Saturday, March 23, 2013

Sunday March 17, 2013.
Blue -

Monday March 18, 2013.
Thankful -
That I finished inventory early enough to spend some time playing board games with two of my boys in front of a warm fire.  (even if I did loose all three games!)

Tuesday March 18, 2013.
I Caved -
With a ferocity that wasn't pretty, I caved.  

Tuesday March 20, 2013.
Goodnight Spring -

Wednesday March 21, 2013.
Kitchen Shadows -

Friday March 22, 2012.
In the Depths -
If you look closely, I'm there.  A faint reflection behind the glitter and within depths of a picture taken long ago.  This is me.  I am the depth of my past and the glitter of my future.

Saturday March 23, 2013.
Fulfilled -
There were many days I didn't think I would make it, there were even more days that I wondered why I was even bothering.  Today I fulfilled my commitment to myself; 365 days of capturing my life, my story - because my story is enough.

The End. 

Saturday March 9, 2013.
Little Camera,
Little Pictures,
Little Moments. 

Sunday March 10, 2012.
A Sign -
I've learned that life offers you signs in many different forms - the trick is to be open and ready to see them.  Today, on the way to visit my father for his birthday, I was ready.  As we sped past at 100 kilometers and hour, I saw this sign and was reminded of the gift it is to be a girl - a reminder that stayed with me for the rest of the day.  

Monday March 11, 2013.
Sketches -
Charlie has had an art attack.  Every day he was marking his doodles all over any piece of paper he could find. I didn't want his creative efforts to be get lost amid the sea of papers in our house so I bought him a sketch book.  "Do you want to draw with me?"  he asked last night.  And so, I drew him, with him.    

Tuesday  March 12, 2013.
Hidden - 
Was she hiding from me or me from her?  

Wednesday March 13, 2013.
Chillin' -
Auntie Cindy took the boys to Glen Eden to go tobogganing today.   They came home tired and ready to relax for the night.  

Thursday March 14, 2013.
At Home -
An attempt to heal to heal my frostbitten feet has me off work this week.  I used my extra time to create some spring decor for my home.  By the end of the I realized that I am no longer a stay at home mom.  I need the interaction and the mental stimulation that work provides.  Yeah, it shocked me too.  

Friday March 15, 2013.
Life with Teens -  

Saturday March 16, 2012.
Ready for Spring -

Sunday March 17, 2013.
Tormented -
Poor Sam - despite being teased by the neighborhood cats and tormented by the squirrels he continues to guard our window with soldier like intent.  

Sunday March 3, 2013.
Lazy Sunday -
As I come to the end of another 365, I know there has to be a break.  The project that once brought me so much satisfaction has started to feel like a chore.  So in order to recapture my love for photography and my ability to reflect with gratitude, I have take a break.  The Break.  It makes me a little sad, and fills me with anxiety because I wonder if without the formal commitment of my 365 will still capture the everyday moments.  The mundane, small bits and pieces that when  put together tell a story that is uniquely extraordinary.  

Monday March 4, 2013.
Happy Birthday -
He has been my best friend for 23 years.  Beside each other, we have faced challenges and celebrated joys.  We've grown up.  I've watched him become the man he is today, and on his birthday I took some time to think about all the ways in which he is evolved.  At mid life, he has become a paradox: content but driven, proud but graceful, independent but emerging as a leader.
I am so thankful for him.  Happy Birthday Baby.

Tuesday March 5, 2013.
Just Like Dad - 
This boy loves his Dad.  

Wednesday March 6, 2013.
Spring Fever -
The longer, brighter days have my cats Twitterpated.  They have been  following  us around begging for love and attention with their loud cries. And when they do find a lap to sit on, they insist on loving us back with an your face nuzzle that leaves you covered in fur.

Thursday March 7, 2013.
Comfort -
Still in our bed from last nights bad dream, I started my day with an early morning Charlie cuddle.

Thursday March 7, 2013.
An Hour - 
Josh went with me to watch Charlie's indoor soccer game which meant that I had my boy of few words alone for an hour.  

Friday March 8, 2013.
Morning Crafts -
Most mornings we get out of the house without any mishaps.  Get up, get the kids up, make coffee, make lunches, drink coffee/visit with John, get breakfast for Charlie (usually a frozen waffle, a bowl of cereal or instant oatmeal),  remind Charlie to brush his teeth, shower, get dressed, remind Charlie to brush his teeth, makeup, blow dry, remind Charlie to put socks on,  make sure bag is packed,  and out the door.
This routine, or some variation of it is how most morning go.  Except when it doesn't - like when while eating his frozen waffle Charlie reminds me that he wants to make a tinfoil crown for England day at school.
Tin Foil crown?  Morning crafts?  THIS is not part of the routine - a routine that goes like clockwork and leaves no room for construction paper, glue and scissors.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

February 2, 2013.
Charlie Town - 

February 2, 2013. (second shot.)
Tired -

February 3, 2013.
Sunday Moments -

February 4, 2013.
Rainbow -

February 5, 2013.
Sweet Sam -

February 5, 2013. (second shot)
Under the Weather -

February 6, 2013.
Some Days I Barely Recognize Her -

February 7, 2013.
Come Together -

February 16, 2013.
A Much Needed Road Trip - 

February 16, 2013.
arrived -

February 17, 2013.
Morning Vitamin C -

Saturday, March 2, 2013

February 18, 2013.
Family - 
We spent family day at our favorite place, Valens Conservation Area.  We are so comfortable there, it feels like going home each time we visit.  

February 19, 2013.
Time for a Trim -
Preserving the life of the cut flowers I got for Valentine's Day.

February 20, 2013.
Focusing on the Details -

February 21, 2013.
Cracked but not Broken -

February 22, 2013.
Date Night -
The restaurant was uncomfortably loud.  The food was mediocre and overpriced.  But the date: the date was everything a date should be.

February 23, 2013 - missed.

February 24, 2013.
Papa's Big Day -
Happy Birthday to a special man.

February 25, 2013.
Waiting -
For me waiting always equals worrying.  I made my second trip to my doctor for the frostbite that has developed on my feet.  I felt better after seeing him despite the fact that he cringed when he saw my feet and used words like severe, not normal.  Now, I wait to see a specialist.

February 26, 2013 -
Good Morning (not uploaded to the blog.)

February 27, 2013.
Vintage -

February 28, 2013.
Soulmate -
A dozen years ago, I gave my husband this stone.  He has kept it in his pocket ever since.

March 1, 2013.
Mantra for Motherhood -

February 13, 2013.
If I was your Mom - you too would be photographed while trying to brush your teeth. 

February 13, 2013. (second shot)
I was taking some self portraits when Sam decided to get in the picture.  I guess he was upset I didn't catch him while he was brushing his teeth.

February 14, 2013.
Happy Valentine's Day -

February 15, 2013.
Morning Belly Rub -