The Every Day

The Every Day

Today was my birthday. I like to think each year, that birthdays don’t really matter. It’s easy for me to downplay the day in every way I can until I feel simply depressed about myself! I think a better challenge is to enjoy the day doing and enjoying everyday things – taking time to appreciate
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children outdoors

children outdoors

I can really never get enough of being outside and watching children explore and imagine in natural surroundings. I took a little hike with my children on Wednesday. This time of year, the light is magical, the woods are tangled and inviting. My littlest was recovering from being quite sick, so it was good to
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Chickens

Chickens

Let me share a little project we took on as a family recently: chickens. We bought day old chicks in August, which we raised in a curtained off closet in the house until I finished building the chicken pen and coop (my project in September, with some help from my husband when he had time).
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Just a bit of home cooking

Just a bit of home cooking

I remembered to pick up my camera today when my 9 year old wanted to cook lunch for us. Of course cooking as a kid is complicated when everything you make has to be relatively dairy free and gluten free! With just a little assistance, he made bread, lunch, and set the table for the
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A hobbit stroll in the woods

A hobbit stroll in the woods

When I was around 9 years old I first read “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien and from then on declared it my very favorite book. Unfortunately, I didn’t read the sequel trilogy “The Lord Of The Rings” until I met my husband. He re-introduced me to the world of fantasy and science fiction. He pointed
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A few minutes from our day

A few minutes from our day

A little video covering a few activities in our house. Background music played by my son.

in progress…

in progress…

We are rearranging rooms…again! This time, the girls loved the idea of moving across the hall to a very slightly larger bedroom, and also repainting one wall. Of course big brother was happy to be involved. In the process, we stopped for smoothies I mixed up. Thus the lovely berry mustaches!

February – kid fun

February – kid fun

Valentine’s Day was my second daughter’s birthday, and she turned 4. During that week I took a few photos of the girls together, and focused on getting a few of my birthday girl. They came up with their own outfits, and we had fun. What I love most to capture is the uniqueness of childhood,
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Christmas Family Photos – Albuquerque

Christmas Family Photos – Albuquerque

I did two last family photo sessions on December 8th. I try to work with times to get the best light, but even if it isn’t ideal, I work with it anyway. I’m posting photos here from the second session that day, done in the late afternoon. This is a beautiful family who are also
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Appreciate the Real Moments

Appreciate the Real Moments

I did a couple of Christmas family photo sessions a week and a half ago, and spent another day editing and processing them. Then this last weekend we traveled to Arizona for an Irish Dance Feis (competition). Today I just wanted to share several photos I took a few months ago. My house seems to
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