Holy May, y'all!
I've decided May is the busiest of all months.
Recitals, end of school, spring fever, testing, visitors, awards night...it's full.
In some ways these recaps make me feel like time is a funnel and I'm sitting at the computer compiling my photo collages with my hair twisted up in a tornado on the top of my head, proof of the whirlwind I've just been in.
I don't like this whirlwind, which is why I'm taking it easy on the computer this summer. Please don't hate me if I comment less often, if I close my shop for a few weeks, if I don't take custom orders, and if spider webs collect of the corners of my facebook page. My daughter using the "" signs to me when she's telling a story, talking about braces for my 10-year-old in the nearer-than-I'm-comfortable-with future, and my Jack-o's sudden surge of problem-solving ability has got my heart racing a bit.
I'm not ready for this.
I suddenly want more kids...like 6 more. Not really, but really.
If you just keep having them, they won't grow up right? Isn't that how it works?
Clockwise: First lake swim of the year; my Sister's first recital; grandmére and grandpére with the bébés after; airport goodbyes.
Contrary to what I just said about taking it easy, I just went public on Insta. Do not ask me why. I've been on Insta for almost a year and just finally took the plunge of "public." The whole reason is was against it was a.) I had a creeper make a comment one one of my very first photos and I was creeped out. and b.) I need another method of social media like I need an eyebrow piercing...not very badly.
But I did it...and I can just as easily UNdo it too...I just need to remember that. I've started leaving my phone at home when we go to the pool, turning it off for hours at a time.
I need that.
But if you want to follow my very interesting photographs on Insta, you can find me: @aliciaahutchinson.
Clockwise: Family pic at the Biltmore house; mama and Soph at Dupont forest, fresh herbs...my favorite; my pioneers at Davy Crockett's house; street musicians downtown; end-of-school history project
I have so much to tell you about the last few weeks in May. We had so. much. fun when my fam was here. My dad's laugh is contagious, my mom is so random (hard to believe with straight-thought-me, right?) and we laugh so hard we could quite possibly pee ourselves. My sister is quite possibly the weirdest person I know (in a good way) and we have a blast together. I will for surely share lots of deets about their visit next week.
I took about 5 million photos in May, so there's a few extra collages. (Dear picmonkey.com, you are my hero forever for getting collages at last and making my life easy peasy...if I were a photo editing website, I would totally ask you to cyber prom...you are the coolest!!! xo, me)
I realized my kids are so stinkin' adorbs they should have their very own May collage. You're ok with that right?
Davy, Davy Crockett; hiking; Awana award...this kid knows more scripture than his mama. So proud of my boy; my boys love each other so; first accident of the summer #damnyoubottomofthepool
This kid is obsessed with the Crock-man. He woke up yesterday morning and ask if he could watch the movie. "What the heck, it's summer." He sings the song. Love; flirting/hiking; just sweet; dancing in the streets. Literally...more on that later; serious sister pride at her recital
Sister @ the Biltmore. I adore this photo; @ the Biltmore again with cousin Bennett; new pet; telling a story...this is how she tells them, intensely and more intensely...might love this photo more than chocolate; cute girl in a body shop...she reminds me of Dorothy in this.
That's that. May in a nutshell. I'm on my way to the beach right now...don't feel too bad for me. It's not as hard as it might sound. ;) We need a long weekend together. I love family time. We decided to ring in the first month of summer with sand and shells. Happy June, my loves.