I occasionally come by, hoping inspiration will hit…but it never does! Sometimes, however, pushing through is the key!!
Not much changes around here – for which I’m pretty glad! Bill has been working for his former employer a few days a week, and heads out of town every once in awhile. When he’s not out of town, he’s busy working in his barn, or “sup’n up” Titus’ battery powered jeep! That boy LOVES his Papa!! He hits our property asking, ‘Where’s Papa??” And nothing suits his day better than working on stuff with Bill. Nathanael was much that way about Bill at that age – just loved being with his Daddy! Nathanael’s bent soon turned from trucks to baseball, but we’ll see if Titus’ passion for Monster Trucks ever fades!
Pamela and Will made it possible for me to come up for a visit, and I LOVED being with my Baby Girl and her family! During my visit, they had little Levi’s dedication service.
He is the sweetest thing!! When he smiles, my heart just melts into a puddle! He still enjoys eating, and especially enjoys his big sister!
I get tickled at how they “play” together – he just chuckles as she climbs on him, balances things on his head, and points out his eyes, ears, nose, and mouth! Chloe Grace just started walking this week, at 18 months! In many ways, this will be a help to Pamela, but I can imagine in some ways, her life just got more complicated! Pamela definitely has her hands full, but as tired as she is, she loves it! Will and Pamela are wonderful parents, and I loved being there, watching their little family!
Back on the homefront, I am still keeping the grandkids 2 days a week, and loving every minute of it! Arulai is growing up so fast, and I’m trying my best to keep up with her. She is so very smart, and oh, so creative!! She wants to have an Easter party with me, and has already begun making decorations. She was showing me what she’s made so far, and I was truly amazed at her talent! She’s really gifted! Of course, creativity nearly always brings a HUGE mess, but the end result is fabulous, and Arulai is learning to clean up after herself very well!
My little Selah…what can I say. The Amplified Bible translates selah as “pause, and think of that.” To me, that fits my little Selah. She is a restful pause, and gives one time to reflect. She loves to snuggle, and if she does wander outside to play with brother or sister or Papa, it usually isn’t very long before she’s right back in with me. And I love it! I’ve just made up my mind that I have 4+ days of the week to get all my work done, and my 2 days/3 nights with the grands are for enjoying them! I definitely get tired (I am old, after all! 😉 ) but I truly love having them!!
On the work front, Bill is still somewhat working from home, although most of the time he doesn’t feel like it! His former hotshot boss calls him in as a sub at least 2, usually more, days a week, so Bill often doesn’t feel like he can ever get much accomplished at home. It can be frustrating, but it also helps keep the bills paid…mostly, anyway!
The photography business is AMAZINGLY busy right now!! Dannye Reigh feels like she is drowning in Photoshop most of the time! We’ve had a great time with our clients, mostly High School Seniors at this time of the year. Some of our seniors have been children I used to keep when I worked at After School care for the YMCA – just driving home how OLD I am!! I love hearing these kids express their affection for me, though, and it has been really sweet to touch base with them again! Dannye has also done several newborn sessions, her favorite type of session. It’s been super busy, but summer is coming, and photography usually slows down about then!
Well, I’m off to watch Frozen for the 4th time – this time with Dannye Reigh!