Monday, January 30, 2012

Layered Sunrise

For a long time I've wanted to stop and take a picture of these two trees with the Frisbee golf basket between them. Then, this morning we had the most awesome sunrise. There were all these purple, pink, blue, peach layers of newness just bursting across the horizon and painting the thin clouds that sprinkled the sky. It put me in a great mood that lasted all day. Since there was no way I could let this sunrise escape without documenting it, today was the day I stopped to get my photo of these trees.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Crazy Pitter Lady

Crazy Pitter Lady on 365 Project

this weekend my family had birthday dinner for the three of us that have January birthdays. My mom seemed to get a little too much enjoyment out of the new cherry pitter that my brother and his wife gave her.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Belly Rub, Please!

Belly Rub, Please! on 365 Project

Livvy in one of her favorite poses... waiting for a belly rub

Friday, January 27, 2012


Heirloom on 365 Project

My grandmother gave me this necklace when I was 16. It was a birthday present. She received this as a birthday present when she was 16. It is now 67 years old.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Mementos on 365 Project

My 7th and last entry for my same subject challenge week. Not very inspired, but I'm still really tired from being sick. Here is my gavel with what I have left (minus my small bible) from my days as a Rainbow Girl. I still have my bible, but cannot find where I've stashed it, so this will have to do. I cannot believe it's been almost 30 years since I stopped attending those meetings.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Neglected Gavel

Neglected Gavel on 365 Project

Ok, so not a great shot for today's same theme. But, I spent the night in the ER after fainting at home among a few other symptoms so my gavel was neglected. Here it is reading about all the tests they ran on me and wearing my admittance bracelets. It was a long night.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Fail on 365 Project

Ok, here is a major fail. I was trying to make my gavel look like a bird eating from the bird feeder. The wing I put on it would not stay on and it kept slipping down the wrong way, no matter what I did to try and secure it. So, day four of my same day challenge is a fail. *sigh*

Monday, January 23, 2012

Gavel Vines

Gavel Vines on 365 Project

Day 4 of my same subject challenge attempt... my gavel seems to have grown vines.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Donkey Fetch

Donkey Fetch on 365 Project

Day three of my same subject challenge. Looks like my donkey decided to use my gavel as a fetch stick. Silly donkey!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Animal Farm

Animal Farm (Same Subject) on 365 Project

Day two of my same subject... thinking about gavels made me think of judges and laws and such. My daughter just recently read Animal Farm and she and I discussed it so it's refreshed in my mind and this is what I came up with for my gave (same subject) for today.

My daughter gets credit for building the "perch" that "Napoleon" is standing on and for contributing the horse and dog. My puppies were cruelly deprived of their pig toy during the photography session for this shot. They were overly repaid for such an atrocity. However, no toys were harmed in anyway during the shooting of this photograph.

Friday, January 20, 2012


Gavel on 365 Project

This is my gavel from when I was a teenager and in Rainbow Girls. I actually keep this on my desk at work. Not sure why, I just took it to work with me one day about 13 years ago and it's just always been put with my work stuff. I have decided to use this as my "same subject" object. We'll see if I can come up with any creative ideas for it. But, I wanted the first picture to be just a picture of the gavel itself. I don't know how long I'm going to do the same subject, so we'll see how this goes.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Window Big

Window Big on 365 Project

A big window letting light in over the activity pool at the recreation complex where the swim meet was this weekend.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Breast Stroke

Breast Stroke on 365 Project

one of our littlest swimmers during her breast stroke event... this stroke always reminds me of frogs

Monday, January 16, 2012

Down Time

Down Time on 365 Project

My daughter playing around with her iPod during some down time at the swim meet. The little boy she's taking a picture of is on the swim team, but did not participate in this weekend's meet... however his older brother did. the picture you see in her iPod is half of this boy's brother's face and half of his face. It's an app that my daughter loves to play with.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Back Starting

Back Starting on 365 Project

One of my daughter's team mates during warm ups at this weekend's meet, practicing her starts for back stroke

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Butterflyin' on 365 Project

My daughter had another swim meet this weekend. This was her first ever USA meet. It was a two day meet and we spent a total of 12 hours at the local Rec Plex for this meet. She did really well including taking about 1.5 seconds off her butterfly.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Vintage Pink

Vintange Pink on 365 Project

Here is a shot of my cameo. When I was younger I was really into these and my mom bought me one for Christmas this year. This is it.

 Vintage Engraved on 365 Project

 Vintage on 365 Project

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


 In honor of my birthday, I am posting a picture of one of my baby photos. I used my light box for this and other than a little cropping and adding my initials, it's sooc

Me on 365 Project

My Sparkle on 365 Project

This is my entry for sparkle for January Treasure Hunt. These are my two most precious pieces of jewelry. They are my birthstone ring (Garnet) and my wedding set.

My birthstone ring was given to me by my husband on my 23rd birthday, but he was not my husband yet. We were not even engaged yet. We had been dating for almost 6 years when he gave this to me and it was the perfect gift for that birthday. It was a total surprise.

My wedding band was actually built onto my engagement ring. The gold band was created and soldered right onto my engagement ring for me.

Both of these rings are more than just jewelry to me. The represent the most stable relationship I have ever had in my life. They are a constant reminder that I have been lucky enough to spend most of my life with my best friend, the man I am totally in love with, my husband.

I chose to post this today because my birthstone is the January birthstone and today is my birthday. I turned 43 today, so I've had my birthstone ring for 20 years now.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Where Ya Goin'?

Where Ya Goin'? on 365 Project

Izzy loves to hang her head through the spindles of the railing when someone goes downstairs. Here she is watching me go down to the laundry room.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

One Bone, Two Dogs

One Bone, Two Dogs on 365 Project

Actually, there are TWO Nylabones in our house, but both girls prefer the green one. Not to mention they love to play snatch and run from each other, or keep away. Izzy had crawled up onto my lap with the bone. I guess she thought if she was on Momma's lap, Livvy would leave her alone. WRONG! LOL! And, Livvy thought she was being sneaky by just eying it for a while.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Mr. Pigglesworth

Mr. Pigglesworth on 365 Project

Meet Mr. Pigglesworth. He came home with us tonight. He replaced Ms. Chickenwing. Mr. Pigglesworth had the misfortune to come home to a house with two Scottie puppies in it. They love him so much that his noisemaker is already dead. Poor Mr. Pigglesworth has only been in his new home a little over an hour and he's already rendered mute.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Waiting At The Stoplight

 Waiting At The Stoplight on 365 Project

 As I was on my way home tonight, I stopped several times to get pictures of the traffic and sunset, but then as I was sitting at the stoplight just about a mile and a half from home, I noticed my speedometer in the view finder of my phone's camera and thought it looked cool. I softened it a bit because I have a tendency to daydream at stoplights. I thought it was cool I also caught the left turn signal in the picture.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Roller Coaster Collage

Roller Coaster collage on 365 Project

Our swim team got to enjoy an afternoon at Incredible Pizza as a reward for making it through their intense practice week. These are five of the older girls enjoying the roller coaster video game together. They were so much fun to watch

Sunday, January 1, 2012