365 Days of Gratitude. 15 Days 56-70

It’s been over two weeks since I posted gratitude days. In the last 2 weeks I traveled to La Vegas for the WPPI photography conference, missed the second major ice storm and came home to a small injury from my daughter. 15 days. I can give you 15 things I’m grateful for…in no particular order!!!
flying safely to Vegas

getting to visit my cousin at Nellis Air Force Base

getting to watch the Thunder Birds practice

Winning a silver award for a print at WPPI

shopping at a very cool thrift shop and scoring!!

being able to visit two dear photography friends….one whom I haven’t seen in years.

paying 269.00 instead of 750.00 for a new phone.

getting to see my first Vegas show

visiting Red Rock Canyon

photographing my beautiful cousin’s 16 year old daughter (2nd cousin?)

flying safely home to melted ice

thrilled to pick up my kids

grateful for my routine of mom stuff, barn stuff, school stuff and home stuff

even more grateful that my daughter did not do more damage to her hand/finger than she did

and number 15…happy that i got caught up on my 365 days of gratitude when i could have so easily quit since i was behind. woot!


365 Days of Gratitude. Day 54 & 55

Day 54: Grateful for mom’s who still get their daughters new coats.


Day 55: Today was a very productive day. Edits + workout + barn chores + Anna editing + professor stuff + getting my truck checked out + a kitty funeral + sea turtle report to name a few. so today, I am grateful for productivity.

365 Days of Gratitude. Day 49-52

Day 49: Always grateful for my riding lessons. Walker and I click really well. So happy to be able to do the things I love to do.
Day 50: Aubrey Grayce and I shopping with my mom and dad. GRATEFUL!!

Day 51: Tonight was the area’s American Advertising Awards Gala. So grateful to be part of such a creative group of people. My daughter and her bestie, as production designers on an invitation we worked on. They were thrilled to be honored at such a grownup event. A winner in every aspect tonight. Family, friends, career and personal life. A few images from the night…


Day 52: A silly thing to be grateful for, but grateful none the less. My dad picked up some new windshield wipers for me today. They are amazing. Really. Completely noiseless. I couldn’t believe it. My wipers have never been noiseless. #amazedbythelittlethings.

365 Days of Gratitude. Day 48

Day 48: Today I spent the afternoon working in my office. I love my office, it is one of my happy places. This is an Illustration was doodled by a former student several years ago on a paper table cloth. I remember discussing how creative I might seem, yet, I still couldn’t draw. One of the students at the table understood, agreed and drew this for me to try and prove her point. I disagree Carin. This drawing will always be one of my favorites. See you CAN draw. ©Carin Crain Ellis


365 Days of Gratitude. Day 45

Day 45: Grateful that I work for a higher education university who conducts events such as the Delta Symphony Orchestra and middle school kids in the region. What a wonderful and cultural experience for them and what a treat for parents. Full house as you can see, we were waaaay in the back but it was still very nicely done.Image