i wanted to share a few photos from a lazy afternoon our family spent on the temple grounds in st. george utah last week. we were driving by the temple admiring its beauty from the car and decided to pull over and get out and let some wiggles go. no one seemed to be around the grounds, so it felt like we had the place entirely to ourselves. the kids took their sandals off and ran in the grass! we played some games and just hung out. it was really nice. it sticks out in my mind as one of those afternoons where i just breathed a little deeper and looked around myself feeling happy and grateful while really enjoying our time together.
i know it seems like we’re on “vacation”, but josh and i are working around the clock right now on several really big projects so it’s been hard (and stressful at times to be fully honest) to try and find that happy medium where we’re still enjoying our time away from new york city and being with family, but still meeting deadlines and getting our “work” done. it is an exciting time for us to have this chance to work together on so many upcoming things and we are even more excited to share them soon. in the meantime, i need a few lessons from the pros on how to “juggle” everything a little bit better.
while in st. george for the week, i also “weaned” samson. it wasn’t my first attempt, and let me tell you, that was really hard for both samson and me, but even harder for my body. i was walking around with cabbage leaves in my bra all week and still couldn’t find a comfortable position to sleep or sit or stand in for most of the week. my back, shoulders and neck are all out of whack this week in revenge. it felt like my body hated me for a good 7 days there and all the peppermint, sage tea and cabbage in the world felt like i wasn’t getting anywhere. but thankfully, this week my milk has finally gotten the message and said adios. weaning eleanor was hard last year, but i never got rid of my milk supply since i was still nursing samson. so weaning him last week was worse than hard. it sounds dramatic but in my opinion, it’s up there with child birth. i think i just wasn’t prepared for how painful it’d be. i know it’s not like that for everyone, but for me, while nursing was incredible, weaning was terrible. that said, i am thankful i was able to breastfeed my babies and even tandem nurse both for so long. it is one of my most cherished experiences i’ve had as a mama and i loved it.
i don’t know how i got on that, but back to this post…here’s a few favorite photos from our afternoon…
^^^i don’t know how many times i have zoomed in on their tiny faces here!^^^
^^^eleanor took this picture!^^^
^^^my man and my monkeys. by golly do i love them.^^^
happy monday everyone!
ps. for those who asked in a few previous posts, all my photos are still taken with my canon 6D. and i’ve been trying out a few of my friend elsie’s new photoshop actions she just released in her shop. i haven’t used actions before on my photos (i usually just lift my colors a bit to make them pop more), so i’m still getting the hang of it but it’s really fun!