Sunday, August 31, 2008

Maybe someday in the future. Blaze loves to take pictures and is always asking me if he can start his own blog. I really think I am going to get him a nice point and shoot for Christmas and let him do that.

Anyways he was taking some pictures of me the other night and he cracks me up. He said, "Don't forget my white balance mom, oh wait I don't need white balance I have been practicing." And he also told me I had to bring bubbles cause he had an idea in his head. So I just put the camera in AV and let him go to town. He kept telling me to go here and lay there, it really was funny.

I had no intentions of posting them on my blog (considering I was sweating in the heat and my hair looked all crappy) and do so under protest but he asked me if I would. So please disregard how I look.


Ugh did I mention I hate being in front of the cameras-hate it! Not is a conceited way but I am so much cuter in person lol.

But I do love this one. He said, "Sorry I cut your head off mom" and I told him that is why I loved it. I did crop it a little bit cause he a tiny bit of chin in there but it's pretty much an in camera crop. I love the bubbles sitting in the background.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Morning Lullabies

I woke up
With your head on my arm
My hand was numb
Circulation gone
But I dared not move the pretty sleeping one

The sun had painted
Patterns on your face
As you breathed Sunday air
You rolled onto
My open arm
I became your pillow; you let me smooth your hair

I will sing you morning lullabies
You are beautiful and peaceful this way
I know you have to close your eyes on everyone
Let me help you, I'll sing you to sleep
With morning lullabies

-Ingrid Michaelson

I love that song, if you haven't heard it go check it out :) I really don't know if there is anything more precious than a sleeping baby, just the way their body curls and they look so peaceful. I love when my kids fall asleep in my bed or when Blaze comes wandering in some mornings and lays down with us to get a few extra z's. It is probably one of my favorite moments in the world.


Every time I look at a closeup of the kids face I see so much of me here...except for the "butt chin". I don't know where he got that but it is adorable on him- <3 him!

These pictures are such a great reason to have a flash around-almost 10pm and very, very dark in the room.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

It's official...

Keaton has gone to the dark side (not really a Superman reference as much as a dorkdom one) I thought this one would be mine to have since Blaze is so far gone (he informed me this weekend that he would indeed be Captain Kirk for Halloween-la sigh)

All I heard this weekend was Keaton repeating 3 words over and over...and over ;) Pieman (spiderman), Maman(batman), and Doda (yoda) anytime he saw even a glimpse of anything to do with them...which happens to be all over my house in the form of toys, movies, posters, etc. Maybe I will get working on that girl sooner than I thought-if you are reading this James that is a threat unless you release my child from your Jedi force hold...oh no it's happening to me too.

I have to admit though I love it when it results in such amazing boys will be boys shots like this, complete with its own elbow scratch:


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Boys, Boys, Boys

Picture overload warning!

So my husbands side of the family has no girls...0. All boys, which I think is so much fun. There are my two boys and his sister has 3 with one on the way(October-just around the corner!) That's six boys people...I have a theory that if I have another child it will be a girl but I am not about to put that theory to test...anytime too soon.

It's been almost a year since I took their pictures so we figured it was about time.

I am not usually too into vintage but this picture had a slight vintage feel to it to me so I lowered the saturation a little.


The twins just got their glasses too- love them! (sorry about the two versions here but you all know how I am when it comes to decisions)



And Jack is of course always adorable.




And my favorite-Love this love, love!

Monday, August 25, 2008

My reason

I found a reason to keep living
Oh and the reason, dear, is you
I found a reason to keep singing
Oh and the reason, dear, is you

Oh I do believe
If you dont like things you leave
For some place you never gone before

Honey, I found a reason to keep living
And you know the reason, dear its you
And Ive walked down lifes lonely highways
Hand in hand with myself
And I realized how many paths have crossed between us

Oh I do believe
Youre all what you perceive
What come is better that what came before

The Velvet Underground


I am so lucky to have a husband who lets me take pictures of him whenever I want. I wanted to do some testing with a lens to see if it was giving me trouble (it wasn't-yay!) And I feel like I have been neglecting my blog so I am sharing the picture.

So just a picture from when I was testing it out-I think my husband is such a hottie...of course since I married him ;) Even with his rarely seen serious face here.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Patience is a virtue...

that I do not have!I have spent all day trying to make a new blog since it seems gets to get a little funkdified on me(new word yay!)sometimes. I was going to use wordpress and even paid the extra 15 to be able to customize it. I was having so much trouble getting it to look the way I wanted and I really love my background here. The clincher was that I couldn't put music on there though. I know most people just turn the music off anyway but it is so important to me it felt weird to not have it on my blog. I am keeping it the way it is for now so I just wasted $15 bucks an most of my day, oh well!

My friend Brandie on the other hand does have patience. This is what I like to call an anti-sneak peek. She has already seen all the pictures and it took me longer than usual (sorry!) but I still wanted to put some on my blog cause she has such an adorable family.




Can you believe they set this up all by themselves cause they love Charlies Angels?? Yeah I wouldn't buy it either but it's still super cute.



Tuesday, August 19, 2008

20 minutes with Keaton

This boy keeps me on my toes...and I love every second of it.

You will have to click on this to make it bigger and once it takes you to photobucket click again for full size cause it cuts off a whole row of pics...makes me want a new blog :( I need to get on that.


This really was literally about 20 minutes and he was just all over the place. Keaton cracks me up. In the second picture on the top row he is looking at Jinky's website. He loves her ladybug song and I love her photography so it works out...only he makes me refresh the song like 8 times by saying , "More!" each time it is over.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Oh Back to School

Back to school. Back to school, to prove to Dad that I'm not a fool. I got my lunch packed up, my boots tied tight, I hope I don't get in a fight. Ohhhh, back to school. Back to school. Back to school. Well, here goes nothing

Sorry little Billy Madison quote there, I can't resist myself from an old school Sandler reference.

And so it starts again. Man this summer just flew by, seems like Blaze just graduated Kindergarten yesterday

I went to take pictures of Blaze after his first day today just so I could have something to reference to his last years....but he didn't want to put a shirt on...and I took one picture before he said he was too itchy and ran off.

My first picture is always one where get my metering in and check my histogram so its the one picture I don't care about composition or anything. So here is Blazes extreme close-up, shirtless boy first day of first grade picture.
Love that typical Blaze.

But then after he ran off I shot these and I am going to take them as a sign that it is going to be a great year. I have never been able to get the sunflare before! Ok so I have never really tried but now that I know it is possible I am going to to obsessed I have a feeling.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

An Oldie

I was just cleaning out old pictures from my computer and found this, I can't believe how much my boys have changed in just a year and a half.
Taken with my good old p&s.

And another old picture to show the growth.

I need to take some new pictures soon!


For anyone at the family reunion the pictures are to big to put on my blog so I will email the picture to any email addresses we have. I will bring copies to next years event if you want a copy. And next year I will know about it so I will bring the right equiptment to take a great shot.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Even Superheroes have Moms


...but I don't think the world is supposed to know

Inspired by Jenn of course. Her pictures of her son in his Superman cape were amazing so of course when Blaze said he wanted to put on his Spider-Man costume I thought of them.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Love is asking to be loved

Love is real, real is love,
Love is feeling, feeling love,
Love is wanting to be loved.
Love is touch, touch is love,
Love is reaching, reaching love,
Love is asking to be loved.
Love is you,
You and me,
Love is knowing,
We can be.
Love is free, free is love,
Love is living, living love,
Love is needing to be loved.

~John Lennon

I blame (or actually give credit to) the amazing Jenn for my recent obsession with TTV, I just love the way it looks.

It doesn't work with every picture though, couldn't get it to look right for this one though I do like the noise a bit.

I love this song.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Happy Birthday James- the big 30!

Ok so I am cheating and these are all old pics (and just the ones I have available to me at work for that matter) I am a day late for my baby's day but what can ya do ya know. I did tell James he had to let me do some 30 year old birthday pictures so hopefully those will come soon.

I love this man so much and am so lucky to have found him. he made it impossible to not fall in love with him when love was the last thing I was looking for. I was cleaning out some old emails last week and found a bunch that he had sent me when we first started dating. After reading such things as, "I have a confesion to make, when the alarm went off this morning I turned it off cause you looked so peaceful laying on my arm I didn't want the moment to end" I realized I never had a chance.

So I could probably sit here and write out thirty things I love about my man but it all boils down to one thing, you make each day with you better than the last and I can't imagine my life without you. So happy birthday...and you still look 20 to me!






Sweet Boba Fett hoodie...who would buy you such a thing ;)





Monday, August 4, 2008


Smiling is infectious,
You can catch it like the flu.
Someone smiled at me today,
And I started smiling too.
~Author Unknown


Some Polaroid action!

This picture made me smile today, there is just something about kids. You can't help but smile back at them cause they are so genuine.

This is random but really made me laugh today too. I had a horrible nights sleep cause Blaze came into my room and told me he was having bad dreams. So I walked him back to his room and he asked me to lay down with which I of course fell asleep. But I woke up to him talking in his sleep and he was saying, "No, Donatello, Michelangelo! This is my pizza" Seriously cracked me up. How funny would it be if his bad dream was the Ninja Turtles stealing his pizza.

Don't Hassle the Hoff!

Everyone needs some more Hoff in their life I always say. Lol, actually I jut happened accross this site that does a feature Hoff picture a day when looking for a picture of the man to send my hubby (we are weird like that..David Hasselhoff always brings us closer, he is just magical). This picture made my day though. I will be a repeat visitor ;) So I had to blog it of course!

Now I gotta get back onto the swing of blogging. I took a break for awhile but there will be a real post tonight, no Hoff :(

And cause I know you all want to go to the Hoff page now and bookmark it :

About Me

I am a 27 year old wife, friend, and mother. I am a take it one day at a time kinda gal. I love to have fun and capture memories. I believe that a positive attitude makes a postive life so have a great day and enjoy my blog :) Thank you for looking and taking an interest.


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