Wednesday, March 23, 2011

You Capture - Youth

Prompt this week for You Capture at I Should Be Folding Laundry was: Youth.  That's not too hard to find around here with 4 little people running around and their parents (Brian & I) who rarely act their age.  And I waited to publish this post until tonight because I had lots of extra young people here at our house today and I got some great shots of most of them.  At lunch time today, while we were all sitting around the kitchen table, I said something about all "the kids in this house and one of the boys (age 11) declared that he wasn't "a kid".  I said, "If you aren't a kid, then what are you?"  He replied, "A young adult."  I told him he was close to being a young adult but that I thought he probably still fell under "the kid category."   But I think he may have proved me wrong by acting so maturely today and he helped with the smaller children and is one of the most polite "young men" I've ever met.  His mama is doing an amazing job!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring is as Beautiful as She Ever Has Been

I haven't participated in a Sweet Shot Tuesday in quite a while.  But I have gotten so many sweet shots lately that I have to share at least one or two...or more...

I went out Saturday night to capture that beautiful full moon.  At first I had my ISO cranked way up and my shutter speed way high to let in lots of light.  ???  All I was getting was a haze.  So I went back inside and went to Darcy's blog to find out what I was supposed to be doing and I ended up with some great shots!  Thanks Darcy and Kent!

 Well, not entirely.  I did get permission from our neighbor to use her beautiful trees for some pictures a few days before I took these.  Just a few days ago the blooms were all snowy white but on Sunday they were the most beautiful pale pink.  *sigh*

Because it was nice and warm the kids wanted to take the dog for a walk around the block.  They did the Spongebob musical doodle dance about half the time we were out.  ; )


Thursday, March 10, 2011


I've started really looking forward to the 10th each month!  I like not knowing exactly what my day holds and then being able to look back on it when it's all over.  The anticipation of the day and wondering what kind of pictures I'll be taking is a lot of fun!

6:40 - Time to wake up.  But I'd MUCH rather still be in bed!

7:25 - Getting ready for school

8:15 - Getting some preschool homework done 

9:00 - Giving Daddy kisses before going in to school
And then Daddy and I went on a Breakfast Date!!!
I love Thursday mornings!

10:15 - After a big breakfast someone (ahem!) is ready for a nap

11:00 - Is that a wee bit of blue sky I see?

12:00 - Picked up Landon from preschool and stopped at the park before we went home

1:15 - Doing a little "location scouting" for future photo sessions

2:30 - Big kids are home from school

4:00 - Brrrr!  It's chilly out here but at least there are signs of spring!

ten on ten button


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

You Capture - Body Parts

It's been entirely too long since I've posted on this here blog!!!  Way too long!  Alita said today that everyone needs a break from blogging and I guess that's what I needed.  A break.   I've been much too busy taking care of sick children (yet again) and myself this time (didn't dodge this bullet) and taking care of the house (which is now in "maintenance mode") and I've been quilting.   So, yeah.  Busy. 

But!  I'm back!

This week's assignment from Beth:  Body Parts




and some weird little toes