February 25, 2013

The good report

1.  Our laptop got a virus, but Jeffy's pals at PC Discounters fixed it for free.
2.  We took the girls bowling for the first time. 
3.  In a surprise twist, L thoroughly enjoyed it while M pouted and whined the whole time. 
4.  E is sitting up on her own.
5.  Dal is quite handy to have around. 
6.  He watched E and M while I went and got our taxes done.   (and during my dentist appointment).
7.  And he organized our garage.  Again. 
8.  L is so pleasant one on one.  (Took her with me to do taxes).  
9.  The fish we bought the girls for Valentine's Day is still alive.  Even though he won't eat.  We are going on two+ weeks
10.   L wanted her hair cut short.  So we had it done. 
11.  Moroccan oil is really helping my hair.  Plus, it smells nice. 
12.  A few days away in St. George with my sisters and cousin.  NO KIDS. 
13.  I finished 2 Easter dresses, 2 skirts for M, 2 dresses for L, a shirt and a dress for E, and a shirt for L. 
14.  No migraines (I was worried) despite staying up until late, late, late. 
15.  Jeffy survived great while I was gone. 

I can see your halo

Valentine dresses for the girls...

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

"halos" from Zurchers

Though I've seen it before from some favorite photogs....the technique most recently from Ashley.  (I think hers are better). 

I'd like to use it again and again. 

February 21, 2013

Let's bowl!


Oh man, who doesn't love bowling shoes? 
And they are soooo cute on little ones.


Mamiya RZ, Ilford Delta 3200

February 20, 2013

Some of our Valentine's Day

I decorated with neon pink and gold.
(It's a bummer the neon is not translating in photographs)

These were full on electric. 



This flour game was a total hit with all of us.
Heart stacking wasn't as exciting.



February 19, 2013

Profile. This is a test.

I like the black background.

A lot. 

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Porta 400

Fishbone braid...the morning after

My girl

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

February 18, 2013

We'll miss you, Briz

California, Ventura Mission

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

February 14, 2013


Happy Valentine's Day. 
We are celebrating today.
..... And more games, togetherness, family fun on Saturday.  Because we are making happy memories for sure. 


Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

February 13, 2013

Those final frames

...they usually end up being the best ones.

(this pic = her request)

(yep, loving this big time)

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

February 12, 2013


She rarely lets me put accessories in her hair, but ever since I explained to her that if she wants to have "Tangled" hair she has to take care of it (Long hair comes with a responsibility and if you don't care of it we have to cut it off, blah, blah, blah....along those lines), there has been less complaining about the hair combing.

P.S. quilts make great backdrops, don't ya' think?

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

February 11, 2013

BW pixel quilt

Let's hear it for finishing really old projects that have been nagging you for waaaaaay too long.
Feels good.

For my sister in law.....

M couldn't help herself and kept sneaking into the pics. So I just went with it.

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

February 10, 2013

The good report

1. I turned 36
2. Crab ravioli from Costco. With tomato cream sauce. Looove.
3. Jeff installed accent lights under the kitchen counter. Loooove.
4. Flowers from my VTs
5. Two new boxes of film. Eeeeeee!
6. Keeping up each week with our family album so I don't feel overwhelmed at the end of the year and just decide not to do it. (It's looking so pretty).
7. Finally got the van registered. A nagging item on the to-do list.
8. A sweet bday card and bag of Peppermint patties from my nephew.
9. Jeffy got a new church calling which I think is going to be just right for our life.
10. Weekend date with Jeff talking about important things. Uninterrupted.
11.  Cut and color makes me feel so fine. 

February 08, 2013

We were bored

....so we made paper crowns.

Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400

February 07, 2013

February 04, 2013

February 03, 2013

The good report

1.  Finished a baby quilt for E. 
2.  A pair of pj pants for her too. 
3.  E and M are  over their RSV/ear infection. 
4.  That M never complains.
5.  Hung some Valentine decor.
6.  E is the most delightful baby.  Nonstop smiles.
7.  Attended an f8 meeting after many months.  Great convo, new members, and it's good to be back.
8.  More snow cleared the nastiest air. 
9.  My hair is growing back. 
10.  Jeffy fixed the broken silverware drawer. 
11.  A black and white pixel quilt completed.  Finally.  I started it so long ago.

February 02, 2013

It's still Winter

I don't mind the cold when it's beautiful and snow covered.  Besides, this storm cleared out all the toxic inversion going on around here so it was even more welcome. 

This time we brought E out for some fresh air.  She liked it for a while.




Mamiya RZ, Kodak Portra 400