I’m ten weeks into this project and starting to notice some trends. I suppose this makes sense… I’m a mother of three, I work at the same place four days a week, and I generally spend my free time hiking, cooking, going out to eat, and walking. Seriously, I walk a lot, which is where many of my discoveries are made, thanks to weekly Fitbit challenges and my fitness goals. “Project Life” is a single image each day that is a reflection of my daily life, and this week, like the ones that preceded it and likely the ones to follow, is a compilation of my children and the landscape I live-in.
I’m not sure there’s anything sweeter than a sleeping child! I love checking on my kids after they’re asleep. . . time stands still as I watch, listen, admire, and appreciate my life as a mother. Comically, when I ask my boys “what’s mommy’s favorite time?” they often respond in unison “nap time”. Their energy and experiencing life with young children is magical, exhausting, and hard-as-hell sometimes. Like everything else in life, balance is the key, and in my house nap time is necessary for everyone!
There’s a funny story to go with this picture. I hike South Mountain a few times a week, and the trail and hillsides are alive with spring blooms and green grass. I had a friendly debate about whether these are weeds or flowers… I suggested weeds, which in the context of the conversation was a very “glass half empty” opinion. So one evening after work, right before sunset, Olivia and I raced up the mountain so I could photograph the purple flowers before they were gone for the year. Squatting on a slope, with my camera nearly touching these beauties, a passing mountain biker warned me to not touch the Scorpionweed because it stings. I WAS RIGHT, it’s a weed!
I’m so proud of Olivia for her confidence and talent as a singer!
Nature created a heart, and I was excited like a kid in a candy store when I discovered it.
I’ve been obsessed with vines on architecture since I was young. Old cities are mesmerizing to me, and someday I’d love to live in a villa or old brick building wrapped in greenery!