A dear friend of mine challenged me to the five day black and white photo challenge on Instagram. I enjoyed thinking about what I would post each day and thought I would share here too.
My first picture (above) was titled, "Siblings At Play". Sister dressed in her Elsa costume and Brother using the reclined chair as a cave - their imaginations never cease to amaze me.
Day Two ~ "Remembering Grandma" and "Family Treasures"
I loved how the contrast in the teacups and plates showed up in this picture. Sister asked to color a picture for Great Grandma the other day and I teared up trying to explain to her that she was in heaven now. Sister connected the death with the loss of our two dogs, Koda and Bailey. Then she said, "I know - I can send my picture in the mail by praying." Yes, Sister - you can. I love this little girl's heart!
Day Three ~ "My Morning Routine" and "Resetting My Heart and Mind Daily"
I make it a point each morning, to wake before anyone else is up and have some quiet time. I read my devotionals, scripture and then write in my prayer journal. The peace during this time is a perfect way to set my day - especially with teaching 7th and 8th graders and then coming home to a 4 and 2 year old. Life is busy right now and if I don't take time to take care of myself, I'm no good to anyone else in my family.
Day Four ~ "Dinner Can Wait" and "Siblings Reading"
I went to use the restroom and came back to find the kids laying in the kitchen 'discussing' a book together. They were finding the matches and talking about what letters they saw. While I miss the infant stage at times, I sure am loving this toddler/preschool age and watching them learn something new each and every day.
Day Five ~ "Because Some Days Just Need to End this Way"
Oh yes, a challenging meeting at work that left me emotionally drained, picked up kiddos to find out that they didn't have a very good day, Papa was going to be late because he was stuck in traffic, Brother decided to sit and scream at the bottom of the stairs for an hour because I asked him to put his coat away... need I say more - it was a beer and popcorn kind of night!
It's been fun thinking about my world in black and white this week.
We hope you all are doing well - love and miss you all!