Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Family: or most of it.

So I might start something new on Sundays. Since Sunday is really a family day... maybe I'll start taking "family" pictures every Sunday. This most likely will not include Matt or I.. since someone has to take the picture. But maybe we'll work some out to accomidate. :) It shouldn't be too hard to make this a tradition should it? And it doesn't mean I have to get one that turns out, I just have to try. I have a feeling the kids won't always be so willing! So here they are. The first of hopefully many weeks. Wish me luck, and I'd love it if you joined me!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

my girls. love em.

Sometimes there are days, okay I take that back. Atleast once every day I am taken aback when I look at my girls. I understand that we all find our children to be beautiful.. so I'm not looking to up yours, or even to compete. I just know, that deep inside myself I find my kids to be beautiful. Asolutely beautiful. And that's enough for me! Not that I have favorites, but I do. In pictures.. not kids. The first and the last. Especially the last. Man I love taking her pictures.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


just saying


                         MISS YOU. 

those little expressions of love

I was working on taking some photos of the kids, and my mom was really wanting one with all three (impossible) so I decided to give it a shot. It was a perfectly overcast day and the kids were in reasonably good moods. I did get one in the there that worked out (note: next time bring back up entertainment. as in another person) but I would have to say that picture success wasn't my favorite thing. My FAVORITE are all those small side glances of love that you happen to catch through the lens, and don't even realize it until post-editing.

Ase really does love her BIG brother so much, and I didn't need a picture to show me that!

Nutmeg who also adores that big brother of hers

just loving her loving him

you can also tell he adores his little sister

i have a feeling they will always be best friends

the final take. it looks much clearer not on this blog :(

Monday, April 20, 2009

THE eggs

Every year we take pictures of the kids with "their" eggs. This year was no different. Some turned out, some didn't. But either way, I'm not retaking them. Ase had had enough of the being gentle and now we have a lot of shells. Atleast we got some photos in!

Egg hunt

Okay, so I didn't get much of Makenna on this egg hunt. I didn't have my zoom lens on, and she is WAY to fast for me to be able to keep up with. That, and she wants nothing to do with having her picture taken.


Our neighbors do this egg hunt every year for all the neighborhood kids. It's really cute. So on our way home from church we stopped by and had some Easter egg fun.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A splash of Easter dye

Hi, I should probably re-introduce myself at this point. None of you are going to know who I am! jk. It has been a long time though. I think I'm in a camera downer. I have always struggled with learning the technical aspects of the camera, and now.. if I want to get better I really have to. I've figured some out. Enough to slowly improve... but not enough to get where I want to be. So not being where I want has kind of squashed that picture taking bug. I know it's only temporary. I'm already starting to go crazy NOT taking pictures. So bear with me while I get back into myself. And since it's been awhile, I have so many make up pictures to add. Here are some of Easter egg decorating the night before Easter! (why oh why can I never remember until bedtime the night before? One of these times it won't be a late night project!)

first the coloring

then some dye

and eventually the final product!