You'd think that since such a large part of what I try to impart to my students is noticing and photographing the beauty in the small, 'everyday' details of their lives, that I wouldn't so easily forget about the beauty in the small, 'everyday' details of my own.
Yet I do.
And then a student will post some random photo that shows me a glimpse of their own everyday life; their home, their people, their beauty, and it serves as a swift kick in the tush to get my own camera out - not just for the big events in our lives, but for the small, seemingly insignificant moments as well.
So I got my camera out a little more the past few weekends; one weekend while Courtney Lee was at her mom's and the next weekend while Coley Woley was at his Grandma's (and poor Yans, was stuck at home with her boring, ole' mom and dad for both) while we worked and relaxed and loved and lived and added to those 'everyday' moments that will ultimately make up the bulk of our lives...
Making a peanut butter sandwhich with a balloon attached to her butt.
Teaching his little sister how to play chess.
Hanging some new tile in the kitchen.
Showing off the new 'robe' she made out of her dad's old shirt.
A game of H.O.R.S.E.
Eating applesauce with a straw.
The sight I woke up to Sunday morning.
The breakfast sandwhiches he made for us.
The book she read while still half asleep.
The blueberries she loves.
The blueberry hat/container.
One of her favorite Christmas presents.
And the Super Bowl squares that Josh Downs lost on.
And totally off-topic (but somehow on-topic since I just mentioned the Super Bowl)...
I never have any interest in the Super Bowl (I never even know who is playing.) aside from the junk food and and the commercials, but I love farmers, powerful photography and Paul Harvey, and therefore, I love this.
Ok, and I have to admit to loving this one too.