My 52: Week 44

This week’s featured photographer is… drumroll please… my dad!!

Due to the fact that I myself have failed to get any bird pictures this week, and the fact that my dad just happened to email me several great ones, I have decided to share a couple of his pictures. I should probably point out that I failed to ask for his permission to do this, but due to the late hour, and since today is my My 52 deadline for the week, I am hoping that he won’t mind if I share his wonderful talent with you.

These ducks are currently residing in Albertson Park in Boise, Idaho. I love wood ducks and rarely see any myself, so this one was a special treat, and the handsome mallard seemed very excited that he was having his picture taken.

I have a feeling that somehow my dad knew I would be needing his help this week. Thank you, Daddy!!

To Boise and Back Again

The kids and I returned home safely from a visit down to Boise, but like all vacations do, it went by too fast.

After a 12-hour drive, we arrived in Boise on Friday evening. Shortly after we arrived at my parents’ house, my sister and her kids showed up. We then had a wonderful weekend of visiting and catching up with each other. My grandma was brave enough to spend some time at the house as well. I was also able to get together with a favorite friend of mine. She has a beautiful family and it was nice being able to visit. Once a year just isn’t enough… 

I don’t get to visit my family nearly as often as I would like, but we all live so far apart and have many different things going on in our lives. I am grateful for every minute we get to spend together and am lucky to have such a wonderful family.

Thank you to my beautiful sister for making the drive up from Reno so we could all be together. Your kids are getting so big and they are all wonderful. You are such an amazing mom and your babies are lucky to have you.

Thank you to my very dear friend for taking the time out of your busy schedule so we could get together. I know things are hectic right now and while sleep was probably at the top of your list, you visited with me instead. Your children are precious and I am so glad we were able to spend some time with you all.

And thank you to my parents for putting up with us all. I know that two extra adult and six kids is a lot to take on. I love the time we are able to spend together. You spoil us something terrible. Thank you so much for everything. We love you very much and look forward to the next time we are able to get together.

Mom and Daddy