The house we live in has been our home for almost 3 years. And it’s been very telling in the last 3ish years that I am not the type to move in and set up house immediately. Sure, I might move around furniture to function, but we didn’t move in and immediately apply the 7 layers of decorating to our home. Some areas were attended to faster than others (any room that needed new carpet was painted before the carpet was installed) and other areas have been waiting patiently for attention while we lived our lives and watched our wallets.
Well, the almost 3 year wait is over for the living room. At the end of last year we finally painted the room and in January an epic trip to Ikea took place so we could solve the storage problem in the room.
Today I received a second Christmas card created with photos I shot! It is such a huge confidence booster to me to see people using the images in that way.
Big brother, little brother.
Yes, this is a picture of my boys putting out the trash. But what the pixels don’t show is just how eager the little one is to be like his big brother. When Fuller (now 8) was 3 he never would have heaved a bag of garbage into the can. But Tebow (now 3, going on 8) has something Fuller didn’t have- a big brother. And it makes such a difference.
Breaking out the bokeh filters.
A moment in time, spending the evening with Tebow watching Charlie Brown’s Christmas.
For the third time.
I could have spent time working on photos, cleaning the kitchen, or doing something else. But on a day like today, when the sense seems to have been knocked out of the world and when you want to hug your children tighter, watching Charlie Brown for the third time doesn’t seem like a bad idea.
Moms’ Night Out cookie exchange and tea party
Magical gingerbread swirls
It’s kind of a yearly thing for me now, the making of the gingerbread and photographing the swirls. Much more lovely than the sugar cookie dough. And if you want the gingerbread recipe, which I will swear by as the best gingerbread cookie and/ or house dough, then you are welcome to it!