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Harvesting Corn

I’ll be the first to admit that our family life is a bit different than most. I grew up with my parents working 9-5, Monday through Friday and then they came home.  It was a wonderfully predictable, stable childhood and I’ll be forever grateful.

But… we’re not like that. Photographers have strange hours and farmers have long hours. Combine the two professions and we have to make family time when we can.

This means that we keep our kids up way too late, that rainy days mean “family day!” and that sometimes we’re together in the middle of a cornfield with everyone pitching in to help.

I bet our kids end up working 9-5′s.

September 14, 2012 - 3:29 pm

Ginger Unzueta - I love these pictures and the story they tell us. I can relate to the feeling of having a different life. My husband is a Marine..and travels ALOT…when he’s not travelling he commutes an hour plus so we can live in our hometown (for the first time in our 13 years of marriage) –we now home school our children..and really our days just go to a different rhythm than most. up late, sleep late…use as much precious time with daddy as a family as possible!! hugs to your family and finding what makes you work!!

September 14, 2012 - 4:23 pm

Larry Jarratt - Indeed this is how I grew up and couldn’t wait to leave the farm and get a 9-5 job, which is exactly what I did. But seeing these photos bring back a lot of joyous memories!

September 14, 2012 - 5:08 pm

Chris - Home values…family values…real life. No apologies for love, commitment, and traditional living!

September 14, 2012 - 7:02 pm

Felicia McTernan - I absolutely love reading the posts about life on the farm. It truly makes me smile to see how close your family is and how committed you all are to being together. And I adore seeing the kids driving the tractor.

September 18, 2012 - 6:23 pm

Sharon Elizabeth - oh my gawddd.. that is little keith up there looking out the tractor! too funny!

October 16, 2012 - 2:05 pm

Carrie T - Way to go Shelby!!!!

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