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Monday, March 21, 2016

This Should Catch Me Up

Just a few more pictures from the winter.  My mother was kind enough to take me on a photo outing (she even acted as my assistant and carried my camera bag and umbrella while I carried the camera and tripod) to a botanical garden WITHOUT my children! She even treated me to dinner.  I felt so spoiled.

I was excited to take the Valentine's Day picture with my 7 year old as the model. I saw a similar picture online years ago, and I've been anxious to try the technique.

The sledding picture was actually taken with my phone.  Sometimes the big camera is a little cumbersome when running after the three year old and one year old.

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Friday, March 18, 2016

It's been too long

Where have I been?  Inside my head, way too much. I think I've been suffering from "overthinking," too much stress, not enough me time, and lack of sleep (in an attempt to get some me time).  Ah well, what mother doesn't suffer from all of this, right?  Here are a few pictures to catch myself up.

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Grandparents' sofa

My three-year-old crashed just before dinner after playing all day with her cousins at my parents' house. I hated to wake her, but I knew she needed to eat. This picture brought to mind a poem by Eugene Field:

Last night, my darling, as you slept,
    I thought I heard you sigh,
And to your little crib I crept,
    And watched a space thereby;
Then, bending down, I kissed your brow —
    For, oh! I love you so —
You are too young to know it now,
    But sometime you shall know.

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Friday, September 25, 2015


We took our munchkins to one of my favorite places. I used to visit here when I was in college. It was a beautiful and peaceful place to study. When I was pregnant with baby #1, my husband and I would go for walks here trying to encourage my oldest to come out. I'm so glad my children liked it as much as I do.

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Nature Break

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My middle daughter has become an insect whisperer.  First she had a moth land on her knee, and then she was able to get a butterfly to rest on her finger.  Luckily, I was able to snap a few pictures of the butterfly.

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Those Summer Nights

A birthday tradition started last year: going to the local interactive fountain for my oldest daughter's birthday.  Unfortunately, both last year and this year were unseasonably chilly the evenings we went, but the girls insisted on staying despite their shivers and chattering teeth.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

I miss doing landscape photography.  When I first started taking photography classes, back when everyone was still shooting film (which still feels like only a few years ago to me), I never wanted to photograph people.  My peace was found in capture the beauty that God had created all around me.  Photographing people was stressful, because people move, and the younger the people, the more they moved.  Now that I am a mother, most of my pictures are of my children.  They do move, all the time, and it can be stressful because I have perfectionist tendencies and ideas of the "perfect picture" that I want to capture.  It is best when I just let them play and capture them while they are doing their own thing, when I choose not to worry about the best portrait.  Those pictures often end up being better than the portraits I attempt to take, but I still try to capture "nice shots of everyone smiling and looking at the camera."  I must enjoy suffering.  Still, I think landscapes will always be my peace.

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