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A brief break from chaos….

I am literally being swallowed alive by boxes.

(Well not boxes, G is the world’s biggest fan on Rubbermaid bins.  So we have about a million.)

And worse than that, I am being overcome by the 500 or so spare pieces of stuff that has no box to call itself home.

G is still in the field.  So I am working solo, which is actually my preference in such matters.

But I was happy to stop to link up with Faith at Simplicity…because “Daydream” is a perfect thing to think of on such days. It is rather inspiring always to see such pretty things, but even more so when you are surrounded by such a mess.

And I also wanted to mention, that my picture of my little nephew Coleman was chosen as a favorite over at Trendy Treehouse.  Woot!


I have about a zillion pictures from 3 recent photo shoots, but can not allow myself to get started on this!

I will be loaded up and out of here Monday, so next week I hope to put them up.

This week at Trendy Treehouse it’s “birthdays”…

That little turkey naturally encourages me to want to go out and find the BEST present ever.

Because if a Sleeping Beauty coloring pack earned this face, imagine what something really awesome would produce.

This is a good time to mention the little ones just left on a surprise trip to the Magic Kingdom with my parents.

The kids don’t know yet… can you imagine her face when they pull up?!?!!?




Wee Bit/ Completely adorable little girls

**** We are 4 days away from our move, and I just returned from 2 days visiting my dearest friend Christina and her 3 little girls!!**

yes, her children are ridiculously cute.

And I am sorry if you have emailed me recently, I am sort of in and out until Monday.

{one} what time do you normally wake up?

I would say the kiddos give me a 7:30am average.  With an occasional 8 or 6:30.

{two} do you have a go-to song for karaoke?

I do not sing in public. Period.

{three} if you could only see black and white except for one color, what color would you choose to see?

When I was around 12 or 13, I was “acting out” at school.  I was made to go see Dana Goldfarb the school counselor.

I answered black to all her color questions.

Sorry Dana, I really thought I was funny.

Probably green.

{four} what color best matches your personality?

For the sake of not answering with green again… I will say orange.

Because I am spicy enough to not to yellow, but haven’t quite earned red yet.

{five} if you could choose one meal to cook better than anyone else, what would it be?

Oh dear.  I don’t really care to cook anything better than anyone else.

And it’s really impossible to even claim that, seeing as though we all have different tastes.

{six} how many keys do you have on your key ring?

I believe 3.  Car, house and some mysterious mini key.

{seven} do you give your pets birthday/christmas gifts?

Absolutely not.

{eight} when your plate has different foods on it, do you mix or not?

Absolutely.  Getting through some veggies would be impossible without some fusion.

{nine} if you could hire someone to do one thing for you all the time, what would it be?

COOK!!!  wait no…CLEAN…wait..I don’t know.  I think organize.

{ten} when flying, do you prefer the window or aisle seat?

Aisle… my legs are a bit on the long side. And it gives me a bit more room, and easy access to potty.



Grab a pumpkin

a little person

and your camera, you won’t be disappointed.

Now, to wrangle the man child for a shot.  May have to offer him a chance to



jump on

or destroy said pumpkin.

But I will press on.

** Gymboree has in no way, EVER contributed any money to the advertising of their products (or to me).  However, the little lady is dressed from head to toe (seen and unseen, if you know what I mean) in Gymboree.**

Uneditted  shot below..not dramatic but  some little boosts that make a big difference, I think. For more edits check out Pixel Perfect


Little Landen






Simplicity is doing a Portrait Challenge…and I was challenged doing this portrait.  He is so adorable it was impossible to take a “bad” shot, but I wanted to capture his adorableness in total.

Now on to the processing:

Late-morning light was too harsh in direct light and a bit shadowy in the shade.

So I boosted the eyes a bit, darkened the background and adjusted the white balance.

I actually had a lot of fun editing this one!

Touch Up Tuesday's at the Paper Mama

Watch out World



Cropped and then a very quick Totally Rad Action in Crystal Ship….I really,really love these actions.

I wonder most days if the world is really ready  for this little lady…but then I remember the world has a few years left to prepare.

We plan on keeping her awhile.


Linking Up….


Daddy likes this less than I do...enough said.



the long road

Wordish Wednesday




DuskLovely Photo - Wordless or Not-So-Wordless Wednesday at AspirePhotobucket







Anyways,back .to.today.












Reading.Snow.White.while.we.wait. This.is.SOOC



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