Spring Fling, A Springtime Photo Challenge

Springtime has officially began!

The trees are budding, the sun is shining and those warm rain showers have finally made their way to Southwest Missouri. Although parts of me find it hard to believe, I think winter really is officially over. 

With all things spring on the brain it is the perfect time to try my luck on hosting (and completing 😛 ) another photo challenge. Once again I am teaming up with Stephanie from Wife Mommy Me to bring you a ‘Spring Fling’ photo challenge. We tried to choose prompts that wouldn’t stink. You’ve all seen those challenges right?! We put our heads together and feel like we came up with a really great list.

April 2017 Spring Fling Photo Challenge

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14 Days of Love, A Photo Challenge Recap

First off I want to say a huge thank you to those of you who participated in this photo challenge. Whether it was all 14 days, some of them, or encouraging others to join, I really appreciate all of you and your support. I am also thrilled to say we had 739 photos use our hashtag as of the morning of February 15th! Not to bad for a photo challenge that was announced only 36 hours before it started. With one successful challenge under my belt, I really hope to host more photo challenges in 2017.

Since planning and executing photo prompts requires a lot of planning, creativity and work I thought it would be fun to recap and share my photos with you today. You may have already seen them over on Instagram, but you very likely may have missed some of them too. 
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14 Days Of Love, A February Photo Challenge

It’s the month of love!

Not only does today kick off the month of February, it also kicks off my very first Instagram photo challenge!

I am so excited y’all. I have toyed and toyed with the idea of hosting a challenge but have never taken the plunge. My biggest reason to not go for it has been a fear of failure. I mean, I have only completed 2 photo challenges in like 3 years since mom brain generally gets the best of me. It seems pretty obvious that I am totally unqualified to pull this off.

Or am I…

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Picture Perfect Project V10: September 2016

Nearly two years ago I started snapping weekly photos of my girls. Typically these photos are always taken on Sunday morning because hello, we’re homeschoolers. Some stereotypes like doing school in your pjs are just true. Others like my kids are socially deprived and awkward, not so true…for the most part ;).

This post marks month number 21 and goodness I have learned SO many lessons along the way. Like: edit your photos, some weeks your photos just aren’t going to be picture perfect (keep trying), and organizing photos into folders is always worth the time it takes. I repeat organizing your photos is ALWAYS worth the mere seconds it takes.

Today we are taking a look at weeks 36-39

September 2016

Week 36

Emily is wearing Minnie mouse (you’re surprised aren’t you, HA) Marissa chose to wear her plaid dress. I love that dress and I hate it too. It is one of those items that I probably wouldn’t have purchased if I really thought through the ironing it would need in the store. We all have those items, right?

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Week 37

Aaaahhh, vacation week. I snapped these photos of the girls the day we were at the fort and thought they’d work as good as any. And look, Minnie Mouse again. Never has a little girl been so obsessed.

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Week 38

This was a very, very sad day. Day #1 back home post vacation. Do to our late arrival the night before, we decided to be lazy and hang out at home for the day. We pretty much did nothing except mope. It was pathetic. Also, I spy Minnie Mouse. This kid, I swear she owns other clothing.

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Week 39

Our first week back at church was ‘The Great Day of Prayer’. We all wore matching t-shirts and participated in prayer walks through the streets of our city. Afterwards we wrapped things up with a service project followed by pizza with our small group. This day was LONG but full of so much togetherness. I loved it. 

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Here is a Flash back to September 2015…

Sometimes it feels like they are finally starting to slow down a bit then I realize I am completely wrong. I simply can not imagine how much more they will mature with another year.

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Sharing another month of weekly photos in today's #PicturePerfectProject post. #Photo #linkup Click To Tweet

Now it’s your turn to link up what you have been taking photos of one last time. Yup, that’s right this link-up has officially came to an end. It has been so much fun taking pictures with you for the past several months, but we felt it was time to call things a wrap. To those of you who have faithfully linked up we want to say a HUGE thank you. You were what kept this going for so long. 

Happy picture taking!

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Beth // Our Pretty Little Girls
Courtney // Sweet Turtle Soup
Desiree // Macke Monologues
Elizabeth // Chasin Mason
Stephanie // Wife Mommy Me
Whitney // Work It Mommy

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First Day of School {2016}

Last week our summer officially ended and we went back to school.

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I feel like I say it every day, all the time, but really…

How in the world are they getting this big?!

I sat down to edit these photos and I nearly choked up. I was looking at those little faces and the amount of growth just left me speechless. You know how every once in a while you can see a glimpse of the older version of your child in a photo. A small peek at what they may look like when they are several years older. That is how these photos feel, especially for Marissa. She is looking less and less like a little girl all the time. 

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Marissa is a third grader this year. 

She gets to learn about chemistry, finally study the life of Christ, move up a level in Awana, learn to write in cursive, and read all of the Little House on the Prairie books. She is 8 years and 2 months, 4′ 7.40″ tall and weighs 66 lbs, tall and skinny!

I asked her…

What are you most excited about this school year? // 
Learning to write in cursive.

What are you least excited about? //
The speed drills and tests in math.

Is there anything you want to learn how to do that you can’t do now?
I want to learn how to do cartwheels.

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Emily started Kindergarten this year. 

She gets to learn about creation, really work on learning to read, start Awana, begin learning more about arithmetic, and learn more about the world around her. She is 5 years 6 months, 3′ 11″  and weighs 44 lbs, tall and really skinny. 

I asked her…

What are you most excited about this school year? // 
Making my little books.

What are you least excited about? //
I don’t have an answer for that. I love everything.

Is there anything you want to learn how to do that you can’t do now?
I want to learn how to spell words.

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Another school year.
Another adventure with my girls.
Another time to be thankful for this home school life that we share and remember that it almost never even happened.

Take a look back at our other first day of school photos.
2014 / 2015

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It’s your turn to link-up for this weeks Tuesday Talk!

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Beth at Our Pretty Little Girls | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram 
Liz at Chasin’ Mason | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram
Jessica at Sweet Little Ones | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram
Ruthie at Rear. Release. Regroup. | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram
Stephanie at Wife Mommy Me | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram
Justine at Full Hands, Full Heart
Sarah at Abiding In Grace | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram
Becky at BYBMG | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram
Laura at Life Is Beautiful | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram
Christina at Waltzing In Beauty | Pinterest | Instagram
Meghan at The Adventure Starts Here | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram
Tina at Go Big or Go Home | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram
Whitney at Polka Dotty Place | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram

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