Yearly Archives: 2011

Christmas at Home

We celebrated christmas at home by having breakfast treats, openings presents, playing with new toys, eating pizza for lunch and hanging our together while staying in our jammies all day.  I was most excited to give the kids new cameras. They have anjoyed their previous cameras in spurts and I wanted to get them something […]

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The first egg

The day after thanksgiving Josh found our first egg. To celebrate Buffy’s accomplishment we scrambled it and shared bites (after photographing it of course).

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Playing in the backyard

Chickens, play structure and kids, oh my! Fun in the backyard in November.

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Trick or Treating (and a bit of a historical tour)

For as long as we have had kids, we have trick or treated with the Brutlers (not their real name just how they are known around our house). Over the years the kids have grown and my low light photography skills have improved dramatically but our Halloween night date has remained the same. It is […]

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‘Twas the night before Halloween

and all through our house there were preparations for the big event. Well, the preparations have been happening for quite sometime as grandma has lovingly sewn and assembled the necessary items for the transformation of our children to a princess and a ninja (thanks again mom). The kids were waiting all day for the arrival […]

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Kittens, Goats, and Pumpkins! Oh My.

On one of the most beautiful fall Saturday afternoons, our family went to Schuster’s Playtime Farm. We’ve been there almost every year since Ben was little. It is great to watch the farm expand its activities every year and even though we could have spent all day playing, we had just a few hours because I […]

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Chickens first adventure

We got our chickens as day old chicks. They have lived in our garage and my husband built them a beautiful coop. We have been waiting for our fence to be able to let our chickens out for their first adventure. Lately they’ve seemed eager to get out and so we thought that they would come running. […]

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Chickens: Now in their permanent home!

This past weekend jrh finished the final touches on the coop (installing the roosting pole and hanging the food and watering containers). Before I left for some weekend shoots in Milwaukee we ceremoniously moved the chicks one by one from the garage to their brand new coop. The kids were very excited and we took some photos […]

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Chicks: Now with feathers and names

Our little fluffy chicks are huge! They have real feathers on their wings and this week a few of them have been named. I thought that we would continue to call them by their breed names rather than pet names; however, over the weekend I was informed that the Red Star is now named Comrade. The […]

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Great grandparents and Great-Grandparents

Great grandparents set their grandkids up on a hot day with a sprinkler. Great grandparents let their grandkids get covered in mud by jumping into a big hole in the yard (future pond or waterfeature). Great-Grandparents (specifically Great-Grandpa’s) respond to their Great-grandson’s admonishment of his smoking by saying that “your Grandpa used to smoke. He […]

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