So I entered into a photography contest called Shoot & Share in January. Over 400,000 photos were entered from all over the world. The awards were just posted and I am definitely excited. This was my first time ever entering anything into a contest before and I am genuinely proud of my results! I may not have been a finalist, but I am super proud of making it into the top 10% with one of my photos. Over 4+ weeks of voting and spending hours on the computer, was well worth it. So many talented photographers out there. There were 25 different categories and here are my photos that placed in the top 10%, 20% and 30%!
This is the face of a 3 year old meltdown when you tell her it's time to go home and she thinks she'll never get to come back again...to her May May and Papa's house...where she goes every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday...
The assignment was to take an issue or concern that you NEED to be dealing with but are not. My weight is something I am struggling with. I am struggling with losing the added baby weight and the weight I gained as a side effect from my meds. I am lazy and don't work out, I try to quit drinking pop/caffeine but the migraines come back full swing, I am 110% unhappy with my body. So today was my last day of pop. And my last slice of pizza. Because I NEED to be in better shape. I need to be healthier for my girls. I need to do something about this.
Well, it's official. I basically made it to February and my brain fried. The good news is that it's now March and though my brain is still probably mush, I have at least gotten completely caught up for all of my photos. Between home, school, photos and everything else, I am lucky that I remember to eat lunch, let alone take my daily photo. So here's my public push to force myself to stay caught up and not get behind. Not behind in this 365 challenge. Not behind at school. Not behind in life. Period. I will be ahead from here on out. Here is the list of assignments we had to do and all of the photos I haven't had a chance to share with you yet!
On the difficult days when the world's on your shoulders, remember that diamonds are made under the weight of mountains. -Beau Tapplin
I hate being sick. Mom's don't take sick days. But today, this mom needed a sick day. Calling off school gives me such anxiety... Are there enough sub plans? Can they find the materials? I labelled all the supplies at the beginning of the year but did I put them away? Will the sub follow my plans (which this time yes because I know I have an AWESOME sub)? Needless to say, I hate calling off. I have been through two full boxes of tissues, one dose of medicine and a full cup of tea. To be honest, I don't have a ton of weight on my shoulders today. Why? Because Brandon has been beyond helpful. He woke up with the girls (one who is also sick), made breakfast, brought me tissues and medicine and has been working around the house all morning. I have been able to rest all morning and attempt to feel better. Let's hope this medicine kicks in fast because I feel like absolute crap. Tomorrow the weight of the world can come back on these shoulders. But for now, these shoulders need rest. Lots and lots of rest.
Well it's official. The chaos has hit. Between Catholic Schools Week ending, open house and then getting sick, I feel like I haven't had a break in the last week or so. So here are the photos from the challenges over the last few days that I haven't had a chance to post!
Autumn has been practicing here stacking...or more or less knocking them all done and laughing. But Sunday's are for play. Because play matters. So here is this sweet little one year old laughing and knocking down the tower stack I keep building for her.
My favorite color. Aubrey's favorite color. She tells me it's because blue is the color of her eyes so she loves when things match her eyes and honestly I definitely agree! Anytime she is wearing blue, near water or snow, her eyes just pop! Maybe I am a little jealous with my brown eyes over here but I love both of my girls' blue eyes. I also love how incredibly girly they are (but definitely know how to get muddy!) and how Aubrey insists she needs a bow and a necklace before she can leave the house. We have a HUGE bow collection from so many amazing makers. They are worn with love every day. Even I wear bows! So here is a little snippet of our blue bows to match her blue eyes.
Lark and Laurel - Code: KRALY10
BabyBowtiqueCo - Code: KRALY10
Em's Baby Gems
Rock n' roll is about attitude and rebellion. It's supposed to be fun and spontaneous. - Slash
Well, this little girl is the definition of all of the above. Attitude. Rebellion. Fun. Spontaneous. She is our little rockstar.
T-Shirt: LulusLovelyTs - Code: KRALY15
Necklace: WishUponABead - Code: KRALY10