February 14, 2012

Celebrating Valentine's Day

We are not big on celebrating valentine's day in this house.  Once upon a time (before children) we went on a real valentine's date to a fancy restaurant, with a fixed menu, and a steep bill. Since then we've realized that a steak dinner at home with a bottle of wine is just our style.  No fancy gifts, cards, or flowers.  Well, sometimes chocolates.

Then I remember that we have kids and I should probably put a little more effort in to celebrating.  Or at very least put up a few pink paper hearts and bake a special dessert.  We made a chain of hearts and my little helper helped hang it. Oh and Phil got some marbled red velvet cheesecake brownies for dessert

This photo was submitted to the I Heart Faces photo challenge – www.iheartfaces.com.  The theme is hearts.  Visit their blog to check out the other entries.

Photo Challenge Submission

February 1, 2012

some spring cleaning to remember

It may be winter but it feels like spring.  My hard drive needed to be de-cluttered so I've been cleaning it up, deleting some pictures, finding some memories.  These pictures were sitting in neverland (as so many do); never printed, never blogged, never shared, not even put in an appropriate folder.

I had forgotten.  But now I remember.

There is nothing spectacular about these two photos or these two moments (from nearly a year ago) other than they remind me why we take pictures: to document, to remember, to freeze time.