Posting at SHINE

After almost 3 years of posting to this blog I've decided I am going to simplify my life and put all posts (for all my children!) on my "photography blog": SHINE!
I hope to see you there!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

What happens when mom is blog surfing . . .

I took the left photo before giving Tia some yogurt. I then sat down at the computer to check blogs. so much for the bib :)

My creation

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I working!

We took Elijah to his first day of Kindergarten today - soooooo cute :) Tia loved the classroom and doing the puzzles that were set out. She didn't want to leave and when we asked her to "please come now" her reply was: "NOOOOO, I working!"


Tia LOVES gymnastics! She walks on anything that will work as a beam, she hangs and swings on every bar and even does the monkey bars! her latest achievement is a somersault - she can almost roll all the way over! Here she shows off her skill. (She WON'T smile for the camera - or wear a clip in her hair if she realizes it is there).

Friday, January 23, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Helping with the Laundry . . . .

" Mom, will you look at this? it's a bowl of water just sitting here . . . I think I will wash my red top . . . I take it off and get it nice and wet . . .

I swish it around a bit more . . . .

look at how clean it is! . . . Aren't I clever?

Mom, why is the dog looking at me like that?"

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

under construction . . .

I'm playing with some settings so please excuse the "mess" while my blog is under construction!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

all by myself!

Jonah convinced Tia to swim in the little dinosaur swim ring today - she was really proud of herself!

It cracks me up the way the other 3 seem to stalk Tia sometimes!
fyi: the kids had begged me to let them swim in their clothes. . .just in case you were wondering . . . .

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Here are a few photos of our little jumping girl. Tia looooooooves to jump on the trampoline - and all around the house for that matter! Yesterday the word "frog" was mentioned and she started hopping everywhere saying "frog, frog, frog . . . " Pretty exciting for a little girl who started walking less than 10 months ago :)

If anyone has advice about the colors in my photos - please share :( I am so frustrated and iphoto only seems to make the colors worse . . . so these are SOOC - I know I need to learn photoshop but it does seem like my Canon Rebel Xti is not giving me good color! any suggestions?
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11