Pink/Home {Nurture Photography Challenge}

I’m still head-over-heels in love with beautiful Lake Chelan. My first spring here in the Pacific Northwest has been glorious.

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My family and I are still putting down roots, getting to know our community, and settling in here in our new home. We might’ve traded our large house in the Missouri countryside for a small home in a little lakeside community in Washington, but the core of our home life hasn’t changed.

We’ve no lavish art work, fancy furniture, or pricey little knickknacks. We’ve got toys strewn across the living room floor, and little hand prints on the walls instead.

In our home you’ll hear the raucous laughter of teenagers, find a curious toddler climbing and fumbling around for a snack,

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a dog waiting patiently for her favorite kids to come home from school,

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a little girl sitting on the kitchen counter, animatedly reading her latest story while another plays on the bathroom floor.

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But our home is filled with so much more – friendship, laughter,

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a bit of sibling rivalry from time to time. And love.

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Always love.

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36 Comments

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    • by Kristi on May 10, 2013  9:16 am Reply

      Thanks, Pieni! :)

  2. by Amarie on May 10, 2013  7:29 am Reply

    Life is good! :)

    • by Kristi on May 10, 2013  9:16 am Reply

      Life certainly is! Have a great weekend, Amarie. :)

  3. by Andi of My Beautiful Adventures on May 10, 2013  7:34 am Reply

    I'm so thrilled you love your new home. Do you remember how nervous you were to move there on our car ride in Cali? Everything always works out in the end, right? :) Pictures are GORGEOUS!!!

    • by Kristi on May 10, 2013  9:17 am Reply

      Oh goodness, I remember that! I was so so nervous! lol And yes, it's all worked out wonderfully! :)

  4. by Mitzi on May 10, 2013  7:53 am Reply

    These are such beautiful images and you certainly can sense the love in your home! Wishing you a beautiful Friday and weekend my friend...hugs

    • by Kristi on May 10, 2013  9:18 am Reply

      Oh thank you so much, Mitzi! That means a lot to me. Have a great weekend too! :)

  5. by Nina on May 10, 2013  7:54 am Reply

    Lovely pictures of your family - my favorites are the one taken in the kitchen high chair with your daughter & Pringles crips, the one of you & your little daughter, and the ones with your daughtes in the bathroom floor & reading - so cozy!

    • by Kristi on May 10, 2013  9:18 am Reply

      Thanks, Nina! Those are my favorites too. :)

  6. by Gina on May 10, 2013  8:14 am Reply

    Hugs my friend. Knowing that we have gone through this similar life changing event to similar places all at the same time- has been very comforting. Thinking of you-

    • by Kristi on May 10, 2013  9:25 am Reply

      I feel the same way, Gina! Looks like you're enjoying your new home too! I've been thinking about you and your mom a lot lately. Hope you're doing well!

  7. by Chris on May 10, 2013  8:41 am Reply

    Your family is beautiful...keep taking pics of the PNW and I will bookmark...we are considering moving there (from SoCal). :)

    • by Kristi on May 10, 2013  10:08 am Reply

      Thank you, Chris! That's so sweet of you to say. You'll have to let me know if you do make the move out here!

  8. by Kia on May 10, 2013  8:44 am Reply

    Absolutely beautiful pictures! You have such a beautiful family. I hate that I haven't kept up with the photography challenge but things have been extremely busy lately.

    • by Kristi on May 10, 2013  10:09 am Reply

      I totally understand! I know how busy it gets. Heck, if I weren't one of the hosts I'd probably take a break too. Don't worry, though. We'll be back in the summer and you can jump back in if you have time. :)

  9. by Adrienne on May 10, 2013  9:24 am Reply

    Love the picture you've painted of home - both with words and photos. Home, when it's just that good...well, there's nothing as powerful and wonderful!!

    • by Kristi on May 10, 2013  10:17 am Reply

      Well said, Adrienne! :)

  10. by Imelda on May 10, 2013  2:21 pm Reply

    I love your portraits and people photos. They show tender moments and relationships. :-)

  11. by Robyn on May 10, 2013  2:37 pm Reply

    You are right, Kristi, family is where home is!

  12. by Molly on May 10, 2013  3:22 pm Reply

    Always love.... absolutely!

    Mollyxxx

  13. by abrianna on May 10, 2013  5:06 pm Reply

    Lovely family shots. Sisterly love so sweet.

  14. by Susi on May 10, 2013  5:42 pm Reply

    I love your photos, as always, but I love your words even more. What makes a home? Not fancy furniture and extravagant things -- but love and laughter and the pitter-patter of little feet and yes, hand prints on the walls! :) Really enjoyed this prompt.

  15. by Melanie on May 10, 2013  8:41 pm Reply

    You have such a beautiful family, Kristi! And such wonderful images - totally evoking that sense of home w/ that pink incorporated into it. Completely love this!

    Lake Chelan sounds like a very cool place, by the way. I have to look it up online now.
    :-))

  16. by alicia on May 11, 2013  8:31 am Reply

    Your photos tell a beautiful story of your life. Such sweet interactions and precious moments captured... That last shot is precious. I'm happy to hear that you are settling into your new home there. :)

  17. by alicia on May 11, 2013  8:39 am Reply

    P.S. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

  18. by Anne U on May 11, 2013  6:25 pm Reply

    My daughter plays on the bathroom floor too! Happy mother's day!

  19. by Teresa on May 13, 2013  9:40 am Reply

    Beautiful shots! You certainly got some great shots of your family. Love the one with the stool.

  20. by Roz on May 13, 2013  6:45 pm Reply

    I just love your blog! So glad to be following you now and also excited to be able to participate in your photography post get together! Thank you for your wonderful inspiration!

    Roz

  21. by Tish on May 15, 2013  3:02 pm Reply

    this is such a beautiful post Kristy! you can just see the love in your family members eyes. i love that. despite all that goes on, day in and day out, the love of family remains. so important and such a precious gift.

  22. by Janice on May 15, 2013  3:55 pm Reply

    Lovely photos of your family. Moving to a new place always makes me long for my old one. But I'm sure you will learn to love this new place just as much or maybe more! Sorry I'm late to the prompt this week. Maybe I'll be on time this Friday! (maybe) Heh.

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  24. by Anna-Leigh on May 15, 2013  6:41 pm Reply

    Your babies are so beautiful! Love it!

  25. by Kate on June 1, 2013  1:51 am Reply

    Glad you are enjoying your move! As a non-American, I love that it's possible to make such big moves within the same country!

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