Photography, Raising Girls, The Everyday

I Used To Take Pictures

Photography is something that I love, something that I [used to] want to learn as much as I could about. But over the past two/three years I have hardly picked up my camera. When I think back and try to pinpoint why I put it down, the only thing I keep going back to is someone very close to me found out some very bad news. With their life being turned upside down because of sickness I felt guilty capturing happy moments. Honestly, I didn’t just stop taking pictures, I stopped enjoying life. I sank back into depression and I didn’t even try to fight it.  
gingerbread houses

It wasn’t until David, in a not-so-pleasent-way, helped me to see that my depression was not just affecting me, but our family.  The thing that hit me the hardest is when he asked, how can you even begin to help her when you can’t even get out of the bed? I felt ashamed and selfish. 

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This post was supposed to be about getting back into photography.  I guess it all ties together somehow 🙂

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I miss it. So much! When I look through my Flickr account or the many folders I have on the computer, I feel like there are so many moments missing. Moments that I didn’t capture, a smile, a birthday, a surprise,  a kite being flown,   games being played, and even  the unpleasant, a messy room, a pile of laundry or a pile of shoes.

Shoes

I am determined to pick my camera back up, to get in the habit of having it with me and ready to go. My goal is not to become a professional photographer by any means. I just want to document the moments in our lives, no matter how big or small, good lighting or bad lighting, blurry pictures and all. I want to be able to look back through the snapshots of our lives and remember when.

Photography, The Everyday

A Little of This and That

We are taking a much needed break from theater. Seussical kept us crazy busy with early mornings and late evenings. We will be auditioning for Annie in a couple weeks. All 5 of us. The girls are super excited that we will all be in the show together.

Emily turned 14 a couple weeks ago. FOURTEEN! Where in the world did the time go? We spent her birthday hanging out at the coolest place – Airbound – wall to wall indoor trampolines. The girls loved it! David was able to bounce around and play around with them. Me and my bad back sat in the lobby reading.

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I was going through Light Room hoping to get it cleaned up a bit. Instead, I got sidetracked looking at all the pictures the girls have taken these past couple of months.

They have totally taken over the D40

Do your kids run around outside with bed sheets? Mine do. A lot.

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water droplets on plate taken by Audrey

girls (1 of 1)And I’m a little behind in posting our Halloween picture.

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My little nerd girl