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Hello January


It’s mid January and I still feel like I’m gearing up for this new year!  Wait… it’s already here?!  Say what?

These two munchkins keep me on the GO, and I’m just starting to find our groove again after holiday craziness and recent colds.  And in light of the fact that I have two small ACTIVE girls I decided to forgo my traditional New Year’s resolutions for something a little broader.  Still goals… because I love having something to work toward, but nothing rigid…  nothing I’d fail at on day 3 because of cranky teething baby and toddler who decided to face plant off of <insert whatever furniture you’d like here, I’m sure she’s done it>.

So my goals are to live a Full, Focused, Fearless year!

Full: as in not busy, our lives are full through events and experiences that we choose. Things that bring us joy and meaning and health and memories. Sometimes it is “busy” per se, but busy isn’t what I want to be caught up in or defined by, I want to delve into the things that make our lives Full.

Focus: Living more intentionally. Less distraction, more quality.

Fearless: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of sound mind.” 2 Tim 1:7

I’ve posted these words in places I’ll see them, and I’ve told many who I hope will help keep me accountable and on track.

And to kind of fit into those overall goals, I’ve challenged myself to a 366 project.  A photo a day with the “good” camera.  Nothing fancy, but just to catch more.  More of the fullness of our lives.  Details, little moments, daily life.  15 days in and I think I’ve also decided to do all black and white.  Partly because I’m feeling like I need a little creative stretch, and partly because I think black and white photos can serve well to highlight details and emotions which is what I hope to capture most of.


Truth be told, there are going to be more than 366 photos, because when I photograph these two for even two minutes it is really hard to narrow it down to just 1 final image.  I think I like these in series, playing together.  I love how Abbi gets down on Ella’s level to play with her and I love how Ella studies her big sis.  I also love that sneaky grin with one hand in the dog food where it is not supposed to be.  Ha.  I can’t wait to put these all in a printed album at the end of the year to look back on these little daily moments!

Anything on your agenda this year?  Are you in the January groove yet?  Still plenty of time left! 

…or at least that is what I keep telling myself…  ;)


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