Laresa Watkins

Weekly Photo Challenge: Peek

Nov 2, 2017

This week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post is “Peek.”

I took this picture when we went to the fair last month.

Jason and I both refused to go on this ride with the kids, because we’re both in the stage of life where we get sick when we spin around too many times.  We left it to Charlie to spin the teacup, and he struggled a bit until he finally gave up and they just rode around in a circle talking about what they were going to ride next.

This was toward the beginning of our day, when I was still concerned with taking pictures. I stood there like a madwoman, trying to get a picture of the kids through the little door in their teacup, but the timing had to be perfect and the door would never quite face where I was standing so I could see both kids.  This was the best one I could get, with Charlie peeking through and a glimpse of Maddie’s head.

25/31 Days

Oct 25, 2017

This weeks theme on The Daily Post is “round.”  I went searching through my pictures and found a lot with a “round” theme, and also thought about writing about being well-rounded or something like that.

But then I found this picture I took when we were on our way to Destin, FL a couple of months ago for vacation.  It’s not a great picture because I took it from the window of the truck while we were traveling around 85 mph down the interstate, plus the power lines are annoying, but it brought back a lot of summer memories so I enjoyed seeing it.

This is the giant peach in the sky (or, as we like to call it, “the giant butt in the sky”) that is right across the border in South Carolina.  I don’t care how many times you pass by it, it’s always funny!

18/31 Days

Oct 18, 2017

This week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post is “Glow.”

I just happened to take this picture of the kids and some of their friends at the zoo yesterday, and Charlie’s neon orange sweatshirt (which is his current favorite and he wears every day that the temperature is below 80 degrees and it is clean).  My phone somehow created this glow from his sweatshirt as he was attempting to photobomb this picture of the girls.

Charlie thinks this is the coolest picture ever, and that he now has some strange power to glow.

Oh, I love his imagination and personality!



5/31 Days

Oct 5, 2017

This weeks Weekly Photo Challenge from The Daily Post is “Pedestrian.”

A pedestrian is someone who walks on foot, and can also be anything related to walking. I know I walked what feels like a million miles today, and my feet are killing me!


Photo credit goes to Robin Beans. Thanks, Robin!

This picture was taken this summer on our family vacation to Destin, Florida.  I love how Maddie’s feet are exactly like mine and Charlie’s feet are exactly like Jason’s (minus the golfer’s tan;)).

Earl and #EasterPictureFiasco2017-A Spring Update

Apr 17, 2017

Ugh! I have been so lazy at this blogging thing! We’ve been so busy with homeschooling and sports and church, this has just been put on the back-burner.  Thought I would just take a minute to tell you all about some fun things that have been happening lately.

As you all know, yesterday was Easter.  We take a family picture every year, and every year it is a bit of a fiasco.  It’s hard to keep everyone clean in their Easter outfits, and then to get everyone to look at the camera and smile at the same time is  absolutely impossible! Some years we have someone to take our picture and others we don’t (those are the years that we prop the camera on the hood of the car and end up with a lopsided, blurry picture).

This year, the problem was all me.  I just couldn’t get it together!


Pretty sure Jason was telling me to do something about my hair in this one…


I’m trying!


….and got it! This is as good as it’s getting.  😉

I love looking back at out pictures every year and seeing how the kids have grown and how our family is changing.  I remember the years that I had just had a baby and couldn’t find any clothes to fit.  In some pictures the kids have already taken off their shoes or we’re struggling to hold one of them still, or there’s a random animal passing by.  One thing, though, remains the same: Jason Watkins.  How does that man manage to look perfect in every picture? I just don’t understand!

In all seriousness, I love seeing the evidence of Jesus’ love in our life.  This year, Easter took on a new meaning as I witnessed Charlie begin to grasp what Easter really means: that Jesus is real and he died and rose from the grave for him personally.  I am praying fervently for his salvation, and would appreciate if you would join me in this.


Another fun thing is our squirrel, Earl.  We weren’t able to save his two siblings, but we did raise him successfully after a fall from a tree in our yard.  We released him about a week ago and we enjoy visits from him almost every day. 

I hope you’re enjoying this spring as much as we are!






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