Sunday, September 28, 2014

And Then We Snapped - Week #8

I felt like this week was a bit nonstop. We started by taking a unplanned trip to Wisconsin. Josh's Grandma passed away so we traveled so we could pay our last respects. We ended the week with Touch a Truck and a neighborhood block party. 


The thing about chaos, is that while it disturbs us, it too, forces our hearts to roar in a way we secretly find magnificent. - Christopher Poindexter


“Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being.”
― Rumi


“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?” 
― Ernest Hemingway


“Oh, please don't go—we'll eat you up—we love you so!” 
― Maurice Sendak


“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.”
― Albert Einstein


“You have to be unique, and different, and shine in your own way.” 
― Lady Gaga

In other  crazy news, I have been taking photos for 1000 days in a row!! Really crazy when you think about it. It's funny to think that this little guy was still in my belly 1000 days ago. At this moment I have no doubt that 2000 photos in a row is possible! 


So, let's make the most of this beautiful day.
Since we're together we might as well say:
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?
Won't you be my neighbor?
― Fred Rogers

Now head on over to Mel Karlberg Photography's blog to see what amazing things they did last week. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Touch A Truck

The kids, my aunt, and I went to Touch A Truck tonight. Touch a Truck is a fun event put on by the parks department, you can check out our last years trip to Touch a Truck here. Piper has a little trouble with all the noise at Touch a Truck and she really hates the sound of hot air balloons firing up. This year she was much more brave than she was last year. She love the ice cream truck and the snow plow with Olaf the snowman on it. 

Here are a few photos from tonight's outing. 








Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Camping Trip

Last week we took a little camping trip to Palisades State Park about an half hour out of town. It was so fun. The kids had such a great time and loved everything about it. Sleeping in the tent was a bit interesting. It was Dexter's first time sleeping in a tent and Piper hasn't slept in a tent since she was one. Dexter would not sleep unless we let him hold a flash light. Piper rolled all over the tent in her sleep and by morning she was sleeping by Josh's feet. 

It sure felt good to get home and sleep in our beds but we are already planning our next camping trip!

































Sunday, September 21, 2014

And Then We Snapped - Week #7


Another week  in the books. We took the kids on a little camping trip at the end of the week and we had so much fun. I can not wait to head out on another camping trip with the kiddos. 


“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are, and then wait to hear the answer.”
― Ed Cunningham


“She may have looked normal on the outside, but once you'd seen her handwriting you knew she was deliciously complicated inside.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides


“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” 
― John Muir


“I pretend I am a princess,so that I can try and behave like one.” 
― Frances Hodgson Burnett,


"Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys.
'Cos they'll never stay home and they're always alone.
Even with someone they love."
-Waylon Jennings


“study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”
― Frank Lloyd Wright


“If you obey all of the rules, you miss all of the fun.” 
― Katharine Hepburn

Now follow the circle on over to Lori Dozier blog to see what their week looked like. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

And Then We Snapped - Week #6


Well we had a weather change this week. It got cold and it got dark. I am so not ready to start kicking up my ISO's but I know the time is near when there won't be much daylight. We still managed to get out doors and play, we just had to dress a little warmer. 



“We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.” 
― Rumi


“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. ” 
― Friedrich Nietzsche


“I have an idea that the only thing which makes it possible to regard this world we live in without disgust is the beauty which now and then men create out of the chaos. The pictures they paint, the music they compose, the books they write, and the lives they lead. Of all these the richest in beauty is the beautiful life. That is the perfect work of art.” 
― W. Somerset Maugham

Yes that is the toilet seat in the back of the car. We are in the process of potty training again.


“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” 
― Mother Teresa


And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.
- Oscar Wilde


"Be loud let your colors show 
Try to keep the madness low "
-The Avett Brothers

Playing our favorite game Simon Says. Simon just said "sing Twinkle Twinkle as loud as you can":)


I was raised up believing I was somehow unique
-Fleet Foxes

Now head over and check out Jana O'Flaherty, of Photography 2204 page and go see what her week was like:) 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

And Then We Snapped - Week #5

This week we spent a lot of time outdoors enjoying that last little bits of summer. Josh and I also took a camping trip without the kids out the the Badlands. I also shot an amazing wedding while we were out there. 

I have to say I'm looking forward to these next couple of weeks! I truly believe that September has the most amazing light! 


“I was walking along looking for somebody, and then suddenly I wasn't anymore.” 
― A.A. Milne


“Tell me, what is it you plan to do 
with your one wild and precious life?” 
― Mary Oliver


Let sculptors come to the Badlands. Let painters come. But first of all the true architect should come. He who could interpret this vast gift of nature in terms of human habi- tation so that Americans on their own continent might glimpse a new and higher civilization certainly, and touch it and feel it as they lived in it and deserved to call it their own. Yes, I say the aspects of the Dakota Badlands have more spiritual quality to impart to the mind of America than anything else in it made by man's God." Frank Lloyd Wright


“We love because it's the only true adventure.” 
― Nikki Giovanni


“Just remember to always be yourself and don’t be afraid to speak your mind or to dream out loud” 
― J.A. Redmerski


“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.” 
― Roald Dahl


“Quiet Pride:
There has never been a day when I have not been proud of you, I said to my daughter, though some days I'm louder about other stuff so it's easy to miss that.” 
― Brian Andreas


Now head on over to Nadeen Flynn |  Natural Light Photographer page to see her week. Make sure to follow the whole circle!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

And Then We Snapped - Week #4

Just another week, nothing special, which is more than okay. 


"The creative process is a process of surrender, not control."
- Julia Cameron


“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the disheveled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.” 
― W.B. Yeats


“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” 
― John Wooden


“I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen.” 
― J.G. Ballard


“Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” 
― Ray Bradbury


“Sometimes I speak to men and women just as a little girl speaks to her doll. She knows, of course, that the doll does not understand her, but she creates for herself the joy of communication through a pleasant and conscious self-deception.” 
― Arthur Schopenhauer


“Time passes too fast.
Like a hummingbird flying by,
it’s just a blur to my eyes.” 
― Amanda Leigh


Now keep the circle going and head on over to Ally's blog to see what her week looked like!