One Second a Day – January 2016

I wanted to really challenge myself this year, so instead of just taking a picture a day, I decided to take one video a day for 366 days. I also decided to use my Canon camera to do this so that a.) I’d have some decent videos of our kids and b.) I would actually take more pictures with the camera at the same time.

In doing this, I also told myself that bad days would happen, busy days would happen, forgotten camera days would happen and unfocused camera days would happen, so I’m not going to beat myself up if I use videos taken on different days. I’m mostly just trying to show a typical month for us, and I was able to do just that in January.

Here’s to 11 more!

I Heart Faces | Beautiful Eyes

All of my kids have really good eyes. I mean, really good. But one thing that they all have that I wish I had were eyelashes. I mean, I have eyelashes, but they’re blonde. Light blonde. Basically nonexistent unless I put 4 layers of mascara on.

So when I saw this picture flash on the screen when I was uploading shots of Henry, I couldn’t resist using it as my entry for I Heart Faces | Beautiful Eyes.

I present Beautiful Eye{lashes} …


a walk with a boy

Sometimes, Henry and I sneak away while the girls are coloring on the driveway with chalk …









And then sometimes, he gets really mad that I wouldn’t let him splash in the muddy water when it was cold outside. I am clearly the worst mom ever.



All of these were edited in RadLab (which I received to review on I Heart Faces — note: that is an old review and the giveaway is no longer valid, but you should still check it out for basics on the program). I still have a serious love affair with Lightroom, but it’s always fun to play with toys that you forgot you had.