Thursday, May 23, 2013


Lucy has a "boy" friend.....
his name is, Ethan.
I have blogged before about these two and their sweet friendship.

Last time Ethan was at our house I took lots of photos of he and Lucy together.
He came over last Saturday and asked, "are you going to take pictures of Lucy and I today?"
I said, "sure, if you want to?"
He lit up and said, "yes!"

I grabbed an old blanket, a book and sunflowers and headed to the park.
They were so funny posing for the camera and running around. 
They make me laugh. 
I love their friendship.  They are such great buddies. 
How cute are they together?  

Monday, May 20, 2013

Mr Morton

 Last month, Jeff called me from work and said, "did you know Jack has a lead part in the upcoming school musical?"  Huh???  
I told Jeff that Jack hadn't said anything to me about it.
Well, come to find out...
one of Jeff's co-workers has a daughter in Jacks class.  
She told her dad, her dad told Jeff, Jeff told me...
I asked Jack about it later that evening and his response was, "yeah, it's no big deal."

Well, we attended the performance last Thursday and let me tell you...
it was a BIG deal!
Jack was Mr Morton from School House Rock.
He did a GREAT job!
He was so funny to watch...
he was in his element and who knew that boy could sing?
Here are just a few photos from his musical debut...

Jack has also chosen choir for his elective next year.
I can't wait to see him in more productions.
Oh, he never seizes to amaze me. 
Hopefully, next time he will tell us instead of having to hear about from someone else.  :)

Friday, May 17, 2013

My addiction....

I have been taking on-line photography classes since fall of 2011.
Last summer I learned how to shoot silhouette photos. 
I was so nervous about these types of photos.
I took my camera out and started to slowly figure out how to capture this look.
It wasn't long before it clicked and I was captivated by this style.
Lately, it's been an addiction..
I cannot take enough silhouette photos.

 This is one I took of Olivia out on the tennis court one night.
She was become a really good player and just finished up the season on her high school team.
She was even moved up to several varsity matches. 

Last weekend I asked Lucy if she wanted to go out for a photoshoot.  
She declined...
I bribed her with balloons....
and well, it worked!  :)

These last two of Lucy were taken with my Iphone.  
I've figured out how to work it too.    :)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Happy Mothers Day!

I had a great Mothers Day!
The best part was being able to spend it with my mom!
All of us went to PF Changs for lunch and then to Manito Park to enjoy a beautiful afternoon.
Happy Mothers Day!

Sunday, May 5, 2013


We have been having the most amazing weather.
I am so excited, last year at this time it was still cold and rainy and just plain yucky!
On Saturday we headed to our favorite park to hang out and soak up the sun.
I am currently in another 6 month photography class and I knew I could get some great shots in this great location.
This months assignment is "stepping back" and telling a story.  
I so need to practice this.  
I tend to always go for the close ups and never really step back to take it all in.

We plan on having many many more park days in the weeks and months to come.
Stay tuned for more photos from this great location.

 The light coming through this clearing was just perfect.

 Lucy is always such a good sport to help me with my homework.  :)

Have I mentioned how much I'm loving having my mom here?
Here she is with Jeff and the kids.
We feel very lucky.  It's been such a blessing to have her here.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013