Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Some random stuff

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.
Another masterpiece!
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.


  1. I laughed and laughed at the Robin picture with all those kids. I remember days like that! Is someone naked in the back? Ha, Ha. So glad you are happy. It is so good to hear. I love you. Sorry may son went beserk on you. So sorry!

  2. thank you hil! you are so sweet. i am still missing you...

  3. I am so glad you are in an environment where you can heal and grow.

  4. It is so good to see an update on how you and Jude are doing! I am so happy for you that you are in a place that makes you happy!!

  5. I'm so happy you're happy....changing your white balance on your camera might help your pictures

  6. What a cute kid! You seem pretty busy and things seem to be going well. We miss you but it apparent that you are in the RIGHT place.