Getting Behind

Have you ever gotten behind on a task, project or goal and then wondered how you’d ever catch up? When I do this, I put off the catching up, which just leaves me even more behind. It’s a vicious cycle, really. But, today I’m tackling it and will (I hope) be caught up.

The specific project I speak of is my 365-day photo challenge. You see, I moved. And it pretty much took over my life. I was still taking pictures (except for a five day gap in there when I just wasn’t keeping up), I just wasn’t editing or uploading them. Then I had a senior photo shoot at Thanksgiving Point which became a bigger priority since people want their pictures back (go figure). I still need blog that photo session, but the pictures have been shared. So before I finish editing the engagement session from this week (also at Thanksgiving Point), here is my catch up on the photo challenge.

IMG_2118Day 30: As I mentioned before, we moved. Not just to a different house but to a different city 30 minutes away. We took our girls from their friends and the places they know and love. That’s a tough decision as a parent, but it was what we needed to do and we believed would bless our family in the long run. These two girls have been amazing buddies, and I couldn’t move without taking some pictures of them together. This photo really captures their personalities and relationships. That’s why I love lifestyle photography, as a side note.

IMG_2140Day 31: I took this photo the night before we moved. We had just visited our condo and taken some things down. It was later than I wanted to be there, and everyone was hungry and tired. This little guy just expressed what we were all feeling at that point. Moving is hard. On everyone.

IMG_2160Day 32: The move happened. This doesn’t even show the real mess that was my home, but it was my attempt to find something artistic and beautiful in the midst of the chaos. How do you take pictures when it looks like a moving truck vomited all over your home? You focus on a beautiful instrument that will be making beautiful music soon (we hope).

IMG_2175Day 33: This girl. She dealt with this move with such maturity and grace that I have been amazed by her. Moving in high school is neither easy nor idea, but she did it. She is finishing the year at the same high school but will be changing next year. Music is her source of peace in any stressful situation, so she spent the evening going through the CD’s that have been in storage for a couple years. We found some favorites in there!

IMG_2192Day 34: A yummy treat to try and make life seem a little more normal and stable. We’ve been living without gluten for a couple of years due to my mother’s celiac disease, so having brownies from a mix was a bit of a treasure. You have to capture moments like that with photography, right? They were as delicious as we anticipated, by the way.

That’s enough for now. Next post will include the next few days and then I get to blog the photo shoot! I can hardly wait for that one because it was amazing!!


Days 26 & 27 of 365

Day 27: I’m changing the order because I like day 27 picture better. 🙂 Our spring break hike got rained/snowed out, so we made a trip to downtown Salt Lake. Our walk around Temple Square was cold and wet, which meant that we had the place almost to ourselves! It turned out pretty well, all things considered.


Day 26: Dessert pizza from our family dinner. It was a perfect way to finish an evening of family, games and food.

Day 4—365-Day Photo Challenge

Meet my beautiful niece. This is from the talent portion of her pageant, last night (hence the day-late post). She is beautiful, inside and out, and it showed. Her true desire was to be voted Miss Congeniality (which she was); and following the pageant, after giving hugs and attention to all her admiring friends and family, she started dancing with all the cute little girls that are sure she was a princess. She has the heart and kindness of a true princess.