Halloween is on it’s way

My two girls interpret this holiday so differently and the practice rounds have begun..Here is where we are in our practice runs….

Youngest loves cute and fun Halloween costumes, this year she’s leaning towards being a deer…


She wanted to practice her look so this is our first attempt..we’ve got some ideas on how to tweak it but she was happy :)OH-Deer-Kai-2014

Oldest, on the other hand, loves to scare the living daylights out of me every year with her affinity for horror. When she was younger she decided to take over her own Halloween makeup because Mom makeup wasn’t scary enough. Her sister even told her she had to change her makeup because even though she knew it was not real the makeup freaked her out…years later we’ve got the same problem since Oldest has only gotten better at her own makeup..

This year she wants to be “Bloody Mary”

Bloody-Mary-closeup-2014-ta and she has started a makeup tutorial blog to share her talent! Make sure you swing by to check it out!


Happy Halloween Month :)

{P52} A Year In Song….Blackberries….

This morning we went to pick blackberries for the first time. My DH decided to liven things up a bit by bombarding Youngest with berries…she of coursed jumped right on that and a brief war commenced! Oldest got caught in the crossfire every once in awhile :)


This fit the week 22 theme for the TPWP52 challenge~

“You are the Sunshine in my Life”

~Stevie Wonder

Have a great week!!

Summer isn’t here just yet…

But swim season has started!

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I’ve been so busy that my camera has been neglected, luckily all of the “major projects” I was involved in at work have finished up so it was fun to take a few shots of the girls after I finished my am timer shift :).

School will be out shortly, we’re all counting down to the lazy days of summer!!


{Life +Lens} Games

This months blog theme was “Games”. Here is an image of youngest playing the Texas History Game her teacher set up..she gets extra credit for taking her picture at any historic Texas landmark holding her “Hi Teacher!” sign :) so over Spring Break we set out to play at the Birthplace of Texas.

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WOB decl room

The Meeting Room to Draft the Declaration of Texas Independence


The Declaration of Independence from Mexico

The Declaration of Independence from Mexico



The Tree that saw the Whole Story!



 Thanks for stopping by our “game”. Check out how Keli was involved in this month’s theme!



Oldest bought herself a new camera with her birthday money so she has been my companion on some recent photo walks :). Since I’m spending time explaining to her I am not really taking pictures myself, however today I decided to just use my cell phone as she was doing her thing…

It was a great reminder of the idea that the best camera is the one you have with you!

Here is a shot Oldest caught of the pup and I discussing why it would be a very bad idea to jump into the creek ;)

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It is great to see Oldest grow in photography …. the pup appreciates the walk venues ….so it was a win for all involved:)