I found a stack of Christmas letters and cards this week. So many sweet notes and photos. I think I got halfway through sending them out last year and just gave up. So I’m sorry to those of you who sent one our way and didn’t get one in return. We all know the attempt at Christmas cards from me is likely a fail. 🙂
Since I’m pretty much always a little off schedule—and disorganized— I’m sending out a this-is-what-we’ve-been-up-to-this-summer note.
This summer has been filled with a few unexpected projects and issues. In fact, it’s felt a little like the summer months have been stolen from us and I want to scream “re-do!” But isn’t that life? There’s so many moments that fly by that I can’t seem to grasp. My babies aren’t babies anymore. My son just turned seven, and that sounds like a crazy age for my youngest to be. I have tried and tried to tell them to stop growing, but they just don’t listen to me.
The highlight of our month was getting to hang out with our friend Becky, who owns Good Photo. She’s the one who took photos of our group of girlfriends with Kara earlier this year, and she absolutely rocked this family photo session for us.
My daughter wasn’t exactly feeling it on getting photos done that morning, but I can’t tell from the photos. She looks amazing.
I found out I laugh a lot. A lot.
We even threw in a ninja shot for good measure. My son pretty much thinks he’s a ninja, so this one was for him. I’m not sure why it looks like I’m doing the robot…
Overall, it was a great morning, and I’m delighted with the photos we now have.
We’re planning to spend the rest of our summer making up for some of the beginning of the summer. Movies, concerts, a small vacation. We’re excited to milk these last few weeks before school. Ugh. Just the word makes me feel instantly disorganized. I haven’t even thought about shopping for school supplies! And I’m guessing no one is surprised by that… 🙂
The months are going to fly by, and Just Show Up is going to be out before we know it. A few women have contacted me and are waiting for the book, struggling through their own hard with friends. It’s heartbreaking to me that hardship is so prevalent in our culture, yet at the same time I’m warmed by these stories and these women who are jumping in with each other even when things are scary and hard.
Sometime in the next month or two, I should get some author copies of the book before it’s available in stores. When I do, I’m going to pick two winners from my email list and send them signed copies. Oh, how I wish with everything in me the books were going to be signed by both authors. I can’t hardly think about it without an ache and tears. We miss you, Kara!
If you want a chance to snag an early copy, just sign up for my email list. It’s as simple as that.
Happy last weeks of summer!