Friday, September 30, 2011

Favorite Photo Friday - Almost October


September has flown by and October is nearly here.


Grace and Will have adjusted quite well to getting up early, their new school year starting
and  a very different schedule to their day.
Not sure that I'm used to the 3rd grade homework yet (the amount)...
all I can say is, yikes!!
Grace has taken it all in stride.


I couldn't be more proud of my Kindergartner Will,
his teacher is perfect for his personality and brings out the best in him.
He loves school...every single thing about it.


These were taken last Saturday afternoon at a local farm that sells
pumpkins and mums.
2 orange tabby kitties came out of the barn to greet us.
I think Grace wanted to take one of them home.

Hope you have something fun planned for the upcoming weekend!

the long road

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

39/52 - happy boy


Hope you're enjoying Fall, however it comes to you. At least in some small way.
Taken on Saturday at a little farm on the side of the road that sells pumpkins, mums
and gourds. We bought 2 big pumpkins for our front porch and Mr. Will
had to check them out. A very  happy, smiley Will.
I'll have more pics from that little farm visit later this week.

Monday, September 26, 2011

I Heart Faces - People's Choice

beach day 7
This week's theme on I Heart Faces is 'Best Face Photo from Summer 2011.'
I had several favorites and it was very hard for me to choose one.
We were staying in Door County, WI in early August for a little R and R at the beach.

I love Grace's expression, the light and the way the wind was blowing her hair.

For more best face photos, go to

Friday, September 23, 2011

Favorite Photo Friday - country road


I have a propensity for getting lost when I'm driving out in the country.
Not sure why.


Grace has kind of become my 'guinea pig' as far as trying out new locations for clients.
It's fun because I end up with lots of pictures of her and though
some times things don't turn out the way I thought they might.
I find that's usually okay...


 Tuesday night I thought I remembered a cool old barn next to a stone building on a certain road.
Of course I hadn't written down the name of the road they were on.

We did find a dirt road next to a yellow soybean field.
With beautiful light.
No barn or stone building, but Grace got to pick 'fuzzies'
as she calls them.

And we both got to take in the quiet of an early Fall evening.

(Those fuzzies came home with us and now reside on the kitchen counter in a little vase.)

the long road

Thursday, September 22, 2011

38/52 - Autumn


The Autumnal Equinox arrives tomorrow (officially at 9:04 am).

I googled it, normally I'd never know such a fact.

This morning I was out and about and found a
beautiful tree, leaves changing color and starting to fall.
I love every single thing about this season!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Favorite Photo Friday - September evening

'Autumn - the year's last loveliest smile.'

W. Bryant

Even though it's not officially Autumn on the calendar quite yet, 
it seems to be here in Wisconsin.
We're starting to see some leaves change 
and our Summer clothes are pretty much put away.

It's our favorite season for so many reasons...
the beautiful light,
cooler temps, low humidity and clear blue skies...
 vibrant golds, russets and oranges of the changing leaves,
and yummy harvest foods of pumpkins and apples.

Football season, pumpkin and apple picking and Halloween...
we love it all!

This is my first time participating in Lisa's 'Favorite Photo
Friday,' I shot this little series last night as the sun
was starting to set.
We took 4 month old Zoe to one of the beautiful dog parks nearby.

I hadn't taken Grace or Will's pictures in what seemed like a long time
and it felt great to get out and watch them run and play!

Have a wonderful weekend!

the long road

Thursday, September 15, 2011

37/52 - selfie


Ah the self portrait...also commonly known as the 'selfie'
in photography speak.
They are something I've avoided like the plague.

It's kind of interesting to say the least to have your face 600 pixels across
on your blog.
Thank you Grace for suggesting it...and see I did it!

Monday, September 12, 2011

36/52 - school days

(Arriving home from school)


 I'm playing catch up with my weekly photo project...I'm about a week behind so will post 2 this week.

School is going great for everyone. (Grace, Will and me).
Both kids love their teachers and school. I was a little worried about Will and how he'd do but he's doing great with full day Kindergarten and has reported to me he even fell asleep for a while during rest time.

My house is very quiet during the day but I've been able to get a lot of editing done for clients.
It's starting to feel like Fall and getting down into the 30's at night this week!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

black and white Wednesday - saying farewell to Summer

Will Capt America blw WM
So as school has started and my kids are getting settled
into their new routine (very nicely I may add).
I was going through the many photos I took over the Summer
and found this one of Captain America that never made it 
to my blog until now.
A serious Captain America of course.

We've had cooler days, which I heartily welcome.
Fall is a-coming and it's my favorite season!

This is the last black and white Wednesday,
Lisa's decided to change it up a bit
and will host a 'Favorite Photo Friday.'
Black and white Wednesday's have been great fun,
but change is good too!

the long road

Friday, September 2, 2011

35/52 - first day of school

35/52 - first day of school

Last month we were busy getting ready with new backpacks, school supplies,
some school clothes and shoes.
Yesterday they were ready...more than ready I thought.
I thought I was too until the time of the drop off.
Mama got a little teary (but I didn't think they could tell).

Grace and Will had awesome first days.
I couldn't be prouder and especially of Will because it's full day
Kindergarten here. It's kind of a long day for a little guy.

Here's to a wonderful school year for these two!!

Back to school Diptych
And those red shoes that light up were completely Will's choice!
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