Posts tagged ‘7days’

December 27, 2013

7 Days:7 Life

DSC_0222 (2)So I thought a lot about what I wanted for my last photo for the last 7 Days run. Of all the shots, this was the one that appealed to me most. This is pretty much my life in a nutshell. Comfy pants, bed head, my kids scattered around me, my house kind of a mess, and everything oh-so-colorful. My life is 180 degrees different than it was when I joined this group and I am utterly and completely overwhelmed with how happy I am with this reality. Like my living room, my life is kind of a mess but it’s gloriously colorful.

I’ll miss this group and all the lovely people I’ve met because of it. I hope that I’ll get a chance to talk with all of you again. Until then, Happy everything!

March 26, 2012

3.26.365: Day three: Will it never end?

These children, always with the wanting of dinner. EVERY night.

I like cooking when I feel like cooking. When I don’t? I feel like crying a river of salty tears every time I hear a small voice say, “Mama, what’s for dinner?”

I don’t know, child o’ mine. When are you going to learn I never know until it’s 6pm and I’m standing in front of the fridge?

March 25, 2012

3.25.365: Day Two: I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.

I say I’m not going to eat anything after dinner. Then 10 o’clock rolls around and I begin to hear the sweet siren song of a package of unopened Lemonades. Who could resist going into the light?

Not I. I’m weak when faced with Girl Scout Cookies. Weak, I tell you.


March 25, 2012

3.24.365: Opening Day

Let me introduce you to my friends, my soul-sisters, and the sexiest Mamas on the planet. I love these girls.

It took me a long time to find them but it was worth the wait.

In this picture we’re hanging out in the Snack Shack on opening day of Little League. We’re working hard, in between hardly working.

December 30, 2011

12.21.365 – 12.27.365: Ketchup

It’s that time of year again! It’s all 7days, all the time. I could go through and post each of these on their own, but I’m lazy and that’s not going to happen. Instead you get a big post with a week worth of 7days self-portraits.

12.21.365:I’m crafting my little heart out.

This is what happens when you decide to make all the gifts for Christmas. You have to stand like this for four weeks straight. I hurt, lots.


12.22.365: Cheap beer helps with the hurting.

But, more importantly: GINGERSNAPS. Nom nom nom.


12.23.365: A warm fire on a very cold night helps too.

Also, good friends who keep you laughing until the wee hours of the morning.


12.24.365: My parents are super cute. The evidence:

I’m the one helpfully labeled for your viewing pleasure.


12.25.365: A cat’s Christmas.

She’s got a warm lap, a full belly and a willing human to pet her. Life is good.


12.26.365: Tea and the Doctor

On my first night without kids, I sat around drinking tea and having a Doctor Who marathon. Because I am just that cool.


12.27.365: Risky Business

This is what you do when you’re home alone, right?


September 24, 2011

9.20.365: Oops, I did it again.

Note to self: Stop going to the school. You are out of time and yet when ever you show up there you somehow end up volunteering for something else.

June 26, 2011

6.23.365: 7Days- Upper Grouse Valley

I’m making it a point this summer to take my kids to see the local attractions instead of traveling all over the place. We’re pretty blessed to have Sequoia National Forest as our playground and I’m trying to take advantage. On day 6, we went to a set of lakes that are just a couple of miles and a short hike from my house.

This picture isn’t doing the lake any justice but the bright reflection was one I couldn’t pass up.

Feel free to look at the splendor that is the meadow and lakes instead of another picture of me:

June 21, 2011

6.21.365: 7 Days- Stre—etch

It’s been getting into the hundreds ’round these parts during the day, which means if I want to run I have to get up at the ungodly hour of 6:45. I am not happy about this, but I am happy to run. Afterwards I bend my decidedly not-bendy body into all kinds of contortions because I am bordering on old-age (32!) and if I don’t stretch very, very well, I spend the rest of the day hobbling around the house trying to figure out what the heck I did to myself.

This is the only stretch I actually enjoy doing and that’s only because I pretend I am a ballerina whilst I do it. I am not- nor could I ever have been- a ballerina. Mostly because I am probably the least coordinated person on the planet. But for two minutes a day, I get to pretend I am.

This was the first shot I took, but then I decided it looked a little bit too much like a Nike Ad.

And if you want proof that I am completely unbendy- that’s as far as I can stretch. My hands will never lay flat on the ground. Never.

June 20, 2011

6.20.365: 7Days- I *Heart* Flowers

With every little bitty part of me.

Especially flowers that are in my own garden and are still alive despite my complete lack of attention and 100 degree weather. Those are by far my favorite.

June 18, 2011

6.18.365: 7Days*, Day one

Coffee makes life possible.

Mmmmm. I think it’s time for a second cup.

*7 Days is a group on Flickr that I belong to. We take 7 days of self-portraits each season.