Day 49: Walking home from church with the family. Love these two, love these mountains. Day 50: Since moving, my middle daughter and I spend a lot more time together, at least when she’s not out playing with her new bestie. This night, we actually got the cards out and played “Trash”, quick and easy family favorite. She beat me at it, too, which she was pretty stoked about. So, of course, we had to capture the moment in a photo. Day 51: This was one of the brightest rainbows I’ve ever seen–so bright, so clear! We’ve had some great rainstorms and cozy, cloudy days. A camera never really captures the beauty of it, but we continue to try.Day 52: Not a photographic masterpiece, but marathon season is here, and I am registered! I’m planning to make this the first year to run two marathons in one season. It’s exciting and scary, all at the same time.Day 53: Taken with my cell phone through the windshield, so not the highest quality, but the clouds and rays of the sun were amazing! This is such a beautiful place and I’m so grateful to live here.Day 54: That hair. It never wants to lay down and resists taming. It just adds to his personality, I guess.
I love a good challenge, and the 365-day photo challenge has been good for me. I haven’t been as consistent as I’d like to be and have considered just bagging it multiple times because I’d miss a few days and feel like I’d failed. But what is life about if not continually improving and trying to do better. So here I am, trying to do better. I’m sure I’ll still slip up, but I’m committed!
My day 44 photo is a repeat from the engagement session, but that was my day 44. And that photo session was so much fun that I love to look back and remember it! This featured image is one of my favorites from that session.Day 45: We baked! This little man wanted cookies, and we had none. So we made them ourselves! Some of my favorite pictures from my kids’ lives are when we are baking together. True lifestyle photography.Day 46: This is the kind of graffiti we find in our area now. Quite a bit different from what we saw where we used to live. I can’t condone graffiti, but if you’re going to paint someone else’s property, I think this is the way to go. Day 47: I could photograph this handsome boy every day. He’s my favorite boy.Day 48: We have year-round school around here, where the kids rotate six weeks on track followed by two weeks off. It fits an extra class in the school for each grade. While this girl was off-track, we took a trip to the zoo. It was a beautiful day full of animals and lots of walking. And lots of posing for pictures. She doesn’t mind modeling for me.
Day 35: One of the benefits of moving is we have a new area to explore and discover. We tried out this trail by our house and loved it! Walking, riding, skating, running—we love getting to know the area around our home. And discovering new areas for photo shoots is just a bonus!
Day 36: I climbed this hill (mountain?) with that little man on my back. His 25 pounds in a 5-lb backpack made for quite the hike, but the view at the top was totally worth it! Can you imagine a photo shoot up here? The trick would be getting up there without completely wrecking hair, makeup and clothes. But it would be amazing!
Day 37: A different trail by our house and a run/skate for family night. We found this guy hanging out on the trail. He didn’t seem too concerned about us, so we went around. Since then, we’ve encountered loads of cats and a few deer. It’s kind of cool and a little intimidating. I guess that’s part of life in a rural area of northern Utah.
Day 20: This boy. Love him too.
Day 21: The view when I’m coming home. That water tower is the landmark I tell my kids to look for so they won’t have to ask, “Are we there yet?”