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Once a week the kids attend fun classes with other homeschooled children. They learn about art, science, math, geography, sewing, improv, language arts, etc. The classes don’t take the place of what they learn at home, but they most definitely compliment it. I am forever grateful to their English teacher, a woman who teaches with enthusiasm and makes the kids believe they can write anything. Reading and writing are my number one priorities in homeschool (after character building of course.) If you homeschool, I pray you have found a wonderful community you can get connected with, not to take the place of what you do at home, but to give you a boost and encourage your homeschool.

 

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This is my 8th year photographing every February in black and white. I have to admit, I was not ready for today. For example, it is 6pm on February 1st and I am just now posting my first daily photo. My little family is in the middle of a huge home renovation (as I’ve said over and over, when will it end??!) The thought of taking  a photo every single day for a whole month is so daunting! But I LOVE this project, love love love it. I look forward to it every single year and I won’t skip because of a little sheetrock dust.

So my photos this year my look very very simple, they may look chaotic, they may not have the poise and the grace that other years have had or that other photographers can achieve in the middle of what we’re going through. But nonetheless, I’m going to take and post and pray that this month comes out as a perfect reminder of this short season in our lives.

Thank you for hanging out with me, spending time looking at my photos and holding me up while the routine of life is upset. I feel very, very blessed and I pray my photos can be an encouragement to you.

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We went as a family to see the new Star Wars movie. I absolutely loved seeing their faces as Kylo Ren attempted to defeat the invincible Luke Skywalker!  As we were leaving, the kids bounced around with endless energy and posed for some photos. Most of the photos were of them pretending to choke each other by using “the force.” But I did get this nice picture!

ps. February 1st marks my 8th year photographing my kids everyday for the whole month in black and white! I will do my best to attempt to photograph two challenges at once!

 

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Happy 2018! I very much hope that your holidays were fun and full of family. I have to say, 2017 was an amazing year for my family. We took a huge leap and moved into a place we had always dreamed of. It’s been wonderful, but also one of the hardest transitions we’ve ever experienced.  I’ve had to put photographing my own family on the very, very back burner and I am itching to pick up my camera again.

So I’ve decided to challenge myself for a whole year, 52 weeks of photos. Quite a few years ago, when my littlest was just a baby (she’s almost 10 now!) I took a photo of myself and my kids, every week, for an entire year. That was so much fun and I love looking back at those photos. While I hope to get in a lot of the photos this year, I’m going to just focus on the three kids. They’ve all agreed to join in on my challenge and allow me to post their photos, (asking a teen’s permission to post their photos is very important to me.) All three are growing like weeds and their friendship is unlike anything I’ve ever seen in children. I wanted to capture their relationship, one photo a week that truly shows how they feel about each other.

This first photo is a bit of a headshot, my kids, their gorgeous faces and gorgeous hearts!

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