Parents, if you want wonderful pictures of your children, never teach them to say "cheese"! Please learn from my mistake or you will have thousands of photos just like mine - squinted eyes, scrunched up noses, clenched teeth, and an image that just screams "say cheez!!!". Join me while I search for that one perfect shot that doesn't conjure up images of dairy products. Oh, and unless you like that *messy* look, you'll probably want to clean their faces before you snap away. I never seem to remember myself.

An imporant sidenote is to make sure you document your life! Recording the little details of the who, what, where, when, & why makes for wonderful stories and captures your life for years to come. Because if you are like me, you'll forget it all 5 minutes later!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Winter's Architecture

We've had a lot of snow this season. More than a lot - over 71" this past month! That is quite unusual for our area. And while it is exciting for the kids and beautiful to look at, I find myself getting into a rut.

This seems to happen every year around this time - the landscape is barren, the days are short, the patience is thin, and there is a longing to explore and see more. Stir crazy I guess, as the snow keeps me home bound more often than not {especially this year...oh my have we been home bound}.

So I find myself needing to find ways to make the ordinary a little bit extraordinary. Looking at nature with a new perspective and playing around a bit. This allows me to discover the wondrous beauty of winter's architecture.


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