Monday, March 14, 2011

{junior conductors} scenes and thoughts from the weekend

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There was a man walking down the street playing his harmonica who wore a green beaded band around his hat. He looked like he had a story to tell. Just as he passed I saw a couple with their young child walking closely behind. I then thought about the fact that life is ever changing with its many seasons. Change sort of frightens me. What then proceeded was a long train of thoughts. In the end I came back to the fact that I can only control certain things so I am just going to have to drop the fear factor and as the conductor of my life I really want to focus on the things that are most productive for each season.

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This weekend we did not find ourselves on the the Grand Canyon Railway as originally planned but on the Copper Spike. The Copper Spike exists in the once thriving mining town of Globe, AZ. The kids were very excited to live out their dreams of riding on a real life size train. At the end of the ride they were awarded their junior conductor certificate. There is so much history that exists in the railroads...and now with our family.

Today I am back to thinking that the real power will come from learning how to master the little things that I actually do have control over...so go away fear because I just plum do not have any time to waste on you.

15 comments:

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

That picture of you and the kids Christina is perfect! Love your hat btw! Seems like you all had a great time!

Debbie said...

I'll bet Christian was in hog heaven!!! That looks like it was such a fun trip.

angela | the painted house said...

Fun on the choo-choo! And such deep thoughts, girl.

I didn't know you had tulip magnolias in AZ! I just cut some branches off ours and they are now making me happies in the living room. You'll see them tomorrow...on the blog. :)

Glad you all had a wonderful weekend together.

Michelle said...

Ummm, darlin'... what happened to your little man's foot/leg? Why am I just now seeing this? Crap, I could totally be a better friend... I suck! Loves to you!

Larry said...

love your hat! You're such an adorable mommy ;)

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

Lovely photo's and fabulous hat. Your trip sounds and looks like fun. And mastering the little things is the best philosophy...

kcinteriors said...

I really love this post. It is so easy to get wrapped up into fear - esp. the fear of change and unknown. Happy to hear you are charging full steam ahead as the conductor of your train, think I'll try the same.

You children are adorable!

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

Your photos are like eye candy - delicious!

Love this blog and def following you for more!

The Zhush said...

The photo of you and your children looks editorial its soooo good!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

These pictures are so great. I really like the way you photograph and make us feel as if we are there. I can only imagine the many stories your precious children will have growing up of all the amazing adventures they partake in.

There is nothing greater than filling a child up with love and great memories.

These are reasons why I, a guy, am a fan of your blog.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Shannon said...

What happened to little Bubby's foot? Awww.
-Shannon in Austin

Corilu Designs said...

I love that picture of you and your children. How do you look so good with such little ones! That's great you have a big family, it really is everything.

Laura said...

I'll be in Globe, hopefully this year. Loved this post.
PS. LOVE your hat!

Rooster said...

That is so wonderful that you took them on the Spike. Great job Tina. I wish I could have been with you along with my rowdy punks.

Annie said...

What the...sorry, was logged on as Rooster. P.S. I really like that pic of Mar Bear sitting on the steps.