Monday, May 29, 2006

enough already!

ok.. here we are... everyone is asleep.. for a few minutes..
I am searching for pics to print... I am stuck.. I want to have just the right shot to scrap.. does that ever happen toyou? it's drivingme insane.. just print already and SCRAP!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

coming to an end

yep, my girl is going to be in grade school... with grades.. no smiley faces.. there will be numbers and letters associated with her work... I will be the one with the added smiley faces and goofy knock knock jokes on her napkin for lunch..

She's sad when I don't write a little something.. just to let her know I care- even in the middle of the day if I am not around... love that- not that she gets sad but that it makes a difference that I am in her life.

to new beginnings and end of chapters.. .to stories to be continued... to laughter yet to be heard!

Monday, May 15, 2006

just can't get enough...

pictures of my kids
hugs from my kids
laughter in my ears
do it again, Mommy
tickle me again.. it means you love me
listening... truly listening... what are they saying to me... to each other...
pretending with my kids
making plans for the future

just can't get enough...
time to dream.... just can't get enough

Friday, May 12, 2006

high key v. low key

ok.. here is the challenge my group is proposing to take on..
to find what exactly is high key.. so many ideas in so many different circles.. what is yours??

high key information here

so.. did I achieve it? I didn't use lights behind my son but just a white sheet, light colors, natural light and over exposed.. some people say that is wrong but to use MORE lighting behind your subject so that it looks blown out...
I did what I did with limited things.. I need to get out a light and see what I can do with it tomorrow

today was a long day.. field day... dd got 2 blue and 2 white ribbons... and a BIG smile!!! WTG, girlie! You did it!!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

learning.. turning in other directions...

have you ever felt like you just needed to look behind that tree over there to see what is on the other side?? not that you would stray from your path but you know the path your on could need some extra flowers or perhaps a bench to rest on...
well, I am off to look at another tree just to get some extra inspiration to bring back to my path...

happy today....
that I learned how to take a photo in a mirror without being in the photo
showing my mom about WB.. .makes me a better learner when I teach someone
finding out my dd loves me no matter what
teaparties with Angelina Ballerina bring out the best in toddlers
that I am who I am.... always a learner

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


originally I was going to write about who I am.. am I lost or am I found... well... I think I am in Limbo and for now it is ok.. to give of myself only to KNOW that I cannot lose myself.. but this is in part who I am and what I want to teach my children... to be a MOMMY. :)

A Mother’s Prayer

Dear Lord,
it’s such a hectic day,
With little time to stop and pray
For life’s been anything but calm
Since you called me to be a mom.
Running errands, matching socks,
Building dreams with wooden blocks,
Cooking, cleaning, finding shoes
And other stuff that children lose, -
Fitting lids on bottled bugs,
Wiping tears and giving hugs,
A stack of last week’s mail to read
So where’s the quiet time I need? -
Yet, when I steal a moment, Lord,
Just at the sink or ironing board,
To ask the blessings of Your grace,
I see then, in my small one’s face,
That you have blessed me all the while--
And I stoop to kiss that precious smile.
--Author Unknown

and so motherhood goes...
who would you like to be goes the survey... or talk to.. .I would like to talk to Mary.. you know, the Mother of God... you know she was running around the outside of the Temple saying, "get down, Son. Don't put that in your mouth. Because I said so that's why. I know they said mean things, maybe they didn't have a good day.. look for the good in them.

I was so excited last night- almost giddy learning how to use my camera better.. love learning- makes my heart sing... I dreamt of how I could learn more, do more with my camera. It made me want to get up and play some more.. but I knew MOTHERHOOD would be calling me soon.
I asked for the dirty laundry, the pile that never ceases to exist in this house, the weeds that never seem to get pulled but the flowers do because they are so pretty to my toddler! :)

Life is good.. no... it's GREAT!

Monday, May 08, 2006

mama... earrings...hugs

not just one more thing today.. .but 3... maybe more! lol!

1. oldest dd got earrings today. She is so proud and calling everyone...
2. baby boy said, "mama" really clear... what music to my ears.. makes my heart swell... can you hear it beating faster... oh... how I longed to hear that sound for so long.. like hearing the heartbeat for the first time.. you never grow tired of it!
3. "I like you." from my middle babe... she likes me... she might not in a few years but she does now... I will have to remember that when we have rocky roads in the future.

kisses from my honey
children playing with each other
children coming up with solutions to their own problems..
got into a photography group to get better in my skills...

this all makes me happy and smile today!

what made you happy today?

Saturday, May 06, 2006

backing into corners

just when you think you have it right... another turn..
trying to teach myself new tricks with a computer with little ones running around is putting my brain in overload... much like this little one trying to learn how to put his legs under him to get to the Fisher Price toy on the floor.. or the Polly Pocket doll under the table.. .

One way or another I will learn how to get a RAW image into the file I pick instead of this bit of wiring in front of me.. and this little guy will learn to put the leg under him and keep it there rather than doing a backwards army crawl..

both of us in a corner.. what to learn first, how does that first step occur.. if we both figure it out we will both be winners ... then again ... there is always ONE MORE THING to learn! LOL!