Investment, Bliss-N-Babies, Children, Families, Seniors

Friday, September 9, 2011

134/365: Moments of Joy Captured Sunshine

This was a day full of fun, starting with a senior girl photo session, then to my cousin's birthday party at the park and finally ending with seeing my sister and niece.

 Moments of Joy Captured Sunshine:

This was the sight as I returned to my parents from the photo session, my two kiddos fresh out of the bath and wrapped in towels looking out the front windows at me:

My amazing parents caught in a moment of laughter:

The sight of my children swinging at the park I grew up at, complete with the Lion drinking fountain that was there when I was a child:

133/365: My Attempt at Audrey Hepburn Sunshine

A friend invited me to her house for a bunco night with the theme "Audrey Hepburn".

My attempt at Audrey Hepburn Sunshine:

132/365: Sweet Moments with Em Sunshine

Sweet Moments with Em Sunshine:

131/365: Gymnastics Class Sunshine

Miss Em was able to enjoy gymnastics once a week for a few months while brother was in preschool and LOVED it!  On this particular day it was a "bring a friend to class" day so cousin Addie came and had fun too!

Gymnastics Class Sunshine:

129/365: Cuddly New Baby Sunshine

Daddy holding Chloe Love, our friends Sarah & Joey's new baby girl gave us definite Cuddly New Baby Sunshine:

130/365: Play-Doh Princess Sunshine

Play-Doh Princess Sunshine:

128/365: Mother's Day Sunshine

Mother's Day Sunshine:
 My wonderful kids and I

My amazing mother and I

127/365: Mother's Day Flower Sunshine

McGee made this beautiful flower for me to wear to the Spring Sing.

Mother's Day Flower Sunshine:

126/365: Spring Sing Sunshine

McGee's Spring Sing Preschool Performance, Spring Sing Sunshine:

125/365: Well Loved Books

This was one of my favorite books as a little girl © 1977 and now it is one of Miss Em's favorites as well.

Well Loved Books Sunshine:

124/365: California Poppy Sunshine

California Poppy Sunshine:

123/365: Wearing Mommy's Glasses Sunshine

Wearing Mommy's Glasses Sunshine:

122/365: Helping Make Potato Chip Sunshine

Helping Make Potato Chips Sunshine:

121/365: Dancing Sunshine

Dancing Sunshine:

120/365: Eating Ice Cream with Cousins Sunshine

Miss Em & Addie enjoying a cold ice cream treat.

Eating Ice Cream with Cousins Sunshine:

119/365: Reading Music Sunshine

McGee trying to read the music at the back of his pirate book and play it on the piano.

Reading Music Sunshine:

Monday, July 11, 2011

191/365: Goofy Faces Sunshine

My adorable family....Goofy Faces Sunshine!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

190/365: The Doctor is In! Sunshine

So did you think I had dropped off the face of the earth or even worse...quit???  I'm happy to say neither are true, but I did find the last couple of months that I had too much going on and only those things necessary for me to do for my clients or my immediate family were pushed to the top of the priority pile and sadly my little 365 blog was left behind.

Fortunately my commitment to photography and documenting all of the wonderful reasons to be thankful for everyday sunshine in our lives continued and I did stick with taking pictures daily, I just didn't have the time to share and post them!

Starting back I thought I'd post a Sunday Self-Portrait.  I get these horrible migraines sometimes that really make it difficult for me to truly enjoy much of anything to the fullest and they can stick with me off and on for a week or so as they have this past week.  In college an hour long nap usually would get rid of it, but lately I've trusted Excedrin Migraine for occasional relief and seeing the chiropractor usually helps a bit too.  Today though I was all out of migraine medicine and the chiropractor doesn't work on Sunday.  I had taken 2 Ibuprofen already with no effect and remembered that Excedrin Migraine contains caffeine.  Thus my brilliant idea was born to drink a rare Dr. Pepper which was in our fridge leftover from the past week's celebrations.  Guess what?  It helped!  My migraine was reduced to just a barely noticeable dull pain and my happy self quickly returned! :)

The Doctor is In! Sunshine

PS - don't be surprised to see numerous back dated entries as I attempt to catch up from the past 2 months!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

189/365: Fun with Friends Sunshine

A few months ago some friends and I decided we wanted to have a girls getaway.  Our weekend away turned into just a day trip, but we still immensely enjoyed our full day of shopping and relaxing at the beach, complete with good food, good reads, lots of laughs and some lasting (and painful) sunburns!  I will also add that these two friends were the ones who told me they were tired of seeing the same pictures when checking my 365 blog and urged me to start posting some new ones.  Thank you Lord for good friends who will tell it to you straight! :)

Fun with Friends Sunshine:

Friday, July 8, 2011

188/365: Papa Date Sunshine

Friday night I had lots of friends over to enjoy food, chatting and shopping for bows and headbands at my "bow party".  A great SAHM makes all of these beautiful hair accessories for girls - big and small!  Papa came down and took McGee out on a very special date - McDonald's for dinner and play, the Leatherby's for an ice cream sundae and Toys 'R Us for browsing.  Such a special night for the two of them!

Papa Date Sunshine:

Thursday, April 28, 2011

118/365: A Little Crack Sunshine

McGee watching the NFL draft with his Daddy, A Little Crack Sunshine:

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

116/365: Golden Hour in a Field Sunshine

While scouting out locations for a senior shoot I took the kids along and Miss Em was kind enough to be my stand-in model at this field...

Monday, April 25, 2011

115/365: Paper Airplane Obsession Sunshine

He's obsessed.  Completely crazy over making paper airplanes...and he makes them well!  He taught his preschool teacher how to make them and has since been making airplanes each day to send home with classmates. 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

114/365: Birthday and Easter Celebration Sunshine

We celebrated Christ being risen, Miss Em's 3rd birthday and my mom's birthday all together this Easter!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

113/365: Decorated to Celebrate Sunshine

This year I started what I hope will be a fun tradition to decorate the kids' rooms after they've gone to sleep so they'll wake up on their birthday to a festive surprise.  Miss Em slept through the entire decoration process...on the floor.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

110/365: Early Morning Bubble Sunshine

I think it was about 7 a.m., or maybe just a tad before....

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

109/365: Newborn Pull-Back Sunshine

I took a few days off from photographing the kids but I still need to post some pictures I guess huh? :)  Here is a pull-back from my first real session using my home setup.

Monday, April 18, 2011

108/365: Clean Sunshine

The kids were at Grandma & Grandpa's for a couple of days...look how clean their rooms stayed!

Clean Rooms Sunshine: