Many weeks ago now...
before the gross limbo phase of winter was over
before my girl's trip to Las Vegas
before the lice nightmare
before we learned of our tax woes
before I found myself teetering on a ledge
before Japan's devastating blows
before we left on our SC bound road trip
I had a vision of starting a website for my photography. (Truth be told, I actually did start it, changed the name twice, crashed it, and then hired help...)
Unfortunately life happens. And although I would love to get this up and running, sometimes there are more important things than blogging or creating websites. GASP!
Things like eating cookies with your kids. Especially girl scout ones with words.
Going to the last Iowa basketball game of the season to witness an amazing victory against Purdue. You can see more pics here.
Spending family time at a shooting range on a dreary winter's day- learning how to shoot a gun.
Wearing your cowgirl hat to the Broncs and Bulls.
Doing a photoshoot of your sweet 9 year old. (More of this shoot to come later...)
And jumping over mud puddles. (If you missed the photo collage you can find it here.)
You see, if life has taught me nothing else over the last 38 years it has taught me that it is anything but perfect. But somehow in the midst of all the muck you can still have these beautiful moments. Nothing extraordinary. Just sweet, simple, beautiful moments that make you want to get up and do it all over again.
Don't fret over what was, or worry about what will be... just live in the here and now. And make it the best 5 minutes of your life. Who knows, those may be the last 5 minutes you get.
*All photos are property of Alicia Rasmussen and may not be copied or used without permission.*