Why hello there! It’s me, Amy. Yes, I still blog here. Or at least I used to. Sheesh! What a month! Who knew that the hardest thing about writing a book is figuring out what to blog about while you’re writing it. Seriously though, I never thought about it until now, but goodness, it’s true for me. I’m neck deep in the most fulfilling sewing of my life, and sitting down here to blog to you about pictures from my family vacation. It’s bizarre.
So last week we enjoyed an amazing long weekend getaway up in the Rocky Mountains with extended family. The only regrettable bit was that Russ ended up getting ill the day before we were set to drive up, so I took all 4 of our kids up by myself. !!!! Yes, I know. I don’t know if ‘relaxing’ is quite the right descriptor…invigorating? Exhaustingly beautiful? No matter, because we made some great memories.
This one was funny…my sister, cousin, and I were enjoying this gorgeous view while taking a dip in the hot tub, and of course posting pictures of this idyllic scene all over social media like crazy. If only folks knew how utterly chaotic this hot tub dip actually was. Our hair and faces were dripping wet as our 4 little girls splashed like maniacs, getting in, then out, in, then out, in and out over and over again to play mini golf in the course that surrounded the hot tub, while they sang the Frozen soundtrack at the top of their lungs. It was anything but relaxing, but somehow this view made it all ok.
So yes, the weekend in the mountains. Amazing. Just what I needed, sort of. But that was just a small bit of all the beauty that seemed to surround me this week. Just this morning, my happy little 4yo ran inside to show me that one of our snowball bushes had finally bloomed. I grabbed my camera and literally had time to snap just one photo in auto-mode- this was it. Zero editing, no filters. Just this gem, a gift. Might be my favorite picture ever!
Well, then of course we had to run outside and take a few more.
Another fun shot from today, and I was excited to get it because I feel like my family spends so much time doing this- wrestling and tickling- and I have the hardest time capturing the sheer fun of these crazy times. What a joy to have caught this moment…
The kids are really growing- especially the boys who got their second much-needed haircut this week. How did my babies turn into little boys in just 10 minutes?
Ooh, and I had to laugh at this. Do you happen to remember that post from a couple of years ago when I met Anna Maria Horner for the first time, and was wearing a dress I made in her fabric, using her Museum Tunic pattern? This was me about 2 weeks before I gave birth to the twins wearing that dress….
And here is my 6yo wearing the same exact dress, out to dinner for her birthday last week. She insists it’s her size, and somehow I can’t argue.
Frankly, I’m just glad it’s getting some use!
Well there’s a little slice of life through my lens right now! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’re well, and that you’re enjoying some beautiful moments! <BIG HUG!>