Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day - 12 Random Thoughts

Happy Leap Day!  I was at school this morning (like most mornings) and I heard the entire school while in memory period reciting "Thirty Days Hath September" and now it's stuck in my head....... "and 29 in each leap year".   How's that for random?

Things have been very busy around here - just normal day to day stuff. I haven't started any new big projects - there hasn't been time.   I have lots of random pictures I wanted to post (for our scrapbook) before they found themselves stuck in the recesses of my external hard drive.

12 Random Thoughts Today:

1. I feel sorry for babies that are born today.
2. I love having a backyard full of little girls.

3. I'm in love with my new rearrangement of furniture in my bedroom (insert Nana's comment about me rearranging things). 
4. I'm even more in love with winter sunshine streaming through the windows and onto my bed.

5. Equally loving my storm door and the sunlight that pours through it in the late afternoon.

6. I question myself as to why I feel the un-natural desire to take a picture of anything and everything I find interesting, like really long shadows of myself.

7. It took me 20 years to figure out how to not answer the question "whats for dinner?" approximately six times each day.  A simple menu board.  I love this - love, love, love.  It holds me accountable to cook, I know what I need to cook, and if I hear the question I simply refer them to the board.  The questions are finally dying down.

8. Little girl number three is entering the years of passionate American Girl doll love.  In the picture below note the AG doll, the AG catalog, and AG website. 

9. I love dressing AG dolls as much as my girls do. (But possibly not as much as my oldest sister). They never complain about what I put on them.

10. I love seeing a "learning space" in random places around the house - a bird project my Banana is super-excited about, along with a left-over Valentines Day lollipop.

11. Spring is popping up in my yard.  Whatever happened to winter?

12. It's pouring down rain here today, and this little foxy guy was enjoying a rainy day stroll down my neighborhood sidewalk.  He is a regular in the area.  He kinda freaks me out.

Happy Leap Year Day.  Enjoy your extra day!

Friday, February 17, 2012

100 Days of Kindergarten!

We celebrated the 100th day of Kindergarten this week!  Emily wanted to make her poster with 100 "sparkly jewels".

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Kitchen Update

My little mini-kitchen redo is done! The backsplash went in this week, and I finished all the trim last week. Here is the before the backsplash picture ....

and after....

I really like these tiles over the stove...

They match the pencil trim that goes along the edges..... but I'm not sure I like the trim so much.  Oh well.

The dining room trim is also done  - here is the before....

and after......

On to the next project.... what should I do?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Dreaming of the warm autumn sunshine.....


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Wedding Pictures!

Hop on over to my portrait blog to see the wedding I photographed this past weekend.

Two Moons

We have the most beautiful moon tonight - I took the above picture at 6 pm and just one hour later at 7 pm, the moon looked like this...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Now Accepting Weddings

Timeless and Treasured Photography is now accepting a limited amount of weddings - contact me soon as my remaining slots are filling up fast!