4.13.2011

My Very Early Wednesday!

My husband's alarm goes off at 5:45 every morning. Usually I get up, turn it off and go in the kitchen and pack his lunch and put his mining light in his bag. BUT this morning there were different plans for me. My son was awake at 5:21 AM hollerin' MOMMA! MOMMA! Sheesh. I hate getting up just 20 minutes before I have to BUT I went in there and sat with him in his rocking chair (a moment I still love to share with him even if is IS 2 years old) and rocked him. After a good 10 minutes I looked down to see if he went back to dreamland only to find him with the biggest, fattest grin on his face..I'm talking cheesin' big time. How can you not love that?! So I caved and let him get up and help me see Daddy off to work. Now he's cuddled up watching Ice Age (one of his favorite movies) while I blog :)

I am surprisingly awake to have only gotten 5 hours of sleep..probably because yesterday (being the good wife I am) I made three trips taking off our trash and then washed my husband's ATV for him (which takes longer than washing a car, believe me!) There's so many places you have to wash on a Rhino (the name of his ATV)..like under the bed the cab the underside of the front...it was time consuming! LOL. It was a little more chilly than I expected it to be yesterday so we had to wear light jackets and hoodies all day but I think it's supposed to be slightly warmer today! Can't wait to get out and finish landscaping! We have big(ger) plans for our "gardens" this year including a little pond (hopefully) among other things.

One last thing I want to mention today before I bore you to tears. My friend Kara from The V Quartet has a doctor's appointment today to have an ultrasound of little Miss Addy, they're making sure everything is alright with her..a couple weeks ago she was bleeding and cramping so they put her on work leave for 2 weeks. She fell last Friday getting out of the tub and bruised her back up and I'm just asking for your prayers that the visit goes well and that all is okay with her daughter! She's around 30 weeks so a couple months to go before Miss Addison arrives safely! Thank you!

I am very behind on link ups so I'll be sharing some photos from yesterday evening for my link ups! First is my "Nature"/"Depth of Field"/"Pastel" link up:
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Shutter Love Tuesdays!
I would also like to thank the Trendy Treehouse for choosing my Self-Portrait photo from last week as their top 10! I'm very honored! Thank you!

Touch Up Tuesdays!
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Touch Up Tuesday's at the Paper Mama

And for good measure a few other favorite shots:
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The theme for "Theme Thursday" at "Another Day, Another Diaper" is "Transportation". This is almost our main source of it during the warm months! It's my husband's Yamaha Rhino 660! We love to ride and take our son with us! He loves it more than us I think! So this is my photo for the link up! :D


Live and Love...Out LoudWordish Wednesdayand then, she {snapped}

30 Lovely Reader(s) Said:

Sheri said...

LOVE the bleeding heart (That IS what it's called right?) Beautiful shots Natalie.

- Jessi - said...

Beautiful photos! I hope everything is fine with little Addison.

Hollie said...

That butterfly is just gorgeous!

Ashley Sisk said...

Gorgeous shots - I really like the one you're using for touch up Tuesday. Gorgeous.

Tara said...

These are awesome, love the butterfly and the one of your little man on his bike...precious!!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Gorgeous photos! I especially love that butterfly. Makes me really long for some dry, warm, sunshiney weather! :)

Flower Photography said...

Your son is such a character!! I love that butterfly shot so pretty!

Jennifer Bowen said...

That third to last shot is gorgeous! Love that flower. Thanks for linking up with us at Communal Global. =)

Jill Samter Photography said...

hugs, gorgeous shots! praying for your friend with you!

love,
jill

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Here from a blog hop and happy to meet you,
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Petra said...

Wow, great photos! I think the butterfly is my favorite. Really love the colors on that one. The butterflies around here never sit and stay when I ask them to. ;)

melissa said...

Beautiful photos! Love that butterfly! xo

alicia said...

Gorgeous shots, but that first one is phenomenal. Happy WW!

Ray said...

Praying for your friend and her baby!

Beautiful shots! Love the butterfly!
Thanks for linking up!

Jaymi said...

i LOVE the bleeding hearts picture!

rachel said...

love the sunflare shot, and the boy on the trike. so cute! and I will pray for your friend.

Jamie said...

Absolutely beautiful photos!

Michelle said...

Awesome shots, here Lady!!! The butterfly is awesome!!!! As the others...

Hope you get a bit more sleep!

~Michelle

Courtney said...

Goodness, I can't keep up like you! Gorgeous shots - loving the butterfly!!! Get some sleep!

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

I'm sure you'll not be surprised that my favourites are the dicentra bleeding hearts and that wonderful swallowtail butterfly.

Mandy said...

First of all, I can't believe you get up at 5:30 to make your husband's lunch! You are such a good wife. AND to top if off, you washed his ATV?? Sheeesh, you're makin' me look bad! I will be sure never to show my hubby this post! ;-)
Beautiful photos, I love the b&w shot!

Nicole said...

Your butterfly capture is perfect. Your focus is amazing! Love the bike and Trike shots. The edit in black and white is great. The meadow shot is breathe taking. I wish I were there. Gorgeous. I love the sun flare in your transportation capture! It gives the capture a golden feel. You definitely have an eye for photography. Thank you for linking up with us for Theme Thursdays Transportation!

Carletta said...

A wonderful set of images!
I love the butterfly shot and the bleeding heart!
I'm thinking I should have used our golf cart for my transportation shot. It's what we play around with in the summer.
The sun flare in your Rhino shot is awesome. I also love the rainbow reflection from your lens.

Becky said...

All of your shots are beautiful! That Butterfly shot is breathtaking and I love the flower. I also really love both of the bicycle shots! Great Captures!

Ewa said...

I hope everything is ok with your friend !

beautiful butterfly shot!

Queen Scarlett said...

I'm totally digging the butterfly shot.

Thought you might like to join in on a Friday carnival here. Hope to see you! Cheers!

Jessaca said...

Those Rhinos are fun to ride in!!! Cute yellow bicycle!!!
Have a good one!!!

Danyelle said...

Your butterfly shot is just beautiful. You should hang that up in your home.

Faith said...

BEAUTIFUL light :) so pretty!

Nicole said...

Jennifer and I both loved your Theme Thursday entry. Please feel free to go to either Another Day Another Diaper or A Beautiful Life to pick up your button!

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