Monday, June 7, 2010

Alphabet Challenge-Letter J

Hi everyone!! Today's letter is


Yummy JIF Peanut Butter!!!  Check out MommyPlus5 as well, for her take on the challenge! Until Next time!


Alphabet Challenge, Letter I

Ha!! I completely spaced Friday's posting of the letter I!!  Oops! 


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Alphabet Challenge-Letter H


H can also be healthy, for which is something that I wish I was! I have the worst immune system ever!! Ugh! I slept from 10am to 6pm and I'm ready to go back to bed! See you Friday for letter I! Don't forget to check out my friends Mommyplus5 and ABC's of Photography

Until Next Time,

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Alphabet Challenge-Letter G

Sorry that I'm a day late!! I had to work yesterday and came home sick and not wanting to do anything.  So, here is your G for today..or yesterday!

A small collection of our games.  Don't forget to check out MommyPlus5 and ABC's Of Photography!!   See you tomorrow for our next letter!!   

Friday, May 28, 2010

Alphabet Challenge-Letter F


It's Friday!!  I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! Don't forget to check out MommyPlus5 and ABC's of Photography for their take on the challenge!  See you all on Monday for G!


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Alphabet Challenge-Letter E

E-Eggs...Candy Eggs that is. 

This one was a tough one today!  Thanks to my brother-in-law for bringing candy over so I could photograph it...and eat it.  haha   Don't forget to check out MommyPlus5 and the ABC's of Photography for their take on the challenge!  We'll see you on Friday for the letter F!! 

Monday, May 24, 2010

Alphabet Challenge-Letter D

D- Dandelion

It's that time of year, the dandelions are everywhere.  I happen to really like dandelions, even if they are a weed.  I don't, however, like them ALL over my yard.  A few here and there is fine. 

Don't forget to check out MommyPlus5's take on the challenge!!  I am also please to announce that another friend is joining in on the Challenge.  Check out her ABCs of Photography!  I'll see you on Wednesday for E!  Yikes, there are no elephants around here. haha!  See ya Wednesday!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Alphabet Challenge-C

C-Canine Casanova, Chachi!  ( If I was playing Scattergories, that would be a nice one! haha) 

This is Chachi, my sweet, sweet dog.  I call him Casanova because everyone that meets him just loves him.  He is a really sweet dog.  This is him dancing for some food from Victoria.  He really wanted her toaster struedel. 

Have a great weekend everyone!   

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Alphabet Challenge-Letter B

I apologize for the random, unknown time of posting.  My work schedule is a little crazy and its really hard to tell when I will post.  Today's challenge was pretty easy, or at least I took the easy way out.  haha  I haven't looked at MommyPlus5, so I don't know what she has posted for today.  I can't wait to see it.  I had one picture that I really wanted to post, but it's on the blackberry and it's having issues sending it.  If it ever loads, I'll post that one too.  For now, here's today's picture!

B-Baby Boy  

My cousin JD.  So stinkin' cute!  We bought him a high chair the other and he just loves it.  By this point, though, he was tired of me taking his picture.  I love that look on his face.  He's such a cute baby boy that turns 1 very soon!! 
Don't forget to stop by Mommyplus5 and check out her take on the Alphabet Challenge!! That's where I'm going next! 

Until next time,

Edited at 6:42pst by Daisylynn Photography

The picture finally showed up in my inbox.  These were in the back of my friends truck and I had to take a pic.  Sorry for the horrible quality, but that's a blackberry picture for ya. 


Have a great night! 

Monday, May 17, 2010

Alphabet Challenge-Letter A

Today is day one of a new challenge, the alphabet challenge! My good friend, fellow blogger and photographer, is joining me with this challenge, so please visit her site as well!  If you would like to join in on the challenge, feel free! Just let me know and I will be sure to include a link on page. 

Monday, Wednesday and Friday are our challenge days, so come back and see how different our takes our on the same letter.  It's going to be fun!

Today's letter is

A-Arachnophobia (fear of spiders, for those that don't know)

I am NOT a fan of spiders! I hate them, actually.  I am actually afraid that they are going to jump on me and eat me alive or something.   This one was about to be squished on the bottom of my shoe, but it ran away before I could kill it.  I know, I know, spiders are great because they eat insects and all that fun stuff.  But, I don't think we would have missed this one. 

Come back on Wednesday for letter B of the challenge and don't forget to visit Mommyplus5 for her take on the alphabet. 
Tuesday, May 11, 2010


There are those that are born into a great family unit and that unit stays close and tight-knit throughout your entire life.  There are those that were born into their ideal family unit.  There are those of us that weren't.  For some reason or another there are people who don't really get the concept of what a true family is.  Family isn't about flesh and blood and dna.  It's about heart.  I will be 31 years old this July.  I met my family 20 years ago.  This isn't to say that I didn't have parents growing up.  I did.  They were abusive and it took me having my daughter to realize that that version of family was not the version that I wanted my daughter to know.  My true family came in the form of my very best friend, Christine and her family. Her mom is my mom(Carol), her brother is my brother(William) and she is my sister.  Biology doesn't have a damn thing to do with family.   Biology didn't matter to those that birthed me.  Family is about those that are there for you through the thick and thin and don't hurt you.  That whole you don't get choose your family line is bullshit.  I chose mine and they chose me right back.  Today my family hurts. 

My brother, William, was shot and killed last night.  We are all hurting. My family is so far away and I wish that I could be there with them.  They are all in my thoughts and my prayers.  A mother should never have to bury their child. To my mom, I love you! Thank you so much for all that you've ever done for me and accepting me into your home and your heart as one of your own.  William, you will be missed greatly.  I know you are in a better place now, I'm just sad that you're journey here on earth had to end so quickly. 

My best friend and sister.  I love you more than you'll ever know.  I still treasure this page you made for me.  It's in my office and I look at it daily and thank God for you  and your family. My family.  20 years.  Wow, we're old.  We're so young in this picture and we're even better friends now than we were back then. 

William Benel, rest in peace and know that you have a bunch of people down here that love you and can't wait to see you again. 

"No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow". ~Euripides
Monday, May 10, 2010

The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child

Happy Mother's Day! Mother's day at my house was just perfect! I got to sleep in, which is always nice.  Mark and the kids made me breakfast in bed.  I got a card from each of them.  They were very cute and sweet cards. I also go beautiful flowers and chocolate. 

My Mother's Day loot.  I'm incredibly blessed to have to two fantastic kids and a wonderful man in my life who show me love on a daily basis. 

A couple close-ups of my beautiful flowers.  My honey knows me so well and knows which flowers are 'perfect' for me. 

After a wonderful morning we went to Post Falls and had nice little hike.  It was gorgeous outside today. 
Here are my two wonderful kids and I on Mother's Day, 2010 in Post Falls. 

They are such goofballs, which makes me love them that much more! 

My three loves on Mother's Day.  May 9, 2010.  I love them with everything I have! Thank you guys for such a wonderful day!! I love you Mark, Sean, and Victoria! 
Friday, May 7, 2010

A Daughter is a Gift of Love.

I woke this morning feeling like I had been run over by train.  Then it backed up and ran over me again and again and again.  The last thing that I wanted to do was get out of bed, let alone go anywhere.  But I had to.  My daughter's Kindergarten Mother's Day program was today and there was no way I was going to miss it.  I'm so glad that I went, even though all I wanted to do was sleep and get rid of that damned train that kept running me over.  She did such a great job! They sang lots of songs, which is amazing that they remembered them all.  Then her teacher, Mrs. Smith, and the kids read I'll Love You Forever.  What a great book.  After the program we went back into the classroom where all the moms were given a gift and ice cream and cookies.  The other day, while cleaning up my office, I found this picture in with a pile of scrapbooking magazines.  It was taken January 1, 2006.  She was just 2 months shy of being 2.  She's the best thing that has ever happened to me.  I love her so much, she's such a sweet kid and just an amazing kind spirit. 

The picture below is my Mother's Day for 2010.  What an amazingly beautiful treasure that I will keep for a lifetime.  I'm truly blessed to have such a wonderful daughter.  I'm sure I'll need to re-read this post when she's a teenager and hates me, haha.

After her program, on the way home, she asked me "How come you didn't take any pictures of my program, mama?"  Ugh!! "Mama is sick baby and didn't even think about the camera."  What a lousy excuse!!  Even more reason that I need to have a small digital camera in my purse at all times. 

Mama loves you, Victoria!

I'll love you Forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living, my baby you'll be!  XOXOXO
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

She wanted her picture taken too!

How could I resist that face??? So there ya go, my pretty princess..NOT showing off her missing tooth.  We can't always get what we want, right?

It's a Dog Eat Dog World!

Meet Diesel! We're doggy sitting for a couple of weeks and this guy is just way too sweet.  Techinically we aren't doggy sitting, but Sunny is and she is staying with us, so I guess that means we are doggy sitting.  I don't mind.  This guy is a sweetheart.  He's only 5 months old. 

Look at that cute little face!!!!  I'm not quite sure what the breed is, but it doesn't matter.  This little guy just loves to be petted and loved. 

This guy is Neo.  It's Byron and Sunny's dog.  He's an ok dog, too, but I don't like him much when he gets into the trash.  Other than that we get along just fine!

Here's MY Chachi!  He's such a sweet dog.  Probably the best dog I've ever had!

My handsome little Chachi.  My dear friend, Christi, loves my dog so much that the purple tag that you see him wearing says I love Christi.  HAHA  She got that for him and some heart shaped treats.  She really is in love with my dog.  

Have a great Wednesday!!
Sunday, May 2, 2010

I love where I live!

My honey and I went for a drive last Saturday and I snapped this picture as he was driving in Selle Valley.  How can you not just love this?  Northern Idaho is just absolutely gorgeous.  It's definitely a photographers dream location. 
Thursday, April 22, 2010

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds

It was a rainy kind of day today, but the rain went away long enough for to get these pictures.  It was also rather chilly today.  I suppose it was that cold, but after a few days of 70 degree weather, I think we got a little spoiled.  I am definitely ready for Spring to show it's face and start greening things up a little more and I definitely can't wait to see things start to bloom. 

I hope everyone had a great Thursday!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I'm still alive!

I know, it's been a while, I've been incredibly busy lately.  I did kind of make the decision that I need to to do what makes me happy and makes me feel fulfilled.  Photography is one of those things.  It's not just what I do, it's who I am.  I love it and it gives me a sense of  being.  Not sure why my laptop publishes in the middle of a post, but whatever, lol.   I missed this blog and I hope the readers missed me and my pictures.  Here is picture that I took this afternoon after the kids got home from school and after my 1-mile walk.  Tori, my princess.  She's a little special, but she's still mine and I'll claim her always.

Friday, January 29, 2010

For the baby..

Before you freak out, no, I am NOT pregnant! But my bestest friend in the whole world is!!!  My Godbaby is scheduled to be here in June. I can't wait!! I'll be in NC in July to meet him/her! 
Thursday, January 28, 2010

Good night, Moon!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Special Thank You!

I would like to give a very heartfelt thank you to my friend, Veronica R, for all of her help in making my blog design.  V, you are amazing and I'm very grateful for you.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your help!!  You rock!!! 

Stop by V's site and join her on her journey to take a picture every day of the year. Yep 365 pics for your enjoyment!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Believe it or not...

This is a picture of the sun this afternoon! Mark brought home a cool lens and took this picture of the sun.  Pretty cool!
Saturday, January 23, 2010

Moyie Bridge

Icy Waters

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Macro shot

These are macro shots of the sand at City Beach here in Sandpoint.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fun in the snow

It's Tough Being Cute...

One day I'll Quit.,..

A Few Black & Whites

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Yep, that's my sweet dog!  He looks so stinkin' cute when he crosses his legs.  He's such a sweet dog, too.  A bit of a pet whore, but he's the sweetest dog in the world!!! 

The National Bird

Here's another one from yesterday.


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