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

    July 30th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    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

    July 31st, 2012 at 12:14 am

    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. Lauren @ Every Last Detail

    August 6th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    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. 🙂

  4. amypaulson

    August 13th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    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…

  5. amypaulson

    August 24th, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    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!

  6. Judi

    August 12th, 2012 at 4:19 am

    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.

  7. amypaulson

    August 13th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Thank you so much for your sweet words and encouragement, Judi! And just so you know, it takes one to know one.

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