Friday, April 4, 2014

Happy Birthday, Joshua

Our sweet Joshy boy turned one a few weeks back.  I cannot begin to express what a joy this sweet boy is.  He is a loving, sweet, happy, fun, adorable guy and we are so grateful he's a part of our family.

Every time I get my camera out I wish I got it out more.  There are a lot of reasons why I don't take as many pictures this time around.  One being things are more busy with three but another is I don't want to.  It's not that I don't want to remember these moments.  It's quite the opposite.  I know how fast this time goes by and I want to be in the moment.  I want to feel and savor and enjoy all of these feelings because, soon enough they are off and running and don't need me so much.

And suddenly, he's one.

New Lense

Nate got me a new camera lens for my birthday.  Actually, he got me two.  I wish I had more time to play with them but three little boys and rainy weather have been making that a little difficult.  Here are a few pictures that I did get to take when our fruit trees were in bloom.

A Sunny Day

As most of the country knows, California is in a serious drought.  The threat has lessened, just a bit, thanks to a series of storms we've had and I am so grateful.  And while I do love a good rainstorm (curled up by the fire with a good book sounds divine) and I am SO grateful for every drop we are getting, I must admit I am a sunshine kind of girl.  My heart sings when the sun is shining on my back, the wind is in my hair and I'm out of doors with all of my littles.  

Between storms we soaked in the sun and it was heavenly.

(This guy is sunshine 24/7, I tell ya!)

 (This picture seriously cracks me up!)