Monday, February 28, 2011

joy of love: day 28

Well, this is the final photo for the joy of love project.  This one is about the future.

What do you see in your loved one’s future? What will they be doing?  What will you be doing with them? What do you look forward to doing with them? How is their future bright? Take a step in your own personal time machine and capture something with your lens that will foreshadow your loved one’s future.

I have no idea what my children will grow up to be, but I hope they find something they truly love.

Whether it's a ballerina...

an athlete...

or a Hero...

It's been a fun project.  Not really what I expected, but it was fun.  Great to have some new ideas on what to take pictures of.
I still hope to take some type of class where I can learn more about how to take better photos and really use my camera to it's full potential.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

joy of love day 27

What do they say to you?

I think one of the best parts of being a mom is watching your kids grow and learn new things. 
Owen has become a little chatterbox in the past few weeks, and his speech is getting better and better.  It's pretty cute and a little funny to hear.  We always try to make him pronounce different things, but one of our favorites is to hear him say "Apple Sauce".
He has the sweetest little lisp, and I think you can almost see it here:


Saturday, February 26, 2011

joy of love: day 26

Who do they want to spend all their time with when they are not with you?  Celebrate their bro-mance or their relationship with their best bud!  Photograph them with their wingman.

Well, like I said in another post, we don't get out much.  So, for this pic, I had to use my kids instead of my husband.  He does have great friends that he loves to spend time with.  I just didn't have a chance to get them together for a photo!

My boys are 22 months apart.  They have a love/hate relationship.  Not so much hate, but you know how siblings can be.  Especially at ages 1 & 3.

This is a rare moment of peace...


I hope they do grow up to be best buddies.  

Friday, February 25, 2011

joy of love: day 25

when you love them the most

My husband tries to let me sleep in whenever I can.  We both know I am a much better mama when I have some rest.  I love him for letting me sleep.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

joy of love: day 24

Where did you FIRST meet your loved one? Or where did you first fall in love with your loved one?  Was it love at first sight?  Do you remember WHERE your heart became his?

With my first son, my labor went so fast we didn't have time to take any pics.  I was a brand new mama.  I was scared and so nervous to hold this little bundle.  It wasn't that I didn't love him right from the start.  It just took me a little time to adjust to this new life. 
With baby #2, things were much more relaxed and we knew to plan way ahead and bring the camera, no matter what.  I was a little bit more prepared on what to expect.  His delivery was way more enjoyable. 
This was actually taken by the nurse in our delivery room just seconds after Owen was born. 
I knew right away, I was in love. 


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

joy of love: day 23

facebook ~ You know you have some awesome facebook photos of your loved one.  Pick your favorite, copy it (save it) and print it to have forever!

This is one of my favorite facebook photos.  I have been meaning to print it out forever. 

That is me & my second son, Owen.  He was about 7 months old and the cutest little monkey I ever did see. 

and just to add one of my own photos for my 365

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

joy of love: day 22

face (a portrait)

He's not big on having his picture taken.  I kinda had to sneak this one. 

Monday, February 21, 2011

joy of love: day 20 & 21

 21 hands

5 months old and she is grabbing onto everything.  Love those chubby little hands.

20 when they're home

When my husband is home, he is usually the one in charge of bedtime routines...

Saturday, February 19, 2011

joy of love: day 19

When they're gone

What is the overall feeling in the home when he is gone?  What is different?  Is the home cleaner, louder, messier, quieter, lonely?

When my hubby is gone at work, we tend to be a little lazy.  Unless we have somewhere to go, I let the kids stay in their jammies until noon.


Friday, February 18, 2011

joy of love: day 18

Today's photo is all about going out with your loved one.

Get a sitter and go out on the town!!!  Take the point and shoot and take some fun portraits of you together.  Tickle each other.  Laugh.  Have fun!

Well, with my 3 little munchkins, we hardly ever go out alone together.  As a matter of fact, I can't remember the last time we had a date night.

So here is a little pic from the past...

See, it's not even a date night pic.  It's when I went to visit him at work. 
 It was only a few years ago, but it seems like it's been forever.

and just to throw one in for my 365
49/365 SOOC
Our peach tree has been completely bare for the past few months.  This week it started to sprout these beautiful little pink flowers. 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

joy of love:day 16 & 17

17 staying in

 When it's raining or too cold, or just too early to go outside, I let the boys ride their bikes in the house.  Bad mom?  Oh well.  There are worse things they could be doing.

16 together (self-portrait)

 I don't have a tripod or a remote for my camera, so I have to find places to prop my camera and use the self timer.  I know it's out of focus.  I wish she was smiling. 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

joy of love: day 15


 I know the quality of this photo is horrible, but I waited until the end of the day to take it. Molly was just getting ready for bed and I thought it would be a cute moment.   My camera settings were totally wrong, but she was just about done with me and my picture taking!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

joy of love: day 13


this is part of my everyday routine.  everyday.

I LOVE coffee.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Two posts in one day!  Lucky you.  haha.

I am going to enter this weeks photo challenge over at the Paper Mama

This week it's all about My Valentine.

joy of love: day 12

the eyes   


the joy of love

The Paper Mama

Friday, February 11, 2011

joy of love day 11

dreams~ "What does your loved one dream of accomplishing or doing?  Take a photo that pays homage to this dream".

I'm having a hard time coming up with a photo for this one.  My husband dreams of so much.  Buying a new house, going on a surf trip, working on an old hot rod...
He is a busy guy and I'm sure more than anything, he would just like some quiet time for himself.



Thursday, February 10, 2011

joy of love: day 10

10   Space – where they are comfortable

 Apparently, this bean bag is the best seat in the house!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Playing Catch-up!

I've been away from my camera and my computer for a whole week now, due to a small catastrophe in our house!
But I'm back.  And I plan on keeping up with all my photos!  Sorry, but here it goes...

09 passions and hobbies

I know I've posted a similar picture before, but my kid is obsessed with trains. 

 08 gift from the heart
 My husband just might be the least romantic person on the planet, but one year he really surprised me and bought me a ring for our anniversary.  I love it.  I have to say, he did good.

07 generations
 This is a bowl from my grandmother.  I'm not exactly sure how old it is, but my dad says he remembers it being on the kitchen table when he was growing up.  It's become really special to me.  I hope to keep it in our family for years to come.

06 who THEY love

My daughter LOVES my 3 year old son.  She lights up when ever he talks to her.  It's so cute.

05 love to hate

 This drives me nuts.  Every time I clean the kitchen, my husband will walk up and put a cup in the sink.  The dishwasher is RIGHT THERE.  Empty!  You don't even have to rinse the darn thing.  Just put it in the dishwasher.

04 what they wear

 This is what he wears when he is gone for so many days.  

03 then and now


I can't believe Connor is almost 4.  The past few years have really flown by!  He is a tough little guy, but I couldn't love him more.   

Monday, February 7, 2011

I'm so behind on my blog!  We've been kicked out of our house due to a water leak, but I promise to catch up on all my photos when we get back.
Check back soon...I haven't given up!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Day 01: what they do.

this month I am participating in the Joy of Love online photo class.  each day, for the month of February there will be a new assignment. 


They get creative