Thursday, June 30, 2016

A boy and a horse...

Feeding a horse in a swimsuit - we're busy living the summer life!
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Nikon D750 | Lens 85mm | Aperature 3.2 | Shutter 200 | ISO 400

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Briggs 1 month...

I was cleaning up my photo library when I came across many from Briggs' first month of life that I never posted. I kept thinking I was going to post them but the reality of the situation was I was drowning and blogging wasn't on the top of my priority list.

Instead I was snuggling this little guy. And every couple days I would have to pull out the camera because he was getting bigger.
Baby's first month photos
Baby's first month photos
Baby's first month photos
Baby's first month photos
Baby's first month photos
Baby's first month photos
Baby's first month photos
Baby's first month photos
Baby's first month photos
Baby's first month photos
Baby's first month photos
I want to go back to that stage - minus the postpartum emotions and recovery. I want to be in that moment without the grogginess. It seems cruel to have a woman go through all that she does to bring a baby into this world only to make the first month a difficult transition so she has a hard time remembering the snuggly, stay in a ball stage!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

You get what you pay for...

They say you get what you pay for...but what if you don't get what you pay for?!

I host all the photos on this blog at photobucket. Not that I love photobucket, but it's where I landed 8 years ago and now it would be a nightmare to switch over. A few years back I reached the maximum photos for the free account and started paying for the service - should've switched then. But I didn't, so now I have 8 years of photos sitting in my account and as of lately, photobucket has been anything but reliable. At least once a month for the past several months I've experienced at least 24 hours where I couldn't access the photos and a few times that my blog couldn't access the photos which meant none of my photos would show up.

Such is the case today. I can't upload photos. I can't create links for photos. So instead of getting a fun silhouette of Bennett feeding the horse - you get my complaint against photobucket. I keep telling myself I need to switch services but the work associated with it is daunting. So I live with it and every time the site is down, it moves up on my to-do list!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

The world...

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We went on a family walk to an area that overlooked the city. It was dark and all the kids could see was the city lights in the far distance. They couldn't see the canal several feet away. They couldn't see the brush directly in front of them. Bennett was in awe of the view and innocently said, "You can see the whole world from here."

After that night each time we went on a family walk, Bennett asked if we could go to the place to see the world. We've seen the "world" several times since then and each time Bennett is just as impressed as the first time. As far as he's concerned, the view in front of him is the world. It's Arizona and Idaho and China all together, and he can see it all.

I didn't burst his bubble. And you know what - one day he'll look over that same ridge and he'll no longer think its the world. Not that anyone has to tell him, he'll just know. In fact, he'll probably forget that he ever thought it was the world. But I'll remember. I want to remember. I want to remember his perspective at this age.
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