Molly VanDamme Photography | Project 366 {March 2016}

Project 366 {March 2016}

April 05, 2016  •  3 Comments

My Last Month in My 20s...

Yep, this was the month I hit the big 3-0.  Although I didn't welcome it with open arms like many other people I know, I have to say... so far 30 isn't so bad. :)  

This month was action packed!  Liam and I traveled up to Hayward to see family, to Green Bay to visit friends and meet a new baby, and then to Eau Claire to visit more family and so I could do a photo shoot!  In the mix of things, Liam may or may not have taken a header and gotten quite the mark on his face.  You'll see that in the photos... and then you'll slowly see it go away.  I swear kids are part Wolverine though - does it blow anyone else's mind how quickly they heal!?  

We also traveled to the Dells with our best friends to celebrate mine and Elizabeth's birthdays!  We got to spend the day at the spa and the boys took on a full day of Daddy duty!  It was nothing short of amazing!  The rest of the weekend was some great friend and family time - and it was especially fun because the ladies DOMINATED in our euchre games.  Dominated.  

We rounded out the month with Easter, which had the pleasure or celebrating with my Mom's side of the family.  We have so much fun when we're together, and every time we hang out I think, "We don't do this enough!"

One thing is for sure - this project has made me thankful.  

Thankful for what I have, and thankful for who I have to share it with.

I find myself documenting more of my life - especially those moments I often find myself taking for granted - hanging out with other moms and their kids and watching our little ones explore things for the first time, playing cards with our best friends, my husband doing his "manly duties" and fixing things around our house.  This project has encouraged me to pick up my camera during these moments, and I love it! 

Another bonus?  I'm actually (well... mostly) keeping up with organizing my personal images!  Has anyone else done this project?  I'd love to hear about it in the comments!  What was your experience?  What were your favorite things to capture?

Do you love the idea of capturing special events throughout the year, but know you won't/can't/don't want to take the time to do it?  Check out how I can help you document your year

With out further ado, I give you month two! (See what I did there?  I think I like rhyming more than the typical person...)

project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 1

Breakfast with cousin Tripper!  


project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 2

We had to try to get photos in their matching pajamas, but Liam was more interested in hugging his cousins.  I love these boys so much - I don't even know who has the best expression in this photo! 

 

project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 3

Made it home - and SOMEONE was showing off for Grandma Tabbert who came back with us.  I tell ya- this slide was the best investment ever! 


project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 4

Grandma Tabbert Day.  Hmm.. think he loves spending time with his Grandma? 


project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 5

My baby turned 1 1/2.  I don't know how it happened, but it did!

 

project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 6

Happy Birthday Grandma Tabbert!  But I had to go with a Grandpa Tabbert picture today - look at that light! <3 

 

project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 7

Liam and Sawyer watching as Grandma and Grandpa Tabbert leave to go home.  It's never my favorite part either.

 

project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 8

JJ and Liam.  I remember when this girly was born - and now she's an incredible big sister and friend!  She was trying to get Liam to hold her hand on their way back from the park. :) 


project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 9

Seriously - how you can you not love this?  Also - Liam was crabby to the EXTREME on this day while we walked around the nature center!  But at least from this angle you can't tell! 

 

project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 10

Someone is excited about our coupon from Bed, Bath, and Beyond! 


project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 11

Two little monkeys jumping on the bed... :)


project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 12

Hanging out with Grandma VanDamme!  We had some GORGEOUS weather in Eau Claire!  Who would have thought winter would come back in a couple weeks? 

 

project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 13

Breakfast with Grandma and Grandpa VanDamme.  Whatever Daddy has - Liam wants. (And... let's be real - Liam gets!) 

 

project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 14

Liam's new favorite thing is to let his cars roll down our driveway.  I think he could do this all day!  However... our driveway and its slight incline is not nearly as awesome as our neighbors - he manages to go over there at least once a day too! :) 

 

project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 15

Becca and Elizabeth - I love them.  She's such an angel.  Always.  Right E? :) 

 

project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 16

<3 <3 <3 


project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 17

Let Birthday Weekend begin!  This was the first game the boys lost. :) 

 

project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 18

Ring Around the Rosie 


project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 19

Chocolate covered strawberries!  Shari really knows her berries!!  YUM! 

 

project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 20

Coming home to a cold house and a thermostat that didn't work... Super husband to the rescue!  

 

project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 21

Liam and Aba thought me turning 30 was hilarious... :)

 

project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 22

Usually I just listen from the other room, but sometimes I sneak up to watch these two.  This photo makes my heart happy. 


project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 23

Speaking of heart happy.  #FutureArtist

 

project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 24

Liam helps feed the dogs every night - we call it his "chores" and he runs in and gets the dish.  Then he holds the dish while I scoop in the food, and then walks over to the dog mat to set it down.  This happens every so often. :) 


project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 25

"Hey Liam, come here and sleep with Aba!"  Thanks, Leah. :) 

 

project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography

March 26

Happy Easter Weekend!  Liam dressed up and Marley Jane dancing about.  It was wonderful! 


project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 27

It's been a long month of travel.  Mama needed wine and a fire. 

 

project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 28

I love our staircase and the story it tells. 


project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 29

Liam is crazy about anything with wheels!  I love this angle of him playing with the trains and trying to figure out the magnets. 


project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography March 30

This is his "Mama-this-is-my-hand-stop-taking-so-many-pictures" look. 

 

project 365 March 2016 Madison, WI.  Documentary and Lifestyle Photographer Molly VanDamme Photography

March 31

Mama got the bow tie.  Liam got the cars.  Win-win. 

 

 

What were your favorite memories from March?  I'd love to hear about them! 

xoxo

Molly 


Comments

Lori(non-registered)
Fantastic! Life is beautiful...glad your making beautiful memories!
Kyle V(non-registered)
Love every single one of these!
Cheryl(non-registered)
Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.
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