Coming Home!!

August 1, 2009

We are so blessed. It’s been a rocky road this past year, with Chris’ company shutting down in April and the preparation we’ve done bracing ourselves for the financial impact. It will be rocky going forward – an extensive job search underway as we speak. But in between we’ve had the summer of our lives.

For the past 8 weeks we’ve enjoyed our escape from reality as Chris continued his temporary work assignment, and we’ve made an adventure out of every day. My passion is photography, and for the past 3 years I’ve poured myself into my work. I’m looking forward to getting back, but for the past 2 months I’ve been able to pour myself into our kids and family. My soul needed this break, and I didn’t even know it. God always has a guiding hand in our lives, and with this amazing experience, He helped me refocus on the most important of all things – family and living life to the fullest. Having plain old fun together. Laughing, discovering, trying new things (even if they’re intimidating), learning to slow down. Ice cream. Sunshine. Fresh air. Quality time. These experiences will guide and shape my workload going forward.

We return home on Monday, and although we will miss Santa Barbara like crazy, we’re excited to see our friends and family again!!! We’ll still have lots of QT together, we’ll just have to make a point of including it in our crazy schedules!! School starts next Monday for the boys, and so will homework, projects, karate, baseball, soccer, chess, photo shoots, craziness!! It’s all fun, though, and even though it’s hectic I’m looking forward to it!!!

Thanks for following us on our adventures out here!! If you’re interested in scheduling a photography session, give me a ring or drop me an email — I still have some slots available, but for the most part my schedule is close to full through mid November!

See ya soon!!!
:) Kristin.

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