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. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

And Then We Snapped - Week #39


This week was a little teaser to summer so we spent as much time outside as we could.

“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?” 
― Frida Kahlo


“Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.”
— Orhan Pamuk


“No one can construct for you the bridge upon which precisely you must cross the stream of life, no one but you yourself alone.” 
― Friedrich Nietzsche


“If you reveal your secrets to the wind,
you should not blame the wind for
revealing them to the trees.” 
― Kahlil Gibran


“Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.” 
― Rumi


“Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves.” 
― James Joyce


“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” 
― Eleanor Roosevelt

Now head around the blog circle to see what Jenny from Through My Lens by Jenny has been up to. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

And Then We Snapped - Week #38


Another week of photos! We started the week with a Harry Potter Birthday Party, ended with some I Spy reading and a lot of fun in between. 


“Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.” 
― J.K. Rowling


“Life is nothing without a little chaos to make it interesting.” 
― Amelia Atwater-Rhodes


“The first thing I notice is the sky, so full of blue and the kind of brilliant white clouds that make you ecstatic to have eyes. Nothing can go wrong under this sky...” 
― Jandy Nelson


“You need not be sorry for her. She was one of the kind that likes to grow up. In the end she grew up of her own free will a day quicker than the other girls.” 
― J.M. Barrie


“We live in a world where joy and empathy and pleasure are all around us, there for the noticing.” 
― Ira Glass


“The reason we race isn't so much to beat each other,... but to be with each other.” 
― Christopher McDougall


“Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.” 
― Christopher Paolini

Now take a trip around our blog circle. Up next is Minnesota photographer Sarah Ann Photography

Monday, April 20, 2015

And Then We Snapped - Week #37


This week we took lots of trips to the park and I also used my new 16-18mm lens a ton. I did pull out the 50mm to freelens  some bubbles at the end of the week. Hope you enjoy this weeks photos! 

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”
― Muhammad Ali


“The thing about a hero, is even when it doesn't look like there's a light at the end of the tunnel, he's going to keep digging, he's going to keep trying to do right and make up for what's gone before, just because that's who he is.”
― Joss Whedon



“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” 
― Winston S. Churchill


Today was school board elections. Buddy was mad because he thought we were going boating not voting. 



“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” 

― Robert Frost



“As you grow older you will discover that the most important things that will happen to you will often come as a result of silly things, as you call them --"ordinary things" is a better expression. That is the way the world is.” 

― Chaim Potok



"Little airplane in the sky you point up at it
I watch your face as you watch it go by
Everything is perfect"

- Mason Jennings



“What a large volume of adventures may be grasped within the span of his little life by him who interests his heart in everything.” 

― Laurence Sterne


Now travel around the blog circle to see everyone else's daily photos. Up next is Allyson Wasmund Photography.

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.