Is this real life?

I interrupt our regularly scheduled programming about NYC to post these pictures below, and to summarize what life has been like since we came home from our trip.

I think it's best to say it's been... an adjustment. Tyler and I have never been away from the kids for a week, and WOW did we find our wings or what.  The freedom! The ability to go and do whatever, whenever! The silence! The sleeping in! 

Then coming home:  The whining! The hitting! The beating of brother into a bloody pulp! The constant barage of questions and or complaints!

Such events would have any parent asking, "why did we hurry back?"

Well, the answer would have to be: no matter how much children bug you at times, no matter how much they make your mind want to burst open into tiny painful bits- they are addicting, and adorable, and they are yours. They are tiny windows into your own soul. They reflect the best of you, the adore you, they are a part of you.

It doesn't matter if one minute I'm thinking "This kid is the best thing that ever happened to me" and the next I'm thinking, "keep away, tiny mutant monster child with megaphone lungs!"

Because though being a parent is definitely the hardest thing I've ever done by a longshot, it's also the most complexly wonderful thing I've ever done. I'm about to remind myself of that right now as I head into their rooms to take a peek at them sleeping.

Tiny angels! At least for the moment. :)

And now for the pictures- this beautiful grad couldn't possibly have given her parents any troubles, right?! 

Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer

 Please do feel free to comment with your thoughts about the ins and outs of daily parenting. I'd love to hear what you have to say.

Last call for Texas sessions for this weekend- and Seattle/Portland, we've got some good traveling news coming your way!

(ok one more really annoying note- recently we've had a few wedding quote requests with incorrect email addresses and the responses have come back to us undelivered. So- if you are waiting for us to respond, you may want to try again!)

 

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