Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween 2009

For the past few weeks, Easton has told us that he doesn't want to go out for Halloween. He is scared to death of spooky things - he about had a panic attack in Walgreens the one day - he did a 180 and ran the other direction! Evan doesn't even like candy (yeah, I know...whose kid is he?)

I told him we could stay home and pass out candy, but he told me I could...he just wanted to play the Wii. Then Thursday before Halloween comes, and now he decides he wants to go trick-or-treating! So, we decided instead we would just go out for dinner. At least now I don't have to worry about a bowl full of candy sitting at my house tempting me!

Mark one off the bucket list!

Growing up, my mom served on jury duty, and I always thought it sounded like so much fun. I am almost 33 and have never got called to serve...UNTIL NOW!!!!! I opened this on Saturday:

Now, I know most of you would not find this exciting, but I do. And, I know it's just the questionnaire - it's no guarantee. Not like I don't have other things to do, but I think this would be fun! I will keep you posted!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

New favorite!

Have you ever heard a song and you felt like it was speaking to you?  Last night at church I heard a song by an artist that is now at the top of my list...Jimmy Needham.  His song, "A Breath or Two", really spoke to my heart.  Here are some of the lyrics:

Another day, another plane, another same thing
Yesterday became tomorrow that's the strange thing
Another string, another strum, another rhyme, another hum
I want to breathe in
I want to breathe in and out again

I'm tired of putting one foot in front of the other
I'm weary of where it leads me to
I'm tired of moving on from my Father
Make me rest my head, take a breath or two

O for a slower pace
Moving at the speed of sound sounds like a race to me
O to be at ease
Moving at the speed of sound gets hard on the knees

These past few weeks feel like I've been in a race with life...I've been crazy busy, and this song just made me think how I need to slow down and breathe in life.  I'm running here and there, teaching, grading, taking photos, editing photos, being a wife and mother, and I'm trying to keep my head above water.  Believe me, I am very grateful for all that is in my life right now and for all the photography business I have been blessed with.  But sometimes, we all need a break!  This weekend I've been able to sit back and enjoy - and it's been good for me!

I am looking forward to a long weekend coming up scrapbooking with some of my great friends.  I need it!!  Who knows...maybe I will just sit and breathe a breath or two!