! Thankfully, I didn't fall in the lake again this weekend! Only my shoe fell in this time. We wrapped up our weekend with the girls, Blake and Stacy catching lightning bugs. It was a really fun and relaxing weekend.

Spending the weekend with such great friends and family felt like home to me. This weekend was my proof that you really can go home.

HELLO SUMMER! We have MISSED you!!! Soooo glad you're back!