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Finding and creating adventures in everyday life.


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Photo a Day – Days 53-59

Day 53 – First day that I didn’t take a single photo with my DSLR, I didn’t take many photos at all. Zane came down with the sickness and this is basically the only photo I took all day.

Day 53 2016

Day 53 2016

Day 54 – He woke up feeling better, but lasted less than an hour at school. I was sick in the night and most of the day too. Bleh. This is a shot of Zane as he woke from a 2.5 hour nap – flushed cheeks.

Day 54 2016

Day 54 2016

Day 55 – 100 Days of School!

Day 55 2016

Day 55 2016

Day 56 – The boys are on a fried egg on toast kick of late. Yummy!

Day 56 2016

Day 56 2016

Day 57 – Crazy Hair day at school. I got a bunch of fun photos of the boys with their crazy hair and I really love this one.

Day 57 2016

Day 57 2016

Day 58 – The newest member of our household is a Venus Fly Trap.

Day 58 2016

Day 58 2016

Day 59 – Origami from Jude today.

Day 59 2016

Day 59 2016

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Photo a Day – Days 46-52

Day 46 – Played Pinochle with Mom and Dad. In case you are wondering, this is not a good Pinochle hand. I didn’t have a good hand all night! We did have fun though.

Day 46 2016

Day 46 2016

Day 47 – We’ve begun some remodeling on our house which fills me with joy. It’s pretty much all original stuff from 1989. It’s a process, but I am thankful for the changes, including wood-look tile.

Day 47 2016

Day 47 2016

Day 48 – Hanging out at the dojo while my boys train and doing some reading.

Day 48 2016

Day 48 2016

Day 49 – Tonight was the first night that I really, really, really did not want to go to the dojo for class. I was tired, I didn’t feel well, I was not having a good day. I went anyway, not because I’m a great person, but because I didn’t have a good excuse. It wasn’t an amazing time, but at the end of the class, I was thankful that I had gone. A long way to go, but taking it one step at at time.

Day 49 2016

Day 49 2016

Day 50 – The first graders at my boy’s school had a visitor who talked to them about airplanes and flying. They were able to examine his flying gear and then we got to play with his parachute outside when there was a break in the snow and wind. So much fun. I am thankful for people who volunteer their time and talents in our public schools.

Day 50 2016

Day 50 2016

Day 51 – We attended the Howk’s Annual Murder Mystery tonight. A beautiful evening with friends. Solving mysteries and trying to do a Swedish accent.

Day 51 2016

Day 51 2016

Day 52 – This boy woke up not feeling great this morning. Hard to see my kids unwell.

Day 52 2016

Day 52 2016


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2016 Photo a Day – Days 38-45

Day 38 – Out for a night time walk with Jake and Jude. I am fascinated with trees and I was happy to have been able to capture these beauties at night.

Day 38 2016

Day 38 2016

Day 39 – I love this guy. He wanted to wear his sunglasses to bed so that he could be “cool in bed”. He cracks me up.

Day 39 2016

Day 39 2016

Day 40 – I have heaps of jewelry. Heaps. I mean it, heaps. I’m a magpie – sparkly!

Day 40 2016

Day 40 2016

Day 41 – This was the first time that I made it all the way into bed, head down, ready to sleep when I remembered that I hadn’t taken a photo on this day. Sigh. So you get a shot of one of my owls. And goodnight.

Day 41 2016

Day 41 2016

Day 42 – This was my help out at school day. I love it so much. I get to hang out with my kids and their classes and I often get to do crafty things along with a variety of other tasks. In Zane’s first grade class, they were going to make a President’s Day project so I got to make the example copy.

Day 42 2016

Day 42 2016

Day 43 – The last school day before Valentine’s Day so there were parties and candy and the exchanging of cards all around. I helped out at Zane’s class party by doing a photobooth. It’s great fun to see the kids in all their goofiness and joy.

Day 43 2016

Day 43 2016

Day 44 – Our family hiked up Pilot Butte which is a dormant volcano in the middle of Bend, Oregon, our town. It’s cool to take in the views and comment on the places that are meaningful for us. The hospital where both my boys and their cousin were born, their school, Grandma and Grandpa’s house, and Zane always gets very excited when he spots the three smoke stacks in the Old Mill District.

Day 44 2016

Day 44 2016

Day 45 – Off to the Painted Hills. Amazing. I took heaps of photos of course. I loved this photo in particular because Jude had the idea that he would take a plant and use it as a paint brush and he would pretend that he was painting the hills.

Day 45 2016

Day 45 2016


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2016 Photo a Day – Days 31-37

Day 31 – Working on low light photos. And Family. It’s the best.

Day 31 2016

Day 31 2016

Day 32 – A self portrait. I am fascinated with eye colors. They are hard to capture. I’ll be working on getting the rest of my family’s eyes too.

Day 32 2016

Day 32 2016

Day 33 – The beautiful mountains of Central Oregon on a sunny morning.

Day 33 2016

Day 33 2016

Day 34 – Bubble bath time.

Day 34 2016

Day 34 2016

Day 35 – The dojo ladies are going to go on a Pride and Prejudice and Zombies outing so I figured I better get the book finished!

Day 35 2016

Day 35 2016

Day 36 – Watching a movie with the family and Checkers wants to make sure that he gets some attention too.

Day 36 2016

Day 36 2016

Day 37 – Power Grid. We own over 200 games. We’ve taken it upon ourselves to go through and play them all as a family – rating them as we go to decide which ones we love and want to keep and which ones it’s time to let go of. Zane won this game. Jude second. Mom and Dad not so much…

Day 37 2016

Day 37 2016