Friday, June 22, 2012


These past few weeks have been a whirlwind... actually... the entire month of June has been crazy. Finishing up a job for the summer, going to Washington, and then coming home and starting a new job. I feel as though I'm still trying to wrap my head around it.

To be honest, my room is messy. My desk is overflowing, and my mind is cluttered. I can't even really remember why I started writing this.

I have hundreds of photos to edit. I have multiple CD's of pictures I have yet to send to people. Life is good. Life is crazy.

The problem with editing is that I love it when I first start editing a session, but about 2/3rds of the way through I get bored. Yes, bored. I understand more now why certain photographers limit the amount of pictures they put on their CD's for their clients :)

Other than the fact that I get tired of editing, it has been exciting to look back on the past year, and see how my photography "business" (if I can even call it that) has grown. So, spread the word for me, PLEASE!

Ok, now I remember why I started writing this... I've been working at my new job for a little bit over a week, and I really really like it. I think I needed the change in pace desperately. I really miss my three other boys, but I know I will see them again at the end of the summer. I am thankful, however, that the two boys that I watch now - Eshan (5), and Devan (3) have the sweetest personalities.

E and D are incredibly energetic, but their personalities are so sweet and loving. I feel as though this is a much slower pace job, and we have more time to just enjoy the beauty and simplicity of life.

That's not to say I'm not busy.... I am, and time flies when I'm at work.

I'm not writing this to compare the children I watch. I am more just writing this to be thankful for the change. I was getting so worn out, and although I'm doing something very similar, it has the differences that I needed.

I know that as time continues to move, the newness will wear off, and the boys will probably not like me nearly as much, but for now I'm taking what I can get.

The other day the boys mom called me and said, "before I forget to tell you, yesterday after you left, Eshan said, "I really love miss Christina." And we really do"

At another time Eshan commented and said, "You take care of us." I replied and said, "Well that's what I'm supposed to be doing." E then said, "well you do a very good job."

I miss the other boys I watch, I do. I miss the cuddling, and the loving, and I miss the relationship we had built. For now, I'm content to only be working the one job, but I feel as though I'll be ready to start working two jobs in the fall.

I feel as though this is one of those times that God had a wonderful plan for me, and I became upset about it, and then I finally realized that it was a good plan all along. It was for the better.

Jeremiah 29:11 

**** Hopefully I'll start uploading a few pictures to my website, soon! So be on the lookout!****

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sleeping Babies

I just realized that I have multiple pictures of sleeping children. Here are a few of the places these kids have fallen asleep.

Asher in the grocery cart

Asher on the stairs

Asher in the stroller 

Deb had left the kids asleep upstairs, and so I spent the morning downstairs. I came upstairs from the basement, and found Grady sleeping on the couch like this. 

Asher crawled up on the couch and fell asleep. 

Asher asleep in the stroller at the library

Asher asleep in the car

Grady asleep on the way home from church 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Long Summer Days

I feel like my life only became busier after I finished school. I just finished my last day of work for the majority of the summer yesterday... well at least my job of nannying the three little boys I have been nannying. I start my new nanny job a week from tomorrow. Here's a little look into our last few days together... okay, just our second to last day... I am not so great at taking my camera with me :)

We are loving the warmer days.

Asher did not enjoy the  spray park at first. He would not let me go... and he just screamed. 

Although it had to be above 80 out, the boys kept complaining about the cold. 

Finally, Asher decided that it looked fun. The first thing to do is drink it, obviously. 

And squat on it. 

Asher was funny. Every few minutes he would come to me and dry off his hands, and then run right back in to the water. 

I looked over at Max, and caught him preparing to go back into the water. What a funny kid. 

Well I'm off to Washington for the next week! I'm sure I'll have plenty of pictures for you when I get back. If I ever finish editing them.