#StepAwayFromTheScreen

#StepAwayFromTheScreen

Just some random pictures I took around the house today, when I needed a break from the computer. It gets to be too much sometimes. All of the things. And I'm trying to get back into the habit of grabbing my camera. So it was a good excuse to get outside and away from the keyboard, even if I felt a little silly doing it.

This fern is determined to live, poor thing. I am a terrible plant mom. Most of her friends look like this:

And this:

Flowers from friends, obviously on their way out but I thought they were still kind of pretty, overexposed.

Flowers from friends, obviously on their way out but I thought they were still kind of pretty, overexposed.

But the seedling that Emily brought home from her class in a dixie cup a few months ago has survived the odds. She's a little beanstalk, and we have done exactly nothing to help her along either.

It always kind of astounds me that flowers can turn into food.

And Miss Draga. She lives upstairs in the kid's playroom. Her favorite food is applesauce. And Annie can rock her to sleep by mimicking the sway of a tree branch. She has a little personality, which I never knew was possible for a reptile. Just don't ask me to touch her... that's going too far.

I felt like a ding dong wandering around my house taking pictures of nothing in particular. When there were a billion other Things that I Should have been Doing. But afterwards, it made me happy. It reminded me how much I miss creating things. And it reminded me of my sweet friend Laurie who started the amazing site, Step Away From The Screen. She is an inspiration, that one. I think part of making time for things like this, is getting over how clumsy you feel at first.

Happy Thursday. xo

Family session: San Antonio

Family session: San Antonio

Happy 4th!

Happy 4th!