well, i feel like it's time to write down what's been happening lately. don't think this post will be epic, interweb friends. it won't be. but it's life. and when i look back on life, i think the everyday and mundane will be my favorite posts to read.
in the mundane and details are where we live. it's our address. and i don't care who's reading and who's not and what will garner more followers and comments. this blog's main purpose is to document our life and tell people what God has done. as much as i love that instagram can document our minute by minute in little snapshots, blogging wins in telling stories and writing details that will get overlooked in quick twitter, instagram and Facebook posts.
we had chicken pox this week.
don't cry for me argentina. when you choose not to get vaccinated for pox, you know that you will get them and when you do...you let the immune system do what it does best. get immune. some of you will judge me for this. it's ok. since i am quarantined, i have plenty of time for internet fights that serve no purpose. i just made myself laugh. as usual. all that to say, chicken pox are itchy and my kids look like (and are treated like) they have leprosy. as a hermit, this is simply a dream come true. i have an excuse to live in a cave.
lila had it the worst. exhibit A. the bark looks worse than the bite.
layne had it bad but not worse than lila.
penelope has yet to show any sign of pox. perhaps it will show up next week. yay!
anyway, we survived it. no one died. calamine ruled the home with an iron fist and i learned to make their own natural oatmeal bath remedy. everyone wins. i deserve a gold medal for being mean a lot.
another thing i've been doing a lot lately is taking pictures of other people with my real camera, not my iphone camera. surprise, i actually use that giant thing. my sister and i have been shooting weddings and families a lot lately and it's been a real blast.
i am feeling more creative than i ever have in my life and more tired than i've ever been. sleep is truly overrated. i watched a decorating show the other night, and at 10 pm, grabbed a glass bowl off the shelf and spray painted it white. i had to do something creative immediately or i thought my brain would explode. i sat out in the hot spray painting in the night and thinking, why am i not in my bed? am i even spray painting this for reals or in a dream? why am i humming the barney song?
back to what i was saying...i am amazed that God continues to shine when we are at our weakest. it is a good reminder that everything good comes from Him. i feel like i am at my worst most days...yet, my kids still hug me and love me, my husband endures with me and pursues me still, and our photography business is thriving despite insecurities in my heart. i'm blown away at the undeserved goodness even with some background hardship and suffering going on in our lives.
ya, so that was a completely random post that i just wanted to document as a snapshot of our life and my heart.
"would ya look at that? just look at it."