Joy of Love ~ Days 25-28

The final day of the Joy of Love photo project is now here .  My pictures from the past four days’ projects are below.

Day 25 Theme ~ When (You Love Them The Most)

I love that Mike always remembers special occasions – birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day.  It’s one  of the things I love most about him.

Valentine's Flowers


Day 26 Theme ~ Bro-Mance

What Mike enjoys when he’s not with the wife and kids.  He has his annual ice fishing trip and annual golf trip, but he also loves skiiing with his brother.

Skiing With His "Bro"


Day 27 ~ What They Say

Sophia reminds us of her love each day. Sometimes she tells us out loud, sometimes it comes from her big hugs, other times she colors a picture and writes the words.

What Sophia Says In Her Pictures


Day 28 ~ Future

I hope for our future to include many more trips to the ski hill and many, many more activities that make us enjoy our time together as a family.

Ski Bums


It has been so much fun and also a challenge to keep up with the daily projects for the Joy of Love class.  Although it was hard to fit it in with work, kids and activities, I’m so glad I did it for the past 28 days.  There is a free week-long mini session in March – Joy of Luck.  I plan to sign up and look forward to this next photography adventure.

Joy of Love ~ Day 9

Day 9 Theme ~ Passions and Hobbies

Sebastian enjoys playing and watching football.  Although his NFL team didn’t make the playoffs this year, his flag football team totally rocked.  Sebastian’s passion for football is shared by his Dad (and his Papa Tom, and his Uncle Sean and Nana Karen too).

Passion For Football


Sebastian has been required to read several books this year for 4th grade.  Although he needed a bit of encouragement to sit down and pull a book out early in the year, we often find him in his room looking like this now.

Book Worm


Sophia’s passion continues to be…art.  She loves to work on any project that involves markers, crayons, glue, scissors or any other form of creativity.

Artist At Work

Holiday Art And A Sneak Peek

Sophia has been busy creating holiday art.  She draws and colors at school and spends her spare time at home doing the same thing.  She also began counting down the days until Christmas at the end of November.  She definitely has a severe case of Holiday Spirit.  Here’s her latest creation.

Sophia's Holiday Art

We did a quick photo shoot in the backyard this past weekend to get pictures for our holiday card.  Here’s a peek at one of the photos that we will be using this year.

Holiday Cheer

Only 16 days until Christmas…