December 17, 2014


"Pictures of the everyday once a week in 2014."

1. These beautiful storm clouds pushing all the blue sky to the southwest.
2.  Somebody is helping clean up the kitchen after breakfast.
3.  Our camp stove and lantern proved to be helpful when the power was out for over 24 hours this week.  Yum, potato soup!

December 16, 2014

Little Clark II: 16 weeks

Hello little one,

You are sixteen weeks strong;  4 months old in there.  You are moving, and I can just feel the whispers of your movements if I am very, very still.

December 15, 2014

Little Clark II: Hello Baby!

From 10.30.14 

Hello baby,

You are just 10 weeks along, but I felt you move for the first time tonight...I was shocked to feel you so early.  But there is no doubt it was you.

December 10, 2014


"Pictures of the everyday once a week in 2014."

1.  Let be real, getting James to sit/stand still long enough for a picture with a real camera is like trying to...catch and cloud and pin it down.  :)  So here is our fuzzy phone picture from early this morning.

2.  On a particularly rough day, I took James for a drive up on the logging roads in hopes the bumps would put him to sleep.  Because the sun sets so early, we get some gorgeous foggy views of the lake and valley below.

3.  These holly berries were snipped from a roadside bush and are currently making our table look quite festive.

P.S. Lets just take a moment to look at the numbers.  I started this 52 week photography project 49 weeks ago.  There are just 3 weeks left in 2014!  Wow!

December 4, 2014

Winter walk: Melting frost and rosy cheeks

Last week we finally had a break from the stormy weather, and we were grateful to be outside again!  There is something about being cooped up in a house with a curious, outdoor loving one year old that leaves one me slightly crazed.
But this particular day, the morning freeze melted..
I pulled on my rubber boots for tromping through the fields...
And we walked our noses got red and our cheeks got rosy.
But the full creek was worth the chill.
Not to mention all the rocks that were tasted on along the way...that was worth it too.

Have you gone on any excursions lately?  Is the cooler weather cramping your style?