silhouette on a cold winter day

this week we’ve stayed inside A LOT. With temps in the negative range almost every day, or at least negative windchills, along with J-Boy being sick most of the week, not much could induce me to leave my cozy house. In this picture I’m cozily clad in all manner of fleece and wool, standing in the window of my bedroom as the winter sun shown bright one afternoon.

one thing winter in Minnesota has going for it is that on the coldest days, the sun always shines. I think its a grace of God that its not both FRIGID and DREARY together. If its warmer, its cloudy; if colder, its sunny. Today I’m hoping to “blow the house dust off” my stir-crazy self, even if just for a Target/Starbucks run. By myself. πŸ™‚

foto friday: grandma puelston

each friday I plan to post a picture and a little info about it. So here’s the first installment. πŸ™‚

today we celebrated the life and mourned the loss of a wonderful woman that I am proud to call “Grandma” even though I married into the family. Doris Puelston was a gem of a woman – spunky, happy and hospitable to the end. On Monday, the Lord called her home to glory and she rejoices with Him even now in her eternal home.

this picture was taken on Thanksgiving, which was one of the last times we were all together with her lucid and feeling chipper, despite the illness that ravaged her lungs.

today’s memorial service was a sweet time of remembering the special lady she was and her legacy of love remains among Kyle’s family members. And we all look forward to the day we will all be reunited in heaven!

the last picture of all of us

In memory of Doris M. Puelston – June 2, 1931 to January 17, 2011.



outside on a sunny, "warm" winters day

today (just got back now, in fact) J-Boy, Nikon and I took a lovely walk around our neighborhood. Packing a 30 lb. toddler on my back for 3/4 of a mile trudging through the sloshy snow was kind of challenging!

I wish I could let you hear Jack saying “snow” – its this cute, nasal sound that is more like “no”, but is different from the way he says no. I’m finding his language development so fun and fascinating. πŸ™‚

And yes, the pile of snow at the end of our driveway is as tall as me. thanks for noticing. πŸ˜›


week 1 of 52

This year I decided to do a 52 week self-portrait challenge. I’m not very technical behind the camera, and some of these will definitely be taken on my iPod (thank you, Hipstamatic app!), but I thought it would be a fun challenge for my narcissistic side to take a picture each week.

I promise to be creative sometimes!Β Β here I am last week: 1/52. With my Jaclyn Smith hair and all.