Saturday, April 29, 2006

wedding photography

My friend Kelly got married yesterday and I did the photography.
I was TOTALLY nervous.
But I think it went good.
Here are some of my favorite shots.
Hope Kelly & Rob are happy with all the photos!

And yes I added a lot of photos.
I take lots of photos of my kids and stuff... but this is my first wedding.
I learned lots and I so hope I get the chance to do another one some day.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

the kiddies

isn't my little Lucy so darling!!!
New outfit.
That's reason for a photo shoot... right.

Alden is three.
Really three and a half.
And no he isn't potty trained.
I've tried it all.
He doesn't care.
Peeing on a target
His own toliet seat.
Telling him he can be a big boy.
Character underwear.
He peed on purpose on spidermans head.
Every person I meet tries to tell me how to do it.
Even the ones without kids.
Me: "all your friends go on the potty"
Alden: "I don't care mom."
Really I've tried it.

at least they are on his body?!

Monday, April 24, 2006

spring has sprung

spring has sprung,
the grass is ris,
i wonder where the birdes is.

my dad always used to say that to us when we were younger.
and today as we were driving in the pouring rain
i thought of it
classic maritime spring weather
fog and rain
wet fog
cold rain
love the maritime spring

on another note,
my mom and dad bought a new house
i am so excited for them.
they are moving from our dear little village
Hill Spring
to the big city
big to them anyway

it has more than 200 people
and that is big.

I am soooo very excited for them
So many changes for them.

As I have been talking with my mom about all these changes it made me think
(not that this is a new thought!)
i am so very glad we are going to move home
and be around when the changes occur.
That makes me happy.

Despite the maritime spring weather.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

here they are

The rest of my entries in my {21} day challenge with Rhonna Farrer.

Plus a new page of Alden.

Happy Wednesday!!

Monday, April 17, 2006

The 21 day challenge is up and I did it. :) I am so pleased. Will be posting the rest of my pages soon. Been busy being a mom and enjoying my kiddies and easter and my wonderful hubby. Good times.
Been taking LOTS of photos. My kids are just too cute. And i like taking them. Hence the 5000+ photos in my iPhoto library. :)

Made this fun little project today. It matches something I made for Regan last V-Day. Gonna hang them right beside each other.

Alden's best friend Fraser Thomson moved home to Alberta this week. We are going to miss them sooo much. Love the Thomson's. Got some really good shots of them just being themselves. Fraser, Alden and Jane. The day after they left Alden cried to "move to alberta with fraser." If he only understood how much we are trying to move there.

As par tradition at my house. My babies at Easter have to have pictures with ears. I'll have to dig up Alden's from his first easter and comapre them. I know they look alike - Alden was just 3 pounds heavier. and 2 inches taller.

And a tender moment to share. Alden decided to do this all on his own. I took video too. It was a moment to remember. He brushed her hair and talked to her and played. And it lasted longer than ever before. It was wonderful.

Now I'm off to bed.
Happy Easter everyone!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Day 15

Just wanted one of my pages to have this quote. Simple but great message.

Monday, April 10, 2006

hello there!

Life has been stressful and good. So many things going on this past week. Deciding our future. When to move home. For what. So many things. But I have been doing good on my {21} day challenge. It is amazing how good this challenge has been for me right now. A good time to be focusing on my life and what I am supposed to be doing. Our family. Where we are headed. I really really thought a lot about a quote Rhonna had as inspiration this past week. "Our busy lives force us to focus on things we do from day to day. But the development of character comes only as we focus on who we really are." Russell M. Nelson.
Such an important message to remember who we really are and what really matters. My goal of daily prayer has really been helping me think about this too. And it has kept me sane in all this confusion and wondering what to do. Thanks Rhonna!!!

oh and i ran out of the little tabs that i am putting on the tops... so i'll add them later.

Just a page of Alden to end with.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

catch up

I have been doing great with my {21} day challenge. Just havn't been loading the pages onto my blog. So here are days 6,7&8.
It is so exciting to think that I am making a habit. Changing myself. Improving. That is just plain old cool. And becoming more aware of who I am and where I am headed.

Hope you have a great day!

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Day 5

Happy April Fools!!! Hope you got some good jokes in today.

Day 5: Going strong! Loving this challenge. Really I am so pleased that I am going strong!
Making Memories pp, vellum, white cardstock, thread, Dress Size Two font (one of mine from S!), some ribbon, staples, tab and the Scraptivity Oodles of Doodles stamps with pink versamark.

Since it's the 1st there is a new Scraptivity kit too. Here is one of my kit pages.
Check out the Scraptivity gallery here to see pages from the other designers.

and..... The fabulous Rhonna Farrer(who rules!) sent me a prize for knowing the Beautiful South (who also rule!). She sent me the Designing with Greetings book from Autumn Leaves. I LOVE IT! It is my first Designing with book and now I want them all. This is a little card I made to inspired by all the nice cards in the book.

Have a great day.