Photo Story Friday: Fail

  • October 17, 2014 1:04 am

“Meet me at the pond,” he said.

“You can take sunset pictures, ” he said.

“Let’s go, Mom!” she said.

“You can take pictures of me doing Hands Up Stands Up!” she said.

I didn’t do either.

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I took 63 pictures that night. Of the sunset, and clouds, and cartwheels and handstands. Honest to Pete, none of them, with the exception of my friend the pelican there, were keepers.

And really, had he not been in silhouette, I’m pretty sure that shot would have ended up in the recycle bin too. My camera and I were just…off. For the most part, it was a total photography fail.

But. Jon got an hour of fishing in and Evie did several dozen handstands in between pretending she was a lion in the Sahara.

And I did catch a pelican (Jon didn’t catch a thing).

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P.S. Don’t worry. The big kids were at church group, so they didn’t feel left out.

Photo Story Friday: Letter A

  • October 10, 2014 12:07 am

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This break from my regularly scheduled “I’m so busy I can barely breathe, but here are some freelensed pictures of Evie” posts is brought to you by the letter A.

A is for Andrew and Auntie.

And Awwwwww.

Being and aunt is fun.

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Photo Story Friday: Weeks

  • October 2, 2014 11:03 pm

It’s been weeks since I last posted. Weeks.

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Weeks ago, I agreed to assistant direct the elementary school musical. Weeks ago, we started rehearsing three days a week.

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Weeks ago, I started juggling school, homework, reading tutoring, a part time job, shooting weddings, family sessions, editing, rehearsing, gymnastics, drama club and church obligations.

And frankly, sometimes not very well.

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But sometimes, during the week and in between all the juggling, I remember to practice cartwheeling.

Free Wheeling.

And I am all the better for it.

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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

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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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