Thursday, October 28, 2010


Declan had a mini photo shoot the other day while Alaina was napping. Since he's started school, I haven't been taking quite as many pictures of him as I have Alaina, so I wanted to catch up a little bit. I hope you enjoy!

Monday, October 25, 2010

The time has come

dun dun dun! So it's potty training time in our household and so's not going so well. She wore undies all day today and somehow only made it on the toilet twice even though I took her EVERY 1/2 hour. I would say this is the one thing I dislike about being a parent. I despise the potty training stage. It's no fun, tons of laundry, and lots of cleaning. Eventually we will be a diaper free household and it can't come soon enough! I am determined to be consistant with taking her every 1/2 hour and I've heard that it will only take a week or 2 for her to get the hang of it. I hope that's true! I believe Declan was 3 1/2 when he finally got the hang of it. I just don't know if I can do another 6 months of diapering. I just pray to have patience and understanding during the process ;o)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Quality Time

Well the past two days Alaina and I have spent ALOT of time outdoors. Yesterday we went to the park all afternoon and it was absolutely beautiful there. I tried to capture it with photos but it doesn't even compare to how it looked in real life...breathtaking. Then today, we went to a different park this morning, some stores, and then to the pumpkin patch this afternoon before picking Declan up from school.

I've managed to take well over 1100 photos this month and it will be even more once I do the wedding on the 29th. The bride told me today that she saw it's supposed to rain that day, so please pray for clear skies and some sunshine!

Anyway, I just wanted to share a few photos from our adventures these past two days...I hope you enjoy as much as I did!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

more than blessed

while putting dishes in the dishwasher yesterday morning, I looked out the window above the sink and just realized how blessed we truly are. Fall is my favorite time of the year and looking out to see all the different colored leaves on the trees behind our house, I was just overwhelmed with God's beauty. Here is a glimpse of what I get to see behind our house!

Our friends came to visit us last week and then they came back on Sunday and we ventured out with 3 adults and 6 kids to the zoo on Monday. We forgot that it was a holiday, so it was a little more crowded than we had anticipated, but it still was a good day. I forgot to take my camera (even though I sat it next to all the stuff I was taking) but hopefully I can get some pictures. The kids had a blast and all the animals were out and about.

I've been in a picture taking mood lately (I've taken almost 1,000 pictures already since October 1st), with the leaves being so pretty and the weather being so nice (well it was, this past week has been around 90 everyday). The picture of Declan and Alaina was taken yesterday. They were being so loving and cute, I'm so glad I was able to capture it!