Showing posts from June, 2014

Snapshots of the Everyday (Wordless Wednesday)

It's a beautiful life.

Beautiful Utah (Wordless Wednesday)

I've been trying my hand at landscape photography the last six months or so and I'm loving it.  I love watching the clouds in the daytime, calculating where they might be at sunset and whether it's worth gathering a child or two and rushing off to a beautiful place.  I love setting up the camera near the lake, adjusting all the settings just right, and hitting the button.  I love watching the light shine and paint the sky with vivid colors.  I love watching the wildlife and birds near the lake (and wishing I had a quality zoom lens to capture them with).  I love the reflections on the water.  And I just love having a reason to savor it all.  Joey, my fisherman, loves any excuse to go near water and is always up for the adventure.  Eliza and Allison love to explore by the shore.  Sarah loves to take pictures of her own and begs to go to the sunset every other day.  She has to settle for a few times a month.

Six Sisters (Wordless Wednesday)

From Easter (playing a bit of catch-up).  I love, love, love having six little girls all in a row.  

April and May

So much has happened the last few months.  May is always the craziest month, with every child having two or three "end of the school year" events, heading off to field trips, needing permission slips and three dollars sent here or there, random costumes for this event or that one.  Two of my kids got braces this month, eight of them saw the dentist, we had kindergarten and preschool graduations, Mother Goose days, and a bazillion other things.  Here are a few highlights, with pictures:
We stayed home for spring break this year, and spent a good part of it clearing out the forest behind our house.  We ended up with 10 trailer loads of sticks we hauled to our city's mulching area.  By the end of the week, we'd gotten pretty much all the logs and sticks cleared that were small enough for us to do ourselves.
Before the clearing away:

I spent a day at a photography workshop in Salt Lake.  Scott Kelby was the instructor.  A sports photographer and photoshop guru, he is al…