Monthly Archive: February 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday – 2.27.11

Ashley at Ramblings and Photos hosts this weekly scavenger hunt. Go check out her blog (its awesome) and link up if you’d like to join in!


1. Capture the Sky (I had to go to the archives for this one)

2. Everyday – Collin uses this ride on truck every single day. He drives to work, he “fixes” it with his tools, he goes to the drive thru… his adventures are endless on this thing!shs2

3. Furry – Our kitty Cooper. He was missing for 8 days, came home, and now its as if it never happened. Thank goodness!shs3

4. Life – We have a few of these bushes around our home. It just amazes me that when we have 4 feet of snow on the ground they can still prosper and grow these beautiful red winter berries! shs1

5. Blurred – Another normal occurrence around here – lots of running! Collin was more than happy to run by me “so fast” so I could capture this blurry motion. shs5

Thanks for visiting! Have a great Sunday!

Buzz Lightyear – to the rescue!

We had an exciting day Thursday and Collin is still talking about it. What started off as an early morning turned into an exciting trip into the city – on the train, where we had lunch then saw Disney On Ice: Toy Story 3. It was great!

Collin was SO excited to ride the train. He loves it and up until the show he kept asking to continue riding. He’s so darn cute.

Here he is already sick of my camera (and as a disclaimer, I charged up the crappy point and shoot for this excursion…):cjdisney1

Grandpa gave Gaga (grandma) his blessing to spoil the grandchildren with an overpriced toy at the show. Collin picked out a Buzz Lightyear toy of course.cjdisney2

And it does this:cjdisney3

We got a glimpse of all The Toys and No, I did not get teary eyed at the end. No way.



Collin was so good. He had no nap but was really, really well behaved, stayed with us, ate lunch in a strange crowded place, and had a lot of fun. My sweet boy – I love doing these types of things with him! What a fun day!

Live Every Moment – “Blue”

My “office” is in our finished basement, where many of Collin’s toys and other various sources of entertainment have migrated. While I was trying to come up with something for this week’s “blue” theme I was looking around and saw a large bin of crayons he’s constantly using. I had a couple of ideas before I finally settled on this one…


My friend Tara over at Live Every Moment hosts a photography challenge every Friday. If you have a “blue” photo to enter go link up!

Cookin’ up some good times.

Collin and I enjoyed a play date yesterday with some friends who he hasn’t been able to see in a long time. It was a lot of fun and when we left he asked when he was going to go back. I love that; I love hearing how much he enjoys playing with his friends – even the ones he doesn’t get to see all that often, and it pains me to know it will probably be another long stretch before we can get together again.


I go back and forth so often between wanting to work full time during the day, as a teacher or a para or something like that, versus finding something from home or something to do at night so I can spend my days with my boy and do the things I want to do with him. Of course, my ideal situation would be that the photography thing really takes off and I can make an income from that, but I hardly doubt that will be immediate. It is going very well, but not quite to that point.

It is so hard to make these decisions that will impact the rest of our lives. We need me to have an income, there is no question about that, but I will never get this time back with Collin and as he gets older he will never have the same freedom to play throughout the day and keep up with his pals. I think I know what I want for myself and for him then I go back to wanting something else and eventually it just turns into a never ending cycle.

I know where I want to be, and where I want to go, but I don’t know how to get there.


I guess, in the meantime, I will just keep on keepin’ on because we do manage to have some fun.

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