you capture – comfort

When I chose this week’s theme, I partly chose it to selfishly challenge myself to get my camera out and shoot this week. I also wanted it to be somewhat of a challenge.

I tried to think of things that bring me comfort … and the obvious came to mind. A cup of coffee in the morning. My daughter’s hugs and kisses. My husband’s hugs and kisses. A good book. Light summer rain. Waves on the beach. The scent of vanilla. Mom’s chicken and dumplings. Flip flops. Fresh sheets. Black and white chapstick (reminds me of my dad).

That beautiful light at the end of the day … or as my friend Kristin calls it, the day’s exhale. Oh yes.


My kiddo. I find comfort in the everyday. The things that make her her. Like wearing my glasses and “reading” the US Weekly.


I admit it. I love Tivo. At the end of the day when Emma’s asleep and hubby is teaching a night class, there’s nothing quite like sinking into the couch with a snack to catch up on my favorite shows.


Snuggled under the quilt my grandmother made.


So what brings you comfort? Or how did YOU interpret this week’s theme?

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And finally …



Next week, you’ll be back at Beth’s blog – thank you all for swinging over here for the past two weeks!! I had fun getting to know so many new bloggers! I wish I had time to add all of you to my Google reader!!

ps – I like exclamation points!!

52 Comment

  1. I love my tivo too. :)
    .-= Upstatemomof3´s last blog ..We Clean Up Pretty Well =-.

  2. Melissa says:

    Oh, these are all so great! I love the one of your little girl reading the magazine! I love exclamation points too!!!
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..Lola’s Easter Diet =-.

  3. Melissa says:

    Hey Keli,
    love your friends expression of the ‘day’s exhale’…will remember that one!
    Very cool blk n wht shot of your sweet little girl!
    Have a great week Keli!
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..You Capture…comfort =-.

  4. That quilt looks so cozy!
    .-= Jen Higgins´s last blog ..You Capture: Comfort =-.

  5. Oh my, I love, love, LOVE all these shots. My daughter does THE SAME THING with US Weekly. ;p

  6. Love your shots for this week. That one of your little girl is SO cute! :) And love the first one, too! Thanks again for hosting!
    .-= Austin-Lee´s last blog ..Chillin in the Bucket =-.

  7. Nancy says:

    I love your captures. The one of your daughter is priceless.

  8. I love my TiVo, too! Your little one is a cutie patootie!!!

    PS – I love exclamation points too! =)

  9. Love the picture of your daughter! SO cute!
    .-= shelly @naptime notes´s last blog ..You Capture —Comfort =-.

  10. Julie says:

    OH, TIVO, how do I love thee?? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS. I now find myself trying to fast forward real TV and getting angry at it for not working.

    OH, and your kid? CUTE. :-)
    .-= Julie´s last blog ..What Other Creations?? =-.

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  12. misty says:

    the tivo was awesome! Wish I’d of that…
    .-= misty´s last blog ..{You Capture- Comfort} =-.

  13. Stacia says:

    The day’s exhale … I could stand to exhale myself after this long day. Thanks for the “comforting” reminder. (And thanks for hosting You Capture!)
    .-= Stacia´s last blog ..Lollipop: A Dictionary, Part II =-.

  14. Beautifull Pictures! I especially love the days exhale one. Breathtaking! Thanks for hosting the You Capture too!
    .-= The Mom Venture Blog´s last blog ..Like This Blog? Vote For Me! =-.

  15. julie says:

    All beautiful. Love the one of your daughter. Oh, and of course Tivo. What would we do without it? :)
    .-= julie´s last blog ..You Capture: Comfort =-.

  16. Colleen says:

    I love the shot of your little . Adorable. Thanks for guest hosting!

  17. Jaime says:

    The first photo is beautiful, and I wish I could capture something like that (guess that’s what these challenges are all about!) And I love, love, love the photo of your daughter. She’s absolutely adorable!
    .-= Jaime´s last blog ..capturing comfort =-.

  18. There must be something about grandmothers and those quilts. My 95-y-o grandmother used to make quilts that looked just like that.

  19. Salena says:

    I knew this challenge as soon as I saw it…but then we got a dog and it brought a whole new meaning to me :)
    .-= Salena´s last blog capture~comfort =-.

  20. Beth says:

    Love the one of your daughter and the magazine!
    .-= Beth´s last blog ..You Capture Comfort =-.

  21. Elaine says:

    Oh man, Grandma’s quilt is a good one! That first shot is so beautiful and definitely comforting to me. And your little girl, we she is just crazy cute in that one!!
    .-= Elaine´s last blog ..Weighty Issues =-.

  22. Adeena says:

    Your girlie reading the magazine is too adorable! :D

    Love the quilt, too.
    .-= Adeena´s last blog ..You Capture – Comfort =-.

  23. KLZ says:

    I love the quilt!

    Thanks so much for hosting us the past two weeks.
    .-= KLZ´s last blog ..You Capture :: Comfort =-.

  24. Erin says:

    I love the picture of the day’s exhale!
    .-= Erin´s last blog ..Lovey =-.

  25. love everyone’s pictures!!!
    Thanks for hosting!
    .-= elizabeth Holder´s last blog ..Comfort. =-.

  26. lindsey :) says:

    great photos! love the first one! my interpretation on comfort was different than most i see listed so i thought that was interesting! (however my first link didn’t work for some reason so i added it again)

  27. AllisonO says:

    That quilt shot makes me want to snuggle up. Comfort indeed. Thanks for hosting!

  28. Deanna says:

    (First attempt at you capture) Wonderful pictures. I too love my DVR time at the end of the day. I just wish I could capture a shot of my DVR player and make it look like art like you do! Great job!
    .-= Deanna´s last blog ..You Capture: Comfort =-.

  29. nic says:

    ‘the day’s exhale.’ love that. your photos are all sublime, but the first is my veryfavorite. [there’s something about late evening light that makes me melancholy, nostalgic for a place i’ve never seen that feels exactly like home. sehnsucht, i think it’s called.]
    .-= nic´s last blog ..the rest of budapest. =-.

  30. Laura says:

    the sunlight one is perfect. feels warm.

  31. Deanna says:

    That photo of your little girl is awesome! I love DVRs and quilts too!
    .-= Deanna´s last blog ..You Capture – Comfort =-.

  32. nora says:

    The quilt looks perfect! And reading with mom’s glasses – Great!
    .-= nora´s last blog ..You Capture: Comfort =-.

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  34. Zak says:

    The shot of her catching up on the gossip cracks me up!
    .-= Zak´s last blog ..You Can’t Always Get What You Want, But You Get What You Need. AKA Long Live Naptime. =-.

  35. Lindsey says:

    This was tough, next week sounds harder… but I love the challenges! Thanks for hosting:-)

  36. The US Weekly photo is hilarious :) Great capture.

  37. Becca says:

    That first one is just stunning my friend :-) and how cute is emma in the glasses? :-) LOVE it!
    .-= Becca´s last blog ..Catch ya on the Flipside =-.

  38. kristenly says:

    beautiful photography! the first two are my favorite!
    .-= kristenly´s last blog capture: comfort =-.

  39. Love the picture of your daughter! So sweet.
    This week my comfort is not my own but that of two kittens that found their way to my back yard, the comfort we have given them and the comfort they give each other.

  40. Joy says:

    this is my first week to join. I’m so excited.
    .-= Joy´s last blog ..You Capture (Thursdays) =-.

  41. Susan says:

    Tivo was a good one! Love the “days exhale” as well.
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..You Capture: Comfort =-.

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  43. Kim says:

    I love my Tivo also, it is the best thing ever. Your daughter is so cute. Thanks for hosting you capture, it has been fun visiting your blog. :)

  44. Anne says:

    You know I didn’t even think about the TIVO…great choice. I couldn’t watch some of my favorties without it. I love the pic with you sweetheart wearing your glasses. Too cute.
    .-= Anne´s last blog ..You Capture – Comfort =-.

  45. L says:

    Hello Keli,
    Thank you for hosting You Capture. I’ve entered one submission for both FEET and COMFORT…and I follow your blog now! Peace be with you and your family,
    .-= L´s last blog ..double entry of "You Capture"… =-.

  46. As usual, I’m a late poster for You Capture, but I love looking at everyones photos! Great job on yours Keli! I love your quilt pic. Blankets made by Grandma’s is my theme too. :)
    .-= Teri Sommer´s last blog ..You Capture: Comfort =-.

  47. Paula says:

    This is my first time participating in YOU CAPTURE. It didn’t turn out just the way I wanted but hopefully each week will get better. I am excited to get out my camera and have some fun! I love the pic of your quilt, I love my quilt my grandma made for me, I have a pic of it in my collage that I posted. Can’t wait to post again.

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