Sunday, January 19, 2014

Wiese ABCs

I meant to finish the monthly sets of photo a day's but got distracted by lots of projects and sleeping. I will resume them sometime soon. In the meantime, I give you the:

About a year ago I had the idea to make Soren an alphabet book with things that were talked about and seen around our house. I felt like he could relate letters better to things in our house, but mostly I wanted to draw him a book of Daniel's and my favorite things!

Some letters were quite difficult and I felt like they could have had a better noun, but I would have been "working" on this book for way too long.

I cut out the pages, painted the letters than illustrated with a mixture of marker and tshirt paint for its thicker quality. It is bound with leather stitches.

*Matt Smith is this household's Doctor.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

March 2013

March. He went to his first wedding and celebrated his first Easter. You can also view January and February.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

February 2013

February 2013 of Soren's photo-a-day. You can also view January.

^ That silly little face. These picture made him look like he was happy all of the time! Those are the parts I will choose to remember!

Monday, December 30, 2013

January 2013

Tomorrow marks my last day...that's right, last...of a photo a day of Soren. I successfully took a photo everyday...surprising myself more than anyone else. I don't stick with long term projects. I'm excited and have been working on a book all year. Tomorrow I will edit and place the last 2 weeks of photos.

So, to celebrate the completion, and so everyone else can see how much Soren has changed, I am going to upload each months photos one post at a time. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Golden Hour

We happened to be on a walk during golden hour and took turns taking some photos. These were some favorites.

Watching this boy learn new things is so amazing! I can't imagine having to learn all that he is in such a short time!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Love Beyond My Income

"Crushing financial burden"

Those are the words someone used to describe having children. It was a reason for not having children. Don't get me wrong, if you do not feel like you are called to have children, don't have them, I can support that. But these words have haunted me.

I'm sad that there are people who see a mother or father caring for their child and think "but $$$." It's easy to get caught up in how much money we have, and how we're already 27 and only have $2000 in our 401k. But my love for Soren can not be matched in money. Love just isn't monetary. Parenthood is difficult, but finances are the least scary thing of all that is coming up in my years raising Soren.

Loving him is more important than buying myself the best fitting pair of jeans (or even jeans long enough), or finally switching out my college car (boy oh boy would i love to have something other than a Chevy Cavalier). Loving him doesn't mean I have to pay for 5 activities a week for him, or paying for a college education. It might mean he has to be public schooled, and ride the bus.

Loving my child is worth giving up a lot.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Handsome Man

This man has gotten more handsome than the day we got married! He just keeps getting more and more handsome. You know how people say they love their spouse more everyday? Well, this has nothing to do with that. My love hasn't made me think he is more handsome. He just is. I'm a lucky gal!

Besides that, he is awesome, and I do love him more everyday.