Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
for hubby-hugs this morning
for accessories that make a drab outfit feel fabulous
and purple glimmery-shimmery eyeshadow
for Bethypoo smiles
and Emmabear hugs
for friends who were willing to come out on this foggy cold day to attempt a play date
for public libraries and colorful storybooks
for my mother who called just because I'm her daughter, just because she loves me!
for hot (homemade!) soup to warm my hands
for baby boy cuddles
and little girl giggles
for Decaf Verona coffee ("my favorite and my best")
for a little bit of quiet time in my crazy day - and intermission between act 1 & 2 of Katie-Abigail's energetic day today!
for peace during a difficult time
for bubble baths
and a book to read while I thaw
for beautiful music
and pretty-smelly candles
for love that's never ending even when it's misunderstood
Monday, January 26, 2009
This is the clean half of my kitchen! :-) (see my pretty bowls?!!)
I finished up with that and went to tell Daniel that it was time for J's nap and they were already asleep!! How sweet!
Here's my photo from Saturday - which still needs some touch up work but I'm not quite sure yet what I'm going to do to it so here it is strait out of the camera:
I call it "the result of having girlies"
Katie-Abigail and I had a nice hot cup of cocoa today with a million (more or less) marshmallows.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Here's another food blog and her flickr
And here is a cool blog with an amazing template/layout and really good photography!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Here's a wedding photographer to blow you away! Love this image!
This page is really really cool! Very unique. Love the photostrips!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
I just want to skip all of this. I want to curl up and forget what day of the week it is. I want to give hugs and read stories and not have to worry about when dinner will be ready or if the house is clean. I guess I'm just tired and procrastinating.
I don't have a photo of the day so instead I'm inserting a link to my little sister's photography page. She doesn't have a lot of public photos but what she has posted is (in my opinion) well worth the visit!
Friday, January 16, 2009
Here's the photo of the day. Certainly not anything amazing, but anyway... My goal is to replace my dishes with the new plastic unbreakable dishes. I really like my big stoneware dishes but it makes it more difficult to let my girls help me with setting the table etc. So I think it's going to be quite mismatched for awhile. I just really wanted to get the floral & butterfly bowls at Target before they sold out. I really like them. I also got the floral salad plate and blue polka dot plate. It's so much fun! So hopefully soon I'll be able to help my girls be more consistant with helping me set the table and empty the dishwasher with these lightweight dishes.
While we were out at Target Katie-Abigail had the biggest meltdown ever. I was "the mom" with the screaming kid who just won't stop, sputtering at the check out counter. I'm trying to pay and make sure that Josiah doesn't jump out of the cart and then my cell phone rings! So I'm exhausted. I just kept trying to remind myself that a good mom is not the mom whose kids never act out the good mom is the mom that remains calm and consistant when her kids go crazy. Today was that day and I'm totally exhausted!
Oh and by the way, the memorial service for my littler brother, Ian, is on Monday so please if you think of us pray for us on that day.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I bought new nobs for the bathroom cupboards a couple days ago. Love it! Here are a couple more:
Okay, well I'm off to watch the latest episode of 24 online with Daniel.
Then today I was taking some photographs of Katie-Abigail with my macro filter on my camera (which is very difficult and I don't recommend it) and she said "make it talk" whenever she saw her picture. So I'd say "oh, the camera says there's not enough light." and she'd giggle I'd modify the setting on my camera and take another picture. K-A would say "what does the camera say now?" and I'd say "the camera says your hair is in your face" so we fixed her hair and then I took another picture and said "oh, the camera says you're so beautiful!" and she said "oooh, thank you camera! I'm going to give you a kiss!" and she kissed my camera, right in the lense. You could see a little lips mark on it. It was totally cute, but I had to clean my camera.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I have absolutely no time to upload more photos tonight. I took 200+ photos today mostly of just random things. This is the "official" photo of the day. I used my macro filter and kept my f-stop low (is that how you say it? I kept it at 7 instead of 5) so that you can see the detail of the orange better. Yum!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
So anyway, I took a photo for my 365 project. I so had to photoshop it but it was a fun exercise.
I kind of wish my hair would do this more often. I really like the look. It's staring to need a trim but I love it when it does this funky little upturn. I took this photo right before I washed my hair this morning.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
Daniel bought some limes for a gin & tonic drink and when I saw it sitting on my nice (newly) cleaned countertops I knew that I wanted to photograph it for today's photo of the day. I knew I wanted to go for a minimalistic look and it was a lot harder than I thought it'd be. Finding the right light (and the right place in my house) was more difficult than I thought. I had originally wanted this to be lighter but this plate worked well too.
This photo was taken in my garage - there's great light there - and the color is boosted a little in Photoshop and I added the vintage action to this one too.
An outtake from today's photoshoot with the lime. Something about this is really appealing. Those are my feet ;-)