What the heck has happened to me? I get a new lens & have absolutely no desire to take pictures. If you read Ken’s blog, you know that I’m actually being pretty creative but just not in the camera way. By the time I’m done working on his party for the day, I’m pretty much done for the day. And this is what happens when I’m done.



Behind the scenes

I love that I have someone else in the house participating in the 365 challenge with me. He helps me stay motivated and I try to help him. And sometimes, when I don’t have an idea for a photo (even with a new lens), it really comes in handy!


Game night

So, today Jackson told me that he missed Ethan so much when he went to bed last night that he almost cried. I almost cried when he said that. He seems to be holding up today. This morning we went to see Shrek Ever After. Two of the local movie theaters offer free or $1 movies during the summer. And tonight, the three of us played Uno. Jackson & I won most of the rounds but we let Ken win one (Jackson’s idea).


In other news, my new lens should be here tomorrow! I’m so excited to see that UPS truck stop at my house. I’m hoping that this one won’t break quite as easily as my other one did. 

Calgon who?

I’m in full party planning mode. My mom and I are helping to throw a baby shower for our friend on Saturday. And I’m also consumed with planning a 40th birthday for a certain husband and dad. Everywhere I go, I’m looking for something for either party. And I love it. But sometimes I just need to have a tiny little break. Just for a few minutes. Just enough time to enjoy a bit of chocolate. And Dove does it oh, so right.



Long, party of three

So, we sent Ethan off to camp today. Sleepaway camp. For six days. Boy, that was…interesting. It’s his first time being away from us. We’ve gone away a few times but he’s always stayed with family. This is the first time he’s gone and we’ve stayed. For weeks he’s been excited. He’s talked about it and imagined how it is going to be. Until today. Today, right as church was over, he turned to me and started crying, saying he didn’t want to go. He was afraid that he’d be all alone with thousands of kids he didn’t know. I reassured him that he’d be fine and I thought that was the end of the conversation. Not quite. Not even close, actually. There were lots of tears and even a request to stay behind. In the end he went and I’m sure he’ll have a good time. I texted one of the older teens as well as a chaperone and have it on good authority that he’s doing just fine and actually having a good time. He’ll be home late Friday night & I fully expect him to have so much fun & not even want to come home.

So it’s just the three of us this week. It’ll be quite different for Jackson. He’s used to having Ethan around all the time. They’re brothers and best friends. It’ll be interesting to see how he does this week without his buddy around.

We headed to the beach this evening. It’s not the best beach around and it proved that fact today. It was quite mucky and stinky so we didn’t stay long. We played ‘Round and ‘Round the Garden”. Here’s Jackson “treating” me to a round.

And my photo of the day. I swear I have no idea where this boy gets his lashes from – it’s not me! Why is it always the boys that have the beautiful lashes?


Hope you had a lovely weekend!