this week

“You can’t go back to school, Hannah.  I’ll miss you.”

Cue my heart breaking into little pieces.

I wanted to tell him it would be okay.  I wanted to tell him my heart is just as sad with him.  I wanted to tell him that all too soon he’ll be going to school with her and Asher and I will miss them.  But it was their conversation.

“But I have to, J.  I’ll miss you, too.”


It’s our last week before my daughter walks back into a new classroom.  I’m going to miss her terribly.  I’m going to have a chance to get to know my boys in a new way.  And I’m going to watch her grow.


It’s hard.  It’s beautiful.  And this week, I will be holding them close, dancing with them every day and going out on every crazy adventure we can.


And I’ll remember this day.


I loaded up three amazing kids to road-trip one more time to see my parents.  (Ted got to go see an incredible friend and help build a house.  How amazing is my husband?!?)  On the way out the door, they decided to wear their swim goggles.  THE.ENTIRE.WAY.  I wish I’d had a pair of my own.

Oh these two…

How sweet it this little man?!?

I melt every time.  And then laugh hysterically.

Oh girl….I love you.  You have your mommy’s heart.  Forever and always.


I don’t know if I’ll be around as much this week or possibly walking this journey here through writing.  But know that I am so grateful you’re here.  And I hope you giggled.

Also – if you happen to live in or want to travel to Chicago – I am looking into planning a trip to Chicago in October.  If you would be interested in setting up a session, please do email me at as I try to plan my travel schedule!  Thank you!!!

  1. Mandy says:

    Wow, she starts back early!!! She will do great, can NOT believe you have a first grader, where has time gone?! The goggles in the car are simply fantastic! So awesome. Little man too cute. Love to you! Enjoy your last week.

  2. amypaulson says:

    Thank you so much, sweet Mandy! And I KNOW! I can’t believe it either. And when they put on the goggles I IMMEDIATELY thought of you!

  3. Oh my goodness. This made me laugh so hard that I’m crying. It’s just so wonderful to see a glimpse into your life and see the great sense of adventure that your children have. So beautiful. 🙂

    • amypaulson says:

      Oh sweet Lauren…your comment made my day! Thank you for checking out my world and enjoying the hilarity of my kids. By the way – you’re an incredible lady…

    • amypaulson says:

      Oh sweet Lauren, I’m so thrilled to hear that. Thanks for stopping by our crazy adventure… I can’t wait to hear more of yours!

  4. Judi says:

    I absolutely love the pictures that you capture of your kids. You are such a good Mom. Thanks for all the wonderful posts and pictures.

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