Filed under: challenge, nature, photography, travel | Tags: challenge, outdoors, Photograph, photography, photos of nature, postaday, stormy skies, vacation with my family
While on vacation with my family last weekend, I managed to take another 200+ photos over four days. Most of them are of my kids & husband, but many are photos of nature, animals, the sky, and other shots that I like to have as reminders of what we saw and did while away at the Ranch.
This weekly challenge was a perfect theme as I was trying to capture the various colors in the stormy skies.
Caught it before the rain began to fall!
Filed under: 365, challenge, food, life, photography | Tags: challenge, fresh, life, Photograph, postaday, tri-color veggies
I’ve been busy with fun in the sun and missed the recent weekly photo challenges, but this one caught my attention.
So many photo options: swimming in a lake, a newborn baby, a delicious-looking cocktail, muffins just out of the oven, but I chose these two:
What’s “fresh” in your life?
Filed under: challenge, food, kids, life, photography | Tags: challenge, food, from above, kids, life, Photograph, photography, postaday, weekly photo challenge
My take on the WordPress weekly photo challenge: From Above
I hadn’t realized that I take so many pictures from above, but I love the view from up here. Family. Food. Feet.
Which one is your favorite?
Filed under: family, goals, gratitude, ideas, kids, life, resolutions, Uncategorized | Tags: family, goals, Is the glass half empty or half full?, kids, life, lifestyle, mental-health, Parenting, Pinterest, postaday, resolutions
The age-old question of the glass being half full or half empty is sometimes used as an indicator of your views on life. Are you an optimist? A pessimist?
Or perhaps you don’t care either way and are just happy to have the glass.
Since I became a mom, I found another glass metaphor – the one that measures my energy level. I remember talking to a friend about parenting young kids and how demanding they are with constant questions, needs, and wants. She replied ” your kids will drain you all day long; they suck the life out of you, so you have to make sure that you start each day with a full glass” (no, not of wine). And then she forwarded me a link to a blog post about nurturing yourself while nurturing your child.
After reading this article I realized that, at times, I was too impatient with my kids and frustrated by the lack of time for myself. I chose to leave my career in finance to stay home full-time with my kids, but I wasn’t the mom I wanted to be. So this year, as I approach 40, I have made an effort to put myself back on the never-ending to-do list. I decided that I needed to take some time every day to do something that is just for me. Something that makes me happy.
I exercise. I make a cup of tea (and try to drink it before it gets cold). I treat myself to a great pedicure. I read. I savour a square of sea salt Lindt dark chocolate.
If I had more time, I would sew, paint, make jewelry, garden, but until my youngest is in school all day, I will keep pinning great ideas on my Pinterest boards for future reference; even this makes me happy!
What do you do to fill your cup?
Filed under: 365, baking, challenge, family, food, life, photography | Tags: baking, challenge, Cook, Daily Post, family, food, Holidays, Home, New Year, Photograph, photography, postaday, special occasions
As a final post before the new year begins, I thought I’d participate in the weekly photo challenge of “my 2012 in pictures”. As I looked back, I was surprised to see how much we travelled. Not quite the same as before kids, mostly local trips, but still away from home somewhere almost every month!
I was also surprised by the number of photos of food I took this year – food that marked special occasions, vacations, birthdays, holidays, and class treats for school so I’ve decided to post those photos instead of our various trips. Let me know what you think!