Parents, if you want wonderful pictures of your children, never teach them to say "cheese"! Please learn from my mistake or you will have thousands of photos just like mine - squinted eyes, scrunched up noses, clenched teeth, and an image that just screams "say cheez!!!". Join me while I search for that one perfect shot that doesn't conjure up images of dairy products. Oh, and unless you like that *messy* look, you'll probably want to clean their faces before you snap away. I never seem to remember myself.

An imporant sidenote is to make sure you document your life! Recording the little details of the who, what, where, when, & why makes for wonderful stories and captures your life for years to come. Because if you are like me, you'll forget it all 5 minutes later!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

little breather

“There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations.”
- Washington Irving

No matter the age, nature shows her power to calm and restore the heart, mind, and soul. Spending time outdoors in the pure and pristine countryside awakens the senses while simultaneously relaxing the body. The effect is magical and medicinal in both the young and the not so young.

I'm so grateful that I have the opportunity to experience these cherished moments with my children and help them develop a great appreciation for our world. It is my, and their, little breather in this sometimes chaotic life we live.