Blogmas 2019 | Day 5

Hey friends!  I’m sorry I didn’t get a post up last night.  I tucked in on the early side as I was feeling particularly run down.  Yes, staying current with this project is important to me, but I also recognize that I need to give myself grace and prioritize rest when necessary.  I’ve mentioned this before, but I choose to sacrifice sleeping time to work on my December Daily album each year.  It’s a tradeoff I’m happy to make 95% of the month.  And on those days that fall into the 5% I rest instead.

I decided to keep Day 5 very simple, which is something I choose to do every so often when I need a break from all the photo editing (which by far takes the most time and energy when working on this project).  I also like to simplify when I feel like my album could use a break in the visual flow from the overwhelming amount of photos I tend to include in each spread. I’d really like to learn how to streamline my albums one day.  I think because my kids are so little I take approximately 25 photos of them a day (no joke).  It is difficult to pare it down to just one or two gems when I have so many to choose from.  Perhaps I should take less photos…nah 😜

I snapped this photo of our tree early in the morning. I thought it looked extra magical with the morning light filtering in through the windows.  I edited the heck out of this photo (and subsequently, the photo I took of the photo and I still cannot do it justice, but that might have more to do with photographing my spreads at 10 PM at night with no studio lights). I love the dreamy effect.  To me, it captures the feeling I experienced in the momentary pause I took to admire the tree before running upstairs to scoop the kids out of their beds and officially start our day.

Quiet moments like these are something I like to capture in my project each year.  They never need a lot of words to describe them.  Here I decided to let the “twinkle, twinkle” transparency and a few words I wrote directly on the ornament shaped transparency die cut tell the story: “Quiet early morning glow.”

Have you experienced a quiet moment this past week that felt important to you?  For me, these usually are flashes of time that could seem unimportant and even silly to others.  But pausing to experience these moments and fully breathe them in, even if they last only a split second, gives me so much life.  These are magical moments to me.  I’d love to hear what your quiet magic moments are if you care to share ✨

* This is not a sponsored post.  All opinions are genuinely my own. *


8 thoughts on “Blogmas 2019 | Day 5”

  1. Yes to quiet, still, unearthly morning moments. When children are older they often object to being photographed, so enjoy it while you can. ☺️

  2. I was up 15 min earlier than usual the other morning. I caught a glorious sunrise above the trees out my kitchen window as I poured my coffee. I paused for a minute with the warm mug in my hand and just took in the beauty. Moments like that are worth far more to the start of my day than 15 more minutes of sleep.

  3. Yes! Those magical little moments feel like the ones I want to capture the most. I spent so much time with my husband trying to capture what it looked like from my perspective to feed our baby a bottle. Just looking down at her little face. No photo felt like it captured exactly what I needed.

    1. I know exactly what you mean by this. Feeding my babies was definitely one of the most magical moments of connection I’ve ever experienced in my life. I get the warm fuzzies just reminiscing about it 💕

  4. I was at my grand daughter’s Christmas Band Concert last night and I wanted to savor every moment knowing how fleeting these precious moments are. <3

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