Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy girl?

This really gives the illusion that we had all kinds of fun during this mini photo shoot. Hahaha.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Lent - Day 14

Ok so a couple people called me out on my whole "picture a day for Lent" thing. The truth is that I HAVE gotten my camera out way more and have taken more photos of my kids. The truth is also that it hasn't been every. single. day. The truth is also that I tried to upload a bunch of pics recently and it kept saying "upload failed" over and over so I obviously I couldn't upload. The truth is also that I am perpetually overwhelmed with life and work and everything seems to be faltering a little. Except Facebook. There always seems to be enough time and energy for Facebook. Maybe I should have given Facebook up for Lent....


On Day One I posted 6 pictures. Today I have 2 more so that is 8 (for you math duds out there, I added for you). Tomorrow I will have a bunch more so I will get caught a day for every day of Lent is all I promised and I did NOT promise to blog every day contrary to what seems to be popular belief :)

Simon here was completely ignoring me whilst being immersed in finding a Pokemon in this book. He claimed after that he knew I was there, but I can't be sure. So many more that wouldn't upload....stupid internet.

Off to bed.

Off to insomnia probably.

Stupid brain that won't shut off.

PS Cecilia almost put me over the mommy edge today. And by "almost" I really mean "absolutely and completely DID." A simple trip to the store with the best of intentions lead to me locking myself in my bathroom with a possessed toddler banging on the door while I took deep breaths and tried to find some fucking zen. I found it during nap time.

Is it okay to use the F word in a post with Lent in the title?

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Day 1

I decided to get out my big girl camera every day of Lent to document my life/children better. Lent starts today, so here are my pictures for the day!

These first two photos were taken about a second apart....

And bam! Booger city. HA!

I cannot stop laughing every time I see that picture. LOL. For real LOL. A lot.

And the ones of the boy are a little more tasteful...

Love that face, but it's looking way to damn old.

And my two new favorite photos that I've already gotten printed:

Day 1 is complete!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


Is anyone still out there? It's been awhile since I've taken the time to blog. I'm going to take a minute now, though!

Here are some things that stand out in my memory over the past couple of months....

  • Cecie took a digger in Simon's room. When I got to her she was peeling her face off the floor. We don't know if she just tripped, was on the bunk bed ladder or was all the way up on the bunk before she fell. Based on her (lack of real) injuries we are guessing she was on the ladder. It was traumatic for awhile but we all survived.
  • Simon is super cranky after school. We signed up for a class called Recess Lab where I can basically do an aerobics class with him (super fun) but he fights going since it's shortly after he gets home from school. Not sure what to do about that one.
  • We are remodeling our kitchen. Bryan has been doing this in shifts for a couple of years but this is the final step. Cabinets arrive tomorrow. I spent the evening emptying them to prep for the demo tomorrow. I thought we could give up eating out for Lent, but I don't think that's in the cards.
  • Cecie is starting day care / preschool on Monday. She will go one day a week at a really awesome center very close to our house. This is kind of huge for me since I never put Simon in any kind of regular childcare outside of family members, but I think it's necessary. I am constantly torn in two directions all day long (mom and photographer) and I think this will help me focus on each thing separately so that I can actually do both a little better. Plus I think she will have fun. We toured it today and her classroom was eating a snack so she just walked right up, grabbed a chair and started eating pretzels with all these other little people. Her confidence and ease had me close to tears. She's a beautiful little creature. Hopefully it goes just as well on Monday!
  • I made my first Groovebook, but haven't gotten it yet. It's $2.99 a month and you can get a little book with up to 100 of your iPhone pictures printed each month. Awesome. Hopefully.
  • I finally got my latest photobook edition made. It's been a year. I used to do it every 6 months when it was just Simon. Then Cecie and my nice camera came along and I had to do it a little more frequently to keep up. Then my REALLY nice camera came along and the rest of my life shut down (ha) so the photobook didn't get made. I am allll caught up now, though! =
  • I think for Lent I will do a picture a day thing. I want to get back to taking pictures of my own kids. Despite having made an 81 page photobook of them over the past year, I feel like I haven't documented them enough since starting to document other people so much. I'm never very good at Lent, but I have high hopes for this one. I'll share the final photos when after Easter I guess!
  • How is photography my life again? Life is weird sometimes. Sometimes I just can't believe it.
  • My dog poops in the house a lot. But she is doing okay otherwise. She annoys me a whole bunch so that tells me she is healthy.
  • I know many people going through big life changes and challenges right now...good, bad and otherwise. You know who you are. I think about all of you often.
  • My grandma has been in the hospital for a bit and has decided not to move back to her independent life at her apartment. She will be going to an assisted living place now, and this is by her choice. Her wisdom is truly astonishing. She knows she needs the help. She has no foolish pride. She's pretty awesome.
  • I'm tired.
  • If you read all of the above you get a serious A+ for effort. I am too tired to reread it so I hope there aren't a million errors.
  • Did I share any birthday cake photos here? I cannot remember. Here are a couple....good night!