Baseball Tournament | Ruger

A day worth celebrating the end to a tournament no boy will soon forget.
The perfect way to kickoff the baseball season.
Most of the boys on Rugers team have been together for three years now.
SO proud of them all.
I mean just look at their darling little faces.
Trophies held high.
I was thrilled to get out with my DSLR and capture the moment.
and we have just begun.....

Hello April | Spring Resolutions

It's April.
Ready to tackle some resolutions.
There is something about Spring.
Hello fresh air.
Hello singing birds.
Hello sunshine.
Hello baseball.
Hello front porch sittin.

Spring Resolutions. I am ready:
Spring cleaning.
Dig in the dirt, plant some flowers.
A Garden. Oh, how I hope to tackle a raised garden bed this Spring.
Home decor planning. This may be a bit premature, but ready no doubt. If you want to keep up with my design ideas, watch my pinterest board.
Seriously make a paint color decision for our grand room.
Shop for ceiling fans and lighting.
Appliances are arriving this Monday. Goodbye, electric skillet. I will miss you.
Baking bread.
Outdoor running again (a mile a day) down our country road.
Get out and use my 'big' camera more.

Embrace Each New Day

There are so many words to say.
Yet, I simply cannot.
Not one will do, not even one.
Just a simple I Love You is all I can do.

Life is too short.
Don't waste a minute.
Embrace each new day.
Make the most of right now.
Life passes too fast.

Cancer CANNOT:
.. cripple love
.. shatter hope
.. corrode faith
.. destroy peace
.. break friendship
.. suppress memories
.. silence courage
.. invade the soul
.. steal eternal life
.. conquer the Spirit

Thank you for keeping my family in your prayers.

Easter 2013

Easter Sunday was such a beautiful day.
You know these are the only photos I took. Talk about after thought. Crazy uh? Sad thing is I didn't even realize it until we got home from church.  I didn't even snap one, not even one! Oh well. I am learning the difference between capturing and savoring.
Bottom line: We had the perfect day with family, and that is what truly matters most.

Digital Project Life | Week Twelve + A Freebie

It's week twelve and I can hardly believe how time passes so quickly. Being, I am so far behind and the nature of events, I will start my posts current.  I will still 'catch up' those weeks, just not sharing them here on the blog.

What's Happening?
My Aunt continues to be in and out of hospital. You can read more about that here. Over the past weeks I have had many restless nights and countless trips to Tulsa.  Somehow with my families help, I have managed to stay on top of schooling and sporting events. Without them I would truly be a bigger mess than I already am. *grin. I used a journal card to jot down a simple daily log. Again, I blurred out words regarding my Aunt.
What's for Dinner?
I have to laugh at my photos this week.  Seems like the only time I thought to snap some was at dinner.
So there ya have it, I embrace my food snapshots proudly. :)
Completely Random:
Random snapshots are my fave. I love how this project reflects 'real life'. My Mom took Raeleen shopping for material and made a book bag. So fun! I even got a camera strap out of the deal. Thanks Mom!

My thoughts for fellow project lifers on what to do when life gets rough:  
Don't quit. There are bound to be ups and downs as one attempts to document everyday life.  But this year hit a real rough spot.  A mountain my family is facing, prayerfully.  I can only remind myself that as I document this journey in the weeks to come, I will have captured all moments meant to be remembered. While the weeks may be full of emotional times, there are many happy moments as I press through everyday routine. I choose to find and document those! Please continue to keep my family in your thoughts and prayers.

And now the Freebie:
At the end of each month I giveaway one of my new collections, being the end of March landed on Easter there was not much of a response. So I am putting it up on my facebook page as a freebie. Click on image to download. Enjoy! Please leave me a comment and let me know you downloaded it. 
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