This week, according to Instagram

It feels like it has been a few weeks since my last Instagram post.

We’ve been busy getting festive.

Christmas 2013-1

This season is going entirely too fast for me.  Enjoy the days, friends.

I’m also guest posting today at Kleinworth and Co. while sweet Gina is away.  Stop by and show Gina’s page some love!

Linking with P52.

signature

It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas

Everywhere you go…

Christmas cookies 2-web

But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be on your own front door!

This is so true to me this year! Well, it is every year.

There is nothing like holing up at home at Christmas, and a few choice outings.  We just finished our school for December on Friday.  I’m excited about the time off to relax.  So far we have been to the Hobbit 2.

How about that Legolas? But I digress… Ahem!

I also started watching BBC’s Sherlock last night.  I know, I’m a few years behind on this, but I can tell I’m going to like it.

There has been a bit of baking, with more to come.  I have gifts to wrap for the kiddos, and parcels to send.  I’m really trying to savor this time before it is gone for another whole year.

I hope you are doing the same.  Just 10 short days to go!

Linking up with our dear Kathy for Songography.

signature

Little Things Thursday

Do you remember that feeling as a child on the day before Christmas break began?

That’s where we are.

ice cream-web

At the end of school bells on Friday, we will O-fficially be on Christmas break!! We start school a little earlier than most each year so that we can take a good three weeks off for Christmas.   I find it to do my heart a great deal of good.

There will be a little more time to bake, watch movies, play, and just sit and stare at the fireplace and the tree.

99% of our shopping is completed, and there are just a few more errands.

Besides this, just basking.

Let’s see the Christmas glow and activities in your slice of the globe!

Link up with Little Things Thursday::
◾Post your Little Things Thursdays on your blog. Link will go live at midnight on Thursdays for linking up.
◾Please include my Little Things Thursdays button or a link back in your post. You can grab it on the sidebar!
◾Submit the URL/permalink for your post, not your home address, please. Flickr entries welcome!
◾Visit other blogs and leave some encouragement! We all love feedback! Please visit as many others as you can.
◾Please do not submit giveaways, inappropriate content, images other than your own, or link more than one post per week, thank you!
◾May I humbly request that our posts include images that you have personally captured as this is primarily a photography link up? Personal Journaling +Photo is A-OK.

signature

Christmas Popcorn

Today called for Christmas Popcorn.

elf and popcorn

Christmas Popcorn has popcorn, pretzels, white chocolate chips, and Christmas M&Ms. I throw a few Christmas sprinkles on too.

The kids pretty much just pick out the candy and leave the popcorn.

Never mind.

It’s Christmas.

Linking up with Wednesdays Around the World.

signature

The Company Fete

Jack’s company had their annual family Christmas gathering this past Saturday.  We love this party each year and the kids have a blast.  I love just watching them have fun.

I decided that the party would be a good opportunity to practice making another video.  Thanks for indulging the creative process while I learn.

Goodwin Wright Christmas Party from Kim Cunningham on Vimeo.

I just love capturing the memories!

Linking with P52.

 

signature

Songography-Big Yellow Taxi

rudolph nose-web

Well, maybe Big Red Nose would be a better title for this post.

Big Yellow Taxi is all about the real wholesome things we exchange in search of “improvements” or change.  Change can be a double edged sword bringing both good and bad.   I don’t want any changes in my life to be selling out the good for the paved parking lot.

One of the ways I stay grounded is just investing in my children.  It sometimes means saying no to good things and expectations.  Too many things want a piece of our time these days and I know every waking moment of the day could be filled with programs and activities if not careful.

I love this time of year when we hole up and just enjoy the season together.  It truly is paradise on earth to enjoy the small things together, like gumball Rudolph noses on a 6 year old.

Linking up with Songography{Big Yellow Taxi}.

signature

and cut.

I’m delving into movie making.

This is absolutely awful film making at its best. I mean, seriously…grab some focus!  But you know what?  I had so much fun exploring the video capabilities on my d800.  We use to video our children all the time years ago, and then we sort of let that slide.  I’m committing to making this a better habit in our family. And, maybe I might just have a few other plans to go along with the personal family goal…but let’s let that play out in due time.

Meanwhile…my debut.  Don’t laugh.  Well, okay, you can laugh a little. For some reason this doesn’t work on a mobile device.  Mobile users can follow this link.

Much to work on, I know!  I’m up for it though.

signature

Little Things Thursday

Hey guys! Welcome back to Little Things Thursday. Can’t believe that Christmas in now truly upon us.   I’m excited though.  I love to be able to pull back this time of year and give myself little treats of movie watching or relaxing.  I haven’t actually started that yet, but I’m trying.

J and Tree

Also, I’m having to resign myself that Christmas cards are just not going to happen this year. I’ve been so busy on everyone else’s images that it is now just a bit too late.   I still love ya, but no cards this year.   My blog will just have to be one big Christmas card full of images.

One thing I love is seeing the holiday celebrations through your lenses.  Link up below to share your December’s beginnings.

Link up with Little Things Thursday::

        • Post your Little Things Thursdays on your blog. Link will go live at midnight on Thursdays for linking up.
        • Please include my Little Things Thursdays button or a link back in your post. You can grab it on the sidebar!
        • Submit the URL/permalink for your post, not your home address, please. Flickr entries welcome!
        • Visit other blogs and leave some encouragement! We all love feedback! Please visit as many others as you can.
        • Please do not submit giveaways, inappropriate content, images other than your own, or link more than one post per week, thank you!
        • May I humbly request that our posts include images that you have personally captured as this is primarily a photography link up? Personal Journaling +Photo is A-OK.

signature

What A Wonderful World

Lately, I’ve been Stressy McStressorson.

Autumn leaf

There is just so much to do in a given day.  So many things with which to keep up.

I’m having to remind myself that it is okay to give myself grace to not do everything.  To let some things go.  To not care about another’s perception of where I am on whichever journey.

I need to keep my own pace.  I need to celebrate the steps taken and the steps yet to take.   I need to be in the season enjoying the good of this wonderful world.

Sometimes that means letting laundry pile up.  Leaving the floor unswept.  Giving myself time to just be is accomplishing something. I often forget that.

Today I am going to repeat to myself that whatever I get done in this day is enough.   I will not stress over the to do list.  I will not compare.

I don’t want to miss the best for the good.

Linking with Song-ography {What A Wonderful World}.

signature

Little Things Thursday

Welcome back to Little Things Thursday, Friends!  Can you believe how this month is flying by?  As I’ve mentioned, I have been pretty busy working sessions this month.  I haven’t made much time to shoot for myself.

Thank goodness for this linky!  It forced me to pick up my camera for myself today.  I need those prods from time to time.  I only played for a few minutes, but it was good for me to just enjoy.

Light and shadows

And of course, my little guy is the only one up for camera time…either that or he just loves his Mama!

Light and shadows

We had some strong light in the playroom, so I shot these specifically for black and white conversions to show off the light and shadows.  Just for fun, and not perfection.

Oh, and don’t forget that today is the last day to enter my Camera Coats giveaway!  The discount code Little10 expires Friday, so be sure to take advantage of the $10 off your order!  Winner of the Camera Coat will be announced Friday!

Now let’s see your images! Little Things Thursday seeks to celebrate the little things in life through our personal photography journeys!  All skill levels are welcome to participate.

Link up with Little Things Thursday::

      • Post your Little Things Thursdays on your blog. Link will go live at midnight on Thursdays for linking up.
      • Please include my Little Things Thursdays button or a link back in your post. You can grab it on the sidebar!
      • Submit the URL/permalink for your post, not your home address, please. Flickr entries welcome!
      • Visit other blogs and leave some encouragement! We all love feedback! Please visit as many others as you can.
      • Please do not submit giveaways, inappropriate content, images other than your own, or link more than one post per week, thank you!

 

signature
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...