my 365 - and then we snapped

i'm just gonna come right out and say it, i am behind and i haven't clue one as to where i am in my 365. 

for reals.

the goodish news is that school starts today.

while i will miss my kids (stop looking at me like that!! i will!!), i am looking forward to be able to sit in quiet and be able to THINK without having to deal with two arguing siblings, or deal with the newest thing they love to do. 

it's gross. 

it rhymes with harting and starts with an "f" and it happens all. day. long. 

farting ladies and gentlemen.

my kids love to fart on each other. 

well, we try to make it sound cute and call it "tooting" but it's still a smelly, smelly thing.

my son will sit on his sister's head and fart. 

then she will jump on him when he least expects it and do it right back.

then my son retaliates somehow and will tell his sister to "breathe it in nice and deep!!!"

i mean, REALLY?????

anyway...i'm just going to post some pics that i've shot recently, pretend that i'm all caught up, and enjoy my coffee without interruption...

or flatulence.

thanks for stopping by!! 

please head on over to the fantabulous jen at, jen bilodeau photography to see what she's been up to this week!


a day in the life...august sprinkler edition


summer is almost over and school is right around the corner...literally, we live thisclose to their school.

my kids have been hanging out at the pool and (occasionally) running through the sprinkler. i'm pretty sure though that this will be the last summer of sprinkler for the boy, because he's "getting too old for this ma".  :(

anyway, here's my kids playing around in the sprinkler.

thanks for stopping by!! please head on over to denise at denise cowan photography to see what she's been up to!!  if you get a chance, be sure to visit her facebook page too!!


this past week (or week 5,678,872 of summer vacation)

ok, so i have not been on here in a really really REALLY long time huh?

like, months right??


well, for those three people who follow my daily exploits (shout out to my husband who is one of them...thanks honey!!) i am going to try (emphasis on the word try) to start posting at least weekly here.


as long as my kids will give me five minutes before one of them tries to kick the other.

what was that you said??

oh, i'm so very sorry...i forgot to tell you!!

my daughter has taken to kicking her brother when she's ticked off at him, or even just randomly. apparently her 5 year old brain will shout "kick him right this minute for absolutely, positively, no real reason!! do it NOW!!!"

so she kicks him.


not. kidding.

nothing says "i love you" than a swift kick to the shin, am i right??!!

when does school start again??

all stories of our summertime kicking extravaganza aside, let me just tell you, it has been a struggle for me to keep up with my daily shooting and editing with the kids home this summer.

i so do NOT want to be a quitty mcquittington this go round, so i am hoping the amazing ladies that i have teamed up with, will help drag me to the finish line next january.

so without further ado, here is my week.  i cannot for the life of me remember what exactly number week i am in right now (hey, i have a kid who is KICKING. HER. BROTHER. people) so, let's just say it's 30 something or other.


thanks for dropping by and please complete the circle and head on over to my fabulous friend mary, of mary slone photography and see how her week shaped up!!! hopefully kicking was NOT involved.


a (very) short trip to the museum of natural history

one of the perks of living near dc, is being able to visit some pretty awesome museums...even for just a few minutes. 

the last time we were in the city (a little over month ago...or so) we hit up the museum of national history and pretty much fast walked through the whole thing in half an hour before we headed home. literally. we had to do it that quickly because we wanted to NOT get stuck in rush hour traffic  (seriously...if you've EVER lived in the dc area you know exactly what i mean). please don't feel bad for my kids!!! this is about the 4th time they've been there and we had only come into the city to meet up with my husband for a late lunch!!

anyway...we did get to visit the museum for a bit and i did manage to take a few shots here and there. 

it definitely got more colorful on the way home though...

thanks for stopping by!! please keep the circle going by visiting my friend erin!! when you have a chance, why not take a gander at her Facebook page? you won't be disappointed!!!


five minutes of her...a study in bedhead

hello there!! 
for this month's "a day in the life" post, i decided to try something different. 
this time, i went with something that i have seen done before and loved...
a series of shots that were taken in a few minutes time. 
it basically came about after seeing my daughter wake up with the craziest bedhead around. 
i had to take some shots to remember what it looked like and that's when all this happened. 

thanks for stopping by!! now please head on over to the blog of my amazingly talented friend, jeanna ludwig, to see what she's been up to!! then, when you get a chance, please check out her facebook page here!!