A wonderful month of fun outside, and lots of play with our dear friends and chicks. We’ve enjoyed so many beautiful sunny days. I started yet another project now that school is over. I’m trying to photograph daily again, and so far it has been great for my soul and creativity, but a lot harder to pick only 10 favorites for this post. Please excuse my overshare. Thank you for stopping by, now click through to Kristi, Salt Lake City photographer.
With such great weather here in Philadelphia, PA this past month, we’ve been hanging out outdoors with our friends almost everyday. All of these were shot in and around our house this past month. Our neighbor bought some chicks and the girls are completely in love. Liam is not to be trusted around them, some squeezing attempts might have been made. But all is fine!
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And so it is spring here in Philadelphia, PA. We are happily enjoying the bit of warm weather these past couple of days. Spring is always so refreshing, especially before we get hit hard by allergies. It has been a great month with many adventures, though I didn’t take half as many photos as I’d like. We visited a few new places in Philly that we are excited to revisit soon. Lately I just haven’t been feeling like dragging the big camera around, so most of our adventures were captured with my iPhone 6, which I desperately need to upgrade. Can you tell which photos were taken with it?
When you are done looking over my photos head straight to Breanna Peterson’s blog, she is an incredible storyteller from Alaska...
One more cold month is over, we are closer and closer to spring and summer. Though this month was veeeery cold, we’ve had some great times just being home and healthy. Nothing like beating the flu to feel thankful for anything and everything. After you check out my 10 on 10 post head over to Nicole’s blog and see what she’s up to in her corner of the world.
In the past 30 days, we’ve celebrated, spent time with family, started new projects, visited new places, and caught the flu. Yep, all of us, but Yasmin, started the year feeling like total crap. We’ve recovered though and things are going well. I said hello to 2019 by picking up the camera to take some self portraits. It is so hard for me to get in front of the camera, but I’ve made it one of my goals for 2019 and I am sticking to it. We’ve beat the flu, self portraits are easier than that, kind of. Anyways, I’m so excited about the personal projects I've started and can’t wait to share some of them with you in the upcoming months.
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For my December post I wanted to choose my favorite “10” photos of 2018, which is basically impossible when you photograph almost every day of the year. I have so many favorites, and each of them are special for a different reason, so I decided to pick one photo for each month. I wouldn’t say they were my “best” technically or creatively, but they were definitely the highlights of each month.
January: We were excited to be getting to the end of our ‘new house renovation’. This was the last portrait of the girls and our pets at our old house and it takes a special place in my heart.
February: We moved and started to settle into our new home while getting ready for Liam’s arrival.
March: We welcomed baby Liam on the 9th. He was so far my easiest and smoothest pregnancy, delivery and recovery. He has also been an incredibly easy baby besides still getting up a lot at night to nurse.
April: Liam turned one month, and I took some of my favorite photos of the three together. I love seeing their relationships grow each day.
May: We visited the Eastern State Penitentiary for the first time as a family, and the girls loved listening to all the awesome fact about this place.
June: Yasmin and I went on a photo walk in Old City, Philadelphia. It is a rare occasion for us to be alone together, but so special and meaningful to me to listen to her without interruption.
July: Liam and I spent lots of time inside, while the girls enjoyed their new pool.
Also taken in July, this was my favorite portrait of Penelope of 2018. Already breaking my one photo per month rule. Oops!
August: We went on vacation to Myrtle Beach, SC. I took a mirror selfie, my favorite photo of me this year.
Also in August, my favorite portrait of Yasmin on our walk to see the sunrise.
September: Penelope started kindergarten and Yasmin started middle school. We visited the park a lot of times in order to clear our minds of the busy and stressful first days of school.
October: We enjoyed our last month with great grandma before she left to Brazil.
November: This is what mornings are like for us. Liam crawls around, and the girls do school work, while the pets entertain and sometimes distract. We enjoy each other’s company a whole lot, almost all the time. lol…
December: We visited Longwood Gardens with grandma.
We are so thankful for this beautiful year and the many amazing things that have happened to us. We are looking forward to 2019, and wishing all of our friends Happy Holidays! We hope you are able to enjoy it by being surrounded with the people you love.
I’m linking to my wonderful friend Kristi, go check out her December post and make sure to go around the circle to see all the beautiful talent from all over the world.
Ending with Liam’s 8 month Portrait. The crib has been lowered since he now lifts himself up at any given chance. He is also getting into a pretty great sleeping/feeding schedule, which makes our lives much easier. He is such a wonderful baby and we are so lucky to have him.
Today I’m linking to my friend Min over at Kuala Lumpur go check out her post and follow along the circle.
It’s October, my favorite month! Fall is just the most beautiful around here on the east coast. October brings us the most unpredictable but lovely weather, and beautiful scenery. We feel so lucky to be living at this place and time. I am so excited for all things fall, and taking tons of photos for the November linkup. Meanwhile, here are my favorites from September/October. Guys, I have a 7 month old! When did that happen? Also, a photo of my fam fam at the end of the post, taken by my gorgeous and talented friend Nayara. I’m linking up to the dearest Sarah from Kalamazoo, MI. Go check out her October post by clicking here.
In August we spent some time in Myrtle Beach, SC. It was our second time there as family and it was awesome! I was a bit (or a lot tbh) anxious about traveling with a ‘barely’ 5 month old baby, but despite all my crazy thoughts of the thousand things that would go wrong, everything went as smoothly as possible. Here are some of my favorite images from the trip + a few more from the ten days we spent without big sis Yasmin while she was in Utah traveling with grandma Milene. Summer is over and we survived. We are so ready for this school year with a baby, a kindergartner and a 6th grader. Wish me luck! I’m linking up to my dear friend Kristi from Utah whom I admire so very much.. check out her post 10 on 10 post!
July was amazing! This summer has been the slowest, just like we needed it to be. Some of my photos from this post were taken around & outside our house with my little fuji x100f, I love that little thing. I’m linking up to the amazing Charlotte check out her post by clicking here.
Oh hey May! May is my birthday month and also the month when the weather finally stays warmer, and stops messing around with us. We really couldn’t wait for warmer weather. These photos were mostly from April, when we got at least a couple nice days. The girls got a trampoline and have spent most afternoons hopping up and down. I get tired just from watching. Meanwhile I’ve been enjoying my time with our little Liam as much as I can, he is growing like a weed, and I am so thankful to have him.
Our January was a mixture of trips to Ikea and our “under construction home”… We’ve been waiting impatiently to be able to move all of our things and wait for our baby boy. I somehow completed January’s 365… 1/12 (check)… I snuck in two self-portraits in there, both taken by my daughter Yasmin at 33 weeks and 35 ½ weeks… We are easing into February and getting close to the due date. Head over to my lovely friend Kristi's blog to check out her February 10 on 10...
I’m attempting a 365 project again this year. No rules, just daily photos for 365 days. So far we’re doing very well (but it's only the 10th, lol). I’m excited to be documenting our everyday, and all the things that are happening right now in our lives. Penelope is turning 5 this week and we are getting a ton of work done in our new house. So far we've had some sick days, some freezing temperatures, a lot of snow and a "bomb cyclone?".... We also got to visit our friends , have sleepovers over break, and watch the new Star Wars movie (which we loved). Bellow are a few favorite photos from this month so far. After you check mine out, head over to Min's blog to see her awesome post, she's also doing the 365 and 52 series, wish us both luck! Happy 2018!!!