Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Project 365 Day 158 - 179

Due to a Vacation to Northern Minnesota, weddings and other summer fun I have gotten behind on editing and blogging daily photos. I'm doing my best to catch up today.

Day 158

“You will hear thunder and remember me,
and think: she wanted storms...” 
― Anna Akhmatova

365 Day 159

“And, of course, there are the perfect day, perfect moment, perfect life dreams that come sometimes and make a person hit the snooze button for hours, trying to go back to sleep and make the perfect moments last.” 
― Ally Carter

365 Day 160

“Ninjas don't splash other ninjas," "The true ninja doesn't make a splash at all." I said.” 
― John Green

365 Day 161

“Oh the places you'll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all.” 
― Dr. Seuss

365 Day 162

“Don't you wish you could take a single childhood memory and blow it up into a bubble and live inside it forever?”
― Sarah Addison Allen

365 Day 163

“Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.”
― Neil Gaiman

365 Day 164

“’Take care, my little ones, for the world is big and you are small. never forget … even the grandest of trees once had to grow up from the smallest of weeds.”
-Eliza Wheeler


365 Day 165

“When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.”
― Mark Twain

365 Day 166

“I remember going swimming as a child and making a wish before I jumped into the pool. [...] I'd stretch my arms out, as if I were sending my thoughts right into space. I'd make my wish, then I'd dive into the water. I'd say to myself, "This is my dream. This is my wish," every time before I'd dive into the water.”
― Michael Jackson

365 Day 167

“That is the earth, he thought. Not a globe thousands of kilometers around, but a forest with a shining lake, a house hidden at the crest of a hill, high in the trees, a grassy slope leading upwards from the water, fish leaping and birds strafing to take the bugs that lived at the border between water and sky. Earth was the constant noise of crickets, and winds, and birds”
― Orson Scott Card

365 Day 168

"If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water." -Loren Eiseley

365 Day 168

“You never fail until you stop trying.”
― Albert Einstein

365 Day 169

At a little wooden cabin
Up in northern Minnesota
We ran together down to the dock
And you jumped right off it

And from out in the water
You called me to join you
And I said, "Baby, I cannot swim
If I jump, I'll surely drown you"

You said, "Life has no limit
If you're not afraid to get in it"
And oh, baby, I jumped to you
Since then there's nothing I can't do
-Mason Jennings

365 Day 170

Miles and miles the wheels are still in spin
We’ve seen it all arise and fall again
You and I still the best of friends
It’s almost over now
And it’s almost over now
-Carolina Story


365 Day 171

Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that's why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right.
Wade Boggs

365 Day 172

“People with dimple have a divine role in this universe: smile!” 
― Toba Beta


365 Day 173

“Close friends are truly life's treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone.”
― Vincent van Gogh

365 Day 174

“The more you love,the more love you have to give.It's the only feeling we have which is infinite...”
― Christina Westover

365 Day 175

“You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don't help.”
― Bill Watterson

We had a bad day. The kids accidentally left their Big Wheel Bikes by the garbage can today and the garbage man took them. Piper also had one of her baby bunnies in on the bike and that is gone too. We're all super bummed out and there were lots of tears tonight.

365 Day 176

“Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.”
― Clare Boothe Luce

Post dollar dance photo at KayJay and Josh's wedding. As you can see by the grooms face the bride's side won.

365 Day 177

“I sometimes wake in the early morning & listen to the soft breathing of my child & I think to myself, this is one thing I will never regret & I carry that quiet with me all day long.”
― Brian Andreas

365 Day 178

“The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air.”
― Wilbur Wright

Sunday, June 7, 2015

And then We Snapped - Weeks # 43 and #44


 As the summer starts rolling it's getting harder to make my monday evening deadline for this blog. I may end up blogging more randamly as summer moves on.  We had a couple of great weeks here. It's fun to look at these photos and see how much the weather fluctuated. I do think summer is now here to stay and I couldn't be more excited! I also shot my first wedding of the season and it was a great one. 

I hope you enjoy a peek at the past two weeks around here.
365 Day 144

“Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?”
― Rumi

365 Day 145

“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.”
― Harper Lee

365 Day 146

“I should like to bury something precious in every place where I've been happy and then, when I'm old and ugly and miserable, I could come back and dig it up and remember.”
― Evelyn Waugh

365 Day 147

“And he grew and grew strong as a boy must grow who does not know that he is learning any lessons, and who has nothing in the world to think of except things to eat"
― Rudyard Kipling

365 Day 148

“If growing up means it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree, I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!”
― J.M. Barrie

365 Day 149

“The most significant gifts are the ones most easily overlooked. Small, everyday blessings: woods, health, music, laughter, memories, books, family, friends, second chances, warm fireplaces, and all the footprints scattered throughout our days.” 

― Sue Monk Kidd

365 Day 150

“I wonder if God created man because He was disappointed with the monkey.” 

― Mark Twain

365 Day 151

"this is the first day of my life
I'm glad I didn't die before I met you
But now I don't care I could go anywhere with you
And I'd probably be happy"

-Bright Eyes

365 Day 152

“True beauty is not related to what color your hair is or what color your eyes are. True beauty is about who you are as a human being, your principles, your moral compass.” 

― Ellen DeGeneres

365 Day 153

"And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparkling." - Shanti 

365 Day 154

“Stop yelling. If everyone’s yelling, no one can be heard.” 

― Jennifer Donnelly

365 Day 155

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” 

― Rumi

365 Day 156

“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.” 

― Charles Dickens

365 Day 157

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” 

― Jack Kerouac


Now take a trip around the circle. Up next is Ally from Ally Wasmund Photography

Monday, May 25, 2015

And Then We Snapped - Week #42



Just an average week of daily photos. Trips to the playground and cowboy cookouts.

365 Day 137

“You'll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.” 
― Charles Chaplin

365 Day 138

“The unicorn lived in a lilac wood, and she lived all alone. She was very old, though she did not know it, and she was no longer the careless color of sea foam but rather the color of snow falling on a moonlit night. But her eyes were still clear and unwearied, and she still moved like a shadow on the sea.” 
― Peter S. Beagle

365 Day 139

“Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing.” 
― Kenneth Grahame

365 Day 140

“There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

365 Day 141

“All of you cowboys, fight for your land.” 
― Woody Guthrie

365 Day 142

“All the world's a stage, 
And all the men and women merely players; 
They have their exits and their entrances; 
And one man in his time plays many parts, 
His acts being seven ages.” 
― William Shakespeare

365 Day 143

“I want to be magic. I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile. I want to be a friend of elves and live in a tree. Or under a hill. I want to marry a moonbeam and hear the stars sing. I don't want to pretend at magic anymore. I want to be magic.” 
― Charles de Lint

Now head around the circle to see what Kelly from Kelly Jacobi Photography has been up to. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

And Then We Snapped - Weeks #40 and #41

I missed posting last week so you get 2 weeks of daily photos! Life has been good here, we've made a few visits to Minnesota to spend time with my family and my husbands family. We've also had a lot of wonderful outside time which we love.
365 Day 123

“Childhood memories were like airplane luggage; no matter how far you were traveling or how long you needed them to last, you were only ever allowed two bags. And while those bags might hold a few hazy recollections—a diner with a jukebox at the table, being pushed on a swing set, the way it felt to be picked up and spun around—it didn’t seem enough to last a whole lifetime.” 
― Jennifer E. Smith


365 Day 124

“Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.”
― Garrison Keillor

365 Day 125

“What a strange thing!
to be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.”
― Kobayashi Issa

365 Day 126

“Always focus on the front windshield and not the review mirror.”
― Colin Powell

365 Day 127

“One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer

365 Day 128

“Every act of perception, is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination.”
― Oliver Sacks

365 Day 129

The camera should be like the notebook of a trained reporter, to record events as they happen, without trying to stop them to make a picture. - Stefan Lorant


365 Day 130

“It was as though I saw for the first time that
life could branch into different paths, take different directions.” 
― Ally Condie

365 Day 131

“Love may not be enough to wake a child in the morning, dress him, and get him to school, then to feed him at night, bathe him, and put him to bed. Still, can any of us imagine a childhood without it?” 
― Andrew Bridge

365 Day 132

“Childhood is the one story that stands by itself in every soul.” 
― Ivan Doig

365 Day 133

“The less people know, the more stubbornly they know it.” 
― Osho

Buddy and the dinner stand down. 

365 Day 134

“Life is more fun if you play games.” 
― Roald Dahl

365 Day 135

“It is fun to have fun but you have to know how.” 
― Dr. Seuss

365 Day 136

“Rocks in my path? I keep them all. With them I shall build my castle.” 
― Nemo Nox

Now travel around the blog circle. Up next is an amazing woman who also happens to be an amazing photographer. Go see what Cynthia Dawson Photography has been up to.