It was the night before the wedding and I was packing my gear and checking the weather forecast for the big day. My heart sank as I read "Scattered thunderstorms with the chance of some being severe". I immediately contacted my assistant and asked her to start praying for good weather for Amber and Devin's outdoor ceremony. Rain may be good luck on a wedding day, but not when the ceremony is outside!
Sometimes I forget what's important. I get stuck on all of the things that I can't provide for my family. I see all of the things that we can't afford right now, like trips to Disney World, or expensive toys and electronics for the kids. Then I realize that all of those things are just... things. It's the experiences that my kids will remember and value when they are older. Sometimes that means spending very little to no money at all and enjoying the everyday life that we are blessed with.... like fixing a bike.
Our youngest daughter learned how to ride her bike this year without training wheels. Unfortunately, right after she mastered the task one of her bike tires gave out on her and needed replaced. My hubby could have very easily taken a few minutes and changed the tires himself but instead he decided to ask our spunky little Lexi, our middle child, to take on the task. She's our goof ball and can easily entertain herself but she enjoys nothing more than spending some time with a family member, no matter what the activity is. So out to the front porch they went with tools in tow.
Sara and Ryan have some of the most beautiful kids. It was a joy capturing some memories for this gorgeous family.