18 January 2012


I recently purchased a flash diffuser, as it is something that I have wanted for quite some time and felt the need for it given my children's Norwegian and Irish background.  Let's just say the light toned skin looks even lighter with a case of flash in the face during photo taking sessions.  Speaking of photo sessions; they tend to pop up suddenly in our house.  Especially in the Winter when we are all trapped inside making funny faces to help us survive Winter.  So without further ado: Behold our poses...

09 January 2012

Christmas Prep

Preparing for Christmas...

Homemade decorations in the windows of our Colonial. 

Garlands of cranberries and popcorn to adorn the tree.

The quiet tree sits before the storm of Christmas morning.

I hope that your Christmas season was as peaceful, relaxed, and joyous as ours was!

02 January 2012

Catching Up

Maybe, just maybe we will start feeling caught up on things.  But then, maybe not.  Considering that Tyler and I are running a household of seven, continuing to finish a house, and desperately trying to figure out what the Lord wants us to do with this land: Catching up seems like a dream for the future.  I rest knowing though, that when I leave this world I will be as caught up as I was ever supposed to be.  Until then, my to do list remains, and everyday adventures are always waiting.

I know it has been a long time since I have blogged, and if you are one of my 3 readers I sincerely apologize.  Not for not blogging though, I mostly apologize that I really haven't missed it.  I like sharing our adventures, but I have found that I don't really have the time to give more to this blog and that is fine with me.  I would much rather have my photo books done and sitting in my house than have my blog caught up.

So today, to get back into the grind after Christmas I wanted to share with you the mostly finished pictures of our house.  There are still quite a few things to do, but most visitors here wouldn't even notice them.  I hope that you like them and if you have any suggestions please let us know.

When I remember what this piece of land looked like just 8 months ago, I am astonished at the change, and excited for another Summer season of transformation as we turn the clearing into, well, a real field, albeit small.