that was a blur of a month...
in a good way, though.
I am at the end of a four week online class taught by Kristin Rogers centering around photography and intentional/present living/parenting. It has been so delicious to dive into~ learning to enter into beautiful living and all that goes with that:
being able to say 'no'
creating with the kiddos
living a little more slowly
enjoying the small moments that often slip by
and catching them on film in a way that doesn't obstruct the moment
I love to be inspired by others.
I love photos.
I love art.
I love music.
I love creating a pretty space in the house to play.
And watching Niamh and Philly build their imaginations.
Under a fort.
Or paiting in the backyard.
It is nice to slow down a little and allow life to just happen.
I rush by too much beauty otherwise.
I love those moments when the kids say or do something funny.
Phil turns to me and we just smile that
"these kids are kind of ridiculously awesome'" smile.
Like, when Niamh told us she might not go to college.
She wants to
"Be a hippie and travel the world...I might just skip right over college.
And be a Free Willy."
(We aren't sure exactly what a Free Willy is.)
She also plans to make money (during college, ironically) by hustling people with magic tricks.
We are not sure whether we should be scared to death or relieved.
Our little free spirited Niamh.
With a heart for adventure, the unknown, and an open canvas for God to color.
I love it.
So blogging has taken a back seat this past month.
While I learn to enjoy the moment and not feel rushed to share it.
I think that is a big step in the ever evolving process of creating a good blog~
Learning a balance of living and blogging.
I want to
Right here~ in this place.
But I want to do it honestly and be real with you.
Not rush to create something JUST to blog.
Or take photos JUST to post something that keeps my traffic high.
I think that might be missing the point a little.
So some months my posts may decline a little in frequency.
But I think that is a good trade-off with a full life--- just lived.
And then shared.
We got a pig this week.
I cannot NOT talk about him.
He is almost too cute.
I thought about carrying him around with me everywhere.
But he wasn't up for it.
Pigs have this thing about being lifted off the ground.
And Phil has this thing about not being married to a weird pig lady.
Niamh and I are obsessed with August the Pig.
You can see my overload of pig photos on Instagram @kristacanary .
Hope your week is creative, lovely, and fully lived, friends.