I recently finished a project I was working on in Kaden’s room – it started out with adding a light/fan fixture to the ceiling (there was no electricity to the ceiling in that room when I started) and slowly took on a life of it’s own from there (new texture, paint, baseboards, floor moulding, window moulding etc).  Enjoy the pics!
 

WINDOW BEFORE:
dsc_3602This is what a standard window in our house currently looks like…

TEXTURE BEFORE:
dsc_3604And this is what the standard texture looks like…

WINDOW AFTER:
dsc_3608And this is what the window in Kaden’s room looks like now, freshly encased with stained pine.

TEXTURE AFTER:
dsc_3611New smoother texture (this allowed me to easily hide the work I had to do to get electricity to the ceiling, but his room consumed 3 boxes of mud!)

dsc_3605Here is the room from his doorway – the paint is sort of a dark taupe-ish color

dsc_3609And here is is looking back from the window towards the door, including the new light fixture.

Today April, Kaden and I headed up to Empire Mine to try to get Kaden’s 9 month pictures taken.  Here are some of the best pics from our time .  Enjoy!

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April, Kaden, Blazer and I were able to take a trip up the Yerington earlier this month.  Here are some pictures from a walk we did there…

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Today we returned from spending the weekend with Lyndsey, David, and Dee-Dee up at my parents house in Yerington.  Incedentally, my parents were there too:).  This was basically our Christmas get-together. Enjoy the pictures!

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Hey friends and family.  Yesterday April and I took Kaden out to capture his 6 month pictures.  We went to the Empire Mine which provides a TON of photography options – we were only there for 25 minutes and came out with over 200 pictures (I paired them down to about 40 at home:))!  Here are 10 of the best we took that day…

 

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I really wanted the picture to feel like fall, which meant leaves.  We got some leaf shots, but in the end, I don’t think they were our best…
 

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Kaden likes to eat anything he can touch, so he had a great time with all of those leaves!
 

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April and Kaden sitting in the leaves with the sun behind them…

 

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This is the same spot with Kaden standing – he is getting really tall!
 

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Kaden is really interested in people, and there were some ladies behind us here that really captured his attention…
 

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Still looking at those ladies:)
 

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This is back in the garden area at the mine.  It was nice that Kaden can sit by himself, but let me tell you, getting him to sit with anything resembling stillness was a challenge!
 

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Crawling on the bricks.
 

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I believe this was the shot of the day for us.  This is the one we will be printing and hanging in our home…
 

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On Saturday April, Kaden and I explored the Biblical Gardens for the first time (its right down the street from us – I can’t believe it took us this long to check it out!).  Here are some pictures:

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This last week, April, Kaden, Blazer and I were able to go camping with April’s parents at Half Moon Bay.  Below are several pictures from our trip!

Kaden enjoys “Nana’s” lap

 

One foggy morning Blazer got to run free on the beach for a bit

 

Our dog has it rough, doesn’t he?

 

April, Nana, and Kaden on the same foggy morning

 

This is the first time Kaden has seen an ocean

 

Kaden was really interested in the birds, so April made a game of chasing them with him

 

Personally, I think she looks a bit intense about it:)

 

All the birds sufficiently chased, they head back to camp

 

The was the view back at camp.  I’m sorry, it just looked like a scene from a trailor park, so I had to shoot it.

 

April’s parents enjoying the ocean literally feet from our campsite

 

April and Kaden on the beach

 

Here I am with him

 

OK, so we actually abuse our dog.  Coaxing failed, April tries brute force to get Blaze to go into the water

 

She may be tiny, but she won this time

 

Sunset on one of the days the fog bank didn’t block the sun

 

One morning when I walked Blaze we found a tennis ball on the beach, which he thuroughly enjoyed

 

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Wind was a factor most days, but it usualy died down when the sun went down

 

One day we checked out a lighthouse that was south of us.  Unfortunatley, most of it was closed in by fencing.  Here is the house below the lighthouse…

 

…and here is the lighthouse