Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Now getting the photo was another story, the church was so tall and there was a house in the way so I would be like a peeping tom if I backed up far enough to get the full church so I laid in their driveway (yep laid down, not even kidding) with my tri-pod leaning back on me just so I could hold it still enough. Totally worth it.
Here is the color version
Friday, January 29, 2010
So they came to visit, not that Shan wanted to give into her silliness. I on the other hand think I was having a hard time concentrating too since I hadn't seen my Miss El or Garrett-Man in a while. :) Here is the photo of 2 gone and 2 more really wiggly.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Now the question is how did I take a photo of the inside of my camera bag when my camera is in the bag...... that some creative photoshopping!! Okay, it's my 2nd camera, 1st SLR, that I still have, I have my first camera a 35mm too, they have taken up residency on my closet shelf. I'm on my 4th camera and dream of a 5th.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Here is Self Portrait Happy Tuesday
And for a Triple Play here is a fun artistic Photoshop version of the same photo
I was on the waiting list for this bag for about the last month, I got an e-mail that they were again in stock, I ordered it and they were sold out within 1 hour of the e-mail. It is fantastic and I'm so glad I responded as quickly as I did, gotta love that Internet shopping. :)
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
I'm not ready to do any painting yet in the house but I wanted to snap a few pictures with some fun colors so I did the color wheel again and got lots of great color coordinating photos. Here are two of my many favorites.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I can't help it, sunflare makes me want to enjoy a summer drink.
So since I didn't take a picture of my slush you get to see the sunflare and make your own Margarita slush and drink the whole bucket by next week. Deal?
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I do have favorite candles like Yankee Candle "Midsummer Night", or now a new favorite is the WoodWick Candle "Fireside". They pop and crackel just like burning wood and they smell great. I got my first one as a gift from a friend when I left my job, I've since searched high and low for where I could get them.... yep I found em' and have another one. The photo is of my red t-lights they make me happy for Happy Tuesday.
Monday, January 18, 2010
I don't ask this often but I am going to ask you to keep our son-in-law Jesse, along with Lynn and Mallory in your prayers. My motherly instincts has no idea what to do for them besides pray. Right now all we can do is wait for the next step. You can read her story here.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
I love my kids more than anything on earth, however we didn't raise them to live with us forever (but they could :) ) so when they move out and make their own life we have done our job. They all have made us very proud.
We love you Adam and I hope school this semester goes well for you without the long drive or not having to get up so dog-gone early in the morning.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Okay so I drove my truck about 2 miles down the backroad. I love the smoke coming from the house above the trees on the top right and then more smoke coming from something about halfway down the right side between the trees. Those levels make it look like your in the mountains.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
His first semester was 18 credits/ work and driving back and forth. Now this semester he starts very early and gets done even later so adding drive time to that would be crazy, especially in the winter. During our drive home we seen many cars in the ditch from the black ice that we were driving on. We also seen a Red Bull Truck that had flipped over on it's side and when they flipped it back over the door gave way and Red Bull cans were everywhere. Adam wanted to stop and pick it up, I wanted to stop and take a picture..... we didn't do either since it probably wasn't the safest thing to do for either of us. It took forever to get home..... a pretty clear reminder that even though I will miss him during the week it is better for all of us.
I may not have stopped while on the highway but the back roads were a different story.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
winter is suppose to be a not so busy time of year....
kids leaving the house should give you more time....
yeah right don't believe it.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Lynn thinks I should take picture of John every Tuesday...... hee hee hee
To start out the 1st item of what makes me happy was suppose to be a bottle of Mt Dew, I seriously love my soda it's what makes me happy every morning, it completes my day no matter what happens..... It's my drink of choice. John now sneaks out of the house on the weekends and brings me home a bottle of Mt Dew, the best gift ever. So I tried to take a picture of my Mt Dew bottle..... not very interesting so Sunday afternoon I had a cup of Hot Cocoa with a Candy Cane and that's a second favorite and make me happy and also makes a much better photo..... I also put in Buttershots thanks to my friend L. :)
Happy Tuesday Hot Cocoa on a below zero day, with a kick!!
Monday, January 4, 2010
I will try to take Monday's to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.
Here is my tree that I love to photography, it stands alone on a slight hill. I like the look of it because it is all alone so I decided to step back and get the loneliness of it, it's also taken from the east/west road, I normally see it from the north/south road.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Here is Miss El with her "BLUE" cupcake. Her favorite color is blue and has a hard time with all the pink clothes that I buy her. She is wearing a blue sweatshirt, blue hairband, and blue earrings to match her ornament....
Here is Mr Garrett-Man, now he is the difficult one to take a picture of. I put him on the steps since I knew he was afraid to get down himself. He loves his ornament, he walks around with it all day, it almost took over the toothbrush but not quite the toothbrush came out later.
Friday, January 1, 2010
Lynn and I took Mallory to the doctor on Thursday afternoon. Mallory is really starting to know me and loves to stare at me just like she does to her mommy and daddy. Her and I bonded while we shopped before her appointment, then the doctor came in and she was scared of her so I comforted her while Lynn and the doc talked about Mallory stuff. She had a great appointment and then it was shots time.... I did this with 3 kids so it's no big deal right? Okay so two nurses come in and Lynn distracts Mally while I hold one of her hands. The nurses stab her, bandage her and run from the room. Mally is screaming, eyes closed, trembling, red face mouth open and Grandma has tears welling up in her eyes. Lynn is comforting her and talking to her to calm her down and take a breath. Mally finally stops crying so hard that her eyes can finally open, she looks at me and gets those grumpy eyebrows and screams...... she thinks I did it!! She will now not even come to me, I tried to talk to her and she turns her head. Those dang nurses no wonder they ran out of the room. Here is Mallory in her carseat while we waited for Mom to get back in the truck, this is before the appointment, she still like me then.
We walked through the store and people would stare at her, they would comment about the pretty baby. People love babies and they can't help but smile when the pretty baby wears a bright white hat with a big pink flower on it. :) She can stop growing right now, I love this age.