Sharing some photo love . .

sprinkled leaves..
These are two separate photos that almost work as one. I didn't even realize till I uploaded them here!
..furry feet..
..my favorite kitty, Millie, who we got the year we were married, so showing this one only seems right, eh? :c) She's been a part of our marriage the entire time. Wow. I mean, meow. ;)
reflections in a window
Playin' around.
..the attack of the beetles..
What we're seeing lots of. Ewww. They are pretty colors and they're here for a reason, but unfortunately they're not too kind to the flowers and plants they land on, and they are all over my sunflowers!
this is our evenings..
Noah got his first big-boy bike a few weeks ago. He loves it. It won't be long until the training wheels come off. Then I'll really probably cry. The kids growing up is happening way too fast...
she makes a killer martini :)
A cute picture of Erin. She made some killer martinis that night! :) I miss you, Erin!!
A couple favorite shots from my second-to-last wedding.
we found her like this..This one deserves a spot on Wordless Wednesday, and it is Wednesday, but it just can't be "wordless". The explanation is this... Sometimes Maia likes to read by herself after we read to her. The other night my husband said, "you have to see this", and I asked him if I needed my camera and he said "probably". (I knew that meant "yes".) This is what we found (Erin was with me). We could NOT stop laughing! Definitely a Kodak moment :c)

Happy 4th of July!


Chel said...

I've said it before, but you take THE best photos! It's good to see little glimpses into your life. :)

Louise said...

Those are FABULOUS pics..wow girl you never cease to amaze me!!
LOVE the picture of Maia that is too cute!!

Erin said...

Super awesome pictures! I love being on your blog and knowing I was with you in person. Seeing that picture of Maia just cracks me up (again). Love it! And you. : )

oh amanda said...

Val, I just love every one of them! You're amazing!

Missy!! said...

Maia is too cute!! So.. was she actually asleep, or did her arms get tired from holding the book (if so.. I can totally relate!!) Too precious!

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

I LOVE looking at your photos
and I especially like the last one
little bookworm and good on her :)


it's me, Val said...

Aww, thank you all!!

I think some of you are wondering about my little reader? Well, she is asleep. Very much asleep. Daddy picked her up and moved her. She didn't flinch. Notice the other books . . .one at her feet and the others at her head. She's done with those . . hehe!

Kate said...

I know that every time I pop by to visit your site, I'm in for a treat! I love your photography! The last picture of your daughter is precious...too funny!

lil ole' me..... said...

Ok, loving the book picture!!!
Miss Maia... so funny! :)

Alexis Jacobs said...

Love the pictures!! The one of Maia is too cute :)

Anonymous said...

Those are GREAT!!! Maia...yeah, she's starting young..when she's 40 they will find her on the couch w/ a book instead of the crib..and mom will STILL get the picture.

The kitty is beautiful!!

Monkey Giggles said...

I need a new camera.

Leslie said...

Your photos are awesome! I love the "jumping" wedding shot.

Jen @ One Moms World said...

I love your photos so much Val! You are one talented person. I wish I was closer so you could do our family. We haven't even had any family picts since Lyndsee came into the world almost 4 years ago. It makes me sad :( to not even have just one of all of us together.

That last photo cracks me up. You need to enter that in a contest LOL.

Casey said...

great pictures! my daughter has fallen asleep like that a few times