January 28, 2014

EVERYDAY MOMENTS | A NEW SERIES.

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Ever since I wrote and published this post, I realized just how much I need to focus and remember the everyday moments.

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I don't lead a very exciting life, that's for sure. I don't travel a lot, nor do I make enough money to afford any of that. But I do take photos and enjoy details and I want to remember that calm lives are good lives. Really good lives. And I want to be proud of the little things that happen over my weekends, even if they're not nearly as exciting as my friends/co-workers' weekends.

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So I'm starting a new series that I'm calling everyday moments. Nothing big, nothing exciting, but just the everyday. And if you'd like to join me, I'd love to have the company.

So what happened this weekend? That's a great question, isn't it? 

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For starters, I enjoyed the frosty weather. It's been dry and sunny during the day (with highs of forty degrees, so not too warm, but I'll take it!) so these past few mornings have been frosty, frosty, frosty.

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Every morning at work while the kids are playing outside, I see the glimmer of the frost on the bark dust and wish I had my camera to take a few photos of it. And lucky for me, the frost was still hanging around on Saturday morning for me to capture some of it.

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I also got to tag along with my sister during her riding lesson. I know that you don't really know her, but this girl is an all around animal lover. She may be allergic to their fur (or saliva, if you're science-savvy), but she loves and has a touch for animals and animal behavior. She's in sync with them, or whatever you call it.

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She's been going to riding lessons for a few years now and simply loves it. And now that I'm no longer in school and have more free time, I have the opportunity to tag along and see her in her element.

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As someone who knows next to nothing about horses and riding, it was amazing. I loved the lighting and the feeling of the barn and loved seeing her do her thing. Sure, I'm not into horses and riding, but I was reminded that loving other people doesn't mean loving their passions. It's seeing them in their element and trying to relate to them based on their passions. After all, if she can stand hearing about the germy kiddos every day after work, surely I can stand an afternoon in a sometimes smelly but lovely barn!

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So that's my weekend. Nothing too exciting, but plenty of little moments that I don't want to forget, either.

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So tell me, how was your weekend, friends?

And if hashtags were available in the blogging world, I'd hashtag with Mary Beth's #everydayproject. But alas, there are no hashtags for blogs. At least not yet...

32 comments

  1. I'm looking forward to this series! Everyday moments seem to be so passed over, but it's the little things that really matter! I loved the horse pics especially.

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    1. Thanks, Kimberly! I, too, think that everyday moments are passed over so it's nice to know that I'm not alone. It really is the little things, right? :)

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  2. Sounds like a really great series! I think we all need the reminder to enjoy the everyday moments.

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    1. Thanks! I need to remind myself all the time about the importance of enjoying and savoring the everyday moments. :)

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  3. The Hubs told me he loves watching me love photography. He doesn't really care to learn anything about it, but he loves that I love it. That's seeing people down deep and truly loving every part of them! I bet if you told your sister how much you loved watching her it would totally make her feel so loved by you!

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    1. Aw, that's so sweet! I love how in-tune and observant you two are about each other and those around you. Are you sure he doesn't have a twin or brother? :)

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  4. I love this idea! Beautiful photos!

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    1. Thanks, Kasey! I cannot wait to see where this series takes me. :)

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  5. I love all of the frosty photos...you captured it perfectly. I think it's awesome that your sister has such a connection with horses...they are pretty miraculous animals, and that is really special!

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    1. Thanks, friend! I, too, think it's awesome that my sister is so great with animals, especially such beautiful and amazing animals like horses! :)

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  6. love this idea girl! :) I especially love the frosty photos.

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    1. Thanks! And yes, those frosty photos are my fave, too. :)

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  7. this is so great! can't wait for more!

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    1. Thanks, Amber! I'm glad you're as excited about it as I am! Remembering and documenting the little everyday moments is something I'm super passionate about right now so I'm glad I get to share it with like-minded people!

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  8. calm lives are so, so good! i love the details you capture!!

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    1. You said it! I feel like calm lives are all too often seen as bad things or boring people--and I, too, think of that when it comes to my uneventful weekends or plans. But like you said, calm lives really are good lives and that's something I hope to remember and pass on with these posts!

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  9. Sounds like a great weekend to me. I'm not a jet-setter or big money spender and I just enjoy the moments I've been given.

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    1. It really was! And I'm with you on not being a huge traveler or money-spender (that's me, too!) so enjoying and making the most of the everyday is something I'm learning to do and be proud of, too. :)

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  10. Stunning pictures, I loved this post everyday moments, that´s what i do in my life too, i like to enjoy the little things in life, we have so much to be grateful for. :)
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    1. Thanks, Priscilla! The everyday moments really are amazing, right? I think it's little moments like these that remind me of all that I have and all that I should be thankful for!

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  11. Now if I could get my "everyday" photos to look as professional as yours I'd be appreciating my everyday moments too. ;)

    Looking forward to your new series!

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    1. Um, I looove your photos so you have no excuse, my friend! :) But really, the everyday moments are something I'm becoming more and more passionate about so it's nice to see you're excited about this series!

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  12. The frost on the window is breathtaking!

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    1. Aw, thanks! I saw it on the window and just knew it had to have its photograph taken. :)

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  13. That is such a great idea! I love your photos! Are you thinking about doing a link-up for your everyday moments?

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    1. Thanks, Samantha! You know, I didn't even think about a link-up for this kind of thing but I love it! Hmmm...that's a really, really, really good idea! :)

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  14. beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! i love this idea and i can't wait to see what beauty you capture.

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    1. Thank you! I love this idea, too! It's something I find helps me put things back into perspective and it gives me a better perspective, too. Remembering the everyday moment is something I'm excited to do this year and I'm excited to see where it takes me! :)

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    1. Thanks, girl! I cannot wait to write more and see where it takes me! :)

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  16. I'm definitely looking forward to more of this, because I get to see your awesome photography. Also, I LOVE horseback riding and horses in general. They are so beautiful and strong! You definitely need to try riding with her one day! :)

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    1. Yay, I'm glad you're as excited about it as I am! And you are way, way, WAY too kind.

      And aren't horses beautiful? I'll admit, I was once afraid of them since they're so huge, but I love their beauty and I hope to take more photos of them and my sister soon! And yes, I do hope to ride someday--although, it would mean I'd have to put the camera down... :)

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