Jun 29, 2008


Emmy's Bratz apparently came with their own Espresso maker.
I totally ripped this idea off of a talented gal on flickr.

Her photos rock.

Jun 28, 2008

flora and...uh...well, just flora

flowers in my backyard

They're hanging over my back fence (from the neighbors yard)

my favorite shot

at least the sun is yellow again.

Jun 27, 2008

fires - day 7

view coming home

*tv screenshot*


It's 7:52 in the morning. My eyes are already burning / itching.
I'm already coughing and my house smells like a smoky bar. gag.

Jun 26, 2008

Fire Sun - day 6

ah....another day, another red/ orange sun (sun, not moon).
They put out warnings today to stay indoors due to the smoke and ash in the air.
Baseball games and such outdoor sports are being canceled left and right.
We all thought we'd be through this by now but, alas, more fires are starting.

hills are still vanishing...
and now the smoke has this lovely brown/ orange hue to it and it is EVERYwhere.

Jun 25, 2008

cool fire sun - bad fire smoke

Northern California now has between 800-1000 fires burning at this moment.
There's really no getting away from the smoke since it stretches across the entire state.
This is day 5. ug.
this hurt to see through the lens and YES, that is the real color.

the hills are vanishing....(sigh)

Jun 23, 2008

two words....SWEET ride

My sister in law's hubby customized this '54 bug (my son called a "ladybug").
Painted black with a cherry-pearl overlay.

How about the custom embossed '54 under the hood?

the rare oval rear window


I dig the console in the back seat.

Jun 22, 2008

smoke...on the asphalt

our hills, our hills, our hills are on fire.
(cough) and our street is filled with smoke.
This sucks.
It smells SO bad out there you can't breathe
after being in it for just 5 minutes.

Jun 21, 2008

whatcha eatin'?

"mommy's pizza goldfish"
Apparently my daughter gave up the location of my hidden goldfish.
I knew I'd be found out sooner or later.

Jun 20, 2008

hey, we have a magazine!

okay, we've had it since January...but I'm just thinking to photograph it today.

Jun 15, 2008

Happy Fathers Day

Ian after a hard day of squirt gun play with Dad

Fathers Day at Papa's house.

Jun 14, 2008

chasing shadows

Ian discovered his shadow this morning.
Amazingly enough it was hard to capture him doing this so
here's what I have.
Kind of reminds me of Peter Pan chasing his shadow in Wendy's room.

Jun 13, 2008


The logo that's stirring up controversy.

I think you can find anything negative if you look hard enough for it.

Jun 12, 2008

it's baaAAAaack...

the return of his "faux-hawk"
boy he sure is looking more and more like a big boy.

Jun 11, 2008

My first MeMe (thanks Lisa)

I "borrowed" this from Lisa's Blog (who borrowed it from another blog).
It's really cool.
Feel free to steal it from me(me).
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

The Questions:

1. What is your first name? Margaret

2. What is your favorite food? Sushi

3. What high school did you go to? VHS (aka "cowtown" but our colors were Black and Orange)

4. What is your favorite color? purple

5. Who is your celebrity crush? Colin Firth (ahhhh....Mr. Darcy)

6. Favorite drink? Iced Tea

7. Dream vacation? North Shore, Ohau

8. Favorite dessert? Cheesecake

9. What you want to be when you grow up? an Artist (of some sort)

10. What do you love most in life? My kids and hubby

11. One Word to describe you. Creative

12. Your flickr name? Maggierda

Jun 6, 2008

she's a High Schooler now!

my baby graduated from 8th grade!
She's now officially a High Schooler!

Jun 5, 2008

8th Grade Field Day

emmy's 8th grade class party was today.
It sure was fun and worth all the sunburns.

Jun 2, 2008

practice, practice, practice

Ian's practicing his A,B,C's for Kindergarten this fall.

Jun 1, 2008


This was taken looking through our glass back door that was open.
The view through the door is the fence and neighbors trampoline... but
I got a cool reflection showing the opposite side of the yard being
the grass, BBQ and flowers.