Sharing Our Story In 5 Photos & A Friday Morning Funny!

I am participating in a photography link-up today over at Learn With Jenny.  The Challenge is to share 5 photos that help tell our story.  What might this have to do with autism, you ask?  Well, to be honest, I love that by sharing these photos I can show you that while some days are hard, emotional, and crazy busy with doctor’s appointments and therapy, we still lead a rather extraordinary life filled with joy, humor, and beauty.

The challenge is to encourage us to share our stories. Plain and simple!

So here are my pictures:

MORNING ROUTINE

Every morning after Skylar finishes showering, getting dressed, and eating, she takes her medicine.  It’s a lot of pills, but she NEVER complains.  The mixture of seizure medication and various supplements have helped to keep her healthy and seizure-free.  I love that she groups them in a specific order to take.

HAPPY PLACE

Even though it is totally messy right now, my craft room is totally my happy place.  I love to get my hands messy and be creative in this area.  I especially love to create in this space with my friends.  It doesn’t get any happier than that folks!

CONTENTS OF SOMETHING YOU CARRY WITH YOU

I must say that I was pretty embarassed to snap a picture of the inside of my bag.  I am definitely someone who likes to carry a larger purse.  My mother-in-law made me this lovely bag and it holds a lot, as you can clearly see!  A few of those items include my instax mini7s polaroid camera, my wallet (that is bursting at the seams), a word search for Skylar, my Kindle, and snacks for the kids.

SOMEONE WHO MAKES YOU SMILE

My husband Chris is constantly making me smile!  This picture is from our lunch date yesterday.  We were laughing because we felt so far away from each other and felt like we needed to yell across the table.  Chris got to the restaurant before me and was excited to snag the beautiful window seat with a view of downtown.  He didn’t realize that we would be sitting so far apart.  We agreed that although this table had a great view, it was not conducive to hand holding!  I love this man with every fiber of my being!

SOMETHING YOU DRIVE BY EVERY DAY THAT YOU HAVE NEVER STOPPED TO PHOTOGRAPH

I’m actually cheating on this one and including 2 photos.  We have lived here in Prescott for just over a year and every day we pass two things that are really neat. First is this beautiful horse.  He lives on a property that we pass to get out of our neighborhood.  The girls usually yell  “there’s our horse!” every time we pass it. They were thrilled to actually get out of the car and pet him.  Why haven’t we stopped before?

The second photo is a house just down the street that has these GIANT metal sculptures.  They must have at least 30 of them.  They are really big and obviously they have lots of property.  At one point we thought they were all dinosaurs, but they actually have other animals and even some mythical creatures.  I have no idea how they started this collection, but I’d love to stop and ask.  When giving directions to our house, we always say “You will turn into our neighborhood just shortly after passing the house with the dinosaurs.”

That is it for our story in pictures.  I did want to share a funny little conversation I had with Skylar this week.  We were driving home after getting her blood drawn and she mentioned my upcoming birthday.

Skylar:  Are you excited for your birthday next week?

Me:  Sure.  I can’t believe I’m going to be 36!

Skylar:  I know!  I am getting so tall and you are getting SO old!

Me:  What?  I’m not SO old!

Skylar:  Of course you are mom!

Well, ok then!!  You gotta love Skylar’s total lack of filter.  I always say “She’s just keepin’ it real!”

If you link up with Jenny’s photograpy challenge, please let me know in the comments below so that I can come see your story in photos.

I hope you all have a great day today!  I know that I am going to enjoy time with my hubby as he is off work. YAY!

Make it great!

JuJu