Friday Photo Journal, April 29, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Happy Friday all! I know I say this all the time, but I just don't know how the weeks fly by so quickly! Maybe it's because I work all hours of the day and night, and all days of the week, or maybe it's just getting old. I don't know, but the weeks seem to go by in one big blur.

Last weekend, I actually had the weekend off, which was a treat. We didn't do anything special and the weather wasn't great, but it was nice to not have to run all around town. We just enjoyed some family time along with the usual housekeeping, yard-pruning, errand-running, etc., etc. This week brought homeschooling, Girl Scouting, loads of editing, a quick visit with my Dad and Stepmom, storms, a power outage and an unexpected visit from the Fire Department. (No damage or danger for us, it was a follow-up after the power outage, but a bit of excitement nonetheless.) My 5 year old was tickled by their short visit and very sweetly ran after them yelling, "Thank you fireman!" Too cute. :)

I also shot quite a bit for the workshop I'm taking, which is about documenting the journey of motherhood, with Megan Nesom. I shot a Day in the Life series this week, as part of an assignment for the workshop. This was something I had not attempted before. I shot every hour from morning until night. My day actually ended with the power outage, so I didn't get bedtime pics, but did I get one of the girls huddled on the couch by the light of an iPhone at the end of the day. It was a fun project and I have shared the photos for this week's FPJ. If you haven't attempted a DITL for your own family I would encourage you to try it. It is a fun way to tell the story of this time in your life. Any camera will do. Just document your everyday moments for an entire day. I bet you will treasure those images years from now!



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What have you been up to? Link up your posts below!
P.S. If you have ever shot a DITL series, I'd love to see it! Please add a link in the comments. 

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Shantana said...

Melissa I love your images!! Lovely lovely! Thank you for the party and have a fantastic weekend!

Dina Lettre said...

Goodness! I love those scooter shots so much I can't even stand it. Wow!

Brooke Neal said...

Love those Gerber daisies, an absolute fav! I'm finally unpacking our office and memory boxes that have been in storage for 5 years. So much fun to go back and remember the details from the lives of my girls when they were younger!

Tamar SB said...

Yay for an off weekend!!

Gina Kleinworth said...

Sounds like quite an eventful week. Love your captures - as always. I would love to shoot creatively for a day- just for the purpose of seeing the beauty in the every day again.

Sarah Carletti said...

Wow, stunning captures! Thanks for hosting!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love the action in your scooter shot photos! I'd love to know the camera setting you used to achieve that.
It is so true that children grow up so fast and the moments you capture in photos will always bring back sweet memories.

Lisa Kerner said...

I have shot a DITL before. It was really fun. Last year a 365 DITY instead. I made a collage of it and printed it, and loved it, so now I've decided to do one every year.

Your photography is always so beautiful, you are a terrific documenter.

Lisa @ Life Thru the Lens (www.lisakerner-slp.com)

Ramona said...

I enjoyed watching your photos, they're so full of life! <3

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