Friday, November 28, 2008

Etsy fun







I can't keep out of my new Close To My Heart papers... I want to list several new Christmas goodies on my Etsy shop between now and Monday!! Here are some samples. Also, I am having fun decorating for Christmas! But tomorrow it is important that I buckle down, at least for a while and work on my "Fostering Responsibility" college course. I want to be finished with this class, with the exception of the large writing assignment that comes at the end, by December 7th. There...it is in writing (or typing) so I have to follow through. There are some wonderful things about these courses; they refresh my mind, they are applicable to both teaching and parenting and the readings are interesting. Carving out the time is the tricky part.
Vance and the boys are watching Polar Express... I want to join them. More soon, Michele


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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

God has blessed me!

I am sooo thankful for these sweet, energetic, smart boys!! We have been trying to do photo shoots for Christmas cards. Merit tends to be very cooperative....Willem, not so much. :) I am going to try again this weekend. Although we do have some that could work. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL. love, Michele
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Monday, November 24, 2008

It's starting to look a lot like Christmas




Decorating, making cards...it is time to make things fun and festive.


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so many favorites

When I picked up my computer Friday from the shop, the man said it was time for me to save important files before I lose them. They could have done that for me, but for a pretty penny -- so I decided I would go home and go through recipes, PHOTOS, craft projects....well, after spending probably four hours on my computer yesterday I realized I have so many "favorites"! Of course I want to save our family photos, but I couldn't believe how many photos I wanted to save of families I have photographed. I am so thankful for this photography hobby/business that is allowing me to learn and grow. There seems to be a story behind each picture and many are precious to me. Last night I found myself saving some "baby favorites" to a disk...I only explored probably 1/4 of my files....this is a huge task. I decided this week I would share on my blog some favorite "baby" photos, favorite "places" photos and favorite recipes. Have a great week!














Sweet babies
























































Saturday, November 22, 2008

This week's photography fun


Mike and Tiffany are raising three wonderful, polite, handsome boys! Walking, visiting and photographing this family was a JOY!















Aubrey and Brandon have four darling, polite, matching :) girls and one adventurous, sweet little boy! It was so fun having them out on Tuesday!





































My computer was in the shop for two days last week and is pretty well spent. It has been making weird noises and shutting down on me without warning. I think it is time for us to look for a new one...










Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

November walks

Exploring

Buddies... the last two days, Merit and Betty have bonded
I am crazy about my two walking partners Rudy and Betty. They are up for a walk any time of day. :)



Crab Creek


Our friend Ezra










Our exploring Willem

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The colors are crisp after days of rain


After a few days of rain, we are now enjoying blue skies and those crisp, fall colors.
Photographing the Clifton family was a lot of fun.