Thursday, November 8, 2012


Photobucket Love how my 7 year old is learning. Love to walk into her bedroom to see something like this.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I heart Faces~ Orange

Photobucket The theme of the contest is orange and because I didn't have time to specifically take a photo that involved the color, I found this one from my recent shoot with my kids. Love it so much for 2 reasons. 1. Evelyn is soaring. 2. Macky in the background looking so adorable. Photo Challenge Submission

Home is...

It has been 125 days since we left Seattle. We have survived extreme heat, 3 first days of school, 2 birthdays, our 9 year anniversary, in laws visiting, a family member with an extreme personal crisis, hours of Victorious, Hannah Montana, My Little Ponies and Mighty Machines. We have also experienced hours of playtime with cousins, Monte starting a new job, Me being a Girl Scout co-leader, volunteering at school, gaining 15 pounds, joining the YMCA to try to fight those 15 pounds, new episodes of The Walking Dead, and Trick or Treating, mid-west style. There is so much more to tell and I wish I had chronicled it all on the blog, but it was just so overwhelming. Now? I think this is home. I know this is home because it's where these guys live. Photobucket

Monday, June 4, 2012


The challenge at i heart faces this month is "All Boy". This shot of Mac surrounded by his "traffic" just sums up boyhood to me. Enjoy. Photobucket Photo Challenge Submission

Friday, May 11, 2012

i heart faces

I haven't blogged in quite sometime. In fact, after I got to a staggering day 9 in my 365 project, I must have fallen off the face of the earth or something. Anyway, just popping in because I want to enter the i heart faces challenge. The theme is "Hey Girl". I have many, many pics of my girls. However, I keep falling in love with this image of Mac shyly giving flowers to Feliz, our Thai au pair. I did this photo shoot for her because after 2 1/2 years, she is leaving next week:( Photobucket Photo Challenge Submission

Monday, January 9, 2012

Day 9

Walked in to the kitchen to find all 3 kids having "coffee" this evening.

Day 8

Caught the girls while out riding with the neighbors. Wow, this is pushing me to really photograph things I wouldn't normally pull out the camera for...

day 7

Yes, I did take this on the right day, but am just now getting around to blogging it. This is turning out to be more challenging than I thought. This pic was taken poorly with a flash and I tried to salvage it, but the edit is strange, I'm aware:) I do like the image of my little girl freshly bathed and pj'd.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Day 4

No explanation necessary. Although I do believe there is still a lot of work to do here...


Day 3 (actually taken on day 3, although posting a day late)

So it still counts, right? The important thing is taking the photo each day, not exactly the posting of it. And I did have to climb 2 flights of stairs to get my camera and take a photo when I remembered around 5 when it was already dark and I knew I wouldn't get my best photo. I found this book Charlotte wrote at school and thought this needed to be documented. My little girl learning to write! Big accomplishment!!!
Translated "She slammed the door." I was thrilled that I looked at it and could understand what she was trying to write. This was a whole book titled "The Biggest Valentine." Photobucket

Monday, January 2, 2012

Day 2

I love to see a child who enjoys reading a good book! I bet you didn't think I'd make it through day 2:)


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Day 1

What a perfect way to start the new year. I do not often follow through with things, but I am going to attempt this 365 project. It's fitting to start the project with my 3 favorite kids, walking together in a beautifully unposed fashion. I LOVE how they (can sometimes) love each other:)