Saturday, January 14, 2012

Project 52 - Week 2 and Week 3

Exposure 0.067 sec (1/15)
Aperture f/2.8
Focal Length 3.9 mm
ISO Speed 500

Exposure 0.067 sec (1/15)
Aperture f/2.8
Focal Length 3.9 mm
ISO Speed 1000

So instead of posting on Friday the 13th, I was going to post on the 14th... but instead I went into Labor at 3:30am, and well here's the result! Here is Henry with me on his birthday, and another of him with his paternal grandfather! He was named for his great and great-great grandfather's on this grandpa's side.

He weighed 4 lbs, 13 oz, was 19.25 inches, born on 1/14/12 at 12:14pm.

Other than being an itty bitty guy, he's great!! Eats, sleeps and poops like a champ! :)

Wow! at the end of the 2nd week of the new year we have a new addition to the family! It's pretty awesome!

Friday, January 06, 2012

Project 52 - Week 1

Project 52 - Week 1

Metadata: f/5.0, 1/8, ISO 400

Photo info : I cropped the original and used Pioneer Woman's Seventies effect for this look via (Adobe Photoshop) Elements.

Inspired by Styleberry Blog's Project 52, I too wanted to get back into photography, but I knew doing it daily would be tough. Baby #3 is going to be an adjustment and I want to be back into photography as I know it would force me to take and hopefully be in more photos with the kids and husband. I shy away from the camera for many reasons, but I don't want to look back at this time and see virtually zero photos or photos where many of us are not together.

The above photo is of my Meg peeking around the corner after she stole out of the "mudroom" with her big sister's umbrella. She is a very mischievous little imp and this photo captured her as best as I could in the one second she actually stops moving!

I've titled my theme for my project 52 "Peeks". I think it will/can be a peek into my life, or the kids or family or into whatever we're doing. Should be fun and hopefully can keep it up for the year!

Thanks Shawna for opening this up and letting us be a part of it!

Any comments/constructive criticism re:photography is welcome.

Trying to get back in the saddle!

On the left hand side of my blog here will be a link to my Project 52, which will be a weekly updated (hopefully) photo of what's going on in life... I want to get back into photography and hopefully this will give me the push to do it! We'll see! Come back and visit often!

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Yeah I know I haven't updated in a million years...

So yeah... it's beeeeeen super light on posting for like EVER... lemme catch up here...

Since last Winter/Spring, we've gone from a mild spring with planting and new trees, to the HELL that was the summer of 2011. It was over 100 days of full on 100 degrees plus (40 Celsius) here. Horrible. It was just bad.

D and I went to Hawai'i while the girls got to spend time with their grandparents. It was a nice vacation, and while we did miss the girls it was nice to go on a vacation with no children... well almost...

We found out in late May/early June that we are expecting baby #3. And in September it was confirmed that baby is a boy! So that's been pretty exciting!

Lil S is in 1st grade now, and absolutely loves it, is enjoying her class and new friends she has made. She is reading at a 2nd/3rd grade level, and overall just has been really doing well in school.

Baby M, now gonna be called Lil M, is just a full on toddler. She has just been talking up a storm, this happened later in age with M than with S, but I've been told many times that 2nd kiddos usually wait to talk. She has a definite opinion on EVERYTHING and isn't afraid to share it. She's very sweet when she wants to be though saying loudly, "I LOVE YOU!!!" Too cute for words!

Baby Boy is due end of January, and we still don't have a name, that's the only issue at this point, just have a few that we kind of agree on, but nothing that we're totally in love with... but once we see him I'm sure we will pick one and that will be it!

Oh I also took Chem 2 and A&P2 in Fall of 2011, and got a 4.0, so that was wonderful! Hard work and studying really do pay off, but it's only because I have a wonderful husband!! :)

For now that's it, we're all just waiting for baby to arrive, and then I'm sure we'll have more posts...

Now to update the girl's letters blog... need to get on that!

Hope everyone is having a great 2012! Happy New Year!