Rory + Potting Soil

I don’t believe I’ve shown this photo of Rory yet. It is one of my favorite. It’s just so pitiful and funny to me. She dumped some potting soil over her head, for who knows what reason, and I had the camera out, so…


Blessed with some Photos

Today I am sitting outside with my three youngest children, enjoying the summer heat. (Drew is off on an extended bike ride with Kevin.)  I am finding myself feeling very thankful for my family and my home, and my hard-working hubby. We are a small percentage of the world that gets to enjoy carefree moments like this one. We are blessed, indeed.

Here are some recent and random shots.
7 Days, Day 2

Here is a recent self portrait of me and my bedroom mural… The mural is not quite finished yet, I think I will add a small bit of color to the bird, and then I need to touch up the rest of the black.
7 Days, Day 1: Me and the Four

Another self portrait with all of the kiddos.  It may or may not be surprising to some how hard it is to coordinate a shot like this with four wiggly and “hard of hearing” little kids.

Rory at the park

Rory likes to slide!

Evidence. I actually ran today. Maybe 2 miles, 5.5 miles total active walking/running.
I have been working out for about 2 months straight now, and once a week Kevin and I go running in the hills out behind our house. I’m proud to say that I’ve been able to run 3 miles without stopping several times now. (I know that’s not much compared to what some people can run, but it’s a big deal for me.)

Me and Beau laughing like crazy people
Beau and I were goofing around a while back, taking photos. It’s too bad there’s no audio with this shot, because is laughing so hard he can barely contain himself. He’s a funny kid.

Drew's Comic
A comic that Drew drew. I believe he sent this one to his uncle Philip. He’s getting pretty creative these days.

2012 MS Walk

All Four of my biggest blessings on the loose!
Back in May, we participated in the Glenwood Springs MS Walk, in honor of my mom. We were actually able raise over $800, which was a surprise for me.  (I was/am our team’s captain.)  We will be making this a yearly thing.  And actually, you can still donate, or even join our team if you want. Summer’s Skippers MS Walk Page

Here are more shots from that event.
Run, Rory! Run!

Glenwood Canyon

Walking for this Special Lady
My mom and dad. My mom walks with the poles to help her stay stable. She also tends to weave from side to side, so we were joking that she actually walked twice as far as the rest of us. Haha. We’re just thankful that she’s able to walk!

Climbing Wall
At the destination, there was this fun thing to climb on. It was not at all overlooked by the boys.

Selah and the boys
Or the girls.

Papa likes to play too
Papa Alan, jumping around with the rest of us…

Grandma taking Pictures and Papa watching
Grandma Summer with her new obsession, photography. Not an opportunity is lost on this one.

Jumping Around
Action shot.

Rory Walking on the Edge
The Daredevil.

MS Walk
Goofing around…

Glenwood Canyon
Canyon Scenery.

Big Cloud, Glenwood canyon
It’s a great place to walk. 🙂