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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Picture Perfect Project V9: August 2016

For almost two years now, I’ve been taking one photo a week of my girls!

Okay, so the exact count is 1 year and 8 months, but still. Having that many photos of my girls together is just awesome. They aren’t always the best quality photos and I can really see how some weeks I don’t do the best job playing photographer. I didn’t edit the entire first year of photos (something I REALLY regret). Sometimes the girls are in bad moods, some times they are mad that the grass is wet and they are wearing flip-flops, plus getting Emily to look and smile at the camera can STILL be a challenge. But 20 months later and we are still going strong.

Why?

Because the photos may not always be framers but the memories are forever. I love seeing Marissa with her goggle tan lines last summer and having shots of favorite outfits, missing teeth and new haircuts. The out takes don’t get deleted either. Sometimes those turn into my real favorites. 

As a mama of two girls that are growing painfully quickly I want to capture every moment possible through the lens of my camera.

Here is a look at weeks 32-35

August 2016

Week 32

I feel fairly certain by the wet hair that we were running pretty late to church this week. Although I kind of love that you can see Marissa’s hair isn’t board straight. She definitely has some waves in there. 

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Week 33

It seems like pink and black was the unplanned color scheme for this week. Emily is wearing one of her favorite Minnie Mouse dresses that Marissa and I picked out for her on her 4th birthday. I am glad we bought it a little big and she can still wear it. 

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Week 34

Marissa looks like a bit of a hippy with her braids and floor length maxi skirt. Goodness I love that skirt. Emily’s hair was seriously on point this week too. I think I plopped it. Have you ever heard of plopping? When a straight-haired mom has a curly-haired kid you just learn SO much about how to take care of curly hair. I never had a clue it was so complicated. She does have the best curls ever though. I tell her that all the time knowing that some day, she’ll hate it.

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Week 35

You would never know it by looking at this photo but it was actually pouring rain while the sun was shining. On our drive to church we saw a huge rainbow too. It was the perfect start to our Sunday. 

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35 weeks done, 17 left to go!

Just for fun let’s take a look back to one of my favorite photos ever that was taken in August of 2015.

So much changes in just one short year. 

Today I am sharing 4 more photos for my 2016 #PicturePerfectProject #blogger #linkup Click To Tweet

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Now it’s your turn to link up what you have been taking photos of.

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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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