Week Eighteen {365} 2017

Day 121

I have been following an account on instagram called creative.inspiration.community and they do monthly themes to inspire, challenge and connect creative photographers. The first 6 days’ theme is Looking Up.

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Day 122

The sky at Nicole’s track meet.

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Day 123

I took a photo through our umbrella of the trees above our deck.

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Day 124

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Day 125

Oh Nelli girl!

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Day 126

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Day 127

The theme for the next 6 days is Looking Down.

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Week Seventeen {365} 2017

Day 114

My husband works so hard for us. He works 60-70 hours a week at his job and then completes all these chores for me when he gets home.

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Day 115

Nelli!!!!

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Day 116

Nicole LOVES breakfast and has learned how to make so many breakfast foods because I don’t really like breakfast unless its a sugary cereal. 🙂

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Day 117

SISTERS!!!!

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Day 118

I got to hang with this handsome fella this morning!

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Day 119

My self portrait, trying to get in front of the camera more. It is so hard to do because I don’t really like my photo taken at all.

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Day 120

Nicole

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Week Sixteen {365} 2017

Day 107

Em had her National Honor Society Induction today! We are so proud of her and all her hard work to have good grades and most importantly to live a life of integrity.

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Day 109

Em & Nelli share the same love for popcorn.

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Day 110

Nicole was home sick today. She looked so sweet all snuggled up on the couch.

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Day 111

It has been cold and rainy in Derby.

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Day 112

My niece had an art themed birthday party today! It was so fun!

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Day 113

Family game night on the deck!

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Week Fifteen {365} 2017

Day 100

The girls and Nelli taking a walk with me! These two make my heart hurt, I love them so much!

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Day 101

Nicole had her first track meet today! I LOVE watching her do what she loves.

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Day 103

Nicole had another track meet, which was cold and rainy.

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Day 104

Em and I went to Stutzman’s to pick out flowers for our house! It was a gorgeous day!

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Day 106

My two favorite girls! I love this photo and their relationship!

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Week Fourteen {365} 2017

Day 93

Our sweet Nelli, again! She’s pretty special to us!

 

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Day 94

Someone carved an eagle out of an old tree stump down by our neighborhood pool.

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Day 95

Nelli loves water!

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Day 96

Sunset

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Day 97

A white goose.

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Day 98

I’m kind of struggling with what to take photos of these days!

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Day 99

Nelli loves to run!

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Week Thirteen {365} 2017

Day 86

Can’t wait to see these bloom!

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Day 87

Reflections

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Day 88

My self portrait ended up looking a little more depressing than I expected.

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Day 89

Todd mowing the lawn. He finally let me take his picture!

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Day 90

When I go to lay on the floor to take a photo of Nelli, she always gets up and wants to play. This is what I see until I make her go lay down. She’s so obedient!

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Day 91

It is a family tradition to get ice cream after evert choir concert! We LOVE Freddy’s way too much!

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Day 92

We woke up to pink blossoms all over the driveway.

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Week Twelve {365} 2017

Day 79

Over spring break we decided to get a hotel room in Wichita for a couple days. The girls and I had so much fun. Nicole loved sitting on the window ledge in our room!

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Day 80

I had a family session with this gorgeous couple!

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Day 81

If I had to sum up our spring break in one word, it would be slime. The girls made slime like three different times that week.

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Day 82

Trying to get in front of the camera more, so here I am folding laundry!

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Day 83

Our sweet Nelli keeping watch over the neighborhood. (Has anyone else noticed I ALWAYS but sweet before Nelli’s name! 🙂 )

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Day 84

A gorgeous tulip in our flowerbed! I really want a macro lens!

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Day 85

Rain drops on my hostas.

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Week Eleven {365} 2017

Day 72

ORANGE…Building my rainbow of images!

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Day 73

YELLOW

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Day 74

GREEN…these strawberry plants are taking over my flower garden!

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Day 75

BLUE…graffiti art in Down Town Wichita.

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Day 76

PURPLE…my favorite color!

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Day 77

Foggy day in Derby today!

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Day 78

My girls enjoying some gelato at Mead’s Corner in Downtown Wichita.

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Week Ten {365} 2017

Day 65

Emily came home from school today and wanted to make a cookie cake. Gone are the days that the girls need me to help them in the kitchen. I feel a little bittersweet about the whole thing. Sad that I’m not needed but proud that they are independent enough to do cook or bake on their own.

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Day 66

But there are still things that they need me for!!  Nicole is waiting patiently for me to french braid her hair for school today.

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Day 67

Nicole had a dentist appointment today, so we went to lunch afterwards, we may have snuck in some shopping :). It is always so nice to have one on one time with my girls.

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Day 68

Todd’s cousin had her baby boy and I got to take his newborn photos today in the studio. He is the sweetest thing and his big sister couldn’t stop giving him kisses, it was adorable.

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Day 69

Nicole had her first sem-formal middle school dance today. It was kind of hard for me to see my baby all dressed up and looking so grown up. Emily did her makeup and I did her hair. She had a really good time with her sweet friends.

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Day 70

Nelli loves to sit outside my office when I am busy working. She wants to be near to me but not willing to lay on the cold hard studio floor. She is the sweetest thing.

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Day 71

I started following an instagram account called creative.inspiration.community and am now building my first rainbow of images. I am pretty excited about it.

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Week Nine {365} 2017

Day 58

Em busy doing her homework.  Once I saw that afternoon sun shine through our kitchen window I had to take another shot.

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Day 59

My dear friend asked me if I wanted to come up to our church an paint with her and I jumped on the opportunity. She is such an hard worker and inspiration to me. She suffered a stroke after giving birth to her second son and it has left her with vision problems that prevent her from driving and a limp when she walks. She has not allowed her stroke to keep her down at all. She is such a giver of her time and talents. She has such a huge heat. I love her dearly!

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Day 60

Just wanted to document the beautiful spring flowers popping up already. It seems a little early to be seeing them already, but I will take it.

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Day 61

My husband’s grandmother passed away in January and the family went through her house just recently and I found this beautiful old dictionary. I love books and especially old books. She was a very sweet lady that loved her family very much, she will be missed. (I couldn’t decide on the color or black and white edit so I shared them both)

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Day 62

I had this little princess in the studio today for her cake smash. She was absolutely adorable and LOVED that cake.

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Day 63

Our house at the beginning of spring. Our bradford pear trees are starting to bud out. The girls hate these trees because they have a bad smell until they leaf out. They think they smell like fish.

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Day 64

Here I am doing one of the things that I LOVE, reading on a Sunday afternoon. I take this rest on the Sabbath pretty serious, LOL!!

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