I literally get teary when I see great images of families and kids. I guess because it’s dawning on me that those times don’t last forever. In some ways that’s good. I mean, you REALLY don’t want to wake up at 2 am every night or be stepping on legos for the rest of your life. Or maybe you do. . . I am sure that one day, others with kids and I will wake up and wish for legos, and middle of the night cries, and snotty faces, and snuggles, and tickles, and all the beautiful, heart-wrenching parts of parenthood and childhood. For now, we will just soak it all in.
It is definitely the middle of July. Hot. Dry. Hot. So glad Geri and her family met me bright and early before we melted in the blazing sun. We started out with a bee sting, but the girls were troopers and pretty darn tough. Geri, you have such a beautiful family and some sweet, sweet girls. I know you’re enjoying this fleeting time with them! Hope these pictures help cement the memories in your mind.
So while we were up camping with my sister and her family, we planned some pictures for my sweet little niece. I mean, why not take advantage of the glorious mountains and idyllic fields! I had thought about this the last time we were camping, when aforementioned mountains and fields were the background for MY kids’ grubby faces and mismatched camping clothes. So this time, we came prepared! In between digging in the dirt and gobbling up sticky s’mores, we scrubbed her up good and put sparkling clean clothes on her. Lucky girl! With promises of more dirt and more s’mores, we went in search of mountains and fields and were not disappointed. Ahhhh, I do love Idaho!