Monday, October 26, 2015

Photo-A-Day - Week 43...Fall is Here

October 19: Leaf Hunt 
Will loves to go on walks and bike rides to look for leaves of different shapes and sizes. He's always so excited when he finds a unique one.

October 20: Double Rainbow
We got a little liquid sunshine that evening, including a spectacular double rainbow.

October 21: More Leaf Hunting 

October 22: Brilliant Colors
I love when Photoshopping is completely unnecessary.
October 23: Fall on the Farm
I love this far away shot of the boys playing in the middle of the dusty trail behind Wheeler Farm.

October 24: Art Projects
Well, we had to do something with all those leaves Will collected.

October 25: New Decor
This is the beach in Cancun. I have wanted to get a large canvas print of one of the pics I took when we were there, but I had put it off for a long time. I finally did it! We're one step closer to having a decorated bedroom.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Photo-A-Day: October Catch Up

October 4: Behind Those Eyes

October 5: Kids' Rights
Oh, how they love their mac n cheese.

October 6: Watch This, Mom!

You want any ice cream?
(Will's favorite playground game)

October 7: Strawberry Rhubarb
Graham has been requesting this dessert for years. We planted rhubarb for this exact purpose. 
So, I finally delivered.

October 8: Quotes Speak to My Soul
I saw this at a friend's house last week. True, yes?

October 9: Brothers
The only way to get a picture of both of them? Have Logan sit on top of Will.

October 10: Hiking in the Living Room
I went hiking with the youth from church on Saturday. I had never done this particular hike, and I was amused by the rock "furniture" at the peak that gives the hike its name.

October 11: Funny Faces

October 12: Pumpkin Party

October 13: Tall Towers

October 14: Train Man
He's decided on a Halloween costume. Here's a sneak peek.

October 15: Wild Wagon Ride

October 16: Corn Field

October 17: Annual Pumpkin Patch Adventure

And...we're done.

October 18: Tech Savvy

Thursday, October 8, 2015

9 Days of New England

Let's be honest, I can't narrow it down to just one photo a day for the time we were on our trip. But, as a compromise, I promise not to post all 547 pictures I took either. How about half? Okay, maybe just 5-10%.

It was an amazing trip. The boys were awesome travelers, and I loved seeing new places that I'd been imagining for decades. To borrow a phrase from a local of Bailey Island that we met, New England is "neon quaint". Everywhere I looked, picturesque scenes glowed brightly, making me imagine an alternate reality of my childhood in such a charming place. It was wonderful!

So, here are a few neon quaint photos for your enjoyment...

September 25: Adventure is Out There

September 26: Boston

The Declaration of Independence was first read to the citizens of Boston from this balcony on the east side of the Old State House. There is something amazing about being in a city with so much historical significance. Although it's obviously much different than it was 200+ years ago, as I walked the streets, I could feel the voices of the past and feel the respect for tradition that exists there. 

Singing the Praises of Ernesto's Pizzeria in Little Italy

Make Way for Ducklings

September 27: Boston Temple

You know Walden Pond? Thoreau's Walden pond? 
It was SO not what I expected. I pictured a moderate sized pond with grassy shores and lots of greenery. In reality, it's a lake. It actually reminded me of Hume Lake, a place in the Sierra Nevadas that I loved as a child. Needless to say, it is not just a little pond. But, the boys LOVED it.

September 28: Maine

Both Graham and I agreed that this was our favorite day of the trip, at least as far as beautiful scenery was concerned. 

Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine

The coolest, most random trolley museum. Will was in heaven.

Portland Headlight...Iconic

Bailey Island

September 29: The White Mountains
Despite the fact that it rained most of the day, we still enjoyed some pretty spectacular nature.

September 30: Rainy Day in Hanover
This is one of my favorite pictures I took on the trip. I'm not sure why. I think it just perfectly captures Logan's personality.

October 1: Joseph Smith's Birth Place
I think I burned out a bit on photography after the first few days of the trip, because I hardly took any photos on the 30th and the 1st. Still, after a busy day, I was glad that we had a kind sister missionary snap this shot of our little family. It might be the only one we have with all of us on the trip.

October 2: Apple Picking

My Little Hobbit 

Hanover Fall Festival
Will was introduced to the art of eating a doughnut on a string.

October 3: Harvard at Night
We stayed just north of Boston on Saturday night before flying home Sunday morning, and we decided to brave the crazy Boston traffic (still not sure it was a good idea) to walk around Cambridge and see a bit of Harvard. It certainly felt like the Ivy League.