Monday, April 13, 2015

And Then We Snapped - Week #36


Another week of photos. We started with a fun afternoon at Aunt Babs's for Easter and a rainy trip to the Zoo. Midweek I got a new lens, a tokina16-28mm, and I have been playing with it ever since.


“Have you ever noticed how parents can go from the most wonderful people in the world to totally embarrassing in three seconds?” 
― Rick Riordan


When the sun shines, we'll shine together
Told you I'd be here forever
Said I'll always be a friend
Took an oath I'ma stick it out 'til the end
Now that it's raining more than ever
Know that we'll still have each other
You can stand under my umbrella
You can stand under my umbrella
- Rihanna


“A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities.” 
― Herman Melville


“One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.” 
― A.A. Milne


“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!” 
― Hunter S. Thompson


“With everything so perfect, reality seemed somehow fragile, as if the slightest interruption could imperil her pretty future... all of it felt as tenuous as a soap bubble, shivering and empty.” 
― Scott Westerfeld


“You don't get heaven or hell. Do you know the only reward you get for being Batman? You get to be Batman.” 
― Neil Gaiman

Now travel around the circle to check out some more fun daily photos. Next up is Erica E. Photography





Monday, April 6, 2015

And Then We Snapped - Week #35


Another week! This week we enjoyed spring!


“One time I was standing on a corner in Chicago & a man stopped his car & asked for directions to a place I knew & I said that's too easy, ask me something harder & he yelled & said he wasn't playing games kid & then he drove off & I think about him sometimes & wonder if he ever got there.” 
― Brian Andreas


“It’s life. You don’t figure it out. You just climb up on the beast and ride.” 
― Rebecca Wells


“The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” 
― J.M. Barrie, The Little White Bird


“I turn and I slowly walk away and I don't look back. It has always been a fault of mine, but it is the way I am. I never look back. Never.” 
― James Frey


“There are only two mantras, yum and yuck, mine is yum.” 
― Tom Robbins

Our first trip to B & G Milky Way for the year! 


“All around you, people will be tiptoeing through life, just to arrive at death safely. But dear children, do not tiptoe. Run, hop, skip, or dance, just don't tiptoe.” 
― Shane Claiborne


“I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.” 
― J.M. Barrie

Now travel around the circle to see what Allyson Wasmund Photography has been up too. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

And Then We Snapped - Week #34


This was a fun week! Piper turned five and now has a big girl bike. I also took a trip to Minneapolis for a couple engagement sessions. Here are my favorite photos from each day.



"I wish I was a picture frame
The kind that you can get engraved
One that says 'I love you Jill'
One that says 'I miss you Jane'
Now I know you won't get scratched
Underneath a pane of glass
I wanna be a picture frame
I wanna be a photograph"
-Rabbit!



“You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and not get wet.”
― Norton Juster



“When I was a little kid I thought like a little kid, but now I'm five I know everything”
― Emma Donoghue



“Your bike is discovery; your bike is freedom. It doesn't matter where you are, when you're on the saddle, you're taken away.”
― Doug Donaldson



"In the waves of change we find our true direction"- unkown



“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”
― Ana├»s Nin



“The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.
They're in each other all along.”
― Rumi

Now head over to Mel Karlberg Photography's page. I peeked and her photos this week are so fun! 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Happy Birthday Pipe!!

My little girl turned 5 today, so we of course had to do her Birthday interview. Here is what she had to say.

How old are you? 4, I mean 5!

Who is your best friend? Tyler

What is your favorite thing to do? Play with my pet shops

What is your favorite color? Pink

What is your favorite food? Macaroni

What do you like to do with your family? Go to the children’s museum

What is your favorite toy? Barbies

What do you want to be when you grow up? A teacher princess

What makes you happy? When Dexter is silly

What makes you sad? When I bump my leg

What is your favorite song? Taylor Swift Songs

What is you favorite show to watch? Cinderella

What is your favorite book? Chrysanthemum

What is your teachers name? Mrs. Nagel

What do you love to learn about? School, I like to do work sheets

What was the best part of your birthday? When I open presents

Where do you like to go? The Mall

What is your favorite treat? Cupcake Goldfish

What do you think about before you fall asleep?  My Bunny

If you could meet someone famous who would it be? Babs

What was your favorite birthday present?  The Russell Tree House

What is your favorite memory from when you were 4? Eating Ice Cream and Cake


Happy Birthday Girly!!! Hope you had a great day! I know you are going to love being a five year old:)

Monday, March 23, 2015

And Then We Snapped - Week #33

We started this week with our first outside Popsicle of the year and ended it with a birthday party for an almost 5 year old.

“One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is to have a happy childhood.” 
― Agatha Christie

The first outside Popsicle of the year!


 “Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.”  ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“My dad used to say that living with regrets was like driving a car that only moved in reverse.” 
― Jodi Picoult


“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.” 
― Stephen Hawking


“The weird thing about houses is that they almost always look like nothing is happening inside of them, even though they contain most of our lives. I wondered if that was sort of the point of architecture.” 
― John Green


“Maybe it was true, and being a girl could be about interest rates and skinny jeans, riding bikes and wearing pink. Not about any one thing, but everything.” 
― Sarah Dessen


“Laura felt a warmth inside her. It was very small, but it was strong. It was steady, like a tiny light in the dark, and it burned very low but no winds could make it flicker because it would not give up.” 
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

Now head around the circle to see what Indira Klotzer has been up to. Her photos are always such a treat!

Five Years Old Tomorrow

My little girl turns 5 tomorrow. She is growing into such an amazing person. She has an amazing sense of humor, she's caring and empathetic, she's so bright and just so much fun to be around. Here is a look back on her year as a 4 year old.













































Monday, March 16, 2015

And Then We Snapped - Week #32


This week was awesome. As you will see we spent as much time outside as we possibly could. We know this time of year that beautiful weather can be fleeting so we binged. 


“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” 
― Phil Jackson


“They say: Think twice before you jump. I say: Jump first and then think as much as you want!” 
― Osho


“She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn't boring.”
— Zelda Fitzgerald


“Happiness is such a fragile thing, isn't it? So easily burst, like a bubble blown by a child, and always on the verge of being carried away.” 
― Nenia Campbell


“The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.” 
― Jean-Paul Sartre


“It’s a pretty good zoo,” 
Said young Gerald McGrew, 
“And the fellow who runs it 
Seems proud of it too.

But if I ran the zoo,” 
Said young Gerald McGrew,  “I’d make a few changes. That’s just what I’d do."

- Dr. Seuss



“It is St Patrick's Day and here at Scranton, that is a huge deal... It is the closest that the Irish will ever get to Christmas.” 
― Steve Carell

Now head around the circle to an amazing Minnesota photographer, Sarah from Sarah Ann Photography