Project Ten November

    As a mom of four children, all who are still fairly young, it makes it difficult for me to get one on one time with my kids. This fall I have been thankful for some quality time with my one year old, or as much as you can have quality time with your one year old. One beautiful fall afternoon we went for pumpkins and gourds so I took my camera along! Time flies so fast I am grateful to take a few moments to capture his curiosity, chubby hands, facial expressions and toothy grin. Hope your November is treating you well so far!

Make sure to check out these other ladies participating in Project TEN to see what they're up to in life and photography! Katie HallPaula RichwineCait JensenLisa O’Brien, Parker SlatonRae BarnesErin GregersonKelly LappKate Neal, Heather Butler

ProjectTen October

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” 
― L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables

October has snuck up on me for sure! Isn't it still back to school time? Well I guess the chill in the air and the smell of bonfire suggests otherwise. I am thankful for project ten getting me to shoot more of the every day activities. This is a glimpse into my afternoon time between homework and dinner! Here's just a handful of moments with my four crazy, lovable kiddos in this beautiful fall weather. I basically have to chase the big kids and try to keep the toddler out of harms way. Good times! 

Right before I had to drop the camera to keep the toddler from flipping out of the car!

Right before I had to drop the camera to keep the toddler from flipping out of the car!

Off we go...this girl came home one day a week ago and said, "Mom, take these training wheels off," and she never looked back! 

Off we go...this girl came home one day a week ago and said, "Mom, take these training wheels off," and she never looked back! 

He's giving kindergarten a run for its money!

He's giving kindergarten a run for its money!

Long day...

Long day...

What's for dinner? I am over this!

What's for dinner? I am over this!

Make sure to check out these other ladies participating in Project TEN to see what they're up to in life and photography! Katie HallPaula RichwineCait JensenLisa O’Brien, Parker SlatonRae BarnesErin GregersonKelly LappKate Neal, Heather Butler

Project TEN August

 "Have courage and be kind" hangs on a sign over her bed. Although this quote comes from the Cinderella movie, it truly is my wish for her as she grows. She is naturally a sweet soul so I have no doubt as to her kindness, but may she always have courage when she needs it! My project ten for August is focusing on my sweet 7 year old Macy and we drew some inspiration from her summer sunhat. May she always be beautiful inside and out!  (She chose the outfits herself)

Make sure to check out these other ladies participating in Project TEN to see what they're up to in life and photography! Katie HallPaula RichwineCait JensenLisa O’BrienRebecca BenderParker SlatonRae BarnesErin GregersonKelly LappKate Neal, Heather Butler

Project TEN June

Well it is starting to feel like summer around here! My kids are all done school and working on perfecting their scooter riding skills! I am technically a day late my friends but I was away over night with the kiddos. For Project TEN this month I focused on a handful of things we've been doing that really make me feel like summer is here! (Yes, if you count I have 12, had a hard time editing. Guess I need lots of grace this month ok?!)

A run through the sprinkler before a summer storm snuck up on us...

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Sidewalk chalk is always a favorite

Sidewalk chalk is always a favorite

We've been regularly over at the little league fields this month!

We've been regularly over at the little league fields this month!

Make sure to check out these other ladies participating in Project TEN to see what they're up to in life and photography! Katie HallPaula RichwineCait JensenLisa O’BrienRebecca BenderParker SlatonRae BarnesErin GregersonKelly LappStacy HartKate Neal, Heather Butler

April ProjectTEN

      I read on the Finding Joy blog this week and Rachel wrote a post on why being a mom is enough. I think we all need to here this now and then.

 "I’m talking about getting up in the morning, slapping your face with water, looking in the mirror, sighing, brushing your teeth (maybe), and picking up that toddler and wandering into the kitchen and pouring cereal in bowls, rinsing dishes, kissing the top of their head, and waiting for your coffee to brew.

There isn’t much glamour.

There is you. You giving of yourself. Minute, by minute, by minute, by minute until those hours add up to create a day which adds up to create a week which adds up to create a month which adds up to create years which add up to create a life. A beautiful life filled with ordinary enough mom moments."

So this week as the tenth drew close, I chose to just find some of those ordinary life moments to capture around the house. Max is still just in morning preschool a few days a week so he's my most steady sidekick. He makes the most appearances in this post but the bulk of the images were actually from yesterday. It was a snowy, rainy, April Saturday morning. Little league was cancelled and we were graced with some quiet at home. Enjoy my friends and don't miss out on those "ordinary mom moments" this week!

(And I apologize that Dean does not make any appearances in this month. Sorry dude, your brothers and sister stole the show this time!)

Daddy went for fresh donuts and notice the snow still melting on the lid of the box! Fresh donuts don't last long at this house! 

Daddy went for fresh donuts and notice the snow still melting on the lid of the box! Fresh donuts don't last long at this house! 

Aren't chubby baby hands the best?!

Aren't chubby baby hands the best?!

The dryer was just so warm he decided to hop in! I can't blame the kid!

The dryer was just so warm he decided to hop in! I can't blame the kid!

This was pre-haircut last week. He had set up his Batman cave and "joes," as he calls them by the front door to play. Loved the light and the angle. Sometimes in a family of 6, you have to get creative for where you can get yourself some space! 

This was pre-haircut last week. He had set up his Batman cave and "joes," as he calls them by the front door to play. Loved the light and the angle. Sometimes in a family of 6, you have to get creative for where you can get yourself some space! 

Here are the other talented photographers in this project:

Rae Barnes - http://raebarnes.com/blog/

Rebecca Bender (Winfield, IA) – http://rebeccabenderphotography.zenfolio.com/https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rebecca-Bender-Photography/139668796110338?pnref=lhc

Claire Bunn (Philadelphia, PA) – www.clairebunnphotography.com|https://www.facebook.com/ClaireBunnPhoto?fref=nf&pnref=story

Heather Butler (Dover, DE) http://www.heatherbutlerphotography.com https://www.facebook.com/heatherbutlerphotography

Erin Gregerson (Kauai, Hawaii) – http://www.eringregerson.com | https://www.facebook.com/ErinGregersonPhotography/

Katie Hall (Newark, Delaware)- http://katiehallcreative.com/|https://www.facebook.com/katiehallcreative

Stacy Hart (Dover, DE) http://www.stacyhart.comhttps://www.facebook.com/stacyhartphotography/

Cait Jensen (West Chester, PA) – http://www.photographyjensen.com/|https://www.facebook.com/photographyjensen

Kelly Lapp (Lancaster, PA) http://kellylappphotography.com |https://www.facebook.com/kellylappphotography

Kate Neal (Bloomfield, NJ) http://www.katenealphoto.comhttps://www.facebook.com/KateNealPhoto

Lisa O’Brien – (Wrentham, Massachusetts) – https://www.facebook.com/lisaobrienphoto

Paula Richwine (Newark, Delaware) – http://richestwinephotography.com/|https://www.facebook.com/richestwinephoto

Parker Slaton (Newark, Delaware) – http://slatons.blogspot.com  |https://www.facebook.com/ParkerSlatonPhotography

Lisa Turner(Chattanooga, TN) – https://www.facebook.com/LLturnerphotography

March ProjectTEN

      Better late than never, right?! I wanted to use our few days away to have time to just document family interactions. One of Matt's ways to unwind is fishing. I don't have the patience for it but maybe I should try it for that very reason! I thought that Daddy fishing with the kiddos was the perfect time to grab some shots. I should say though that fishing with kids at 7am isn't exactly "relaxing" but it sure is cute! I confess that I grew up fishing on this lake with my grandfather and dad. I've caught little fish on this lake as a kid and was excited for our kids to try it too. We didn't have any luck but we had fun all the same! I realized too that I often only focus on the kids, but my husband deserves some documentation as well :) 

      Here are the other talented photographers in this project:   Rae Barnes  -  http://raebarnes.com/blog/     Rebecca Bender  (Winfield, IA) –   http://rebeccabenderphotography.zenfolio.com/ |  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rebecca-Bender-Photography/139668796110338?pnref=lhc     Claire Bunn  (Philadelphia, PA) –   www.clairebunnphotography.com | https://www.facebook.com/ClaireBunnPhoto?fref=nf&pnref=story    Heather Butler  (Dover, DE)  http://www.heatherbutlerphotography.com     https://www.facebook.com/heatherbutlerphotography    Erin Gregerson  (Kauai, Hawaii) –  http://www.eringregerson.com  |  https://www.facebook.com/ErinGregersonPhotography/    Katie Hall  (Newark, Delaware)-  http://katiehallcreative.com/ | https://www.facebook.com/katiehallcreative    Stacy Hart  (Dover, DE)  http://www.stacyhart.com |  https://www.facebook.com/stacyhartphotography/    Cait Jensen  (West Chester, PA) –  http://www.photographyjensen.com/ | https://www.facebook.com/photographyjensen    Kelly Lapp  (Lancaster, PA)  http://kellylappphotography.com  | https://www.facebook.com/kellylappphotography    Kate Neal  (Bloomfield, NJ)  http://www.katenealphoto.com  https://www.facebook.com/KateNealPhoto    Lisa O’Brien  – (Wrentham, Massachusetts) –  https://www.facebook.com/lisaobrienphoto    Paula Richwine  (Newark, Delaware) –  http://richestwinephotography.com/ | https://www.facebook.com/richestwinephoto    Parker Slaton  (Newark, Delaware) –  http://slatons.blogspot.com   | https://www.facebook.com/ParkerSlatonPhotography    Lisa Turner (Chattanooga, TN) –  https://www.facebook.com/LLturnerphotography    

 

 

Here are the other talented photographers in this project:

Rae Barneshttp://raebarnes.com/blog/

Rebecca Bender (Winfield, IA) – http://rebeccabenderphotography.zenfolio.com/https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rebecca-Bender-Photography/139668796110338?pnref=lhc

Claire Bunn (Philadelphia, PA) – www.clairebunnphotography.com|https://www.facebook.com/ClaireBunnPhoto?fref=nf&pnref=story

Heather Butler (Dover, DE) http://www.heatherbutlerphotography.com https://www.facebook.com/heatherbutlerphotography

Erin Gregerson (Kauai, Hawaii) – http://www.eringregerson.com | https://www.facebook.com/ErinGregersonPhotography/

Katie Hall (Newark, Delaware)- http://katiehallcreative.com/|https://www.facebook.com/katiehallcreative

Stacy Hart (Dover, DE) http://www.stacyhart.comhttps://www.facebook.com/stacyhartphotography/

Cait Jensen (West Chester, PA) – http://www.photographyjensen.com/|https://www.facebook.com/photographyjensen

Kelly Lapp (Lancaster, PA) http://kellylappphotography.com |https://www.facebook.com/kellylappphotography

Kate Neal (Bloomfield, NJ) http://www.katenealphoto.comhttps://www.facebook.com/KateNealPhoto

Lisa O’Brien – (Wrentham, Massachusetts) – https://www.facebook.com/lisaobrienphoto

Paula Richwine (Newark, Delaware) – http://richestwinephotography.com/|https://www.facebook.com/richestwinephoto

Parker Slaton (Newark, Delaware) – http://slatons.blogspot.com  |https://www.facebook.com/ParkerSlatonPhotography

Lisa Turner(Chattanooga, TN) – https://www.facebook.com/LLturnerphotography

 

Project Ten February

     Today just so happens to be my birthday so it's a good day to post a few photos! We've had a few snow storms and one big blizzard in the past few weeks. My kids love it and if I am honest, so do I! I had many a birthday with snow falling. My mom likes to point out it was snowing when I was born and my first birthday party was canceled due to blizzard. I thought the snow a fitting theme for winter and this month! (I was testing out a new lens on some of these shots, so they're not normally the gear I would use but ProjectTEN was the perfect way to force myself to practice with the new lens!)

Disclaimer: Maxwell participated in the snow play only a few minutes which was not long enough for me to get him in any photos. Sorry Max! Next time...

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Love her expression which is SO her...she wants to have fun and throw snow but not get it in her face! 

Love her expression which is SO her...she wants to have fun and throw snow but not get it in her face! 

Working hard on Mr. Frosty

Working hard on Mr. Frosty

This is my 11th photo because Daddy took it so that I could be in one!     If you want to check out what the rest of the Project Ten gang is up to, here are their links!  Katie Hall (Newark, Delaware)-  http://katiehallcreative.com/ |  https://www.facebook.com/katiehallcreative   Paula Richwine (Newark, Delaware) -  http://richestwinephotography.com/ |  https://www.facebook.com/richestwinephoto   Cait Jensen (West Chester, PA) -  http://www.photographyjensen.com/ |  https://www.facebook.com/photographyjensen   Lisa O'Brien - (Wrentham, Massachusetts) -  https://www.facebook.com/lisaobrienphoto   Rebecca Bender (Winfield, IA) -  http://rebeccabenderphotography.zenfolio.com/ |  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rebecca-Bender-Photography/139668796110338?pnref=lhc   Parker Slaton (Newark, Delaware) -  http://slatons.blogspot.com   |  https://www.facebook.com/ParkerSlatonPhotography   Claire Bunn (Philadelphia, PA) -  www.clairebunnphotography.com |  https://www.facebook.com/ClaireBunnPhoto?fref=nf&pnref=story   Rae Barnes (Philadelphia, PA) -  http://raebarnes.com/  |  https://www.facebook.com/raebarnesphotography   Lisa Turner(Chattanooga, TN) -  https://www.facebook.com/LLturnerphotography   Erin Gregerson (Kauai, Hawaii) -  http://www.eringregerson.com    https://www.facebook.com/ErinGregersonPhotography/   Kelly Lapp (Lancaster, PA)  http://kellylappphotography.com  | https://www.facebook.com/kellylappphotography     Stacy Hart (Dover, DE)  http://www.stacyhart.com |  https://www.facebook.com/stacyhartphotography/   Heather Butler (Dover, DE)  http://www.heatherbutlerphotography.com   https://www.facebook.com/heatherbutlerphotography   Kate Neal (Bloomfield, NJ)  http://www.katenealphoto.com  https://www.facebook.com/KateNealPhoto

This is my 11th photo because Daddy took it so that I could be in one!

 

If you want to check out what the rest of the Project Ten gang is up to, here are their links!

Katie Hall (Newark, Delaware)- http://katiehallcreative.com/https://www.facebook.com/katiehallcreative

Paula Richwine (Newark, Delaware) - http://richestwinephotography.com/https://www.facebook.com/richestwinephoto

Cait Jensen (West Chester, PA) - http://www.photographyjensen.com/https://www.facebook.com/photographyjensen

Lisa O'Brien - (Wrentham, Massachusetts) - https://www.facebook.com/lisaobrienphoto

Rebecca Bender (Winfield, IA) - http://rebeccabenderphotography.zenfolio.com/https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rebecca-Bender-Photography/139668796110338?pnref=lhc

Parker Slaton (Newark, Delaware) - http://slatons.blogspot.com  | https://www.facebook.com/ParkerSlatonPhotography

Claire Bunn (Philadelphia, PA) - www.clairebunnphotography.comhttps://www.facebook.com/ClaireBunnPhoto?fref=nf&pnref=story

Rae Barnes (Philadelphia, PA) - http://raebarnes.com/ | https://www.facebook.com/raebarnesphotography

Lisa Turner(Chattanooga, TN) - https://www.facebook.com/LLturnerphotography

Erin Gregerson (Kauai, Hawaii) - http://www.eringregerson.com

https://www.facebook.com/ErinGregersonPhotography/

Kelly Lapp (Lancaster, PA) http://kellylappphotography.com |https://www.facebook.com/kellylappphotography  

Stacy Hart (Dover, DE) http://www.stacyhart.comhttps://www.facebook.com/stacyhartphotography/

Heather Butler (Dover, DE) http://www.heatherbutlerphotography.com https://www.facebook.com/heatherbutlerphotography

Kate Neal (Bloomfield, NJ) http://www.katenealphoto.comhttps://www.facebook.com/KateNealPhoto