Friday, July 29, 2011

Foto Friday

I am NOT abandoning my blog today! Instead I'm going to play a little photo catch up from the last few weeks.

While waiting for kid exchange, a moon roof can be a cool place to hang

Paris in Vegas will probably be the closest I ever get

Last weekend Maiken, Britta and I all flew up to Boise for a quick visit with our Aunt Chris who is dying from cancer. Thanks to Britta we wanted to make sure we took the opportunity while she was visiting because you just never know when it will be your last visit. Even though she is the one that is sick she spoiled the three of us. We just spent lazy days lounging on couches talking. Exactly what we wanted. With occasional interruptions from the cats.

Boots made sure everything was ok outside by keeping watch on his perch by the window.

Chance kept hidden the first day, but much to the surprise of my aunt, decided we were ok enough to come out for a visit and even allowed some scratching.

Cancer sucks. And its a horrible awful thing to watch someone struggle with it. But you know what, it gave us a chance to say goodbye. And that's such a hard thing to do but I wouldn't trade that weekend away. I know I have friends who wish they'd had the opportunity to say goodbye. And I'm glad we didn't pass up that blessing.

Britta and the girls have gone home but we got a nice long visit from them. The day before they left we went up the canyon for a picnic. Attempts were made to get some good group shots of the kids. Sometimes the out takes are just as awesome if for nothing else, to showcase the kids personalities.

And someday I will learn that having them say something to try and break up the forced smiles, doesn't usually work out that well

And because it's still making me laugh

Friday, July 15, 2011

Foto Friday

This week has been a very somber one. Two friends lost parents very unexpectedly this week. They both said goodbye to them today and its definitely one of those times when you feel at a loss for words. And so instead, I'll give them photos.

For Brenda

For Wade

Last night

There was a beautiful full moon last night and I tried to take a photo but realized I wasn't up on my night time photo taking skills. I would have just deleted this but at the funeral Wade's sister mentioned how special the full moon was too their family. So for that reason, I'm posting it.

I love you guys and feel very blessed to have you as friends. My heart hurts for you and your families and I hope that in time you are able to be comforted by the memories of your parents.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Foto Friday

I've been neglecting my blog lately, just need a break sometimes. So I'm taking a break here for a few days.

So hopefully when I get back, things will resume. Hope you all have a great weekend.