Sunday, January 19, 2014

When Dad Takes the Sunday Photo

Sometimes, I am really exhausted on Sundays. I don't know if it's the fact that I generally stay up later than I should on the weekends and have to get up early on Sundays for church, or the fact that I push myself too hard all week long and am spent by the weekend, or if it's just the Primary kids that exhaust me. But whatever it is, by Sunday afternoon, I'm ready to sleep for 18 hours.

And today, after the youth luncheon that was held in our home right after church, I unabashedly went to bed and slept for 3 or 4 hours. I woke up when my mom called at around 7:30 pm and talked to her for a long time and then headed to my friend's house to watch Downton Abbey.

And while I was asleep, my wonderful husband took the Sunday Photo:


I'm not complaining. This is real life, people.  Sophia, with Bria's pajama pants on under her Sunday dress, and her favorite cheetah-printed Santa hat (this child is obsessed with cheetah print, I think I've mentioned before).  Chloe with her Under Armour running tights (which she unfortunately wore as leggings to church) and the top half of her PJs. And Bria, annoyed as heck that she is being made to take this photo. And my kitchen, which is thankfully clean enough that I don't have to feel embarrassed about posting these photos.

But guess what? Something EPIC happened yesterday!


So, naturally, in the case of an amazing event such as this, I sent the girls outside and I grabbed my camera to take photos of them in the snow and the sunshine. (Bria was at a birthday party.)

A few of my favorites--please notice how they all highlight the sunshine. I am definitely a solar-powered sort of person.

IMG_7428 Chloe Snow web
I am in love with this photo of Chloe. She was mad at me for taking it because she thought she'd look silly with snow in her hair. She's gorgeous, end of story.

IMG_7415 winter sunflare web
Here comes the sun....and I say, it's all right.

IMG_7456 Sophia Snow web
Sunny Sophia. I think it's quite rare to find this child without some sort of cheetah item on her person.

IMG_7474 January house web
View of the back of our house. Did I mention we have another polar vortex headed our way? Also, it's time to shovel the roof. The joys of living in a winter wonderland.
Sunshine. Sledding. Joy.  Who could ask for more?

Happy Sunday! (Whatever's left of it...)

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Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. I was going to ask if you make Joel get up on the roof with the yooper-scooper and take care of that pile?

  2. Lara, what a wonderful blog! And you are quite the photographer. Yes, Chloe is beautiful!