it's so funny the last few days. each time i've opened an email
or read a comment from the last post or clicked on my fb messages
i've kinda braced myself for whatever may come...
& i ended up reading encouraging note after encouraging note.
i did have one reader suggest that i was defending myself or apologizing.
oh i can assure you i'm not apologizing for the gospel or what i believe.
what i was trying to do was in a blog post that can be read in less than 2 minutes
without a "voice", explain a simplified version of what i believe
& not get anyone all ruffled up and definitely not argue.
while i blog everything about my little world but my social security number
i always want the tone of this blog to not be a fiesty complaining argumentative
i pulled out these bowls that savannah & madison painted when they were maybe 7 or 8 years old.
madi painted the family portrait style on the left. we had some big laughs trying to figure out
who was who. i think the baldie on the top right was baby caroline.
the very dark child with the shortest hair must be emily.
madi has the hair bow & savannah and i look similar except for my green eyes.
its obvious the one & only man. whew.
it's been a tradition since the 80's for me
if we're in town i try to run the peachtree roadrace.
the largest 10k with this year, 60,000 runners.
it's wild. it's hot. & it's primarily uphill.
they stagger the starts so basically the seeded runners are long finished by the time
most all other groups are even moved to the start line.
luckily i had all the blue eyes come with me at the crack of dawn
& drop me off at my starting area and then wait forever for me to finish.
i finished in an hour ten which isn't horrible for me since i hadn't really trained well.
but honestly it's all about the shirt.
if you go anywhere in atlanta on the 4th it's always fun to see the sea of peachtree tshirts.
we came home & grilled a fabulous meal
& then i took a 2 hour power nap.
dan & caroline had the final braves tickets for the package we gave dan at christmas.
2 tickets for 5 games.
an opportunity for him to have an event with each of us from may-july.
little bit rocked her own free people inspired ensemble
with a little middleschooler sass thrown in there for fun.
tweens, round 4, in the knudsen home. here we go!
my favorite sorority girls had plans together
so i was able to finally snap some pictures of them.
it's been forever!
on a random, non-holiday note,
i recently completed a session featuring some amazing jewelry
from a local designer
that i can NOT wait to share with you.
how's that for a teaser!
savannah spent last week at our church camp serving & loving on the highschoolers.
(she came home whooped so i snapped this little moment
in which caroline stated, "i feel like trevor"...too funny)
& heads back out this morning to do it all again with the middleschoolers!
so wrapping up my 4th,
having spent the day with a million people in the heat
combined with i have a load of work to complete before we head out on vacation
i honestly had no desire to go back out.
first year in ages that i watched the fireworks on tv.
i took an aleve
rubbed biofreeze on my sore knees
worked on some edits
& called it a night.
i hope each of you had a wonderful fireworks filled 4th of july!