We make it a priority to take time away from the day-to-day grind and spend quality time together as a family. The largest blocks of family time happen away from home. When we go on vacation, I unplug. I stay off of Facebook, I only check my favorite news site once a day, and I don’t chat endlessly with my friends. Even though I work from home and essentially am my own boss, I still make sure to set my Out of Office email settings so clients know I’m not even a little bit available. Needless to say, I take our away time seriously.
Another thing I take seriously on vacay: the photos. I love to capture special moments that our girls can look back on and (hopefully) treasure for years to come. Of course, it’s easy to grab cute candids, but sometimes they don’t tell the full story of our trip. So, as I contemplate our spring break options for 2017, I’m also thinking about how I’ll approach our family pics while we’re soaking up some sun. Along with silly, in-the-moment photos, I want a few that are a little more specific. So, I’ve made a list of the shots I’ll need to capture during our next adventure.