Last night was the first time in days that our family has been able to regroup. I had been away from the family for four consecutive nights which was hard. Last night meant being back amidst the loud singing of Gigi, running through the house, reminding for the millionth time “no jumping on the couch”, and sweeping up the intentionally and unintentionally dropped food from the twins’ highchair trays.
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When we’re needing a change for lunch (or when I’ve forgotten to throw the ingredients into the bread machine early in the morning), I announce for all to hear, “Today we’re having a tapas party!” I always get cheers from wherever the girls are in the house that can cheer. And then everyone runs into the kitchen to help out.
The secret to taking great photography begins before you raise the camera to your eye. Here’s a quick tip to try that will increase the interest and movement of your photography.
This is a marathon week for us. Two really big things actually. The wedding I’m shooting (my first!) is this Saturday. You remember the bride’s bridal shower I shot in early fall? Lots of planning, prepping, and preparing are happening when I get quiet moments during the day. Thankfully the nervousness is turning into excitement now.
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The “All Dolled Up” Tote. The perfect gift for any girl. You can see exactly where everything is in there. It is dainty and small, closes with velcro, and is already being loved by Johanna.
Last night I found out that I had been nominated for Babble’s Top 50 Mom Blogs for 2010! That is pretty thrilling. Thanks for the votes! I’ve been moving up in the ranks over night and would be so happy to make it into the top 50.
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In an attempt to focus on Christmas’ true meaning, I’m beginning to act on my “Christmas giving plan” now so to not be rushed in a month in preparing the homemade gifts for my children, family, and neighbors.
And so the Crafted by Hand series of homemade, meaningful gift tutorials has began at the Sleepy Time Gal!