Through The Lens Thursday: Play

When the girls were performing at the high school football game for their spirit clinic, I took the opportunity to take some pictures. The sun was quickly setting and I was having fun trying some shots.

I took this while a few band members were playing the National Anthem.

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And the boys getting ready to play…

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Then at the pumpkin patch this past weekend, I got a few shots of the kids.

I love this one because Erv was in the middle of some serious pretend play in the cab of the combine….I like the candidness of it.

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And the rubber duck races.

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What do you think?


Through The Lens Thursday is a self-improvement photography project that Alison of Writing, Wishing and I are doing this year.

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Next week’s prompt is STRIPES.

Sarah, Plain and Tall.

Henry started telling me about Sarah, Plain and Tall a few days ago. He asked me if I had read it, and I told him I hadn’t. He started describing it to me, but couldn’t quite find the words. He brought it up a few more times…not saying much, but I could tell it hadContinue Reading

Project 365: Week 43

We’re gearing up for Halloween, but not as much as everybody else, I guess…we went to the pumpkin patch this weekend, but nobody dressed up for parties or anything. And is it weird that I’m sad that I won’t be dressing up? I mean, I guess I could, but we’re only going trick-or-treating and IContinue Reading

Through The Lens Thursday: Sweet

My sweet photo is two-fold this week: Do you see those shelves on the wall behind my boy there? A few weeks ago, I moved the two cat litter boxes out of this room, my “office.” Basically, since we moved here several years ago, I’ve called it that and put my crap in it, butContinue Reading

Project 365: Week 42

We only have ten weeks left in the year. Whaaaaat. Oct. 12 This was my Sunday, basically. We both enjoyed it. Oct. 13 It was cold and rainy, so I baked. (This week is started out pretty exciting, eh?) Oct. 14 Henry turned nine. I….had a bit of a hard time with it. Oct. 15Continue Reading

A Few of My Favorites.

I’ve been really busy and worn out lately, and haven’t had much time or energy to write here. But, Elaine has some Old School Blogging questions that looked super easy and wouldn’t take much (highly sought after) brain space, so here goes: A Few Of My Favorite Things. Sit down restaurant Choices are limited theseContinue Reading

Through the Lens Thursday: Deception and From the Ground

So, I missed last week. I wasn’t feeling it. (And yes, I did come up with the prompt “deception” because I DON’T KNOW WHAT I WAS THINKING). I did take a picture or two, so I’ll just do them both here. Okey dokey? Deception Fall around here looks pretty bleak. By now, the fields areContinue Reading

The First to Nine.

The oldest is nine today. NINE. One more year to double digits. He’s a boy of extraordinary creativity. Spectacular spelling skills. Big brother patience. Overflowing kind-heartedness. A thirst for knowledge, especially history (in his words “wars and disasters”). Freckles, super soft cheeks and big, blue eyes. Happy birthday, Henry. You started this family off right.

Project 365: Week 41

Oct. 5 I made my way home from LA on Sunday afternoon, and it seemed as though some creatures missed me….this one showed it the most, though. Oct. 6 We had beautiful weather….good for trying new swing tricks. Oct. 7 I had a dentist appointment, and for the first time (that I can remember), IContinue Reading

Project 365: Week 40

Sept. 28 The baby is growing up. Sept. 29 This was a late night for he-who-occasionally-falls-asleep-late-in-the-day. Sept. 30 Fall has definitely arrived here. Oct. 1 I arrived in Los Angeles to help work ShiftCon, and it was a long day. This is when I finally made it to a horizontal position. Oct. 2 My roomie,Continue Reading