“See and appreciate the significance in the mundane, in the everyday, in the fleeting. The big moments are important, but some of the best moments are the in-between ones.” –Karen Jacot Photography
Karen came to our house on a Thursday morning, right as my husband was leaving for work. I was really excited for her to come because I love pictures, but I was also nervous because my daughter is crazy. I never know what kind of morning we are going to have. Luckily, my daughter was so intrigued by Karen and what she was doing that we had the best morning we have ever had. I am going to call this series of photos “My Ideal Morning” because, let’s be honest, it doesn’t always flow so seamlessly for us. I love music and music lyrics so I picked lyrics from different songs that I like to go along with each picture. Here’s our ideal Thursday morning!
“I’m beginning to feel the years, but I’m going to be okay. As long as you’re beside me along the way. I’m gonna make it through the night and into morning light.” -Brandi Carlile, “Beginning to Feel The Years”
Karen caught my husband right as he was leaving for work.
I don’t often wake up before my daughter, but if I do I usually take some time to read.“All that I can give you is forever yours to keep. Wake up every day with a dream and happy everafter in your eyes. Happy everafter is in your eyes.” -Ben Harper, “Happy Everafter in Your Eyes”
My love is awake and very curious about who Karen is!
Getting a fresh diaper. Always fun (insert sarcasm).
“What can I compare you to, a window the sun shines through? Maybe the silver moon, a smile rising. The magic of the fading day, satellites on parade. A toast to the plans we’ve made to live like kings.” -The Weepies, “Take It From Me”
Talking about what we are going to do next. In this case it was get water and have morning snuggle time.
We always start our day with snuggles.
Looking at a picture on the refrigerator before we get our breakfast.
“Love is the answer, at least for most of the questions in my heart. Like why are we here and where do we go and how come it’s so hard. It’s not always easy and sometimes life can be deceiving. I’ll tell you one thing, it’s always better when we’re together.” -Jack Johnson, “Better Together”
Breakfast party of two. I don’t always sit with her while she eats, but today was a special day.
“Baby you’ve got the sort of laugh that waters me and makes me grow tall and strong and proud and flattens me. I find you stunning, but you are running me down. My love’s too big for you my love.” -Ingrid Michaelson, “Sort Of”
We had a lot of time before we needed to leave so we played games in baby bop’s room.
“In our rooms filled with laughter, we make hope from every small disaster. Everybody says, ‘you can’t, don’t try.’ Still everybody says that if they had the chance they’d fly like we do.” -The Weepies, “Painting by Chagall”
Having fun with her mini soccer ball.
Drinking the last sips of her blueberry juice.
Entertaining Karen while mommy is off somewhere probably cleaning up.
A quiet moment at her kitchen sink.
Eating pretzels on the couch.
“We make bread on Sundays and the little ones are climbing up the walls. Up the walls. Nothing lasts forever, but the sound of love astounds me every time that it calls.” -Ingrid Michaelson, “Wonderful Unknown”
She’s on to her next activity.
Putting on jackets before we head outside.
On our way to “gym gym class,” as she calls it.
“Tomorrow you will know there’s no day better than today. We don’t see how lucky these days are till they go away…till these days go away. Gotta live em with love again again again.” -Ingrid Michaelson, “Live It With Love”
And we’re off! Hope you enjoyed a glimpse in to our ideal Thursday morning!