Family time.

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!

Gwen Sneak Peek 

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! 

March 01, 2014 by Judi
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