10 on 10

10 on 10 June

Saturday we celebrated Grey's 2nd birthday. It was a great party full of music and sparklers and dancing kids. naptime and serious daddy's boy

you mean if I try and pick up the cake it will fall apart?!!


grey got a banjo but she quickly took over

tire swing

mason and the shoes

happy birthday bear!! and I don't care that it's not in focus although it would be nice if it was

banjo cake


all night long

then there were 8 hot waving marshmellows

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10 on 10 May

the light is coming earlier and earlier 7:05 am

already filthy

first chore-taking out the compost

northstar lunch

a walk back and a nap

you know you have an older sister if you have rainbow tatoos

green bean delivery. this company has changed my life!! if you are in the area check it out!

having a younger brother who smashes worms is devastating to a worm lover

grandpa worm!!!!now head on over to Cherish and her 10 on 10

10 on 10 April

woke up not feeling well piano practice

doing laps until grey makes her mad by ramming his stroller into hers

new shoes

my kids are obsessed with worms. this was grandpa worm.

my girl

dirt and popsicle

she requested her own this year

she can open the door but screaming for mom and making her open the door is way more fun.

bathtimeand now check out the awesome emily robinson!!

10 on 10 March

march is a very exciting month this year. I have two really great shoots coming up and I am going to the Don't Give Up Project with one of my favorite photographers and friend Deanna McCasland. here is our day in March! morning boys

grey being grey

my little pony

to school we go

this boys smile gets him away with a lot

2 more days of not complaining about gong potty before bed scores you a princess bike. I have held out on this as long as possible lol!!

snack time

she is not into me taking her photo right now. obviously.

grey just started speech because he only has a vocab of about 5 words. she says grey we need to work on your words and reads to him

grey what does a cow say                now head on over to Emily Robinson and her crazy cute girls

10 on 10 October

This past month came and went. Fall is here. Change of seasons might be my favorite time. Everything is different and new again. serious morning bedhead

new game of throwing everything down the chute

morning at Jeni's

probably why I see a chiropractor



fall is here

familiar scene

last of the harvest

eating a stick and running



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10 on 10 August

Right after I finished July's 10 on 10 I was so excited to move on to August. I looked through the calendar for exciting things happening to photograph. But after some thought I went with one of my regular ordinary days.

Our ordinary. Our day to day ordinary. The in between moments.

Long ago when Falon was a baby I watched this video called the The Gift of an Ordinary Day. A woman talked about raising her two sons and the stages each age brought. The boys grew up and left home. She spoke how she would find herself looking at old albums.  But she didn't want to see pictures of little league games or piano recitals. She wanted to see pictures of their ordinary days. Bedhead and peanut butter sandwiches for lunch. Sprinklers on a hot afternoon.

This essay has stayed with me. It is a driving force of why I take the pictures I do.  This life I live can be all consuming.

While there are days I look forward to adult conversation and sleeping without a foot in my back

I know I will miss these days greatly. The ordinary of every day.

Rise and shine

Busted. Again.

New bracelet

Playdate in the sweetest attic playroom


Art on the front porch

He wears most of it

After dinner popsicle

Winding down

A bath is nightmare for skinned knees and a band aid addict



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10 on 10 July

I joined an amazing group of 12 photographers on a monthly project called 10 on 10. The idea is to choose one day out of the month, take 10 pictures, and then post on the 10th of every month. This day looks like everyday to me. Lots of messes, lots of chalk and a lot of dancing. breakfast with a backpack morning nap always at my heels first day of nature camp lunch out with my boy trashing his sister's room while she's at camp bike race mmm...chalk we have too many bikes evening ritual

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Emily Robertson Photography