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juggling time

I swear, just when everything seems to settle and things start to feel like they are coming together, wrenches come flying. Some are big things while others are simply just that it seems life has a lot in store for me…and I suddenly find myself on the go…a lot. I keep waiting for things to slow back down. But in some areas…I don’t really think I actually want slow. Not exactly at least. Can’t I have it both ways?

gorgeous ( (1)gorgeous ( (2)gorgeous ( (3)For example, things over here seem to picking up for my photography business, which is precisely where I am happy to see busy~ness and be go go going, but it’s a lot for me, to go from being at home most of my time to out and about so very much. But again, I’m not complaining…I am celebrating growth…and letting go…of slow, for right now.

On Mother’s Day our family took a mini day road trip to one of my favorite places…Ithaca, NY. (See, go go going.) It’s a place we enjoy being and we love hiking up Taughannock Falls. It’s the best. Even though we only had a handful of hours before a rain storm rolled in, it was just what I needed.

gorgeous ( (4) gorgeous ( (5) gorgeous ( (6) gorgeous ( (7) gorgeous ( (8) gorgeous ( (9) gorgeous ( (10) gorgeous ( (11) gorgeous ( (12)After the storm rolled in and back out again, we walked across to Cayuga Lake…one of the finger lakes of course. We skipped rocks, dug in the sand, watched the geese, had a snack, and just hung out…slowly, burning all the time in the world, because we had it. There was no where we needed to be, no deadlines, no appointments, no schedule, no rush. That was nice.

gorgeous ( (13) gorgeous ( (14) gorgeous ( (15) gorgeous ( (16) gorgeous ( (17) gorgeous ( (18) gorgeous ( (19) gorgeous ( (20) gorgeous ( (21) gorgeous ( (22)The storm clouds seemed to be chasing us, so we hurried up to the lookout before it started pouring again. Then we piled back into the car and went out to eat at Waffle Frolic. They make gluten free waffles there. And you can get a killer ice cream sundae on top! Then, we headed home and piled sleeping people into their beds.

gorgeous ( (23)gorgeous ((24)I think it has something to do with more kids getting bigger and older and life seeming busier. Or maybe not. I’m really not too sure what makes life feel so fast sometimes. I am trying to hold on and breathe deep and enjoy it, both the fast and the slow. Somehow it all balances out. But in the meantime, I’ll just keep juggling.

in gratitude

in gratitude (1)…for my favorite people and places.

…for thunder clouds above.

in gratitude (2)…for springtime and flowers.

…for small and big adventures.

in gratitude (3)…for home made gifts and Sunday morning pancakes.

…for the chance to live this life.

in gratitude (4)…for my mother, grandmother, and all the mothers who came before that.

…for hoping, about a lot of things.

in gratitude (5)…for a happy Mother’s Day.

…for these kids of mine, who teach me more about living life each and every day.