January 27, 2013

The good report

1.  M's spontaneous, "I love you's"
2.  When L cleans without being asked.  Sometimes it's the toys in the living room.  Sometimes its the kitchen table.  Or making her bed.  All around awesome.
3.  E is trying to crawl.  The beginning phases.  Pushing up on her knees.
4.  Jeff's safe return home from motorcycle trip. 
5.  And the following four days having him around.
6.  I made room in the sewing room that always becomes more like a storage room, and began sewing again.   
7.  Oooo, I've got some cool projects (quilts and little girl's clothing) going.  It's seriously good to be back.
8.  Major progress with bedtime.  L will go to sleep without us in her room. 
9.  Jeffy knocked out some items from the honey do list.  Yeeeeeee--esss!!

That Bruno MarsWoweeL-O-V-E.

January 23, 2013


If I were a poet, I'd whip up a little something about Winter because it's so beautiful. 

Awesomely beautiful.

We woke up to this one morning.  I had to grab my camera and get out there. 





It even sparkles. 
 (wasn't sure that was going to show up. 
note to self:  find more sparkling snow and photograph again. more sparkles.)

(My camera got a little soaked on this falling snow shot)


(This shot has so much more potential.  I love it....  But more, more, more.  I needed a grown up.)
I hope it snows again. 

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

January 22, 2013


M loves her robe.  So adorable. 

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

Snuggled (feed me)

That's E, having a little snack while the girls and I played beside her. 

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

January 19, 2013


There are some absolute mammoths around are neighborhood. This little icicle is nothing compared.

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

January 18, 2013

Double take

I kinda liked these two as a diptych.

Going to be posting a lot more pairs since it is a challenge from my photo group.
It's on the brain. And I like where it can go.

I'm not feeling like this is real strong, but I'm excited to keep exploring the storytelling possibilities of the diptych.

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

January 17, 2013

The shape of things

I'm loving putting M in these simple A-line style dresses right now.  They look so cute on her. 
Oh, and that yellow one....it has pockets.  *sigh*

Gap color block dress

Crewcuts tunic that wears like a dress on her. 
Just the right length. 
She's wearing it on Sunday.

stripes.  I know.  I love 'em.

Snowy play

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

January 16, 2013


Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

January 15, 2013

Sleeping babe

I will never ever ever get sick of sleeping baby photos. 


Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400
Most of these images were shot at an 1/8. 
Booo. Yeah.

January 14, 2013

Light stripes

This is a bit of a stretch for me. But I have a goal in the back of my mind to seek out and photograph different light than I normally do.

This happens in their room every day around 3:30.
I shot two different exposures.  The other one was pretty moody for a five year old.   This one is the lesser of the moody. 

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

January 13, 2013

Sunday Lovely

Seriously, it's not easy to photograph yourself in outfits. Wondering how to streamline the process. Jeff was like hurry it up. And we were late for church.

Maybe I should clean my mirror.

Yes, I will do that.

The good report

1.  Brought the wrong coupon when fabric shopping, but the nice cashier let me use next week's anyway.  Yes! 
2.  Found the just right color of bright blue to make this dress for L. 
3.  Two yards at 50% off = $8.
4.  The urge to sew has returned.  Oooo, I want to do so many projects.
5.  Jeff had some early days home from work. 
6.  I reunited with Jillian Michaels.  Great workouts.  I really dig her concept of using your own body to build muscle.   My arm and leg feel like they weigh plenty when doing her moves.
7. I'm honestly loving motherhood.  Life is so different these days.
8.  I love snow.  Really.
9.  Mint and cream stripes for E's Easter dress. 
10.  E's pediatrician described her as "such a sparkly baby".  I think it fits.
11.  My mom comments on almost every blog post.  I think it's super sweet.  (thanks, Mom)

January 12, 2013

Blueberry applesauce

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

January 11, 2013

the jumper

Contemplating the jump.
It's a nail biter...


It's all good.

And there she goes.
Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

January 10, 2013

The "After" Christmas (and another common sight)

our lazy weekend as a family looked a lot like this.....


Jeff was cracking us all up with his conversations between Barbie and Ryan (Ken's nemesis).
Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

January 09, 2013

A common sight

This is what M does every single morning.  I haven't seen the top of the kitchen table since Christmas.  Playmobil toys = best purchase ever. 

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

Her features

Her fuzzy head is starting to turn white


Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400