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Noah’s Color Me Blanket


When Noah was two years old I started a blanket for him for Christmas. I really enjoyed making it but then like with a lot of projects I came to a part of the construction that was annoying and tedious and I put it away.  He turned four this weekend and for the last 1.5 years I’ve said “I really should finish that blanket” at every Christmas, Birthday, Easter and other occasion that went by. The time has gone by so fast, I can’t imagine what it must be like for Penny! Knowing that he was turning four, I realized ... Read More »

You SNEAKY Mom!!!


[youtube id=”_YQpbzQ6gzs” width=”600″ height=”350″] Oh god I love this video!  The crying kids are so funny but the two at the end just crack me up beyond words. “Are you serious?!” “You were SO close!” That kid in the red is one cool cat! Read More »

The Three Amigos


With all the photos I took of the race this is my favorite of the day.  The children that were with us were getting restless while we waited for the girls to finish the race, and a bag of crisps managed to keep them occupied for a while. I think next to Faela, Xiem (the boy in the middle) is one of the most interesting kids I’ve ever photographed.  The blond curls together with his interesting facial expressions makes him any photographers dream I think.  Although, as you can tell by the look in this photo he doesn’t enjoy the ... Read More »

101 List – Learn To Make HDR Photos


One of the things I’ve been most determined to do from my 101 List is learning to make High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photos.  I’ve seen some amazing HDR photos on Flickr and really wanted to learn to do it myself, but on first examination it seemed really difficult.  This was when I first got my DSLR camera and I already had so much to learn that I figured I’d save the HDR for later. Today I was messing around and decided to download Photomatix and see how it all works. I hadn’t already taken photos for this purpose so I ... Read More »

I Would Die For That Too


Today is the day I found out a few things. I found out that I will have at least one more month of giving myself injections, that in the next few weeks I will have anywhere between 5-7 hospital visits and that my life will once again revolve around hormones. I found out that for the next three to four weeks I’ll once again be fighting mood swings, side effects, food cravings and emotional tidal waves I’ve been living with for the past three months.  That I’ll spend at least one more month with people telling me just not to ... Read More »

Go Fetch!


Recently the topic of children has been brought up again between my husband and I.  Do we want them? Do we want to continue as we are and live our own lives free of that responsibility?  Are we willing to go to the lengths we need to go to in order to have them?  Do we want to GO THERE again? It’s all very confusing, but today something happened to me that has made my decision just a little bit easier. It made me realize that I really do want children afterall. They’d be really handy for fetching my granny ... Read More »

Screw Your Dreams!


That’s what I’d say to my teenager if they told me they wanted to sail around the world, climb a mountain people die on, bungee jump, skydive or … oh, I don’t know… roller skate?   It’s probably a blessing for my imaginary children that they don’t actually exist because this is one of those times where I wonder if I’d be a terrible, unreasonable and overprotective parent. This morning I saw an article about a 16 year old girl who is attempting to sail around the world solo.  She is also currently missing after setting off her distress beacon during ... Read More »

The Headless Benchmen


On Sunday while I was out watching the marathon I saw these three boys.  They were having such a laugh that I had to get my camera out and get a photo.  Two of the boys had their jackets pulled up over their heads pretending to be headless while tormenting the boy in the middle.  All three of them couldn’t stop laughing and I couldn’t help but laugh along with them. Being that age is so amazing.  No worries, no cares… just fun, newness and excitement.  I would have gone up and told them to enjoy just being a kid ... Read More »

Baby Bobble Afghan Progress


For the last few days I’ve been keeping myself busy but working on a crochet project I started a while back.  It’s only the second time I’ve crocheted something but I’m quite enjoying working on this pattern.  The first time was when I made a baby blanket for Faela, my friend’s adorable baby girl who is now growing like a weed and can talk the hind leg off a donkey. I want to finish this one for someone, not that I will say who on the slight chance that they might read this.  I have few months left before I ... Read More »

Phalanges … Dancing Phalanges!

Bones is one of my favorite shows, and in the latest episode Dr. Brennan gets a bit of baby fever.  Watching her try to be maternal and relate to babies is hilarious.   Even more hilarious than than when she tries to relate to adult humans. The whole baby fever thing is something I can totally understand, as my husband and I tried for years to start a family and gave up a while back.   From time to time when I see my friends with their children, I feel like we are really missing out on something and start to question ... Read More »

First Snow of the Year

I’m a little late but we had snow last week!  I was so excited!   Of course, it didn’t last long but I managed to get some photos of it in the meantime.  I love when it snows! It started early in the afternoon out of nowhere and looked beautiful with the sun still shining. Then it started getting nasty.  The wind picked up and the snow was almost blowing sideways.   A real and honest to god snow storm! It wasn’t long before the kids were out.  It amazes me how little snow the kids need here in order to make ... Read More »