This week's theme I made "Proud" and this picture says it all. Our son, Jack, crossed over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. This is a very special and important ceremony that happens. It is something he has been so excited about since he joined Cub Scouts. His goal he says is to be an Eagle Scout some day. But he knows it is hard work to get there. So, he is starting that journey. And we are ever so PROUD of him each and every day!
My sweet daughter had her braces and top/bottom expanders put on this week. She has had quite a sore mouth. So, when I saw the theme I knew it would be of her sweet lips. The poor girl is all chapped and is struggling to eat real food so is sticking to protein shakes and soups at this point. She says it hurts to much to eat real food. We are hoping she will realize she can stick to that kind of "diet" for the next 28 days and definitely not for the next 9-12 months. Oye! I never had expanders so I don't know how that feels, but I had braces and remember the pain on the lips. Oh to go back to that time again. But, she is going to have a million dollar smile when all is said and done... Thank god for Orthodontists!
This week's theme was in the kitchen. My kitchen these days seems to be a never ending place to store school papers, different technology toys, library books, hair accessories and so much more.... It feels like a dumping ground by our kids because it the first place you enter when you come in from our garage. And yet it is the place we come together to eat dinner and talk and do homework and so much more. We congregate there. Some days my husband and I work at the kitchen table in the evening while listening to the girls practicing piano or our son playing his trumpet. We have so many celebrations in this area of our home. It really is the heart of the home when you think about it. I had a hard time capturing an image for this week. But, it was mainly because I have been so sick. That the thought of picking up my camera was the furthest thing from my mind. It just is that way some days. :) And that is okay....
Where do I begin about my favorite thing? It may seem like a strange thing to have as your favorite thing. But there is a story behind this. I was actually very torn between this blanket and my collection of old fashioned cameras. I have a real thing about those cameras. I will have to do a shoot of just those cameras one of these days. Friends and families have learned about my fascination with them and give them to me now as gifts. It is something I just LOVE! And my kids love to play with and look at them and try to figure them out. But I digress...
My blanket. It is a treasured blanket that I have had since I was probably uh 10 maybe? My grandma Marion made it. She made it for my family, but I pretty much snapped it up and it became mine. It has been such a comfort for me through hard times and I know that seems crazy coming from a 40 some year old woman. But, hey I am in touch with myself and it is what it is. On sad days it is the best thing to snuggle up with and makes me think of all the time "GG" spent making it. It may seem silly, but it truly is one of my favorite things in the world. When I am away it may go with me, or the kids will take turns snuggling it so they feel closer to me when they are missing me. It is special to me still some 30 years later. Love you grandma and miss you dearly!