Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Happy New Year's Eve!

We had a low key day. While Jay worked Cyrus and I played games, snuggled and played outside while we waited for Daddy to get home! I rushed to try and watch the last sunset of 2013, because I debated whether or not to go because it had greyed up and started to snow. While it wasn't anything spectacular I'm glad I went and said goodbye to the last sunset of the year! We treated our selves to some steak tips and swordfish to ring in the New Year! I sipped on some wine while enjoying our bonfire, when it died down we headed in to play a few games of mancala and watch the rockin' new year's eve in time square on tv. Cyrus made it until 11:20, and was out like a light! Jay fell asleep at 11:40, and I woke him at 11:57 so I could have my kiss at midnight! I wished my baby brother a Happy Birthday, and headed to bed! Nothing too exciting, but it was perfect for us! :o) Goodbye 2013!

Our last family picture of 2013!

Monday, December 30, 2013


I'm finally caught up, I wasn't sure if I was ever going to be able to write that. I hope I never fall behind again, that was not fun playing catch up. Just sayin'. Last night we got a wintry mix, so this morning we had to go out and clean it all up. It was heavy, my back is still feeling it. I hate winter. Okay maybe not fully hate, but I dislike it most days! After we finished cleaning up, my little guy was sitting in the banking happily munching on some snow. We went sledding, and made the best of the white stuff!

Sunday, December 29, 2013


Daddy got the bug so Cyrus and I decided to spend the day out of the house! He got his hair cut, then we went to toys r us so he could use his gift card that he got on Christmas, then we did a bit of grocery shopping, and I ended my night in a snow bank.

I've always wanted to bring my camera into the store with me, but allowed the fear of what people might think to stop me. I got over that fear and did it any way, boy oh boy did I get some weird looks but I decided not to care! I hope I've inspired at least one person to go to the store and snap some shots, have fun with it!

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, December 28, 2013


I took a horrible excuse for a photo today. I blame it on recovering from sickness! I really wasn't in the picture mood today!

Thursday, December 26, 2013


We had Christmas with my family today. Unfortunately I wasn't feeling well at all, I didn't want anyone else to get sick so we called it an early night. I just realized I wrote 36/365 not 56/365 on ALL the photos! I am way too lazy to go and change it so jokes on me tonight! ;o)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


Merry Christmas!!! Hope everyone had a fabulous day with their families!


Tuesday, December 24, 2013


Merry Christmas Eve from our family to yours! Not the greatest, but at least I'm in it!

Monday, December 23, 2013


Dear friends if you have not seen me to get your Christmas gift, please do not look at the picture below! It will surely ruin my awesome surprise for you! I am so far behind due to Christmas, and my stomach bug I have to post it and I'm sorry I haven't been able to see you to give you your gift!

Sunday, December 22, 2013


We spent the evening putting together our gingerbread train, oh how I wish we had done it while there was daylight, but we couldn't so these flash pictures will have to do! ;o)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013


Dilly spent the evening roasting marshmallows with his homies! I'm ready for Dilly to head home, I'm running out of ideas! We've already accidently put him in the same spot once...whoops. Our three year old was NOT happy...

Thursday, December 19, 2013


Loaded up the gift card bags for Christmas! Can't believe its less than a week away!

I also have a photographer in the making, this was taken yesterday but I couldn't not share!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Yesterday my day started with  me puking, I'm still unsure if it was a bug or mucus build up from my cold that just wasn't settling right with me! Luckily I got to lay low for most of the day, and enjoyed some hot chicken soup before going to sleep very early! I'm tired of being sick, I've had a cold that I just can't shake for over a month, and its making me miserable! My day so far has consisted of the woodstove brewing some essential oils, a dose of emergen-c, dinosaur train big roll bingo, chutes&ladders, candy land, a dose of hyland's and lots and lots of tissues. By the way I lost every game I've played today, and for the record I really HATE chutes&ladders.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


I'm super sick and hate to admit this but I have no intentions of picking up my camera and then spending an hour uploading, converting, editing and trying to get the damn picture to upload onto my blog. So I'm cheating today, and you all get an iPhone picture. And you know what I'm OKAY with it. It's not the end of the world and my 365 won't fall apart because of one stinking cellphone picture and post. See you tomorrow with hopefully a  "real" picture! 

Monday, December 16, 2013


Finally all caught up! Ventured outside this morning since the glittery snow was calling my name! I can't get over how gorgeous these came out, yes you read that right I am proud of these pictures! ;o)

Sunday, December 15, 2013


The snow storm hit us! The boys played, I didn't- I'm not a big fan of winter!

Friday, December 13, 2013


Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Waiting on a big storm to hit us this weekend....and so it begins!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


I know I shouldn't compare myself to other photographers, but I do. I know everyone is on their own journey but I want to so badly to snap my fingers and have perfect pictures like them. I guess I'm just feeling discouraged today. I have so much to learn, which of course is not a bad thing, learning is wonderful. I definitely see a difference in my pictures from a year ago but again, I just want them to perfect all the time already! *Sigh!* Please excuse the pity party and get on to why you came here, my pictures. Played and worked with low light while we waited for Daddy to finish shoveling!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


It does not seem like its been 40 days since I started this project! I know I've been late a few times posting, but I ALWAYS take my photos, so that's good! I am starting to have a bit of trouble with what I want to photograph, hopefully it doesn't last long! ;o)

Monday, December 9, 2013


A wonderful day of snowman making, shoveling, snow ball fights and warming up by the fire with hot cocoa! I love days like this!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Saturday, December 7, 2013


Today was the fifth anniversary of my Dad's double lung transplant! I am beyond thankful for these years with him, it is such a gift! Never take breathing for granted, I know I won't!

Friday, December 6, 2013


It was a long day in the mothering department! As horrible as it sounds I am so very, very glad he's fast asleep! ;o)