P52 | Week 4 | My Town

I think of a country song when I hear the phrase “my town”….not sure I like that or not. Last night, I went out and shot around fifty pictures of various things, and this is the one I chose to use. I picked it because it’s personal to me. The other images may have done a better job of representing a majority of the people where we live, but for our family, this image is a good reminder of what this town has meant to us.

We moved to this town because of this field. My husband spent countless hours here for six years, and I spent many, many Friday nights cheering he and his team to victory after victory. There honestly weren’t too many losses to speak of, but the few there were, were hard. He loved his time here, and even though he’s moved on to another school and team, this place will always hold a special spot in our hearts.

{side note–I wish I had a wide angle lens to use here. Love my nifty fifty, but on my crop camera it doesn’t always capture as much as I’d like…}

my town web

P52 | Week 3 | My Favorite

P52 | Week 3 | My Favorite

This photo isn’t anything portfolio worthy, but for a mama’s heart it’s a definite treasure. I work full-time as a school librarian, and while I love my job, my FAVORITE day is a “no school” day. (We were out today … Continue reading

P52 | Week 2 | House on Fire

House on Fire…this prompt did not mean what I thought it would initially. We were encouraged to photograph something(s) that we would insist on grabbing if our house were on fire. This lovely Ikea box holds precious, priceless images and videos and would be one of the first things I would grab if our home was being destroyed.

P52 | Week 1 | You

P52 | Week 1 | You

BLAH. I do NOT understand the selfie craze, but at least I can check week one off my “to do” list. I took about 100 photos after school before my boys got home, and only 1 or 2 were even … Continue reading

2014? Seriously?!?

I find it hard to believe it’s 2014. I can remember as a kid thinking that anything past the year 2000 seemed far-fetched…perhaps we should be teleporting or something? I have a few things I’ve decided to accomplish this year. (Can you tell I’m avoiding calling them resolutions?)

One: INTENTIONAL living. I’m keeping a daily {brief} journal on a cool app called DayOne to help with this. I want to focus on CHOOSING joy and INTENTIONALITY in my daily life–parenting, work, relationships etc. I hate the thought that I’m wasting precious time with my little guys, so by God’s grace I’m going to soak up as much as possible.

Two: GET OUT OF OUR HOUSE. Seriously. I want to downsize so we have a few more options in terms of my job status. (SAHM, please?)

Three: photography! I’m a hobbyist for now, but would love to improve my skills enough to be worth paying…that means you’ll see more photos on here–I intend to do a P52 as well as a blog circle called Kids Were Here.

Here’s to a happy 2014!