Photo Story Friday: Again

  • September 5, 2014 5:41 pm

It’s the end of the second week of school. We’ve all survived, but honestly, with three different schools and three different school schedules and youth groups and drama club and the school musical and volunteering, and and and…I’m a mess.

Seriously.

I’ve spent more time than I should admit hiding in the bathroom trying to figure out what to do next while my kids are knocking on the door asking what they can eat for dinner (you know, since it’s 8:30 and all).

But, it’s all worth it. Right? Right.

On the first day of school, Gracie was the only one who even turned around long enough for me to take a real picture. If it was going to only be one of them though, I’m glad it was her. Who knew sending a girl to junior high would be THAT emotional for me (honestly, I didn’t sleep more than a few hours the night before, I was so nervous. She, incidentally, slept fine and did fine her first day)?? Isaac, and his “it’s allllllll good, Mom” attitude, didn’t prepare me at all!

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Anyway, so there it is. I’m behind (again). I’m completely scattered (again). I’m emotional about my kids (yep, again).

Goodness, I’m glad it’s Friday.

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Photo Story Friday: While He Was Out

  • August 21, 2014 11:24 pm

Last week, while Isaac was busy hiking King’s Peak with the scouts, we lounged on the beach.

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While he was trudging up mile after mile of mountain with a 30 pound pack on his back, we made sand angels.

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While he ate freeze dried veggies and beef jerky, we ate grilled steak kabobs and Cheetos (what? They TOTALLY go together!).

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While he paused to catch his breath at 13,528 feet (he has that number burned into his brain now), we did hair flips and and practiced photography techniques.

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Do I have one picture of his four days on the highest peak in the state? Not a one. When he walked into the house with a sunburn on his neck wearing filthy jeans, I asked him if he had fun.

“Not really,” he said.

“Fun isn’t the right word. But it was AWESOME.”

My kids are growing up. On Monday, I will have one kid in elementary school, one in junior high and one in high school. Life and time marches on.

Here’s to more awesome.

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Photo Story Friday: Bonkers

  • August 14, 2014 11:01 pm

The last few weeks schedule wise, have been completely insane. If I had a brain at all, I’d probably have stories to tell, but I’m pretty sure it fell out sometime around last Tuesday.

Tub Snorkler.

So for now, you get my cute tub snorkler.

Here’s hoping the weekend slows down at least a little.

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Photo Story Friday: Catching Summer

  • July 31, 2014 10:30 pm

It’s the last day of July. Summer is on sliding away.

In less than a month, the late nights will end, alarms will be set, and I’ll have to do a lot more laundry than swimming suits and towels.

Sometime Letting Them Get Ahead of Me is a Good Thing.

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Catching Color.

Until then, my goal is to catch as much Summer as possible.

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Photo Story Friday: Impromptu

  • July 24, 2014 2:38 pm

im·promp·tu

imˈpräm(p)ˌt(y)o͞o/

adjective & adverb

1.Done without being planned, organized, or rehearsed.

That would be us this weekend. Actually, that’s a kind way of describing us this weekend.

Imperfectly Perfect.

Summer.

We’re nothing if not inconsistent.

Happy weekending, ya’ll!!

Photo Story Friday: Two Minutes

  • July 17, 2014 11:27 pm

I read recently that every two minutes, we take more pictures than all the people on earth did in the 19th century combined.

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Sounds about right.

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Photo Story Friday: Reward

  • July 11, 2014 12:15 am

I spent the better part of the week at Girls’ Camp for our church. It was crazy busy, blisteringly hot, completely exhausting…

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…and ridiculously rewarding.

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Photo Story Friday: Drops

  • July 4, 2014 12:06 am

“You are not a drop in the ocean.
You are the entire ocean in a drop.”
~ Rumi

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Photo Story Friday: Blessed

  • June 27, 2014 8:10 am

In a little over a week, I’ve been to Portland for three days, done seven family shoots, a 3 month shoot, a 1 year shoot, and archival and promotional images for a play. I’ve also watched my 15 month old nephew since Sunday, helped with my sister’s kids after her surgery, sent my two older kids off to a youth conference (Gracie for one day, Isaac for three) and had play dates at the house.

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Honestly, I feel like I haven’t gotten a thing done (if you saw my house, you’d agree).

I’d love to say that things will go back to normal, but they won’t. Not anytime soon. Next week I have two family sessions, an engagement session, and a wedding consult. Then Gracie and I go to girls’ camp with our church for 4 days.

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A few lazy days of Summer would be nice.

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Until then though, I think I need to focus on how all of that up there proves that I am a pretty blessed girl.

P.S. I realize these pictures don’t have much to do with my post, but they’re the only non client pictures I’ve taken this week. And isn’t her new haircut so cute?!

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Photo Story Friday: Imperfect

  • June 12, 2014 11:03 pm

After a particularly exhausting week at work (back to back to back days of getting up at 4 AM after very few hours of sleep), I admit that one of the last things I wanted to do last night was go to the park. After an hour an a half there, it still wasn’t high on my list of things I wanted to be doing (sleeping in my bed, however, WAS).

Thank heaven for little moments that make wildly imperfect days a little brighter.

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