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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

{10/365} Admiration

All my boys admiring our newest addition. Life is wonderful, at least for the moment.



Adoption Finalization Day

Supportive Friends and Family

Hubby is home ALL DAY

Plans to ride the Skunk Train this week


Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Nothing better on a warm sunny day than a kiddy pool and a slide!


Monday, June 28, 2010

I Heart Faces: Pets Only

It’s Pets Week over at I Heart Faces, but any old animal will do.  I just love this goose. In the town of Mendocino there is a pond. In that pond there are many geese. This one screams unique to me.  Doesn’t it to you?


Please head on over to I Heart Faces to see all the other beautifully unique animals this week.


{6,7,8/365} Baby

feet Arm face

Peanut had a well-baby check last Tuesday. The pediatrician said he looks healthy, happy, and well-fed.  He weighed in at 6 lbs. 5 0z. just 4.5 oz less than birth weight. He is eating every 4 hours and sleeps fairly well at night. He has started smiling, not sure if it’s voluntary, but he seems to like his mommy an awful lot.

Daily Blessings

Consistent Sunny and Warm Days

One-on-One time with Little Fire Chief (went to see Toy Story 3 in 3D)

Snuggles from all of my boys

Supportive and loving church friends family




Friday, June 25, 2010



You know that it is summertime in the McFadden household when the grill is turned up and the sweet aroma of cilantro and tomatoes wafts in the sliding glass door. Yummy!

Daily Blessings

Mr. Moo politely asking to go outside (to pee).


Slipping into my pre-pregnancy CK Jeans

Tiny Baby Feet

Fresh Salsa and Chicken Fajitas

Tree Climbing



Give Me Your Best Shot

Give me your best shot at Better in Bulk

I have some spare time today so I thought I would participate in Lolli’s Give Me Your Best Shot.



Can you guess what we made?

What have you been doing this week?  Head over to Better in Bulk and show us!


Thursday, June 24, 2010

{3,4/365} Pwetzels and Apple Pie


This morning Hubby was cutting up Pineapple to put into a smoothie. Mr. Moo had a taste and immediately came to tell me

“apple pie, good mommy”.

Do you mean Pineapple sweetie?

“Yeah Pinewapple!”


Not only has Mr. Moo discovered “apple pie” this week, but his other favorite snack is" “Pwetzels”. We had oatmeal, pineapple, watermelon, smoothie, and Pwetzels for breakfast this morning.


He was a pretty happy boy.


Peanut  {one week old}, only wakes once at night.

Sunny Summer Days

Time with Hubby

McFadden Photography getting up and running


Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Today’s photo was hard to choose, so many good things came from today.  I think my favorite by far though has to be of Little Fire Chief reading to Mr. Moo. What a good big brother he is!

big brother

Daily Blessings

a good well-baby checkup

boys playing well together indoors most of the day

Baby sleeping until almost 9 AM


Monday, June 21, 2010


My 365 Project starts today.  Along with a photo a day, I will be posting some daily blessings. I think it is important to maintain a good attitude through everything. Finding the tiny daily blessings in each day helps to keep your chin up and remember that God is in control and it is only by His mercy and grace that life exists for each one of us. 


Daily Blessings:

Hubby is home!

Warm weather for boys to play in.

8 hours of sleep (interrupted every 4 hours of course).



Sunday, June 20, 2010

New Addition

I know that you have all been waiting on bated breath for an update. So without further ado, please give a warm welcome to James Troy. All photos watermarked in this post were taken by my good friend Nichole. It was such a blessing to have her there recording our precious memories for us.

babyjames Peanut was born on June 17 2010, weighing 6 lbs 10.6 oz, measuring 19 inches long.scalejamesHe is a happy and healthy little man.  We love him dearly and are feel so privileged to have him.


Mr. Moo and Little Fire Chief are adjusting to the change very nicely and love their new brother dearly.

daddy's boys We are blessed beyond measure.



Up next, I am starting a 365 project.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Hi everyone. I will be taking a hiatus from blogging for a while. We are due to be induced tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM. I anticipate that we will have Peanut sometime tomorrow afternoon.  I will definitely get on here long enough to post some photos but that will probably be all for a while. I want to make sure that Little Fire Chief and Mr. Moo have lots of time to bond with Peanut and that we have plenty of adjustment period to go around. Plus, Hubby will be home for seven (yes I said 7) weeks and I want to spend as much time with him as possible.  I might participate in an I Heart Faces contest here and there, and may post some photos from time to time, but for now, this is goodbye See Ya Soon!


Over my hiatus I will be working with someone to update my blog and there will be a photography blog added. I am working on building my portfolio and then will set up a legitimate business within the next few months.  I can not wait to see what our futures have in store for us. 

See you soon!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I Heart Faces: Babies


I can’t tell you how much I love photographing babies! I’ve only had the opportunity to photography mine and two others, but what an honor! Here’s another photo from one of my recent Father’s Day shoots. I hope you enjoy it.


Please head over to I Heart Faces and check out all the other baby love this week.


PS. We will be welcoming Peanut into the world on Thursday! Woohoo!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

GMYBS: Portraits

Give me your best shot at Better in Bulk

I had so much fun the other day shooting some more Father’s Day portraits. Here are few from the mini-session.


This one’s my favorite from the day. This little guy is just a sweetie.


Who doesn’t love a baby in a tree?


aren’t those eyes just amazing?


These boys were so much fun to photograph. They were eating the “silly faces time” up!


What have you been photographing lately?  Share with us over at Better in Bulk today!


You Capture: Fun



I will admit that I took these photos Saturday, and thought they don’t portray people having fun, I had fun taking them.

I took Mr. Moo the Ukiah Airport Air Show.  We saw planes, helicopters, and fire trucks!


Helicopters are fun right?


What about bi-planes?

fire truck

Oh okay, Fire Trucks are more fun you say?

future fire fighter

Oh, you wanted to see Mr. Moo?  He was so overwhelmed, but all we have heard about for 4 days now is, Helicopters and Airplanes.


Here’s some real fun, Mr. Moo’s Grandma brought a container of Lady Bugs for him to release. He was pretty excited about getting to hold all these lovelies.

Did you have fun this week? Head over to I should be folding laundry and join in the photo fun.


PS. I had an OB appointment on Tuesday. We are scheduled to be induced on Thursday Morning. Next weeks You Capture may just have photos of Little Peanut.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

I Heart Faces: Play



The theme over at I Heart Faces this week is Play. There isn’t ever a dull moment when Mr. Moo is outside. This photo was taken at the Point Cabrillo Light Station in Caspar, CA. I did a little photo shoot for some of the children that we attend church with.  The goal was to capture memories for their daddies for Father’s Day.  I think that Hubby will love this one of Mr. Moo as it really shows his beautiful personality. 

Won’t you play along with us? Head over to I Heart Faces and join in the playful fun!