Monday, February 28, 2011

{the JOY of LOVE} : Day 28 (final)

Today's theme: Future

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child.
Listen to the don'ts.
Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. 
Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... 
Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
- Shel Silverstein

One of my favorite poets when I was growing up....I hope Naomi will enjoy reading him as much as I did!

Day 28: Future

{From our trip to the aquarium today.}

Thanks friends for joining me on Willette's Joy Of Love project this whole month~
I've learned so much from Willette, the enormous talent that is out there, and most importantly, capturing the JOY of everyday moments!

Hope to keep on capturing the precious ordinary on this blog :)

Check out everybody else's photos on the Joy Of Love Flickr Stream!

Click here to see all of my JOL photos from February~

Sunday, February 27, 2011

{the JOY of LOVE} : Day 26 and 27

Playing catch up...

Day 26: Bromance or Best friend

Didn't have a recent photo of Tim with his friends, but here is one I like of him and our good friend Tony (taken last month). 
Tony is originally from Seattle like us, but moved down to LA a couple of years before we did with his wife, Janet. He's been one of several people who have really encouraged me in my photography (he shoots professionally - check out his work here) and has been awesome-ly generous with his wisdom and advice...this photo is missing P.Yoou...will have to remember to get a shot of all the guys next time.

Day 26: Bromance

and another take on Day 26...

Best friends
(whether they like it or not! haha. This was shot today right before their nap.)

Day 26: Best Friend

and finally,

Day 27: What They Say

Noelle is ALWAYS saying "Mamma" which in Korean means "food"! Here she is with her beloved snack trap, chomping on some blueberries. This girl doesn't mess around when it comes to snacks!

Day 27: What They Say

Check out more photos from the Joy of Love project on Willette's flickr stream!
Happy Sunday everyone~

Saturday, February 26, 2011

{the JOY of LOVE} : Day 25

a day behind...

Today's theme: When You Love Them the Most

I love that Tim is a great father.
He knows how to play with them and give them his undivided attention. Doesn't talk on the phone, text, watch TV, or surf the net when he's playing with the girls but is fully's hard to do these days with all the technology surrounding us. 
Here's a shot from this morning...

Day 25: When You Love Them the Most

Thursday, February 24, 2011

{the JOY of LOVE} : Day 24

Today's theme: Where

Where did you first meet your loved one?
I first met Tim at a church camp back in Seattle when I was 14....
but decided to take this shot since we're nowhere near there :)

Overlake Starbucks, Valentine's Day 2005
First time that Tim tried to tell me he likes me after 10 years as just 'friends'.

Honey, I knew it had to be...

Day 24: Where

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

{the JOY of LOVE} : Day 23

Today's theme: Facebook

What is your favorite Facebook photo?
Took a stroll down memory lane, looking at all my old albums on FB...sometimes the best photos aren't the ones with the greatest composition, sharpest focus and brightest colors....sometimes it's just the memory the image brings!

So here is my favorite - a photo of me and Naomi taken on my Mac Photobooth app. She is a little under 2 years old here, before we moved from Seattle to CA. 

I've taken a bunch of these photos on my Mac over the past 4 years...our family has grown from just the two of us to now four! Here is our family in the raw! :)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

{the JOY of LOVE} : Day 22

Today's theme: Face (a portrait)

Taken in her room, sitting on the ground, window on her left...
Love playing around with natural light...

Day 22: Face (portrait)

For more photo fun, look around Willette's flickr page!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Tutu Love...

Tutu in the air.

Had to interrupt my Joy of Love project with this capture from today...
Day 21 is below :)

{the JOY of LOVE} : Day 21

Today's theme: Hands

"I have held many things in my hands, 
and I have lost them all; 
but whatever I have placed in God's hands, 
that I still possess."
- Martin Luther

Day 21: Hands

Sunday, February 20, 2011

{the JOY of LOVE} : Day 20

Today's theme: When They're Home

What is the house like when your loved ones are home?

Here is Naomi having some juice with 'friends'...ahhh, so nice and quiet....

Day 20: When They're Home

then Daddy comes home...
and the volume level in the house goes wa-----y up!
Shrieks and giggles everywhere. (Mommy needs some Advil please.)

(This play session ended with the two girls bumping heads on accident and crying...typical of how most play sessions end in this house!)


Saturday, February 19, 2011

{the JOY of LOVE} : Day 19

Today's theme: When They're Gone

Tonight, came home from a birthday party, put the girls' down for the night and folded the laundry..
Oh yes, don't be jealous.

Folding laundry is one of those things we cannot do while the kids are awake.
Noelle just rolls around in the heap of clothes like a pig in mud, and Naomi "folds" everything for us...into wrinkly tidy piles. Lovely.

So it has become one of those things we do together while watching TV. 
I am thankful that Tim never complains about it and sometimes just does the laundry on his own accord - is that normal? I guess I should get him a medal or something (mental note). 

Hope you're having a lovely day~

Day 19: When They're Gone

Look around Willette's Joy Of Love flickr page for more photos~

Friday, February 18, 2011

{the JOY of LOVE} : Day 18

Today's theme: Going out

Didn't bring my camera out today b/c of the rain (I know, wimpy me) but here's my take on going out...
Wearing your pretty shoes :)

Day 18: Going Out

And a splash of color for our rainy day in LA....


I guess it wasn't a take-a-photo-of-people day today :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

{the JOY of LOVE} : Day 17

Today's theme: Staying in

Reading books to each other while her younger sis naps....
another self-timer shot, or as Naomi calls it, the "beeping camera".

Day 17: Staying In

Look around Willette's Joy Of Love flickr page for more fun!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

{the JOY of LOVE} : Day 16

Today's theme: Together (self-portrait)

Today was my day at school so not a lot of time to take photos with the girls...
So here is my best shot, cuddling with my hubby...ok, actually fake-cuddling b/c this was shot with a self-timer. :)

P.S. Can you see the toys under the couch? They have probably been there for months...oh, the things you discover when you put your camera on the ground and shoot!

Day 16: Together

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

{the JOY of LOVE} : Day 15

Today's theme: Kiss

Getting a shot of the girls giving each other kisses was not happening today - have you ever tried to force affection between your children for a cute shot? It doesn't work. Well, without candy as a bribe, it doesn't work. 

So here is little Noelle kissing her beloved bunny. 

She has a true affection for all things stuffed...I foresee massive piles of stuffed animals in our future...

Day 15: Kiss

If you want to see more from other photogs, visit Willette's Joy Of Love Flickr stream!

To see all of my Joy of Love photos so far, click here.

While I've been happily clicking away, my schoolwork is sitting here staring at me with accusing eyes. So back to the books~
See you later~

Monday, February 14, 2011

i heart you too


For those of you who love all things font (and free), download this free lovely Ribbon Font from Kevin and Amanda's website - fonts for all and all for fonts!

Happy Love Day~

Sunday, February 13, 2011

{the JOY of LOVE} : Day 13

Today's theme: Routine

Capturing the beautiful ordinary.

Nothing better than being in your pjs and relaxing on the couch!
Watching a show after her nap.

Day 13: Routine

Saturday, February 12, 2011

{the JOY of LOVE} : Day 12

Today's theme: Eyes

Naomi and her daddy.
Taken in the doorway of our house before going out for the day.
(If you look closely, you can see my reflection in Tim's eyes :) )

Day 12: Eyes

Day 12: Eyes

Processed these using Pioneer Woman's "PW B&W" action which is by far, my favorite B&W action to use. I always adjust it and use it in moderation but love the effect it has.
She has free downloadable actions right here - enjoy!

Hoping everyone has a relaxing weekend with loved ones~
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Friday, February 11, 2011

{the JOY of LOVE} : Day 11

Today's theme: Dreams

“You see things; and you say, 'Why?' 
But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'” 
- George Bernard Shaw

What are you dreaming of lately?

For my daughter, she loves imagining things (for instance, while I was taking photos, I was instructed to call her "Thumbelina") and the sky is the limit with her imagination. She can't read yet either - although it looks like she can below -  but that didn't stop her from making up the story as she went along.

She inspires me to dream bigger and to ask the question, "Why not?"

Day 11: Dreams

Day 11: Dreams

Day 11: Dreams

Day 11: Dreams

Day 11: Dreams

Join the blog party over at Willette to see more inspiring images!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

{the JOY of LOVE} : Day 10

Today's theme: Space - where they are comfortable

Noelle loves playing anywhere, but especially in the room she shares with her big sister. 

Love catching her in a quiet moment 

Day 10: Space

Climbing up the tower of blankets and mattresses! Quite proud of her itty-bitty self.
Day 10: Space

Nothing makes me happier than when I see them play peacefully together...
(Don't be deceived though. They were bickering moments later!)Playing together

Playing together

Look around Willette's blog for some more inspiration!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

{the JOY of LOVE} : Day 9

Today's theme: Passions and Hobbies

What are your loved ones passionate about?

Well, I was at school all day today... the girls were sound asleep and Tim was immersed in his Greek homework by the time I got to shoot what to shoot....

I got it!

Day 9: Passions

We do love our ice cream.
I guess you could call it a hobby :)

Here are the rest of the great images that people are posting!
Happy Wednesday everyone~