Welcome to my 365 Blog

In order to keep up with all I have going on in my life I'm combining this blog and my family blog. I will still make 1 post a day, every day. But I will use it to make a family journal/photo book at the end of November 2009 to document our year. It's just too confusing having 7 or 8 blogs to work on. Anyways, continue follow me at



Friday, October 31, 2008

Day 220


Happy Halloween! One Kindergarten Halloween Party, one Halloween Parade, one children's maze, and hours of trick-or-treating leaves three children sugar-loaded and TIRED! Keep your fingers crossed that they sleep in tomorrow.

BTW - weather couldn't have been nicer. Low 60's for trick or treating!!!! That's livin'!
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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Day 219

Just a quick snapshot of these cute little friends at their Preschool party today! It was great! Lots of fun activities mixed into their normal routine and not a lot of sugar! I absolutely LOVE our preschool! There aren't a lot of kids in a class (8-10 maybe?), they do LOTS of fun things and tuition is very reasonable! The kids pictured are in our carpool...which I also love (only having to drive once every 3 weeks?! Awesome!). Happy Halloween Eve!
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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Day 218

Today: Get Luke to school, other 2 kids to the Dr for yearly check-ups & (don't say it!) *shots*, make it home with the car running on fumes, clean house, laundry, tend to irritable children and meet their every demand out of guilt (from the shots, of course), try to check things off my never-ending To Do list, meet the bus and pray someone doesn't run over him as he crosses the street to me, make lunch, clean the kitchen while family eats lunch, clean up after family eats lunch, baby down for a nap, boys down for TV time, sort mail, more laundry and house cleaning, vote (we never know if we'll be in town on any given day so better safe than sorry), get homework and activities going for boys, threaten them with their lives for not being quiet (they wake the baby every. single. day!), clean play dough off the floor, start dinner, enjoy Aunt Mary's company, decorate Halloween cookies, clean up kitchen, bath, teeth, pj's, read scriptures, family prayer, loves all around...wait for it...wait for it...YES! Everybody is asleep!!!! Whew.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Day 217

1/60s - f 5.6 - ISO 200

We went to a friend's house today to play in their leaves. With 70 degree weather who wouldn't?! We had a ton of fun. This isn't the best shot I took. But I love the way that she's watching the leaves fall. Others are posted on my photog blog.

Would you have sacrificed DoF to get a cleaner shot of the leaves?
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Monday, October 27, 2008

Day 216

This little girl took ONE 20 minute nap today (20 minutes is even pushing it, it may not have been that long). She stayed up until midnight last night (happily, no screaming or fussing at all) and was up bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning at 7! It's about time she zonked, she's exhausted ME so I imagine she was a bit tired. I love her! Other than that...she's getting better at walking and has been jabbering in her own language complete with hand gestures. Too cute. The house is pretty well put back together after the trip and the weekend. I always feel more peace when my house isn't trashed. Tired, but with a touch of peace. Nice day all in all! Even the weather is nice - 50's/60's? Which really helped me be able to clean the house since the kids could play outside most of the day! I never complain when it's warm!
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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Day 215

ISO 200

"Indy Andy" Luke here taking a break. Indiana Jones, get it? He even has a "whapper", see? I love my boy.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

I'm Baaaccckkkk!!!!

Luke (aka Batman) at sunset. Fun Halloween-y day today!

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(All pics shot with Nikon D90 unless noted)