I Chose to Work.

“Motherhood is hard work. It is repetitive and often times menial. Accept it. Rejoice in it. This is your toil. Right here. Those are their faces. Enjoy them. The days of your life are supposed to be full of things like this. But joy is not giddy. It is not an emotional rush–it is what … Continue reading

Thanksgiving and the Bowl of Shame

Can you pile all of those items into a single bowl and just kinda make them into a wet mound of starch that I can eat with a spoon like I’m a death-row prisoner on suicide watch? ~ Patton Oswalt Every year I cook Thanksgiving dinner. In fact, I’ve been cooking the same fucking Thanksgiving … Continue reading

Welcome Freshman {5/52}

Welcome Freshman {5/52}

Today marks the first day of school for my bigger kids, but more importantly, the beginning of an era for my soon-to-be fourteen year old. He will stand where I stood twenty years ago – not at the same school, but at the same stage of his life – and it is exciting and scary … Continue reading

Hobbit Feet {4/52}

Hobbit Feet {4/52}

I could nibble on baby feet all day long. I was thinking to myself earlier today that if I had to list the things that always inspire me to take pictures, baby feet and clouds would be towards the top of that list. I guess I’m weird like that. Even in the womb, Ayden had … Continue reading

Capture Downtown! : A Post on Standing Out

Capture Downtown! : A Post on Standing Out

“I don’t think I stand out. At least, I try not to.”, says the woman with Southern Belle tattooed across her chest. Let’s just say I stand out unintentionally. The decisions I make are not based on how much attention or recognition I could receive. This is not because I am trying to stay out … Continue reading

Pretty Light {3/52}

Pretty Light {3/52}

The only camera I used this week was my iPhone. I joked just a little while ago that my internal clock has somehow switched to “Old Lady”. Up at 5am and completely passed out by 9pm is how I’ve lived my life these last few weeks. I have been so very tired, but I did … Continue reading

Farewell {2/52}

Farewell {2/52}

Our time with Adam set on Thursday night. He left for Utah on Friday morning and since then the house has been a little more quiet – less kids hanging out in our bed and more off in the private haven of their bedrooms. There has also been substantially less Monopoly being played. I hate … Continue reading

So.

If you have not seen it, then you should read it. A collaboration between myself and A Clown On Fire. Writing. I should do it more often.

14 Months {1/52}

14 Months {1/52}

I spent a little time with the kids and my camera at the park last week. I’ve wanted to get some pictures at the pool, but the weather hasn’t been too cooperative lately. Instead, we settled for running around in the grass and running through the cold water of the splash pad. Running away has … Continue reading

Death of a Project (or two)

Death of a Project (or two)

I’ve been working. That’s pretty much what I’ve been up to. Working, driving, dealing with a cranky baby, and rushing through a nighttime routine, only to crash at the end of the day. I’ve been kind of tired. Not that I haven’t wanted to take photos…I just haven’t been inspired as much and haven’t really had … Continue reading

Mornings {43/365}

Mornings {43/365}

Today was my last day home with the baby. As of tomorrow, I’ll officially be a working mom instead of a stay-at-home. It will be our mornings together that I miss the most. Her snuggling next to me for a few more minutes of sleep, kissing the corner of her mouth to wake her up, … Continue reading

Sun Laser {41/365}

Sun Laser {41/365}

I took a walk to the store this evening just at the beginning of the golden hour. When I walked out into the street, I was greeted by a gorgeous sunset. The smoke from our nearby forest fire has really made the sky hazy the last few weeks, but tonight was clear and the cloud … Continue reading