Snow Angels

We took the kids outside to play in the snow today.  They both seemed to enjoy it quite a bit.  Well, Cecilia did until I pushed her down our small hill in a laundry basket.  She wasn’t a fan of that.  Lucy, on the other hand, scampered over the snow with delight.  She would run around and take quick turns, shooting snow high into the air.  It was quite a sight to see.  You’d almost think she was meant to be a colder climate dog until you realized she hasn’t pooped in over 24 hours.  I guess squatting over the cold stuff intimidates her.

snow days

snow days

Happy Holidays

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christmas card 09 copy

Wishing you and yours the merriest of Christmases and a blessed new year!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and yours a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

Cecilia & Leaves

The Chair

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I love Craigslist.  I’ve bought and sold lots of stuff on that site, and I think it’s wonderful.  For the most part, Chris does all the pick-ups and deliveries.  (It’s just safer.)  Today I sent him to pick up one of my best finds ever - a $25 retro chair.

When I originally found the listing, he thought it was ugly, but when he picked it up, he was convinced that it was hideous.  I, on the other hand, saw great potential.  Not only do I think it’s perfect for our home, I think it would be great for my not-quite-a-reality photography business.  (There are some great examples by other photographers here, here, and here.)  The color is great (brown with bronze undertones), and the lines and shape is fantastic.

awesome chair

So, what do you think of the chair?  I think it will be great in pictures, but would you use it in your home too?

Fall Colours

Cecilia & Leaves

A few thoughts:

  1. This picture is so pretty that I used British (or Canadian) spelling of color.
  2. Unlike most pictures, I did not edit Cecilia’s eyes.
  3. My sweet girl turned 16 months old this week!


Cecilia has really started to develop a mischievous streak.  As an avid rule follower, I can’t help thinking that she probably got that from her father.

12 months mischief


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Chris gave me a new lens and a remote for Mother’s Day.  (Yes, I’m posting this on Mother’s Day eve.  He’s not very good at waiting or keeping secrets.)  After almost three years of blogging, it looks like my mug might show up a little more often.


Silly Girl

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I had a long day today.  Did you?  Hopefully this will brighten it up a bit.


Happy Easter!

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Photo Meme

I got tagged in a meme by Amber of Monster Cookies. While I normally don’t participate in these, I thought it would be fun to revisit some of my older photos. Here’s the one I found.  It’s a picture of my best gal pal, Korbie, while on our road trip to Chicago in September of 2007.  We had a lot of fun, ate a lot of thai food, and drank a little too much. (And apparently drunkKelly went on and on about the awesomeness of her breasts.)  That trip was my final childless woman’s hurrah;  I was pregnant with Cecilia a week later.


On that same trip, this wonderful picture was taken in downtown Chicago when I was completely sober.  Let me tell you, I really needed a beer once that bitch got off my back.