A month in review. We did more stuff than this, cool things, but I don't carry my camera with me everywhere anymore. Especially seeing as I normally have 2 kids and a dog everywhere I go. But I thought I'd post a few just to remember it by. :)


Hike up Little Kennesaw Mountain


I Heart Faces-Fix it Friday #67

It's been awhile since I did any editing, so I thought I'd freshen up my skillz. :)

Used Adobe CS3 and played with it A LOT. I can remember most of the steps if anyone is interested in how I got from the original to here.


Fix-It Friday #67

Edited. Thought I'd playup the bright sunlight in the background, kind of give it that playing in the woods kind of feel.


Tales of my crazy Sam


See the face in the picture, that about says it all, ya know? He's two. I get it. And he's also Miguel's son, I get that too. Most of the time the things he does, just make us laugh. He's totally a clown. But his latest round of antics has unintended consequences. At least ones he doesn't think of as he strips off all of his clothes and diaper and proceeds to run around the house, laughing and giggling. Two days ago, as I was making dinner, the kids were watching Nick, Jr. in the bedroom. I call them for dinner, and Sam shows up butt naked. He climbs up on the table, and proclaims, "eat!!". As if eating naked was the way it is done, especially when putting your bare butt on the dinner table. Nice, Sam, nice. Yesterday, he strips naked, and proceeds to play on my bed. I've already done my laundry and I am bringing it back up to put it away and he decides peeing on the comforter I JUST WASHED, was super uber duber funny. HA HA HA...HA....HA. I love my crazy Sam, and he keeps us laughing, but he is so so mischievous. There's conflicting information out there that says that boys get easier as they get older. I might believe that if you factor in attitudes. Speaking of, can you see the attitude written all over Kate's face here?


Anyway, I took some bath time pics yesterday. Trying to get my creative energies back. They've seemingly been on break when it comes to my own kids. But I miss seeing happy pictures of them on my computer, so I'm thinking about bring back the 365 project. I've never finished one, but maybe it's time I did. It would be interesting to see how much everything changes over a year, especially while the kids are little like they still are. Life flies by so fast, and we hardly get a chance to really enjoy every day. It would be nice to have a picture from at least one day showing the joys of that particular day. So yeah, I think I will bring the project back. It'll be fun........

One more because she's actually giving me her sweet Katie smile. :)


July 4th

I'm sure one day, the kids will look back at the blogger entries (or maybe they won't) and wonder where we disappeared to for so long. No excuses or reasons, really. Other than I haven't been in a very blogging mood lately. Any case, I wanted to post pictures of July 4th to share with everyone. It wasn't terribly eventful. Miguel had to work, so after work we went down to where the neighborhood was setting off their fireworks and sat on the driving range and enjoyed a pretty awesome show. Definitely a must for next year. Enjoy the pics. :)


Sigh....if I'll ever get back into it....

It's just so busy around here. I get on the computer for maybe 20-30 minutes a day, and that's normally paying bills or catching up with everyone on Facebook. Anyway, business has been picking up too, so I thought I'd post a couple from a shoot last week, I think it was. Sharyn purchased the 1 year package for Logan, so this last shoot was for his 6 months pics. Enjoy!!!

This little guy loves the camera. :)


Wordless Wednesday


Time flies....

It took us almost an entire month to get the computer up, mostly because the basement still isn't painted. But in time we'll get done. I wanted to post a couple of recent pics of the kids, even though they aren't so recent anymore. So here ya go, Sam and his luscious lashes, and Katie and her rock star attitude.



Springtime and Easter


A Light exists in Spring
Not present on the Year
At any other period —
When March is scarcely here

A Color stands abroad
On Solitary Fields
That Science cannot overtake
But Human Nature feels.

It waits upon the Lawn,
It shows the furthest Tree
Upon the furthest Slope you know
It almost speaks to you.

Then as Horizons step
Or Noons report away
Without the Formula of sound
It passes and we stay —

A quality of loss
Affecting our Content
As Trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a Sacrament.

~Emily Dickinson


I Heart Faces-Fix it Friday #49

Another one for fun.....


Fix #1
BW Fix

I heart Faces Dramatic BW Challenge

My entry for this weeks I heart Faces challenge. Bringing back an oldie from our vacation to St Thomas. Sigh.....


A little bit of fun....I heart Faces Fix it Friday

I heart Faces has a fix it friday every friday and I thought today I'd participate to take a break from the craziness that is my life. Here's the original photo.


Using Photoshop CS3, I did these fixes.


A home in progress....

Notice in the title of my post, I did not say "house", I said "home". I am so excited for this house we bought to become our home. We're in the home stretch now. And despite a few unexpected delays (ahem, termites), I think our April 15th goal of being completely moved in is attainable. I hope this house will be our home for years to come. It suits our personalities and provides the kind of environment we want to live in and raise the kids. And I can just hear some groans, and people saying, here she goes again gushing about the house. But I just luuurrvvves it so much. So anyway, if you want to see the beginning pics, you can check out this post here, or the flickr set here.
So these are some of the in between pics. Kind of. We've put down the hardwoods in the basement, taken care of our moisture/termite problem at the front door, in the process of repainting the kitchen cabinets and the rest of the house, working on the landscaping around the house, some deck work, and lots of other little fixes. The next post will probably be pics of us all moved in. :) I hope.

Engineered hardwoods in the basement

New backdoor, because the old one Nick struck with lightning
New front door because the moisture/termites made it seem like a good idea
A kitchen in progress
Making the deck safe for the dogs and the kids

Backyard firepit/play area
path up to the patio/deck and the grassy play area
And a bonus pic of the path along the lake
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