Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Those little moments

Last night, after dinner and before bath and bedtime, Tim & Teagan & Jake & I went for a walk.

We didn't go far, it didn't take long. We walked down by the river and watched the birds and the ducks, saw the boats go by and looked for planes in the sky. It was relaxing, it was good for us, it was easy and it was FREE! ;-)

We spend so much time and money away from home. We make plans to go out and do 'fun' things and forget how much fun and relaxation there is to be had without even leaving the neighborhood.

I'm hoping we'll do this more often. Appreciate the little things, the simple things, the little moments. Remember how lucky we are to have each other, to have a nice home in a good area with nature so close by. Next week I want to take Kailyn along, because she will love it. Because she is still young enough (just like Teagan) to appreciate those little moments.

And maybe Tim and I can learn, through the eyes of our children, to appreciate the little moments too.

Monday, July 27, 2009

The rear view mirror

It's time to start blogging.

I set this blog up quite a while ago with the intent of sharing pictures of Teagan, stories about motherhood, successes with the step-kids and general rants and raves. It's been last on my to do list since then, as you'll note by the TWO posts I've made since I created it.

I realized today that in addition to unloading via writing, the blog offers an opportunity to collectively sort thru and look back at where you've been and how you've felt. Much like the journaling I've done throughout my life, I think blogging can (and will) help me to understand myself better, observe my growth and assess my decisions. Not to mention give me an opportunity to quickly scan back and see my adorable little guy grow up!

So here's the first in what I hope will be daily blog posts. I can't promise to be witty and entertaining all the time, though I hope it will get easier with time. The pictures, however, I promise will continue to be fabulous. With the subject I'm photographing I just don't think even I can go wrong.