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Sometimes, when I’m feeling like I need a boost of creative inspiration, I’ll take a photography workshop. I am a firm believer that there is always more to be learned. In March, I learned from The Magic of Light workshop.

This workshop is the hottest ticket in town. I feel so lucky and grateful to have secured a seat. It was inspiring and helped me to think about the photos that I was taking in a new way. I even (*gasp*) took some photos that weren’t of children and families. It was so freeing to walk around Conshohocken and to observe the way the light illuminated buildings and bounced and reflected. These are things that I never notice while I’m hurrying my kids along down the street or distractedly making sure that Florence isn’t running into the road. Honestly, I discovered that there is nothing better than calmly walking around town and just observing, all by myself.

Of course my kiddos are my biggest source of inspiration. But hopefully I’ll find time to make this sort of thing a regular part of my work as well.

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February is a suuuuuper busy month in our house. There isn’t a breath between birthdays – Florence, me, my brother, my dad, and finally today, Miss Julia. Julia turned the big 1 today! And if I thought Florence’s first year went by quickly, Julia’s went at the speed of light!

From the moment she was born a year ago, she has been a sweet, laid-back, happy girl. Actually, she was even smiling in her ultrasound photo, pre-birth. At one, she loves to eat, is starting to show lots of interest in both walking and talking and thankfully, still has a healthy interest in sleeping as well. She is pretty much the perfect baby all around. :-)

Today I took advantage of this sort of insane February weather to do some outdoor photos for her birthday. As with any second child, she gets nothing to herself, so Florence is in some of the photos as well. Julia didn’t seem to mind at all.

We are so happy to have this smiley girl in our family. We all love her so.

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This weekend was a snowy one!

It was one of those occasions where we really appreciated living in town. The roads weren’t great, so we all bundled up and trudged up to the CVS to get snacks and milk for hot chocolate. Florence stopped along the way to play in the snow and she only complained a tiny bit about the walk. We all had rosy cheeks and noses by the time we got home, but it was totally worth it.

Florence also learned how to make a snowball. Or rather, she learned how to make me make a snowball for her. My little delegator at her finest.

Flo: “Mom, does it look like it’s snowing when I do this?”

 

 

 

The hat Florence is wearing is an old hat that my mom happened upon amongst her old possessions in the last few years. I don’t know where it originated from, but I love it so very much, and Florence does as well.

 

 

 

 

Everything looks so much prettier when it snows.

 

 

 

I love this pretty, quiet, snow-covered alley.

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My name is Katie and these are my people. You can get to know us and see my family's story in pictures here. I would love to hear your story too. 

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