Friday, March 25, 2011

Joy of Luck #7: My Rainbows

Today is the last Joy of Luck assignment, and it ends on a high note.  We are to consider (and photograph) our own personal rainbow, in a metaphorical sense.  What will bring me luck in the future?  What blessings do I have to look forward to?  That one was pretty easy for me, since my family is such a blessing and I can only consider myself lucky for having the people and babies in my life that I do.

Obviously I didn't need to take this photo assignment literally and dress my kids in rainbows, but as luck would have it, Daddy put Jax in his multi-colored pj's last night.  And I already have some photos I love of Em wearing her rainbow-striped sweater last fall (you can peruse them here, if you'd like, but I'm about to show you more).  So since there is no way I'm wrangling JDubbs into a rainbow-colored t-shirt, rainbow photos of my kids will have to do.  I'm sure you're all very shocked and saddened by that.  Sarcasm.

I am so very lucky to have these two children: a beautiful boy and girl, just what everyone dreams of, as people continue to remind me (unnecessarily, I assure you).  When we're in the grocery store and Em peeks her smiley face out from her bucket carseat, people always smile back and say, "Oh, and a girl, too!" (because of course they've already noticed Jax because he is that kid in aisle 8 screaming for the box of Crispix).  "A boy and a girl.  You're very lucky."  And I always smile and genuinely respond, "Yes, I am."  Two perfect, healthy children.  My heart's content. 

That was five months ago, as you can tell from the lack of knee-deep snow.  Isn't she beautiful?  I am beyond lucky to have her.

And then there's this guy.

I could not have asked for a sweeter, smarter, funnier, happier little guy than my baby boy.  And growing into such a nice big brother.  I sure am lucky that he came first and that we figured this whole family thing out together.  My best buddy.

(Sidenote:  This is what he says when I ask him if I'm his best friend.  "Yes, Mama.  And Emmy.  And Daddy.  And Lightning McQueen.  And Mater."  He's a pretty popular kid!)

And to top off the photo shoot, as I'm trying desperately to get a good photo of him in his rainbow pj's for this assignment, he sits down to color and I know that I will thankfully get a picture of him not moving.  And what page does he turn to?  The picture of a rainbow.

Now if that isn't a sign, I don't know what is!

I've so enjoyed this group of photo assignments, and always love a reason to step back and be grateful for all the blessings in my life.  I truly am one of the luckiest girls I know, and I love being able to reflect on that and share the good news near and far.


XLMIC said...

Super sweet pictures... and ADORABLE children! Not to mention the lovely sentiments you are expressing so well with your words :) On to read some more of your posts!

Anna said...


I'm your newest follower from the Midweek mingle blog hop. I look forward to checking out future posts. Sweet pictures! :)

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Kerry said...

Such sweet little ones! And you are so blessed to have both, a boy and a girl (said to be funny!)

Seriously, you took great pictures.

Following you from Mom's Blog Hop.


Anonymous said...

Hello! New follower from blog hop. Would love for you to follow back :-)

Tamara said...

Your kids are adorable. I believe we are blessed. Nothing to do with chance or luck, but thats just me. I had to come visit your blog just because of the adorable little boy's face with "Rub some dirt on it." underneath. I'm glad I did. I hope I didn't overstep with my comments. I just feel strongly when it comes to blessings vs. luck. Have a wonderful day!

Monica said...

So adorable!! I'm participating in the “Week-End Blog Hop” and I’m now the newest GFC follower of your great site. Hope you have a chance to check out my blog, have a look around and maybe follow me back!!

Forgetful Mom said...

Such cute pictures of cute kids! I am visiting (and loving your blog) from the Weekend Blog Hop.
Hope you can come visit me at

Elena (Running in Heels After Child) said...

Love the pictures! Your little ones is so cute and you life looks lovely.



Jessica Warrick said...

you have some beautiful babies im your newest follower form the weekend blog hop you can follow back at

Eva said...

You are truly blessed. Your children are beautiful!! And how luck you are to be listed before Lightening Mc Queen and Mater on his list of best friends LOL

Sherri said...

I just found you on FTLOB & am so happy I did!! Your kids are the cutest!! Looking forward to coming back & reading more:) Hope you are enjoying your weekend!!

Stephanie said...

super cute photos! I have the same Haba rattle - love it :)

New follower from the hop, hope you can stop by when you get a chance

Toni said...

You truly are blessed with a gorgeous family! :)

Found you through ftlob!


milliemorganmedia said...

I am your newest follower because I was also awarded the One Lovely Blog Award. I love your blog! I would appreciate if you came and checked me out and my blog. That would be so nice. Thanks!

Denise & Justine said...

What beautiful kids you have!

We're new followers from the I Heart Maternity Blog hop!

Lance said...

You have a beautiful family!!

Opal Stevens said...

Love your blog! Following you from blog hop.. I'm Opal from, hope you can check it out sometime.. :D

tawna6988 said...

Blog hopping today and am your newest follower. I hope that 1 of my blogs interests you too.

I also do a weekend blog hop, you can link up your blog, twitter, FB, blog frog community etc on open every Friday-Sunday!

wacki04@TheKing'sCourt IV said...

New follower from Mingle Monday! Hope you can stop by and return the follow :)


Yasher said...

Lovely pictures! You have a very lovely 'rainbow'! :)