Friday, October 29, 2010

Day Three Hundred One


She has new bangs. They’re cute and I wanted a picture.

I will admit here and now that I really didn’t need ten or so pictures, insisting with the last two that she show me her eyes. My bad.

She’s still cute, though, and almost scary enough for Halloween!

She's Had Enough

Day (wait for it…) THREE HUNDRED!


By far, this is my favorite part of homeschooling B...

The walking

Walkin' Cold

and the talking

Walkin' Cold.2

Day Two Hundred Ninety Nine...


Seriously, one of the hairiest rides to Bend in my recent history.

We passed six cars that had not only slid off of the road, but had flipped onto their sides or tops. The reports are that everyone was okay.

But the scenery was stunning as the sun came out and the skies were blue.

These shots are all out of the car window as we drove...

White Knuckles White Knuckles.3 White Knuckles.2

Day Two Hundred Ninety Eight


It Starts...

October Snow.2


October Snow

Day Two Hundred Ninety Seven


Romans 5...

So I don’t forget why or how.

Romans 5

Day Two Hundred Ninety Six


When I was a kid, I would read for entire days. Even after I became a mom, when my kids were napping, I’d get lost in a book and maybe forget for awhile that I had other responsibilities.

I still love to read, but my time is never open-ended like that anymore.

My children have loved books as much as I do. So on a snowy Saturday with no plans, they are likely found (even the college one) on a bed, fully involved in a story.

This one looks interesting. I loved the other one written by Markus Zusak (The Book Thief). I might have to check it out… AFTER I finish Harry Potter’s last adventure.

A Reading Afternoon

Day Two Hundred Ninety Five


Always Kiss Me

Friday, October 22, 2010

Day Two Hundred Ninety Four


We needed school pictures for our son. We needed to get out of the house.

I desperately needed to prove to myself that I am capable of taking a sharp photo… ever.

The day could not have been more perfectly “Autumn”.

sun… cool breeze… falling leaves… a gift

and a son who asked to flex his own creativity. The tree shots are great... Even if there is dappled sun light. I’ll love these forever!






Drake Park.tree


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Drake Park.tree2


Drake Park.geese


The gift…



Day Two Hundred Ninety Three


She assured me that, next time, she’ll be a bit more cooperative.


I hope so. But this time, as payback, I have evidence of her funky mood.



Day Two Hundred Ninety Two


He’s so happy about school now. I love having back my joyful son.

He’s so enthusiastic that, instead of whining when I reminded him to brush his teeth, he returned and asked me to inspect “my cleanest teeth ever!”

Cleanest Teeth Ever

Day Two Hundred Ninety One


We’re Homeschooling...


Which means we finish early...



...and we don’t necessarily brush our hair before the morning walk!

Chilly Walk

Day Two Hundred Ninety



Monday, October 18, 2010

Day Two Hundred Eighty Nine


First High School Dance...


a snapshot is a snapshot., but what gorgeous girls!





Day Two Hundred Eighty Eight


High Heels...

Homecoming is tomorrow, and her big sister handed these down to her.

Gracie. High Heels

Gracie. High Heels.2

Friday, October 15, 2010

Day Two Hundred Eighty Seven


Career Day At School...


And guess what she wants to be.

A photographer!

She’s good, too. Look!



Day Two Hundred Eighty Six


I’ve focused so much on photography since last year that I’ve found myself neglecting the other part of me...


The dust on the keys seems appropriate.

As soon as I can sing again, I’ll spend time with this piano.

And I’ll teach my son.

The Ther Heart of Me

Day Two Hundred Eighty Five


I was sick, but we cleaned the room anyway.

The kid on the bed might look a bit like an uncared for feral boy, but you should know that he cleans up well.

I couldn’t get the gum off of the floor by the bed, however...

Clean Room

Day Two Hundred Eighty Four


Okay, Okay...

You should know before you go browsing through this blog that I began this Project 365 just so I would (hopefully) develop the discipline of shooting- even when things weren’t going well and even if I wasn’t crazy about how it turned out. I had no idea that anyone would ever see it, but a few have. So, now, I’m anxious when I have an off- season and I know that it’s possible that a pro will stumble upon this blog and scoff. Just know that I’m aware, okay?


I’m writing all of this because I’ve had a VERY “off” week. But, in the spirit of learning and growing, I will post anyway.

Feel FREE to skip right over these next few... please!

In my defense, I’ve been crazy-dizzy from a head cold and I can’t seem to shoot a sharp photo to save my life. What you see is the best there is. Truly. I only hope that one of those amazing spurts of competency will follow soon.

Today was “College Day” for my daughter’s homecoming week. Her first. She totally showed up with a Oregon Duck football jersey, hat, beads, facepaint, etc.

This is what I ended up with...

Love a Duck

Monday, October 11, 2010

Day Two Hundred Eighty Three


While in Eugene visiting our daughter, we stayed with friends.

We said “goodbye” at our favorite- Track Town Pizza.

The place is a tribute to the University of Oregon’s rich tradition of athletics, including the Ducks’ football team and Steve Prefontaine.

I’ve been going there, on and off, for 25 years.

Track Town.Dad.Hailey      Track Town.Dad.Hailey.Bren  Track Town.The Gang

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