February 28, 2010

Day Fifty-eight

This is my kitchen counter.  I took a picture of it today to give you a little idea of what I live with.  You can find the conversation on my personal blog.

February 27, 2010

Day Fifty-seven

Today Neely and I went to Home Depot.  I'll be doing a newborn photo shoot next week and I wanted a portable fake hardwood floor & wall set up to use for it and other shoots.  I snagged this 6x8' vinyl flooring for $23.00 and then used my white paper to make a "wall"  The the paper is clipped between the molding ($9.00) and a 2x4 ($1.65).  Look how real it looks!

February 26, 2010

Day Fifty-six

This a camera strap cover that my good friend Holly made for me.  Be on the look out on my personal blog for your chance to win one of your own.  I love it Holly!  Thanks for making it for me.

February 25, 2010

Day Fifty-five

Today, Daniel grabbed his camera and was acting just like me when I take pictures, that I just had to capture him, capturing me.

February 24, 2010

Day Fifty-four

Daniel did not want me to take his picture, but he was having so much fun playing with his big brother that I couldn't resist.  I am always touched by how much James loves Daniel.

February 23, 2010

Day Fifty-three

I posted about this on my family blog.  It's my awesome new camera bag made by the talented Joanna from JustMommies.  I love it!

February 22, 2010

Day Fifty-two

Daniel has gotten into the habit of sucking on his fingers lately.  We have been getting onto him every time we see it, but this time, he looked so deep in thought that I snapped a picture first.

February 21, 2010

Day Fifty-one

Today we went to Baltimore to visit my friend Cricket and celebrate her son's 9th birthday.  This is one of Cricket's granddaughters, Ty'Jiah (pronounced "tie-jay").  Isn't she gorgeous?

February 20, 2010

Day Fifty

This is Paul O'Sullivan from Woodbine Hotline.  Neely had a show tonight at Jams Music Store in Eldersburg, MD and I tagged along to take pictures.  This was one of my favorite shots of the night.

February 19, 2010

Day Forty-nine

This is how I caught Daniel watching TV today.  Can you say relaxed?

February 18, 2010

Day Forty-eight

Sadly, this is the only picture I took today.  I'm not even sure why I took a picture of the grapes I bought today at the grocery store, but I'm glad I did or else I'd have nothing to post today.  By the time I remembered that I hadn't taken a picture, everyone was in bed except me and I figured I would spare you another awful self-portrait.

February 17, 2010

Day Forty-seven

Another one of Daniel's Lego creations.  Not only did he require that I take a picture of it, but he turned it on my desk after each picture and made me take one from every angle.  He's really taken to the Legos lately.

February 16, 2010

Day Forty-six

My new toy!  I just upgraded my phone (and started using Sprint again) and got the BlackBerry Curve in purple.  So far I love it.

February 15, 2010

Day Forty-five

Daniel really enjoys building with these blocks.  He got them as a gift from his Grandpa & MeMaw (Neely's dad Dan, and step-mom, Pat) for his first birthday.  Neely and I marveled at how symmetric he built his little house tonight.  Whenever he would put a block on the left side, he had to put a  block on the right side in the same spot.

February 14, 2010

Day Forty-four

Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope your special someone makes you feel loved all year long and not just on this day.  Neely and I went out to dinner not because it was Valentine's Day, but because my mom said she would take the boys to the movies.  This is what I saw as I was leaving for my "date" with Neely.  Daniel was ready to go to the movies, but waiting for Grandma to be ready.

February 13, 2010

Day Forty-three

We finally were able to get out of the house, after being snowed in since last week.  We still have snow all over the place and it's still bitter cold, but the roads are mostly clear.  Tonight we went to a benefit music fest hosted by St. John's Catholic Community in Eldersburg.  Neely helped run sound for the main stage and I took pics.  Here is one of one of the bands, Badd Zakk. They're a cover band, but are really good.

February 12, 2010

Day Forty-two

It has arrived.  My new baby.  My Canon 50D, with battery grip.  I am totally completely in love.

February 11, 2010

Day Forty-one

This is after the Snomageddon.  We had two really bad storms back to  back.  We're covered in about 4 feet of snow right now.  The snow is so high in the back yard, the swing seats are covered.  We are supposed to possibly get hit with another small storm on Monday-Tuesday.  The kids have not been to school since Friday, the 5th and will go back, Lord willing, on Wednesday, the 17th.

February 10, 2010

Day Forty

This is me.  This is me after being stuck in the house for the last 6 days.  This is me after being stuck in the house for the last 6 days with a 10 year old, 8 year old and 4 year old boy.  Not to mention the 19 year old and 18 year old boys I have here too.  Our region has been hit with two back to back snow storms and there is currently at least 40" of snow outside right now.

February 9, 2010

Day Thirty-nine

I took this picture today of my dad's favorite Bible verse to demonstrate a shallow depth of field.  I love how this turned out.  I chose this verse because I've grown up with it.  When I was a little girl, many, many years ago, my dad was in Evangelism full time.  He had a mobile chapel that he and a few other men used to travel all over the country and preach.  It had a puppet stage, a pulpit and room for use to sleep when we traveled with him.  This Bible verse was on the outside of the trailer.  Here's a picture of it that I scanned today.

Oh, funny story just came to me as I looked at this picture.  I had recently been taught about the book of Revelations and rapture of the Church and end times and was really worried that I would be left behind when the rapture occurred and I think I "got saved" every single church service, just to cover myself.  I was 6 or 7, so it was little much for me to take in.  This truck had a sleeper in the cab and my brother Philip and I would sit in there and frequently  fall asleep.  At one point while I was sleeping, my dad stopped let me continue to sleep while he and my mom and brother got out to get dinner.  (it was the late 70's; it was a different world, then.)  While they were in the restaurant I woke up, discovered that I was all alone and was convinced that the rapture had occurred and I had been left behind.  I was never so happy to see my parents than I was that day.

February 8, 2010

Day Thirty-eight

You might be wondering why I took a photo of my laptop today. I'm gonna tell you.  You see that thing attached to the red cord?  Some of you will easily identify it, but for those of you who don't know, that is my hard drive - from my desktop.  Some how over the night last night, my power supply died and apparently it died while my hard drive was in the middle of a critical process.  What does that mean? Well it means, I had to replace the power supply and hard drive and reinstall Windows and all of my programs.  It was an ordeal.  I had originally thought that we wouldn't be able to retrieve any of the files on my hard drive, but in the end, I did manage to get it all.  It wasn't much that wasn't backed up somewhere else, but enough to make me nervous.  This pictures was taken while I was in the process of moving files from the crapped hard drive to my laptop.  They are all now safely on my new hard drive with a copy on my file server.

February 7, 2010

Day Thirty-seven

The kids had cookies after dinner tonight.  About a half hour after Daniel ate his 4 Oreos, he told me that he needed a cookie because he didn't get any.  I asked him if he was sure he didn't get any, because it looked like he had cookie all over his face.  About 2 hours later he said "if I give you a kiss, can I have a cookie?"  This kid sure does know how to get what he wants!

February 6, 2010

Day Thirty-six

Because we have been snowed in for the last few days, the boys have played with Lego's quite a bit.  Daniel made this today and it really impressed me.  It's "Anakin's Pod Racer".  He's also played a lot of Lego Star Wars on the Wii.  ;)

February 5, 2010

Day Thirty-five

The snow started falling around noon today. Will & Clayton had an early dismissal so Daniel didn't have school. I caught them like this this afternoon and ran to get the camera.  This was totally unscripted.

February 4, 2010

Day Thirty-four

This is James' only injury from his auto accident.  It might possibly be a torn muscle in his calf.  We'll know more next week when he sees the specialist.  I'm so very very thankful that this is all it was.

Day Thirty-three

I got a new lens today.  It's the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro.  I am in love with it!  I was sick today so I only played with the lens once for this pic of Daniel playing Wii this morning.

February 3, 2010

Bear with me.

I have taken pictures for the 2nd & 3rd, but if you follow my other blog you'll know that my oldest son was in a car accident last night.  On top of that the sickies that ran through the kids, is now running through me.  I'll be back in a day or two.

February 2, 2010

Day Thirty-two

Daniel was sick tonight.  He fell asleep at 7:00 after having spent the entire night before throwing up.  Poor kiddo.

February 1, 2010

Day Thirty-one

This is usually the shot I get anytime I aim my camera towards my oldest son.  He refuses to let me take his picture mostly because he knows it gets on my nerves when he refuses.  When he was playing football or throwing shot put, he would let me.  Now he's too cool.