the one with a trip to Downieville

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I'm in California visiting my family and enjoying every second of it. I'll be returning home tomorrow, July 29th. Internet has been very limited so if you have reached out and I haven't gotten back to you?  Stay patient, I'll will soon.  

Love does, 

Kristin

the one with Clint

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I attended a funeral yesterday.  They never get easier.  It's not like "practice" and you get better at attending.  Funerals are just plain tough.  And this one was no exception.  Clint died from colon cancer.  Yep.  He had a bad ass, too.  

I try to remember what it was like, being sick.  It wasn't that just BAM, one day I was sick.  I think it came on each day, a little more.  Until one day, I'm doubled over and hurting and I have to do something about it.  

My heart hurts for Clint's kids.  He left behind 2.  And his sister and mom lost their dad just a few years ago.  

My husband is a Knights of Columbus and they fall out at funerals.  That's him on the right.  At the rosary the night before, Steven, a close friendly (friend like family) of Clint's, spoke about Clint in a tux at his wedding.  Since I photographed Steven + Marci's wedding, it made me search for images of him.  I found a few and they made me smile.  I thought I would share them with you.

Love Does,
Kristin

the one with an update

My cousin Brudgette and I in Austin enjoying the 4th. She's a TT Red Raider through and through, yet she still loves me. ❤️ 

My cousin Brudgette and I in Austin enjoying the 4th. She's a TT Red Raider through and through, yet she still loves me. ❤️ 

I'm at the Bijou getting my "hair did". I caught 3 Pokemon on the walk from the parking lot. I'm in a good mood because I had the chance to edit some engagement portraits and they always make me happy. Young love!  So much promise!!!  

I'm also angry that I haven't dropped much weight even though I've been thyroid medicated for 2 weeks now. Hello!  Come on!  Get with it body. But I'm not surprised. Since treatment I've been an under-achiever.

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I'm thankful that my crazy skin rash is gone.  Ino longer look like a crack head. This is goid when working in oubkic with folks. Now i can give hugs freely.

I'm disappointed in humans right now. And how they turn from love when it's by far the greatest of all things. 

My heart hurts for friends I've known through cancer. Some have passed and many are suffering. 

I'm exhausted because our house has not sold and we are just stagnant in the water. I'm ready. Someone with a family at home needs this place. Not us. We need our roots again. The earth we are familiar with. Devin's trees.  

I'm hopeful because I know in my heart that God knows what he's doing and I just have to "lean in" and let go.  

What's your update? 

Love does, 

Kristin