Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Freezing a Moment In Time

You know those moments that arise as a mom where everything falls together perfectly? Those moments when all the hard work, tantrums, and spilled-milk don't exist? It seems that all the stars are aligning perfectly and you realize, it's all worth it...I had one of those this week.

The tears fell on my cheeks as I clicked away. They were all being so sweet and I was just taking in how precious they are... I was thankful that I was their Mom. I got a glimpse of their futures. I saw them as teenagers and my heart stopped, but when it started beating again I realized how much I'm enjoying them at every stage... at this stage. I wanted to freeze time, to capture this moment so I would never forget it. 

I was scrubbing toilets and Jonathan came in the bathroom and asked me to look at him. I looked up from the bowl and saw him dressed in his old black suit jacket he wore when he was a toddler. He says, "Look Mom, I'm in my handsome clothes."

I came out from the bathroom to find Ella in her princess dress and fancy shoes. Abby had dressed them both. It was time for, "Dance Lessons by Abby." Jon and Ella were the students.

Spotify played in the background and these two cut a rug. It was a whole bunch of precious moments that strung together creating a perfect memory!

I really needed this this week, it's been a tough one. Lots of fighting, screaming, and messes that could win records. 

I love these precious little people and I am so proud to be their mom.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Rainy Day Photo Shoot: So Thankful for the Moisture

One thing I'm enjoying immensely about doing a "project 52" is how it is stretching me in my creativity. There is something so rewarding about receiving the theme, letting it play through your imagination, picturing something in your mind and then shooting the finished product just how you imagined it. Typically I'm a "shoot from the hip" kind-of-girl; I like to be in the moment and just go with it. I still shoot that way majority of the time, but this project is stretching me to shoot with a plan.  It's not too late to join in the fun. Here is the link to the flickr group My Four Hens P/52.

Normally I enjoy nothing more than getting outside with my camera, for some fun with the sun. But, around here lately nothing brings me more joy than an afternoon rainstorm. We need moisture so badly here in Colorado, and what is more lovely than an afternoon nap to the sound of rain. The day I chose to work on my picture of the week, the clouds opened up and we were blessed with some wonderful moisture. I love the way rain makes me feel. It has a way of cleaning away the grim, and making things feel fresh and new. It cools everything off and brings refreshment. And there is nothing quite like the smell of the rain. 

The girls and I stayed inside while the lovely rain continued to fall on our deck. Here are a few shots from our little "rainy day" shoot. 

It really is all about the little things! 
Linking up with Hello Hue!
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Summertime In All It's Glory and A Little Background Music

What do you think about when you remember your childhood summers? 

For me it's camping, water fights, lake days, fireworks, flip-flops, living in my bathing suit, riding bikes, playing outside until I was forced to come in, park days, dinner outside, and laying on my back making shapes out of the clouds. 

I love that we are giving our kids the same memories. Summer has such a special place in my heart!

And a fun song, just because...

B.o.B - So Good

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