Friday, December 31, 2010

DAY 365!!!

 Hooray I made it day 365!  I am so happy to have finished my year long goal, one picture everyday!  Obviously not all of them were perfect, and there were many days that I wasn't motivate but I am so glad I challenged myself and pushed through!

My goals at the beginning of the year was to shoot RAW and manual which I did for every single picture I took this entire year.  Because I challenged myself I was able to learn how to use my camera creatively and post process them to my liking (though I have a lot to learn about PP!)

Mostly I am grateful for all the love and support I received this year!  My husband has been truly remarkable and patient as I have pursued my goals.  His love and support are unwavering and I am grateful for that.  I am also grateful for my two little muses, and even if they won't let me take their picture, I am glad I have a years worth of picture to document their growing.

Lastly I am to grateful for the wonderful friendships I am have made this year blogging and on flickr.  I am especially honored to a muse with 8 wonderful women!  Thank you for all the wonderful comments and support even if I haven't been there.  You all are awesome!

Here are a few more pictures from today's photo shoot and some outtakes!

April :)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Day 364

The sun is setting on my 365!

Thanks for all your support, I love you cyber friends!!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Day 363

I am so glad I am almost done with the 365, I can't figure out what to shoot in the winter time...snow, ice or snow and ice :)

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Day 362

The snow was beautiful and sparkly this morning!

And deeper than my calf high boots, which was a very cold wake up this morning for my feet!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Day 361

Today we got at least a foot a snow and snow drifts up to 3 feet! I was so excited but unfortunately my kids weren't too sure about it. My 18 month old had fun for about 10 minutes, hopefully I can get my 3 year old out tomorrow, I know he would have fun if I could just get him out there :)

Hope you had a lovely day! Only 4 more days of 365 :)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Day 360!

Oh my goodness, only 5 more days, yayayay!

So we are already taking down the Christmas decorations and the kiddos love to help of course!

I am linking up with the mortal muse blog today, the theme is shiny :) Oh and WEVS! (worms eye view Sunday)

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Day 359

Merry Christmas! I hope you all had a wonderful day filled with family and friends celebrating each other love and friendship, and of course the birth of Jesus Christ.

Thank you to all my friends, especially my muses for the wonderful gifts and notes this Christmas!

Day 358

Merry Christmas Eve!
Don't they look excited to have their pictures taken, haha :)

Day 357

Gooey snowflakes

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Day 356

My sweet doggy Ralphy who really needs a hair cut :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day 355

10 more days!!!!!!!
I am really loosing my mojo, I need to remember to take pictures earlier in the day :)
I hope you had a lovely day today!
I am linking up with mortal muses today for the family post (even though we are missing a very important person in this picture) Come along and play, everyday there is a giveaway if you leave comments and/or link up!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Day 354

Look very closely...
missing heads
3 baby Jesus'
dinosaurs and lions

I love that my kids play, learn about Jesus' birth and can bring in their own creativity!

Day 353

This technically not perfect (humm are any of my pictures?) Didn't get the white balance right, oh well. Anyway this is so funny because she was sooo tired after church yesterday since she didn't have a nap. She was acting fine, and in nursery she got a candy cane so I let her eat it on the car ride home. One second she was chowing down, the next second I heard snoring, haha. If you look close you can see the stickiness on her face and pieces of candy cane stuck all over :)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Day 352

To my friend who said she would scream if she saw anymore Christmas Tree bokeh (ahem, Kirstin) I am sorry, it had to be done! Tis the season :)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Day 351

window snowflakes :)

The kids and I were getting ready to go in the car when I decided to run back inside to get the camera and macro lens. I was taking some pictures and my son was so confused, "umm mom why aren't we going in the car" Oh because mommy needs to take pictures, haha.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Day 350

Ok so this made me so happy. I always thought it was cute when kids feel asleep in random places, but that hasn't ever happened with my kids. Obviously this isn't too weird, just on the floor, but fun nonetheless. Now I am just waiting for a kid to fall asleep while eating :)

Day 349

This is the advent calendar I made for my kids :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Day 348

Today I have a little heart taken for my sweet little one week old nephew. He was born with a really rare heart defect the requires open heart surgery that will happen tomorrow. If you have any prayers or happy thoughts that you could send his way I would greatly appreciate it :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Day 347

Her curly mullet was extra curly today :)

Day 346

We found the neighbors Christmas decorations, the kids were super happy!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day 345

You can't tell in this picture, but the whole bottom half of my tree is becoming empty of ornaments as I place them higher out of toddler hands :)

Day 344

More frosty fence post :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Day 343

We had a little bit of snow fall last night :)

Sorry I have once again been so absent. I have been feeling very unmotivated so most of my pictures have been super crappy. Add that too being super busy with the season and other personal things my 365 has taken a backseat. I refuse to give up though, being so close! I am going to try harder for my last 22 days!

Day 342

Love them :)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Day 337

My neighbor has her outside tree decorated so cute, I can't wait to go back!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Day 336


Day 335

This is the 30x40 canvas I won from a shutter sister contest :)

Day 334

once again I am obsessed with the curly mullet :)