365 Project: You’re going to Hollywood!

boys pretend american idol

Before we left Texas we packed up all the boys toys.  We are moving really fast, every 3 days, to get where we need to be before Jason’s first day on the new job.  And we are just tired of picking them up all the time.  Zachary is in a phase where he drags everything out and throws things everywhere.  No toys has been glorious!  For several reasons….first less to clean.  Second, they are spending more time with our bin of books and reading.  Third, we have seen so much more imaginative play happening.  Their newest game is trying out for American Idol.  One of the 3 boys sits on the bed and sings a song (it always includes at least one lyric about poop….because boys) and the other 2 sit on the dresser and decide if they make it through to the next round or not.  Then we hear a resounding “You’re going to Hollywood!”  Complete with a golden ticket lol!  They started out singing in to the toy hammer we forgot to pack away.  Later today I noticed they had used painting tape to attach our wool dryer ball to toy screwdriver to use as a microphone.  I’m pretty sure when we slow down a little I’m just going to unpack the outside toys and leave the inside ones hidden a bit longer.


Good Morning Sunshine.

Taryn has a new dental appliance that is helping her with sleep apnea.  It’s working.  She’s sleeping more than ever.  She would normally rise as early at 4:45 or 5 am.  Sleep disordered breathing is no fun and we are so thankful it’s working.  This is her “Good Morning Sunshine” face when she sleeps in until 9:45 am.  9:45 am yall!!  I can’t believe how much it has improved her sleep, mood and hormone regulation.  The fact that it’s straightening her teeth = total bonus!


2016-03-22T13:17:21-05:00March 22nd, 2016|366ish Project - 2016, My Family, Taryn|


Somehow Texas skipped winter and we went straight to summer.  This kid is not complaining.  With my foot injury, he’s only getting outside time once Daddy gets home from work.  The second Jason walks in the door, Jonah is ready to head out!


2016-03-22T13:12:17-05:00March 22nd, 2016|366ish Project - 2016, Jonah, My Family|



Ouch.  I took a bad fall at a newborn session.  I fell over a small, oddly placed, step.  It was a hard fall broken only by my camera, lens and concrete.  Jason had to come and get me and bring me straight to the ER because as soon as I got up I could feel the bones moving around inside my foot.  Thankfully, one of my dear photographer friends jumped in her car and rushed over to finish the session for me.  One split second and a fall has turned in to a painful, expensive, nightmare.  I could barely move, I hurt my foot, both knees, elbow, and my camera was shoved in to my wrist on impact.  A trip to the bathroom meant 30 minutes to get there and a lot of tears in pain.  Thankfully, I had a neighbor offer me some crutches and a sweet client offer me a knee rolling cart.  They both helped, plus this fancy new $500 boot.  But moving around was horrible.  I hate being stuck in a sitting position.  I have things to do!  Four children to chase and raise and care for, not to mention we are in the middle of our homeschool year, I need to be up teaching them.  I miss going on adventures with them, or even walking to the mailbox.  Trying to keep up with a 3 year, feels….impossible.  And because it is my right foot, I was unable to drive.  Jason had to work for home for over a week and really, it should have been much longer than that, it’s been a struggle.  I haven’t been able to work for weeks and my family relies heavily on my income.  I am tired of being in pain and am praying for healing daily.  It’s been a month and I’m trying to go back to work because bluebonnets bloomed early this year.  One day at a time.  I’m so thankful for understanding clients who don’t mind me being a little slower than usual.  So, I missed a month of my 365 project, I’m trying to pick it back up here and there, but I’m sure I’ll still miss some days until I’m all healed up.

2016-03-22T13:06:42-05:00March 22nd, 2016|366ish Project - 2016, My Family|
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