Major Catch Up

July 19, 2013

Hi Everyone!
Sorry to have abandoned y'all last week for Favorite Photo Friday, but I had good reason.
You know when you push and push and push and you feel like your body is starting to wear down because you are just trying to keep up with too much and spread yourself too thin? Well last week, I believe my body was giving me a "gentle reminder" that I needed to slow down and start to take care of myself. I won't fill you in on all the gory details, but I ended up taking a little trip to the hospital to find out that I had a pretty bad kidney infection.
The pain and nausea were like nothing I have ever felt in my life. I was in bed for 5 days all of last week.
By the weekend, I began to slowly get up and start doing a little around the house.
I went back to work on Monday, but I took very slow and tried not to over schedule myself.
I am finally feeling 100% and pain free again....thank goodness.

Once I began to feel better, I started to feel overwhelmed with all that I missed and everything I needed to do to catch up.
I am trying to keep those thoughts out of my mind for now and just take things one day at a time.

Needless to say, I have not picked up my camera in weeks...... I miss it and I am sure it misses me:)
Next week hopefully I will have some new photos of the girls to share and I will also be posting open enrollment for a beginner photography class. Those of you that follow me on facebook have probably heard me talk about it, but I plan to donate a portion of the proceeds to Teresa Bartlinski's "I Love You More" fund through Half the Sky. I will post all of the details soon.... I promise!!!

Until next week, I thought I would dump my iPhone and give you a look at some of what has been going on here behind the scenes this summer.

IG Collage Crayola
Back in Jume, I took a Friday off from work and took the girls on a little trip to the new and improved crayola factory!
We all had a blast.... afterwards we stopped at a cute ice cream shop and old fashioned candy store.
You can see the girls enjoying their sweet treats and a close up of my sea salt caramel die for!
There has also been a few games of mini golf at night...and lots of bike riding going on around here:)

The top middle shot was the girls on the 4th of July!
Also have some random bath tub chaos in this set along with a few shots at Mimi and Coachie's house one evening for a late night dip in the (un)hot tub with their cousins:) Love this shot of Reagan asleep. This was last weekend when I started to feeling better....she curled up with me on the couch and fell asleep. Not sure how much longer she will continue to suck those two fingers, so I took the opportunity to snap a pic.....she looked so young a baby!

The day after the 4th of July we added some waterslide fun to our collection of summertime toys.
This has been the new way to stay cool around here in this summer heat!!
The screams and giggles could be heard from miles around the day this went up in the backyard.
If you click through to my instagram tab up top, you can find a video clip and hear them:)

Well, sorry I don't have any "real or big camera" photos to share, but now we are officially caught up from June.
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer and staying as cool as possible. We have had quite the heatwave here in the NorhtEast!

Be back next week!!


Number 6 and no more counting! said...

so sorry to hear you haven't been well. I know how absolutely awful that can be. I had this at Christmas. Take it very easy Lisa.


The Artful Diva said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend. Stay healthy!!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

I'm glad you are feeling better. Great shots. I haven't been to the Crayola factory in years. Fun!!! I love that shot of Reagan sleeping. So precious! Take care and try and keep cool in this HEAT!

patty said...

sorry you went through that, and glad you are feeling better. even on the phone, your images are great! :)

Gina Kleinworth said...

I'm so happy to hear that you are feeling better. Scary how the body just alerts you in not so subtle ways. Beautiful pics- regardless of camera used (as usual) Hope you can find more balance & not push yourself too much.

Have a great weekend.

Brooke said...

I was popping over to your little corner of the www this morning to see if you happened to have posted today and if not, I was sending you a message to make sure everything was ok since you've been so quiet lately. Hate to hear you were so sick, but SO thankful you are finally feeling better!!! We've missed you!! xoxo!! Brooke

Tiffany said...

Glad you are feeling better!


Unknown said...

I was already worried about you and not seeing any new posts since THE CAP and GOWN. So glad you are feeling better. Love your "dumping ground"

Amy said...

So sorry you haven't been feeling well. I'm glad you are feeling better. As always, your photos are amazing! Have a great weekend.

Unknown said...

I haven't had a kidney, but if it's anything like bladder infection :(

Glad you're feeling better and back to enjoying summer!

Mimi said...

Lisa, sorry you've been sick. I hate when people say this to me but...maybe you're doing too much? Can you take a little break, a couple of short work weeks would get your energy back up.
I absolutely adore the photo of R asleep, sucking those fingers, and I agree, that won't be for much longer so snap it while you can!
Your bouncy castle waterslide looks so much fun!
We've had a heatwave here too! best weather in 18 yrs!! Loving it! Happy weekend dear Lisa!

...melody... said...

Being sick stinks! Glad to hear that you are back on the mend! :)

likeschocolate said...

So happy you are feeling better! I took my children to the Crayola Factory when they were little! They loved it! It was so worth the drive. They keep asking us when the can go back and go to Hersey which is by far their favorite amusement park. So glad the girls are having a great summer. Happy Weekend!

Patrice said...

Glad you're feeling better