Thursday, January 6, 2011

Pause and Reflect

I didn't think I had very much to say.  Nothing really noteworthy to share.  I have some photos but they aren't much different from previous photos on this blog.  A cutie Cordelia and an Eloise painting. Just life going as usual.



But I thought to myself, I need to post on the blog.  And that got me thinking and reflecting on the past couple of days.  As my friend smartly pointed out, I'm an introvert.  I don't process externally, instead I think in my head.  In fact, a word hardly escapes my mouth without being adequately considered in my mind first.  That's just the way I am.

The blog helps me reflect.



 



So here's my reflection.

Life as a pastor:  We returned home on Tuesday.  Walked in the door at 2pm.  Alex showered and was out the door at 3pm.  He had a funeral at 4pm.  He then did the burial the next morning and another funeral that afternoon.  His schedule is packed this weekend.  Alex hit the ground running.  So I hit the ground running too.  And it's okay because I'm not stressed out because we had an excellent escape to Texas and were spoiled rotten.  I'm refreshed and ready to go...I hope this lasts a while...  :-)

And I love nap time.  I didn't get it yesterday because we had a plumber here for 3 hours.  That's a long and noisy time.  No napping when the plumber is here.

Even though Eloise doesn't nap anymore, my arms and back need a break from our almost 14 month old.  Eloise can do her big girl things alone and I can do mine.  I get to blog and check Facebook and edit photos and recharge.

9 comments:

Millie Wamsted said...

I also love nap time! I try to make myself sit down and rest some during nap time every day. It's amazing. I'm a little worried about having 2 kiddos on different nap schedules! It's nice to hear that it still works for you...

Willa J. said...

I love nap time too, and am SO bummed when it doesn't happen. And I agree with Millie, hoping that I still get it when the second comes along! And by the way, your pictures are not the same as they've always been. They really are looking more and more beautiful. These last ones...WOW! So vibrant and colorful. Don't worry, your editing is definitely improving these pictures.:)

Dorry said...

I'm so glad the blog helps you reflect! I think that's one of the most important parts of blogging. Of course sharing perspectives and thoughts to connect with readers is amazing, too.

I'm glad you are recharged from a pampered trip to Dallas! I know it's probably difficult at times to share your husband in the capacity that you do. I also know that what you and Alex do for the church changes and touches the lives of so many people. And please keep blogging because we love to hear from you. :) xoxo

Brookie said...

Thanks for reflecting, Emily. I enjoy your heartfelt thoughts as much as I do your beautiful and creative pictures.

Kathleen said...

That picture of Cordelia is BEAUTIFUL. The colors in all of these are so fun. I love to read your blog and am inspired by all of your pictures so keep it up!

My life so far said...

I love your pictures. You are a very talented photographer. Hope your trip down here went well.

Alex and Emily said...

Wow! I love the quick and encouraging comments. You sure know how to make my day!

As to nap time. No, with 2 it is never the same. Having Eloise awake all day has been a real adjustment but with some trial and error, you can figure out how to get some down time (even if it's only 30 minutes...it's called Dora...)

Brooke Koroknay said...

I feel like I've been pausing and reflecting on my own little world! Man I've missed your blog...just got all caught up! Glad you had a wonderful Christmas a great New Year. Here's to many more posts in 2011!

babyschneider said...

Well, they're beautiful photos, Emily! As usual :) I especially love Eloise's painting (the one taped up) - I hope you frame it! It's inspired. ;)

I also have to say that blogging helps me to digest, as well, but I'm an extrovert :) I have the unfortunate tendency to often speak AS I think, which lends itself to longer, more tangential posts. haha... I used to journal (from 6th grade through most of college), and I think blogging is similarly cathartic for me.

I love getting a glimpse into your lives from afar, and learning from you as a friend, mom, and pastor's wife :) Sending you big hugs and much love!