Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
My neighbor's little girl..the youngest of four..the only girl! She's little, but she's tough! :)
I looked out and saw Lizzie making a snow angel! I loved the contrast of her pink coat against the dreary day! :)
It's not that often that we get "good" snow here in Kentucky, so we like to take advantage when we do! The neighbors were off school, and came over to play..and we love them! :) We have such great neighbors here..we feel very blessed. So, join us for a few images of playing in the snow!
My baby boy..:)...
Friday, January 22, 2010
A couple of weeks ago, I was on my ellyptical machine (that we got for free!), and I was looking down thinking how cute my son looked playing on the floor! So, I got the idea to take pictures of my life from my view on the ellyptical! And, yes, I finished exercising when I was done photographing! :)
I looked over and saw this view of my daughter taking her temperature. Unfortunately, she ended up having pneumonia! I kept trying to "cure" her with fish oil and vitamin C! :) She's all better now, thanks to some antibiotics! :)
Thursday, January 07, 2010
I walked into the living room and Myra was watching "Little House on the Prarie" while crocheting! :) That's my girl!Here's what she crocheted! The world's longest chain! Ha! I think it's time we move on to a "single crochet" since she seems to have this down! :) No idea what we'll do with this. :)
Well, it was a snow day today! The first "real" (accumulative) snow of the season. The schools were off, and so were we! The kids wanted chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast, and I said, "why not?!" Lizzie asked me to use my pancake pan that my sister in law got me last year from Crate and Barrel (which I've only used twice? before). The kids were happy, the pancakes were great (Buttermilk Pancakes, recipe from "Dining on A Dime" cookbook-added chocolate chips), and it was a good start to a good day!
Friday, January 01, 2010
Okay, so I have to admit, the icing did not turn out to be the "best" icing recipe I've ever followed. I have this tendency to like to try new recipes..anyhow I'm getting off on a side road here...this is Shane's cookie creation! We named him "Mr. Bill" and had a great laugh! I am sorry to admit it was the icing more than the "decorator." I'm sure he'd do a great job with better icing, right???? :)
In an effort to save money this year, I tried not to buy a bunch of decorating stuff, and just go with what we had...thus the NEON cookies! :)
This year, we talked daddy into making Christmas cookies with us, and we had so much fun! He even got to use a hand mixer for the first time in his life, of which he was admittedly a little scared! :) We had a great time, made a great big mess, and made some great memories! :)
Well, I want to extend a "Happy New Years" to all of you. I can't believe another year has flown by us. As I think back on this past year, I have many emotions...mostly I am so thankful for God's grace, thankful for how we've grown in our walk with Him, thankful for all of His provisions, thankful for overall health for our family, and I'm looking forward to what this year has in store.
On the blog end, I was not so "dedicated" this year. Part of that was the fact that I started working this year for the first time since I had kids. It was a very busy year, in that aspect, and as we are thankful to God for providing so much work for me, we are looking forward to a bit calmer of a year, in this area. This year, God-willing, I will be working as an associate photographer for DeannaKaye Photography in Louisville. This will change things alot, but mostly it will provide a way for me to still work, still doing photography, but not having to bring my work home. It will free up a lot more time to be "home" when I'm home, if that makes sense. We thank God for this open door for me. And, although it has been a lot of thought about the struggle of giving up control of the editing, pricing, etc...we know this will be better for our family.
So, because of that, I'm hoping to have more time to do things I've missed doing this year, like blogging. Now, this is no "New Years' Resolution"..I know better! I'm sure it might come and go with the seasons of this next year. But, I have some ideas! :) I was thinking back, and one of the posts I still get alot of comments on was the "photo" sneak peek into my world I did...just pictures of everyday life here, from a creative view. It was fun for me, and fun for many of you. So, that's where I'd like to go more often this year...using my photography to tell "our" story. We'll see! :)
As I look ahead to this New Year, I know God's hands are guiding us and leading us, and so I know I can rest. I know there will be hills and valleys, but I know God has ordained each and every one of them, so we can trust Him for what lies ahead. Life is an adventure. Our walk with God is an adventure. Lead on, God, we will follow. :)