Welcome to Not Me! Monday, where you can be brutally honest about all of your faults and live to laugh about it. Hope on over to MckMama's blog and see what everyone else hasn't been doing.
I most certainly didn't just delete this whole post by hitting the backspace key. For some reason it took me back to my dashboard, and hadn't saved anything. I didn't cuss. No, really, I didn't.
I didn't go to bed at 6 this morning and then get up at 11:30. I never stay up until the sun rises when I know I have to be up in a few hours. I am way too responsible for that. I *always* get the reccomended 8 hours of sleep. Always.
Friday night when we were predicted to get several (3-6) inches of snow. When I went to bed at a very late hour (like 3 am) and there was no snow on the ground, I did not say 'I will never, ever, ever trust another weather person again. Ever.' I did not stomp around here like a small child, and go to bed in a huff.
Saturday morning I didn't wake up to a winter wonderland and feel like an idiot for my little snit the night before. I also didn't spend hours tromping around in the bitter cold taking pictures while it was still sleeting. I have much better sense than that.
I didn't take the most fantastic pictures of my kids yesterday. Okay, yes, I did. Just go look :) They're freaking awesome. There are days I feel like I'm not a good photographer, but on days like yesterday, well, I know better:)
I do not plan on going back out in the snow today (although it isn't cold today and the snow is melting rapidly) to take more pictures of my kids, and my nephews. I'm not obsessed. I'm not.
I'm not really, really sad that the snow is melting so soon. It's only been three days. I totally could live somewhere that it snowed on a regular basis. I will greatly miss the snow. Greatly.
I do not want you to go look at those fantastic photos from yesterday. No, really. Don't. :)
I'm a wife. I'm a mom. I'm a photographer. I'm a lover of Jesus. My house is a mess, my kids are dirty, we eat take out more often than not. My life is loud, busy and crazy. And that's okay with me.
This is Eric, the man you've been praying for. He's a paramedic. He quilts in his spare time. No, I couldn't make that up :) He has NASH (a form of liver disease, non-alcoholic) and diabetes, but those things don't define him. He's a man of God, an insanely wonderful husband, and the best daddy in the world.. Just ask these guys..
Our daughter Ali, she's 9. She's fiercely opinionated and strong willed. She's a Daddy's girl, but the umbilical cord hasn't but cut from me, either. She's a gymnast, and proud of it. She spends more time upside down or turning flips than she does walking. She's crazy smart, and absolutely sure of it. She is my insufferable little know it all.
Our son Dylan, 7. We lovingly refer to him as Chubs. Or Chubby. Or fat boy. Ahem. He is all boy, as you can see by his crazy wild energy. He has the highest pain tolerance of any child I have ever met. He plays soccer and does gymnastics, but truly he is a gamer, a nerd. He is an avid reader and loves to climb. Not to be outdone by his sister, he's a drama king, but to him, I'm the best mommy in the world.
I'm here to use my voice. So many people can't. In a world of darkness, I just want to help God's light to shine through. I pray that my words are His, and my love is His, as well. This is my journey through the darkness. To start are the beginning of the story, click here.