10.07.2013

embrace the camera... monday = SMILES

have you ever visited ashley at under the sycamore... or emily at the anderson crew? if not... you should... they are so real... and their love for their families = amazing... they are both so full of heart and that shines through in their words and in their photographs...
 
this morning i was reading this blog post that ashley wrote...
 
i'm not going to lie... it made me cry... it really struck a chord with me...

i've read emily's embrace the camera series for quite some time... i love the memories that she captures with her kiddos in the every day... i've always wanted to link up... but never have...
 
i would say that 99% of the time i hide behind the camera or as far away from the camera as i can...
 
my mind immediately goes to such superficial things... like what i'm wearing isn't that nice... or my hair is a mess... or my makeup is smudgy and half on from yesterday... or i look tired and have dark circles under my eyes... i'm typically not all put together and therefore in my mind... i am never photo ready...
 
it's silly...
no... sad, really... the way we're so hard on ourselves...
 
i want to be better at this for my girls...
 i don't have a ton of pictures of myself with my mom and i wish there were more...
 
with that being said... i'm joining in with ashley and emily's challenge this week...

 
today i embraced the camera while i was going through marina's book bag with her... we do this everyday when she gets off of the bus... it's our time to talk about her day before her big sister gets home...
 
so here we are... as we are... in the moment... wearing our SMILES...
have a happy day~
angie 
 
{photo phrase is from a new phrase card stack that i picked up by pebbles, inc... so cute!}

6 comments:

ChiotsRun said...

I'm the same way, I really should have more photos of myself!

Danielle said...

Beautiful smiles :)

oopsiemaizie said...

hi susy... i think you should join this little challenge... there's a prompt each day this week... today is SMILE :) hope all is well in maine!

oopsiemaizie said...

thanks for the kind words and for stopping by,danielle :)

Cathy Trochelman said...

So true, Angie. You captured a sweet moment here! Thanks for the reminder :)

oopsiemaizie said...

thanks, cathy... i just realized that i forgot to post the rest of the challenges from that week... i'll have to remember to do that :)hope you're having a start to your week!