first practice

My friend dubbed me an official soccer mom complete with a sweet mini-van.  I guess that is true.  I feel like a total suburbanite now. Our first practice began tonight.  Since my 3 kids practice on the same night, I was on my feet traveling the fields to watch them practice.  My 4 year old was […]

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366 Rewind

Let’s rewind another week! This week we said goodbye to our African Dwarf frogs. My cat has been in hot pursuit of these little frogs named Cute Cute and Steve.  The cat finally got to them and knocked them over, shattering their tank.  We found her hovered over the gasping frogs on the floor, teeth ready.  […]

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Scavenger Hunt Sunday

I’m hoping this week brings more time to work on my photography.  While I am working by taking a course, I am also feeling like I am starving for time to shoot due to…well, life!  I’m going to dive right in with the prompts and then go relax for the evening before the next crazy […]

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P52 Leap ahead

Leap ahead is the perfect prompt for this week.  We have hit that time of year when the after Christmas slow down turns to spring madness.   My life seems to have leaped forward this week into that place where I feel I can barely keep up with all that needs doing on a regular basis […]

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working on skills

I’m taking a workshop through Clickin Moms this month.  I am working on metering this week.  The more I delve into photography, the more I conclude that it is an art, math, and science rolled in to one.  I love really deconstructing the process.  I am learning to use a gray card this week.  Though […]

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366 Rewind

Our winter break is over, and it is bittersweet.  Time off is so restorative, and yet it is easy to crave the familiar routine.  I had a tough time working on shooting this week because there was much vying for attention.  We did get to spent a gorgeous spring-like day at a nature center with […]

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Scavenger Hunt Sunday

This week has been super busy, and I am sliding in to SHS barely.  We took the week off school, and though it would seem I had more free time, I didn’t.  The time filled quickly, but with good things.  The biggest news this week is that I got a brand new mini-van!  You know […]

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Cabin Fever P52

Even though this southern winter has been quite mild, we have still been couped up a bit.  We took this week off our home school for winter break.  Recreation is always good for the body, soul, and mind.  We decided to get out a bit today and cure our cabin fever.  We spent the day […]

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beauty from ashes

The Lenten season is once again upon us.   This season we are to reflect on upon the work Christ came to do on the cross.  Some see this time as a time of penitence, but it is also time of life and renewal as we think on Christ coming to make all things new.

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chocolate pecan pie bars

My husband loves chocolate pecan pie.  When I found this recipe for chocolate pecan pie bars several years ago, he was happy!  These are easy to make and are a great sharing recipe. You need: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cups white sugar (for crust) 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter or margarine 4 eggs […]

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