10 on 10 | April 2018

Last month was a whirlwind. In less than four weeks, we went from not even thinking about moving to living in a brand new house. Our first home wasn't even on the market when we reluctantly accepted an offer on it a little over a month ago. I thought accepting a full price offer would be an easy decision, so I was surprised when I found myself wondering if we were doing the right thing. 

As I type this from our new home, I am able to look back and confidently say we did make the right choice. We are loving our new home and new neighborhood. Life feels good here. We weren't expecting a fresh start at this point in life but I'm thankful for it. 

Packing up our first home made me realize the importance of documenting our everyday lives. I'm going to share some thoughts I posted on Instagram during our move.


 I’ve been in a rut for a while. I haven’t picked up my camera at home regularly in what seems like forever. As inspiring as all the artists I follow on IG are, it’s become equally defeating trying to keep up and I’ve been searching for that spark to feel inspired again. Tonight as I was flipping through images in LR from last summer, I came across this series of Jack playing in the garden and they pulled at my heartstrings, especially this one. This is Greyson’s tree. We planted it three years ago in memory of my son, Jack’s identical twin brother, who passed away when I was 21 weeks pregnant. Little did I know when I took this picture, that this would be the last summer in our home on Tottenham Way. A home full of so many memories, happy and sad. I thought little of this image at the time probably because it’s technically flawed & Jack is out of focus. When we load up the truck and say our good-byes in a couple weeks, all I’ll have left are memories. Memories and photos. Thousands of imperfect pictures that perfectly reflect this moment in time and take me back to how it felt to be right there, watching my boys grow and discover the world and their place in it. This is my why and my reason. Nothing else matters. Just keep shooting.

I’ve been in a rut for a while. I haven’t picked up my camera at home regularly in what seems like forever. As inspiring as all the artists I follow on IG are, it’s become equally defeating trying to keep up and I’ve been searching for that spark to feel inspired again. Tonight as I was flipping through images in LR from last summer, I came across this series of Jack playing in the garden and they pulled at my heartstrings, especially this one. This is Greyson’s tree. We planted it three years ago in memory of my son, Jack’s identical twin brother, who passed away when I was 21 weeks pregnant. Little did I know when I took this picture, that this would be the last summer in our home on Tottenham Way. A home full of so many memories, happy and sad. I thought little of this image at the time probably because it’s technically flawed & Jack is out of focus. When we load up the truck and say our good-byes in a couple weeks, all I’ll have left are memories. Memories and photos. Thousands of imperfect pictures that perfectly reflect this moment in time and take me back to how it felt to be right there, watching my boys grow and discover the world and their place in it. This is my why and my reason. Nothing else matters. Just keep shooting.


Funny how sometimes it takes completely uprooting to get out of funk and create for no one else but myself (and my family). Not for likes, not for recognition...So, without further ado - here's this month's 10 on 10 (ok more like 15 on 10). A collection of images from our last month in our first home that aren't perfect but mean the world to me. Here's to new beginnings and keeping my camera on the counter again. Continue the circle with the inspiring Colie James--her work is bright, colorful and REAL!

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