half heard in the stillness-- between two waves of the sea.

Winter Tea Party. 1

Winter Tea Party.

I think I have the winter blahs.  It’s so dreary and gray outside.  There are no leaves on the trees, my backyard has no grass.  I find myself longing to go hiking or just hang out in the backyard. Maybe go for a long walk around the block.  I’m tired of being trapped inside.  It’s too cold to drag Ada around outside for very long, and Rosie doesn’t like the cold. I’m so tired of being trapped in my house.  I just want OUT.  There’s...

Sorry ’bout your luck… 11

Sorry ’bout your luck…

Today we tried to get Rosie a replacement social security card, because her other card has disappeared.  I keep all of our social security cards together in our file folder of important papers in an envelope, but somehow Rosie’s isn’t there anymore.  Neither of us can remember taking it out, and a crazy search of every nook and cranny in the entire house turned up nothing.  I just saw it last year when I had to get out Tyler’s social security card.  Mystery where...

1/4/2011 2


The Great Dane found his owner!  He belongs to a college student who went on vacation.  A friend was supposed to be caring for him.  Bet she’s pretty pissed at that friend.  He also apparently had on a collar and tags, but they are no where to be found.  She didn’t even realize he was missing–my neighbor had him outside and another neighbor recognized him.  They called the owner who was on her way home from her vacation. Anyway, I’m so...

Whoa, Big Buddy. 4

Whoa, Big Buddy.

My new lens came today!  So exciting.  I can’t wait until I can test it on the girls outside.  It’s so large, but fast and sharp.  Love it. I tested it on the chickens outside in the sun. Isn’t my rooster hilarious looking?  He crows like a dying sheep. It works pretty good in low light indoors as well. HAHAHAHHA. New lens aside, the real story of the day is today’s 365 photo. Buddy. 3/365…a quick snapshot. (Note: Ada and Spongebob are making the...

2/365 0


Splash! 2/365 (Taken with the 60mm lens, f/2.8, ISO 800, exposure 1/30, using the Canon 40D.) Ada is so big now, she is able to play in the bathtub without slipping at all.  She absolutely loves it. Ada and Rosie have a blast playing in the tub together.  I love seeing them enjoy being together. I bought a new lens, but UPS has been holding it hostage.  It was scheduled to be delivered on December 30th, and I got all excited. Then on Thursday...

1/1/2011 4


New Year’s resolutions are kind of funny.  It seems like everyone loves to make a list of them, but they’re forgotten by February. Since it’s a new year, and we’re turning over a new leaf, I would like to write down some goals…and unlike a list of resolutions, I fully intend to achieve these goals!  In fact I’ve already started most of them. I’d like to complete the 365 project–you know, one photo a day for a year?  Certainly I can do that.  They...

Photos from yesterday’s session. 0

Photos from yesterday’s session.

My busy little baby has decided she really does not need any sleep to survive. It’s ridiculous!  She’s started napping for about an hour every day around noon.  Then she goes to sleep at night at 7 pm, and at 9 pm she wakes up, wide awake.  She stays awake until around midnight.  She still nurses all night long, between midnight and 7 when she gets up ready to party.  Sometimes it’s earlier than 7, depending on if Rosie gets up...

Ada meets the snow. 1

Ada meets the snow.

Ada met the snow for the first time yesterday.  It went like this: Rosie loves the snow. Ada started saying, “What’s that?” today.  She says it like, “Hut dat?” It might not be discernible to anyone who hasn’t been listening closely to her babble for the past few months, but I made a video of it anyway. At the end she repeats me saying “bless you”.  She repeats scrambled versions of a lot of stuff we say!  I think she’s going to be...

Christmas Day. 1

Christmas Day.

Christmas morning at home…Rosie hoped Santa would bring her a doctor kit and he did! Christmas was fun this year.  Rosie was incredibly excited and Ada frantically tried to eat wrapping paper and tape and tags. Then we went to my parents’ house for lunch… We had a great Christmas. It was Ada’s first Christmas, and it was a white Christmas. My house is a disaster and we are all exhausted!

Christmas Eve. 0

Christmas Eve.

Christmas Eve at my in-laws’ house… And then he threw up, right in the seat belt hole in the bottom of the seat…apparently he’d snacked on cat food prior to getting in the car. (Tyler’s brother.)