Since we've been back from vacation, a whole bunch of things have been goin' on around here:
1. My computer crashed. Like the hard drive is toast. Done. No way of fixing it. Ever.
2. Because I back up my hard drive very regularly, I didn't lose anything.
3. I praised Jesus for my backed up hard drive.
4. I have been so stinkin' tired. We went on vacation for a few weeks, and it took me a few weeks to recover. I'm feeling much more rested now.
5. I kinda lost that bloggy feeling. I cracked open my computer ONCE in three weeks. And, I liked it. A lot.
6. I've been working on some work projects that I have LOVED. But, they've been taking up my computer time and this blog has been on ye olde back burner.
7. My father-in-law had emergency heart surgery back home, and we took a whirlwind trip to be with him and our family. (He's doing SO great now. Praising Jesus for that, too!)
And, mostly - I've just been getting back at life. Finishing up the summer. Enjoying visits from family and friends. Getting the boys back to school. Starting fall sports. Cooking. Cleaning. Laundry. All the things that make up life for a thirty-something, frazzled, stay-at-home Mom.
But, this week, I have FINALLY finished getting my photos updated in my Short Shots 365 Project. I gave myself much grace as I've worked through them - not rushing, but enjoying sorting and editing, and I'm finally ready to share them all.
I am going to finish this project. Even though finishing isn't always easy for me, I am determined to finish this year of photos. And, joyfully!
So, here they are - the last month and a half of photos.
And, a glimpse of all we've been up to!
Our vacation at Deep Creek Lake:
August 6, 2011 - Welcome to the Lake.
August 7, 2011 - Ready For Their First Boat Ride.
August 8, 2011 - Ringing the Dinner Bell!
August 9, 2011 - A Rainy Morning.
August 10, 2011 - "I wuv da rain!"
August 11, 2011 - Not So Sure About This.
August 12, 2011 - Lovin' the Breeze.
August 13, 2011 - Campfire.
August 14, 2011 - S'mores.
August 15, 2011 - Lake House at Night.
August 16, 2011 - "Can you believe this, Dad?"
August 17, 2011 - Our Sunshine.
August 18, 2011 - Sunset.
August 19, 2011 - At the Shore.
August 20, 2011 - Our Captain!
August 21, 2011 - Dinnertime.
August 22, 2011 - Best Grilled Chicken Recipe on Earth. (recipe soon!)
August 23, 2011 - Homemade Donuts and Apple Fritters.
August 24, 2011 - My first boy. (Love him!)
August 25, 2011 - They loved the boat.
August 25, 2011 - Playing cards. (His way!).
August 27, 2011 - Last Day. :(
August 28, 2011 - Our gracious hosts.
My husband and I took a quick trip to New York City together. We weren't there to sightsee, just to have some time away together. It was fabulous!
August 29, 2011 - Welcome to New York City!
August 30, 2011 - People. Everywhere.
August 31, 2011 - Homeless? Nope.
September 1, 2011 - FREE HUGS!
September 2, 2011 - Checking on my boys. (I missed them!)
We ended our vacation time with a stop in Williamsburg, VA - because we KNEW the boys would love it! Did they ever!
September 3, 2011 - Williamsburg, VA.
September 4, 2011 - The ones I love.
September 5, 2011 - I could live here.
September 6, 2011 - So quaint.
September 7, 2011 - Peek-a-boo.
September 8, 2011 - Doin' what they do.
September 9, 2011 - How precious are they?
September 10, 2011 - Us.
And, since we've been home, we've celebrated some really special events!
September 11, 2011 - Happy 1st Birthday, Whitman!
September 12, 2011 - Jack's Birthday Party! (A sneak peek.)
We've also just returned to "normal" life. Back to our home that we love, our toys, and our daily activities:
September 13, 2011 - They make me happy.
September 14, 2011 - "I sweepy, Momma."
September 15, 2011 - Creating.
September 16, 2011 - My Lincoln.
September 17, 2011 - Buddies were here.
A few memories from my cell phone:
September 18, 2011 - Jack.
September 19, 2011 - My college dorm. (Wow. The memories!)
September 20, 2011 - Mr. Max.
A photo shoot with my precious little niece, Clara:
September 21, 2011 - She loves her giraffe.
September 22, 2011 - So girly.
September 23, 2011 - She really loves her Momma.
And, just life, life, and more life. I've got a really good one, and I'm so thankful to God for it.
September 24, 2011 - Rita's!
September 25, 2011 - Chillin'.
September 26, 2011 - A new favorite.
September 27, 2011 - So delicious.
September 28, 2011 - Happy to be home, again.