I feel like I need to give full disclosure on this post. I almost feel like I’m lying only putting up pictures of our family smiling, laughing and having adventures. While we do have moments of smiling and laughing and we do have fun adventures as a family, this is not what 85% of our lives look like! If you have young kids, you will know how I feel. I really really love my kids. I can’t imagine life without them. And yet, we are in a hard stage of life. I guess that is what happens when you have an almost 4 year old, a 2.5 year old and a 6 month old (This is probably why people tell me we were a little crazy to have our kids so close together!). Please don’t think I don’t enjoy my life, I do! I am beyond blessed and have NOTHING to complain about. But I also don’t want everyone to think we have it all together because I put happy pictures on a blog. I’m finishing up a week being a single parent, and let me tell ya, it wasn’t pretty. I did A LOT of apologizing to my kids, and we watched a lot of tv. All that to say, enjoy the pictures, but let’s keep it real. 🙂
I learned 2 things this week from my 1st week of “take a picture everyday” challenge. #1 – My life is REALLY not that exciting. Then again, exciting is a relative term. If exciting means: sometimes chaotic, always different, and every often feeling like I’m a little crazy, then maybe my life IS Exciting! 🙂 #2 – A lot of my pictures are taken with my IPOD. Why you ask? Well, because, by the time I would find my camera, turn it on, and take a picture Cole could possibly be sitting on Hannah, or a very happy moment could turn into a total meltdown by an unnamed almost 4 year old. All that to say, enjoy your first installment of Parks Life! 🙂
Since the point of this blog is pictures, I figured I would do a quick review of last year!
So, I have a lot of goals that I want to accomplish this year, and one is to take more pictures. It has never been something I’ve been good at, but I don’t want my kids to look back and wonder what their growing up looked like because their mom never turned her camera on. SO, that is the reason for this new blog. My goal is to take a picture everyday and then once a week post them here. We’ll see how it goes!