Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Team Up Thursday - Week 10

Christina and I are doing NOISE this week. How funny that we were both on the same page with this one? We each have sweet little girls either making or listening to NOISE.

I love the expressions on both Nadia and her cousin's face. One listening intently and one enjoying. And their wavy hair flying everywhere is adorable. Ella loved being my model this week, along with being able to make the noise. :0)


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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

WW - Birdwatching


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Monday, March 29, 2010

BSM - From One To the Next.....

Tracey asked if we found time to create something magical this weekend....Kinda, but not really. We have gone from one sickness to the next. We cleared up the ear infection and pink eye, just to go back to a stuffy little cold again. How does that happen?

What IS magical about having a cold, is the wonderful way we get to snuggle! I cant complain about that part at all. :0)

Also magical? We are looking forward to 70 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday here in Minnesota, so I know Spring is here!


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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Team Up Thursday - Week 9

This week Christina and I went with the theme Negative Space. We debated doing the theme Spring, but when we talked, Christina had snow in Texas and everything here in Minnesota was brown and dreary. The funny thing is, we both agreed that our shots could have been used for a theme of Spring as well. Weird how it worked out that way!

I have been into the trees around my house lately because it really is the only thing that is starting to change and show some life around here. The new fuzzy buds just tickle my fancy.

I'm so glad Christina chose a dandelion. I think that they are so delicate and detailed. I told her I cant wait for those weeds to start popping up around here again so I can shoot them.


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Monday, March 22, 2010

BSM - Hidden Messages

Coincidentally, this week happen to be about messages for me and over at Best Shot Monday. Sometimes they are obvious, like the message on Tracy's shirt. At other times, they are hidden and you have to search for them. I prefer the ones that are right in front of your face....and you just have to be open enough to see them.

Free. What could be better than feeling Free? I have a sense of that now that I am pregnant again. It has been a long journey to build our little family. Due to that, we have decided that having 2 children is our limit. We feel fortunate to be pregnant for a second time and feel that after I give birth, we are Free to move on with our lives and our family.

There truly is nothing better than being at peace with where you are in life and being comfortable enough to go forward.....Essentially, I am Free.


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Friday, March 19, 2010

Sometimes, She Is Just Too Much

My daughter absolutely cracks me up! She is an actress to the N'th degree. Pink eye and an ear infection has stricken her this week, but you would not know by the way she is acting. Thankfully, after just one day of eye drops and antibiotics, you wouldn't even know that she had a highly contagious eye infection that could spread like wildfire!

Stuck at home the other day, under quarantine basically, we managed to laugh until we peed our pants. And let me tell you, while pregnant, its not hard at all to do that....

She stuck on these glasses from a bathtub swimming puppy she got for Christmas. But the highlight was when she put the hat on to go with it. She sat there with this goofy face on while I could barely hold the camera still to take these pictures because I was laughing so hard. I don't know how she was not laughing....especially in the last shot. She KILLED me...Just KILLED me!


This distant glare off into space was all in the moment. I could not have asked for a better expression with these goofy glasses on! She is such a silly dork in this shot! :0) I just love her....


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Team-Up Thursday - Week 8

This week, Christina and I did HOME. What I find interesting about both our shots is that neither one of us took a picture from our actual homes. Also, the fact that we both chose to display trees.

Christina chose this fantastic view of a road that she takes to get home. If you visit her frequently, you know that she has taken pictures of this road before during the different seasons. Each time I see this scene, I wish it was a road that I could travel home to everyday! With that fantastic line of beautiful trees, each scene is perfection.

My photo for this week is the home of a family of Cardinal's that was left over from last year. We had such a great time watching those birds grow up and fly away. Since we have seen Daddy Cardinal flying around in the last couple of weeks, along with the wonderful group of Robin's we get each year under our deck, we are hoping that they will decide to make their home in this tree again.


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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

WW - Coloring


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Sunday, March 14, 2010

BSM - Heaven Let Your Light Shine Down

A *fantastic* 60 degree Sunday in Minnesota! If I had any summer maternity clothes, I would have been in shorts and a tank top.

Alas, wearing a t-shirt and jeans, being barefoot and pregnant topped off my perfect day. Heaven indeed, let it's light shine down!


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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Team Up Thursday -Week 7

For week 7 of Team Up Thursday, Christina and I chose the theme Lines/Patterns.

Since it has been rainy and dreary here for the last few days, when I look at Christina's photo I can just feel the warmth of that beautiful sun flare coming through the blinds. What a way to wake up in the morning and what a perfect interpretation of Lines. I also love that she took the shot at an angle, adding depth.

For mine, I have these lilies (youre not crazy Christina...I called them tulips by mistake before) that have held on forever and ever so I thought I would utilize them while I could. I placed the flower in front of a lamp that I have. The shade is sort of a metal like grid and when I shot the photo, only the intersections of the grid showed up.....It also illuminated the curved lines in the lily.

Let another week of Team Up Thursday begin!


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WW - The Only Colors I Can See

I know...Its now March and we still have our lights on the tree. :0)


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Sunday, March 7, 2010

BSM - Bubbles

The joy that children get from blowing bubbles is just amazing. Ella pulled out her bubbles about a week ago and has not put them down. Each and every day she has to blow bubbles....Inside, outside, out the back door to the deck, in my face, in Daddy's face, on the dog, up in the air, down on the floor, over the banister....and through the woods to Grandmothers house we go!

It must be some sort of internal clock she has, because it has been 40-50 degrees outside ever since she pulled them out. Even though March is supposed to be our snowiest month, it sounds like a sure sign of Spring to me!


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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Team Up Thursday - Week 6

Its Thursday....I have so been looking forward to Thursday's since joining this challenge.

Its week 6 and Christina and I chose the theme SOFT. I have to admit that what seemed like a simple task kinda felt a little difficult to me. As a matter of fact, Christina and I found out yesterday that our intentions for this week were the same thing! Both of our first thoughts were to shoot our little girls blankies. While Christina was successful....The closer I got to Ella's blankie, the more it looked like a worn out and dirty rug to me. So I had to kabosh that idea.

I love how Christina chose to put some texture in her shot. She has always been very good at adding texture, whereas I never mastered that skill. Besides the texture added in post processing, the texture of the blanket has a strong presence in the picture too. A soft "security" blankie is something a child never forgets! Knowing that it is Nadia's, I just look at it and find myself wondering so many things....When are the times Nadia feels she needs her blankie....Where she got it (as it looks handmade)...When she decided that this specific blankie was going to be "the one"...And so on. It leaves alot of room to figure out the feelings of what the blankie represents. I love an image that makes you think more, no matter what the subject.

So as I said, I found this to be kind of a trying theme since my one and only thought didn't work out for me. I didn't want to do the obvious...but the only other thing that kept sticking in my head was feathers. SOFT feathers. While shopping at Michael's the other day, I came across this feathered boa that was all wrapped up. It was SO SOFT and I thought, "I have to make this work..or I'm screwed." :0)
Thankfully, I am pretty satisfied with my shot for this week.

Looking forward to seeing everyone's dip's!


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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

WW - The Paint Pot


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