We Survived Back to School!

We are a few weeks into school now, and just finishing up Erv’s second week of preschool. I’m not going to lie…it has kicked my butt. My part-time job is definitely the busiest when school starts up (because I work with the area high schools), and I’ve started a new […]

Back At It.

I’m sitting in a quiet office while my big three get used to their new classes on the first day of school and Ervin sleeps or plays with his grandpa. He stayed at their house last night so he wouldn’t have to take the big kids to school and then […]

Through the Lens Thursday: 9 o’clock

It’s just after 9 am on the first day back after our last summer trip, which means it’s the first day of our back to school “retraining,” since school starts next Thursday and these kids are a good three hours off of their school schedule. Here we go. […]

Through the Lens Thursday: Sharp

The kids got their new glasses, shoes, and haircuts for school (starting in just less than two weeks). Don’t they look sharp? This was way overexposed, but I thought it looked kind of cool.   Through The Lens Thursday is a self-improvement photography project that Alison […]

Go Out and Play!

The kids have been back to school for about two and a half weeks. I’m exhausted, frankly, and so is the toddler that’s not yet in school. But the kids that ARE in school? They’ve got energy.

I don’t know where it comes from. They work hard all day, they have […]

Through The Lens Thursday: Texture

Just like last week, this was a fun prompt. I with I could do more macro shots, but my 50 or 35mm lens don’t really allow me to get super close.

But, I played around and this is what I ended up with.

Ivy’s new backpack is covered with different textures….metallic shimmery […]

Last Friday Night. (It was actually Tuesday night)

Last Tuesday night, on a school night (yes, yes it was), my mom and I took my two daughters to see Katy Perry at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. I had bought tickets months ago, thinking that it would be a really good birthday present for them (they both […]

Project 365: Week 34

WHAT?! This post is on time? *pats myself on back* Aug. 17 The only pictures I took last Sunday were of the green stuff covered in dew. Ha. Aug. 18 Waiting for a turn on grandpa’s mower. This is what happens when you speak in a high-pitched […]

Through The Lens Thursday: Green

I really liked this prompt, and if I wanted to, I could share fifteen different photos for it. As it is, I’ll narrow it down to, like…seven.

The weather this past couple of weeks has been really nice and mild, and we’ve had a few days of rain storms. So, the […]

Back To School

My kids went back to school last Wednesday, and it was the most uneventful first few days of school in my (albeit short) back to school history.

There were no tears. Essie and I walked the big two into the gym and found their classes grouped together, lining up, and then […]