Don’t you love it?

Sometimes being a mom of 3 is hard. Go figure! Especially when you want a picture of all 3 looking at the camera. Well, the other day we were playing outside and I thought I would take advantage of the shade I get on my driveway in the evening. So I sit all 3 down, get them situated, backup and snap! Look at what I got… This is literally the first picture I took! LOVE IT! Just ignore the fact that I cut Maddie’s legs off… One of the downsides to having a fixed lens and not so fast momma legs. LOL!

On this picture I used a free action called Sunshine in Your Hand. But then I lowered the brightness since it was already a pretty bright picture. No sharpening done… Just resized for web. I actually haven’t sharpened any of my photos for web… Still learning CS3 and gotta look into that.

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  1. The Farns

    That is a great shot. Which lens? Fixed 50 1.4FS? That is the next one I am going to buy. Also want CS3, but still working on Elements.

  2. Jill Cornelius

    50mm 1.8 or the Nifty Fifty as they call it in the Photograher’s World. I pining over the 24-70 2.8… I love my 50mm, but sometimes you just need to zoom in and out! Thanks!

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Don’t you love it?

Sometimes being a mom of 3 is hard. Go figure! Especially when you want a picture of all 3 looking at the camera. Well, the other day we were playing outside and I thought I would take advantage of the shade I get on my driveway in the evening. So I sit all 3 down, get them situated, backup and snap! Look at what I got… This is literally the first picture I took! LOVE IT! Just ignore the fact that I cut Maddie’s legs off… One of the downsides to having a fixed lens and not so fast momma legs. LOL!

On this picture I used a free action called Sunshine in Your Hand. But then I lowered the brightness since it was already a pretty bright picture. No sharpening done… Just resized for web. I actually haven’t sharpened any of my photos for web… Still learning CS3 and gotta look into that.

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  1. The Farns

    That is a great shot. Which lens? Fixed 50 1.4FS? That is the next one I am going to buy. Also want CS3, but still working on Elements.

  2. Jill Cornelius

    50mm 1.8 or the Nifty Fifty as they call it in the Photograher’s World. I pining over the 24-70 2.8… I love my 50mm, but sometimes you just need to zoom in and out! Thanks!

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Just trying something… My Custom Designs…

Trying out a slideshow feature I found on another blog… I’m not liking how it doesn’t show the crispness of my designs though… They look very low resolution. Hmmm… Maybe I’ll still keep checking around… What do you think? Do you have a slideshow template favorite?

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Update: I found another slideshow that will work on the sidebar of my blog… I think I like it better. Much better resolution. You can click on it to make it larger.

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  1. Julie Syvrud

    That is soooo cute! Love it! She is lookin’ so stylish! I bet that will make washing and brushing so much easier too. It’s awesome she wanted to give her hair away. Wonder if the new ‘do will bring along some new sass??? 🙂

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Just trying something… My Custom Designs…

Trying out a slideshow feature I found on another blog… I’m not liking how it doesn’t show the crispness of my designs though… They look very low resolution. Hmmm… Maybe I’ll still keep checking around… What do you think? Do you have a slideshow template favorite?

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Update: I found another slideshow that will work on the sidebar of my blog… I think I like it better. Much better resolution. You can click on it to make it larger.

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  1. Julie Syvrud

    That is soooo cute! Love it! She is lookin’ so stylish! I bet that will make washing and brushing so much easier too. It’s awesome she wanted to give her hair away. Wonder if the new ‘do will bring along some new sass??? 🙂

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Locks of Love…

Maddie has been wanting to cut her hair for quite some time now, but it has finally gotten long enough donate it. You can see how long it was in the group picture I took for our Christmas card at the top of the blog. I shared with her the meaning behind Locks of Love and she decided that she wanted to donate her hair so that other little girls that don’t have any hair can have some of hers.

I wish I would have documented the whole process… getting it washed, first cut, etc., but, well between watching it get done, holding Caleb, and making sure Haidyn didn’t get into anything, but I missed that opportunity. We did take these pictures once we got home.



Oh and here is the back … This was taken in the car right when we were leaving.


A side view , also taken in the car.


I think we will forever remember this selfless act that Maddie wanted to do. And I have to say her new ‘do’ turned out mighty cute! She loves it… She thinks it ‘feels’ CUTE!

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  1. Two Sisters

    You’ve been chatty too! I love when I check a blog and find a bunch of new pics and posts! Your kids are so cute. What a wonderful thing little miss Maddie did for another lucky little girl!

  2. The Farns

    Great shots. Really crisp and good colors. My favorite is the second one…it is sassy.

  3. Kimberly

    I love the haircut!!!! It was great to spend some time with y’all on Friday night; thanks for coming over and having dinner!!!!

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Locks of Love…

Maddie has been wanting to cut her hair for quite some time now, but it has finally gotten long enough donate it. You can see how long it was in the group picture I took for our Christmas card at the top of the blog. I shared with her the meaning behind Locks of Love and she decided that she wanted to donate her hair so that other little girls that don’t have any hair can have some of hers.

I wish I would have documented the whole process… getting it washed, first cut, etc., but, well between watching it get done, holding Caleb, and making sure Haidyn didn’t get into anything, but I missed that opportunity. We did take these pictures once we got home.



Oh and here is the back … This was taken in the car right when we were leaving.


A side view , also taken in the car.


I think we will forever remember this selfless act that Maddie wanted to do. And I have to say her new ‘do’ turned out mighty cute! She loves it… She thinks it ‘feels’ CUTE!

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  1. Two Sisters

    You’ve been chatty too! I love when I check a blog and find a bunch of new pics and posts! Your kids are so cute. What a wonderful thing little miss Maddie did for another lucky little girl!

  2. The Farns

    Great shots. Really crisp and good colors. My favorite is the second one…it is sassy.

  3. Kimberly

    I love the haircut!!!! It was great to spend some time with y’all on Friday night; thanks for coming over and having dinner!!!!

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Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall…

Recently, Caleb and myself spent the day with his cousin, Brice and Aunt Mel. Brice is 3 days younger than Caleb and is passing him up in size! After taking a break to eat, Aunt Mel had put Brice in front of the mirror and discovered that he loved looking at the little boy on the other side of that mirror. So we put both boys together to check it out and we couldn’t stop laughing and smiling at their newest discovery.

Photos courtesy of Aunt Mel since some days I do good just to get myself and 3 kids dressed and out the door! Well, and Kev got on to me for leaving my camera in the car all the time. I guess he doesn’t understand the reasoning behind that.

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  1. Anonymous

    those are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! so cute 🙂 love aunt danielle 🙂

  2. Anonymous

    HI Haidy pretty girl miss you love you aunt danielle 🙂

  3. Julie Syvrud

    Haidyn, we love your blonde curls and piggy tails! If Jameson was a girl, better believe he’d be sportin some too!

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The Middle Child

A friend recently brought to my attention the lack of posts and pictures of Little Haidyn. Our Haidy-Hoo. She’s definitely not forgotten… she’s actually our most, ummm, how do I put it? Needy? My shadow during the day? Lovie-girl? She recently turned 3 and some days it is a little more obvious than others.

Well, here she is…


Isn’t she just the cutest thing? Leave her some love and I’ll read them to her… She’s my little computer girl too! Loves looking at pictures and blogs with me. She’s always telling me to ‘click’ on the pictures so they’ll be bigger.

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  1. Anonymous

    Miss Maddie still as pretty as ever even with a space love aunt danielle 🙂

  2. Julie Syvrud

    Can’t believe one tooth left that gap! Wow! But I’m sure it will be filled with another big pretty one. And big teeth are supposed to be a good thing, right? I think so.

  3. Someone

    Hi Haidyn, You look so cute and happy in these pics! Love, Aunt KK (Kim)

  4. Two Sisters

    Sweet Haidyn…I love your piggy tails! You are a cutie!

    Love,
    Abbie and Anna Claire

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A Tooth! Or lack of…

Miss Maddie is quite a hoot! She has now lost 3 teeth. And would you believe she has pulled every one of them herself? The first one was at home and now the last two have been at school. I snapped some pictures the other day to remember how she looked after loosing a top one.



Don’t tell her, but I find it quite cute that such a big gap resulted from pulling one little bitty tooth!

Oh and excuse the lack of photography rules and messy background.

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So new…

I had the pleasure of photographing Mr. A today. He was absolutely wonderful! Rarely a peep and just went with the flow. Little man didn’t want to sleep though at first. Mama said he slept all the time, but today he thought he’d prove her wrong. I was focusing on his little hands in this shot, but I love how I captured his profile too.

Finally, as I was getting ready to leave, Mr. A tuckered out and we got this gorgeous shot of him. Gotta love it!


Almost gives you baby lust! ALMOST being the keyword here! Can’t wait to finish editing these.

**Updated to try out my new logo and an action frame I downloaded. I think I like!

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  1. The Farns

    Great shots. The black and white really make it. No baby lust though. 🙂

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