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Friday, April 30, 2010

GMYBS: Joy Ride

Our God is an awesome God he Reigns

from heaven above with wisdom,

power and love,

our God is an Awesome God.

Give me your best shot at Better in BulkI took a joy ride this morning.  I went to Westport. I didn’t drive there for any particular reason. I just wanted to visit the Mendocino Coastline.  I usually don’t carry my camera with me in the suburban, but for some reason it was with me today.  I managed to capture some photos along the way while Christian snoozed in the backseat. 

Joy RideMy favorite part of the drive to Westport is this tree tunnel.  This photo really doesn’t do it justice. I wish that I could have stopped in the middle of the road and shot straight up at the trees. For fear of being run over, I decided against it. 

joy ride2  Some days I can’t believe how blessed I am to live in a place that I am surrounded by so much natural beauty.  Our God really is awesome isn’t He?

Ten Mile2Can you believe I live here? I know the weather isn’t always the greatest, but look at the view!

ten mile  It just doesn’t get better than this!

What have you been photographing this week?  Please share over at Better in Bulk!



How did that happen?  Remember when I told you all that I had taken a photo walk in Mendocino CA?  The moss photo that I took. . .was featured in a photography community!


I recently started entering my photos into the Tamron Photo Contest on the I Heart Faces Network. Well, it’s one of the featured photos today in the photos section of the network! This is definitely an accomplishment for me. I’m very excited. Even if I don’t win the contest, I am honored to have been featured in this community of such artistic and beautiful photographers.  Thanks I Heart Faces!


Thursday, April 29, 2010


Are they really all that terrible? 


I mean, does Mr. Moo really look that terrible to you?


I don’t think so.


You Capture: Spring



What does spring mean for the McFadden Family?  It means so many things, let us show you.

It means flowers.


It means birds.


It means umbrellas.


It means sunshine.


It means trips to the park.


What does spring mean for you?

Head over to I should be folding laundry and share you photos of spring.


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Showers of Blessings

My friends and family are the best.  I know what your thinking: everyone thinks that about their friends and family. Well I can say it honestly.  My friends and family are the best.  One friend in particular put a lot of time and energy into planning a beautiful shower for Peanut and I. She had a few helpers, but most of the work was done on her own. It was amazing.  Don’t take my word for it though, check out the photos below:


Every guest who brought a package of diapers to the shower was entered in a drawing for a door prize.  Check out the diaper cake, Nichole (the host) made it herself.

diaper cake

If you haven’t guessed already it was a fire truck theme.  Can’t have baby boys without fire trucks.  Just ask Hubby.  The tables had fire trucks on them with balloon bouquets attached.


We made Thank You water bottles (labels courtesy of Bean Sprout Studio) for guests.


Build your own Curry Chicken Salad and Salmon Salad Sandwiches, Fresh Veggies, Fruit Salad, and sweet treats were on the menu.



Along with beautiful beverages.  





To top it all off, a wonderfully perfect Cake made by Kerryjane.



No baby shower would be complete without games. Especially the clothes pin game. You know the one where you can’t say baby or someone takes your clothes pin?


There were gifts. Peanut and I really didn’t need anything since this is our third boy and we have saved all of our baby clothes. The gifts that we received were very special to me.



some handmade by family members,


some off my baby registry,


and some that guests just thought would be nice for us to have.

Our family is truly blessed to have such wonderful people to surround us with love.  Thank you everyone who helped make our shower wonderful, you are all very special to us.

See, don’t I have the best friends and family?


Side Note: The weather was awesome, I prayed all month for no rain. God is good isn’t he?

I Heart Faces: Smile

Smiles are the theme this week.  Smiles are the theme most days around here, but I couldn’t find a single photo that I loved more than one I shot at my sister-in-law’s wedding.  My husband was the officiate of the ceremony as he is an ordained Baptist minister. The photo that I am entering this week emanates the joy that he felt in joining not just two hearts, but the hearts of his sister and his soon to be brother-in-law together.  Every wedding should have such joy and love in the air. It really was a magical day for not only the bride and groom, but for the people who shared it with them. 


Smiles are contagious aren’t they?  Want to give everyone a reason to smile?  Head over to I Heart Faces and share your smiles with us all!


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Baby Shower Time

Today, I will be celebrating with friends and family the upcoming arrival of Peanut.  It’s going to be a ton of fun and absolutely beautiful. I will post lots of photos later, but here’s a sneak peak at the theme and colors*.  


Well I better go get ready for the big day.  Children must be fed breakfast at least before I leave them with hubby.


*Names, addresses, and phone numbers removed to protect the host and guests.

Friday, April 23, 2010

GMYBS: spring

Give me your best shot at Better in Bulk

On the joys of spring time. Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, babies are being born.  It’s an amazing season. I am having so much fun with my camera right now. I hope you are too.


Cherry Blossoms are amazing aren’t they?  I just love spring. I hope you do too, because my shots this week are all springy.

cherryblossom and a little bit of moss hanging from an oak.

mossI just love the colors that spring brings too.

flowers4 What have you been capturing this week? Head over to Better in Bulk to show us your best shots.

Next week I will share photos of my baby shower. It’s tomorrow.


I Heart Faces: Fix It Friday



Check out this beautiful snow angel!

fixt it

Here’s my fix:

fixt it2

Happy Friday all. Head over to I heart faces to join in the editing fun.