Monday, June 27, 2016

Weekend Wedding

Last week my family headed to Pegosa Spring for a cousin's wedding.  It was set in the beautiful Colorado mountains complete with a beautiful barn reception.  We danced the night away outside the barn complete with white little lights above our head.  

It has been awhile since we have been to a wedding.  So fun to see the sight of young love with their whole futures ahead of them.  Of course the little ones in the wedding have a way of stealing the show!

We were lucky enough to be in one of the front rows to capture a couple of shots.  

My aunt and uncle and grandparents of the bride. I thought they looked so cute!  They have been married a long time.  Wonder if they thought back to that day they said their own vows?

My niece who is affectionately called "Minnie Me".   She came out from the shade to get closer to all the action.  

My sister had some babysitting time as we waited for the wedding to start.  

With that the wedding was over and the fun would start.  A wonderful dinner and then a fun dance. My sisters and I love a good dance floor. Really there is no better way to end the night celebrating love and new beginnings.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Smooth Waters

Our first kayak trip of the season.  Felt so good to be on the smooth water in the sun.  Felt good to be outside as a family.  
All of the kids can go out by themselves except Luke.  A little slice of freedom for them.  
We figured out how to take Luke out in his casts. He loved it and was all smiles on this day! It is not always easy all of us together each day so grateful for happy family moments.
Summer is too fast.  Then again it always is.  Hoping for some more family days like this!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Eight Years Family Day

Eight Years home. So many memories so many experiences with this little man.  He has taught me more than I ever could have imagined.  He has worked hard this last year on different parts of life that are hard and sometimes unfair.  I remember that little boy who came home with that smile that won my heart.  He was just two now he is almost ten.  This summer he has been very good at playing with Luke teaching him about Legos and little boy games.  Life is never boring with Andy.  He loves hard and feels deep this boy of mine!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Cute and Three

Just for the record it is not easy to have an Aunt who is a photographer!  She may make you stand in the grass and look at her:)

However, after a venue change and some water she just may get a smile.  Even her lovely assistant, Brianna, could not get a smile most of this photo session.

This little one has her own mind, her own way, and her very own personality.  She is not easily swayed and is as cute as can be!

This is the Aunts favorite photo.  The look of innocence!

Friday, June 3, 2016

My "42" list



Forty two years on earth.  Still figuring out who I am as I ride this full and sometimes crazy life I have. Full of noise with lots of kids, schedules that make my hair gray, and early morning sunrises that bring peace of a new day!

A few years ago I made a list of what makes me Mom/Teri/Wife so one day my kids can learn a little about me.  

1.  Love being a mom of five
2. Married to an amazing man
3.  Chai tea lover
4. Run five days a week
5.  Love podcasts
6. Photos=love
7. Gardening makes me happy
8.  Teri's Photography
9.  Dancer at heart
10.  Adoption advocate
11.  Reading- can't live without it
12.  Color- Blue- Teal
13.  Apple Products
14.  Scared to fly
15.  Jeans most days
16.  Hate socks
17.  Beach- my favorite place
18.  Fresh flowers on my table
19.  Scrapbooking is amazing
20.  Journaler
21.  Love the water
22. Dresses in summer
23.  Love hats
24.  Hate to cook
25.  Knitting love
26.  Believer
27.  Dream house=Farmhouse
28.  Design team dreams
29.  Antique love
30.  Vegetables over meat
31.  Want to hike more
32. Love to be in a kayak
33.  Don't like to drive
34.  Love to ride a bike in a dress
35.  Canon girl
36.  Introvert
37.  Lavender favorite plant
38.  Love old barns
39.  Graham crackers and milk favorite snack
40.  Love to learn
41.  Outside so much better than inside
42.  Thankful for another year!


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

An almost complete season

The month of May is flying by. So many places to be, events to attend, and jobs to do. It is also a season of change.  This week our oldest will graduate from 8th grade.  In small towns this graduation is an event.  Riley started soccer at four and it has become a huge passion of his.  This week they play to see if their team can make it to the championship games.

It is fun to watch him grow his soccer skills. I am very much your imperfect sports mom as I never can figure out the score and I may have missed a goal or two:)  Grateful in high school there will be score board!  I am full of emotions this week. One moving to high school, one more to middle.  They are working on those wings we are trying to help them grow!  Even if I have missed a goal I have still loved this season of his life!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sunday- Last Day of my Week in the Life project

Sunday, my last day in my week in the life project.  Sunday morning started by Andy making pancakes and then getting ready for church.  Mass for us is at 9:30.  A couple nine year olds found time to make some dog houses before we left for church.

This is not a normal event for Sunday.  Due to a snow out we had a makeup soccer game to play today.  My parents joined us which always makes me grateful for their love of grandchildren.

My usual Sunday involves making some bread for the upcoming week.  One more week of lunches being made.  My favorite all time snack graham crackers and milk.  A snack I remember my Grandma feeding us.  Riley with the paper. I still love getting a regular paper at our house even in these digital days.

Our tired baby.  It is hard to get a nap with these big people's schedule.  Katie is always good for a cuddle.

Brian came back home after a weekend away for work.  Just in time to get the lawns mowed before a little rain.  Andy had a friend over.  This is a big deal at our house.  So glad it went well. I heard a lot of laughing from them.

Tired of being somewhat confined we decided a ride on the bike  couldn't hurt.  My spinach is doing great this year. Looks like we will be eating it daily now!

Brian and his youngest catching up.  Bread is not perfect for sure but it will work for the week.  Makes the house smell good on this rainy cooler day.

The week is over and a new one to begin. I have loved seeing my life this way.  A project I will do again.  We are in a crazy busy season in our life.  Filled with a lot of happenings, but it is just a season.  Three weeks from now our life will look different with school out.  I am grateful for these memories and people in my life!

 
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