Feb 26, 2011

project 365: week 8

50.  I had a family photo shoot.
51.  Liam takes a long, comfy nap on Daddy.
52.  Liam strums a little tune for us.
53.  Hat day at school.  Go Colts!
54.  Landon shows me his "Landon Almighty" strength.
55.  Landon wears silly socks to school for spirit week.
56.  Liam learned the hard way that keeping your eyes open while walking is a good idea.  Notice the small battle wound on his head?  Yes, epic fail.  He's tough.

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Feb 21, 2011

Photo Shoot Sneak Peek

These folks were a fun bunch. Jaden (the little boy) was shy at first and tried to hide from me when he saw me coming, but I got some cute ones later when he finally opened up. The girls were precious and very cooperative.  There were so many to choose from, so I just picked a few to share.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a great week!

Feb 18, 2011

project 365: week 7

I'm feeling the burn, my friends. I'm a dropout. I had to say bye bye to JOL.  Just too much on my plate. But, I have decided to keep Project 365 going and digitally document my daily life. I can't believe we're seven weeks into the new year already! Wow. I will say, this project makes it fly by.

Also, I think I'll join in on the vlogging. It's nice to hear who's on the other end instead of just reading words all the time. It's a nice change, at least for me. If you have questions you would like for me to answer (e.g. what's your favorite color or what do you do for fun, etc.), or if you have something you would like for me to say (like how I say certain words - this is always fun to hear), please leave me a comment with a question and I'll jot it down for when the time comes. To be honest, I need something to talk about if I must sit in front of a camera!  I'm already feeling the embarrassment.  Ha!


43.  I made a trip to MillaNova Winery. 
44.  Aaron cleans the ceiling fans.
45.  Mr. Studious reads a book from school.
46.  Landon and Liam enjoy some quality time outside.
47.  Landon plays indoor golf.
48.  Teeth brushing time.
49.  Landon plays with letters and numbers.

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a nice day for the boys

The last few days have been nice here. Nice as in the days where you can go outside without having an EMT on hand in case you kill over instantly from a bitter cold gust of wind. My little kings were so excited about getting out of their castle. Now that Liam's mobile, and the first nice day since he's been toddling around, I'd say he had a pretty good time getting into everything. The grass has always been his favorite, but he had a love affair with my landscaping lights, trying to kiss them and babbling to them as if he were telling them how much he loved them. He cracks me up. Landon eventually made it out back to enjoy some swinging and slide action. It's so difficult to keep kids his age bottled up for an extended amount of time.


Feb 15, 2011

this and that

I feel like I get so caught up in class, photo challenges, and project 365 that I sometimes forget about my 'family blog'.  I love it all and I'm really enjoying myself, I just wish there were more of me.  I need to get with it and post more of my family pictures.  These are of Liam roaming the house, giggling, and of course, something new I tried.  I still need to perfect the wings, though.

The Gerber Fairy

I really need to get this kid's giggle on video and learn to put the camera down.  It is so infectious and cute.  He sounds like he's laughing on helium.

I hope everyone had a nice Valentines!


Feb 14, 2011

joy of love: day 12, 13, and 14

The eyes: I had to use Landon's because his are so big and beautiful - definitely a fan favorite. Plus, his are easier to capture and he's better at cooperation.  Landon's color is a good mixture of both of our eyes.  Aaron is brown and I am green, making Landon's hazel.

Routines:  Landon comes home from school, has a snack, and does his homework.

Wedding rings:  Once again, I am photographing my engagement ring (a.k.a. wedding ring).  My ring has become very popular these days, huh?  This is Landon holding my ring.  He tells me all the time that he thinks it's pretty.


Feb 13, 2011

letters to kitty paw

Landon was so excited about putting this card together for Miss Kitty Paw. He's a pretty fun kid and I love that he wants to participate in my challenges...well, sometimes. Thanks, Landonator!  So, here's mine. Happy Valentine's Day to all, especially to our little Princess Paw.  May you get lots of goodies for your special day!

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(Sorry, Ashley.  Your button didn't work for me.)


hangin' with the bride-to-be

Yesterday afternoon I went to MillaNova Winery to check it out for a wedding I am doing in July. I met the bride-to-be's wedding planner and the event coordinators. Everyone is going to be very easy to work with - very nice people. Erica seemed to be a little overwhelmed as the event coordinators wanted to sit down and discuss the details. We think planning a wedding is easy until everyone starts asking a million questions - type of flowers, size and style of the bouquet, colors, who's who, the wedding party, table placement, lighting, centerpieces, type of chairs to use, isle runner, how many guests, guest book, indoors or outdoors, etc.  The list is endless.  She clearly wasn't prepared.  Great folks, I'll admit. They were genuinely concerned about her needs and what she would like to include in her wedding, and very patient. All I'm going to say is everything will be beautiful - her colors are cream, fuchsia, and orange.  Very summery. As soon as we walked into the door they sat all of us down to talk flowers, then decorations. And, of course I had my moment scoping out lighting, backdrops, etc. There were so many books. I wasn't the one getting married and I was overwhelmed.  Before walking in, Erica knew what she wanted. When she sat down, everything changed. Everyone put in a little something to help her out, which she was grateful for. Her parents died in a car accident, so I could tell she was upset and looking for some guidance for her big day. If everything goes well, the wedding and reception will be outdoors at the winery. So beautiful. I can't wait!  Oh yes, and while we were there, we had some wine.  Who goes to a winery and doesn't taste wine, right?  The Blackberry and Strawberry Blonde were my favorites.  Erica bought both to take home to the groom-to-be.  Smart girl!


Feb 12, 2011

project 365: week 6

I have to apologize. I have been getting so behind because of everything getting in the way lately. Nothing's wrong, just busy. So, I apologize for not responding to comments as often as I should and for getting these challenges/projects out late. Not that anyone really minds, but just know that I suck and I am fully aware.

36.  Landon having a good time making funny noises in our bed. 
37.  Landon and Daddy = best buds.
38.  Liam takes a ride on the Caterpillar Express.
39.  Mom takes photos of Liam for his 18 month pictures.  A few days early, but hey!
40.  A light winter storm and very, very cold weather hits our neck of the woods.
41.  Landon does puzzles in his activity workbook.
42.  Landon has his Valentine's Party at school. 

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photo shoot with Liam (18 months)

These are Liam's 18 month pictures, but I got a little crazy and took several because I was having so much fun. It's amazing what you can do when a kid actually cooperates, at least for an 18 month old. I didn't move him around, working different poses and weird angles, since I knew he would lose interest very quickly and that would only frustrate me. However, during this time I'm pretty sure I discovered a way for him to sit still - confine him! He loved sitting in the basket and the bowl. *light bulb* Next up, chair! I was even nice enough to let him indulge in the props to keep him satisfied for a bit. Liam 0, Mom 1.