Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Midweek Catch Up


The past week has been wonderful!
If you're wondering why I've not been posting daily anymore, it's because I've finally put my priorities in proper order!

I've spent so much more time with my kids - we've played games and wrestled, had mini Wii tournaments, painted, read loads of books, and enjoyed the here-and-now moments.

I said things like:
"I'm on my way!" instead of "I'll be there in a few minutes."
"Yes, you can paint!" instead of "Not today, it's too messy."
"Sure, we'll make jigglers right now!" instead of "Maybe tomorrow."

I'm slowly learning to appreciate all the precious moments God has given us together, rather than taking it all for granted.


Teach us to number our days,
   that we may gain a heart of wisdom.



Psalm 90:12



With all that said, I did make some time for photography and editing, though, because I love it and it also keeps me sane and relaxed!


Kids-in-shoes---wm

I recently saw something like this on a Blackberry commercial and wanted to try it. This isn't really close to what I had in mind, but my kids saw all these shoes set out and thought it was dress up time! They were pretty excited, so I went with it.

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Salt-1-wm

A spilled jar of kosher salt.
Not much to say about that.

Sweet Shot Day




Plane-2--bw---wm

This is my son's biplane that he got for Christmas.
I have more shots of it coming up on Friday.

the long road


36 comments:

  1. Good for you!!!! and beautiful photography. Your Psalm is the one I am using on Sunday... GMTA

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  2. Your pictures are always amazing! :) That is such a cute picture with your kids in the shoes! I love it! Thanks for linking up! :)

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  3. LOVE the first photo!!! I have photos of my oldest walking around with my heels on!! Loven' the red heels off to the left

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  4. Love that first photo! Too cute! Glad you were able to step away from blogging and spend quality time with your kiddos!

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  5. Once again great photos - and love that your week has gone so well as Mama, not blogger!

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  6. So great! Glad to hear it.

    That first image is so wonderful.

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  7. I love the shoes :) and the little feet in them.

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  8. Glad you had a great time enjoying your children. Keep it up. And love the shot of them filling your shoes.

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  9. I love that first shot and I'm so glad your priorities are getting in order! I'm so proud of you!

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  10. What you wrote is so true! Good for you for saying, "YES, we can do that now!" Things always seem to be much better when I get off my hiney and off this darn computer. I'm sure your kids are loving it!

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  11. Good for you!! It always makes me happy to hear when mommies have their priorities correct, and still find a little "me" time to do something they enjoy! These are all great photos, but my fav is the one with your shoes and kids! Love how you just rolled with it - and I love how it turned out!

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  12. Amazing... I am in love with the first image!

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  13. I have re-ordered my priorities as well. :) Love the photos!

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  14. I love these. I have been working on reordering my priorities too. Great photos.

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  15. I love the kids in the shoes, so adorable that they want to "be" in your shoes. Never feel bad about spending more time with your kids, we'll be here to catch up when they go to bed or whatever. :)

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  16. What a wonderful post, Katie! It's so encouraging to read!

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  17. beautiful photos... love the shoe shot. love the simplicity of the salt spill too:)

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  19. I love how your first shot turned out - and how it captures the essence of your recent Let's Do It! perspective shift. :) Your motherhood is inspirational!

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  20. Love these shots and your priorities! I need to do the same...thanks for the reminder!

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  21. Lovely! I've had something like the shoe photo in mind too! Gotta get on that one :) Your interpretation is always lovely.

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  22. I love that first photo and I am so in line with your priority thing. Ever since I finished doing my 365 I have felt like I say yes consistently to my kids and haven't even realized it!!! It's like God gave me a very gentle reminder about where I should really be !!!

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  23. Good for you! Time away from the computer is important. I had some forced time away last week when my computer broke. At the time I was really upset, but I think God's hands were in this because it really helped me to reprioritize. Like you, I've been spending WAY more time coloring Dora, making pretend soup and reading books by our heater.
    Your picture of your shoes (with some extra feet) is so sweet, and really such a great photo!

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  24. Oh what a cute photo. And how wise of you! When my kids were little, I remember reading a little saying that said something like - dust and cobwebs (and computers) will be with us for a lifetime, but our children are only here for a moment - Thirty years later, I can attest to the truth of that.

    And tell you I'm right there with you having even more fun with Wii games for the grand kids (not to mention us seniors playing with them) and staying even busier than when I was young. I'm STILL working to keep priorities straight. It's a never ending battle, but GOD will give us the wisdom to make the right choices. :) Have a blessed day.

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  25. Great photos! I love the one of your children standing in the shoes. I hope that one ends up in a frame on the wall!!

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  26. Love the salt- Love those tight macro shots that make the ordinary into interesting.

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  27. I have done exactly the same thing with my children this week. How often do we say..later on? They are such precious moments that slip through our fingers far too quickly we must latch on to them while we can.

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  28. Love all of these! That 1st capture turned out great. Now, I wanna do it. :)

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  29. Love your first shot - great composition!!

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  30. These are all amazing shots.. That first shot is sooo cute. I love it!

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  31. Oh my gosh! The first one is so cute!
    -Danielle

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  32. Good for you Katie...time away from the computer is so necessary. I am starting to take more of a break also...I love these photos.

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  33. Oh.my.goodness! That picture of them in your shoes is just priceless. TOO CUTE!!!! Good for you on changing the way you answer the kiddos. That was a pill I had to swallow last year and have continued to take this year. I waiting LONG years to have kiddos and then I find myself telling them "no" or "hang on" so I can be on the computer. Nope, not anymore.

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