Almost four weeks ago I had the great idea to do the #40bagsin40days challenge to declutter my house. I started in with gusto and a few days in I realized I picked a goofy time to start as I was going to be gone for nearly three weeks straight. So, my 40 days may turn into 60, but oh well. So today I jump back into #thegreatdecrapitateof2017 and I'm excited to clear up some space in our life! . Not only will I be hitting each spot in our house, car, shed, and yard, but this also starts a physical and mental decluttering phase for me as well. I'd let my scripture study slack, and I can feel the effects as self doubt, fear, and mental exhaustion creep in. And today restarts the decluttering of my body. I was already a little fluffy before being on the road 3 weeks. I pretty much feel like a Peeps right now, bahaha. Not a good feeling. My body needs some good nutrition and care. . We're working on choosing what is better over what is good, and what is best over better. It's a process, but it's so totally worth it! . Do you have to declutter periodically, or are you one of the wizards that can keep the clutter at bay?
It's my favorite time of year: Not-Winter! This is why I live in Arizona. This girl was not made for winter. At all. I feel like I need a sign that also reads, I'm sorry for the things I ate when it was winter. #sorrybody . Winter is over, and after being on the road and away from the house for nearly 3 weeks straight, I'm ready to get everything summer ready. Declutter the house. Declutter the flub I packed on. Declutter my workflow. It's time to wake up from hibernation! . Are you a winter person or a summer person? . #rePLANOLY photo by: @gina.paulson
We had everything lined up for pictures on the dry lake beds. Permission from the rancher, a timeline to get optimal light, outfits to fit the landscape. It was all perfect. Only we forgot to put in a weather order. The wind was AWFUL! Dust storms closed the freeway and caused wrecks. As epic as dry lake bed pictures would be, they weren't worth risking our life or having our skin sand blasted off for. So we changed up spots. They trusted me completely with the location choice, and I went with somewhere new. Well, new as far as me having a camera in hand! We met up together out at the Black Hills Backcountry Byway at a BLM campsite where I spent many many nights as an Astronomy TA in college for Astronomy Labs. The desert out there is gorgeous, the view of Mt. Graham is beautiful, and the porphyritic andesite plug (I can't believe I can still pull that out of my head...I think at least I'm pulling the right geology term out, lol) that juts out of the desert is amazing! Audrey and Caleb's desert engagement session is up on the blog today and there are some new all time favorites! #linkinprofile
This little doll face just kills me! How can one little glance hold so much happiness, mischief, priss, independence, and sweetness?! #ionesiobhan joined @sunshinepictureproject and I on our headshot/poppy adventure so that I could/would finally get her one year photos done (just a month late). I was so good to keep updated pictures of Darrow for the first year and a half of his life, and Ione mostly has phone pictures documenting her first year. While I'm glad to have pictures at all, one of my goals this year is to document more of my family like I did before. I love the memories and the sweet little glances like this one frozen in place. This picture sums up this little ball of sweetness and priss so well. This girl is a hoot. And my Momma heart is all in a puddle right now. What gets your heart melting currently?
Oh you guys! I'm about to pee my pants I'm so excited! I have so many fun people to introduce you to, some new favorite shots to share, and some incredibly sweet stories to tell! Last week was packed with three engagement sessions, a headshot swap, a senior session, some one year old portraits, and today I have what might be the sweetest wedding ever! It's killing me to not just over-share right now, but each story deserves its time. Trust me, you'll love each of them!! . #WeddingDress: @pronovias Dress store: @gigibridal Venue: #zmansion