onsdag 31 augusti 2011

according to me she...

is a sweetheart

is playful

apparently a gansta´

is so very thoughtful
(making me a birthday breakfast!)

is just as silly as that guy :)

is hardworking

is a hoot to be around! 

is kinda cute :)

so very lucky

can jump crazy high!

is really good to have around...especially since she started baking :)

is beautiful...


has the exact same humor i do :)

loves, loves, loves animals!

is a fish :)

is obsessed with her phone. 

belongs on a horse!

has more energy than the energizer bunny!

has spunk!

loves to have fun!

rocks the selfportraits.

is my second shooter! 

is my one and only child and i can´t, simply can´t tell you how much i love her ♥ i am lucky to have been her mom for 12 years today!

tisdag 30 augusti 2011

first day

i have taken a "first day" photo every year since my daughter started school. she started 6th grade this month...
this year i wanted a "headshot" and an outfit shot since she made a huge effort looking older :) 
this is very much a hybrid layout. the journaling tag is from cosmo crickets digital collection called joyride. i bought it on one buck wednesday on jessicasprauge.com. the whole collection is way cute!

the clouds are from cosmo crickets digital collection called togetherness again a one buck purchase! i used a word strip from 
a free download from simple stories

in other news, i have scrapped a few vacation layouts and am almost finished with my summer mini! stay tuned :)

söndag 28 augusti 2011

the simple things #42

i could go with a few others from my daughters birthday party, but i decided on this one, because it shows more of a peek of the event. i like the perspective. 


ok, prepare for a update post on various things today :)

yesterday we celebrated my daughters 12th birthday! i know, we decided to go ahead with the party althought my husband is still not ok. but we finally had found a weekend when everyone could come and i know that won´t happen soon again. so, friday, i came home from work and got started on the preps for the party; baking, cooking, cleaning in between tending to my husband, delegating tasks to my daughter etc. by friday night i was beat! but it was totally worth it! we had a lovely time at the birthday bbq! 

and althought she did turn 12, she squealed like a real teenager when she opened her gift! 
(i would have too!)

my husband did come home from the hospital late this week and it is great to have him home, but i tend to worry about him more when he is out of the care of proffessionals. the diagnosis did indeed turn out to be a whiplash injury  that was caused by his accident this past winter. he was able to sit outside in the garden for a little while during yesterdays bbq, but he still mostly spend his days in bed with pain, feeling dizzy and sick. as he will get better, he is starting physical theraphy. 

i am shooting my last wedding of the season next week, it´s gonna be fun! i also have been pondering if i am really going to do the project life in september as i decided back in may...september is going to be F.U.L.L for us: a wedding shoot, a birthday party + another wedding. or maybe i should do it just because of that? what do you think?

in other news i am feeling not grounded. my mind is wandering all the time and i am multitasking all the time. i need to just calm down, takes my 100 meditation breaths and live fully awake and not on autopilot. 

deep breaths...

torsdag 25 augusti 2011

52 photos in 52 weeks: week 34 theme HAPPY

i have talked about the book 14,000 things to be happy about before. and as the 52 photos group have the word happy as our theme this week, i thought i´d share a few recent favorites. here are my favorites from the pages 120-131

* low-bush blueberries
* many suprises coming in one day
* little things
* cream in coffee, or half-and-half
* blankets
* watching it snow
* 50s music
* the softness of kittens feet, like raspberries in the hand
* a shade that lets in just the right amount of light
* the silence of close friendship
* smile lines
* forest walking
* kids keeping you moving
* three
* carrots growing deep
* sleep
* checking out new grocery stores
* a  candlelight parade
* a screened in gazebo
* a wife and a husband as best friends
* comfy chairs in large bookstores
* buying fresh flowers
* a reading nook
* kinderdarden drawings
* wading knee-deep in fallen leaves
* seeing rainbows
* the unmistakable message of love
* thinking good thoughts
* speaking kindly
* open-air cinemas
* fresh air after a stuffy room
* believing in yourself
* collapsing in bed and cuddling
* a soul mate
* the pure promise of adawn
* quite times

and here is my photo for this week. 

what makes you happy?

tisdag 23 augusti 2011

happy in july - a revisit

since i do need some happy in my life right now i´ll go ahead and post this prewritten post today.

i thought i´d just revisit the happy in july project
i jotted down a few things that made me happy all july and here is what i saw.
what makes me most happy is:
my family
lazy days
the pets

but my very, very favorite entry is this from july 28th

" i am happy to have seen what i have seen, and done what i have done." 

i needed a hug yesterday...

and i got it, thank you friends! 

my husband had a seizure late sunday night and we were rushed into hospital. we were both up all night and i was so tired by last night. 
the seizures stopped (thank god!), but we are still a little unsure on why he had it. we are maybe leaning to think that this has something todo with his accident in march, since he has terrible head and neckaches. he is better, but still in hospital.

thank you again for your hugs and thoughts ♥ 

söndag 21 augusti 2011

the simple things #41

this weeks simple thing will be this. yes, a photo of my very cluttered desk. you know why? it makes me so happy. i even crave it!