you capture:: youth



Miss Averie, acting like a diva

Did you hear? My husband, the kids, and I are collecting dollars and coins until we reach our goal of $5,000 {or beyond} to fund a water project in Africa.

{can you, will you, help us?}

We are making up our very own 1/2 marathon (kids are doing a 5K) and will spend the next 3 months training for it until race day on June 12th. We are very excited. Read more about our family here and why we are doing this here.

yuck water

yucky water

clean water

clean water


on our way to $5,000

we are running for water
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  • hollie

    That sounds like such an amazing project! Good for you for teaching the kids what’s really important! I’m off to check out your link…

    • Lissa_ShrinkingJeans

      awesome! thanks, Hollie!

  • Kirsten

    (psst! I think I know where A gets her diva-like tendencies!) Mwah!!

    • Lissa_ShrinkingJeans

      I won’t tell jdogg you called him a diva, k?

  • alita

    ok ok ok… these are perfect interpretations of youth. I can honestly say that I like every single shot.

    I can’t wait to come back to your cute blog chica.


    • Lissa_ShrinkingJeans

      thanks so much, girl!

  • Elaine A.

    Their faces in the “yucky water” pic are just too good! 😀

    • Lissa_ShrinkingJeans

      thanks, Elaine! ;p

  • Jen Higgins

    I just love the yucky water shot, priceless!

  • Stacia

    Wow! What a wonderful project, and I love that you’re getting the whole family involved. We are so fortunate, and it’s nice to see parents instilling a sense of gratitude and giving back when their children are still so young.

  • Boondockramblings

    Great shots! Love it!

  • Alicejane33

    Seriously, inspiring!

  • Junemakessix

    What an awesome journey for your family….inspiring.


  • Tara

    Oh for cute! I love all their faces with the dirty water shot! Great captures!

  • Rebekah @ It Only Gets Better

    What incredible captures of youth and those great expressions!!!

  • Anonymous

    your kids are adorable and I love Averie’s “diva” pictures!!