Monday, March 16, 2015

Project Life | Weeks 8-10

WEEK 8 | I didn't take very many photos this week but I did get one of the kids at the dentist.

WEEK 8 | Crazy week of snow. The second day of Taylor's dance competition was actually canceled due to the severe snow. We spent a couple of nights at a hotel in Westminister for Taylor's first competition. The kids all loved it!

WEEK 9 | Still cold weather and snow and ended the week with some sledding.

WEEK 10 | Another week where I didn't take many photos but a busy week none the less! 

WEEK 10 | Hank and I had a date night as we celebrated out 17th wedding anniversary.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Project Life | Week 6

WEEK 6 | Teaching Ryland to read this week. It's so fun!

WEEK 6 | I took a day off from work and took Landon to breakfast and helped him study for his first spelling bee. He did great!

Project Life | Weeks 2 - 5

WEEK 2 | The kids were finally able to have their Christmas play. The school had to cancel the original date right before Christmas because several of the lead characters all caught the flu. The play was adorable!

WEEK 2 | Taylor and Landon have asked me several times to cook with them. So on the Saturdays that we are home, we try to have a cooking class.

WEEK 3 | I guess I didn't take too many photos this week. But the one above of Ryland playing with his dinosaur track naked right after a bath makes me smile!

WEEK 3 | My parents came to town for Taylor's birthday allowing Hank and I to travel to Florida with his aunt and uncle for a flooring show. So fun!

WEEK 4 | We went to both sides of Universal Studios and rode the roller coasters until we couldn't walk straight!

WEEK 4 | We came home on Taylor's birthday and took our family to dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. All Taylor really wanted for her birthday was a sleepover with a few of her friends. So we took them all bowling and then back to our house for camping in the basement.

WEEK 5 | Landon was selected to participate in the district spelling bee so this week he needed to study a lot! And I love the photo of the boys above getting along peacefully side-by-side in the bathtub. Love those sweet moments!

WEEK 5 | Hank and the kids made a special dish from Holland for Cultural Day at school. It snowed a lot this week.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Celebrating My Girl

I'm back! I have been neglecting my blog even with the best intentions to keep it active. My goal is to post updates at least two times a week...that should be doable with my ever busy life as a full-time writer and mom. My vision is to share family updates, photos of my scrapbooking/photography projects, and our Colorado adventures. So stayed tuned!

A few weeks ago, my firstborn turned eight! I don't even know how that is possible. I remember it was like yesterday that I was taking her home from the hospital. I know I am biased, but she was the cutest little thing and a beautiful little girl. Today, she is half way to being a full-blown woman. And she is gorgeous inside and out. I'm smitten I must say...even with the eight-year-old attitude, the stink eye, and all of the emotions from one side of the rainbow to the other. She always has been and always will be my miracle.

For Taylor's eighth birthday, all she really wanted was a "sleepover" with a few of her good friends. So instead of a large party this year, we opted for a smaller was perfect. Usually every year, I pay a photographer to take photos of my child to memorialize their birthday milestones. This year, I decided to take a stab at it myself as I am starting to feel more confident behind the lens.

Below are photos of the photos that I scrapbooked in Taylor's album to document her birthday and turning eight!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Project Life | Weeks 46-48

WEEK 46 | The weather truly was horrible for an outdoor fieldtrip. However, the kids did learn a lot at the Plains Conservation Center. I am so thankful that I have job with a somewhat flexible schedule to allow me to chaperone the kids and volunteer when needed.

Ryland was fascinated for days of his dinosaur egg that hatched in water. He cracks me up! And all three kiddos loved playing in our first snow of the year.

WEEK 47 | Ryland got his new glasses...he was so proud of them. Taylor and Landon had a big science project to work on and Grandpa Don came out for a quick visit.

We decided to put up the Christmas tree before Thanksgiving. I literally sat and watched while all three kids decorated the tree by themselves. They didn't want help at all...well maybe for Daddy to help lifting Ryland to put on the tree topper.

WEEK 48 | The kids had a short week at school due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Landon had a playdate with two of his classmates which he was extremely happy about.

The day after Thanksgiving, the boys went to a car show and Taylor had a friend from school over to spend the night. Exhausting weekend!

Loved this picture of Grandpa Vern so I included it as a flip-up photo.