Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday 5: Beach Shoot

Friday 5 Time! (#Friday5) Sharing 5 Thoughts and 5 Pictures from the week.  Join in this weekly fun and easy meme.  Each week I have a new guest co-host.  If you would like to co-host e-mail me at emmy (at) emmymom2 (dot) com.
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cagirlThis week my co-host is my bestie and cousin-in-law CA Girl, or Lourie.

I met Lourie when my family first moved to California over 5 years ago.  She and Eric are cousins so we got together, our boys (Lucas and Ryan) got along so good and had so much fun together, that we got together again for another playdate, and again... and again.  Before we knew it we were scheduling the playdates for us not the boys.

I asked Lourie 5 questions

1. When did you start blogging?  Five years ago, but technically it was 7.  The blog was created in 2007 as a travel log for our move across the country.  I wasn't faithful to it.  Then I met Emmy, and I got inspired.  Now I need to get back into it!

2. What is your biggest pet peeve?  Selfishness.  There is so much of it in the world today.  It's all about ME!  Not really, it's more about how we can lift one another and serve.  That and I have terrible road rage.

3. If you could have one super power what would it be?  I used to say invisibility, but apparently this is old school.  I think I would have to choose the next best thing and pick shape-shifting.  Imagine the chaos and mischief you could create with that! Eheheheheh. 

4.  What is your dream for your kids?  For Kristin to be the movie star she aspires to be.  She can also be a great teacher and wonderful mother.  For Emily I want her to find her niche in art.  She has a very beautiful soul.  She could touch many people with her work.  For Ryan he will be a great speaker, debater, and has the potential to teach the gospel far and wide.  I can see it, I just have to harvest it.

5. Read any good books lately?  What is a book you will always love?  LOL!  Oh you are serious.  So I bought Divergent back on Valentine's Day.  Haven't read it.  I will.  I will always love:  Harry Potter. He's my favorite kid.  After that, Charlotte's Web.

You can find Lourie at the following spots:
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5 Things
1. As you saw from Wednesday's post, I did a photo shoot at the beach.  I actually took my nieces Senior pictures.  First, I cannot believe she is graduating this year, I used to babysit her when she was just a baby!  Second it was so much fun!  I love photographing newborns and do a lot of young kids, I sometimes forget how nice it is to photograph someone who listens to everything you say.

2. As much as I loved spring break there is something good about getting back into the routine of things... though it would be nice to have a few less things to do everyday between school, homework and soccer practice.

3. I sat through several what felt like mind-numbing games of Hi-Ho-Cherri-o with Ryder, but then when I found out as Eric was tucking him in bed he told daddy all about how we played it with me.  It helped me remember how truly wonderful and important those simple little things are.

4. It rained again on Wednesday!  That is actually a great wonderful thing, what wasn't great is that we still had soccer practice.  It was literally pouring as we drove to practice, but no rain during it, just freezing cold!  Thankfully I brought some blankets to wrap up in.

5.  I discovered I can do surprisingly well on 4 hours of sleep.  This weekend I went to Time Out For Women in Long Beach.  I actually worked the event and took tickets at the door.  The event was Friday evening and most of the day Saturday.   Rather than make the drive early Saturday morning, I stayed in a hotel with a couple of friends.  After our late night Del Taco run (none of us had dinner before) we ended up staying up until 2:00 AM, only to have to be up at 6 the next morning.  I even managed to stay awake during all of church on Sunday.   The conference was truly wonderful and the perfect recharge I needed.

5 Pictures
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My defender 
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Pictures from my Time Out For Women weekend
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Saw Divergent Saturday night with Eric

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Link up with Lourie and I and share your Friday 5!


18 comments:

  1. I just want to squeeze that little Ryder, so cute!

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    1. I do it all the time, he is fun to squeeze

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  2. Love Ryder's knight outfit! The senior portraits are fabulous! It's always funny what really sticks with little kids but I have to agree hi-ho cheeri-o is definitely mind numbing. I have been known to cheat just to get it to end.

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    1. Thank you so much! I definitely have cheated myself a few times to help the game get over more quickly

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  3. The senior pictures are so amazing! Love them. I love how my kids (minus Cooper who goes to bed early) are old enough to play games now that I actually like playing. But it is so nice to know how much it means to them when you do stuff like that!

    Fun stuff!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it really is nice when you can play something other than the same few horrible boring games. :)

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  4. I was thinking, it didn't rain on Wednesday. It totally did. I was freaking freezing too! No jacket. Next up for senior pics is Kristin!! Ugh. Seriously.

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    1. Yes, it will be her time here soon! I will have to talk with you about that, as I am thinking I will have her be one of my senior reps.

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  5. What a nice week! The senior pictures look like they'll turn out great - I love the one where she's jumping under the bridge!

    I rarely get more than 4-5 hours per night. You learn to adjust, I think. However, I wouldn't be opposed to getting more - stupid insomnia!

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    1. Yes we had fun during the shoot, those under the bridge ones were the last of that outfit as we got wet down there.

      I don’t think I could function on that little sleep but some people definitely can

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  6. Looks like life has been busy!

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    1. Yes it has, but it’s also been good so can’t complain

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  7. Great pictures! You have been keeping yourself busy!

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    1. Yes life definitely is busy but good :)

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  8. The Time Out for Women conferences are so good. I haven't been to one in a few years and I'd love to go again. So fun that you were able to go on your own and have fun with friends!

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    1. This was the first Time out For Women I have ever been to, I loved it

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  9. Looks like a good week! four hours of sleep, I'd have zonked out sadly...

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    1. I was always so tired when I was pregnant.

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