15 on the 15th | june 2014

this month we were on the cruise with my family on the 15th - and it was father's day! we were at sea on the 15th, so there was lots of sun, fun and food! i wanted to enjoy my vacation so i gave my big camera a rest. most of my photos were taken with my handy little red Olympus TG-2 Tough waterproof point and shoot camera and a few photos were taken with my iphone. i loved the freedom of not lugging around my big camera. 15 on the 15th... 15 photos of my everyday on the 15th of the month ==> tracy-larsen.com/blog

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don't forget to take a look at what rhonda did on father's day in her 15 photos...

these days | may 2014

these days may 2014 ==> tracy-larsen.com/blog saying good-bye to kindergarten and pre-k 3. the school year is over already! hello summer...

planning some summer fun with the boys. only 9 weeks of summer break to pack in all of our summer activities.

preparing for a big family trip in a 2 weeks. we are all so excited!

loving all of the fresh berries that are in season. too bad my boys and mark won't eat them, but then that leaves more for me.

searching for a few good books to read on our trip. not that i really think i'll have time to read with two kids around, but i'm hopeful...

cleaning out the boy's rooms and getting rid of toys and clothes that they have outgrown. i'm getting a little sentimental about it. i no longer have any toddlers in my house. tate insists that he is a big boy now - and he really is.

trying to figure out how to get the boy's rooms to stay clean.

reading words to tate all the time. everywhere we go, he asks me "what does that spell?" as he points to words. i love that he is so into letters and words. i think he is ready to skip his last year of preschool and go right to kindergarten!

watching parenthood on netflix. this is one of the best tv series that i have seen in a really long time. so real and honest.

putting together all of the boy's school work and art for their school yearbooks that i'm going to make for them this summer. it is on my list and it will.get.done.

looking forward to turning off my 6am alarm clock for the summer and hoping that the boys will start sleeping in. they must get their early riser habits from mark because i am not a morning person.

finishing up quinn's basketball season. he had so much fun playing with his friends this year.

these days | april 2014

these days | april 2014  ==>> tracy-larsen.com/blogthese day 2014 ==> tracy-larsen.com/blog enjoying that quinn's spring basketball games are inside this season. the heat is already rising down here and we are just not ready for it yet.

soaking up the conversations that tate has with everyone. he just talks so much these days. my little boy is growing up fast and i want to remember all of him right now.

getting back in the pool with the boys. yes, it is that time of year already.

loving that quinn and i are keeping up with his nightly question in this book. he asks me to read his question before his story.

recovering from an awful sinus infection brought on by this crazy "pollen vortex". yuck.

trying to take some time for myself everyday. it's hard when you are always needed by some very important little boys.

working on getting up earlier each day so we aren't rushing out of the house for school. this is so hard because i am just not a morning person.

pinching myself because i can hardly believe that quinn tired and liked sauteed spinach!

listening to elise's podcasts. i love creative people who share. they are the best.

15 on the 15th | april 2014

just a regular tuesday. school for quinn. work for mark and tate was home with me. all documented with my iphone. i wasn't feeling very inspired. quinn didn't make it into very many photos. neither did mark. maybe it was the dreary weather... see what rhonda's 15th looked like here. and leave a link to your day in the comments below.

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these days | march 2014

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going crazy listening to the boys fight one minute and play together the next during spring break. it's going to be a long summer...

wanting more hours in my days to work on all of the creative ideas i have in my head. i'm trying to pace myself and focus on one thing at a time.

loving all the "projects" that quinn makes with just plain white paper, markers, scissors, tape and glue. and loving that all of this is rubbing off on his little brother.

wishing my boys would eat more vegetables. they just won't.

planning for some summer fun. i can't wait!

catching up on law & order on netflix while i edit and work on my computer.

feeling the need to do some major spring cleaning. i wish i could just snap my fingers and it would all be done.

15 on the 15th | march 2014

the 15th was just an ordinary saturday with nothing special planned. i started to feel like my photos were going to be boring, so i decided to push myself and use my big camera to photograph the ordinary moments. i'm happy i did because i had so much fun noticing the little things. and the day was not so boring after all as we ended up getting out of the house for haircuts and golf. every month that i document our day in 15 photos, i love this project even more. don't forget to see my friend rhonda's 15 photos too. and link below to your photos if you are joining us.

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these days | february 2014

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reading the captain underpants book series with quinn. he loves these books and begs me to read "just one more chapter... pleeeaaseee!" how can i say no?

picking my battles with tate and letting him wear his favorite football jerseys, shorts and long socks that go over his knees to school. he just wants to look like a football player. i love his independent spirit. and he picks out mostly matching outfits.

watching the winter olympics and loving the figure skating the best - as always. it is great to see how quinn is really paying attention to the different sports and wants to go to the snow and try out the snowboarding. we don't have that down here in florida.

recovering from some ankle and foot injuries, but not giving up on my workout challenge. i'm just modifying and moving forward. and sleeping better too.

enjoying some beautiful days mixed in with way too many hot days for the month of feburary. i'm a little jealous of the polar vortex that is going on in the rest of the country. i'd better be careful for what i wish for because the grass is always greener, huh?

singing our own version of the lego movie song with the boys... "everything is quinn-quinn, everything is tate-tate, everything is mommy, everything is daddy!"

spending time outside with the boys. they just love, love, love playing football together these days. their favorite is playing the seminoles vs. the cowboys.

working on project "finish up my unfinished projects" and trying not to start any new creative endeavors until i have completed some projects that i love and really want to get done.

wrapping up a crazy month. mark finished a month long real estate class and we are all happy that it is over.

these days | january 2014

these days january 2014 ==>  tracy-larsen.com/blog these days january 2014 ==>  tracy-larsen.com/blogfinishing up my december 2013 project life pages. yes, i was really far behind, but thanks to my system of dating my photos and jotting down what we did in my day one app, it was easy to catch up.

giving myself time each day to do this 90 day challenge. i'm 3 weeks in and already feeling stronger and so inspired by her. having a good friend as my partner has made all the difference.

watching law & order: svu on my ipad via netflix while editing photos and working on project life. olivia benson rocks.

feeling the desire to pick up my big camera again. i got burned out from all of the holiday photos and tate's birthday documenting, but i'm ready to get creative again.

waiting not-so-patiently for  this e-course on the art of brush script to start in a few days. i have all of my supplies and i'm ready!

listening to all of the things tate says now. he has full conversations with us and tells lots of stories. four years old is so much more grown up than three. what happened to my baby?

cooking vegetables everyday with my new spiral slicer. i just can't get enough of the zucchini and onion "noodles".

filling our saturdays with sports again thanks to quinn starting flag football. winter sports outside is one of the benefits of living in the warm weather all year long.

getting ready for the boy's school valentine's day parties already. and i still have christmas ornaments to put away!

15 on the 15th | january 2014

i am photographing a day every month in 2014 with 15 photos on the 15th. i love that i have a whole year of days documented from last year. a little time capsule of our family's everyday life. this month we were on a road trip to disney... all iphone photos. the quality of the images may be far from perfect, but i love the moments that were captured.

i will be making pages for my project life photo book so these photographs won't just live right here on my blog. last year i did a physical project life album and created 6x12 photo collages that i printed and inserted in my album every month. since i am doing project life digitally this year, i am going to have a different approach to include these photos in my photo book. i'll show you how i'm going to do this very soon...

my friend rhonda also documents her 15 on the 15th with me every month, so go and see her day here. and join us if you would like!

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year four, day one

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good morning special birthday doughnut breakfast.

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a little basketball with quinn.

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bowling with the cousins...

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a little flag football at his cousin's birthday party in the afternoon.

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here is a look at his year three, day one. looking back, i guess that his love of bowling is not a passing interest...

scenes from december

i wanted to enjoy the holidays this year. to really be present. to make a list of things to do with my family and actually do them. so i said no to lots of things. and i got organized and prepared for the month of december. i did my christmas shopping early and online when i could. i wrote down my to do list in a spiral notebook everyday. i wrote down all of my ideas and thoughts about everything from future blog posts to ideas for what to do with stiller, our elf on the shelf. i scheduled the big things (like visiting santa) in my calendar. i used my big camera intentionally. i didn't take a million photos of the same event. i used my iphone to document lots of this month. i caught a cold. i complained about the warm weather in florida. i did christmas crafts with the boys. i stayed up way too late on more than a few nights.

and this year, i really enjoyed it all. i'm loving this sense of peace + happiness that i'm feeling now. i'm going to savor it until i start hearing the sound of my everyday life to bring a little reality check to it all...

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15 on the 15th | december 2013

i documented sunday, december 15th for the last of my 15 on the 15th posts for this year. i am so happy that i have stuck with this project along with my friend rhonda (see her 15 on the 15th posts here). i just love looking back over this year to see how we spent a few of our days. i'll be back again in january to document some more...

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these days | november 2013

these days - november 2013 ==> tracy-larsen.com/blog these days  ==> tracy-larsen.com/blogcelebrating my 41st birthday. i'm not really sure how i got here so fast, but i am thankful for all the twists and turns life has taken that shaped me into who i am today.

changing things up here on the blog with a new logo and fresh colors. evolving + growing.

giving in to multi-colored christmas tree lights again this year because the boys want them. i like white lights but i was outvoted.

reading lots more thanks to the library and my ipad.

finishing up the last of my christmas shopping so i can focus on doing fun holiday things with the boys.

getting ready to say hello to 24 mornings of elf magic as stiller, our elf on the shelf, returns. i'll be posting his daily adventures on instagram.

planning some exciting new things for my blog + digital shop. i can't wait to share!

ending my year on the 2013 project life creative team. it has been the most amazing ride and i'm forever grateful for the experience.

starting picture the holidays - "a photo centric daily guide to creatively and mindfully celebrating the season".

working on some new things for my project life 2014. yes, i'm already thinking about this.

15 on the 15th | november 2013

this month we were on a road trip to tallahassee, florida to go to a seminole football game. it was the first time we took the boys up there for a football weekend. we went with my dad and we had the best time. and the 15th just happened to fall on our first day in tally... it was a day full of car rides, fall leaves, a homecoming parade, touring campus, finding my brick and my sister's brick and dinner at the football stadium.

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see my friend rhonda’s day here. are you documenting your 15 on the 15th? please share a link to your photos in the comments below…