Posts Tagged: family

Take One: SUCCESS!

This year I knew I wanted to take a family portrait with all of us, not just the kids.    Schedules are a mess around here, but yesterday was the day.  I decided on our color (BLUE!) and we all got ready.  In the past my first attempt has always been met with failure.  This year was different, though, and I am very happy with the outcome. I’ll probably torture the kids with some more pictures, thanks to Pinterest!

These are all the black and whites, because that’s how I roll.

Ze Kids


Everyone knows us at our local grocery store.  If I go in without any of the kids, it’s known which ones are missing, and asked where they and why they didn’t come along on that given day.  Most of the time it’s just me and Davey.  He rolls around one of those little carts for kids, having a grand time putting bananas, Nilla Wafers, and cans of tuna for his sister in his buggy; usually running into my heels making me gasp with eyes popping out in pain.  I digress.

One particular afternoon I went in with Olivia to get a few things to make for dinner.  I didn’t have a lot of time to cook since I had a Yoga class to get to, so I bought a rotisserie chicken and this fantastic cornbread salad that they make at the deli, daily.   While the deli lady, Jackie, packed the salad into the little container she began to tell me about this Fall Festival that her church was putting on at a local farm.   She told me that I should bring all the kids, that it was going to be amazingly fun, and that it was free.   I thanked her for the invite and forgot about it, like I usually do, because if I don’t plug it into a calendar it’s–more than likely–not happening.

A week-or-so later the door bell rang and it was a neighbor from one cul-de-sac over.   She handed us a little flier about the festival that Jackie had told us about.    It’s free, she said.  I was so happy that she came around to tell [us] about it that upon coming back into the house I went directly to the calendar and wrote it down as not to forget again.

It’s true:  The best things in life really are free.



Weekly Winners {The Daily Dreams Edition}

Touch it, Mama. I dare you!

All in a day.

Lovely Livey

Benny Loves His Puppy

Sit. Stay. Good Girl.

Pie ALWAYS Wins!

Join me in October, for Dream Tending, a four week online self study course with Michelle Ensminger and Kelly Barton in association with Live it to the Full.

Life is a series of transitions, and navigating through those transitions can be tricky. Tending your most precious dreams in the midst of life’s transitions is trickier still. How do you learn to honor where you are and practice self-care, while at the same time maintaining focus on your dreams?

During this course, we’ll provide helpful tools you can use to nurture your dreams as you wade through life’s transitions. We’ll share our personal perspectives of transition and discuss ways you can keep your creative life fertile. Utilizing photography, art, and writing exercises, you’ll open yourself to the constancy and flow of dream tending  and discover that the fruit of dream tending is an enriched, meaningful, and awakened life.

Another installment of Mishi needs a full length mirror!

Weekly Winners {The Thankful Edition}

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

—John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Ole Doggy

Watching Kitty

The Smoking Man

A little bit soft in the eyes, but I like it!

Watching Thomas Together

Weekly Winners {The Ellijay Edition}

This past Thursday we went out to Ellijay, GA to film a spot for a locally run commercial for GCO.   It was fun and I can’t wait to see the commercial that comes out of the footage taped.

Also, I wanted to mention that I posted a new photo challenge posted at Aiming Low.   The challenges are called “Picture It Outside of the Box” and I hope you all play along.  This week it’s all about flare, like the eighth picture in my Weekly Winners set this week.

See Saw

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