Friday Photo Journal, January 12, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Welcome to this week's Friday Photo Journal! Whether you are starting off the year with a Project 365 or P52, or you just enjoy photography on your own schedule, we'd love to have you join us! There are no rules really. Post a daily, weekly or monthly recap, or just join us when the mood strikes. 

My personal purpose for this project, which began in 2013, is to keep up with documenting my own family's journey. It's a weekly reminder, when life and work get busy, that photographing our story is just as important as the memories I collect for my clients. Some weeks I can only manage a few iPhone shots, but the important thing to me, is to keep shooting. When I look back at the images collected on this blog (even the terrible, tiny ones shot in Auto many years ago), I am SO thankful for all of the treasured memories my family will have to enjoy for years to come. 

Happy Friday! The snow has lingered all week. It was crazy cold, in the teens for most of it, but today started a warm up and tomorrow will be 68. I've had my taste of winter and I'm ready for spring now. ;)

We were house bound for several days. Yes, everything here shuts down when it snows. We're in the South. Public schools were out for a whole week! Other than playing in the snow and drinking hot cocoa, we didn't accomplish much this past week (though I did make my kids get back to schooling after 2 days. #meaniepantsmom).

Our one adventure was an ice skating trip. Little Miss has begged to go, so we took the girls last weekend. It was 19 degrees and I thought my toes might shatter into 1000 pieces after about 15 minutes, but they loved it! Little Miss took off in no time and ventured out to the middle of the rink. That one is fearless I tell you.

How was your week? Link up your posts below and share your story!

Thanks for visiting! Have an awesome weekend.


Friday Photo Journal, January 5, 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Greetings friends! I hope you are enjoying your first week of 2018! Like most of the east coast, we started back to school this week and then were promptly interrupted by snowmageddon. I didn't really think we were going to get all that much snow - they were calling for 3-6" - but it was supposed to start snowing in the early evening and we saw only a couple flakes off and on. Then, overnight we got smacked with it and woke up to about 8".  It continued most of the day and we now have at least 12.

We took the day as a family day (though hubs worked some from home) and played in the snow for as long as we could stand the bitter cold. I made a white bean chicken chili (a new recipe to me and so yummy) and my oldest girl made snowball cookies. We also watched a movie together. All around it was a fun and relaxing day. It's rare for us to have so much down time together, and I soaked up every minute!

What have you been up to this week? 
Link up your posts below and have a fabulous weekend!


Friday Photo Journal, December 29, 2017

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Here we are on the doorstep of another New Year. It is baffling how quickly the time goes by. 2018 once felt like some abstract, distant, almost unfathomable space age era. Yet here I am. Odd isn't it, the way life weaves you through the struggles and triumphs of thousands of days, millions of minutes, billions of seconds, but when you look back it all seems to have passed as easily as fanning the pages of a book.

Christmas surely passed in a blink. We had a wonderful holiday filled with family gatherings, yummy food and an abundance of treats and gifts. I am so grateful for the love and companionship of family. We were especially blessed to be able to spend this holiday with my 102 year old grandmother as well. The memories we made were priceless, and I am so thankful that my children will have them to treasure for a lifetime.

How was your week?

I hope you had a wonderful week and a very happy holiday! Please link up your posts for the week below. I wish you a safe and joyful New Year full of blessings!


Friday Photo Journal, December 22, 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Happy Friday all! I am still doing the mad dash toward Christmas. How about you? Lots of last minute shopping, wrapping and baking going on here. Whew! It has been fun to spend some time with the kiddos in the kitchen. I used to bake often, but not so much anymore, as I'm usually too busy with work. I managed to ruin some zucchini bread this week, but the Spritz, chocolate chip and S'mores cookies survived my haphazard ways in the kitchen. ;)

Nothing terribly creative to share this week. (I know, I know, I've been lazy this year.) I just snapped a few shots here and there of the kiddos and the hairy beasts. I'll try to find my get-up-and-go in the near future. Promise.

 What have you been up to? Link up your posts below and share!

Thank you fo visiting. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas/Holiday season!!


Friday Photo Journal, December 15, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

Happy Friday friends! Hard to believe we are only 2 weeks away from 2018! I remember being a kid and thinking how wild it would be to see the year 2000 - I don't think I could even fathom 2018 at that point. No one dreams of being in their 40s, ha ha.

I worked like a dog over the past week. My shooting schedule has slowed, thankfully! Only two more sessions this year - so far (the week of Christmas - New Years is usually busy with family sessions), but I hope to be able to take it easy this year! I am nearly finished editing my last wedding of 2017, woohoo! and I have only two sessions to edit after that. Then I am all caught up! After this weekend, I hope to be able to focus on baking, Christmas prepping and family time - it will be such a relief!!

We are on the tail end of our fall color here, so pics this week include some super exciting nature photography (sarcasm) and my super exciting home life (more sarcasm). What have you been up to?

Thank you for visiting! Please link up your posts from the week below. I hope you have a fabulous week!

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Friday Photo Journal, December 8, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

Happy Friday! The past week was a blur, spent mostly at my desk editing. The coming week will be much the same, including all weekend. But then things should slow down a bit and I cannot wait! I have been working 9-10 hour days sitting & editing 7 days a week to get galleries out and there isn't enough yoga or coffee in the universe to cure that, ha! (It's also the reason this post is late again - sorry!!) Chocolate helps. A little.

Anyway, enough of my boring existence, the few images I have to share are iPhone snaps from this week. At a recent session, I took a pic of the origami Christmas tree decorations at the botanical gardens. At another session, I accidentally happened upon my new favorite location to shoot. It looks a bit of a scraggly mess, but aside from the many sand spurs, it is a photographer's dream I tell ya.  Little Miss sang carols at church. (The indoor photos were terrible, as I was too far away, but you see her dressed up as she enters the church. She was super excited but we were late - also because of work, 😩 so she looks more worried than excited) . Lastly, I have enjoyed the glow of holiday lights while I toil away at my computer, so there is a photo or our tree.

I hope your week has been more fun & festive than my own. Please link up your posts from the week and have a wonderful weekend!



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