Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
- Vincent Van Gogh
As we were driving home tonight after a great day with family, I watched all of the cars speeding down the freeway and wondered where people were going..what are their stories??
The lights flew past as we drove and reminded me of the speed at which life is flying by. Watching my kids with their great-grandparents tonight was a reminder of that. Guess we better hold on tight and go with it..it doesn't slow down for anyone!
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
This isn't a photo, exactly, but I still love it :) If it counts for anything, I did take this photo of the sketch. I completely forgot about it throughout the years, but luckily my mom kept it for me. This was sketched for the hubs and I at Disneyland when I was probably about 17. We used to go a few times a week to have dinner and hang out when we were "going out" ;) Ahhh the good old days <3 It's now an antique piece of art that we look at now and then. Such simple times and we had no clue!
Monday, February 20, 2012
My favorite handwriting in the world :) Cara (6), Rylee (5), Avery (3), Carter (2). It's interesting how everyone has a different handwriting style. Like their own unique stamp. I wonder where they will sign their names in the future...prescriptions, autographs for fans, legislation, novels...who knows!
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Sick /ˈsik/ adj affected with disease or ill health.
I hate getting sick, but I'm currently in this state of "ill health". So, this seemed fitting for today's photo. I tried fighting it, but it's here. One person gets sick in our house and it's only a matter of time before the other five of us have it. Moms don't have time to get sick! That's something I've learned. Life must go on..dishes must be done, kids to be fed, *sneeze*, laundry, and all of the homework the kids missed when they were sick last week. At least it's a 3-day weekend. Healthy wishes to you!
Saturday, February 18, 2012
My baby girl (she isn't growing up, no matter what anyone says!) getting a drink at the outdoor mall today. We tried so, so hard to have a fun day with the family. Weather was gorgeous, no school, no work. Alas, the kids were just incapable of having fun. After spending the week passing around a cold, it just didn't work. Poor things. We went to Avery's (almost four years old) first karate tournament in the morning (yay!)..but she wasn't having it. Not at all. She did eventually go and stand perfectly still and silent in front of the judges :P For participating, she got a giant trophy that's taller than her and is all proud :) Then, the two younger girls were begging to go to the mall and get the their ears pierced. Guess what? They freaked in the chair and we left. Going to the play area will solve the grumpy time, right? Not when Carter (2) runs, smacks his face on the cement and gives himself a bloody nose...We then went to the drinking fountain and all heck broke loose after that! Glad I caught one of the last, dwindling happy moments on camera! Complete failure of a family outing, but the most important part is that we were all together, right?? Lesson learned..we are not leaving the house tomorrow! I need a drink!! ;)
Friday, February 17, 2012
Time. Our lives revolve around time. The day starts with an alarm clock letting us know that it's time to get the day started. We drop the kids off, go to work, eat lunch, come home, go to bed..all around the same times everyday. We all have a certain amount of time on this earth. None of us know when it's our time to leave this life, but it's our job to make the most of it. Live, love, learn..don't waste a moment of the precious gift of time.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Every morning is a fresh beginning. Every day is the world made new. Today is a new day. Today is my world made new. I have lived all my life up to this moment, to come to this day. This moment..this day..is as good as any moment in all eternity. I shall make of this day..each moment of this day..a heaven on earth. This is my day of opportunity.
- Dan Custer
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
After a long day, I always love seeing this pop up on my phone. The "I'm on my way home" call from the hubs. After 14 years of being together, my heart still flutters and I rush to answer it. My phone endures much abuse (from me), has logged several hours of Angry Birds from my kids, and is my connection to the world. Technology can sometimes make things feel distant and impersonal, but for this busy mom of four, it keeps me close to my loved ones on a daily basis. :)
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Hey there! Today, on a whim, I decided to start a 365 day photo challenge and my first blog ever. I'm a stay at home mom with four young kids and recently acknowledged my addiction to taking pictures of..everything. I'm hoping this photo challenge will give me some focus while feeding my addiction. I'm sure some days, the photos won't be very interesting, but I will do my best. Here goes nothing!