Sunday, January 18, 2009

Going Private

Okay guys, I've been contemplating this for a long time and some weirdo just posted on my I'm done! I'm going private! I really would love to have all of your email addresses, so PLEEEZE leave me your email in a comment. Thanks!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The forest for the trees...

I actually took this photo back in December, it was one of 300. I passed over it because Drew's head was coming in on the left side of the picture, but I found it again today, and fell in love with it!! What a handsome little devil! This week has been a trying week for me with my little Cam. He is SO different from his brother. Not BAD, just different and he is throwing me some serious curve balls as of late. I'm so glad I found this picture though, because it is yet another reminder of how much I love him, and how important he is to me. It's hard to see the forest for the trees sometimes (I hope I quoted that right!), much how we as mom's get bogged down by the day to day, or maybe the minute to minute stuff that is so hard in parenting. I am going to try and be a little more patient, be a little more understanding, be a little more loving. Wow, all from one little picture. Oh yeah, and I found this new trick to make the eyes 'pop' and so I had to try that one out ;)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Cam!!

Happy Birthday Cam!! My baby is 2!! The past two years have gone by way too fast. It seems that not to long ago, he was my little newborn baby boy. Now he talks, walks, makes LOTS of messes, loves books, has the whitest, shiniest blond hair you've ever seen, has BEAUTIFUL, big blue eyes, he is SO sweet and loves to sing songs AND be sung to. Sigh, he is so, very precious to me. I love this little boy SO much. I hope you have a great birthday little man!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

A photo a day: project 365

I'm sure most of you have heard of "A photo a day," or Project 365. If you haven't, it's simply a goal to take a photo a day for an entire year. It being the beginning of the year, it's coming on strong and I have decided to take the challenge. Because of my involvement in digital scrapbooking, I have found several sites that have come out with digital kits made just for this project. It's really a lot of fun and if you're wanting to become a better photographer (like I am), in any way, this is a good way to do that, You get to practice every day! So, if you want to check out my 365 on the link (my 365) under my photo blog link. And if you want anymore info on some of the sites that are really making this project fun, then check out and (look for Kristen Rice's kit).

Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Years with the Deevens

We had THE best weekend with our BFF's :) the Dees over the New Year Holiday up at my parents cabin in Bear Lake. We drove up last Wednesday (with a short stop in Evanston to buy some pyro-entertainment-ahem...fireworks). For New Years Eve, we made a TON of was sooooo goood...watched fireworks (Debbie, Emmi, and I stayed up at the cabin while TJ and Ben took the boys down to light off the goods. Emmi was pretty bummed she couldn't go help. It was freezing!!), played games, wore New Year tiara's and screamed and yelled to bring in the New Year. Here are some pic's I took of the fireworks...thanks to my new tripod...

The next few days we just enjoyed the opportunity to relax. We read, took naps, watched movies...ate tons of twinkies ;) We played some really fun games too. We really loved Scruples and Cranium.
We LOVED playing guitar hero, Debbie was the Queen of it all, she was AMAZING!!!! Even Drew and Ethan played. They were so cute with the huge guitars around their little necks, hee hee!

I took some pics of the SWEET little Eiley...look at those EYES!!! She is the happiets, cutest, sweetest little girl. I just loved taking pictures of her!

Ben and Debb brought up their Wii and we had THE best time playing it! Here are a few pics of Teej and Ben playing funny!!