Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Our Style of Urban

I took the kids out the other day for an "urban" shoot.  This was an assignment that I had wanted to take Riley out for but he was not into it that day. So I took whoever would agree to go.  This photo of Andy makes me laugh as I am pretty sure one day a sign that says "no parking" will not phase him in the least.  Also, I had wanted to take a teenager for this shoot but in so many ways Andy almost reminds me of a teen!

Then again he really is just a little boy and often looks at the world in a different way or shall we say a better way!

October finds us in the midst of fall madness.  Lots of soccer practice, scouts all the way around, and oh yes a big change for us that I will write about soon.  Today it was very cool outside so I decided I better gather some of my garden in fear of freeze. We ended up
with twelve pie pumpkins this year. I am thinking there will be some pumpkin pie and bread this weekend!

Little by Little

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Future Author?

Maybe one day this little girl will grow up and write her own book.  I am one Mom who would love that! She spends a lot of time writing on whatever paper she can find.
The best part of Katie's writing is her sense of humor. It is always a very serious writing with always one line that is guaranteed to make you either smile or laugh.

On this day she found my journal to write in which means I get to keep this writing.  My prayer is always that I live long enough to see what life holds for these kids as adults.  Rather she becomes an author or not I will always remember her writings and how they made me smile.

Little by Little

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tomatoes and Pirates

As fall is in the air it has come time to do a little canning.  This week it was the tomatoes turn.  I love the process of canning and seeing all that color in my cupboard for the winter to come.

I was given some more jars this year and they came complete with their vintage box!  

The end result all ready for soups and chili's that come with the winter months.
Also on this day I would take a couple of cute pirate girls to school!  You never know which child will want to participate in these dress up days at school but these two loved it on this day!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A new knit sweater

In the spring I had knitted a sweater for my niece.  I loved everything about making this sweater from it's fabulous pattern (pattern)

to the oh so yummy yarn sold at Quince and Co.

I had held this sweater as I needed to find my buttons and wait until she was walking so I could take her on a mini photo shoot!  She was such a doll and let me do just as I liked with my camera and her beauty.

I took her out just the two of us and we climbed and played.  This is the first complete sweater I have knit and it was so much fun.  

Of course the real fun is in the giving and being able to photograph this little one that I love so much!

I am currently reading "Yarn Harlot the secret life of a knitter". It is so funny and I am loving it.  Just a good non thinking and have fun book. The next book on my shelf is a thinker and maybe a can't sleep book so for now it is all about light and fun!

Linking up with Ginny's Yarn Along.  She always has wonderful knits and great books.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Mountain Time

One more trip to the mountains.  I found this little niece having some time with Uncle Brian.  She did walk to the river with no shoes but she found the ride she needed!

Water equals fun and this is where the kids could be found most of the weekend.  

These girls are growing up together. Sharing secrets and stories none of us will ever know.  It is always fun to see them together.

Miss Ellie is so popular and every big kid so wanted their chance to hold her!  A fish and a boy together at last!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Running in the Rain

I feel fall in the morning, but I still want to post those summer photos. The ones where an afternoon rain shower was so much fun, simple fun.  

The rain shower where you could run through all those puddles with you sibling.  A sibling that is laughing just as hard as you are.

This summer we were so lucky and had a lot of these rainstorms.  What great fun especially at seven years old!

Friday, August 22, 2014

A weekend away!

Last weekend Brian and I had a night away.  We spent time on a beautiful lake in the water we both love.  Those hours away were priceless and gave us a chance to reconnect.  We communicate daily but the truth is we communicate about our children, schedules, and daily life needs.  
When we are just the two of us it takes awhile to settle into our own conversation and truthfully it is a little awkward at first.  We have to get past our children which are our whole world.  
After that we can talk about each of us and our dreams.  We talk about what works for us as a couple and a family and what is not feeling quit right.  
We had time to sit at a dinner table, walk around a very quaint  little town, and go running together.  This summer has been rough on a personal level and in that I have realized we really need time to take care of us also.  That is very hard sometimes with lots of growing kids.  

It was good to get away and truthfully by Sunday morning we missed all of our kids and couldn't wait to be back together again!

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