{embrace the camera} a week of challenges

I’ve been taking part in an Instagram challenge that Ashley and Emily started this week.

{you can read more about it on their blogs…Under the Sycamore and The Anderson Crew}

Here are my photos…

{monday}

{embrace the camera} smiles

{tuesday}

{embrace the camera} making memories

{wednesday}

{embrace the camera} everyday moment

{thursday}

{embrace the camera} creative

Today’s challenge is FACES…you’ll have to come back to see that one! (or follow me on instagram)

home is…being challenged.

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a beautiful day

Yesterday we took a trip up to the mountain where the sun was shining.

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Reece got up on skis for the third year in a row!

We’re ready to hand him off to some instructors next time so he can really learn, but I think he is doing awesome.

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Lorelai  wasn’t ready to start skiing, but she had fun playing in the snow and making a fashion statement.

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Don’t be surprised if you start to see tutu’s over ski pants all over the slopes!

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She liked spinning, not skiing.

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Both of them liked throwing snowballs.

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It was a beautiful day!

home is…lots of smiles.

closer to 3 and 5

I used to have a newborn and a toddler.

Then, I had a toddler and a preschooler.

In less than 2 weeks I will have a preschooler and a kindergartner.

I remember thinking that 2 and 4 was soooo far away.

And, here we are.

Closer to 3 and 5 than we are to 2 and 4.

I want to soak it all in.

Remember every little thing they do.

Capture every smile and, even, every tantrum.

Because it’ll be gone before I know it.

I remember how hard those newborn and toddler days were.

I feel terrible for all of the nasty texts and messages that I sent to Ryan when he was traveling to Seattle every week to support our family.

I also feel so thankful that I was there to be with my children.

Everyday.

Because too soon, they will not be with me everyday.

But, as of today, I have a toddler and a preschooler.

And, I am going to enjoy every second of it.

home is…being a stay-at-home-mom. everyday.