Pierson in the Ice
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It’s pretty typical that Pierson is the one to brave the cold. If there’s a chance it’s going to be slippery out, he’s going to ice skate or sled on the ice, even in boots with no socks and a jacket that belong to his 3 sizes smaller brother. Today he was properly dressed though, and the sparkly trees were calling my name too, so we went on a very slippery and crunchy walk on our property. Our little world looked like it was covered in glass crystals and sounded like it too. Pierson kicked lots of tall grass shattering the ice as we walked. Every treetop a chandelier, and every cedar looked like it was bowing to a king or queen.

I hate cold, and I LOVE my electric blanket, but this walk was worth the views! We sat by the creek for a bit as quietly as we could (shocking for a boy that talks more than anyone I know) and we just listened. The timber was talking, creaking and cracking with a slight breeze all around us. I watched Pierson close his eyes and turn his face up towards beautiful light. It was a sweet little moment that I know I’ll treasure in my heart (especially since he isn’t often or ever very quiet). We marveled together at the art God had made for us to find, and we discovered a big cedar to crawl under and chatted about how it would be a pretty cool fort.

The dogs and the cat came along which was fun and annoying because they wanted us to carry them. Pierson took a few photos for 4H, and even took a photo of me! (I asked him to… he said “nah” so I promised grilled cheese and tomato soup. He’s eating me out of house and home by the way..and he did take my picture.)

I loved this one on one time. He stayed out much longer than me, and Auggie eventually joined him in sledding down the ice on our hill. I’m glad he loves walking in the woods with his momma. 🙂

Today I found my old old old blog (cyphersphotographyblog.com) and took about an hour-long walk down memory lane. I may have cried looking back at my babies, and I kind of regretted not blogging like I used to. I didn’t have Instagram back in the day, but my words were valuable to me, and encouraging to others. Captions on my insta just aren’t the same. I want to pick up blogging my family/business more again. Even if it’s just me that reads it 10 years from now, it will be worth the effort.

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Norma photo by Pierson, using my camera! He nailed it!

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