It is nearly impossible to blog with my children in the same room.
If school is out, children are in the same room as me.
My children love me.
I love them.
Even awesome moms need a break now and then.
Summer is in full swing.
The the flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, the kids are fighting.
I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest…could life get any better than this?
Well, maybe a little.
But lets focus on the positives, shall we?
It might look like my children are exploring the wilderness here.
You might imagine that we were on a family hike, enjoying nature and being fit as a family.
But actually, they were playing in a friend’s yard.
Because this is what yards look like here.
This is why you, too, should live in the Pacific Northwest.
You might look at this image and think the same thing. In reality, this was just yards away from a playground and barbecue in full-swing.
Sometimes, in life, it’s all about perspective.
All about choosing what we see.
All about our frame of reference.
All about the moments in time I choose to preserve with my camera.
Things to keep in perspective:
All of my children are potty-trained
Sometimes children leave and move to New Zealand. This is kind of happy and kind of sad.
Someday my son will sleep all night long. And if he doesn’t? It will be his wife’s problem, not mine.
Today is Independence Day. I am proud to be an American.
Even if I am married to a Canadian, gave birth to a Canadian and have a New Zealander for a son-in-law.