Thursday, October 25, 2012

Yes, it has been a while

Man, it is so hard to get back into the swing of things here. We stayed busy this summer,  and I thought that I would have more time to blog once Dylan started kindergarten. Boy was I wrong. I manage to stay busy each day. And other days I am so exhausted, I cant even think straight. Our computer crashed at one point this summer too, so that didnt help.
Like I said there has been a lot going on. I will get back into the swing of things here. I promise. Be patient a bit longer, ok! Please?

Sunday, July 15, 2012

A promise

I will be back to blogging. Soon. We are just busy playing outside on these lovely days. When Ethan naps, Dylan watches a movie, and I get lost in a book. I have been needing the relaxation of losing myself in a good book. So any given quiet moment, thats what I am doing. But I promise, I will be back...soon! Stick with me! Please?

Friday, June 15, 2012

Week 23 of 52-Bees

I am a week late posting these. I took them sometime last week. I just didnt feel like posting much and then we got busy over last weekend. So a week late, here they are.

They aren't exceptional photos, but not too bad. Honestly, I was afraid of being stung, haha!!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Week 22 and Review

It really has kind of been a long week. Dylan has spent the week with my dad. So it has been Ethan and I. We managed to stay busy in the first part of the week. Just doing little things. Ethan was doing pretty good. The last 3 days have been pretty rough. Ethan has been so whiny. Its been rather annoying. I'm never really sure why he is whining at that particular moment. I got a bit of a break yesterday while I was at a baby shower, but aside from that, it has been just Ethan and I. I think Ethan is bored. I am hoping he will be in a better mood when Dylan comes home today.
So this weeks picture totally sums up the week.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Week 21 and Dylan's graduation

I realized I never posted about the little grad ceremony that the preschool had for the kids. It was short and sweet thankfully. They had a brief slide show of some pictures of the kids. The kids sang a few songs and then it was over. Like I said, short and sweet. But it had to be. I bunch of preschool age kids aren't going to stand there too long. So here is a picture of Dylan at the ceremony.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What If?

Have you ever gone back and wondered what would your life be like if one big life event had never happened? I bring this up today because tomorrow is my birthday. And every single year around my birthday, I receive a call from my dad. Our relationship is strained to say the least. Anyway, this phone call is a 'happy birthday' call along with yet another reminder that my parents are divorced. They have been divorced for so many years. Like I was in kindergarten or 1st grade or something. For some reason my dad likes to dredge up the past and give me the same speech year after year. It always includes how he wished it didn't happen and how it wasn't his idea, and blah blah blah. And every year, I have to contain my laughter. Yes, laughter.
You see, because of that divorce, I am happy. I have a good life. If that divorce hadn't happened would I have met Ryan? Most likely no. I wouldn't live here in this cozy house on acres and acres of gorgeous farm land. I wouldn't have Dylan and Ethan. Could I have met someone else and been just as happy? Maybe. But you know what? Maybe not...If that divorce hadn't happened, I could be alone and miserable. Ryan and I are so great together, I really cant imagine there being someone else out there better suited for me. And I love where I live. What if something would have taken me to a city life? I'm not that person. So every year around this time (and usually some random time at least once more through the year) I am reminded how lucky I am. I am reminded how happy and I am now and how if my parent's would have stayed together, I may not be this happy.
I think the divorce set in motion so many little things. Like my grandparents taking my brother and I on little trips here and there. If my parent's had stayed together, would they have been so involved in our lives as they are/were? Maybe not...And my mom's side of the family. They included my brother and I on their family vacations to Myrtle Beach. Would we have had that chance to be so close to them and be with them each year on these vacations? Maybe not...I have so many wonderful memories from the trips with the different parts of my family. They each offered us something different on the trips. Now, because they all offered us a chance to travel and see things, I love to travel. And I have been able to share that with Ryan and now the kids! We now want to travel and do things. What if my parents had stayed together. I may not have gotten the chance to experience these things.
And I think I have an understanding and appreciation for certain things because of the divorce. When he starts on his speech about how different things could be, it really does make me count my blessings. I wouldn't want things to be different. I am right where I am supposed to be. And that divorce...well, that started me down the road to my happy life. I have a ton of wonderful childhood memories. And now I have an awesome family. It makes me sad to think that the things I have seen, done, heard and been apart of (good and bad) and where I am now, may have never have happened.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Week 20 photo

Another sunset. But the sun was gorgeous. I also wanted to show a difference between photos. This first one I want to show you is not as dramatic, and not as beautiful. In this first photo I exposed the photo so you could see detail in some of the surrounding things. Just not that pretty...

Now, on this second photo, I exposed for the sun only. Meaning I only wanted the sun to show up correctly. To show up like I was seeing it. I didnt care about the detail in the surrounding area. Same photo, just a few seconds difference. But this second one is much more dramatic, and much prettier.

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