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!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

In the land down under . . .

on a little sand island called Fraser. . . on the far south end. . .in what are called the champagne pools. . . on a hot day in April. . . while on holiday with her family. . .

this little girl swam. . . like this. (and we tried to keep her clothes on, oh how we tried!) Luckily we were in Australia where this is considered normal. (really!) yikes.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

home from Fraser Island . . .

we did get very close to some dingos (the wild dogs of Australia)
the Princess is happy to be home . . . more photos soon!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

pinky pink drink. and more pink.

We spent our weekend at the baseball fields - which noone really minds since they get to play with lots of other little brothers and sisters - and get slushies! When I opened this photo the first thing I thought was how PINK everything is, and when Tia saw this photo she said "pinky drinky". Gotta love a girl in pink. even cuter when she matches her drink. pinky drink that is :)
Tia, pinky drink

Friday, April 17, 2009

she was playing so nicely with the big kids. . .

All the kids are home for the Easter Break and there were a few minutes of quiet today while I was busy inside . . . I thought that perhaps we had gotten to a new stage, where Tia could be left with the Big Kids for a few minutes . . . I went out into the front yard to check on them and this is the first thing I saw:

hmmmmmmm so maybe we aren't quite at that next stage!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Egg Hunt

So much fun. We joined the American Club here in Sydney for a good 'ole Easter Egg Hunt on the beach. Tia loved it! We all loved watching her love hunting for her "Tandy Eggs". Two is the perfect age for all these fun holidays. How cute is this little stinker of ours??
ps. the dress is by Lynn at Livi Lu and we love it!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Easter!

Enjoy a wonderful Easter, full of the joy of knowing Jesus is Risen!

Easter stickers!

what about here? and here? and here?
My creation
brothers teach you the coolest stuff!
Happy Easter!

Monday, April 6, 2009


Tia Tree2
I'm not sure if you can see the 'attitude' in this photo or if I just see it because I am looking at it at the end of a very long day with the Princess of Quite-A-Lot (Princess of Way-Too-Much I'm thinking at the moment!)

We have had a lot of rough nights with the Princess lately and yesterday at the grocery store whenever she was near enough to any items she would grab them and then throw them down. (I kept wondering what the people that watch on those cameras were thinking!) She has been grabbing toys from her siblings and then just screaming - and she has just been screaming at us a lot. We are getting really tired . . . and I think we are re-assessing how to deal with this behavior, obviously something has to change . . . So I don't mean to sound negative as she is our fourth child and we do find with each one that we are on a parenting journey. We just need to sort of figure out how to discipline more effectively. She is so strong willed. and beautiful. and charming. the beauty & charm bring attention everywhere from everyone and so that reinforces her sense of entitlement I think.

any advice??
"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