10 on 10 {October}

I took a walk after supper tonight with my youngest boy Jack and our dog Penny.  I fear with the start of hockey and the change in weather that these walks are going to become rare.  I was commenting to the other girls in this blog circle that I was thinking of skipping this month as I didn’t really have anything to post that I thought would be worthy of {10 on 10}. But I grabbed my camera and headed out the door and I’m so glad I pushed myself to shoot another post. These everyday life, “nothing special” (but special to me) blog posts are really my favourite. I know these images are going to be ones I look back on in years to come and be grateful I grabbed my camera.   I will never regret taking too many pictures, I will only ever regret not taking enough.

So here is my {10 on 10} for October ~ don’t forget to click on the link at the bottom of this post to continue through the blog circle of some seriously talented Canadian Photographers.

**PS ~ no, Jack doesn’t wear prescription eyeglasses ~ these are just his latest fashion statement. Remind you of anyone? I think he looks like Ralphie off the Christmas Story movie! 😉

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Check out Jana’s October post ~ it’s always incredible! http://www.photography2204.com/10-on-10-october/

10 on 10 {September Edition}

{A Day in the Life….Monday Style}

I am not going to lie, this 10 on 10 snuck up on me. Between editing MBM work, getting the kids ready for back to school and heading back to work at my husband’s office I completely forgot about this photography project. I hadn’t shot much in the last month to post for this month’s project so I knew I had to come up with something quick. The weather has been cool and damp so there wasn’t much opportunity to convince (bribe) the boys to let me do a quick session with them so I decided to just wing it and do a “day in the life’ of me. This week I started back to work at my husband’s office, but I don’t work Mondays so I thought I’d pull out the camera throughout the day and show you how I fill my day when the kids are in school. I live a pretty quiet existence “in the middle of nowhere”, but I must say I do love the peace and quiet of it all. I still would rather it be summer and have the chaos of three boys at home, but I’m learning to enjoy a bit of “me” time and get back into routine. So on with my Monday…

First things first…get the boys off to school. The two younger ones go on a bus to their K-8 school and the oldest now is on a different bus taking him to his high school. He went from a class of 18 to a class of 400 ~ talk about a huge adjustment. But he loves it, so I can breathe a sigh of relief.
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Once the boys are on the bus the first thing I do is pour myself a cup (or two) of coffee and settle in and return emails, check my website, blog and FB page. Ok, I sometimes go on Pinterest and online shop too. 😉
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Lately I have been spending a ton of time on my computer editing sessions and weddings. I told myself I was going to enjoy my time off this summer with the kids so I tried to leave a lot of my editing to when the kids are in school. On this particular Monday I spent at least eight hours editing photos, some during the day when they were in school, and then more once they were all in bed. I still have weddings left to shoot in 2014 so I need to work hard on getting caught up. So this little spot here, is basically where I spent the majority of my life. 😉
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Time for a break…so I took a walk outside. Seriously? What is this red leaf doing on the ground? It’s only the beginning of September. Say it isn’t so…soon it will be snow.
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Like any typical day at home, I take the dog for a walk. Ok, maybe I just sit, drink coffee and watch her walk around…who am I kidding?
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My favourite view of the day…the bus coming home.
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And the boys are home…time to shoot some pucks.
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And finally – the oldest boy is home, even Penny is smiling.
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Kids are home ~ I’m happy ~ Penny’s happy.
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And a bonus picture for this 10 on 10 ~ just because I love his little face.
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And that is how I spend the majority of my Monday when the kids are in school, of course I omitted the house cleaning, laundry, meal prep and yardwork, but you get the idea! 😉 Happy Fall Everyone. Now please head over to the talented Jana from Photography 2204 and continue on with the 10 on 10 Canadian Blog Circle. Oodles of talent again this month to enjoy.

http://www.photography2204.com/10-on-10-canadian-edition-sept/

{10 on 10} ~ June Edition

Well not only is this my busiest month photography related, it is also my busiest month as a Mom to three boys. Yes, hockey is over and that was a gong show winter, but at least I wasn’t doing any sessions all winter so I had time to simply run with my boys and work at my husband’s office. For parents of school-aged kids, June is crazy! And I mean C.R.A.Z.Y. There are tons of field trips, track meets and year end activities that you have to be organized for and then there is extra-curricular sports. Two out of three of my boys are playing ball this year which means three nights a week at a ball diamond and then Saturdays at tournaments. Top that with my crazy schedule of grad/high school senior sessions and weddings and it makes for a very busy, crazy month. Have you noticed I have used the word ‘crazy’ three times in one paragraph? I knew {10 on 10} was coming up so I took my camera to my son’s baseball tournament in Morden with the intent of getting at least ten good pictures to showcase this month. I knew there simply would be no time for anything else.

So here’s my {10 on 10}, one of my three favourite boys in the whole world playing a sport he absolutely loves {and the good thing is, I love this sport too}.

Play ball!

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Now please continue the blog circle by heading over to my friend Jana from Photography 2204 and check out her 10 on 10!
http://www.photography2204.com/10-on-10-canadian-edition-june/