Monday, November 25, 2013

we're still here

So, I used to occasionally write and take photos, and post them all to this thing called a blog. I still read lots of them, so that means blogging is still a thing people do. I have been doing lots of social media stalking which has left me feeling a little drained and wiped out. It's like I've been so busy following other people's lives/adventures/ideas I've forgotten to live my own. Well, maybe not quite like that, but it's been a slow season for me and mine. After a busy and wonderful summer we settled into the routine of school and both kids being out of the house for a good part of the day. It's been a transition for all of us to say the least, and more words on this subject will hopefully be coming, as it has prompted some soul-searching (with a side of angst and some mild depression) on my part. But the kids are loving school and I love their teachers and how excited they are to be learning so all is well there.

I'll ease back into this blogging thing with a mostly pictures post of our latest weekend jaunt. All four of us here are introverts and bookish homebodies meaning you will usually find us all piled in bed at home devouring books and keeping warm (have I mentioned it's been COLD here?). But every once in a while it's nice to get out and explore.We decided to take a picnic to Cathedral Park in north Portland and had a wonderful afternoon playing and spending time together. And of course taking some photos to document it - hooray for leaving the house!

I need to start a tumblr called "soccer everywhere." Cause that ball is with us ALL THE TIME.

Maryn took these. I so love this guy!
Here's us totally nailing that camera on a timer without a tripod thing. Yeah, we ARE that cool.