Monday, February 17, 2014

Cookie Boss

Dear Ellie

This month has  been full of Girl Scout activities.  We got our delivery of Girl Scout cookies and you hit the streets to start selling. You are about half way to your goal of 1000 boxes. You are definitely the cookie boss that Girl Scouts encourages you to be. I am so proud of the people skills you are learning the more you talk to people and sell cookies. 





Then later in the month I arranged for our troop to meet at the Humane Society of Yuma. You discussed dog safety, made a custom dog tag, toured the dog kennels and cuddled kittens in the cat condo. The purpose of the visit was also to allow you girls to see how you could create a service project. IMG_1023


As we draw closer to your 10th birthday I am seeing lots of growing pains. We have our ups and downs, I am sure the next 8 years will be full of many more. My job as a mom is to help guide you in the right direction.  Yes, sometimes I might nudge (or even shove) you back on the right path.  I will always be your safe place and your constant rock. Always waiting in the wings for you, even if you can’t see me and don’t think I am listening.



Please follow along to Kristin Gourley for her letter to her daughter.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Noise Everywhere

This month’s theme for Life & Lens is noise. My first thought was to have photos of all the noise in my life, but then this quote came to mind:

“BOY n. noise with dirt on it”

And I just finished up some adorable Valentine mini sessions of my little guy and a few little friends. In my circle of friends at church we once counted and there were 18 boys born within 18 months of each other. To say that noise is everywhere when they are together is an understatement!

Continue over to Kristin Gourley to see her interpretation of noise for the Life & Lens blog circle.