Friday, 17 February 2017

7.52 {faceless}

Keeping the soap out of his eyes!

{a portrait a week throughout 2017}

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

5.52 {connection} sibling play

When everyone gets ready quickly in the morning and there is time for some relaxed and amiable sibling play.... you know it is going to be a very good day!

In these moments of play, there is connection x

6.52 {pockets of light} tired boy

My sweet boy has just started preschool and by the end of the day he is thoroughly, utterly, delightfully exhausted. He loves every moment of school and we love seeing him enjoying this final pre-step into schooling, filled with glorious play and friendship and adventure. We are also loving the rapid falling asleep each night, haha!

Before the sun even sets, in the last pockets of light of the day, he slumbers xx


I decided to morph my January Photo a Day Project into a Project 52 (a portrait a week) in the hopes it will force me to take at least one decent photo with my 'big camera' every week - I got outrageously rusty last year! No, it won't be of every family member each week or even probably even each member equally - just of whoever is willing to stand in front of my lens that week! So, let's just see how it goes. I am also going to join in with a lovely Project 52 group with weekly prompts, for the first time. Let's see if I stick with them or go rogue?! :) But I am feeling inspired for the first time in a long time, hurrah!

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

31/31 {the january project} the project ends and school starts...

First day back at school.....

Year Three, Year One and a very tired Preschooler!

I was feeling #allthefeels after dropping all three kids to school today for the first time!

They were all happy as clams, but I was fighting back tears the whole morning just because... I dunno... motherhood?! Ha! I am so proud of them all, and love to see them so excited for another year in their lovely little school. They are flourishing and what more could I want?! But what is this funny thing, that seeing them so happy and independent brings so much joy and yet kinda breaks your heart for some reason at the same time? It's a big thing to entrust these little people to the world and to their own devices. It's with quivering hands I help them jump from the nest, covering them in prayer for each journey.

Your children are not your children. It is true.

These babies are growing up, that's for sure. Entering these middle years, it's a whole new season, so much to look forward to and yet bittersweet. 


{the january photo a day project}

And so today, it ends. A photo a day, every day of January. With a momentous yet very simple image. For the first time during this month, this is actually just from my iPhone (gasp!!) rather than my 'big camera'. I just didn't have the energy today to worry about getting my big camera as we were racing out the door, so I choose to let it goooooooooooooooo. A rather inauspicious end to this photo-a-day project, but in a way it's kinda perfect because it's a tiny little example of my commitment this year... present over perfect. 

Monday, 30 January 2017

30/31 {the january project} back to school haircut

Back to school tomorrow, so it's time for a freshen up. 

Snip, snip!

(Don't worry, he is not cutting off the ear, just trimming around it, haha!)

{january photo a day project}

Sunday, 29 January 2017

28/31 {the january project} by the river at sunset

This is summer....

We marked the end of a relaxed summer holidays with an evening at the local river... swimming together, adventuring along the shoreline, eating, playing, splashing, laughing and making memories. 

It was nothing short of blissful, this reprieve from the brutal summer heat on a lazy Saturday night. One of those evenings that turns out so perfectly relaxed you can hardly stand it! Rare and treasured. Mark and I swam with the kids and then found ourselves just watching them as they raced around so wild and free, giggling and splashing and playing hard. Just so good to see them so connected and happy, surrounded by water and natural elements. I never see them so engaged and joyful and free as when I see them running loose in nature, in those wide open spaces. 

It was impossible to not stop and reflect on our rich blessings. This family, this moment together, this good life we have been given xx

{the january photo a day project... but how could I choose just one?!}

Saturday, 28 January 2017

27/31 {the january project} jump + splash

Summer is for sprinklers on the trampoline, splish splashing and getting some serious air!

{the january photo a day project}