2018…

our 2018 in tiny one second little snippets. I love this way of documenting. I love seeing our everyday moments all gathered together. this is us. we are here. we are living and doing and loving and crying and laughing and through it all… we are here & we just keep going. After not documenting 2017 it feels good to document our lives again……

memories in motion…

end of February, 2017. when I first looked at these photos, all I could think of was memories in motion. so that is what I will call this series. this day, I asked her to put on a pretty dress & go jump on the bed for me so that I could take some fun photos. she looked at me straight faced & said…

swinging with my girl…

so, the past week has been hard. very hard. I’m not ready to write it down yet, hopefully soon. I am reflecting on the past. thinking of my children & all of the years I have spent giving every piece of myself to them. parenting is hard. we all make mistakes. we learn. we keep going. I can only hope that none of them ever…

Jan. 18-20, 2017…

oh my gosh it was nice out today!! still a little chilly but it just felt great to get out & take a walk & get some fresh air… I love playing card games with her. we play most evenings after her bath. always old maid first, then go-fish, then animal rummy, then crazy 8’s… she usually beats me!! ha. this night we were…

Jan. 9-12, 2017…

still enjoying making sure I get my camera out for my photo a day. bath time with my happy girl. I know that one day probably sooner than I would like, she will be showering on her own. these days too shall pass & I just want to be present for them while they are here… Sophia got to go to build a bear…

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I have been wanting to get Sophia a doll house for a while now but they are sooooo expensive. we set out the other day to stop at some thrift stores to try & find a book case or something that we could make into a doll house. we walked in to the first goodwill & saw this house sitting there!!! oh my gosh,…

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Mikayla finishing up her college scholarship applications!! so proud of her for getting these all done & submitted on time. changes are around the corner for her & our entire little family unit. I am so excited for her but of course feeling nostalgic & a little selfishly sad, that these days have to end… and a little ipad before bed for this one…

January 6, 2017…

another cold, cold day. we managed to find a few pretty pockets of light & for dinner, Sophia’s favorite, homemade pizza… loving this photo a day challenge, especially when we aren’t doing anything particularly exciting, looking for creative ways to document our everyday.

the beggining of 2017…

  beginnings…. so, this year I have committed to trying to take a photo a day. a 365 day project. ok, so technically I decided on January 4th. to do this project so I guess it is a 361 day project but close enough. ha. but seriously, I am looking forward to making this project happen, even on the days where I am uninspired…

at the park…

just a visit to the park this afternoon 10-3-16 trying to remember to take more video, obviously still learning but, having fun doing it. just trying to capture her little movements, the way she puts her front teeth out, her hair in the wind, her arms & the way she moves them. of course still photographs are my favorite but the way the video streams…