July Life

Snippets of life in July. Being intentional about a daily photo has caused a creative shift as well as a growth of gratitude. Paying attention and pulling out the camera daily has been so good for me.  I'm looking forward to sticking with it for while. I hope you enjoy seeing as much as I enjoyed making.

 July 1: Making a list of the things she wanted to do at the lake.

July 1: Making a list of the things she wanted to do at the lake.

 July 2: When it comes to baby whispering, we are a matched set.

July 2: When it comes to baby whispering, we are a matched set.

 July 3: Beers in the water and endless jumping off the boat.

July 3: Beers in the water and endless jumping off the boat.

 July 4: Playing cornhole; taunting Mom. Let's be honest; she probably won.

July 4: Playing cornhole; taunting Mom. Let's be honest; she probably won.

 July 5: After the rain.

July 5: After the rain.

 July 6: Goddaughter. Super hero. Both.

July 6: Goddaughter. Super hero. Both.

 July 7: All in a day's work.

July 7: All in a day's work.

 July 8: They are so much braver than last year.

July 8: They are so much braver than last year.

 July 9: Slalom.

July 9: Slalom.

 July 10: Celebrated Donna's birthday with a 15k. We both got age group awards and chased running with tacos. Win.

July 10: Celebrated Donna's birthday with a 15k. We both got age group awards and chased running with tacos. Win.

 July 11: Mom sitting at my sister's bedside almost 24 hours into her labor. We thought we'd meet Jameson on the 11th, but that wasn't to be. I love this photograph, as it tells so much about the way my mom loves.

July 11: Mom sitting at my sister's bedside almost 24 hours into her labor. We thought we'd meet Jameson on the 11th, but that wasn't to be. I love this photograph, as it tells so much about the way my mom loves.

 July 12: Capturing the miracle of new life amazes me always. Capturing the miracle of my nephew's arrival? I don't quite have the words.

July 12: Capturing the miracle of new life amazes me always. Capturing the miracle of my nephew's arrival? I don't quite have the words.

 July 13: Getting to know Jameson.

July 13: Getting to know Jameson.

 July 14: Hospital kisses.

July 14: Hospital kisses.

 July 15: I married a badass.

July 15: I married a badass.

 July 16: Jump!

July 16: Jump!

 July 17: Brothers. Eye roll.

July 17: Brothers. Eye roll.

 July 18: Besties.

July 18: Besties.

 July 19: The linen cabinet.

July 19: The linen cabinet.

 July 20: Sleeping in the morning light.

July 20: Sleeping in the morning light.

 July 22: When in proximity to Chicago, eating as much Chicago-style pizza as possible is essential.

July 22: When in proximity to Chicago, eating as much Chicago-style pizza as possible is essential.

 July 23: My cousin Allie got married, and I loved being a guest at their wedding. A big camera photo had to happen, of course.

July 23: My cousin Allie got married, and I loved being a guest at their wedding. A big camera photo had to happen, of course.

 July 24: The skies at dusk, always friendly, even after a 3-hour weather delay.

July 24: The skies at dusk, always friendly, even after a 3-hour weather delay.

 July 25: A hard day.

July 25: A hard day.

 July 26: Our cats prefer the dog's food.

July 26: Our cats prefer the dog's food.

 July 27: How had he only been here two weeks, I wondered? It seems like we blinked, and he'd been here forever.

July 27: How had he only been here two weeks, I wondered? It seems like we blinked, and he'd been here forever.

 July 28: Experimenting with double exposure. Love him. Love this place.

July 28: Experimenting with double exposure. Love him. Love this place.

 July 29: Posed dog in the magic light. Cat walked into the frame and stole the show.

July 29: Posed dog in the magic light. Cat walked into the frame and stole the show.

 July 30: Our niece on his side meeting our nephew on my side. We scored in the family department.

July 30: Our niece on his side meeting our nephew on my side. We scored in the family department.

 July 31: Apprentices in Uncle Ty's lab.

July 31: Apprentices in Uncle Ty's lab.