Taco Week!

When you let the kitchen helpers plan the menu for the week, and they choose meals they have been craving instead of meals that kind of make sense together, you might start noticing a certain trend forming by the time you get to Wednesday.  In our case, for this week, the girls were feeling very […]

Ordinary, Everyday Images

      This last one, my two sleepers, this is my favorite. You know, I’ve started and quit a Project 365 several times now.  I just couldn’t maintain enough interest to go for more than a couple of weeks.  Why am I doing this, I’d ask myself.  I had no motivation, no reason to […]

Messy Life

For some reason, I feel very much like capturing all the messiness of real life lately. I love the photographs that completely and cleverly crop out all the disaster surrounding the subject, but, right now, I’m also loving the ones in which the disaster is the subject. Because the laundry isn’t always folded, the kitchen […]

Scenes From a Quiet Day

Sitting and working, all together, in the breezy, sunshiny afternoon.
Sitting and working, all together, in the breezy, sunshiny afternoon.
"I'm wearing my sad face!" But she wouldn't turn around to show it.
“I’m wearing my sad face!” But she wouldn’t turn around to show it.
A bicycle, a pottery wheel, some topsoil, and chicken crates.
A bicycle, a pottery wheel, some topsoil, and chicken crates.
I spy... cows in the field?  Practicing with his daddy's telescope.
I spy… cows in the field? Practicing with his daddy’s telescope.
Playing a sea battle game on an ocean of silk.
Playing a sea battle game on an ocean of silk.
A hanging plant left conveniently under the spigot, because it would otherwise never be watered.
A hanging plant left conveniently under the spigot, because it would otherwise never be watered.
Comforting the newly awakened baby brother, while mama snaps photographs.
Comforting the newly awakened baby brother, while mama snaps photographs.
Laundry hung on the line, with the help of the versatile pram, which does an admirable job of holding up heavy laundry baskets.
Laundry hung on the line, with the help of the versatile pram, which does an admirable job of holding up heavy laundry baskets.

Scenes From A Sunny Day

We’re going for gritty, real-life photographs here this week (as evidenced by yesterday’s living room shot).  Today was gloriously sunny, quite warm, and gently breezy.  Lunch on the patio, baby in the pram, kids playing for hours in the yard, dinner on the grill, and laundry on the line.  Just a perfect day. Someday – […]

Breakfast When There’s No Time To Cook

Sometimes, I think, I have things too well ordered, so that when the inevitable happens, like the children growing up and starting off in their own separate directions, it throws a monkey wrench in the whole plan.  For instance, one daughter usually makes breakfast while my barn buddy and I milk the cows in the […]

7&8/365

My mom sent us a generous Christmas gift, and we have been using it to fill up the children’s Family Fun experiences.  (That’s one of our budget categories, but we only budget our loose change. 🙂 )  The big kids have gone to see Star Wars, and the whole family went bowling yesterday.  We have […]