letters to my sons | april | infinite love

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10/52~Personality

It’s week 10 of my 52 week photo challenge hosted by Sarah Cornish of My Four Hens Photography.  You can follow our progress here or here.  The theme this week is Personality.

Oh my Sean.  He has personality coming out of his big ‘ol ears.  He’s funny, stubborn, energetic, and laid back all at the same time.  He is a loving, empathetic, kind-hearted big brother.  He gives away hugs and kisses with abandon but isn’t afraid to push back when the he needs to. We have always called him the bipolar baby.  Tears one second, giggles the next.  Today we got giggles.

Spring is on its way so we grabbed our coats and headed outside after school.  Sean pulled out his lawn mower and immediately started trying to plow through the snow.  Needless to say, he didn’t get very far.

While I couldn’t get him to hold still for a picture (shocker) I did get a few that I adore.

This one is from this morning.  It was wacky hair day at school.  I actually got a pose and a big smile!

9/52~Color

It’s week 9 of my 52 week photo challenge hosted by Sarah Cornish of My Four Hens Photography.  You can follow our progress here or here.  The theme this week is Color.

I’m pretty sure that this week is supposed to be inspired by Spring~the changes and colors it brings.  Well, hmm.  As most of you know, Wyoming doesn’t really have Spring.  We tend to have Summer, Winter, and a few cool weeks on either side.

I got to go out to Kate’s ranch today, which is always fun.  Check her out on Facebook some time, she’s The Rancher’s Wife’s Photography.  Or you can see her blog here.

The wind was blowing, it was cold, but we had fun.  I actually took this shot as I was heading home.  Both the boys were tired and I knew from experience that a car ride would put one to sleep and keep the other quiet for a while.

It was a fun morning and while this photo doesn’t have spring-like colors I still love it.

8/52~Light

It’s week 8 of my 52 week photo challenge hosted by Sarah Cornish of My Four Hens Photography.  You can follow our progress here or here.  The theme this week is Wildcard.

I’m so happy that this week I was able to carry out the vision that I had in my head with this submission!  I actually had two ideas, but since we’ve had almost hurricane force winds and below zero temperatures, this is the one I followed through on.

This picture symbolizes light in two ways~literally and figuratively.  It’s obviously a candle, but it’s so much more.

I made these as gifts for the guests of our wedding.  Some were made so well that people tried to take a sip from them!

But, it also symbolizes the relationship between David and I.  *WARNING* mush alert!  David is the light of my life.  We have had more than our fair share of bumps in our road~the loss of his mom and grandfather and his 9 month hospital stay~were a lot for us to deal with in a short amount of time.

Yet, we persevered, we’ve moved on, and our light is still burning!  Maybe one of these days we can get a break 😉 Enjoy!

7/52~Wildcard

It’s week 7 of my 52 week photo challenge hosted by Sarah Cornish of My Four Hens Photography.  You can follow our progress here or here.  The theme this week is Wildcard.

We had sort of a wild week in this house!  We met my little sister in Cheyenne to celebrate my mom’s birthday.  Go figure, the one time we didn’t check the weather report…long story short a normally 2 hour drive took us 6 1/2.  Instead of driving west we first had to head north and then backtrack on another road.

Needless to say, coming home late Monday night made me feel like I was running behind all week.

So, here’s my Wildcard shot.  It was on my iPhone, at the sitter’s house, on the way to work.  Enjoy!

 

6/52~Emotions

It’s week 6 of my 52 week photo challenge hosted by Sarah Cornish of My Four Hens Photography.  You can follow our progress here or here.  The theme this week is Emotions.

Once again I had a plan and once again that plan didn’t turn out.  There was one day after work this week that the light was just gorgeous.  I decided to load the boys in the double stroller and go for a walk instead of breaking out my camera.  The fresh air was much needed.  Luckily, I have Saturday mornings.

Connor hit a big milestone this week.  One that is now disrupting his sleep, I think.  Yay for hourly wake up calls.

But, I’m pretty proud of him.  And he of himself.  The look of pure joy on his face when he manages to roll from his back to his stomach and then back again is contagious.  Of course, it’s a two-edged sword.  He’s growing up so fast…I’ll try not to get to mushy here.

This kid wears his emotions on his sleeve, well, his face really.  The whole thing lights up. Love this boy.  Enjoy!

5/52~Simplicity

It’s week 5 of my 52 week photo challenge hosted by Sarah Cornish of My Four Hens Photography.  You can follow our progress here or here.  The theme this week is Simplicity.

There isn’t much simplicity in my life right now.  The boys, work, house stuff, photos to edit and order….sleep.  There’s not much time to breathe.

I tried a few other ideas out for this week and nothing worked.  I don’t get home early enough in the day to utilize the little amount of natural light that makes it through my windows.  My house just faces the wrong way!

So, I made the boys endure a quick photo shoot this morning.  I know this is an old cliché, but it’s true, I never knew how much love was in my heart!  First my family, then David, Sean, and now Connor.  That smile, those cheeks, these eyes…I just melt!

This, to me, is a simplicity.  No fancy backdrop, pose, or prop.  Simple, clean edit.  I love it.  And the boy, too!

This photo was a close runner-up.  I had a hard time deciding between the two.  Sean’s already been in the contest, though, so it’s Connor’s turn.

3/52~Inspiration

It’s week 3 of my 52 week photo challenge hosted by Sarah Cornish of My Four Hens Photography.  You can follow our progress here or here.  The theme this week is Inspiration

So many things inspire me-songs, books, the view west out my front door.  But, when the theme for this week popped up, I knew instantly what I was going to post.

A friend and her husband have been trying to have a baby for 5 years.  I cannot even imagine the heart ache they felt as time passed and they saw people around them expanding their families.  Through what must have been countless doctor’s appointments, buckets of tears, and at who knows what the costs, they never gave up.

And now, they have two beautiful boys.  I got to spend a few hours with them this morning and walked away feeling just thrilled.  Thrilled because this is what they have been wanting for so long.  Thrilled because momma carried almost 15 pounds of baby for 40 weeks.  Thrilled because these little miracles have two of the most amazing parents one could ask for.

Congratulations, Mom and Dad.  Your angels are here for you to hold!