Three Times Twelve- September

Love love love doing this every month. Even when we look scuzzy and insane. Well Jason and MK look nice. 🙂

Curious about Three Times Twelve? It’s pretty simple. Sometime late last year I ran across this blog from Tara Whitney. She wanted to photograph her whole family, once a month, for a whole year. (Since then I’ve found a couple other people doing something similar, but she’s the one I got the original idea from). So I decided to do that for our little family. You can find my other Three Times Twelve posts here.

Three Times Twelve (August)

One more family picture down. Love doing this every month. Hopefully next month’s will be a lot better quality because we got a new camera 🙂

Curious about Three Times Twelve? It’s pretty simple. Sometime late last year I ran across this blog from Tara Whitney. She wanted to photograph her whole family, once a month, for a whole year. (Since then I’ve found a couple other people doing something similar, but she’s the one I got the original idea from). So I decided to do that for our little family. You can find my other Three Times Twelve posts here.

Three (or four) Times Twelve- July

This month’s photo is bittersweet.

Bitter because it was taken yesterday, which was our last day with the Little Man for the summer. He’s off having adventures with his grandparents, who live in town near us. Hopefully we’ll get to see him before he goes back to California.

I’m going to try very hard to not dwell on the inevitable sadness and loneliness of not having him here and the uncertainty of not knowing when we’ll see him again..We’ve done this before, I know we’ll be okay. It’s just really really hard.

It never gets easier, but this is our 4th summer since his mom took him away and we have developed coping mechanisms. Jason has Civilizations, which is pretty engrossing. I have a huge pile of books to listen to. And a lot of scrapbooking assignments to finish up. And a lot of blog posts to write. And we got cable, so that should keep us nice and distracted for awhile.

The “sweet” in the bittersweet is that this is the only picture that has all three of us, plus Miss Kitty. Jason is a master at the extended arm photo. 🙂 So here we are, another family photo down. Still one of my favorite projects ever!

Curious about Three Times Twelve? It’s pretty simple. Sometime late last year I ran across this blog from Tara Whitney. She wanted to photograph her whole family, once a month, for a whole year. (Since then I’ve found a couple other people doing something similar, but she’s the one I got the original idea from). So I decided to do that for our little family. You can find my other Three Times Twelve posts here.

Three Times Twelve: Six months in

I haven’t totally abandoned this project. I just keep forgetting to blog about it. One of the things I wanted to do this year was take a Family Photo every month this year. Since our family looks different from month to month, the photos are going to look different. At the very least, I want a picture of me and Jason each month. If we can wrangle up Miss Kitty to join the party, that’s a plus. And of course since we have the Little Man, he’ll be in them too. The real challenge is going to be getting all four of us together for a picture. We’ll see…

Here’s what we have so far-

January at our old house

February at our old house
March at my mom’s house in Nashville
April right after getting the key to our new place
May on our newly decorated deck
June Los Angeles

It’s crazy to see how our life has changed over the past six months. Which I think I say that in every other post. But seeing it laid out like this is pretty interesting. Definitely one of my favorite projects yet!

Three Times Twelve (January)

Sometime late last year I ran across this blog from Tara Whitney. She wanted to photograph her whole family, once a month, for a whole year. (Since then I’ve found a couple other people doing something similar, but she’s the one I got the original idea from).

I loved the thought of doing that for my little family. Jason and I take a lot of those kind of pictures where you hold the camera at arms length and hope for the best. But we’ve never got Miss Kitty in on the fun. Until now. (The scratch on my arm from this attempt is almost healed).