Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I have gotten so far behind in the Project 365.  I think I am going to let it go for a bit and try to start it again later.  It has been so difficult trying to find things to photograph when we are all cooped up in the house.  I can't wait until spring and we can be outside.

I'll still be posting pics here but I am going to end this for now.  It is still on my 101 in 1001 things to do so I will start again.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Just Couldn't Keep Up!

Hello my 6 Fabulous Followers!  Just a quick note to say that I just could not keep up with all of the photo projects.  I am just going to focus on the 365 and the Thrive.  Between my family blog, food blog, being a featured blogger on Our Krazy Kitchen and my full-time job as wife, mother, house cleaner, chauffer, etc., etc., I just could not keep up!

I also may start posting a week's worth of pics on my 365.  I forget to post them everyday.  Bad blogger.  LOL

Day 41: Pouty Baby

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 40: Alfalfa

                             1/20s, f5.0, ISO1600

Day 39: It's the Little Things

1/15s, f5.0, ISO3200

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Day 38: I Wanna Go, Too

Caleb loves his big brother and sister and always wants to be with them.  We can't chance him going up and down the stairs, though, so this is a common site around our house.

1/100s, f5.3, ISO1000

Thrive Project: Simplicity

This week's Thrive Project is talking about Simplicity. 

Farmgirl Paints

Simplicity in the design and background of your pictures.  It is kind of a hard thing to capture especially when you have active kids!

1/125s, f5.0, ISO1000

1/200s, f5.6, ISO1000

Day 37: Huggie

Monday, February 7, 2011

For the Love-Your Loved One with a Loved One

I decided to take a picture of GracieAnn with one of her countless baby dolls.  It is really interesting to watch her play Mommy and listen to her sing the same songs her babies as I sing to mine.

                             1/10s, f4.5, ISO2000
Taken in a room with little overhead lighting and a side table lamp.

Friday, February 4, 2011

For The Love-What You Love to Hate

Today's topic at the Joy of Love project over at
Willette Designs, Inc.  The topic is "What You Love to Hate" about your loved one.


Kanin has this awful habit of taking a shower and then throwing his towel on the floor.  Ugh.  The laundry basket is literally 2 steps away.  Since he is only 7, I am sure I will be dealing with this issue for a while. 

Day 35: Happy 37th Birthday, Mommy!

I received this this morning when I walked down the stairs this morning.  Kanin did this on his own with no prompting from Gaga.  I just about cried.

                            1/100s, f5.0, ISO640

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 34-Can't Anyone Use a Chair?

For some reason my kids do not like to sit on furniture.  Th love to sit on this table, see Kanin's knee hanging out behind GracieAnn.  They will also figure other things to sit on.  This is a box that some office files came out of and Gracie sat on that box for about an hour.

For The Love Project-Then and Now

My sweet blog friend, Ashley, let me know about a project she is participating in at Willette Designs, Inc. , Joy of Love (click link above)

This is a great project.  Kelly will email you an assignment each day.  This project is happening everyday in February.  I got in on Day 3 in which the assignment is:

How long have you known your loved one?  What has changed since you first met him or her?  Try to capture this change in photos. it would be even cooler if you can show a photo from the time you first met him and put it side by side with a now photo. Or have your loved one hold the “Then” photo and snap the camera.

Kelly took her photo at f/2.5, SS 1/200th, ISO 2000.  My camera will only go down to f5 so that is what I used.

I decided to take a picture of my oldest son, Kanin, who is 7 holding his hospital newborn picture.
1/200s, f5.0, ISO2000
I made Kanin move to a spot where there was a white wall. settings.  You can really tell the difference.

1/100s, f5.0, ISO2000

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Day 33-100th Day of School

Kanin and I decorated for his 100th day of school.  You can read about it here.
1/80s, f5.6, ISO500

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Day 32: Frozen Mail

Blizzard 2011

1/125s, f6.3, ISO250

Thrive Project: Lines and Contrast

This week's Thrive Project is talking about lines and contrasts.

Farmgirl Paints

1/13s, f5.6, ISO 1600

1/13s,f5.6, ISO1600