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Clickin’ Moms Monthly Challenge: Mobile Phone

This months Clickin’ Moms challenge was all about mobile phone photography. I may have cheated the actual challenge by not setting out to take an amazing picture with my phone in the month of July. I thought I’d put together a collection of photos from when I really started taking pictures with my phone. I have a love hate relationship with mobile phone photography. It’s so convenient, yet as a photographer it keeps me from dragging around my actual DSLR and taking that opportunity to continue to learn and grow. Sometimes I can’t just enjoy a moment, I have to be capturing it with my phone and then I spend time adding filters and fun text, again taking away from just being in the moment. But I love it at the same time. I can snap  a picture of a room in my home and text it to a friend to ask them for decorating advice. I can show my husband all the crazy things my kids got into that day. I can stitch together a series of pictures. My phone has captured birthdays, friends, silly moments, frustrating ones, questions, food and drinks. Putting this collection together has been fun for me to see how my style and technology have advanced over the last few years.  To see more from out circle of photographers check out LaShawn’s view of life through her cellphone. 

Dear Evalyn: Age 3


Dear Evalyn

Happy Birthday to you. Today you are turning 3!

My how you have changed in the last year and what a fun year it has been. You went to Disney Land for the first time,  joined ballet and performed in a dance recital. You’ve put your feet in the sand on the beaches of Marrowstone Island and the Bahamas. You’ve camped under the stars and moved into a big girl bed.

You are compassionate. You seek out those you hear crying. You ask Soren “are you ok buddy?” You don’t like seeing me sad and you say “I will make you happy.”

You are neat and orderly. You get a little anxious when you see a mess or things that are out of order.

You are my little helper, always willing to be a part of getting things done.

You are impatient, but in this world of immediate gratification, I don’t blame you.

You can hold your own and stand your ground.

You randomly give hugs and say I love you. That will always make my day.  You are generous with kisses.

You love your brother. He is a leader and you are a follower and it works out well for you two.

I pray that you will follow the right crowd in life and that your strength will allow you to lead when necessary.

You are goofy and have a silly personality. You laugh the most at night and it’s the best way to end the day with you.

You still love to be carried everywhere.

Your hair. When you look back at pictures and notice your wild hair, please know I try every day to put it in pigtails, tame it down or add a bow. You want nothing to do with it. Nothing.

You love to play dress up, especially with your “girlfriends.”

You love to ride your bike.

You are shy at first. There is something very endearing about that.

Eva, you are the light and joy of my life. You light up a room with your personality and melt people with your sweet words and big hugs.

You are a true blessing to our family. We love you!



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