Welcome to my last day of the 31 day challenge!! I underwent this challenge with over 1000 other bloggers, hosted by the Nester, where I blogged for 31 days (more or less) on the same topic. Mine was on no more procrastinating (the important, non-urgent things in life). Click HERE for the beginning if this if your first day.
So here’s to day:31 Family Photo Sneak Peak & Conclusion (and Confessions). If you remembered my fall board I created on day 7 for the fall season, Fall and Christmas family photos were on my list of the top five things I wanted to do.
I love how this photo turned out, and how happy we look! It tickled me because it was somewhat of a pain to coordinate because Asher has only so much patience, and so does our dog Bradley, but I guess that’s why talent goes a long way. So thankful for Meredith Cornett’s skill and patience. I haven’t seen all of the pictures yet, but we’ll get to this weekend.
I guess something about having a son has made me value “capturing” memories, and seasons of our life more and more. I now see the value of using a professional photographer, and taking the time to look your best for them. It’s not so we can have a phony, pefect-looking family photo, but so we can have a beautiful portrait that captures our true character and dynamic.I think any good photographer captures that.
It’s not urgent, but important to me to capture my loves, and I’m so glad we took the time to gather together. It’s never too late to start planning for some family photos, and they always make good family gifts and cards.
What’s your favorite way to capture your family? Photographs, or memories?
Conclusion, and confessions
Admittedly this challenge was probably more beneficial for myself than it might have been for my readers, but I do hope you found some inspiration. Most of the days I focused on activites I had avoided, but I also included some activities that I had actively been doing, that I found very helpful, non-urgent and important things in life.
It’s made me think I want to live like this more often…less in the fast lane, and spend more time on things that are important but not urgent. These include do it yourself home projects, art, adventures, relationship-building, cutting from the routine, intentional planning…and so on.
I will admit I had one failing in this challenge (okay, probably more than that), but the major one was I did not become an early bird. That lasted for 2 weeks or so. Then I got sick, and choose to sleep as much as I could; but those two weeks were A LOT more effective. I will try to jump on the bandwagon again, now that I’m no longer sick.