The kids and I are back from MA and they are all tucked in bed. Shaun and crew should be done with the show in about 9:45 and then begins the three-hour take down and then the two hour ride home. I wish we could have stayed, but I was trying to be a responsible parent and have my kids somewhat ready to attend school in the morning....they didn't get a whole lot of sleep this weekend.
This week contained some stress, which is strange because I rarely use that word. A tough work meeting and some really bad traffic did it for me. Makes me extra thankful I'm in the troughs of training for a half marathon. Running 25-30 miles a week is one of the very best stress busters I can think of.
Sunday was such a beautiful fall day and I got to be out in it shooting a couple families for one of my fall sessions. I had a great time but as time wore on my headache intensified....by the time I finished up I was nauseous from it, too....I thought it was because I'd done my long run that morning and hadn't had a chance to eat or drink...
...but the next morning I still wasn't feeling great so Shaun offered to go to the grocery store with me. I had to photograph the occasion because this simply doesn't happen, the two of us in the store together.
I came home from walking the girls to school and found these two snuggled up on the couch. Shaun was reading about the Apostle Paul and Aiden was intent. So sweet.
In the evening Shaun and Avery headed up to MA with a small crew to setup for the production.
My boss asked me to attend a damage control meeting with some disgruntled customers because I'd been heavily involved in the deal, so I threw on some heals and prayed through my nervous stomach. The meeting ended up going pretty well, though it was emotionally draining.
On the way home, I stopped to take some pictures for friends who just had a baby.
My sweet, sweet boy. Such good company for walks to school.
Avery and Amanda had the day off of school because the teachers had a day of prayer (yay...LOVE our school!) so we went to the river to tire the dog out who would be locked up most of the weekend.
We met up with Shaun and Avery and the kids swam at the hotel for a bit before we went to dinner.
Early Saturday morning, we were back on the road to home for the four-hour round trip to go to Z's game. Aiden and Alayna were happy to be together. They made a cake out of dirt and a stick and were singing Happy Birthday. :)