This summer I started a few projects, that I have yet to finish.
My life just got extremely busy with the start of school and fall sports. So busy, that I can only get through each day before beginning to think about the next. I kind of hate that. Not having any down time.
So, now, I have a table that greets company at the front door that's only halfway done.
I got some awesome chairs on Craigslist with some not so awesome fabric coverings. So here they sit, around the table without being fully functional.
They are primered though, that's half the battle.
All the tools have been sprawled out in this room as well for a couple months. I'm beginning to think that may become their permanent home.
It was supposed to just be a reminder to finish up when I had a few extra hours.
I may just have to pencil in a day to finish this next week instead of laundry or dishes;)
It really will make me feel good to complete these chairs.
Next Friday: Colors
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It's really hard to document autumn when it hasn't arrived yet. I know that it's coming though, cause the temperatures are cooling down in the evening and early morning hours. I love that. The relief from the scorching hot summer. I always feel like I can breathe again in the fall. The kids head back out doors to play, something that rarely happens in the middle of summer unless water is involved. They start asking to ride bikes again and go for walks. I notice that I tend to be a less grouchy as well.
Since we don't have leaves changing color and falling, crisp air, sweater weather, etc. I figured I'd show what autumn looks like to us.
For me.....preschool starts up again.
This has been the smoothest year of transition with a new group of friends. They are simply delightful.
Love, love the writing and drawings. Some kids are really into it, others, not so much. This little guy spends lots of time in his journal. I think by year's end, he's going to have one colorful, awesome journal to take home.
This week, we pulled out the apple slicer to make some homemade applesauce for preschool. Brandon does not like apple sauce from the store, but he totally digs homemade apple sauce. Who wouldn't it tastes like apple pie? He was right there with me helping each step of the way.
4 lbs. apples cored and sliced
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup water
1 T. lemon juice
Mix apples, sugar and cinnamon in the crockpot and stir. Add water and lemon juice over the apples. Cook on high for 3 hours. Mix apples up with a mixer until it's reached the desired consistency. Enjoy warm or cold.
Next Friday: Tools
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Well Kristin Conk Photography and Heather Abbott Photography are going to be one, soon;) We've been working on getting our website and sessions edited to showcase a different, more documentary approach to capturing your family. I can't wait until it's all put together. It's going to be exciting!
Until then, we are happy to do mini sessions for the upcoming Christmas season. It's quick and painless. This is a perfect way to cross that family picture for Christmas cards off the to do list.
The kitchen has always been the center. Where the family gathers. The way the kitchen is positioned in this house, makes it the easy meeting spot. It flows right into the dining area and family room. It's easy for us all to hang out there. Homework, meal prep, skype chatting, video games, tv watching, dump all the contents of your backpack, drop whatever your carrying from outside here. This is the place;)
I was trying to be better at picking up my big camera this week. I still need to be much better. So I looked through to pull a few from the kitchen.
Grace was over playing this week. She is a crack up and both my boys love hanging out with her. She and Kade stopped in for a snack at the bar.
Here's what really goes down during the day in the kitchen, while the kids are away. Me trying to catch up from the afternoon before.
And a real, true life shot. The filthy sink full of dishes. I'm sure no on can relate. Thankfully it doesn't look like this anymore, but some days are just like that. And isn't there just something about a clean bleached sink? Makes you feel like you're whole house is clean;)
Next Friday: Autumn
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I've hardly picked up my camera all summer. I've challenged myself to get back on the wagon with the linked 52 challenges each week. starting this Friday. Hoping these soon to come cooler temperatures are just the motivation I need to start documenting our family again.
I did however, do a couple of sessions this summer. Here's a few favorites: