Friday, October 29, 2010

Day 75: My friend Jenn

Over the last month or so I have been reflecting a little bit on my needs; my needs as a mom, and a wife. What do I need to do for myself to make sure that I can be the best mom and the best wife I can be? I realized I need to start taking care of me a little. I'm sure I can fit it in somewhere between bath time and diaper changes, dishes and laundry but even if I can't I need too. I need to put my feet up sometimes, read a good book, watch a meaningless television show but what I need most is my friends. I have always been a social butterfly and am so aware of this as I watch Zaya smile at strangers and try to meet everyone she can even though she can't even talk yet. She is definitely my daughter. But I have always been energized by people, by great conversations over coffee, and loud music to dance to with friends. It's just who I am and the longer I ignore that the less energy I feel.

I'm grateful today for friends who have stuck through this crazy twin journey with me. I don't have much time to talk on the phone, I rarely make the first call, and when you’re with me I'm usually a little distracted. Jenn has been the greatest at understanding this journey. She delights in my babies and is so understanding and encouraging to me as a friend. She is always good for a laugh and will always help out with whatever I need even though she hasn’t changed a diaper yet. She’s the greatest though and I need more of her in my life. There is something stress relieving about friends. I need to make more time. I need to invest in my friend’s the way Jenn has invested in me.

Today I'm grateful for my friend Jenn.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Day 74: Visit to Vegas

It's been a while since I have blogged because it has been a tad bit crazy at the Hinton household.  We went to visit family in Vegas and all brought home the lovely flu.  It was wonderful as it took out our family one-by-one like the domino effect.  Horrible! 

So now that were all healthy again.  I wanted to share with you my favorite part of Las Vegas.  It's beauty!  I lived there for my entire childhood and some adult years and I now know that I took it's beauty for granted most of those years.  Not a lot of people think of Las Vegas as beautiful but really it is!  Vegas is in a valley surrounded by gorgeous mountains and a big blue sky.  I love that you can see the entire city just going on the outskirts a little.  I love the sunsets with the beautiful colors that are painted behind the mountains.  I wanted to capture the beauty with this photo shoot I did with the babies. 

Today I'm grateful for my  home-town and all it's beauty!