Picture Perfect Project V8: July 2016

19 months ago I started taking one photo a week of our girls and documenting them on the blog once a month. It is a way to track growth, remember hairstyles, outfits, bruises and bad moods. But mostly it is one of my favorite ways to watch them grow. Even if it sometimes breaks my heart. 

This years challenge has gone so much better than my first year. I have been editing my photos and keeping them neatly organized. I am feeling pretty confident the extra work will really pay off at the end of the year. At least I hope so.

Here is a look at weeks 27-31

July 2016

Week 27

The day before the Fourth of July and it was spitting rain. I somehow convinced them to stand on the porch and pose for a quick photo. After all they did look so cute in their patriotic best :). I’d also like to mention they spent all weekend going back and forth over whose turn it was to wear the patriotic earrings. Clearly we need another pair #andsoitbegins.

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Week 28

Everything was wet from all of the rain. I mean it is mid July here and look at our grass! Our lawn has never looked so good and in return we have to mow it like every 3 days. I love the print on Marissa’s dress but I think this will be the last time it is a dress. That poor kid outgrows all of her dresses length wise WAY too fast. 

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Week 29

This was the week I was on mom-cation with Anna. I knew I needed to make-up our photo when I got back home, so I challenged the girls to pick out an outfit they love. Emily insisted that in the spirit of her shirt we leave her hair in its natural, crazy state. 

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Week 30

Another week and two more pretty dresses on two pretty little girls. I was just talking to a friend (hi Stephanie) about how I always wanted a little boy. I never in a million years would have imagined myself a girl mom. But it is so good friends. God knew just what I needed. 

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Week 31

The clothes were flying this week because Marissa couldn’t find anything that she wanted to wear. Ten minutes later she proudly exclaimed how much she loved the outfit she chose. Drama, drama! I also trimmed about an inch of Em’s hair since she has been BEGGING me for a hair cut. You can’t really tell in these photos though. 

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Year number two of weekly photos is more than half way done! 

Just for fun let’s take a look back at July of 2016.

I think two things. On the shallow side I think “Man I really should have edited my photos”. But on the serious side I think “Goodness gracious little girls, slow down”.

But they just keep growing up. 

Sharing this months #PicturePerfectProject photos and the outfits they thought were super cool. #sillygirls Click To Tweet

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


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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  • Jessica

    Great photos! I love Emily’s crazy hair. Ha ha. And omg the throwback. They look so little.

    • Her crazy hair is simply the best, period!

  • Arguing over earrings! That cracks me up! I’m sure we’ll be arguing over something here… but not that!

    • Isn’t that hilarious?! Baha ha ha! That’s funny friend. Happy Friday!

  • Oh love the outfit choices! I try to turn dresses into tunics when they get too short also πŸ˜‰.

    • Yes! It’s just too hot around here for that right now but in another month, we’ll be good!

  • Have you thought about pairing M’s dresses with leggings for when they start to creep up and become to short? My Mom does that with my niece, who happens to be the only member of the family graced with long legs.

    And thanks for the mention. #boyMOM for LIFE!

    • YES! I do. That is what I told her has to happen to that dress from here on out. Your leg comment made me lol. Emily’s so skinny it looks like her legs go on forever. I meant to tag you too. dang it. I was pretty out of it by this point though :P.

  • Awe they are just so precious! All those cute dresses! My girl won’t wear a dress unless I bribe her. She’s all about her shorts and tanks and maybe a skort here or there. Enjoy the remainder of summer! xo

    • Thank you so much Amanda. Have an awesome weekend!

  • They are so cute!!! I still throw my clothes everywhere when I can’t find anything to wear! πŸ™‚

    • Yeah… I do too. I guess some things never change.

  • What a difference from last year! And soo cute, I love them.

  • oh goodness! I just love them, You know I started following you
    sometimes last year because of your picture a week, I just thought it
    was such a good idea.Love this link up, keeps me accountable and
    thinking about my goal for this link up.

    • So glad we found each other…. or that you found me :). I hope you have an awesome weekend friend.

  • Look at these sweet things!! And look how much they’ve grown! Oh my word!

  • I adore Marissa’s graphic tee! Gotta find one like that for Kinsey lol. Such sweet faces.

    • She is such an adrenaline junkie. No roller coaster is to big for that crazy girl :).

  • Our grass is out of control too! I let it go for over a week and it was so thick it took me about 2 hours to mow! Never again will I wait that long!

    Love your cute girls, and their patriotic best was pretty dang snazzy!

    • Lol so glad it’s not just us! Our yard has never looked this amazing, but sheesh. Thanks Jen.

  • Meghan Flinn

    Emily’s “crazy” hair is amazing! What do you normally do to tame the curls?

    • It IS amazing, right?! I love it so much. Usually I either plop it, have you heard of that? I have straight hair so this was all foreign to me or if I just want to tame it I spray it or run a wet comb through it. I use a cream based gel too. I can’t help but thing the salt water is going to be AMAZING for her curls at the beach.

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    Another month of the cutest little girls! I love that each photo captures their personalities so well! And so funny that the clothing drama has already begun in your house.

    • Oh my word friend. I can’t even believe it. I keep telling myself it will all pay off though. If I stay in shape maybe I can share a closet with them eventually :P. There is some motivation.