Friday, January 24, 2014

A Day in My Life [January]

January 17, 2014

The wind is blowing something fierce today and it's a strong reminder that all things change. The once bright blue skies are now grey and the temperature has dropped at least 20 degrees, taking my motivation with it.

I woke up this morning and decided it was time to start really working with Henry on his speech, letters, numbers, and colors. I want him to be the very best that he can be... but I also don't want him to grow up too fast either.

There seems to be a fine line between the two.

Learning time soon turns to play time and I think I will get to work on the household chores: mainly dishes and laundry, the two that never seem to end.

When I dreamed of growing up and becoming a wife and a mother, I never took into consideration the housework that would go into these roles.

I also never took into consideration the rewarding feeling and overwhelming blessing that these seemingly small tasks could be. Life is full of little surprises like that.

My wrists have been bothering me something horrible lately, and it's hard at time do some of my every day tasks and even some of my favorite things. Perhaps it's the cold, or perhaps it's some other's hard to tell.

My crochet hook sits idle and there are so many photos that need edited...

I am glad today that I have stepped away from them all, the call is not there and when it is forced, it feels so much more like work. I hate that.

It feels so good at times just to slow down and focus on every little moment. The smiles and laughter of my little one and the warmth of my husband's hug when he walks through the door in the evenings.

It's comforting to the soul, just like the hot soups I've been making on a weekly basis. So good and satisfying and it makes you want to do nothing more than live in the moment forever.

It may be cold outside, but my house is warm and so full of life, love, and new things. Every single day.

I wouldn't have it any other way.


A Day in My Life is a new monthly photo project that I will be participating in with 9 other lovely ladies for the year. On the 4th of every month (with the exception of January) we will document our days through photos, pick 14 of those photos to share, and then blog about it on the 24th.

I'm so excited to introduce you to each of these ladies but today I want you to meet Clair! Clair is a military wife from Missouri, a wonderful mama of 4, and the editor of The Creative Mama. Follow over to cgdickson [the blog] and see how she documented A Day in My Life.


P.S. - Go ahead and click the 'shop' button at the top of my page. I've finally added a few products and will be adding more soon!


  1. Love this post. And love the puppy cuddles. So cute!

  2. I love this! Such a fun idea to look back through pictures and the pups are adorable! :)

  3. What a fun idea! And your photos are all so good.

  4. beautiful pictures, Jennifer! Your doxies are too adorable! RadioMan and bebe are trying to convince me Angel-the-Eskimo needs a sister...

  5. Nice to "meet" you! Looking forward to this fun project. I loved how I found familiarity in many of your photos, but more so how you put beauty in what could be considered the mundane. That's the key to being happy right there!

  6. I enjoyed your beautiful day! I am a soup lover, too. Great idea for those mismatched socks! I enjoyed peeking into your day and the peace that I felt while reading your thoughts about your day. Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. I love this idea! AND YOUR PHOTOS>>>> holy smokes!!! They are so good and I feel like I'm truly just peeking in on a day-in-the-life!!! Awesome.

  8. Ahhh... the beautiful photos! Love your varied perspectives and the mix of black and white with color. Your words about slowing down and enjoying the moments throughout the day are inspiring. Thanks so much for joining the group, Jenn!

  9. What a fun project. And I LOVE your photos. I would really love to join you in doing this sometime when things settle down a bit around here.

    And, I love the new design to your blog. Very cute.

  10. so fun! also, i love the blog makeover! looks great :)


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