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It’s the FOURTH week of 2015, the end of JANUARY, and I am still on the journey of capturing our life in an image a day!  I am SO thankful to be part of LIGHTBOX STORIES and be inspired and encouraged by them to continue to tell my story.  Being a family and lifestyle portrait photographer I “sometimes” focus on documenting other people’s families through pictures, prints, art, and albums, and neglect to capture the memories of my own family:-)  This year I am trying to make sure that doesn’t happen:-)  AND as I keep challenging myself and shooting, I aim to improve my storytelling images so that not only does my family benefit, BUT you do too! It’s win-win!  Thanks for looking at the images of my life and reading my story!

Don’t know what I am talking about?  See week ONE , TWO, or THREE of my 365 project. I decided I wanted to document a story, so rather than a word or two for each image, I want to include the story behind each image:-)

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In the spirit of appreciating our current space, as we work diligently on our future space I am trying to include one image a week that highlights some things we love about our “small” house;-)  I LOVE the sunsets here and this deck on which we eat MOST meals on during spring-fall.  It has been a saving grace with hosting people for dinner and in general keeping me sane in this time.  Kids are messy, and in a smaller space each crumb feels like a boulder:-)

This image was captured after my workout as I was cooling down watching the colors that the setting sun painted the sky.

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My “big” kid is an early riser like me.  BUT my littlest, the cuddle of the family is like his daddy, catching every last second of sleep he can.  Each morning I have to wake him up a few times, and we barely get food in him before he is headed out the door for school!

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This morning marked the last Sunday Horizon Church worshipped in this building.  On to a new season in their own building.  This church has been our home for over 12 years, it is quite a celebration to watch what will come of this new season.

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I willingly put myself on a bus full of third graders to attend a field trip with this guy to the Space Museum and Planetarium.  It was fun, but OH SO LOUD!  His friend he is sitting with, they are two peas in a pod, both SUPER interested in flying and planes, as well as space, and inventing:-)

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Sometimes, I cook AMAZING food!  I LOVE the food blog Half Baked Harvest, and she is responsible for these Burgers with Corn Fritters on top!  They were a hit! So yummy, so satisfying.  My happy place is in the kitchen, I unwind at the end of the day cooking, as long as I have a plan, I LOVE it:-) I love food!

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Our aunt has a meyer lemon tree, and I get to enjoy some of the bounty…in the past I have made limoncello which was a big hit!  So far this year I have made Lemon Pudding, Preserved these lemons for my hummus, salad dressings, and future cooking endeavors;-)

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This image was taken with my husbands iPhone, sorry.  Anyway, in December I was introduced to a FB based fitness challenge group.  I completed the 12DaysofChristmasCardio in December and scored this cute tank.  I currently have 19 of 20 required workouts in for January:-)  I am pretty proud of myself, and SO glad I found the challenge to motivate me to MOVE.  February our challenge is a buddy challenge so I roped, er convinced my husband to join me in it:-)

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Thanks for reading!

-ANNA

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