day by day...

hollie and alixandra trying to capture a little bit of everyday on film (well technically it's a digital camera, but you get the idea.)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

September 14, 2010

September 13, 2010


Ali and me sporting comfy loungewear during a recent slumber party the two of us had. "Hey Mom," she said with enthusiasm. "Let's get a picture!"

I'm glad she's better at keeping the pictures coming than I am because I pretty much suck at being consistent when it comes to taking pictures. :)

September 9, 2010


I think it's clear were my baby gets her long, lemur toes. Or as I prefer to call them, 'elegant,' toes...

September 7, 2010

September 3, 2010


September 1, 2010



You needn't point out the fact that I've been horrible about maintaining these blogs here on blogspot. I've been focusing more on my wordpress/tumblr ones. Consider it like a sabbatical of sorts.....;)

Friday, June 18, 2010

June17, 2010


Here are some pictures I took when we went to visit my mom's side of the family. There are a lot of Amish people in the area and I always find them to be fascinating; they are always such peaceful people. Here are some pictures I took and I hope you all enjoy them!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

June 16, 2010

My baby at Laguna Beach. When did she get so big? :o(

June 15, 2010

June 14, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

June 13, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

June 12, 2010


So, the whole point of this particular blog is to provide my naggy, but lovable family/friends with a plethora of pics for their viewing enjoyment! ;o) Ideally, I'll post pics that are current, but I think I deserve kudos for just getting as many pics out there as I can!

Here's a pic from a couple of months ago of my daughter and my niece having a girl's slumber party. I think you'll agree that they're adorable! I love my nieces and nephews and love my daughter even more!

June 11, 2010



My darling daughter last summer sporting a funny smile. She makes me laugh! ;o)

Friday, June 11, 2010

June 10, 2010



Ali and me on a recent trip to California. Will blog about that eventful trip soon on the other blog, so tune in! :o)

June 9, 2010



Can you tell how far behind I've fallen? This game was like six weeks ago (oops!)

And I think you'll agree with me when I say how phenomenally rude this guy is to not have a detachable head so I can see all of my daughter's body. Dirtbag. ;o)

June 8, 2010


My nephew Kaeden on my lap. He loves his Aunt Hollie ;o)

June 7, 2010


Yes, I'm Still Here!

Ali's been playing photographer again. This was one she picked out for the blog! I think she has a future in this! ;o)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

April 13, 2010



Tuesdays are cooking-class days. Tuesday was also the day Ali announced she wanted waffles for class and she decided to make them from scratch. They were delicious! :o)

April 12, 2010


While this was not taken recently, I think about this picture often. This is my charming, lovable Scottish Terrier appropriately named MacDuff. He LOVES the snow and since the weather's been so unpredictable lately, I am reminded of this photo I snapped one afternoon three years ago. I love my little guy! ;o)

April 10, 2008


For some reason this last week was the week of burgers, henceforth referred to as, "Burger Fest 2010!" This is Ali at Smashburger! Cholesterol, carbs and sodium; what's not to love? ;o)

Friday, April 9, 2010

April 9, 2010


I thought for today's pic, I'd cheat! This photo's from a trip we took last year. Here's Ali being introduced to her first old-school gas station. Pay at the pump? Not here, it's cash or nothing! ;o)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

April 8, 2010



I just LOVE the bipolar Utah weather! It was in the sixties this afternoon when I took this picture. I just think it's so crazy that it can be so warm here in the valley, but head twenty minutes east and you need a coat and mittens!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

April 7, 2010



So, we went to the In and Out by our house for a burger, etc. This was Ali's first experience with In and Out. She was impressed! ;o)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April 6, 2010



I left the room for a little while yesterday and came back to two sleeping kids... awwwwww cute!

Monday, April 5, 2010

April 5, 2010


When I watch her ride a bike, I totally remember all those years ago when I was teaching her. She was such a brave little soldier picking herself up off the rough pavement, brushing off the beads of gravel embedded in her darling little knees, and mounting the bike again with tears stinging her eyes. She was brave, fierce and determined. Looks like it paid off! ;o)



Here she is on the world's coolest bike ever!

April 4, 2010 HAPPY EASTER!


There's nothing more fun than seeing your child enjoy the surprises you've planned for them! Happy Easter!

The two preceding pics were taken as Ali was being regaled by her cousin, Ethan, who was sharing a thriller he'd recently written. Apparently it was very amusing!


Ali and cousin, Kaeden. I have to admit: I harbor a tiny bit of hostility toward my darling little nephew. What woman wouldn't when you see his lashes that--I swear-- are an inch long? Darn boys with long lashes! ;o)

April 3, 2010








So this is how I spent the day before Easter. Looking for the most beautiful, most perfect, most amazing bike ever created! Look at those fenders! Check out that gorgeous seat! That's one lucky girl!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

April 1, 2010





So, I know most of you drop by to see pictures of Ali, but I had to share these with you all because, ALI TOOK THEM! That's right! When I mentioned it was time for me to update my Facebook profile pic, she announced that she would take new pictures of me and that it was time for a photo shoot. I think she has some real talent! ;o)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

March 31, 2010



The day before these branches were icicle free.


The boxwood was just getting used to the idea of sun when it was blindsided. At least it's an evergreen. : )









Tuesday, March 30, 2010

warm weather is here : )



Short sleeves and play dates at the park. Summer is definitely on its way!

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