Saturday, January 31, 2009


i am forever on the search for the best products for our little man. his skin is the complete opposite of mine, he is very dry. this time of year really dries his hair out. i've been going into salons looking and searching on the internet for a good product. after 3 separate places recommended this moroccan oil...i decided to give it a try. even at wholesale prices it is not cheap...but he deserves the best and we want something that works well. so far i'm really liking it! if you have dry hair you'll have to give this a try. :)


i didn't have a pic for i'm giving you my favorite outtake of the fire contest shots!

Friday, January 30, 2009


he makes us so happy!


as i drove past this car in the ditch, i knew i needed to turn around and take a pic. we have record snowfall this year...and this just goes to prove it! :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


these silly girls kept begging me for a slice of lemon today. i finally gave in and boy did we have fun. i have bunch more pics that i will put up tomorrow on my other blog...but i couldn't go to bed tonight without getting these up on here! i have some loyal fans that i thoroughly disappoint if i don't post. or, ummm, something like that...

Monday, January 26, 2009


is there something wrong with this picture?!?! what my kids won't do for fun?!?!?

we're calling this one "lil' sis, big sis".


i love our son to pieces! he just keeps getting cuter and cuter!


this is the sunrise we woke up was gorgeous! the kids were completely impressed with this icicle. :)


we had a wonderful weekend get-away! the girls loved to go hide under the waterfall and get soaked. i had fun playing with a slow shutter speed and the falling water!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


our little girl is falling in love with books, and it makes me so happy! i totally love vintage Dick and Jane stories.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009




we needed to get out today, so we headed out on a drive to take pics. the girls helped me scout out photo opportunities. we stopped along the way on dirt roads to take pics. i took a bunch of pics of them, but decided to go with these for my project {365}.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Today's impact on history means a lot for our precious son.


This is now my life. He can reach the tables and counters now. He pulls everything down and makes a mess. This cereal ended up EVERYWHERE!!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009


my oldest dd (12) loves to help me take pics. well, all the girls do...but she is getting the hang of using my camera. i set the settings and metered for this, then she took the camera and clicked some shots. i'm going to count it as a sp. :)


the part of this project that i love is that it is making me takes shots that i've always wanted to shoot. this was taken yesterday on a drive over to another town to do some shopping. we drive by this spot everytime we go, and everytime my eyes soak up the beauty in this little moment. everytime i think it would make a great pic, and think i should stop. the thing order to get the pic, i had to pull over on the highway with cars whizzing by. but you know what...i did it, because i didn't want to keep wishing that i would do it. not only are my technical skills improving in huge ways, i am thoroughly enjoying the motivation to capture the beauty i see in my life.

Friday, January 16, 2009


We just wrapped up a game of Camp. It's a fun outdoorsy camping game...and we learn about wildlife in the process. It is freezing outside, so it was a perfect night to sit around a boardgame where the center of it is a bonfire.
*on a side note--hudson is already feeling better. the meds are kicking in and helping him. praise Jesus!


sorry to have to do this to the grandmas...i know they don't want to see him like this. but this is what my day involved. hudson woke up from his nap having a really hard time breathing so i took him in to the clinic. he is now on some antibiotic for ear infection and some steroids for breathing. poor thing! but on an exciting note while we went through the McDonald's drive thru on the way home there was a big fire in the garage apartments next to it. the girls were thrilled to be watching the firefighters in action. i was bummed that i hadn't grabbed my camera on the way out the door. that would have made a better entry than my poor little guy!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Here you have pic of the day. I tried to get a fun, creative shot of a couple of my girls today, but it was freezing outside. Hey, at least we tried. My desires to get some creative shots in today were shot down by a sick baby that needs his off to cuddle my boy and watch American Idol with my daughter who is sick now too.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


So I went out tonight...this is how I looked. This is how people look when they go out when it is -22.

Monday, January 12, 2009


This was the essence of my day. We've been having another blizzard outside, so it is one of those snuggle up and stay warm days. Plus we spent the weekend sledding, so the kids are tired today. They played some board games by the fire, then I spent the afternoon enjoying it. If you are new and don't know this about me...I love playing with fires. Love it! Until it means I have to go outside and bring more wood in...then I get all cold and that's not fun.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


We had a blast today! It was our neice's birthday. We celebrate together as a whole family all of the cousin's birthdays. we all bundled up and headed to the hill for some sledding. It was the perfect day! My oldest dd didn't quite catch air like my bro-in-law, but I love this picture of her. Because *I* know she has a huge smile on her face under that scarf and her eyes are smiling too!

(It was a long day and I have lots of pics. I'll put them up on my other blog tomorrow--but I couldn't skip today's entry on here!)

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Today we spent time with our dear friends...went to the Cub Scouts pinewood derby, ate pancakes, went sledding, had pizza, played wii, and had some great laughs. This little dearie just loves Hudson. She followed him around all night touching his hair. She love textures and Hudson's hair has to be one of her favorites.

Friday, January 9, 2009


so tell me this...when do you think they will get tired of having their pictures taken? we still have 356 days left to go. :) is this project going to lead them to vanity?!?!


Matt suggested the girls should give Hudson a spoon of peanut butter to see what he thought of it. They were so excited to do it. We all had some good laughs watching him eat peanut butter for the first time.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I took this pic today because I want to remember us all gathered around the table working on school. Hudson chills out in his high chair listening to us read. Everyone spreads their books out and our day begins. We have a schoolroom, but for some reason we've migrated to the dining room table. I think it's the bright sun that comes in.

Today I realized that I don't want to take these times for granted. I can get so caught up in all that needs to be done that I forget to take time to realize how blessed I am! I understand that this pic might not mean much to those that see it, but what it resembles is something that I never want to forget.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


My daughters are as into this 365 project as I am. This girlie has really, really wanted me to get a pic of her jumping to post. I love the practice for fast shutter speeds, so I'm willing to do what my little model wants. We'll be working on perfecting this shot to a full body shot. ;)

Monday, January 5, 2009


So today I had to post two pics today...because it was such a special moment with these two. Hudson fell and hit his mouth. We settled him down, then she asked if she could hold him. The two of them snuggled in together like that for the longest time and pretty soon he fell fast asleep with his big sissy. I was able to go finish lunch and school with the big girls. Please excuse the orange marker on her face...while she was coloring during our schooling this morning, she colored on her face. She looked at me and said, "Good thing these are washable, right mom?" Oh I just love these two!!!!!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009


I'm sad that I have to take this down. I love the cozy feel that it adds to my dining room. I'm such a goober and like to leave my decorations up as long as I possibly can.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Date Nite!

We got to go out on a date tonight!!! Whoohoo...we couldn't remember the last time we went out for dinner and a movie. It was so much fun. Like every good 365'r, I took my camera to get my pic of the day in. (plus this counts as a sp for this week!) :D

Friday, January 2, 2009


i purchased this little treasure from a fabric store last fall. there is just something about him that i love.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


do you think my family is wondering why i've just taken on this challenge? wonder how many of these shots we'll see over the coming year. :)