Photo a Day Challenge: June 1 – Paper


Ashley at The Confessions of a Working Mum began this June photo challenge.

I asked my girls if they would do it too, on their Instagrams. They objected. “No one does that, dad,” one kid snarled. “Except for nerds.” The look on her face demonstrated that she realized who she was dealing with – and what I am.

I like the idea of this challenge, even though I’ll take the rest of them on my cruddy Coolpad Android (Marie took this one with her iPhone.)

It’s Elise’s letter of intent to play soccer at Warren Wilson College in the fall. I’m so proud of her. Coach Lydia drove to Matthews from Swannanoa to sign Elise officially. We had lunch (enchiladas!) and a long, wonderful conversation with coach afterward.

I’ll post my daily photos here, in between posts, every day.

You should take part. It’s not too late. Check the list on Ashley’s blog, and get to clicking. I wanted to start with a photo of origami; when Elise’s signing happened June 1, I knew that was the only paper that mattered today!

paper quote




  1. cindy knoke says:

    since i was a little kid, i super admired her~

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Amelia seemed a perfect quotable for the day with Elise!

  2. Lyn says:

    Now that is something to be proud of. Warren Wilson college are fortunate to have her on board. Well done Elise 🙂

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I beamed yesterday, Lyn. This school and soccer program fit my girl perfectly. Thanks!

  3. Holly says:

    Congratulations to Elise!

    I like the idea of this challenge. Already that puts me a day behind, but I may just go for it. I need “fun” creativity right now.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks Holly! The word today is ‘sunshine,’ on an overcast Carolina day. I hope you do it. I’m no photographer, but I’ll find a way!

  4. stomperdad says:

    Owls are wicked predators. I won’t mess with ’em. Go Elise! 🙂

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      They’re badass, Eric, badass. The school has an awesome logo. Thanks!

      1. stomperdad says:

        That’s what I was just looking up. Simple yet intimidating. Much better than my alma matter – Frostburg State Bobcats. They opted with a footprint instead of an angry feline.

      2. Eli Pacheco says:

        Frostburg is the best part of that school name, Eric.

      3. stomperdad says:

        It wasn’t any colder than Canada 🙂

      4. Eli Pacheco says:

        It’s just intimidating.

        “Who do you guys play this weekend?”

        “Frostburg State.”

        “Oh, crap.”

  5. ksbeth says:

    congratulations and what a wonderful, life-changing piece of paper!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I was a proud papa sitting next to her as she signed it, Beth.

  6. Nix says:

    Congrats to all of you 🙂 what an exciting new chapter!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks! It’s a perfect fit for her.

  7. Kisma says:

    A gorgeous shot and what a fabulous memory made! Congrats Elise and the perfect quote!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Isn’t that owl mascot cool? I hope today’s will be half as cool.

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