Thursday, November 5, 2015

Jay Cooke State Park, Minnesota

Another stop on our Duluth trip over the summer was to Jay Cooke State Park. I am so glad my Aunt brought us to it, it was beautiful! I hope to some day return and venture farther than the bridge.






Thursday, October 22, 2015

Childhood Joy

 I love having children and seeing things through their eyes and watching them having fun. I  love to watch the pure joy on my children's faces when we are having a good time. It's so innocent and liberating. If only we could be this way as adults.
If they see a puddle, they want to run through it and enjoy it.  That's just what I let my son do on our trip to Duluth a couple months back.



Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Train, Train.

We didn't take my road trips this summer like we normally do. Our quick, spontaneous adventure to Duluth was really the only "trip" we took this year. We went to Duluth  for the Day out with Thomas adventure for my older son.
These photos aren't from the Day Out with Thomas part, so don't worry ;) , these are from inside the train.






Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Butterfly House 2015

I am so behind on my photos to put on my blog. Not only am I behind, I haven't been taking many lately either.
Anyway, these photos were taken at Beaver Creek Reserve, back in July. We went on a family outing to the butterfly house, which is always interesting.







Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cake Smash: Cyrus

For my second son I knew for sure I wanted to do a cake smash session for his birthday. He was  little hesitant at first but after a few minutes he dove in and enjoyed it. It was a little slow going, but a lot of fun to watch.











Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sun Halo

The pictures of the sun halo were taken earlier this summer. It was the weirdest, coolest thing to see. I edited these 2 pictures differently. The bottom one is in HDR.

"Rings around the sun are caused by cirrus clouds -- high altitude clouds that form above 30,000 feet. Cirrus clouds form when water droplets condense around tiny mineral particles in the air, then freeze. The clouds appear to form a ring around the sun -- or the moon -- when light reflects off the ice crystals and refracts by passing through them." (ehow.com)

http://www.ehow.com/facts_5232115_ring-around-sun-mean_.html






RIngs around the sun are caused by cirrus clouds -- high altitude clouds that form above 30,000 feet. Cirrus clouds form when water droplets condense around tiny mineral particles in the air, then freeze. The clouds appear to form a ring around the sun -- or the moon -- when light reflects off the ice crystals and refracts by passing through them.

Read more : http://www.ehow.com/facts_5232115_ring-around-sun-mean_.html
RIngs around the sun are caused by cirrus clouds -- high altitude clouds that form above 30,000 feet. Cirrus clouds form when water droplets condense around tiny mineral particles in the air, then freeze. The clouds appear to form a ring around the sun -- or the moon -- when light reflects off the ice crystals and refracts by passing through them.

Read more : http://www.ehow.com/facts_5232115_ring-around-sun-mean_.html

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Year One: Cyrus

A year has come and gone for my little boy. It is insane how fast the time went. As a teenager I always hated the saying "time flies" since back then time didn't fly. But it's true, it flies. So fast. This year with Cyrus was the quickest yet. He's now talking and walking. It doesn't seem like it was already 13 months ago that he made his appearance into this world. Seems like just yesterday he was a little, helpless newborn and now he's developing into his own little person.
Here are some pictures I snapped on his Birthday (June 25th), I have yet to take "formal" ones.
Stay tuned for the Cake Smash pictures!