Top 5 Pictures From January

I’ve been taking a LOT of pictures thanks to my 365 challenge, I thought I’d highlight my Top 5 for the month. I gotta tell you, it wasn’t easy because I loved so many of the pictures but I think these are my favorites…

In Bloom on 365 Project

Dan bought me these beautiful flowers in the beginning of the month. I love to photograph all the flowers he buys me.

heart melting on 365 Project

I love how the textures of this picture came out and her expression is so soothing.

Yum on 365 Project

These cookies were delicious – my first oatmeal raisin cookies – and I loved how the picture came out, too.

Osh Kosh Bigosh on 365 Project

My little man just looks adorable in his Osh Kosh overalls.

A little blurry, but... on 365 Project

Her eyes are stunning in this picture and I love how Dan’s Nikon D40 captured her ridiculously soft, soft skin…

Are you doing a 365 project? If you leave me a link in the comments section below, I’d love to see your pictures!


Project 365: I read the news today, oh boy…

For reasons unknown to me the 365 website I’ve been using is down – it looks like their hosting expired? I don’t know. I’ll upload todays pictures and any others missed when it’s back up, but in the meantime I figured I’d just post it here.

behind the times

We started getting a subscription to the Wisconsin State Journal a few weeks ago when a local teen came by selling them to win a scholarship for college. This is Dan’s TBR pile – it makes my modest stack of three newspapers feel a bit less chaotic. It’s not easy finding time to curl up with the paper when I’ve got those two cute kids vying for my attention. Especially the younger one who likes to swat at the paper while I read.

aloha friday

aloha friday: dinner and a movie

So Dan and I have some pretty major plans for Valentines Day. We’re thinking about going out for lunch and a movie and hiring someone (the daughter of one of his coworkers we’re hoping) to babysit MM for a couple hours (I’ll still want to bring BB since she’s nursing and she’s a pretty easy going bambino). The details are still very much up in the air and contingent on us finding a baby sitter, but in the meantime, I’m scoping out the possible movies I’d want to see and I’ve narrowed it down to the following (assuming they are in theater still and at the right times, etc.):

Valentines Day : “A diverse group of Los Angelenos navigate their way through romance and heartbreak over the course of one Valentine’s Day.” This one is starring so many big names that we love like Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Garner, Julia Roberts, Taylor Lautner, Bradley Cooper, Ashton Kutcher… The plot seems a bit cliched and of course these GAGILLION HUGE STARS movies have been done before, but I tend to like them, so… could be fun.

When In Rome: Kristen Bell (aka Veronica Mars) and Josh Dumahel star in this cute romantic comedy. “Disillusioned with romance, an ambitious New Yorker travels to Rome, where she plucks magic coins from a special fountain. The coins attract an assortment of odd suitors, including a sausage merchant, a street magician and an artist. But, when a persistent reporter throws his hat in the ring, she wonders if his love is the real thing.”

Sherlock Holmes: “Robert Downey Jr. brings the legendary detective to life as he has never been portrayed before. Jude Law stars as Holmes’ trusted colleague, Watson, a doctor and war veteran who is a formidable ally for Sherlock Holmes. Rachel McAdams stars as Irene Adler, the only woman ever to have bested Holmes and who has maintained a tempestuous relationship with the detective…” The english major nerd in me is anxious to see this one and it’s got enough “guy stuff” to interest the hubby. He’ll watch chick flicks with me with little complaint, but he might honestly prefer a “guy” movie. Not sure…

Avatar: Everyone is talking about this movie. From what I hear it’s the New Big with “the oohhh and the ahhh” according to Craig Ferguson. “AVATAR takes us to a spectacular world beyond imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on an epic adventure, ultimately fighting to save the alien world he has learned to call home…

Which of the above movies would you most like to see in theater for Valentines Day?

aloha friday @ an island life

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as promised…

reaching for a burp cloth for his sister

my little big boy

what happened to those oh my god they are so blue eyes?

I dunno but I might like this blue gray better

cool and calm, mature... a sign of things to come?

They might not be “technically” better pictures than what my Canon delivers (hey the camera can only get you so far) but color / detail / lighting are all so much closer to reality. It shows my daily moments of cuteness the way that I’m seeing them with much less editing required. I definitely need to start pulling Dan’s camera out more often.