This week we will probably put our house on the market. Or next week. We need to put it on the market.
I don't want to put it on the market.
But homes are not as important as families. Today we celebrated family. We were all here, all together. It was so nice.
Here we are in our living room. All of us.
This makes me extremely happy.
I've been wanting to post some picture of me with my kids. It started when Shawn and I went to visit Shannon a couple of weeks ago. Here is a picture of Shannon with Shawn:
And here is a picture that I just really love, of Shannon with me:
I wanted to post these pictures, because I really liked them. But I wanted my other kids to know that I am crazy about them, too, so I went looking through my picture files to find pictures of me with the rest of them.
Such pictures are difficult to find. Perhaps this is because I am the one who takes most of the pictures. I had to go back to the beginning of the school year to find a picture of Jon and me:
Proud mama at the stadium.
Try as I might, I could not find any pictures of just David and me or just Laura and me. Today, since we were all here, we took one of each:
David and me.
Laura and me.
Here is my husband (and my dog):
And my other dog:
So that is my family, intact, all together in our home where we have lived for 18 years.
The calm before the storm.
Here's hoping the storm is just a rain-shower that freshens and brings new life.