Dec 31, 2007

Day 312 - I like birds

We hung up a *makeshift* birdfeeder in our backyard
(see pie tin with screws attached on left side of photo)
in hopes of luring some unsuspecting birds.
This was our only taker.

Dec 29, 2007

Day 311 - playing with my xmas present

My hubby bought me a Wacom Bamboo now
I'm having fun playing with photos and turning them into paintings!
This one was my fist attempt.

Dec 28, 2007

Day 310 - maybe the grass IS greener...

...on the other side.

Dec 26, 2007

Day 309 - the wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round...

Ian and Daddy take time to play in a Christmas gift...

Dec 25, 2007

Day 308 - Merry Christmas to all....

...and to all a good night.

Dec 24, 2007

Day 307 - what the buck??

... is my guilty pleasure. I LOVE his show on youtube and myspace.

Dec 23, 2007

Day 306 - sequels

currently on the high rotation list at our house...
"Santa Claus 3; the Escape Clause"

Dec 22, 2007

Day 305 - stomach flu

Ian's been down with a stomach bug for 5 days so far.
Poor guy. He really is doing a good job keeping his spirits up;
I just caught him in a "ug...I don't feel good" moment.

Dec 21, 2007

Day 304 - holiday wishes

Dec 13, 2007

Day 303 - multitasking

teach those men early how to multitask

Dec 12, 2007

Day 302 - and the stockings were hung by the chimney with care..

well, on the wall...with a thumbtack. Same thing right?

Dec 11, 2007

Day 301 - Crafty

I'm always bothered when people call me *crafty*...sounds like sneaky to me but I know they mean well.

Dec 10, 2007

Day ****300**** - horsing around

I have to credit Emmy with this one, she took this when she was with Grandma.

Dec 9, 2007

Day 299 - cool toy!!

Dec 8, 2007

Day 298 - Don't go in the water....

One of my VERY favorite ornaments...being the shark fan I am. :)

Dec 7, 2007

Day 297 - Friends

Dec 6, 2007

Day 296 - Mele Kalikimaka!

Santa goes Shakka! Hang loose bra'.

Dec 5, 2007

Day 295 - Vintage Peanuts

This hangs on our tree but it was mine when I was a kid.
I was a HUGE Snoopy fan.

Nov 28, 2007

day 294 - trees

Nov 24, 2007

Day 293 - Traditions, Day 3

Another tradition, personalized ornaments. This one was made back when Hallmark "test ran" these personalized ornaments. Yep, my wee little ones pic (wee little one who is now 13!) is in there.

Nov 23, 2007

Day 292 - traditions, day 2

Every year my little s'more tree goes up. It measures about 12 inches tall.
I just love the little s'more "snowman" ornaments.

Nov 22, 2007

Day 291 - traditions...

Off to Grandma's house we go for thankgiving. I love the look of these trees lining the street.

driving back home...they've already put up the downtown decorations.

Nov 19, 2007

Day 290 - the fog.....

Nov 18, 2007

Day 289 - early morning twinkle..

6am and turning the lights on our (not quite fully decked out) tree
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{web sharpened, framed and slight curves}

Nov 17, 2007

Day 288 - O' Christmas tree

Nov 15, 2007

Day 287 - buzzzzz......

isn't he cute?

Nov 11, 2007

Day 286 - morning hugs

I was working on the computer and heard some talking coming from the other room. I grabbed my camera and walked in to see Ian and Emmy sitting on her bed just talking. Of course, Ian spotted me JUST before I snapped the pic. Still, it warms my heart.

Nov 10, 2007

Day 285 - bring on the rain...

Nov 6, 2007

Day 284 - new ('s new to US) car!

So,'s NOT a new car, it's a 2000 Saturn.

But it's new to US.

Our '92 Saturn has been "retired".

We bought this last night. :)

WOOT!! Mamma gets her Nissan BACK!

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Nov 4, 2007

Day 283 - ah....sugar, sugar!

The post-halloween sugar blitz is on....this is what I'm up against!!!
All but 1 ziploc bag and the bucket of licorice was from Em and Ian trick-or-treating.
These are GALLON sized ziplocs people....HEEEELLLLLPPPPP!!!

Nov 3, 2007

Day 282 - Sleepover

blowing out the birthday candles! it me or does that princess look like a ...uh...drag queen?

Nov 1, 2007

Day 281 - My Baby Girls Birthday!!

My baby girl turned 13 years old today!!
No technical info here today....just fun stuff. :)We asked Em to hide behind the pillow until we were ready.
This was her first look at her birthday present; A Nintendo DS.

She had her choice of ANY restaurant and chose to eat her birthday dinner at Foster Freezes. A fifties-type diner that's been a staple of Vacaville longer than I've been alive.

A funny moment between Ian and, my parents, Pappa and Grandma P (who met us at Fosters)

A cool angle of all of us at our table in the round mirror.

(weird coincedence moment here....the woman at the table next to us, towards the back sitting with the man, is the woman who made my wedding bouquet/ flowers for our wedding. SMALL town!)

Emmy's present from Grandma Barbara, her name is "Emmy". (really!)

Oct 31, 2007

day 280 - Trick-or-treat!

A cool (and GINORMOUS!) pumpkin we saw while out trick-or-treating.
(Notice the little pumpkin, that's also carved, between it's teeth!)
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My little trick-or-treaters right before heading out.
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Oct 30, 2007

Day 279 - final touch..

Okay, this is the finishing touch for Emmy's InuYasha costume.
This "fang" necklace. I purchased the wooden beads but had to
handcraft the "fangs" from sculpy clay and bake them.
Oh...then I "glazed" the fangs in glow-in-the-dark fingernail polish (heehee).
I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
ss 1/200 F5 ISo=800
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ss 1/200 F5 ISO=800
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Oct 29, 2007

Day 278 - ooooo-weeee-oooo

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Oct 28, 2007

Day 277 - Signs...

that Halloween is near.

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pic #2 - ss 1/125/ f 5.0/ ISO 800
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