August 17, 2015

Moments of the Month | July 2015

Hey — it’s the FOUR YEAR anniversary of my Moments of the Month posts.

Yep, I started doing this in July of 2011 when I realized that this awesome new business I had birthed, awesome as it was, was getting in the way of my own personal mission to keep up with documenting my own family’s mundane and extraordinary adventures.  What I needed was a system of deadlines.  Every month now, I sit down and choose a few favorite photos that I’ve taken and post them here with my Instagram snaps (added in 2012) and my little One Second Every Day video (added 2015).  I try to post them by the middle of the following month, but I tend to be easy on myself if I’m running late.  (Yeah, I’m a pretty good boss).  At the end of the year, they all go in a big annual “McLaughlin Family Adventures” book.  Gotta say, I’m loving this system.

July 2015 was truly, truly unusual.  My baby girl left us for more than a month to spend time with cousins in Ireland, and an Irish cousin came and stayed with us for most of the time she was gone. Lots of adventures ensued, and I was even more outnumbered by boys in all of them than I usually am.  Add these adventures to the normal schedule of family and friend visits, beach time and day trips that living at the beach usually entails, and you’ve got a month super crowded with photo ops.

Serious overshare this month.  Sorry. 😉

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If you can stand 30 more seconds of McLaughlin happenings, my July One Second Every Day video is HERE.  😉

Thanks for looking!

~Jaye

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