Tuesday, December 29, 2009

“Hilarious Outtakes”

It’s “Hilarious Outtakes” week at i♥faces and we’re allowed to enter up to 5 photos this time.  Here are a few of mine:

This one’s my oldest son at the end of one of our photo shoots…he was done with pictures!

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This is from that same shoot, for our Christmas cards…the youngest is doing one of his screams “just because” and the oldest is making one of his typical faces…

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Next we have my oldest talking to himself in the bathroom mirror, unaware Mom is taking pictures… 

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This one’s from our trip to Chicago…I was TRYING to get a nice shot of my hubby and son at Navy Pier…

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Finally we have a shot from a family photo shoot I did for a friend…the little boy wasn’t feeling well and didn’t want to smile, so we had his dad start throwing leaves at them, and the baby girl was shoveling leaves in her mouth as fast as she could…I’m not sure how many she ate that day!

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Be sure to visit i♥faces for some very funny photos.  Happy New Year everyone!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pets Only!

It’s “Pets Only!” week over at i♥faces.  I was really torn as to which photo to enter this week…I have so many pics of animals and thought of entering one in particular that is a much better quality photo than this one, but decided in the spirit of Christmas to enter this photo taken during our Christmas card shoot.  I know the title says “Pets Only” but I figured since Angie's post had a human face in it, it was okay ;-).  This is “Skip” the horse and my two little boys…we had been taking pictures for quite awhile when I took this one – I think Skip was getting tired of being a reindeer (especially since I did this same photo shoot 3 years ago when my oldest was the age of my youngest) and probably tired of screaming, bouncing boys!  All day I swear I could see her thinking “Didn’t I do this 3 years ago?  The stupid reindeer antlers were humiliating enough once…at least she didn’t make me wear the blinking nose again (only because I couldn’t find it!)…and look, the dumb broad’s pregnant again…look out in 3 more years!”
You can catch more photos from our Christmas card shoot in this post.  And be sure to head over to i♥faces to see more great pet photos!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sweet Dreams

It’s “Sweet Dreams” week over at i♥faces.  I wish I had a photo of myself sleeping, but sadly those don’t exist as my 16 month old has never slept through the night and I’m currently 24 weeks pregnant!  Ha!  This is a photo of my youngest…I was on the phone with a friend when he was ready for his nap and I guess he got tired of waiting because he just fell asleep on the kitchen floor.  Notice the extra pacifier…you can’t see it in this shot but there is a third one on the other side of his head.  He likes to carry as many extras around as possible!


Be sure to take a peek at everyone else’s sweeties dreaming at i♥faces.


Friday, December 4, 2009

You Capture – My Happy Story

The theme this week at I Should Be Folding Laundry is “Your happy story” – whatever makes you happy.  So much makes me happy, especially this time of year – I’m happy that my house smells like a pine tree and that I’m listening to Christmas music as I type this – that it would be impossible to show pics of it all.  Soooo, here are some pics of what makes me happiest – my wonderful little family (which includes the hubby, but he’s not in these), shown during our Christmas card photo shoot I did this week.

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  HAPPY trails everybody!  Be sure to head over to I Should Be Folding Laundry to see what makes others happy :-)


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

We ♥ Tooshies!

It’s We ♥ Tooshies Week over at I♥Faces.  In a departure from their usual rule, this week’s photo does not need to contain a face, just a backside :-).  Here are my two favorite little tooshies, my two little boys, walking off into the sunset together.


Be sure to head over to I♥Faces to check out all the other cute behinds!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sun Flare!

It’s Sun Flare Week at I♥Faces.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE sun flare!  I have some pretty cool star-shaped flare in a previous post, but, alas, they don’t contain a face, which is a requirement for I♥Faces (can’t imagine why!)  This is a photo of a friend I took senior pictures for…I convinced her to wear her prom dress for some pics with her cute little Arabian mare. 


Be sure to check out all the amazing sun flare photos at I♥Faces.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

You Capture – Sunrise/Sunset

This week’s theme for You Capture over at I Should Be Folding Laundry is Sunrise/Sunset.  We’ve had a week of snow and yucky weather here, so I had to use pics I had previously taken…so here is a completely random assortment of some of my sunrise/sunset photos from the last couple of months.  I know that’s not the point of these challenges, to use photos from your archives, but I’m new to all of this and really wanted to participate – sorry!  The first two are sunrise and the rest are sunset :-)

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The next two pics were taken at sunset after a big storm…

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The next three are Chicago at sunset…

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And this final one is “Sunset” because it’s a tree in our backyard and the heart in it only shows up like this at sunset…   

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Be sure to go here to check out all the other beautiful captures!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

“Autumn Beauty”

It’s “Autumn Beauty” week over at IHeartFaces.  I’m looking out my window at several inches of snow at the moment, but I did take some pictures before we had this crazy weather.  This one’s from a family photo shoot I did for a friend.  The weather was very cloudy and cold all day but finally, at sunset, the sun came out and her daughter was game for taking a few more pics.


Be sure to head over to IHeartFaces to check out all the other beautiful entries!


Thursday, October 29, 2009

You Capture - Autumn

In an attempt to do more than a once-a-week post on here, I decided to try the You Capture challenge for the first time this week.   The theme this week is Autumn.  We do get a little color on the trees, but mostly around here autumn means harvest, which made me think of the pics I took a couple of days ago on the farm.  So here is my “Autumn”…beware that there are waaaay too many pictures ahead – I got a little excited!

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 Happy Autumn everyone!  Check out more “You Capture” participants and fall photos at I Should Be Folding Laundry