Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Catching Up

Sign- This was my sign to get to the beach!  (At eleven o'clock in the morning.)

Inequality- It's funny how different these two are to me already.  I hear so often that Conner looks exactly like Walker.  I suppose that's true, but Conner just looks like Conner to me.  The same way Walker looks like Walker and not his dad. :)


4 days old

2 1/2 months old

Friday, May 18, 2012


My two favorite bodies of water

 Lake Windover

Lake Superior

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


I enjoyed this.

Texture: the visual and especially tactile quality of a surface


I thought we were on texture today- not sunflare... 

Here's one from my archives.

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Are you tired of seeing my kids in these pictures yet?

Time out is not his favorite.  
(Excuse the baggie in the bottom shot.)

We are celebrating the end of Aaron's school year.  It will be so nice to have him home and able to be with us for the summer.  It has been a looooooooooong year with school, studying and work taking up all of his time.  This is the first summer in three years that Aaron is not taking classes and we intend to enjoy it!
My mantra can now be "one more year" instead of "just two years."
It's not easy.  But I'm blessed and thankful to have a husband who is willing to work hard to put our family in a better place.  We don't know where we will end up once he's done with school, but we know that we'll be here for at least one more year. 

Friday, May 11, 2012


There were a few things that said bold to me today:
A turtle crossing a busy road
My son going down a slide by himself
The same son sneaking bites of brownies.

But I didn't get pictures of any of those.  And as I sat thinking about what to use for this challenge, it inspired me.  I have been redecorating my house.  Kelli was giving me all kinds of ideas on how to use the space I have and it motivated me to make this house mine. 
I am making a reading nook in my upstairs hallway and I had picked up this chair at a garage sale last weekend. 
 It needs to be painted and then it will go into my reading area for Walker (and someday soon, Conner).  I have been debating what color to paint it but thinking about the word bold made me decide to go for it.
Here it is with the start of one coat.  This, for me, is bold:

Thursday, May 10, 2012

What Makes Me Smile

 His smiles.  I can enjoy the newborn stage but I really like each stage after it!

Mr Personality.  I love his spunk and attitude.

All Alone

I've got to come back to this one!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


I'm going back through my photos for this one.  I'm getting excited to be able to spend time here again this summer.

My Shadow

One of my shadows

Shadow #2 

"Mom hold you"     "Cwoser"    "Mom come too?!"

Excuse the quality of this photo, but this is what I see most of the day!


I have several pictures for this but as I'm currently having issues (read shattered lens, camera not reading through cable to upload pictures) I will add them later. 

For now- can you find the reflection(s) in this shot? 


I don't think I need words for these.


As I mentioned, I was out of town this weekend. 
I got to go and see this street again:

The trees are taller, and fuller but it is still the street of my childhood.
Another view:

Potholes, washboards and all!

I haven't given up!

I've been out of town and I will catch up on posting the last few days of the photo challenge as soon as I get a chance today.

Thursday, May 3, 2012


When Conner was born there were so many cases of RSV around here that they closed the maternity wing of the hospital to all children, siblings or not.  This meant that Walker did not get to meet Conner until we took him home.  This is their first meeting. 

They did not stay strangers for very long!  Walker loves being a big brother and gives Conner countless kisses and hugs everyday.  I love to watch the two of them together, Walker is great at coaxing those great big smiles from Conner and Conner doesn't seem to mind the loud, sometimes rough treatment. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Day 2 Movement

I went back through my pictures for this one.  Walker's first time experiencing mud puddles.

This one is from today- a daily sight around here.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Busy, Busy

In addition to Walker's birthday party, we also had Conner's baptism last week.

Walker has been refusing to be in pictures lately so this is our family portrait from the evening.

He's close to 15 pounds and I wasn't sure the dress would fit but it went on without any problems.  My mother made it out of her wedding dress, it's the same one that Walker wore.
Conner was perfectly content throughout the service, Walker, not so much...

There's definitely a sense of peace that comes with knowing your children are baptised.  We pray they will always keep their faith.

May Photo Challenge Day 1

I'm doing the May Photo Challenge as created by Mindi.

Here is my attempt at bokeh.