January highlights

Well, I’ve decided that rather than just pretending like I just forgot about blogging for 2014, I would spend the next 12 days (or so), attempting to highlight a month from the past year.  I am completely caught up with “work/client” pictures and January is typically really slow so I have no excuse;)

So, here are our January 2014 highlights . . .

So much snow that our driveway snow cleaning could be used as mini sled hills

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And, we had days that it was just too cold to go to school, which means it was too cold to stay outside (for very long anyway!)

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We had friends visit, nails were painted

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Love that our basement can be used to rip-stick, in-line skate & swing

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Creating car ramp obstacles, Noah & boys are always up to some sort of creative experimenting!

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And, that’s it because apparently I didn’t feel much like picking up my camera after Christmas & our Arizona trip:)

Happy Fall

Last year, I had a couple dozen photo shoots in the fall and realized I barely had a picture of my own family;(, decided to force the kids to come to a shoot with me this afternoon–it was at a cool park so it wasn’t a hardship!

And, since I haven’t posted in like 5 months, I thought I’d throw a quick one out there:)

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Blankets

The kids got blanket making kits from Grandma & Grandpa for Christmas, Grandma asked if I wanted to put them together with them, “um, no, that sounds like a great Sunday afternoon with Grandma project!”

They LOVE them, and still 5 months later and sleep with them.

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Our start to the long, cold winter

Well, another attempt at catching up . . . Jan 1-Jan 8 we were in Arizona, and as we were basking in the fabulous sunshine, our friends back home were experiencing ALOT of snow and the “arctic blast”, it was a wonderful week to be away!

Some favorite shots of the week

We hiked almost every day

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Love this one of Mom & Marian:)

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And, this is actually much scarier than it looks.  20140104_ArizonaVacation_741

We were outside of Sedona looking for the Devils Arch trail, it was not well marked and while we weren’t “lost” exactly, we were definitely not on the right trail (and not on a trail at all!).  Beneath that brush line in the picture was a huge drop off.  I freaked out after awhile and we turned back, I was praying the whole time.  The worst part, we never got to see the amazing view and feel like we need to go back!

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Horseback riding with Ez, Mari & Dad

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And, we ended the week traveling to Hoover Dam, which was awesome but we also liked the beautiful Black Canyon.  This was an old railway trail–we were convinced we would see a Mountain Goat!  We didn’t, continuing our sad trend of not seeing any animals in the wild;0.

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Family

And, for my final 2013 picture post (ugghh, it’s really April isn’t it!).

Each year we take a family picture in front of the tree or wherever, I keep each picture in a little red 4×6 album and love to bring it out and look through them and watch us all age;)

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