So here I am survivor of our third 24 hour Road Trip in less then a year. This trip was so different for me because I traveled across the US with the eyes of a photographer. The beauty of interstate 30 interrupted more than one conversation with my husband. Every run down shack was beautiful in my eyes. Every rolling hill took my breath away. Embracing my passion has opened my eyes to such much beauty that had been passing through my life unnoticed. Now as I sit in the comfort of my in-laws home listening to Grandma and Hayden discuss Star Wars, I feel overwhelmed with emotion. I am not a religious person – but I feel so blessed! My life is far from perfect – but I have finally gotten to a place in my life where things are just as they should be. Is this what people meant when they said life just gets better with age. I have no idea what 2011 has in store for my family - but I have a peaceful confidence (some call that faith) that should storms need to be weathered that we have built a solid foundation that will keep us strong.