Thursday, February 17, 2011


Good thing we've gotten around 5 inches of snow the last few days! It's the nice heavy, wet snow too. You come to appreciate this stuff when you grow up on a farm.

Friday, February 11, 2011


This word prompt was really hard! I mean, I live in Moscow, Idaho, there's not a whole lot of "garish" around if you know what I mean. And if you need a definition: crudely or tastelessly colorful, showy, or elaborate, as clothes or decoration, excessively bright or glaring. The first thing that came to mind when I read the definition was Mardi Gras but there was no way that was going to work out so I took the boys to the pet store. This fish was the best thing to garish in my opinion, with the bird a close second. I don't know though, what do you think? What would you have chosen for "garish"?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Baby Ryan

 I took her maternity pictures before Christmas break. Ryan got me some studio equipment for Christmas and she was the first I tired it out on. I have a new respect for studio photographers that's for sure! It's one thing to work with the light you have (which I'm still learning how to do), but a completely different situation when you're the one providing and manipulating the light. It's harder than I thought it was going to be!


 This little guy was so sweet! I can't believe he gave me this big grin! And I gotta love the name too...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


This one was hard to catch in a single shot. I thought about the process that we're going through trying to get Reese fully potty trained (as in going for a few days without accidents) or the process of just getting out the door to go somewhere. But then I thought of cooking dinner. It's definitely the biggest day-to-day process. In the early afternoon and sometimes the day before I'm thinking about what to make for dinner, asking Carson, asking Ryan for ideas. Making sure we have all the ingredients and then running to the grocery store if we don't, which is a whole process in itself. And then to actually start cooking. Some recipes take more effort than others obviously. This particular recipe, enchiladas, is one that takes a lot of time and there's a certain order to how you make them. They are so good but it really is a process!


When I read the word prompt I wanted to get a picture of a flowing river, like the one on this post.  But I didn't really know of any around here so I had to get creative. Which is the point of the Boot Camp!