Sometimes I let Jude play with the camera and just follow his artistic instincts. Here is one example of his work. Hint: he was wearing a yellow shirt when he took this picture.
Yesterday me and Robin (mostly Robin) watched a total of 8 children at Robin's house. Two of them were twin baby boys. I think this picture accurately depicts how those 3 hours went.
I am writing another blog about Laura, but here is a sneak-peak at her visit. Laura is my incredible sister-in-law who, even during her extremely busy graphic design program at BYU, took the time to come to Oregon and help me heal. She also happens to be the most talented artist I know. Here we are at the Rose Garden in Portland.
Jude and Talmage
Sydney cooking something up ;)
Jude and the "spooky pumpkin"
After a failed attempt while Laura was here, I took Jude and Talmage back to the Japanese Gardens in Portland. I don't know why the colors are so weird. Jude is hugging Talmage's arm in this one.
Talmage with a lion and the bookmark he won for finishing the children's scavenger hunt
Jude's picture with a lion did not go so smoothly
I hope it is apparent I am just having a lot of fun here. I'm still waiting for my Oregon nursing license to come, so I don't have to work yet, and I have all this time to just play and host people who want to come visit me (hint, hint). I am more in tune with my spirit and body than I have been since my mission. Every day is basically joyful with those sudden and unexpected moments of shock when I realize what a toxic environment I'm coming out of. It really is a beautiful life. I am happy and grateful.