Last week Clint and I returned from a trip to California. We love being able to take the kids on these family vacations, we feel they are so important for us to keep our family close. This was a trip full of discovery for the kids. They have been to the beach before, but this is the first time I have been a relaxed mom. Noah is finally old enough that I am not spending my time being anxious that he will run away from me. I felt more relaxed and the kids had a better time, I think.
It is these moments that make all the crazy times so worth it. Nothing makes us happier than seeing our kids playing together and getting along. Seriously.
Noah was a little nervous of the cold waves at first and clung to my leg. I wish he wouldn't grow up, but I promise to cherish each moment.
We were able to watch the sunset one evening while we were there. It was beautiful. I never feel more at peace with life and with God, then I do watching a sunset.
This pelican was a champ and posed perfectly for me at the pier in Oceanside. I love this picture.
These people are what make my life perfect. I am so thankful for each one of them.
We had a great time watching the waves come in. The surfers were fun to watch too.
I am so thankful that I can capture these moments.
I could just squeeze him...and I do!
I spent my time capturing the moments behind my camera. It was a great time.
So, as you can see, I am not getting as much quilting done as I would like. I have added in teaching this year, so I am feeling a little stretched right now. But, I try to keep a balance so that my priorities are never mixed up. God, family, quilting - that's how I roll. I do have a quilt on the frames and here is a sneak peek. I hope to get it finished in the next couple of weeks. I hope you like it!
One more thing, for my Canada friends - Matt and Bradie Sparrow convinced me of the need to extend my stay to Sparrow Studios in April, so we have added one more retreat for April 14th & 15th. There are only a few spots left so be quick about signing up and I will see you in a few short weeks!
Have a great weekend everyone!