Friday, January 31, 2014

This is My Song 31/365

Awww, hey sweet princess. Love this little honey and her precious smile.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

This is My Song 30/365

Dalton played for hours with our Hot Wheels car city today. From this vantage he actually looks like a giant :). Love little boys and their love for cars and driving them fast through the city!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This is My Song 29/365

I could tell that the weather had warmed up a bit today...the bird came back out to play. Although he was still puffed up to stay cozy :).

This is My Song 28/365

This was little Henning after a little snooze. He was all calm and quiet and sweet and so adorable with his little blankie.

This is My Song 27/365

It was a hot coffee and chocolate kind of day .

This is My Song 26/365

Sunday...what else is there to say but high winds and brrrrrr! Glad to stay inside and snap this!
I made a simple video of the wind that same day. It is longer than it needs to be, but I figured it couldn't hurt to remember this especially blustery day. I was so glad to hide out inside that afternoon and just watch it from the warmth of my home.

This is My Song 25/365

Awww, look at this little honey! Loved doing her Six Month Old photo shoot on Saturday. There were a lot of moments where she didn't share her little smiling face, so I was thankful to get home and see her happy little face shining back at me on my computer screen.

Friday, January 24, 2014

This is My Song 24/365

Not only is Dalton a normal busy two year old, but he is also a protective and loving older brother. He stops everything to play with her and watches over her whenever he can. It is super sweet!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

This is My Song 23/365

It must be a two year old thing. Little Dalton watched Clarisse so carefully, right up close, while she worked on a loom band project. Clarisse loves the little ones and knows just how to let them help too so they feel included. Love her!

This is My Song 22/365

Wednesday swim day. The light has been difficult in the pool area, especially during the winter season, but I still love catching the kids having such a great time.

This is My Song 21/365

Gotta love this special two year old. She was directing Clarisse how to she wanted her princess to look. She started off a little further away and kept getting closer and closer and closer. We love spending time with this little girl (and her cute little brother too)!

This is My Song 20/365

We celebrated Martin Luther King Day with a day trip out to visit our friends out in Sunburg. My girl was especially fond of playing with her friend and their furry friends. Although it ended up more cold as the day carried on so they didn't end up spending too much time outside. I happily stayed cozy inside with the ladies for a cup of tea and fellowship.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

This is My Song 19/365

It was a beautiful day with sunshine and warm temperatures.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

This is My Song 18/365

If anyone knows Minsan and I, we are all about finding fantastic deals on used and new things. I was at a second hand store in Coon Rapids checking out some vintage cameras (we love collecting them) and actually found a really amazing deal on a flute. You may wonder why a flute would catch my eye. Well, it was a fantastic price and as we have found out from Clarisse, she has actually always wanted to learn to play it. Who knew?! Now just to find her a teacher to help her along that journey. It is one of the few instruments that Minsan is unable to teach her...

Friday, January 17, 2014

This is My Song 17/365

After I returned from a trip to town, the boys were found playing outside enjoying the wonderful winter snow. I love how kids can love the great outdoors at any temp!

This is My Song 16/365

Yesterday was pretty cold with the 30mph whipping winds, but being inside all cozy and warm was perfect. I saw this verse on someone's wall a few days ago and thought it would be perfect here. It is such a special thing to walk in His ways and hear His voice so close. Love, love, love!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

This is My Song 15/365

After Will finished up his school work today, he had a little bit of spare time and enjoyed playing a little Math Blaster on my tablet.

This is My Song 14/365

Working on school is not always his favorite thing to do...tiny bits of drama show up sometimes.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

This is My Song 13/365

Isn't that smile worth a million dollars?

This is My Song 12/365

Girls Weekend to Minnesota Cabin, Day Three. Took a pic of this last year when he wasn't all covered up with snow. So much more snow this year. Really enjoyed my weekend away and mostly ready to get back into the swing of things.

Here was the one I snapped from last year.

This is My Song 11/365

Girls Weekend to Minnesota Cabin, Day Two. The sun finally came out well at the end of the day. Even though it is pretty, it is nothing like the last year's sunset.
Here was last years...see, just not as amazing, lol!

This is My Song 10/365

Girls Weekend to Minnesota Cabin, Day One. It is finally warm enough to go outside and get some fresh air without freezing...ahhhh!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

This is My Song 9/365

Future Rock Star! We train em' young in these parts.

This is My Song 8/365

I spent a lot of time in my car on Wednesday and while I was waiting for a turn I snapped this shot of a train heading away from me. I still find it funny to see an engine at the beginning and the end of a long train.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

"R" Family Photo Shoot - Cold Spring Area Photographer

Another great session from the November season. The day we planned to shoot ended up being a  very cold day...the weather was not cooperating. So, to make it work we used the video booth at my church. They were soooo kind to let me use it and it worked really well. Know that while I loved how great this went, I did truly missed shooting the entire time outside. Little kids outside...can it get any better?! This is an amazing family that does missions work on campus. They have two sweet little guys and their daughter was due within the month. Wonderful, wonderful! Thanks "R" family for letting me be a part of this special time in your life! 


This is My Song 7/365

Brrrr, it sure is chilly outside. Too chilly to even bring the kiddos to the park...too bad, it sure was a pretty day out today.

This is My Song 6/365

I know, I know, you think we are all about the things we drink in these parts... yah, it is true actually! I love hot coffee and hot tea. My kids also love hot tea and hot chocolate. Hmmm, warm beverages are the best!

This is My Song 5/365

Loved meeting this awesome little one year old today while doing his photo shoot. He is a really special little guy and to make it even sweeter, he was born on the same day as my own son Duncan's birthday.

Monday, January 6, 2014

"F" Family Sneak Peak

A quick sneak peak for wonderful family celebrating fifty years of marriage for their parents. They were a lot of fun and very adventurous to jump out in 15 degree weather and 20 mph winds. We amazingly tucked into some pine trees and were able to capture some great shots. Love winter time shooting (when it isn't -22 degrees out). :) Thanks for letting me capture your amazing family. Lots more to come!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

1 Year Old Lifestyle Photo Shoot Sneak Peak

Today I was able to do a really sweet little one year old's lifestyle photo shoot. I love going into a little one's natural habit and capturing them doing all their favorite things. He was such a sweetie and really let me into his world.