This has really been a month of ups and downs emotionally and spiritually. There are some days I am so close to my Lord and other days when I wonder if He's hearing me at all. Of course, He is! It's a good thing I have faith because some days He's just not very evident -- except in the small ways, that I have to look hard to find.
But this is not about that.
Instead, I thought I'd share with you some of my favorite photos from the month (besides what you can see on Instagram - just click the square camera on the right to take a look online). I was super wordy yesterday, so today, I'll be picturey and I'll shut up. Ha.
|This photo was taken by my sister, Jessica, while she was visiting. You guess the date.|
|O was in a local parade with our church's children's ministry.|
|H was also in the parade for the library, but I missed that float. So here are all the kids watching the end of the parade.|
|Jessica and I took our nieces to the local Rose Garden. None of our kids wanted to come. Anyway, mostly I took pictures of the flowers, while Jessica photographed the nieces.|
|Here's one of our niece handing me a stick she really liked.|
|The next day, Jessica and I took a bunch of kids to the Botanic Garden and spent a good amount of time in the butterfly pavilion.|
|I realize this is not the greatest photo, but I have a hard time getting pictures of these blue ones and finally, I got a good one mid-flight. It made me happy.|
|On another day, C, J, O and I went rainbow chasing out in the desert (we've had a good amount of rain in July).|
|At one point, J found this. Not sure, but I like the picture anyway.|
|Instead of rainbows, I captured a couple good lightning strikes.|
|And put our kids in danger (not really, the storm was still way off).|
|Pay no attention to the fine details of my face, but pay attention to the fact that we are all smiling and having fun together.|
|Another day, our family went up to Las Vegas/Mora/Angel Fire/Taos, NM. I liked some of the photos I got that day in the various locations.|
|Just a few days ago, we had a whopper of a storm that blew down trees and signs all around and flooded roads pretty well, but look! we got hail right on the front porch (and all around our house).|
Sorry, I didn't completely shut up. I did caption a few. Hope you don't mind (it'll help me remember, too). Looking forward to seeing what August holds for us.