Monday Love / The Beginning

Another edition of Monday Love...

A quote: ‘I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.”  J.B. Priestly

Something personal: Whew!  What a whirlwind of a summer!  It really flew by so incredibly fast this year (well, except for this last week when my kids were at each other’s throats constantly).  I honestly feel like I just watched Kylie “graduate” Kindergarten a couple weeks ago!  And with the beginning of a new school year, it marks the end of another season of life.  I look at Kylie and (hesitantly) say goodbye to my little Kindergartener .  And then Jake, who cried for the first 8 weeks of preschool last year, got out of the car without hesitation this morning (sniff-sniff).  They are starting over with a fresh new year of school, new opportunities abound, and it’s exciting!  Fall is upon us (CRAZY, I know), and I am getting back in gear for a great season of memory capturing.  😉

So, here is my “back-to-school” post just like I did last year. (And how ironic that I named that post “new beginnings” last year?!)

This is how the five-minute-get-some-pictures-right-before-we-leave session started….

A walk down memory lane for a minute.  I think he looks the same, right?!?

But Kylie looks older, less like my baby and more like a young lady.  Thank goodness for a uniform that requires that adorable peter-pan collared blouse.  🙂

And who do you think had the biggest growth spurt??

I tried to get some individual shots of Jake, but he is such a ham when I get my camera out.  Honestly, I don’t know where he gets it.  (Couldn’t be his father)

But, a little bribe (cookie) goes a LONG way with this little man.

You can’t see Kylie’s missing tooth in this picture (it’s on the bottom) but she is very proud of that hole in her mouth.

Something I love: Instagram.  And so, after giving little mini-lessons to some of my friends, I thought, why not show more people how to use it?  Instagram is on the rise for sure (facebook purchased Instagram in April), but I know some people don’t really “get it” yet.  AND, it’s just one more thing to figure out, and one more way to edit/store/do something besides PRINT a picture, RIGHT?  Well, not really.  Actually, with apps like Postal Pix and companies like, it’s becoming very easy to print those pictures that are stuck in your phone.  And, if any of you are anything like me, it’s much easier when someone just SHOWS ME HOW TO DO IT!  Soooooooooooo, for those that are interested, I am going to offer up my help.  Introducing Tiny Topics.  This first Tiny Topics event will be in-person.  It’s just you and I, somewhere, one one one, doing a quick hands on training.  My first Tiny Topics session will be next TUESDAY morning (August 21st) at a location in Smyrna/Vinings.  The Tiny “topic” will be Instagram (I’ll help you get set up, show you how to use it, and show you how to get those fabulous images printed!).  Oh, and I only really have experience with the iPhone (sorry my Android friends).

The best part…… it’s FREE!  Just contact me via email, phone, facebook, my website, or yell at me in carpool, and get yourself signed up for a time slot.  I’ll let you know where to meet me.

Time slots will be: 9am, 9:45, 10:30am, 11:15am, 12pm — first come, first serve.  🙂

Happy Monday!!!



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Lisa Phillipson That is so awesome to see them side by side in the different years. Sad that they have to get so big.

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