Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Day 10

Today we had to get out of the house. The weather has changed again and it's beautiful out. Windy, yes, but nice just the same. We headed off to a local park so the girls could run out some of their energy. I noticed something today. It's a lot of fun to take them to the park at their ages. They play together! Maddie is always sort of weary of the park; she's fearful for some reason. Grace is completely opposite. She explores, wanders, climbs and observes. She loved it and it gave me the feeling that we'll be spending a lot more time there :)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Day 9

Today has been a long one! For some reason it seemed to drag on and I'm sure that's because Maddie is coughing A LOT (which is stressful for us b/c of her asthma) and Grace has been, um, busy. She's into EVERYTHING. It feels like you cannot sit down without her creating another mess to clean up. It's her age and she's exploring, but sometimes it makes the day feel long. Despite that, I caught 2 pictures of my beauties today :)

*From Top to Bottom: Birthmark, & Lashes

Day 8 (A day late!)

Well, the first missed day happened yesterday! I knew it was a matter of time and to be honest I was so tired yesterday-all day. I hung out with the girls and then headed off to group but got home and felt exhausted. It was a great week, but a long one and it was good to be home. My bed called to me and that made me forget to put a picture up! I had even taken one! So, here's that picture:

*Rainy Day Woman

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Day 7

We've just walked in the door from a very long drive home. Left North Carolina some hours ago and just got kids in bed, put myself in jammies, and uploaded a picture to use for today. I'm tired and ready to relax so hopefully will be up to blogging at some point tomorrow. All I can say is that it was a great trip but it's equally good to be home.

*Home Sweet Home

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

Day 6

*From Left Clockwise: Cheese, Imagination, & Date Night

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Day 5

*Clockwise from Left: Groomed, Dog Showing, Beauty

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Day 4

We made it! Today we drove and the girls were awesome; for all 4+ hours of it. It's Dog Show weekend here, so hopefully I'll post with some good news. Gabe's trying to finish 2 dogs this weekend so wish him luck!

*From Top to Bottom: Stuff, Inside Joke, Self Portrait, Destination, & Only in VA

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Day 3

We leave tomorrow on a trip to North Carolina so the pictures will probably be more "fun" the next few days...hopefully. Putting up a picture a day has kept me on my toes though. It's forcing me to think creatively and also to bring my camera everywhere (which is really fun!) Since Elisabeth is the only one who played my question game yesterday, I will announce that she is RIGHT. I had taken the pic of the Post that morning and then reflected on it later when I wanted to share what I eat for dinner pretty much every single Monday while I wait for group to start. I think the two go together because so much of what we eat now affects our health later. The concept that we as Americans probably wouldn't need as much health care (or have as many health problems) if we ate a little more consciously is the connection I saw. Just an opinion...

* Carpool

Monday, March 22, 2010

Day 2

These pictures went together in my you see how they are connected? Please comment if you do!

*From Top to Bottom: Monday Supper, Front Page News

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Birthday & Beginning of a Picture of a Day :)

So, it's here. My birthday is today and I'm officially 32 years old. I've vowed to start posting at least 1 picture a day on this blog (at times it may be more than 1) to chronicle this next year of my life. I'm hoping it will be successful in the sense that I stay committed to it, that it doesn't become boring and that it gives me a clear view of all I have to be thankful for. Here's to the next 365 days!

*From Top to Bottom: My birthday present from Gabe, Toes, & Sisters

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A new plan

So, I'm about to have a birthday. The big 3-2 is right around the corner and I've been giving some thought to what this next year will hold. For example, I know that this year my two little ones will be flower girls in their aunt's wedding, they will fly to California again, Gabe & I will travel to Disney World (alone :), we will go to dog shows, Grace will start school for the first time, she will turn 2 and Maddie will turn 4, etc. As you know, I love to take pictures and usually use this blog as the outlet for said pic's. So, I thought that for the next year, starting on my birthday, I will take and post at least 1 picture a day on this blog. I have been having such a hard time finding time to write, thinking of what to say, etc. that I thought a better way to keep up with my blog is to become super disciplined about doing it everyday. However finding time in every day to write something interesting/meaningful/funny/touching can be really...impossible at times. So, doing a picture-a-day blog seems much more feasible. So, that's the plan! What do you think? I also decided to do this because at 32 I'm really not sure what's next. For so long I wanted to teach, and I did that. Then, I wanted to be a mom for as long as I can remember and I'm doing that. I'm really not sure what's next, so I thought chronicling my life in pictures (and sometimes words) for the next year could be pretty awesome. Here goes nothing...