Tuesday, November 20, 2012

ThePaperMama Holiday Photo Challenge!

This is my first time joining her Holiday Photo Challenge and I am super excited. I love to share my photos and get feedback, good or bad! I am always challenging myself to become a better photographer. Photobucket Be sure to enter yours for a chance to win some amazing prizes! Check out her website here: The Paper Mama

Sunday, July 15, 2012

5x7 Folded Card

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Thursday, January 26, 2012


Unfortunately, I missed day 23, didn't take any pictures all day and didn't think about it until I was laying in bed that night and before I could get up and do something about it I fell asleep. Good thing it's a leap year, so if I don't skip anymore days I will still technically complete 365 project..LOL! Sorry for the delay in posting, pretty sure no one else is following along, but it's here for my records!

Day 17.
Eating poptarts..this is her go to silly smile now.

Day 18.
Working on a shadow box project I found on Pinterest. These are the kids coming home outfits, can't believe they were ever that little. And these are a big size, 0-3 months, we were scared to have big babies and they came home swimming in those outfits.

Day 19.
Giving me a sneaky smile because she wanted some of my snack.

Day 20.
A rare appearance from Mason. Doing a fishing puzzle.

Day 21.
Wow, 2 in a row of Mason. Can't get good pictures of kids that act silly all the time!

Day 22.
More silliness, yes she is wearing the same outfit as the previous picture but Day 21 was taken after her bath and Day 22 was taken in the morning after she woke up!

Day 23.
Boo, nothing to see here!

Day 24.
Shh...it's nap time.

Day 25.
Mason and his baby cousin. We got to babysit for a couple of hours today.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Stationery card

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Monday, January 16, 2012

14, 15 and 16.

Some day I will actually post a picture when I take it instead of having to play catch up...or not!

Day 14.
Proud to be a co-sleeper, this is the beautiful face I wake up to every morning.

Day 15.
Went to see our one month old niece, someone is a little jealous and was showing off her drama queen ways.

Day 16.
Was feeling a little artsy today. And figured the Kaylee pictures may be getting old.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Twelve and thirteen.

Day 12.
Cutest little reading companion.

Day 13.
I threw my back out on Tuesday and haven't been able to straighten or clean the house at all. My back is finally feeling slightly better today and I plan on tackling the worst of the areas tomorrow. Here's the playroom as it stands now.
Scary, huh?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

10 & 11

Day 10.
A very sad Kaylee.

Day 11.
Mason says on his way home from school, "Mommy, I don't want to take a nap today, know why? Because I'm not tired" Then I turn around and see this.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Catch up. Day 6, 7, 8 & 9

Day 6.
Pretty girl, Kaylee.

Day 7.
Beautiful winter day, got to 60!

Day 8.
Black and White Buggy.

Day 9.
I can't stand snow! But at least this came and went, snowed the better half of the afternoon into night where it turned to rain and was gone by morning!

Day 3, 4, & 5!

I was in the process of switching phones and that has been a hassle trying to get my pictures sorted out and figuring out which are dating for the days of the 365 project. The rest of the photos will probably come from my new phone, just need to get them uploaded.

Day 3
Like Father like Son. These boys do love their video games.

Day 4
Guess it's official, winter arrived.

Day 5
Someone got a little to used to being home from school and didn't want to wake up on his first morning back!

Friday, January 6, 2012


I have been taking photos everyday, I just haven't had a chance to upload them and put them on the blog...need to play catch up but I have been doing great and snapping shots everyday!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Day 2.

I wonder if I will stick to blogging my everyday photo for my 365 project? Probably not but if I keep it up for 21 days, that supposedly forms a habit. I hope that's the case with actually picking up a camera and snapping shots. It wasn't until almost 4 that I made myself snap a ridiculous picture just so I could say I actually took one but then a while later I got a cute one of the kids all bundled up to head out the door.

These are sitting right on my desk, makes my resolution to eat better, well, hard!

Cute one of the kids all bundled up to head outside, it was cold and windy here today!

Sorry for the size issues, Photobucket didn't want to work for me tonight!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Day 1 of 365 project!

I have only managed to get one shot today, and of course it's on my cell phone..but those are the rules right, just need one picture a day.


Started the year right by going to the store and getting my newspapers to help stock up on my coupons. I have been couponing for about 6 months but my supply had gotten low, didn't help that we didn't have coupons in the papers for 3 weeks! Got all my coupons clipped, now I just need to sort and put away! This little bit will help me in my goal to save money this year!

A RE-Intro.

I don't blog much and the small amount of followers I have probably don't even check in anymore. But that's okay, I blog for me and my memory..looks like my memory is going to have some serious holes in it!

Here's a re-introduction to me. I am a stay at home Mommy to a sensitive, big hearted almost 5 year old..he will be 5 in February, how does that even happen? I also, have a 2 year old Diva, who can be the sweetest thing you ever met one minute and down right mean the next! She sure brings a lot of personality to our little family of 4.

I consider myself an amateur photographer. I study up on techniques, know the terminology but feel like I will never be one of the greats. I lack editing skills and my two little subjects aren't always the most willing participants!

But again, that's okay, like this blog I take photographs for ME, and where I may have wholes in my memory because I take such long blogging breaks, what I don't take is photo breaks! I may not pick up my big camera everyday or even snap a cell phone picture everyday but I have a least one picture (probably dozens more, but just an example) of every week of my kid's lives. They may not be the best or even print worthy but they have so much meaning to me.

So that's who I am, of course I have other interests, like reading and of course Pinterest. I started a bit back trying to try out a new recipe from Pinterest and then blogging about my experience but of course that fell through too. Maybe I will try again someday.

This year I have decided to do the 365 project, most of these photos will probably be from my cell phone, because let's be honest, that's more convenient to pick up than searching for the last place I set down my big camera. I have tried to do this for the past 2 years and never was able to commit, this year, there are several things I am committed to doing and sticking with, this year the 365 project is one of them.

What things have you committed to doing this year?

Happy 2012 Everyone!