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kellyvia

kellyvia Home is Uganda, from NC, USA •Happy Wife •Mother to 6 (5 girls, 1 baby boy) •Missions •Adoption •Photography •Homeschooling •Saying Yes to Jesus http://www.thevias.com/
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This past weekend we all jumped in the river nile. it was hot, the water was cool, and it was fantastic. even baby boy had a wonderful time...n***d and free, splashing around & watching his sisters swim all around him.



today i am celebrating my amazing and talented friend @tessiewallace! tessie is a master underwater photographer, a light chaser, and she is a very encouraging ig friend to me. i absolutely love her work and i'd encourage you to go check out her account; i bet you'll be inspired! (and you'll also want to go buy all the underwater gear stat!) #tessie10kcelebration


#happiness_jp #tws_faceless #insta_themedshots_159 #wildkids4wildlife #csm_magic #facelessweek_nio #project_faceless #faceless_friday 
#wilderness_kids #runwildmychild  #kidswhoexplore #theoutdoorchild #adventureswithchildren #wildandfreechildren #wildandbravelittles #letthemexplore #cameramama #candidchildhood #letthembelittle #my_magical_moments
#wildandbravelittles #magicofchildhood #talesofthemoment #thiswildlingsoul  #artofstorytelling_ig #dearestviewfinder #theartofchildhood #childhoodwonders #purelyauthenticchildhood

comment 64 star 346 Yesterday

“for you were made from dust, and to dust you will return.” genesis 3:19 • “if we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world." cs lewis. •

welcome to our #living_lent_loop.  together, we are creating weekly offerings of photographs, representations of the longings of our hearts during each week of this lenten season. next up is the lovely: @sageduboisphoto




#thejourneywithlight #christiancreative #calledtocreate #gatherandtend #let_there_be_delight #ourlightwithin #storytellinghands #project_faceless #christianity #cslewis #fms_simple #075_simplicity #tws_faceless #wildandfreechildren #letthemexplore #csm_magic #wilderness_kids #kidswhoexplore #lensloveandbeyond #galleryoflightfeature #follow_this_light #ournaturedays #depthobsessed #bokehislife #bokeh_shots #exploringcreativephotography #helios #creativecloud_motion

comment 65 star 271 6 days ago

This little stinker is a daddy's girl. monday's are grocery day in town, & daddy does the shopping. so, of course she was his little shopping sidekick, and of course, she proudly came home with a lolly as a special treat for "helping daddy." no wonder she's a daddy's girl 😉.




#candidchildhood #shared_joy #simplychildren #magicofchildhood #talesofthemoment #artofstorytelling_ig #theartofchildhood #pixel_kids #candidchildhood #thephotographersnotebook #hoto_19  #letthembelittle
#theeverydayportrait  #snapfromtheheart #purelyauthenticchildhood  #ourcandidlife #ltbd_green #cm_green3 #documentyourdays_green #mmm_green2 #tsj_thecolorgreen
#cw_light #galleryoflightfeature #cc_colorgreen #fam_green #kotl_negativespace #lemonadeandlenses #tvc_2019_kellygreen #weekly_green

comment 52 star 262 2 weeks ago

Documenting the beauty in our everyday...the common parts of our days that will one day be sweet memories. like...the way he spends 20+ minutes "eating" an apple while making the biggest mess ever. i had the best time just studying my boy from behind the lens watching him and capturing this moment. now if only i documented what the floor looked like beneath him...




#childhoodwonders #candidchildhood #shared_joy #my_magical_moments #capture_your_stories #the_sugar_jar #simplychildren #wildandbravelittles #magicofchildhood #talesofthemoment #freezeamoment1 #artofstorytelling_ig #documentyourmemories_ #theartofchildhood #pixel_kids #one_magic_moment #cameramama #candidchildhood #dearestviewfinder #thiswildlingsoul #documentyourdays  #deeplyauthentic #thephotographersnotebook #savorlifeintensely #letthembelittle #theeverydayportrait  #snapfromtheheart #purelyauthenticchildhood  #ourcandidlife #hoto_19

comment 10 star 245 2 weeks ago

"kia & her boda boda gang." if you've ever seen a cuter motorcycle crew, just let me know...


this year i have joined @theodoraofosuhima in her weekly photo challenge #letsclick52 for a fun and approachable group project. each week a new theme will be posted, so be on the lookout! this week’s theme is "all lined up."

this is a weekly loop (#letsclick52loop) to show support to each other, dm if you would like to join the list. please click on the next photographer to follow the loop and view our interpretation for this week!
🍃
next up: the beautiful @theodoraofosuhima ❤️




#startswithm_hp (motorcycle)
#cm_bnw2 #moc_095 #kids_in_bnw #bnw_littles #bnw_kids_ #tpn_play #p52_portraits #childhoodwonders #candidchildhood #shared_joy #my_magical_moments #capture_your_stories #the_sugar_jar #simplychildren #wildandbravelittles #runwildmychild #talesofthemoment #pixel_kids #freezeamoment1 #artofstorytelling_ig  #documentyourmemories_ #theartofchildhood #one_magic_moment #lookslikefilmkids

comment 109 star 599 2 weeks ago

She has coveted her big sisters' dollies & has wanted her own for a long time. now that she is 4, she is a "big girl" and can take care of her own og dollie! so of course we found a way to get her one...and kia has been taking her on all the adventures all day long! so, so sweet! also, how cute is it that her dolly looks so much like her? too cute. four year old big girl day = made!!



#cm_bnw2 #cys_action #dv_brandnew #kids_in_bnw #bnw_littles #bnw_kids_ #shared_bnw_moments #themonochromaticlens #theoutdoorchild #artofstorytelling_ig #letthembelittle #snapfromtheheart #purelyauthenticchildhood #documentyourdays #cameramama #candidchildhood #the_sugar_jar #my_magical_moments #momtogs #pixel_kids #theartofchildhood #simplychildren #talesofthemoment #shared_joy #thephotographersnotebook  #ogdolls #ourgenerationdolls #tpn_play #fam_movement #llb_movement

comment 30 star 356 3 weeks ago

Wrapping up this weekend with a few friendly (read competitive) games of sequence at the dining table with my two oldest. i am realizing more often these days how quickly these children of ours are growing up...i am so thankful they still get excited when i pull out a game and ask if they want to play!
also, i should add...my second born (top) won both times. and i thought i was good at this game, ha!




#whpweekend #tc_mums #artofstorytelling_ig #weeklywednesday_18 #collectivemama #eyecandyproject52 #sj_faceless #tws_faceless #gotd_2138 #da_ourbigkids #sm_faceless
#project_faceless #loveourbigkids #documentyourmemories_ #exploredocumentary #documentyourdays #storytellinghands #theartofchildhood #talesofthemoment #parenthood_moments #thephotographersnotebook 
#our_everyday_moments #capture_your_stories #embraceeverydayjoyfully #memoirsofmotherhood #realmotherhoodseries #motherhoodiscolorful #momswithcameras #tme_women #clickthrough2019

comment 27 star 245 3 weeks ago

We have found our home along the banks of the #rivernile for the past six years. jinja, uganda is a town of beautiful people, both locals & expats, from many different backgrounds and ethnicities. the river nile is for sure the source of life of this town, offering electricity from the dam, food from the fisherman, means of travel for the boat captains, and water for everyday life for many familes living along it's shores. there are many who find these waters perfect for sport; actually it is said that kayakers & rafters travel from all over the world to ride these amazing waters. and the wildlife & year-around tropical foilage you'll find along it's banks are breathtaking. we consider ourselves very blessed to call jinja home for this season of our lives. •



(jinja, uganda, africa)

as dorothy said, there’s no place like home. we all have a unique view of the world from our little corner of planet earth. once a month, we are documenting the cultures, traditions, and natural beauty of where we live. travel the world as you make the loop or follow the tag #wherewelive_loop. next up: the beautiful @shaycathleen ❤️




#galleryoflightfeature #follow_this_light #fiftyshades_of_nature #raw_allnature #raw_waters  #raw_moody #tv_allnature #still_life_nature #natures_marvels #bpa_nature #allkindsofnature #naturelove_gr #nature_sultans #amazing_shots #ournaturedays #nature_skyshotz #nb_nature_brilliance #nature #nature_worldwide_miracles #theafricanlens #checkoutafrica #everydayafrica #africageophoto #nileriver #uganda #jinja #insta_themedshots_156 #myfeatureshoot

comment 102 star 502 3 weeks ago

The kiddos played on the swings in the tree, corban bathed for nearly an hour, dad stoked the fire pit, and we enjoyed dinner outdoors as the sun set down behind our compound walls. there is a lot that is hard about living in uganda, but evenings like these bring peace & joy to my soul and make me want to stay here forever. •

#howiedit i shot this with my #canon60d using a #helios44_2 lens. i edited it in the lightroom for android app. swipe to see sooc.




#themh_collective #canonfanphoto #cw_light #exploringcreativephotography 
#p52_storytelling #theoutdoorchild  #wildandfreechildren #wildandbravelittles #letthemexplore #tpn_movement #artofstorytelling_ig #letthembelittle #let_there_be_delight 
#galleryoflightfeature  #follow_this_light  #the_aftershot #remarkablyimagined #cameramama #theartofchildhood #candidchildhood #my_magical_moments #magicofchildhood #purelyauthenticchildhood #tpn_play #fam_movement #llb_movement #cys_action

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This. this is how i found my 9 & 11 year old girls this afternoon. and i'm not sure whether to cry or laugh, or cry & laugh. this i know for sure...they had a lot of fun. this i also know for sure...they will be staying outside until daddy gets home and decides what in the world to do with this mess, ha! oh motherhood, you never ceases to amaze me.



#p52_storytelling #sj_faceless #wilderness_kids #runwildmychild #theoutdoorchild #adventureswithchildren #wildandfreechildren #letthemexplore #project_faceless #faceless_friday #atdiff_faceless #honestlyparents
#loveourbigkids #shared_joy #cameramama #candidchildhood #capture_your_stories #the_sugar_jar #theartofchildhood #tpn_play #documentyourmemories_ #documentyourdays #artofstorytelling_ig #talesofthemoment #magicofchildhood #themh_collective #savorlifeintensely #clickinmoms #childhoodwonders #purelyauthenticchildhood

comment 117 star 618 4 weeks ago

Tuesdays in bukaleba with our @arise_africa children's home is one of our favorite parts of the week! even though our via kids get super creative and plan all sorts of hands-on learning activities to reinforce the day's bible lesson, many times the children just love the simple joy of a blank sheet of paper and a handful of crayons to draw and shade what they learned that day. so...we try to often provide this activity, since it seems to be an absolute favorite for all the children...even mine!



#viasinuganda #readersareleaders #volunteer #missionarykids #missionarylife #homeschoollife #homeschool
#fms_littledetails #fms_inspirational 
#fms_create #p52_storytelling #beinstainspired #talesofthemoment #artofstorytelling_ig #letthembelittle #theeverydayportrait  #documentyourdays #theartofchildhood #deeplyauthentic #snapfromtheheart  #candidchildhood #capture_your_stories #magicofchildhood #shared_joy

comment 47 star 287 4 weeks ago