Cook out food. Definitely makes you believe it's still the height of summer, even when the evenings are getting dark by 8 o'clock. Kids wearing sandals (or wandering around barefoot) and showing off their popsicle tongues. Vegetables from the garden...sittin' pretty on my counter.
And then of course, "School" pictures. I love my camera so much that I've more or less decided that we're never doing "professional" pictures again. Besides, my kids sit much better for me than they would for any other person alive. Don't you agree?
Of course, I didn't post the out-takes. They weren't quite as spectacular, although they were much funnier. Chandler sulking because he didn't WANT to take just one more picture. Kellar sticking his tongue out at me. Dawson trying to crawl away. Nadia's hair looking ever so slightly disorganized. Ah, the dance that is photographing children.
"I'm not a bit changed--not really. I'm only just pruned down and branched out. The real ME--back here--is just the same." -Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables/
I am married to a strong and handsome Mexican-looking Japanese guy. Our four children are as adorable as all the kids in high school said they would be. I love to sing, play piano, take pictures, read, and be outside (when it's not too hot OR cold). Sometimes I write. I love it when it's quiet. I'm thrilled that God is showing me how to love, obey, and praise Him.