Dec 31, 2009

blue moon 12-31-09 - Last day of 2009

blue moon3 12-31-09, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

Dec 18, 2009

visit with Santa

I imagine Ian was trying to talk Santa out of putting him on the naughty list.
Ian with Santa!

Dec 4, 2009


b-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

Nov 27, 2009

and the winners are.....

Tiffany A. , Tara (T), Heather D. and Jill A.


no fighting but let me know who wants who...(team J or E)!

Thanks for participating!!

Nov 21, 2009

who doesn't love a givewaway??

In honor of the release of New Moon,
I'm giving away 6 of my CAFEPRESS mini buttons.

THREE Team Edward and THREE Team Jacob

The winners will be announced this time next week
{November 28th by 5pm}

What do you need to do? Not much.

Grab this little banner and the link to my shop and post both on your Blog, Facebook
Twitter or Myspace and post your link here as a comment.

Support This Site gif (blogs, forums, myspace)
Remember to save it as a gif file.

Support This Siteor static (facebook/ twitter)
{here's the link: }

That will enter you in the contest.

Easy huh?

Now let me show you the prizes...

{they measure 1 inch in diameter}

Alrighty...have fun and good luck!

Nov 15, 2009

like father, like son

like father, like son, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

Carquinez Bridge

Carquinez Bridge, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

yeah, it's way blurry and funky...and I love it!

Nov 14, 2009

funky lighting - Nations

funky lighting - Nations, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

Nov 11, 2009

Dads lei on Veterans Day - Vacaville

Nov 5, 2009

good thing Obama has his priorities straight.

NICE priorities O-f'ing-BAMA. Lets talk about "what a great conference" and then, "oh and by the way, there was a tragic shooting". Nice.

Oct 31, 2009

thought for the day...

thought for the day..., originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

Oct 23, 2009

happy 83rd birthday Dad....this is for you. We miss you already so very much

My Dad, born and raised in Hawai'i, passed away yesterday. One day before his 83rd birthday. I am so thankful I knew him, that he was in my life and that he was my Dad. Anyone who knew him was better for it. He loved life, he loved people and is now finally free from the body and mind that was holding him down for so very long.

Aloha wau iâ 'oe Dad. Haʻo wau ia 'oe

{i love you Dad. I miss you}

Oct 18, 2009

two in reverse

two in reverse, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

at least they're semetrical


signs, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

Oct 15, 2009

Ian with "kitty" the bear (the kindergarten pet) and his other bears too...

Oct 12, 2009

boo baby

boo baby, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

my tall, clay votive/ candle holder in the bathroom.

Oct 9, 2009

something to do if you have nothing to do

Oct 2, 2009

just in time for halloween...

just in time for halloween..., originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

I got the major heebie-jeebies trying to take this guys pic. His...hers...IT'S web was way cool. We already have watched this spider eat and rebuild the web twice. Quite the cool show (from a safe distance for ME).

Sep 1, 2009

stuff to do if you have nothing to do... :)

Aug 31, 2009

just a reminder...

just a reminder..., originally uploaded by - Maggie-.

genius! We surely won't forget now.

Aug 28, 2009

dyslexic in the school parking lot

you'd think they'd try to be more aware of how they write
letters in a SCHOOL parking lot.
Might wanna rethink the "N".

Aug 27, 2009

Steam Engine

Steam Engine, originally uploaded by - Maggie-.

Holy cow! Just got this email tonight:

"The People's Choice winners have been announced and our very own Margaret placed second in the world in a field of 900 entries. The (Sacramento Railroad) museum will display Margaret's photo as well as the local winner and as the second place winner globally."


Thank you friends! This is all because of YOU!!!! Thanks a million times over!!!! :D

Aug 21, 2009


walkway, originally uploaded by - Maggie-.

I couldn't resist pulling over to snap a pic of this on my way home from Winters.

I processed this in Lightroom using a dragonizer preset. LOVE the results!

Aug 20, 2009

back to school we GO!

and my little boy couldn't be HAPPIER!

Aug 17, 2009

baby jovanni

baby jovanni, originally uploaded by - Maggie-.

i love baby toes♥

Aug 16, 2009

when cake pops go bad...

so....silly me, after keeping up on Bakerellas most awesome
blog, I thought I'd give her cake pops a try.

I made a red-velvet cake. Popped it out and mushed it up with
some cream cheese frosting.

Now when Bakerella says things get messy at this point, she is NOT kidding.
There wasn't a spot on my counter untouched, smeared or globbed with red velvet
cake/ frosting mix. Lemme tell ya...not easy to wipe up either!

So I rolled out (at least) 50 lovely cake/ frosting balls. Pretty easy
although I had to keep washing my hands as the layers of cake/ frosting
mixture kept building up.

Then it was time do do the dip. Into white chocolate of course.
um...forgot one little thing whilst in Michaels. Styrofoam.

Well, they do say necessity IS the mother of invention, right??
I grabbed a collander and stuffed those cake pops in there. Sure they
looked like a chaotic mess and utterly ridiculous BUT it worked!

It was while dipping these cake balls into the white chocolate that I had a few realizations.

1. Bakerella ROCKS. Seriously. Give this woman some serious credit because SHE
makes this look WAY easier than it is. It is not easy. Well, easy to screw up but luckily
I had a famished 6 year old hovering around me waiting for the screw ups to happen and
happen they did. Many times.

2. When things go so far south that they're almost north...rethink your plan. That's when the sprinkles came into play. When I ran out of sprinkles and patience I yanked off the
lollipop sticks and came up with plan B.

TA-DA!! Aren't they cute? They're really, REALLY yummy too.

Sure, I'll give these a go again..once I've recovered from this episode worthy of "I Love Lucy"
but in the meantime my son, daughter and hubby are sacrificing themselves to eat all
these yummy mistakes.

Aren't they wonderful?

Aug 15, 2009

Steam Engine

Steam Engine, originally uploaded by - Maggie-.

OH my gosh!! I just found out MY photo was the winning photo in our photo walk (not the WHOLE, international photo walk...just our group of 55 photogs).

[if you're not familiar with the photo walks..I'm talking about the Scott Kelby 2nd Annual (international) Photo Walk. Over 900 photo walks were done all around the world]

SO VERY EXCITED!!! There were some hard-core photogs there with BIG BOY cameras!! I felt like the peon with my Canon Rebel Xti and tripod of all of 12 inches tall.

The best part is my photo now is entered with the winners of all the other photo walks for the Grand Prize of a Nikon D700. :)