Monthly Archives: October 2011

one gorgeous fall evening.

it happened one gorgeous fall evening….

two beautiful kiddos….

and two undeserving parents….

found light that was magical.

Tonight, I don’t think i could possibly handle one more ounce of love or my heart will explode.

Tonight, I discovered that being in love with normal is an amazing feeling.

I guess you could say I am a proud momma.


There is just something so amazingly special about fall air.

Perfectly lovely.



seriously busy.

Life these days is TEDIOUS. Sorry I have not written in a while, but I have been experiencing extreme blog block due to the lack of time to actually think about anything with any sort of clarity, much less write about it. Most of this lack of time is undoubtedly self-inflicted, but I like to play a martyr anyway. I’ll have an idea to blog about, and after the 30th interruption, I just give up. And typically, I try to write when my kids are occupied/napping, but there have to be a few moments in the day where I can just kick back and watch meaningless crap on television.

Why so busy? Well, my little man is now crawling, pulling up, and all in all, getting into absolutely everything. He changes every day, and this phase of life is just so stinking cute. I am ridiculously in love with this kid. But, now that he is mobile, my sweet little boy has a glimmer in his eye, and I think this child is going to keep me on each and every toe, probably for the rest of my life. He already scoffs at any limitations. His appetite is insatiable. And he spends a good part of the day screeching like a falcon. But, he has a smile that absolutely liquefies my heart. His hugs are the best. And he’s a great shopping partner.

Then, there is my baby girl, who is more and more like a 15-year-old each and every day. After we took her out of the crib, she has stopped napping (I felt this tremendous amount of pressure to liberate her from her crib tent as her friends started moving into big kid beds, but now, I would give anything to take it back. Unimposing peer pressure is a bi-atch).

She still needs a nap, she just won’t actually sleep. Combine that with school two days a week (another blog topic) and lots of busy fall activities, and our afternoons are full of sleep-deprived tantrums. She wants to be a good girl so badly, but the little devil on her shoulder wins out fairly often. Last night she went to bed early because she drew all over her pink chair, her body and the window with a green marker. Yes, it’s probably my fault she had the marker. And it was washable and caused no significant harm. However, while I appreciate her artistic initiative, she is constantly testing limits as I attempt to set boundaries. It’s rough.

And finally, Pinterest. Lovely, unassuming Pinterest is monopolizing my creative juices. For those not pinteresting, it is like a virtual  bulletin board for all things creative and cool. Many of the projects included are DIY, and they inspire me. Last week, I made a fall bucket list, an art nook for my little girl’s school art projects, a necklace from a t-shirt, leaves from crayon shavings and wax paper….And I have ideas for 100 other projects.

Will include a tutorial soon on my fall bucket list (supplies shown above). It only cost $2.00!!

Finally, photography is always there. I am trying to establish a plan to actually establish myself as a photographer, and it is hard with all of these distractions. But, I am getting there, and I am excited!!! I am hoping that by Spring 2012, I will be up and running, ready to start taking clients! I just have to establish my brand, and I am not sure if I want a creative name or just simply my own name. Decisions, decisions. Any suggestions?

I love this picture. It sort of implies, at least to me, that the road is a museum and is open for exploring. I am loving the road that I am on, but I am so ready to know more! Will life ever calm down? Is photography right for me? Am I on the right path?

I am off to take the kiddos to enjoy this gorgeous fall weather. I leave you with one final thought: Seriously, why are they remaking the movie Footloose?

Yay, I blogged! Have a great week.

P.S. I am not entirely certain which direction this blog is going to take. I started it as a way to get more acquainted with the process so I can post pictures. I really appreciate the support, and am at nearly 1200 views! Exciting! I have not chosen any specific approach to content yet, and I thank you for your support and feedback while I am getting started. Pretty lucky to know so many amazing women (and men, if any of you happen to be reading), and I learn so much from all of you!