4/29/14

photo challenge for one good thread

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I'm not one for usually asking for help, but I am so excited that my photograph has made it into the top fifteen for the One Good Thread photo challenge. I would love your help in getting to the next stage. If you could head on over to their Facebook page and like the photo of Jessica standing against the fence (photo above) it would mean the world to us. You can click here to like.

Thank you so much friends for your amazing support!

4/28/14

easter weekend

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Our Easter weekends seem to repeat themselves year after year. They have quickly become filled with the traditions of egg hunts and coloring contests, face paintings and celebrations. Easter is a time for gatherings, for friends and for family and each year we hold on tighter and tighter to these traditions and ideals.

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
Mae West

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I hope you found celebrations and good times in your Easter days! This is our Easter weekend, told through photographs and few words.

Face painting | Egg Coloring | Easter Morning | Too Much Cuteness After Mass | The Family Photo I Had to Capture | Blowing Bubbles and Tossing Balloons | Setting the Dinner Table | The Egg Hunt, Jess was the only one I managed to catch | The Kid's Table | Easter Goodies



4/23/14

15/52 + Matilda Jane Giveaway Winner

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"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

Jonas: Still a builder and lover of legos.
Joshua: Tired and dirty from the muddy soccer fields.
Jessica: Dressed finely in her Easter crown.

Thank you Jodi for hosting this series.
Still catching up. I'll post 16/52 this weekend.

The winner of the Matilda Jane Giveaway is Angie Alford! Congrats Angie. I'll send you an email shortly.

4/16/14

waiting with patience.

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He waited, beneath the warmth of the silent spring and the clear blue skies. And as he waited he allowed the tiny specks of light to dance across his body. At times he even reached out into thin air, hoping to capture the transparent beams. The morning was cool but the warm sun welcomed bare skin that yearned to be touched. Winter was long, an endless sea of white snow and crisp air. The time of a new season called his name as he gazed into the still empty woods.

He waited, silently and patiently, for his days to quickly become consumed with the adventures that summer holds in her hands. And as he waited, with his hands tightly tucked in his pockets, he danced across the grass.

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As I look out my window I can see bright green grass dusted with a soft covering of snow. But slowly that snow will melt and spring will be reveled. We're crossing our fingers that it arrives in time for Easter!

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4/13/14

14/52

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"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

Jonas: He ran with the untouched winds, wild and free.
Joshua: He danced beneath spring blossoms and open blue skies.
Jessica: She sang softly to the rhythm of nature.

Thank you Jodi for hosting this series.

Still playing a bit of catch up. I'll post our 15/52 later this week.

4/11/14

signs of spring + a Matilda jane giveaway CLOSED

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Spring blooms in a silent subtle light.
We waited still and calm
beneath open blue skies and wild winds.
Our thoughts carried along
like fluttering monarch wings
And suddenly,
we were happy.

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Jess is wearing a Cloudy Puffer Tee, Love Bug Knot Top and Sweetheart Leggings from Matilda Jane.

All Matilda Jane pieces are made to mix and match, which is great for our lifestyle. The look is a little bit shabby chic and a little bit bohemian and the perfect style for any occasion. I have been a fan of Matilda Jane clothing since before Jessica was born and love the styles they offer for children and women.

// GIVEAWAY //
Matilda Jane is offering one lucky Yellow Finch reader a $50 gift card towards their purchase! To enter the giveaway follow Yellow Finch Blog (follow here on Bloglovin) then visit their site and come back here to leave a comment telling us which items you love. It's that easy!

For extra entries you can:
Like Matilda Jane on Facebook
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**Please leave a separate comment for each entry**

Good luck!
Giveaway ends next Friday April 18th at midnight.
Winner will be announced on Monday.

4/9/14

13/52

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"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

Jonas: A rare moment; sleeping in the sunlight. All this soccer really does wear him out.
Joshua: Caught playing while the record player sang in the background. Mumford and Sons, his favorite.
Jessica: A not so rare moment. She may fight those naps, but she falls asleep as quickly as can be in the car.

Thank you Jodi for hosting this series.