Thursday, February 28, 2013

365 in 2013 {february}

February 1:  Free at Last
(Fifth Grade recited Dr. King's speech today)
February 2:  Cleaning Day (Yikes!)
February 3: Better than Beyonce
(Tess entertained us during the Super Bowl power outage)
February 4:  No Birds Bathing Here
 February 5:  Closer Look
February 6:  Picking Up Wednesday Dinner
(taken from the car with my iPhone)
 February 7:  Everything That Has Breath
February 8:  Friday Night at Home
 February 9:  Nick's Roommate
February 10:  Sabbath Rest
February 11:  Cut and Color
 (Congrats to the wonderful Lyndi Hundman on the opening of Indigo City Salon)
February 12:  I ♥ Bokeh
February 13:  Lenten Food for Thought
 February 14:  Be Mine
February 15:  Just One
(Okay, maybe two...)
February 16:  Bookstore Date
February 17:  Family Name
February 18:  Rainy Night Flannel.
February 19:  Closing Prayer
 February 20:  Window of Truth
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.
Titus 2:11
February 21:  Escape of our Class Mascot
 February 22: But God
Spirit Week 2013
Cornerstone Christian Acdemy

But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,
He saved us
not because of righteous things we had done
but because of His mercy.
Titus 3:4
February 23:  Little Hands and Feet
February 24:  National Fake Mustache Day
(I may or may not have worn this for a brief time at church today.)

February 25:  Bleak Midwinter

 February 26: Through My Windshield
Fat raindrops in the morning. Sloppy snow by afternoon.
No, I wasn't driving.
February 27: Walking in a Winter Wonderland
February 28:  Parachute Pictures
February is complete.
Small and sweet.
One day I'd be eager to see tulips blooming.
The next, I was hoping enough snow would fall for school to be cancelled.
Now that's it's over...
Bring on spring!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

preston and brothers.

Oh the magic of having Mommy nearby,
while Mr. John makes funny faces and monkey sounds behind the photographer's head.
Works like a charm!
The last time we were at Preston's house,
fall was approaching.
He was a wee little thing snuggled in a basket.
Just a few months later, he's crawling everywhere and trying to pull himself up.
Even though he's grown so much,
he still has those deep liquid eyes and sweet, sweet smiles.

We had beautiful morning sun pouring through the windows.
Big brother Zachary took a look outside and told us all about the snow,
while Gavin taught his dad how to play chess.
(I love the thoughtful expression on his face.)
At nine months old,
Mr. Preston is not too sure about the whole walking thing...
but we'll be back in June for his one year pictures.
Maybe by then, he'll feel differently about being on his feet.

Friday, February 8, 2013

get some yum.

 In case you live in the Bloomington/Normal area and haven't heard,
Sugar Mama Bakery officially opened its doors last week.

Before the official grand opening,
friends and family gathered to celebrate, and we caught a few images of the event.




Be sure to stop in at Sugar Mama for some yum.
These two are just trying to figure out what flavors will be served at their wedding.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

in between.

Posing little ones can be an exercise in patience.
Getting the perfect composition, with beautiful natural light, and a willing toddler
is a tall order.
In the end, my favorite images are usually the ones caught in between.
Like these.
Life is more authentic "in between."
Dontcha think?