Monday, November 29, 2010

A Beautiful Family

M Family

I had a wonderful time photographing this gorgeous family. They were so easy to work with....I didn't want to stop taking pictures!

P.S. Chris, I want your sunroom for a photography studio. You wouldn't mind if I randomly show up with clients, would you? {grin}

The Game

Eli and Grandma



W/M Family

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Cemetery


God pours life into death

and death into life

without a drop

being spilled.

~Author Unknown

It's Scenic B&W week at i heart faces. Join the fun.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Fine Arts ~ November

Getting in the last of November's fine arts studies. (By the skin of my teeth. Again.)
Read about artist Benjamin West here.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

At Making Music Fun, print the composer's biography, worksheets, simple sheet music, and lesson plans! (Be sure to scroll down for the additional links.) Listen to the radio shows about Bach at Classics for Kids.



Bach's Goldberg Variations by Anna Harwell Celenza


John Milton (1608-1674)

We are reading about John Milton in A Child's Introduction to Poetry.

Reasonable Words

Procrastination is the thief of time.

Well begun is half done.

Game On


The two hour game of Monopoly, wherein my family got to watch Leif's prowess first-hand. That kid is a master player with focus. For the whole game. Luke's not bad, either. But watching a four year-old play Monopoly (well) is more entertaining than the game itself.


Playing Monopoly

Casey was the background entertainment for the evening. Live accoustic guitar. And that ain't bad, folks.


Thursday, November 25, 2010


Shan, Heidi, and Ilex

We had a beautiful day of Thanksgiving. Full of family love. We're big on traditions, and going for a refreshing walk after dinner is a favorite. So I'm going to be crazy and share those photos first. We did break with tradition a little {gasp} and stop off at the little cemetery instead of making it to the end of the road and back....

On the Road Again

Drake on Bike




Luke Eyes

In the Cemetery

Ilex and Ivy

Shannon and Ilex


Leif's Eyes

Mom and Dad

Ilex and Holly


Grandma and Ben

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Great Grandma

Great Grandma and Lola

My favorite part of Thanksgiving? My grandparents always visit from California. The boys adore their great-grandparents! And Great Grandma is always up for a game of UNO.

Great Grandma plays Uno