September 30, 2012

September Edition: Living in the Moment

"It's all about living in the moment and appreciating the smallest things."  For this next year I’m joining a blog circle that documents life – life as it is; its details: the mundane, the fun, the beautiful, the not-so-beautiful, the happenings, the readings, the stuff. 

 

This month’s “small things” included games, more yummy enchiladas, trips to the library, trips to REI, puzzles, spectacular sunsets, fresh-baked bagels from the neighborhood shop, a trip to Bass Pro Shops for ammo (“Welcome, Fishermen, Hunters & Other Liars”) …

 

moments 1

 

a morning at the shooting range, funny clouds, Costco yet again, chasing those funny clouds to the beach …

 

moments 2

 

first day of school, cutest little brown-noser ever (flowers for his teacher), studying and more studying, revamping my photog branding (oy), playdates, the Tall Ships Festival …

 

moments 3

 

sunny hot days, coffee stops to make the Monday-crazy-school-driving day more tolerable, Dog Dude watching for rabbits, the beginning of our annual read aloud Jesus Storybook Bible, one of my favorite authors dropped a new book (which I didn’t like much; bummer), mini-Colloseum reenactment (aka feeding crickets to the lizard), a long overdue trip to the River (woo hoo!!!) …

 

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Little Dude looking like a prep school dude, bodypump, more school, super pretty clouds for the Endeavor’s last flight, new paper, PSAT prep (a little friendly competition with The Teen – I kicked his butt on the first reading section; he edged me out slightly on the first math; we tied on the 2nd reading; I edged him out slightly on the second math; and he kicked my butt in the writing … just for the record), fast-but-handsome haircut, slaying “charr” in the backyard, and a pretty night’s stroll with the dog.

 

moments 5

 

All in all, I’d say it was a very good month.

 

For more Living in the Moment posts, click on through to Anika’s beautiful blog …

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8 comments:

Robyn said...

Wow... what a great look into your life!

photography by anika alonzo said...

I agree, what a great look into your life! I love the movement shots! Makes everything feel so alive :)

Stephanie said...

Fantastic, Susan! Such joy in your images :)

Angela King said...

i love the way you set these up! my kids love bass pro shops. my oldest daughter recently listed it as her "favorite place" on a school project even though we've only been there once. lol. these are beautiful. a great month indeed.

melissa said...

just lovely - I adore the story these image tell in the blocks you've broken them up into. looks like life has been busy...but full of joy.

Anita Johnson said...

So fun...this got me thinking about how I photograph our family times...thanks for the inspiration!

Shauna_Rae said...

LOVE your lifestyle photography! You always fill me with ideas!

Christina said...

This is so great. Your life looks so dreamy, and peaceful. I imagine with all the dudes and dog(s?) that sometimes it's not as peaceful as others ( :) ), but you sure have a gift for capturing all of the moments!!