Wow – I was looking through my Instagram pictures from this week and all I could think was “This is really lame! I need to up my Instagram game!”. And then I realized that when I think to myself it is fun to sound like Dr. Seuss in my head, and that made me laugh. To myself of course.
No really – my Instagram pictures don’t reflect much going on this week. Just pictures from around the house at night after dinner. Lots of going to work and coming home to regular routine. Nothing special. Nothing exciting.
The thing is, since about August my family and I have been going, going, going. Family vacation, back to school, birthday parties! Then the fall with lots of family pictures to shoot, pumpkin patch visits, Halloween parties! Into the holiday season with Thanksgiving and then Christmas. There was a lot going on for many, many months. But now… its slowed down. It’s cold here! The days are short. And apparently my Instagram pictures are reflecting this slow down.
Although – I am not complaining about the slow down. It’s good. I like it. I need it. But for so many months something has been going on. I didn’t have to look very deeply to find moments to capture with my camera (DSLR or iphone). Family vacation – click. First day of school – click. Birthday day party - click. Pumpkins - click. Cute kids in Halloween costumes - click, Thanksgiving – click, Family – click, Christmas trees - click. Santa - click, click, click. You get it. But now….now all the excitement has died down. Are there great things to take pictures of? YES! Are they handed to me on platter of birthday party, pumpkin patch with a side of Christmas tree goodness? NO! I must seek them out. I must slow down and soak them in. The little things that make the everyday wonderful. They are out there – I know I just need to stop and look.
So my challenge to myself this next week is to take some better pictures (Instagram and DSLR) of the everyday. Of the good things. Of this time of year when there is a calm in the air. To enjoy it. Because it won’t last long. Spring will come and we will be off and running.
So my Instagram pictures for this week:
Zooey came home from daycare labeled. Ha! They have a new staff member, and this is how they learn the names of the kids. It makes me laugh every time I see it.
Seriously – this little girl has a lot of hair!
Owen seems really tired and hungry these days. I think he is growing.
Ethan said this is his cowboy look:
A present from Grandma and Papa for Christmas. Doggie Doo. A plastic dog that poops slimy, yellow stuff. It’s lovely.
Zooey actually hasn’t been feeling good this week. She stayed home one day from daycare with a fever. Lots of runny nose and coughing going on. Poor baby
Dressed in my comfy sweatshirt… I noted on Instagram that it is my Honeymoon Sweatshirt. Purchased 10 years ago on our honeymoon.
Do you like our socks?
Story time… although I don’t think the boys were paying much attention. Hmmmm….
I hope that you have a wonderful weekend! I am going to be back tomorrow (Saturday!) with a Project Life Blog Hop! I am going to feature three project life bloggers each Saturday! I appreciate all the feedback yesterday when I requested PL bloggers to feature! Wow the response was amazing! If you do Project Life and blog about it and want to be featured on an upcoming Project Life Blog Hop, please let me know so I can sign you up! It will be fun!
Speaking of Project Life… I got to get going on 2013!! That is my plan for the weekend. To get the first 2 weeks of PL done and my cover page! So come back on Tuesday to see that.