Debbie & Dani before 8am


Every morning she texts a photo of the baby to her husband at work and to her in-laws in Pennsylvania. There are more photos texted to the grandparents as the day goes on. And a video or two. The grandparents + great-grandmother love getting the photos throughout the day.


The second in my series of what happens in people’s homes first thing in the morning. Morning routines, ordinary moments, beauty in chaos, beauty in the mundane.

This is the morning in the life of a stay-at-home mom to one 11-month-old. Her husband leaves in the wee hours to go to work, before the two of them are up. We tried to time my arrival for a little before the baby usually wakes up, and managed to hit that just about exactly. I walked in the door and hadn’t even set my camera bag down when the first peep came from the bedroom. It’s a relaxing, slow-paced, mom-and-baby morning.

If you’re in or around Houston and interested in participating in this series, shoot me an email.

Pennsylvania grandma - I am so fortunate to have Debbie making sure I get to watch Dani grow up daily. She really does send pictures everyday & we can’t wait to see them. Your pictures were great! Thank you.November 13, 2014 – 6:03 am

Karen - Thanks for commenting! I love that she sends photos daily–what a great record you guys will all have of her life.November 17, 2014 – 11:20 am

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