On our way home from Oklahoma we stayed with some friends that lived in Gateway CO. They live just a short drive from Gateway Canyons... so we headed there for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. It was SUUPER windy, and there was a fire in the area, so the smoke rolled in and hid the pretty blue skies. We had planned to take the kids to the Arches National Park, but the wind kind of ruined that plan!
After eating at the Paradox Grille:
..we walked around the grounds and I snapped some pictures. But it was SOO windy and the smoke was starting to get stronger, so we ended up cutting the trip a little short and headed back to the house to relax and visit. I wish I could have taken more pictures, everything was so gorgeous. I couldnt believe how much the area had grown, there were a couple new buildings that werent there 5 years ago when we had visited last. :)
It is rare that I am on the other side of the camera.. and for good reason! I rarely like pictures of myself, and in the above picture you wouldnt know I've lost 12 pounds since January... but my girls look sweet, and by golly I need to get better about posting/accepting pictures of myself.
We have pictures taken of Trinity in this same Ice Cream Truck when she was much littler. :) They are adorable, and I need to scan them. :)
It has been quiet around here, and I'm sorry about that. I'm just having a hard time transitioning back into a semi regular posting schedule. I havent been feeling super inspired lately, and I've enjoyed it. When I am inspired (which is most of the time) it can be a struggle turning it off and on. Because my most important job is to be a mom first, it can get mentally draining trying to keep things at a manageable level, always feeling I need to juggle my time. It has been really nice to just feel relaxed and not have the computer begging me to work on projects. :) School will be out in just a few days, so I'm going to keep easing ever so slowly back into a routine. Maybe this way I can better control it! :) I'm sure most of you moms can relate to what I am feeling?
I'm not gonna lie though- the new issue of Dreamer Journal came out today- and I felt an immediate spark of inspiration while browsing the pages. I could have totally ran with it this morning... but I decided today was not the day. :) When I'm ready I'll take another glance and it will be right there again, when I am ready for it. ;) I was so excited when I spotted my ice cream printables in one of the styled shoots. ADORABLE. :)