Sunday, November 30, 2008

Back from Out of Town Today (Live from Home Again-yay)

If I remember correctly, Minneapolis this time of year is dirty and gray. Gray and dirty. The Pacific NW is an oasis of color in comparison. Anyway, the point is that I hope to have a ton of pictures from our visit, and will post some here soon. Hope you all had a great Holiday weekend.

And in my Thankful post - I forgot to mention the friends and aquaintances I've made through this and other blogs.

Hope you like the new look - I think it still needs a little tweaking, I'll see what I can do.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thankful! Out of Town Day 4 (Live from Minneapolis!)

I have so much to be Thankful for, I don't even know where to start, so I'll make a short list of the top several.
My Family
My Health
My Job
My Friends
Life in general has been pretty good to me.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Out of Town Day 3 (Live from Minneapolis!)

Hot Rod A Rama. Love those old cars.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Out of Town Day 2 (Live from Minneapolis!)

Puppy and Pink Boo Boo, Herself's #1 and #2 bedtime buddies. Puppy was lost at day care for 48 hours - I hounded my DCP to find that puppy before we left town for a week. Can you imagine your little one being without her #1 favorite bedtime buddy for a week? UGH. Cold sweat... but we found it.

btw - I created these posts as drafts before I went on vacation but it looks like they're posting as sunday posts instead of monday, tuesday etc. that sucks.
edited to add: Thanks Autumn! Yay. Now they're right.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Out of Town Day 1 (Live from Minneapolis!)

I'm visiting my Mom and Dad in Minneapolis for a week - brought the kids and everything. Don't have my photos on file here however I've got these set up so I don't miss a day to post. Because I'd miss you!

Hi from the Midwest.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Jade Memories

A million years ago I fled the cold climes of Minnesota for the milder days of the Pacific NW. The first time they visited, my parents brought me a shoot from their jade - which my Mom has had as long as I can remember. Fast forward oh.... 15 or 16 years. That shoot had grown into a bush -its huge - probably weighs over 30 pounds in the pot. I like to put it on my front porch in the summer and it thrives! One day I was sitting inside and heard a huge crash and a thud - my massive jade blew over and split in a hundred pieces.

This is one of its shoots which I took from the damaged plant and repotted. Now it sits in my kitchen window sill. I have no idea how old this jade is - gotta be like 30 years old at least.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy Feet

I was taking some pictures of this little walkway, and Himself started dancing and said Hey Momma take a picture of my feet because I'm doing my happy feet dance. That kid is all about motion.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Rock Climbing

I don't know which I like better, herself on the rocks or himself in the background jumping and running.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

over inflated sense of self

This hat was knit by Herself's grandmother. She is an amazing craftswoman, he sweater are to DIE for.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Ginger - Its Growing....

It really does look so much better in the bigger size. Gees, I don't even know what to label this one. Guess Food can be a category. Or I guess it'd fit in misc. plant matter since it has sprouted.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Kids Are So Awesome

My daughter is walking around with a small handful of goldfish in her pink easter bucket, and she keeps walking up to son asking "You want a gofis (the way she says it)?"
And he says "yes, thank you very much" about 2 or three times. Then after a few times he turns her down - so POLITELY!!!! "No thank you, I've had enough." Its so freakin' cute I can hardly stand it.

Greeblepix! YAY

Greeblepix! Another entry for me Aimee at greeblemonkey's photo contest.OK, so I've posted this photo before but I really like it, and hope you do to.

And oddly enough, I am grateful for spiders (when they're OUTside) because they keep the flying insect population down, and because my son knows I like to photograph them- he calls out to me whenever he sees a good one. Or this morning he spotted two webs with dew on them, quite lovely they were.

Check out other other entries here.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sand Castle

This was our creation on the beach on Hwy 1 just outside of Pescadero. Well, husband and Himself - I didn't do anything with it.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Been a While

Since I posted a yellow flower - so here you go.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Red Stripes in the Summer or perhaps America's Next Top 2 yr old Model?

Look at that saucy look she's pulling off! Fierce I tell you! Fierce I tell Tyra!
Often times I find that while a photo won't be technically great or even that there are major things wrong with it from a "good photo" point of view, I find that the ones I like best are the ones I react to emotionally. Like this one. I could do some photoshopping or something like that (If I have photoshop) but eh, who cares, I like it As Is.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Holes in the Trunk

Need I say it? hot-rod-a-rama!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Pink for Audrey

My friend Audrey from work is having a double mastectomy on Friday. These are for her. Please keep her in your thoughts.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Horse Chime

I realized I have lots of pictures with faint tracings of spider webs on them.

Monday, November 10, 2008

6 Years Ago Today!!!!

My water broke at 5:30 AM, and the rest as they say, is Family History. I welcomed my wonderful son into our lives at 1:33 PM. I cannot imagine my life without this little guy in it.

Happy Birthday to my glorious wonderful wild willful sweet Sullivan!

Giveaway at Canned Laughter

Joie-aka TXPoppet (one of my favorite blogs) is giving away an iTunes gift card - check it out here.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Grumpy Old Man

Sometimes when I look at the front of a car I see a face. This one looks like a grumpy old man.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

Reddish and Green

I love these trees. This one is more bush like.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Untitled Middle School

One day this past summer.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Primary Colors

The colors at Point Defiance that day were just stunningly vivid. This photo doesn't do it justice, but you get the idea.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

In The Midst

of it all. Today has been a Good Day. Yes, indeed, for many reasons.

Guess What Day #2!

I find it harder and harder to post older photos - its like I'm compelled to post more recent photos. I have a bunch from summer time that just.... don't quite fit. Some sort of mood shift maybe, I don't know. Anyway, this is from about 2 weeks ago. I love crisp colorful leaves with a blurry background, I could photograph those for days.

So, go check out todays post at Looking Into again today. Both of my images are from a great car show called Hot-Rod-A-Rama in Tacoma. Such cool old cars, took hundreds of photos that day, how fun!

Thanks again to Jenn and Allison for having me!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Hey Everybody - Guess What?

I'm the Guest Artist over at Looking Into today!
Check it out: Today and Tomorrow's Artist
I'm really excited to be chosen to contribute because its such a gorgeous site with great photos!
So be sure to head over there for a look.

And now for something completely different - Herself at the park.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Back to the Ocean

This wonderful huge ocean snag - I took many pictures of it.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Just Checking

Made some changes to the format and stuff - so I wanted to make sure it looked right.

Nice to see you twice in one day.

Red and Yellow