Saturday, April 14, 2012

Life is in bloom!

So we now find ourselves in the month of April. Flowers are blooming, leaves are growing on the trees, and the gentle breeze is a welcome relief. Although, I must not complain about winter here in MI. It was very very mild!I feel as if I become more alive this time of year. I am a flip-flop, tank top, kind of girl. I could do with a few weeks of fall and winter, and that's about it!

April has brought with it many new things! Mark's parents have moved out of their house, the one they called home for over 17 years! This has been challenging for all. Saying goodbye to a home that held so many memories for them. We are however enjoying their next steps. They have moved into Woodland Ridge Apartments. We love visiting them. They have a little playground outside their building, complete with a fire pit. We will definitely be enjoying family camp fires their. They also have a Club House. Equipped with board games, TV, internet, a pool table, tennis courts, and a swimming pool. Altogether, just a nice place to hangout!

 Katie Worth Photography has started. It is still in its humble beginnings. I have done 2 photo shoots so far. Have 2 more in the planning process, and 1 or 2 in the month of June.Hoping for more business as the Spring progresses, and Summer begins. It has been an adventure for sure, and a pipe dream for much longer than that. I am still not sure if it will become a thriving business. If not, that's ok. I will still continue to grow, and enjoy being a hobby photographer!
April 12th, was a special day for us as a family. Eden Grace turned 6 months old! What a half a year it has been. I wonder how many diapers we have changed :). God has been so very good to us. We absolutely love our baby girl. She has such a personality already! Her smiles and laughs light up our life. Our family of 3 is pretty amazing. I am happy with its size for now. Sometimes I find myself day dreaming about what our family will be like in years to come. How many kids will we have? Where will we be living? What jobs will we have? Only God knows the answer to all the above. We will trust Him!

As we jump into this new season, have you thought about "Spring Cleaning"?  In theory, it sounds like a great idea. However, getting it done is  a whole other story. I am here to share with you Mark and I's cleaning goals as we begin these warmer months. You see I want a neat and tidy house 100% of the time, but you wouldn't know that if you lived with me. The more space you give me, the more I spread out. Parts of "me" are in every room. A cell phone and wallet in one room, a pair of shoes in another, a sweatshirt by the stairs, and piles of laundry just about everywhere. Oh, and did I mention something of Eden's is probably in every room. Mark and I both desire to have a neat house, but it is so easy to let it stop there. So we are instituting "10 minute Tasks" this week. Each morning and evening we will set the timer, and declutter for 10 minutes. You can do anything for 10 minutes right? Don't worry, we will be spending more than 20 minutes a day doing household chores. But it's a start :). This way whatever our days look like, they will begin and end with picking up. As we go, I would like to add in more things, such as 10 minutes of laundry per-day, 10 minutes of anything Eden (her laundry, making baby food etc.) It is our goal not only to declutter, but do house projects too! It is important not to let this kind of schedule rule our lives. That is, being ALWAYS tied to the 10 minute rule. But we think it is a healthy beginning to a clutter free home.
So that's what's going on with Team Worth. We hope you all are enjoying this new season!

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with Photography as well as with cleaning. I know our house needs some attention as well. :) I am a "spreader" too. Also an "I"m in the middle of this and will clean it up when I'm done..." :D It is fun being an adult and figuring out what works for you!