Sunday, November 30, 2008

BSM: Holidays are Here

Anyone who knows me IRL, knows that for me, Thanksgiving is simply the long weekend when it's now "legal" to get ready for Christmas. Turkey, schmurkey. Let's just get out the mistletoe. OK, I've never actually hung mistletoe, but you get the idea. At our house, the stockings are hung by the chimney with care by the end of the holiday weekend. I certainly didn't beat Melody over at Hip Momma's Journal who got her tree up weeks ago, but you can't win 'em all :).

On that note, here's our prize specimen for this year before it was cut:

this year's tree!

On completely unrelated, yet Christmas-y note, I need your opinions. We saw my new nephew this weekend and I was able to take a few pictures of him and my nieces. Unfortunately, on picture day, the Washington weather was very grey and drizzly. Not ideal conditions for a 4-week-old baby, so the shoot was quick and dirty. I was thinking of printing this board and framing it as their gift this year. What say the BSM blogosphere? Any thoughts on improving it?


Sunday, November 23, 2008

BSM: Leaves & Such

I've been dying to get the kids out for a "playing in the leaves" portrait day like I did last year, but it hasn't happened. I had to take what I could get:

Me: Hey kids, let's go out and play in the leaves in the backyard before I rake them up!

Them: Blank stares.

Me: Come on, it'll be fun! You can throw leaves at each other and jump around and I'll take pictures!

Owen: No.

Me: Please?

Them: OK.

Are you sensing their enthusiasm? Once we got out there, they did have fun. Until Owen got in trouble and had to go back in the house, and then Harrison got bored.

But I got a few pictures. Really, a few is all I need to feed my habit. At least for today...


the hooded one

watching leaves fall

the leaf king

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Theme Thursday: Thankful

I'm thankful that every once in a while...he still takes a nap.

sleeping beauty

Sunday, November 16, 2008

BSM: Yuck

A little outtake from a shoot with a friend's newborn. Hope this doesn't gross anyone out too much... it made me laugh :).  

the gift

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Theme Thursday: Home

We've been holding the title of "Sick Central" here during the past week, so not many pictures taken. But this is a nice cozy one...

one more page

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Theme Thursday: Imagination

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.  

George Bernard Shaw

on the wall

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Decision Day 2008

Oregon is a mail-in state, so my vote is already cast. I've tried to stress to the kids how important one vote can be. Make it a good one!

decision day 2008