Showing posts with label lifestyle photography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lifestyle photography. Show all posts

Apr 24, 2017

WEEK IN THE LIFE 2017 | Wednesday's Photos & Words

9:02 AM // I'm thankful for modern day technology. // Especially the dishwasher. 

 10:25 AM // I am thankful for a bathtub that doubles as a swimming pool for these two. // They can play (getting clean at the same time) while I get ready for the day. 

 11:04 AM // I'm thankful for help from the older kids even though on this particular day they failed at keeping the babies out of nail polish which ultimately led to another bath and ruined carpet. 

 12:43 PM // I am thankful the laundry is almost caught up.

 1:06 PM // I am thankful that they are old enough to make their own lunches while I get some chores finished. //  I am also thankful that they all can agree on PB & Js. 

1:55 PM // I am thankful for "nany kisses". She is so sweet and loving.

2:20 PM // I am thankful that for history I can teach my children biblical lessons. I am thankful the babies nap so we can get some school done.

2:30 PM // I am thankful that I took the time to prepare. These coloring sheets kept them busy during our lecture on Joshua, Jerico, and Rahab. 

3:10 PM // I am thankful that I can also teach my children that God made the world in 7 days. I am thankful that I don't have to include lessons on apes and big bang theories. 

6:07 PM // I am thankful for nice Spring days that you can enjoy front porch sitting and bubble blowing.

6:35 PM // I am thankful for this little Troll that has brought the little ones so much joy recently. Can you spot poppy through out my entire week?

7:30 PM // I am thankful that I live near an Aldi. It really is my favorite grocery store. Today's list included fresh produce, unsalted butter, and milk. 

7:50 PM // I am thankful for affordable food. Affordable healthy food. 


Apr 18, 2017

WEEK IN THE LIFE 2017 | Monday's Photos and Words

This year I've chosen to do things a bit different. In hopes of keeping this project manageable for both capturing and documenting I'm keeping things simple. I'm keeping our days normal and the photos as real and effortless as possible. With so much going on in our lives I can't afford to slow down and do large photoshoots to get the perfect pose. I'm snapping and moving on. This year instead of worrying about well lit photos and artistic angels I'm focusing on the stories of the photos and how I can highlight the essence of each story by a simple snapshot. I want real true pictures of life....our life... happening right now.

I'm not to worried about staying in chronological order.. but I'm looking for a flow of the day, pretty much following our normal routine. These are not all the photos I'll be using for today but just the highlights! 

coffee maker with coffee
7:35 AM // I see the fuel of the day. // The fuel to to get me going and give me the strength that I will need to complete my task that lie ahead. // Extra strong. 

wondering if i need to wash my hair
7:38 AM // I see the natural light that comes through our large kitchen window and a tired mama that wishes she could go back to bed for a little bit longer. // Wondering if my hair needs washed. 

coffee and curling iron
8:20 AM // I see my liquid gold and a magic stick that I'm hoping will transform me into something more presentable.

van full of kids
9:10 AM // I see five ( you can barely see her bow back there) kids that I love with all my heart. // They're tired but excited it's Co-op day. // Jackson's in that stage of hating having his picture taken. // Both babies are reading Dairy of the Wimpy Kid books. ;)

The House on Hillbrook homeschool coop
10:15 AM // I see friends, both big and small. // We all love Co-op. // The older ones are in different classes and I'm staying with the babies. // It truly is one of the reasons I continue to homeschool.

homeschooling boys
1:30 PM // I see a boy that loves to build things. // His latest creation was a small raft. // He used bark, twigs, and twine to create a ship. // They're learning about how America was discovered and all the things it took to get here. 

cleaning out a van full of kids junk
5:30 PM // I see a giant mess in my car. // So much mess. 

pretzel house craft
5:52 PM // I see a lost masterpiece. // By Alifair. // It's been safely recovered from the piles of mess in my car. 

sandbox adventures
6:10 PM // I see a pretty girl that loves to get dirty. // 

eating dirty apples
6:21 PM // I see a dirty hand that holds an apple he just had to have. // He doesn't seem to mind the sand all over it. 

teenage mutant ninja turtles
6:23 PM // I see a shoe with turtles. // A shoe that represents a love of 20 plus years. // I see the love between a father and a son and how that father wants his son to love the same things he did and does. // I see a toddler who has grown so fast. 

sisters on a farm
6:50 PM // I see two sisters who love each other despite their differences. // I see my reflection in both of their looks and actions. // I see all of my hopes and dreams for them. 

growing a self sustaining farm7:02 PM // I see a tiny chicken. // I see the hopes we have to grow our place into a self sustaining farm. // I see a girl who loves animals. // 

tired twins and tired mama
8:34 PM // I see two tired babies ready for bed. // I see crumbs that I need to clean. // 

May 24, 2016

Memory Keeping| Week in the Life 2016 Wednesday's Words & Photos

This Wednesday was made for errands. Working out early with friends. Getting the car serviced and shopping with my sister for new crafting goodies. It rained HARD. All day. All night. But despite the deary weather we got out and got it done and had a blessed time. 

Trying to keep these two happy while the car was being serviced was a challenge. Luckily I had an extra set of hands. I'm also thankful that the waiting area had self serve popcorn, soda, and especially COFFEE. 

Finally made it to the stores and guess who's got to potty? Yep. Always. A thousand times. 

Even tho the picture is a bit blurry. I can still make out her face. I was actually trying to snap a photo of holding her hand and then I saw her look and thought this is REAL. Dealing with an unhappy three year while in the middle of perusing the amazing stock in Target = MY LIFE.

This is how we do baths in the house. Well this is how the babies do baths, I can't fit in there. 

Dinner. Or what was left of dinner.

It never ends. 

This is how I do baths. After a long, wet, and busy Wednesday....this is how I do me. ;)

May 11, 2016

Memory Keeping | Week in the Life 2016 Monday's Words & Photos

This project is one of if not my favorite memory keeping projects to do. It forces me to capture the absolute regular things. The routines. The mornings and evenings and bedtimes. I went ahead and put together my collages and photos with words and time stamps because for me that's the easier part. I probably wont embellish or put it all together until the week is done but for now Monday's photos are edited and printed and waiting for me in the album. 

I didn't take that many photos for Monday. I hit the highs and lows that would pretty much tell the story of the day. One highlight I wanted to capture was visiting the new Hobby Lobby in the neighboring town. Other than that it was a simple day at home with the family. Playing, eating, sleeping, diaper changing etc. But I love the photos I got and I'm happy with the process so far. 

I kept a few pieces of memorabila from the day. The bag from Chick-fil-A, a receipt from Hobby Lobby (maybe I shouldn't add that, spent way too much, haha), Some bits and bobs from the kids backpacks. I'm making a note to be more intentional about looking for things to keep and hold on to that will help tell the story and jog some emotion and memories about our life right now. 

It's Wednesday morning so Tuesday will be up soon. I'm such a procrastinator.. 


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