Monday, January 30, 2012

My peaceful place.

Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go. - Louise Driscoll

This is a photo of my Koi pond, my sanctuary. This is where I spend most mornings quietly sipping my coffee and enjoying the quiet first moments of the day. I feel very close to God when I sit here. Maybe it's because it is so peaceful or maybe it's just because this is the only time of day that I have to myself.  I have discoverd that I need a few minutes each day to reflect. This morning it was 20 degrees outside and yet I still couldn't resist bundling up and spending a few minutes by the pond.  So... needless to say, I am eagerly looking forward to Spring.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

365 Week 3

The middle photo was taken on a day when I decided to clean out all the closets in the house. What a huge job that turned out to be!! Well during the middle of it all I hear my 3 year old yell out " I gotta pee." I turned around and there he was running to the bathroom with his pants pulled down. I'm so glad that I had a camera right next to me to catch this crazy moment in our life.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hmmm... what to journal

I love scrapbooking but I'm absolutely horrible about journaling.  I never know what to say. Well I found some cool Everyday life prompts over at Ali Edwards blog.  A couple of my favorites were

Today you...
Around the room...
I love you because...

For the full list head over to her blog.

Week 1 LO

So... here is my first completed LO for my 2012 Life album. This year for 365 I decided to try out Weeds and Wildflowers Everyday {Life} QP templates made just for 365 pages.  The pages are very clean and simple with 1 element and 1 WA on each page. They are designed to put the focus on your photos and journaling. You can purchase the entire year's worth of pages or just one month at a time. You can check out the pages here: 

*The shoppe is also giving a way some really cute freebies, so be sure to pick them up!

Day 7: Senior Photos

Day 6

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Day 5

Day 4

Very tired little boy after a day of shopping.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Day 3

This is a photo of my son's remote control shark.  It was the only thing that he wanted for Christmas and he loves it! 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

365 Day 2

A New Year!

Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and are looking forward to the next year.  I know that I am sure excited.  Since it;s the beginning of a new year, it's a chance to start a new 365 book. I didn't complete last years book. I became to obsessed with making sure that each of my children were equally represented in each months photos. With 5  children, , that just didn't work out too well. I became frustrated and just quit. This year I have resolved to just use my fav picture of the day and if I happen to 6 in a row of the same child, so be it! I not only want to be able to enjoy this book later on, I want to enjoy making it. So that means enjoying the art of photography too.

For example, here are two photos both taken on Jan 1. Last year I would have chosen this one because it had 4 of my 5 children in it.

This year however, I'm going to use a picture that I like better. It is my youngest son sitting on his uncle's lap eating cake.