Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Time is flying by

This photo captured my weekend.
I don't even know why, really; it just does.
It was busy. Really busy. Time is flying by.
I was so busy that I didn't even post yesterday. (That's so not like me).
I spent the weekend with almost 200 youth ages 14-18 in our area at Youth Conference.  
It was a good time and so much fun to be with Claire. I loved watching 
her interact with all the different types of kids. She's such a beautiful person.
And also it reminded me that I am old.
I'm super old because I got home Saturday afternoon pretty exhausted, 
but the Little Nies were really excited to see and talk to me.
I got on my bed and couldn't move. And then I fell asleep.

Apparently, I agreed that Lottie could "do my hair," and then somehow
Nicholas and Ollie wrestled each other- pretty much on me.
  Did Jane take these photos?
I must have been exhausted because it's all a blur.
Today, Mr. Nielson left for the ranch for almost two weeks.
The Little Nies and I will join him when
 we attend the Nielson Family reunion later in the month.
These summer days are fleeting, and it makes me furious and sad.
The thought of school lunches, homework, and busy schedules brings
these achy feelings. I'm not ready.
The girls have already gone online to pick out school clothes
and backpacks, but the boys are still stretching out their summer days
getting as much playtime in as possible.
They spent most of the day with cousins today, having an epic army battle
on the hills. They gear up and take it very seriously.
It's pretty cute.
Lottie and I mozy around the house reading books and drawing.
It's good to be a mother.

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