Marce this pick almost looks like the one you took:)
The lovely Monticello Temple with sunflowers.
My favorite place to work when I was a teenager.
The parts store in Monticello.
What bathtime looks like for us.
He practices more than I do and while only wearing a shirt...
My very first "you break it, you buy it" experience, thanks to Taj...can't believe they wanted $5 bucks for it! It's precious isn't it? I'm gluing it together and putting it on my fridge anyway:)
I've had big dreams of what I wanted to be when I grew up since I was a kid. For starters I was going to be the first astronaut to make it through a black hole. Next I was going to be an archeologist digging for bones and treasure in the great pyramids of Egypt. As I grew older the dreams became more realistic--psychologist, doctor, lawyer. Hasn't everyone had a childhood dream of becoming someone or something spectacular? The thought plagues me more than it should. I should be more than happy in my position. I am blessed to be a mom, I get to stay home, I have a degree in education as back-up, I'm married to a wonderful husband, I have a wonderful family, but still something nags me every day to find out what it is I'm meant to do or be in this life. I'm not searching for fame or glory, just my place in this world I guess. Maybe it has to do with the time frame I'm in right now. Maybe my place right now is just to be at home, raising my kids and taking care of our home. Maybe I already make enough of a difference in the world just doing that and helping out the neighbors. I've thought about this thousands of times, rest assured, but there is a little sliver of me that continues to sound her trumpet, that won't be still. How do you follow your dreams if you're not even sure what you're passionate about? Some dreams have to wait, family comes first. In the meantime, I think I will do all that I can do at this point...do my best at excelling at the talents that I DO have, not worry about those I DON'T, and see where the road takes me in the future. So as of right now, I feel content in knowing that I'm doing or at least trying to do what I can from home. I've learned from many others that miracles can happen in the home and you can be somebody without having to step outside of the walls of your own home. I think what I need here is a good dose of patience and diligence....and perserverance. It could never hurt to have a little more of that right? I am learning to be happy in the office of "mother." I've had to get more creative, more shrewd on finding constructive things to do with my time. I think mothers are some of the most creative and talented people out there. So I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up, but for now, I guess I will be a little bit of everything.