Friday, June 30, 2006

such a special layout...

this layout is extra special because i wrote to estee about what I believe, what i stand for. It felt so good to put it on paper, thinking that one day these words might be a source of strength to her. Also i should add very good for me to put things in to perspective. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, June 29, 2006

runnin a muck

i was trying to get a video of her blowing kisses... ya right this little girl has her own agenda. Thought you might like to see her running all over talking. Oh and i'm a bit embarrassed about Estee's attire but give me a break i've been cleaning all day long!

We had a huge storm

This morning. It was really scary because the lightning looked like it was hitting our doorstep, and the thunder was so loud it was shaking the entire house. Estee stayed firmly planted by the window looking out in amazement and trying to touch the raindrops through the window, completely unfazed by the noise (this is surprising from a girl who loses it every time I turn on the vacuum) Even though it was scary, it was still a welcome change to the horrible heat we have been having, now if only it will warm back up tomorrow so we can go as planned to seven peaks!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

today she was a fairy...

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so today Jen came up and we went shopping all day, she got such darling bedding for her nursery (click on her name to see it) and i got this precious fairy set from pottery barn kids. So this evening there was a perfect cloud covering the sun and so i couldnt resist... funny thing is these photos came with no work whatsoever, Estee was having a blast playing in this field, running all around and giggleing her little head off, she even cried when we went in. Needless to say i love the photos and feel like you can really see how natural they were... love that. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

new fence

we got our new fence installed, you can see the small picket on our side yard in the one photo of Estee. I went on a hike this afternoon with my scouts... it was so, so hot but the scenery was beautiful, unfortunatly i forgot my camera. Estee stayed with a babysitter for the first time, it was a sweet girl from the neighborhood... i missed her so much, but she did great. Another milestone. Posted by Picasa

this layout

was so much fun to do. I painted, sewed, used a digital element (the border on the photo) and cut alot of it out by hand. Loved every second of this one. Posted by Picasa

Monday, June 26, 2006

Eyes and lashes...

love these shots of Estee's pretty eyes and her long dark lashes, she is one lucky girl that she got my mom's side eyes as Chris and I both have blah brown eyes (not that all brown eyes are blah, just ours!) Posted by Picasa

Saturday, June 24, 2006

had an impromptu

photo shoot at sunset with Ann and Adam, those lovebirds! Then we went to a carnival here in town; It was very small town but still fun even though the fireworks really freaked Estee out. After the carnival we came back to the house and played games. The bottom photo isn't great but is of Heather, Ann and I. Posted by Picasa

my pookie girl

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another Saturday morning

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Friday, June 23, 2006


Love this picture of Estee and Olivia, it has such a natural quality to it, hard to say why... i just like it. The scanner cut off the bottom but it just says "Estee and Olivia jun 06". Posted by Picasa

Thought I'd share...

a couple from this evening. It was like pulling teeth to get Chris to come out and take his picture. The silhouette was just lucky... You can even see her pretty eyelashes, can't believe I caught that.

p.s. new look for my blog!!! what do you think???
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she teaches me patience

by example!... went all over the house today looking for some spots with good natural light using a cookie sheet as a reflector, sweet Estee just went along smiling and looking at me like I was crazy. These are my favorites, love how you can see my reflection in her eyes in the bottom one if you look closely. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, June 22, 2006

my princess

shot some photos of my babe in her tutu... the sun was a bit too intense but it did make for some beautiful color. Posted by Picasa

lunch group

had a great time at Leah's today for lunch group. The food was fabulous and so was the company... such a happy spot of every week. Posted by Picasa