Sisterhood Stories – 7:35

7:35 is my new personal photo project.  You probably wonder why that specific time is so important to me that it deserves it’s own project.  Well, it’s quite simple actually, I get to spend about ten minutes alone with my youngest on every school morning while we walk and wait for the school bus.  It’s a moment where time seems to stop, where we just hang out, do some silly things, play boot hockey with a chunk of ice or simply hold on to each other.  I could easily kiss him on his way out the door and wave goodbye as he’d walk to the bus stop alone, he’s old enough for it after all.  But no one can rob me of that special time.  So I get dressed, and I go out.  Rain, snow, hail, polar vortex or not, I’m standing there with him.  It’s our moment.  We have others, like bedtime reading.  But this one I hold on to, because I won’t see him until late in the afternoon, and I will miss him.  I miss both my sons when they’re at school, still, after all these years.

So, I’m gathering all the images I took on our way to the bus stop, in this last year and a half, and I’m adding more to the collection every couple of days.  I try to focus on the details, like our surroundings, the creatures we encounter, the weather, the passing of seasons, etc.  I’ll create a book with them at the end of this school year, I have around a hundred already 🙂

Here are two layouts of some images captured mostly this winter, with the iPhone. (photos edited with Faded app and layouts were made with InFrameFoto app)

A glimpse of what goes on at 7:35… Oh!  And today we were lucky to witness our first skein of geese flying overhead for this spring.  Yay!!!  A lot of things happen at 7:35…

And don’t forget, this post is part of a blog circle, visit the next sister, Sue xox





7 Comments on Sisterhood Stories – 7:35

  1. Laura Evans
    April 2, 2014 at 9:32 am (5 years ago)

    i love that you are making this time that’s already special into something else … 10 minutes where life all but stands still in your pictures. As much as my son drives me crazy i adore our adventures together. Thank you for sharing. xx

  2. Boo
    April 2, 2014 at 10:47 am (5 years ago)

    Firstly, what a fabulous project! The photos will be a brilliant record of this precious time you have together before the world claims you both for the rest of the day! Secondly, I am in awe of your ability to function at 7:35, let alone think to take pictures! Looking forward to seeing your morning time together build up over the year! xx

    • Isabelle
      April 2, 2014 at 3:50 pm (5 years ago)

      I’m up way before 7:35! lol xox

  3. Kay Maguire
    April 2, 2014 at 3:58 pm (5 years ago)

    Isabelle, this is such a great idea! I love that this is your together time, previous and fleeting but captured for ever as part of your project. I’m sure he’ll look back on these photos with fond memories 🙂

  4. Claudia
    April 2, 2014 at 5:52 pm (5 years ago)

    I love the idea and that you are seeing this through to making a book out of it. That is going to be one precious book to hold on to. To many more photos at 7:30 am sharp!

  5. Jessica
    April 4, 2014 at 9:11 pm (5 years ago)

    Love love love this! I see my own children changing so quickly, to have these type of images years from now will be such a treasure! Way to go mom! Just think what this means to your son, spending that time together is such a gift!

  6. Jill Moore
    April 15, 2014 at 5:56 am (5 years ago)

    Just love this so much – what a wonderful idea. I also love that you make this time for your son at the start of each day, so often we get caught up in everyday life and these little moments slip by unnoticed. X


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