growing

Our family is growing.

We are expecting our third baby this summer.  This is one of the main reasons I have been absent.

The first trimester of this pregnancy has been, by far, my most challenging.  Now that I am well into my second trimester, I am feeling pretty good (tired, always - but good).  My heart has already grown to love three.

I am looking forward to holding this sweet baby in my arms.

a change of plans

We've had these plans for months - the Florida Panhandle, Santa Rosa Beach, a summer rental, Labor Day.  My oldest looking forward to the beach, my baby's first time at the beach.

Tropical Storm Lee had other plans.  It rained all weekend.  But there were a few pockets of beauty.  A few quiet moments that we had on the beach.  This is the first time these little feet have touched sand, my friends.  Too bad we didn't make it to the water!

But our timing could not have better, actually.  We stayed indoors most of the weekend - Listening to the rain beating on the tin roof of our rental, the pitter and patter of little feet running through the house, talking and laughing and eating.  Enjoying one another's presence.  Exactly what we needed.  It's felt good to go with the flow for a change.

enjoying....

Enjoying a few things lately....

~ Lemons that will be ready in the fall

~ Soft breezes

~ Summer dresses and flip flops

~ Sweet morning light

~ My digital camera (she has been a bit neglected lately)

~ My mom for taking such good care of me and my girls

Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!

 

first adventure with the instax

undefinedundefinedundefined Fuji Instax 210 | Fuji Instax Wide Instant Film A few shots from my first adventure with the Fuji Instax, which was a lot of fun!  I knew that this camera was big, but I have to admit that I was shocked by HOW big!  It's definitely bigger than my daughter's toy camera - but it feels good in my hands.  It's definitely a conversation piece - I was stopped by the lady who owns this tree because she was so curious about what I was shooting with!  We ended up talking for almost an hour....

There's nothing quite like polaroids, but it felt good to go for a photo walk and return with a stack of pictures!  I think I'm going to like this camera.....

the seemingly mundane

More film shots from this day.  Did I mention how much I love film?

Lately, I have been struck by the seemingly mundane things in my life that mean so much to me.  At this point in my life, I am devoting so much time to my family and giving so much of myself.  By the end of most days I am completely exhausted.  I have so many ideas in my head and things that I would like to do.  There just aren't enough hours in the day!

I embrace this period in my life because I know that my little ones will not always be so little.  I remind myself that if it where not for them, the beauty of the seemingly mundane would not be that important to me.  I love capturing the little things of my day, these that I would forget had I not pointed my camera and pressed the shutter.

I'll leave you with this link that I found via Elisabelle.  If you have a moment, please visit Days with my father.  I was really touched by the words and images of by Phillip Toledano.  To me, this is the epitome of capturing the seemingly mundane to tell a story about life.

Have a wonderful weekend, friends.