Sunday, December 28, 2014

52:52 A portrait a week has come to an end

Montana Creek winter hike

This was such a great challenge and I'm so happy I saw it through to the end.  As some of my regular readers know I have sputtered towards the end to finish this project, but what's important is that I finished!  It's wonderful to see how the year has played out and marvel at how much Cecilia has grown.  I think in the upcoming year the Portraits will be a monthly issue since we will be undergoing even MORE change.  We are expecting our second baby due in June!!  Thank you to all who have followed us through this project and I encourage you all to give it a try.
Happy New Year to you all,


Cookies, Milk, and Reindeer food…. Now to get some sleep


Every Christmas Eve when I was little my cousins and I would gather on the sofa in front of my Grandmother's afghan and have our pictures taken.  This is a tradition I will carry on with my family.


2nd year of Not Crying!!!! What did she want for Christmas? A candy cane =)
Patiently waiting for her candy cane 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

New Thanksgiving Traditions

Today I've been enjoying some quality time with my little one prepping for Thanksgiving while watching Gone With The Wind.  We are trying Pioneer Woman's Brining recipe for the first time and the ingredients smell delicious.  This will be the first time we host Thanksgiving and plan to celebrate it with our Juneau friends.  It's been fun piecing together the menu; anticipating tried and true family favorites that of our friends and some of our own.  

One family tradition we have (that many other families have) is sharing what we are thankful for.  I encourage you to give it a try if you don't already.  What are some things you are thankful for this year?

I am thankful for:
My loving husband
For our children
Family- passed and present
God's presence in our lives
Our church family back home
Friends- the kind that time and distance cannot corrupt
The opportunity to stay home with my kiddos & to raise them in as BEAUTIFUL a place as Alaska
For prayers answered and unanswered 

Happy Thanksgiving


"For in dreams we enter a world that is entirely our own.  Let them swim in the deepest ocean or glide over the highest cloud."  -Albus Dumbledore