Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Written Inc. - Feet (again)

I am really enjoying the theme feet, I am apparently obsessed with animal feet as well because I found many of them as I dug through old photos. I just really thought this guy had cool feet so I had to share.

Written Inc. - Feet

I love little feet, so when Written Inc. posted the theme feet I couldn't help myself, I had to put up a few different pictures.

This picture is of my best friend's premature son's feet and her hand. She had twins that were born at 32 weeks. They are amazing little kids, and I was in awe of how small their feet were. I tried to capture some perspective by having her hand in the picture.

These pictures are of my little guy's foot. I just love how cute and chubby his little feet are, I had to capture them while they were still cute.

Moody monday -

I didn't realize how long it has been since I took pictures, and I began to realize how much I truly miss it. This week for Moody Monday inspired a lot of artsy holiday photos for me. I have really enjoyed pulling out my tripod to get pictures of all the lights. Honestly I think lights are my favorite part of the holidays. I hope you enjoy looking as much as I enjoyed taking this happykwanzaahanukkahsolsticechristmasholidays themed photo.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Written Inc. - Orange

Orange is the theme for Written Inc. this week. I kept going back and forth between pumpkins and flowers for this color, and none of the shots I had were really working for me, so when I came across this lovely bird, I knew if was what I had to use. Still not entirely sure what kind of bird it is, but he is awesome even without a name.

Skywatch Friday

This shot is for Skywatch Friday. I was out doing a shoot with some old friends last night, couldn't resist the sunset. It was a beautiful night.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Written Inc. - Travel

Travel is the word for Written Inc. this week. He was looking for a series of pictures from recent trips. Unfortunetly Ian and I have not been on a trip since our honeymoon, but Patrick and I went to Georgia a few years ago. (Don't worry, we are going on a much needed vacation thanks to my parents this January). But it was probably one of the most interesting trips I have been on. The culture shock was one I will not soon forget, and although it was a beautiful place, I could never leave California to live there. Here are some of our highlights. He fell asleep on the way home from the aquarium with a cracker in his mouth. Couldn't help but get the picture!

My grandfather says this street hasn't changed since he was a boy. The house at the end of the road is the one that my great grandmother passed away in.

This is the giant chair in front of the visitor's center in Black Mountain North Carolina. Just found Patrick so funny sitting in this chair.

OK, this is probably strange to anyone not living in CA, but I had to get a picture of the gas prices because ours were around four dollars in CA. South Carolina was still under $2. How does that work?!

It is true, there is a Bat Cave and it is located in North Carolina. We were there, they even have a post office in Bat Cave. Thought this was hilarious!

Photo Friday - Three

Three is the theme for Photo Friday this week. I had lots of ideas, but finally settled on one from Kameron's third birthday party. I love that you are still able to see her face in the background as she waits to blow out her candle.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thursday Callenge - Youth

Thursday Challenge this week had the theme youth. My kids are the perfect example of youth (I am sure my grandparents would argue that I could fit into this category also), but for me I loved the innocence of this shot. I always enjoy watching my children experience something for the first time, this was Reilly's first trip to pick strawberries. We had a wonderful time that day.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Moody Monday - Playful

Moody monday has the theme Playful this week, what is more playful then a child's first time on a swing? Patrick was so happy and excited to be on the swing! Still one of my favorite pictures of him.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Written Inc. - Leaves

Leaves! This picture was the first that came to mind when I heard the theme leaves. Patrick just loved his day in the leaves. I thought it was perfect for Written Inc. this week.

Two 4 Tuesday - Violent - Calm

Two 4 Tuesday had the theme Violent - Calm. I hate violence, so calm is where I went this week. I have this picture of Reilly that I LOVE of him laying in the grass. He fell and instead of egtting right up he simply laid there, taking in the view of the sky and enjoying laying in the grass. This has always been one of my favorite things to do so I loved watching him enjoy the same thing. It still makes me smile whenever I look at the picture, brings a sense of calm to me.

Moody Monday - Grumpy

Moody Monday's theme today was grumpy. I love little kid grumpy faces, they are the best. I think this picture of Reilly speaks for itself, grumpy can happen even at the beach!

Moody monday - Bewitched

Moody monday this last week was bewitched. I felt that Kelly's yard was a great example of this on halloween. We transformed the yard in a couple of hours, and this is what we got.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Skywatch Friday

We went to the pumpkin patch last night, and this was a shot of the sky as we were leaving. I love how tiny the moon looks. Thought this was perfect for skywatch.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


The theme from Lensday this week is water. I love Hawaii and this was one of my very cool water shots. We were on our honeymoon, exploring the island and found this place where water looked like it was shooting out of the ground. Since the island was formed from a volcano and this is one of the many places on the island where very porus lava rock meets the ocean, blow holes are created. Everytime a wave would roll in it was funneled up this hole and shot out like a cannon. Although not the largest blow hole we found on the island, we were able to get close enough to take some fun pictures.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Moody Monday - Listless

Moody Monday this week has the theme listless. I guess I never had quite the correct definition of this word in my head, but once defined properly I realized that this picture of Patrick was perfect. Long summer day playing in the yard will tucker a little guy out and here is the result. Needless to say, he slept really well that night.

Two for Tuesday The City - The Country

I couldn't find a good city pic, and didn't have time to go out and take one this weekend, but I love this country pic. It is off a little road in Georgia and it just captured country very well for me, so this is my entry for Two for Tuesday this week.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sarena's Family Pictures

Sarena and her girls are part of the playgroup that my kids are a part of and she asked me to do some family photos for her. I was very excited for this shoot. The weather was cooperative and I think they turned out really great. The girls are so cute! I hope you all enjoy.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Moody Monday - Shameful

I loved this picture for Moody Monday this week. The theme is shameful. I don't know if shameful is quite the right word, but funny definetly captures it for me. Patrick was about 11 months old here and discovered a tampon box, I couldn't help but shoot the magic of the moment.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Two 4 Tuesday - Triumph - Defeat

This week's Two 4 Tuesday theme is Triumph and Defeat. I thought that the breast cancer walk that my fmaily participates in every year was an excellent example of this. It is celebrating the triumph of so many women (and men) in their battle against breast cancer and also working toward the defeat of this horrible disease that take so many every year. This picture is on the 163 Freeway and if you look real closely you can see the thousands of people winding up the offramp in the distance. It really is inspirational to participate int his walk every year. It is my opportunity to honor the women in my life who mean so much to me.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Shutterday - Brick

This is image is for Shutterday. The theme is brick. We went to Georgia with my grandfather three years ago, and the bricks all had names of local families on them. My grandfather was hunting for the names of his brothers who had both recently passed away. He is the last of his immediate family left, and his feeling was that this would probably be his last trip home. It was a wonderful and bittersweet trip all in one. I will never forget that experience.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Skywatch Friday

Found another new photo site called Skywatch Friday. Don't really get it yet, but thought I would drop this one in for everyone to see. Beautiful sunset a few weeks ago.

Photo Friday - The face

This one is for Photo Friday, the theme is the face. Reilly is too cute, and one of my favorite subjects. When he actually holds still long enough to have his picture taken they usually turn out great. This one he was trapped in the tub, that is the only place I let him eat popscicles because they make such a huge mess otherwise. Enjoy.

Two 4 Tuesday - Man-Woman

This weeks Two 4 Tuesday Challenge is Man-Woman. I immediatly thought about weddings, but wasn't sure if I had a pic I wanted to use, and no weddings in the near future. I was able to find this pic however, and I remembered how much I liked it. The couple was standing in front of the crowd, and slyly holding hands, I couldn't resist taking the picture. A little twist I guess, but I felt like it worked with the theme.

Moody Monday - Moonstruck

Now that school is officially over I am a little more able to participate in my photo challenges. I took this picture just a week or so ago and it fits ferfectlly into this weeks Moody Monday theme Moonstruck. The moon was rising through the clouds and I snapped this from my parent's back porch.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Photo Sunday - Fruit

Photo Sunday is fruit this week. We have this passion fruit vine growing along our back fence. This one in particular caught my attention because it looked like the flower was giving birth, which I guess it esentially is, but you don't often see it so clearly. Not the best pic I have ever taken, but I like it.

Thursday Challenge - Flight

Yet another photo challenge. This week is Flight on Thursday Challenge. I think this photo speaks for itself.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Lens Day - Silhouette

I found another photo challenge site that I am liking. Their theme this week is silhouette. I thought this was the perfect shot for this. Reilly was playing in our room in the early morning so I pulled out the camera (of course), and started shooting. This was actally intentional. Enjoy and check out the new challenge site Lens Day.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Moody Monday - Yay!

This is one of my all time favorite pictures of Patrick. He is waiting in line to go on one of the rides at the fair. Last year was the first time he was big enough to go on any of the rides. He loved it. I thought I would submit this one for the new Moody Monday challenge - Yay! Don't know if it's a perfect fit for everyone, but it was for me.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Photo Sunday - Heavenly

I know this is a bit generic, but I just love this picture (I am sure you can all tell by the fact thatit is also the title of this page). But I found it very fitting for this week's Photo Sunday theme Heavenly. I took this while driving (I know, no children were in the car) over the top of Lake Jennings Rd. in Lakeside. I had never seen a sunset quite like it before, never will again I am sure.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Photo Friday - Old and Young

I find myself very guilty of using pictures of my kids in these challenges, but I think the reality is that children really make great photo subjects. There is always excitment and emotion in every shot. In this picture my grandmother, Patrick's great-grandmother, is showing him a little bit about the game of golf. Both of my grandparents are aid golfers and it was really awesome to watch grandma with Patrick. I only hope that he will be able to continue getting wisdom from them for MANY years to come. I am using this shot for Photo Friday The theme was Old and Young, how much better does it get then this. Maybe not the best picture on the site, but one of the most meaningful for me.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Photo Friday - Camera phone

This weeks challege for Photo Friday is a shot from your camera phone. Well, my phone has a very poor quality camera on it, but I did the best I could with what I had. I hope it looks OK.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Photo Sunday - Fun

Here is another entry for Photo Sunday the theme this week is fun. I couldn't think of any photo I have that is more fun then Patrick's excitment over the whales at Sea World. I LOVE this shot.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Photo Friday - In Shadow

Photo Friday time again. This weeks theme is in shadows. I don't know if this picture is considered in shadows or coming into the light, but either way I felt like there was great use of light, which in turn has beautiful shadows. My cutie Patrick helps make the photo that much better.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Moody Monday #1

More photo challenges. This one is for Moody Monday. I like the idea behind this challenge. They give you a mood or life circumstance and you take a picture that is your perception of that mood. The theme here was New Life, my first thought went to my children, so here is a newborn pic of Reilly. He looks so peaceful.

Photo Sunday

Here is my entry for Photo Sunday. The theme here was Technology. This just fit for me. Not sure why really, but I loved the shot so it is what I am using