camp keeps getting better. i turned on the sprinklers for a few this morning. kids got to dribble through them before they scored.
here, they are taking a break in the middle to munch and marker their way through their soccer journals.
avery's sportin some shades during soccer hokey pokey.
begin random tangent:
so, sometimes bloggers get a bad rap for falsely advertising their lives.
and i get it, i do. life isn't all splash parks and rodeo parades.
but i read kelle hampton today (she writes with such zest for life, after perusing her site for a bit, you'll want to work on a house project, break to do sidewalk chalk with your kid, and then have friends over for a stellar bbque. girl knows how to do life.) and i amen'd my way through her post. she says:
And while some may view beautiful photos, poetic descriptions, or blogging in general as skewed representations of reality--and I get it, it's selective writing, a pie slice of our lives--for me it's another set of eyes, a different way to look at things. I draw insight on a variety of perspectives and believe the raw, unpolished and exposed truths of misfortune are important and need to be heard. But framing sun flares and zooming in on hidden smiles runs deep in my blood. It's what I do. It's what I want to do.And I say this all because yesterday was a hard day. There were tears and hugs and phone calls. But tonight, I am looking through pictures of these past two days. And I am reminded, these are not glorified moments amid a tarnished reality. These are real. This is what really happened, and I'm so glad I have pictures or I might have missed it.
the fact that you have hard moments doesn't negate that fact that you have stunningly beautiful moments too.
like, we really did take the kids to the splash park. we really did have a fabulous time. and i really did put these crazy girls in matching swim suit covers (thanks Tosha!) because i think they look so darn cute when they match.
there is always chaos and stress and frustration that weave around, through, before and after these beautiful moments, but capturing those beautiful moments and sharing them with friends and family is a certain fuel for me, a privilege, therapy even.
this is our life. it's unique, complicated, hard.
but it's beautiful.