Friday, May 1, 2009

Last week...

Last week was a tough one for me. It seems that at every turn there was heartache looming on the horizon.

Last week I saw loss, I saw new life, I have been scared to death, and I have felt very unprepared for the future.

My good friends father passed away this week. It is really hard to see people that you care about lose someone they love. I sat through the funeral, while holding my sleeping 2 year old, thinking that each day really is a gift. I am so lucky to have the life and beliefs that I have. I am so thankful for everyone that I know, for they have all touched me in different ways. I sat there thinking that I am not prepared to handle the loss of someone that I love. Death makes you feel so very small. There is something so much bigger than all of us and it is a scary and calming at the same time.

There was a death of a man that I breifly went to school with. When something so bad happens to someone so young it makes life seem not fair. But I believe that everything has to happen for a reason. It is what keeps me going.

And then the "swine flu". Come on now??!!?? I wasn't too worried about it and then the news just wouldn't stop. Then they were closing down schools in Utah and then I started to panic a little. My friend who works at the for the Health Department told me that you shouldn't be worried about the flu as much as you should be worried about having food storage just in case your not able to leave. So after hearing that I came home, and checked my pantry. Bare...

because of our remodel and having no oven for the time being, we had been just flying by the seat of our pants for dinner.

I have been talking about food storage since this time last year. What has my excuse for not having one???? I have no idea. So I found this website.

It is to help you get ready and I am now on a mission. So join me. Let's share ideas..

http://modernmollymormon.blogspot.com/2009/04/5-dollar-food-storage.html

I am going to put up what I am doing each week on the right-hand side-------------------->

and talk about it once a week. So talk with me, share with me. This scared me enough that I want to be prepared!!



Then in the middle of all of this loss and confusion, I was able to take pics of the Erdei family and their new little girl. And then all the sadness that I was feeling sort of melts away. Just watching a sleeping baby, smelling that new baby smell, gives me a new sense of hope, a new look at life, and I feel better.



And just because I was insanly busy this weekend and I didn't take one pic of my girlies. (and they were being so cute, by the way)
a post just isn't a post without pics so another one of the sweet Erdei family, who by the way just got me 2 more photography jobs!! Yea!!

9 comments:

Trinia said...

K'Brina, those pictures look so good! I would love to hire you to take our family's picture. If you are interested, let me know.
Trinia

Chandler, Ashley, and Breagan said...

okay... Now i'm REALLY excited!! (not that i was't before, but this just makes me even more so!!) Thank you again for doing this! SO CUTE!! :)

Dawn Rae said...

I have done a similar $5 food storage thing (some of it, I still have more to go). It is a good idea, because you actually end up with food you know how to prepare and your family likes. Couponing has helped me "stockpile" things that I find on a good price too. Good luck.

Brasher family said...

It was a very sad week. Sometimes life just doesn't seem fair.

On a bright and happy note... The pictures are beautiful. They look wonderful, as they always do!

Carolyn said...

I am sorry for the sad week you had. They were closing downs all around us. The picture is BEAUTIFUL. I would love to hire you too, if you are still willing. carelod@gmail.com

mason said...

What a week. I hope that you are having a better one now. Food storage scares me too! I just hope that I am prepared enough when I need it!

Bree said...

I am the extact same way! My mom is always on my case about food storage...I have actually lost sleep over not having any!! It scares me too death! So Im teaming up with you and am going to start :)

Jenn said...

So that pose is awesome! I love that picture-- it's perfect!!!

Brenna said...

Are you looking for photography jobs? I would love for you to take some pctures of my girls!