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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.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

I Heart Faces: "By the Book"




I absolutely LOVE books and am an avid reader.  When I saw this week's theme I was so excited.  But choosing a photo was not easy.  I settled on this photo of my daughter "reading" a book to my dad.  I love the expression on her face and the relationship you can see between them.  Hope you like it too.  :)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012

Christmas: Take Two (A.k.a. New Years Eve)

It has become a tradition over the last several years to celebrate Christmas with Russ' family at our house over the New Year's holiday weekend.  This year was no exception.  His parents, aunt, & sister's family all spent the weekend here, and we had a fun time celebrating Christmas again with them and ringing in the new year!


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Books I read in 2011

  • 61) 'A Heart for Home' by Lauraine Snelling 12/22
  • 60) 'No Distance to Far' by Lauraine Snelling 12/20
  • 59) 'Note of Peril' by Hannah Alexander 12/14
  • 58) 'A Measure of Mercy' by Lauraine Snelling 12/6
  • 57) 'Ereth's Birthday' by Avi 12/2
  • 56) 'Freefall' by Kristen Heitzman 11/8
  • 55) 'Recovering Charles' by Jason F. Wright 11/3
  • 54) 'The Lightkeeper's Daughter' by Colleen Coble 10/20
  • 53) 'Heaven is For Real' by Todd Burpo 10/13
  • 52) 'The Blessed' by Ann H. Gabhart 10/12
  • 51) 'Edge of Eternity' by Randy Alcorn 9/7
  • 50) 'The Help' by Kathryn Stockett 8/25
  • 49) 'Falconer's Quest' by T. Davis Bunn & Isabella Bunn 8/22
  • 48) 'Dancing with My Father' by Sally Clarkson 8/21
  • 47) 'Flabbergasted' by Ray Blackston 8/2
  • 46) 'Bittersweet' by Cathy Marie Hake 7/25
  • 45) 'Candle in the Darkness' by Lynn Austin 6/24
  • 44) 'Water for Elephants' by Sara Gruen 6/12
  • 43) 'The Falcon and the Sparrow' by M.L. Tyndall 6/7
  • 42) 'Soul Surfer' by Bethany Hamilton 6/2
  • 41) 'Sun Stand Still' by Steven Furtick 6/2
  • 40) 'The Light Princess' by George Macdonald (audio) 6/1
  • 39) 'The Last Battle' by C.S. Lewis (audio) 5/23
  • 38) 'The Silver Chair' by C.S. Lewis (audio)
  • 37) 'Health and Wholeness Through the Holy Communion' by Joseph Prince 5/10
  • 36) 'The Voyage of the Dawn Treader' by C.S. Lewis (audio) 5/8
  • 35) 'At the Scent of Water' by Linda Nichols 4/28
  • 34) 'Prince Caspian' by C.S. Lewis (audio) 4/25
  • 33) 'The Horse and His Boy' by C.S. Lewis (audio) 4/20
  • 32) 'Here's the Story' by Maureen McCormick 4/18
  • 31) 'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe' by C.S. Lewis (audio) 4/17
  • 30) 'The Magician's Nephew' by C.S. Lewis (audio) 4/13
  • 29) 'Elyon' by Ted Dekker and Kaci Hill 4/13
  • 28) 'Lunatic' by Ted Dekker and Kaci Hill 4/11
  • 27) 'Chaos' by Ted Dekker 4/8
  • 26) 'Renegade' by Ted Dekker 4/6
  • 25) 'Infidel' by Ted Dekker 4/2
  • 24) 'Chosen' by Ted Dekker 3/31
  • 23) 'Sinner' by Ted Dekker 3/26
  • 22) 'Mostly Harmless' by Douglas Adams (audio) 3/25
  • 21) 'So Long and Thanks for all the Fish" by Douglas Adams (audio) 3/18
  • 20) 'Life, the Universe, and Everything' by Douglas Adams (audio) 3/16
  • 19) 'Saint' by Ted Dekker 3/15
  • 18) 'Showdown' by Ted Dekker 3/10
  • 17) 'The Restaurant at the End of the Universe' by Douglas Adams (audio) 3/10
  • 16) 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' by Douglas Adams (audio) 3/3
  • 15) 'A Touch of Grace' by Lauraine Snelling 3/1
  • 14) 'Hidden Gifts' by Rick Hamlin 2/26
  • 13) 'Sophie's Dilemma' by Lauraine Snelling 2/21
  • 12) 'Whirlwind' by Cathy Marie Hake 2/10
  • 11) 'When God Winks at You' by SQuire Rushnell 2/7
  • 10) 'Green' by Ted Dekker 2/2
  • 9) 'The Chocolate War' by Robert Cormier 1/24
  • 8) 'White' by Ted Dekker 1/20
  • 7) 'Red' by Ted Dekker 1/18
  • 6) 'Black' by Ted Dekker 1/16
  • 5) 'A Constant Heart' by Siri Mitchell 1/12
  • 4) 'The Return of the King' by J.R.R. Tolkien 1/11
  • 3) 'The Two Towers' by J.R.R. Tolkien 1/8
  • 2) 'The Fellowship of the Ring' by J.R.R. Tolkien 1/5
  • 1) 'The Facts of Life and other lessons my Father taught me' by Lisa Whelchel 1/3