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I believe in laughter... I believe in warm summer nights... I believe in the miracle of life... I believe in running barefoot chasing lightnin bugs... I believe in toothless giggles, and messy hair... I believe childhood is magical... I believe life is beautiful... I believe you can never have too many pictures... I believe in capturing life... I believe pictures should tell stories... -YOUR STORY-

Photo of me & my babies taken by the talented Rachel May.

The story of turning 30

When I was a little girl I had a “life binder”. In there were pictures , cut out from magazines……. they were my goals…. what I wanted for my future. I would look through every Home & Garden magazine and clip out pictures and put them in my life binder. My house was a cedar siding house with tons of windows. My car was a cherry red sports car. I would have three girls… Jennifer, Melissa & Rebecca. I had a long gravel driveway with tons of flower beds along my house. I wanted to be a vet…. or a teacher. When other kids wanted toys or coloring books I begged my grandma to buy me Bridal magazines. I would proudly sit down with my magazine and look through at every single dress… I would fold each corner on the ones I loved the best.

Today I turned 30. I have spent some time in the last week or so thinking about that life binder. How we plan certain things for our lives…… but life has its own way. That cedar siding house was replaced with a 2 story house … where the wood floors were laid by my husband and father in law….and the heights of my children are marked in the playroom doorway. I drive an 8 person seating SUV…. which holds 2 girls and 1 boy. What I would have missed out on if I would have had only girls. I have a long gravel driveway that passes by a black fence that holds a horse …….. a horse that made our oldest daughter the happiest girl in the world. My beautiful flower beds consist of flowers I hand planted… and an orange pinwheel my youngest put there. My job is a full time mom….. the pay is much less than a vet…… but the outcome is much more rewarding. I believe its the most important job in the world. The only part of that life binder that I never filled in… was my husband. There was no clipping in homes & garden worthy. God gave me the best man. I still love to look through magazines at pretty things.. and in fact I love to watch “Say yes to the dress”. So you see…. life has its own way. I cant imagine my life any other way. Its not at all what was in my “life binder” Its better. Its my life. & I’m thankful.

Ever see a photographer who starts out with a 365 day project, or even a 52 week project and never finishes? Yeah, me too. Well, I recently joined a group of a few other busy photographers who decided to commit to a 12 month project! If we fail this, we’ll be taking donations for a time management seminar. The best part is that it will be totally candid, lifestyle shots of each of our own families/lives. We don’t even have to dredge up random people or make our kids pose for us. We’re calling the series “The Story of ________” and we’ll each be filling in our own blanks. At the end of this post is a link to another photographer who participated and she’ll be linking to someone else. It’s a whole big circle of stories in pictures. Click through and enjoy!

Please head on over to Nicole McClung-Ridella, to see her story this month.