Sunday, November 14, 2010

lombardi ranch the sequel (just a few weeks late!)

Ok Ok so I know I have been terrible at blogging lately.  Here are a few reasons why:
1.) Dathan was gone for almost 6 weeks and I was basically a single mom.
2.) I have had about a gazillion photo shoots (which is a good great thing!) that I have spent all of my free moments editing.
3.) When I wasn't changing poopy diapers or cleaning up puke or making dinner or folding laundry or editing pictures or putting kids to bed I wanted to VEG OUT and watch tv.
4.) It's kind of a bummer to spend a bunch of time working on a blog (resizing & uploading pictures, putting the pictures on the blog & typing out a post) and get 0 comments.  Or maybe 1, 2 tops.  So if you read this, please feel free to comment and let me know!  My love language is words of affirmation ;) ha!
5.) I don't really have a 5th reason.  I just wanted 5 points.  So my 5th point is sharing my post:

For awhile there I felt like I was living at Lombardi Ranch.  I mean, I was there one Saturday and did this shoot, this shoot, and this one.  Then I was there the next Saturday and did this shoot then spent the rest of the day with family & friends there.  So when Pastor Troy announced that the October family outing for our Marriage Matters class was going to Lombardi Ranch, I just had to chuckle.  So for the third Saturday in a row, I went to Lombardi Ranch.

The boys, once again, had a BLAST riding the horses.  So cute.  I think maybe because they were around them so much at Dathan's parent's house in Alabama.
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Our whole class went on the train ride together.  It was fun.  Here is a pretty close up shot of me & the boys (I had my 50mm lens on my camera & we were sitting in the same train car).
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This day at Lombardi Ranch was much cooler than the last two Saturdays, which was wonderful.  What was not so wonderful was the amount of people there- THOUSANDS.  It was SO crowded.  And although we were with my marriage matters class, I was watching the boys myself & it kind of stressed me out.  Sean wanted to run one way & Nolan wanted to run the other, and I was so nervous I would lose one of them in the crowd (more so Nolan, who just wanders.  Sean doesn't really like to be too far away from me).  So poor Nolan spent a lot of the day in the stroller.  Sorry bud.  He was happy to climb on the antique fire engine though!
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And Sean was happy jumping off of the hay bales!
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And Nolan was NOT so happy when I went to put him back in the stroller.
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Sean and one of his "best friends," Taryn.  I love that they get along so well, because Taryn's mom Candice & I have been friends since we were in the nursery together at church as babies.  Literally.  These two are a crack up together.  Two of the same exact personalities but in different genders ;)
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We only stayed a couple of hours because it was so incredibly crowded.  We all left and went to Vincenzo's pizza for dinner (which is actually only a couple blocks away from my grandparent's house).  That part was more relaxing for me :)  I love our Marriage Matters class because we are all like a family, and always have so much fun when we're together.  I am so thankful & blessed to have them in our lives!


Nancy said...

I know what you mean. How do people get 100 comments? We are fabulous girls! HA!
Glad you posted :) Hope all is well in Sunny California! It's like spring here in Alabama right now! Wonder how long that will last!?!

A Family of Love said...

I always enjoy your pictures!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I know all too well about the comment thing. I spend my time writing post only to get a comment from my mom.
So I have been trying to comment on all the blogs I read. It's not easy, I read a lot of blogs and have a 17 month old.
Anyway back to your post, I love your pictures. I don't know how you did that crazy weekend with 2 boys all by yourself! You must be a Saint.
Keep on blogging there are people lurking.
Shannon C

Sarah said...

I can't believe you guys are back in Lancaster! It's been so fun for me to see all the pictures from First Assembly and people that you and I grew up with. I hope the transition has gone well and you guys are enjoying the AV again!!!
-Sarah Lloyd

Nicole said...

I was just seeing your post of your blog on facebook. I have to say you are dedicated = ) I have always thought it would be fun to blog, but I don't really know what I would say. Yours are entertaining <3