10 on 10 in december

10 on 10 in december

this december, i’m feeling a little uninspired personally.  we’re heavily into our daily routine and the monotony of school life with kids is leaving me bored.

there’s always something fun to photograph amongst the chaos of my daily life, but with homework and afterschool activities, i’m finding us tied to our house a lot more than usual.  whenever i’m tied to the house, i start feeling stifled!

the last few years, by december, we’ve been freezing and digging ourselves out of the heavy white snow drifts by the door.  i’m wondering if this gorgeous weather has me feeling too much of the same thing isn’t good for my soul.

our little beach town of long beach, ny is typically an eerie and empty place in december.  winter was always my favorite time of year here.  the streets turn grey with fog and snow, the people huddle up inside with their families, only venturing out to clear the sidewalks and for icy walks on the boardwalks.  the snowbirds have headed south for the winter.  the summer rentals are quiet again.  it’s a locals only kind of place.

this winter is different in the sense that there is definitely no snow to be found, but that just made it sort of nice on my fingers while i took a walk around town to find a little inspiration in the place i know too well.

here’s my 10 on 10 for december.

Best Family Photographer on Long Island

after an early morning doctor visit, miss a walks to her class a little late. it’s surreal watching her go down the same halls i used to roam as a little kid.

we just got a new grocery store. the whole city was so excited, but i think we're all still waiting for the kinks to be worked out.

we just got a new grocery store. the whole city was so excited, but i think we’re all still waiting for the kinks to be worked out.

i counted 4 menorah's up in the city this day. that's a lot considering how small our city is! it's nice to be able to show ava that people publicly celebrate hanukkah too!

i counted 4 menorah’s up in the city this day. that’s a lot considering how small our city is! it’s nice to be able to show ava that people publicly celebrate hanukkah too!

i remember when marvel used to close in the winter. not that this winter doesn't call for ice cream outside, but it's still weird to see it open this time of year.

i remember when marvel used to close in the winter. not that this winter doesn’t call for ice cream outside, but it’s still weird to see it open this time of year.

it's really interesting to still see so many construction vehicles on our roads 3 years after sandy. it's wonderful that so many people will be getting home finally, but i won't miss the trucks.

it’s really interesting to still see so many construction vehicles on our roads 3 years after sandy. it’s wonderful that so many people will be getting home finally, but i won’t miss the trucks.

on empty streets, abandoned things are so exaggerated.

on empty streets, abandoned things are so exaggerated.

the inn in long beach ny in december

jacketless babies pushing their strollers around town in december isn’t something we’re used to seeing!

houses being raised all over the city of long beach ny

there are so many houses going up! it always amazes me how fast they get up there.

 

a 9-11 memorial in town that i've never noticed before. it's amazing what you find when you open your eyes.

a 9-11 memorial in town that i’ve never noticed before. it’s amazing what you find when you open your eyes.

park behind mc donalds in long beach ny

a few blocks away from me there is this park. i pass it all the time. the sign lists all the things you are not allowed to bring into the park. including drugs. i wonder who put the heart around this list.

i am hoping to make it a point to get outside more and find ways to be inspired while my kids are in school.  when i do, i might be putting them up on my instagram @lksquared, so please come follow along!!!

and if you want to see some super talented ladies, loving the place they live, check out #projectvacationland on instagram.  great stuff.

i missed the deadline for the blog circle this month, but that doesn’t mean you should miss all the goodness from the other ladies!!!

i’ll link up to the first one, and you can jump in the circle from there!!!  go check out cindy and life in the baltimore area!

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