a day in the life | kellie penn

A Day In The Life with Kellie Penn

The tardy bell rings for school at 7:45 so our day begins pretty early! None of us are morning people so it’s a challenge!  After a quick breakfast of Pop tarts (don’t judge!) Mason and Millie brushed their teeth (not sure why she’s making such a grumpy face in her picture…I wasn’t lying about not being morning people), grabbed their backpacks, and ran out the door for school.

a day in the life | kellie penn photo

a day in the life | kellie penn photo

a day in the life | kellie penn photo

In a rare turn of events, Madden actually slept longer than his siblings!  He has recently become attached to his sock monkey and I love that he has a bedtime buddy!

a day in the life | kellie penn photo

After he woke up and got settled into his morning routine, he grabbed his laptop to do work like Mommy.  We snuggled, I checked email, and he worked on his ABC’s.  We then got dressed because it was about time for the kids to come home from school.

a day in the life | kellie penn photo

a day in the life | kellie penn photo

a day in the life | kellie penn photo

My day doesn’t officially begin until I’ve had at least one cup of coffee.  My Keurig has become a trusted friend!  I love my special cup from Korea that says “I love you, my son.”

a day in the life | kellie penn photo

Mason & Millie had a half day of school and it was gorgeous outside so we decided to load up in the minivan and head out for an adventure!  Our first stop was Flesors Candy Kitchen in Tuscola.  It is one of our favorite places.  They even allowed Mason & Millie to help in making their special fountain sodas.  My kids were over the moon excited!

a day in the life | kellie penn photo

a day in the life | kellie penn photo

a day in the life | kellie penn photo

After our bellies were full, we headed to Arthur, Illinois to The Great Pumpkin Patch.  It’s a yearly tradition for our family and I was so excited that this would be Madden’s first trip to the pumpkin patch (we adopted Madden 6 months ago from Korea.  I’m so excited for all of these “firsts” with him!)!

a day in the life | kellie penn photo

The kids grabbed their wagons, got their obligatory photos in the scarecrow/pumpkin cut out, and spent time going through the mazes.

a day in the life | kellie penn photo

a day in the life | kellie penn photo

a day in the life | kellie penn photo

a day in the life | kellie penn photo

We then headed out to the pumpkin patch in search of the perfect pumpkins.

a day in the life | kellie penn photo

a day in the life | kellie penn photo

a day in the life | kellie penn photo

After successfully finding pumpkins, we headed towards home.  Madden was WAY overdue on his afternoon nap.  The car ride went from him being happy, to upset, to crashed!

a day in the life | kellie penn photo

Once home, the kids worked on their homework, and Madden spent some time playing with his John Deere tractors.

a day in the life | kellie penn photo

a day in the life | kellie penn photo

a day in the life | kellie penn photo

I then loaded up my bag for a couple of wedding consults that I had that evening.  I kissed my kids and husband goodbye and headed out to meet brides for cupcakes and to discuss their weddings.  By the time I made it home, the kids were all sound asleep.  It was such a wonderful day of making sweet memories!

a day in the life | kellie penn photo

Thank you Kellie for sharing your day with us!

a day in the life | kellie penn photoKellie Penn, Illinois
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Kellie Penn of Across the Miles Photography resides in Champaign, Illinois.  She’s a full-time wedding photographer, pastor’s wife, and mommy to Mason, Miles, Millie and Madden.  Her business is named after her son, Miles, who passed away when he was 3 months old.  She is passionate about capturing life, preserving memories and is so thankful that photography allows her that opportunity.  Her days are spent editing, blogging, filling up juice cups, watching Chuggington, volunteering at school, spending time with international students and eating cupcakes with brides.   She’s addicted to Diet Coke and loves smores made with Ghiradelli chocolate and caramel.

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14 Responses to “a day in the life | kellie penn”

  1. Shawna
    Oct 22 2012 at 11:40 am #

    Yeah for making Pro Kellie!! You do Beautiful work!! It’s pretty awesome to see pictures taken from places I have been to lol I’ve been to the Candy Kitchen and we have had a few trips to the Pumpkin Patch as well:)

    Your family is Gorgeous!! (I love how your youngest gets a drink lol)

  2. Kathy Toohey
    Oct 22 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    First time on your site. Kellie is a special lady with such a big heart. She is so talented in the work that she does. She shot my daughters wedding and left us with so many beautiful memories…

  3. Oct 22 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    I LOVE these! Kellie, your family is perfecto! :D High fives friend!!!! :D

  4. Ashley
    Oct 22 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    Beautiful family! That looks like a fun filled day :)

  5. Megan Danser
    Oct 22 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    GORGEOUS family Kellie! I don’t know how you do it all! Your family and brides are lucky to have you!

  6. Oct 22 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    You transformed family chaos into loving memories. Great work Kellie!

  7. Oct 22 2012 at 4:31 pm #

    Really beautiful! I love the one of your son at the soda fountain! :)

  8. Oct 22 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    Love the pictures, looks like a super fun day!

  9. Oct 22 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    Super cute family! Awesome photos. What a day to document life for your kiddos. :)

  10. Jenny B.
    Oct 22 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    How fun, thanks for sharing! I am from Illinois, too, even Champaign area…all my family still resides there. Totally know all the places you are talking about! How fun!

  11. Oct 22 2012 at 10:07 pm #

    LOVE!!!!

  12. Marlys Wessels
    Oct 22 2012 at 11:42 pm #

    Just beautiful Kellie, every bit of it!!

  13. Emily Baldwin
    Oct 23 2012 at 10:53 pm #

    Kellie…this article brought tears to my eyes. The day in the life is truly a great article. Thank you for capturing mu weddind day. One of the happiest days of my life. You art is absolutely beautiful. You are a very talented lady and your life always inspires me. Best wishes all to come. Emily b.

  14. Oct 24 2012 at 8:46 am #

    Beautifu! So fun to have these every day memories!

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