We used to take a family picture on our wedding anniversary each year – nothing formal, usually in the front yard, tripod and timer. Here are the first five years. A picture in the front yard sounds so simple, but it was always complicated – everyone at home, matching clothes or random, contain the . . . → Read More: Our Family Photo Shoot
I went on the hunt for a photo from my childhood last night. It turns out the photo isn’t on this computer, but I stumbled upon pictures of the boys dressed to celebrate the start of the football season as newborns. Such cute little guys in their Steelers onesies. So my focus switched to . . . → Read More: Football Season has Arrived
My aunt and uncle brought my Grandma Julie to visit at the end of the year (they live in Erie). I love spending time with my Gramm and I am so happy when she is able to spend time with my children so they get to know her. She played with the kids in the . . . → Read More: A Short Visit with Grandma Julie
I haven’t been blogging much recently because I have a lot on my mind and it’s not the sort of stuff I usually talk about in this space. I have come to the realization that the internal struggle I have had over the past few weeks has a direct impact on my children and therefore, . . . → Read More: Sometimes the past comes creeping back
As a mother I make choices every day that affect my children.
Should I fold the laundry or read to the kids? Put them in front of the TV so I can have some quiet time or build towers and play games with them? Stay inside and get stuff done or go outside and play? . . . → Read More: I Chose Wisely and Had Fun Too
Today and all days, I am most thankful for family and moments like these.
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This is my Grandma Lois (my Dad’s mom) with my brother and me. She is the reason that we packed up the kids and drove a long way for a day to attend my cousin Kim’s wedding. I can’t remember the last time I saw my cousin Kim – I would guess it’s . . . → Read More: Grandma Lois
I started 2009 with Project 365 and I’m so glad I took on the challenge. Did I miss days? Yes. But I think overall I missed less than 20 days. I used a binder designed for this project that t includes slots to print – yes, actually print out the pictures so you can . . . → Read More: Project 365 – A Picture a Day
Five years ago today I became Mrs. Scott Connelly. We started dating in October 2003 after being fixed up by our friend Natalae. Scott proposed in March 2004. We closed on our house in June and focused on making it move-in ready. Everyone kept asking for a wedding date so on July 12th, we . . . → Read More: 5 Years and Our Family of 5
Just over one year ago, the week before my birthday, I made a comment to Scott about turning 35 and he quickly replied that I was already 35 and I would be 36 that weekend. I felt like I had lost a year of my life…not quite as dramatic as it sounds. At this . . . → Read More: Life Changes Fast