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I love Jesus. I love my family. I love photography. I love books. I love thinking. Probably in that order. I have a wonderful husband, five beautiful daughters, a house, and a camera. I enjoy spending time talking to my husband, playing with my girls, redecorating my house and shooting things with my camera. In my spare time, I sleep.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Before & After: Self-Portrait with My Honey

Before (SOOC):

After (Edit):

Taken by me with remote on my Canon 5D Mark ii.  Edit done in Paint Shop Pro9.
Bonus if you spotted the remote right away.  ;)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Painting Eggs

As a child I decorated eggs every year.  However this is the first year my kids have decorated eggs for Easter.  Eden found an egg decorating kit at Goodwill a month or so ago and has been anxious to use it.  I was a little worried that it would be a bust since the box said that it needed to be purchased by June 2003! Luckily nothing had evaporated and Eden & Jasmine had a fun time painting their eggs.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Before & After: My best friend

Before (SOOC):

After (Edit):

Photo taken with my Canon 5D Mark ii and edited in Paint Shop Pro 9.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My imaginary boyfriend

So, when I was a girl...you know the middle school/junior high aged girl I had an imaginary boyfriend.  I know, lame, right?  Most preschoolers have imaginary friends but outgrow that.  Me...well, I don't remember having imaginary friends as a child but I did have an imaginary boyfriend when I was twelve.

His name was Max and he was super cute and totally nice.  :)

Why, you may ask, am I bringing this up now?  Well because the guy from my adolescent imaginations has come to life and has been singing to me weekly on the American Idol stage.  He may have only been two years old when "Max" existed only in my mind but this is exactly what he looked like.  It's crazy!

Stefano Langone may not be the strongest performer on American Idol this year.  In fact, he's not one of the competitors that has been getting my votes but you can't deny his cute factor.  And every week I relive my younger years and reminisce about my imaginary boyfriend, "Max".  Did any of you have imaginary boyfriends or am I alone in this?

Okay, I know...I'm probably a freak.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

Coming home...

So I had a great time in Michigan.  Tuesday was an especially nice day with Connie.  Tuesday night I called home and found out that Russ was sick all day and didn't anticipate being able to pick me up at the airport Wednesday morning.  My brother & sister-in-law came to get me instead.  While it was nice to see them I was disappointed that I didn't get to see my babies as soon as I landed.  I missed my girls and main man so much!

It was so good to get home and see this sweet face.

The girls had been coloring with sidewalk chalk out in the front of our house and Jasmine showed me her masterpeice and explained to me (circling her hand from the top,  counterclockwise to the circle in the upper right) that "It goes aaalll the way to Michigan!"   And it case you couldn't tell, inside the circle it says "I love you" in Jasmine's unique shorthand.  :)  What a welcome!

Then I got to snuggle!

Home sweet home.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Michigan: Tuesday

Today was an amazing day with my friend.  We went to Grand Haven and spent the day just the two of us.  We sat at the coffee shop where she used to work and just talked for a couple hours.  Then we walked down the pier & talked.  It was just a good day.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Michigan: Monday

The day of lighthouses...visited three different lighthouses today. You can watch the day get warmer.  :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Michigan: Sunday

When you visit a pastor's family...plan on spending most of your Sunday at church.  :)

I Heart Faces: "Best Face Photo from March"

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Michigan: Saturday

A few photos from my first day in Michigan.