a better day


I'm doing a lot better after yesterdays happenings. Thank you for your sweet comments & encouragement. I surprise myself sometimes, for I don't usually post so frequently. Infact, I don't think I've ever posted two days in a row. Gasp! But taking and sharing photos gives me such a great feeling.

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I'm seriously considering putting a book together of all of the kids' quotes. They say the funniest, craziest, most intelligent things ever. While trying to catch a butterfly this afternoon...
"Arrr! It won't hold still! I can't catch it!" -E
"Lets just pull his wings off." -S

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The stream behind our house is gurgling over from all the April showers that keep falling. This happens to be the challenge theme over at Allie's blog.

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Oh. And I found these. Lets just say that breakfast mixed with art makes me happy. I've been looking around on this blog for a while now, and there are some really neat DIY's that I've been wanting to try. I'm hoping to get something like this up soon- so I can put up some photos in my polariod frames I made a while back.

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  1. those are aweesome pictures!! Their eyes are beautiful!

  2. Beautiful pics! Love that second one! I can see your reflection in his eyes :)

  3. that last shot is so beautiful!! great post... and I LOVE the new header!!

  4. Your pictures stun me. My favorites are the water, and the ones where you can see the reflection in their eyes.
    And I'm totally with you on the things kids say. I'm the oldest with four siblings, and I don't go a day without laughing ;)
    Glad you're recovering from the bad case of bad blogger blues. You're an amazing blogger, and probably my favorite photographer.


  5. I love all the bokeh in the water picture! Really pretty! Thanks for linking up! :)

  6. I love the close ups on E, S, and SJ's faces! I love the reflection... they are so cute!

  7. That Happy Monday photo is wonderful! And the links you gave were really neat!

  8. 1. Sounds like something my kids would say! They are crazy crazy... pulling wings off LOL!
    2. LOVE LOVE LOVE the stream photo!
    3. The polaroid and twine idea is genius!
    The kids were oo-ing and ah-ing over your pictures today too.

  9. I'm your newest follower :)
    LOVE your blog; the pictures are soo lovely.

    if you want to check out mine @ http://sunshinesongbirdsandblueskies.blogspot.com/


  10. Glad you are feeling better...and I so LOVE your reflection in those sweet eyes. Precious!

  11. Awwww... the first picture is real cute!!

  12. I am a new follower, and when I saw your blog, I was so happy! :) My family and I are also adopting from Ethiopia, and I traveled there with my dad last November. Your siblings (and the photos you take of them!) are beautiful. It makes me even more excited for the day when we get our children!

  13. I love these! The happiness on E's face in the last picture is priceless.

  14. Hello, I'm new here, from Life is too Short not to Wear Red Shoes, and I just wanted to say that I adore the pictures of the children. They are so precious and beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  15. Your siblings are so adorable! I'm your newest follower. I love your blog. I found you through "(Life is too short not to) wear red shoes"

    What lens do you have?

    My blog:

    I hope you have a great day!



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