Saturday, May 30, 2009


Eric and I put the crib together today!! I think it looks great against the green wall and with the bedding. Now all we need is to get a mattress and then I can show the whole thing. Until then, here is a sneak peek.


Friday, May 29, 2009



If there is an article of clothing on the bed, she must sleep on it - even if only a little.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009



Athena used to love sleeping on this bookcase when we lived in the rental house. Once we moved here, it was moved into the guest room and had tons of books that prevented her from napping. Saturday we moved the bookcase into the office (because the guest room will now be known as the baby's room) and Athena wasted no time getting up onto the shelves before I had the chance to fill them again.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Lazy Sunday

Lazy Sundays call for napping on the couch.


Friday, May 22, 2009

Happy Friday

I hope everyone has a lovely Memorial Day Weekend!!

black and white

Taken Wednesday at 24wks 4dys

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Four Years

4 years

Taken on May 21, 2005

Photo by Phillips Photography

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Food Photography

I have taken some shots of food before, but always as a last minute, right before I sit down to eat kind of thing. This past Saturday I went to Tracy's house and she, Momma, and I had ourselves a food photoshoot. Here's some of what we got:

time for tea

strawberry salad

chai from above


cup of tea

strawberry salad

chai tea

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

K & Metal

Weekly Words Challenge 2009
(archives again)


K is for keyboard


K is for kiss



Metal kitchen utensils


Metal pots and pans


Want to participate in the Weekly Words Challenge? Head on over to Tink to get the details.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Shutter Envy

shutter envy

I got this really cute camera necklace from Arete on etsy.

I ♥ etsy.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Tippy Toes

tippy toe

One of the groups I participate in on Flickr challenged people to take a photo with the theme of 'tippy toes'. Here is my shot. I love the expression on Stella's face.

23wks 4dys

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009



My rosebushes have exploded, so yesterday afternoon I snipped a bunch and put them in mason jars to give to our neighbors. I wish I could keep some in the house, but Athena is a fiend when it comes to any kind of plant. She will not rest until she has eaten every last bit.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bokeh & Heart

Weekly Words Challenge 2009


I love shots with good bokeh.

coming home

clamp bokeh

This next one was actually taken by Eric, but the bokeh is great!




i heart you

And finally, a photo with heart bokeh.


Want to participate in the Weekly Words Challenge? Head on over to get the details from Tink.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Saturday Cookout

This past Saturday we went over to our neighbor's house for a cookout. BJ and Amy have a big charcoal grill and we prepared the following food:

surf n turf

Chicken Kabobs with Peppers and Onions
Corn on the cob
Potato Wedges
Garlic Bread

the whole spread

I also made a strawberry pie from some farm fresh berries. We ate the pie before I got a chance to take a photo, so I'll leave you with a photo of the berries that I took when we got them, and an in process pie shot.


makings of a strawberry pie

Needless to say, we ate ourselves silly that night.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


This is the cradle Eric used as a baby. His mother has been saving it to pass down. We picked up when we went to Knoxville last weekend and set it up in front of the bay window in our bedroom. I really love it.