2018 Catch the Moment – Week 4

It’s the last week of January! Another week, another round of photos. This week, the Catch the Moment theme is Smile. And Recapture Self’s theme was On My Lap. And luckily, Tuesday’s photo fits both perfectly!

022 | Mon, Jan 22 ~ Monday! The perfect day to go to the coffee shop and set up my week’s bullet journal spread!

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2018 Catch the Moment – Week 3

Hi! So this week, I completely forgot to do the prompt from Catch the Moment, which was: Cold. Oh well! But I did remember to use one of the themes from the weekly prompts over at the Recapture Self Village. The January prompts are Just for Me, At My Feet, My Day, and On My Lap. This week, I did: At My Feet, on Jan 18th.

015 | Mon, Jan 15 ~ I cleaned my desk! It’s coming together, slowly but surely. It really is an ongoing struggle. I’ve been reading Unf*ck Your Habitat and I feel like it’s actually helping. This was two 20/10s (20 mins cleaning / 10 min break). Just gotta keep working at it!

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2018 Catch the Moment 365 – Week 2

Hello! It’s a new week, with new photos! The theme this week for the Catch the Moment group is Goals/Wish for the Year, and for me, that’s my Jan 11 photo. I want to get much more fit than I currently am, and am paving the way for that now.

Without further ado, here are the photos!

008 | Mon, Jan 8 ~ Homer painted a still life of a bowl of apples and oranges in school. His art makes me so darn happy! I love displaying it on the walls. This one is hanging above my desk right now.

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2018 Catch the Moment 365 – Week 1

Happy new year, everyone! I hope 2018 is already off to a good start for you and your families! I decided to come back and do another 365 Project this year. It was good to take a break for a while, and now I’m ready to take on this photo challenge of posting a photo a day for a year. Let’s dive right in!

001 | Monday, Jan 1 ~ This is the first photo I took in 2018! We took it easy and stayed home this year, watched the New Year’s Eve countdown in Times Square on TV, then at actual midnight, Homer and I were all snuggled in his bed for the story portion of his bedtime routine. I paused mid-reading The Hobbit to Homer to wish him a happy new year and kiss his soft cheek before he fell fast asleep! Then I left his room, kissed Joe and wished him a happy new year, and took Ashton out for his last potty break of the night. I was surprised by the beautiful full moon! I didn’t even realize it was going to be a full moon. So of course I took a full moon / new year selfie, because why the heck not, right? Maybe I’ll end the year with a selfie, too!

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My Very First DSLR Camera!

Can I just say how excited I am? I am really excited! I just got my first DSLR!! My wonderful husband got it for me, after I’d been jonesing for one for a while now. Especially since I took my first photography class this spring. It was called Momtography, put on by Beryl Ayn Young. I’m glad that I still have access to all the videos, because I’m still re-watching them, and learning more. Anyway, I was able to practice the steps in that class with the help of my wonderful sis in law, Cinnamon, who loaned me her camera, a Canon Rebel T5i! I loved it! And when I went researching to see what I might want to get for myself, I saw there were a few newer models in that same line. So, Joe got me the Canon EOS Rebel T6i, and it’s pretty rad. I look forward to taking and sharing a lot of pictures from it!

Even Homer is excited about learning more about photography, because the other day, he said excitedly, “Mama, let’s go out and take pictures of nature together!” So I got my new camera, and he took his iPad, and here are some of the images we took on our outing together!
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