Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sunday - Red and Green

Well today was another busy day of decorating the house and preparing for Christmas. With today's photo week theme being Red and Green I tried to capture our Christmas tree with the red skirt under it. So we finally got our tree up, it is about time right.

A new added decoration this year is the two wreaths I bought for our double front doors. I really like just a simple wreath and I was excited to find hooks already in the door from a previous own.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Photo Week - Saturday

So today's theme was sparkle and spirit which I am pretty excited about. I got the notice late though so I ran around to capture the things I could. I had the perfect opportunity earlier today when my husband pulled out the Christmas lights to put up. He seemed to be very mesmerized by a wad of lights plugged in. It was pretty cool and I wish now that I had taken a picture. Oh well, here is what I came up with instead. I spent the majority of the day baking cookies for the family and friends so here they are. More to come tomorrow. This is the first time I made these candy cane cookies and they did not come out the way I would like. They are fatter than I would like however they taste great and that is more important anyway right.

Since I couldn't get a picture of the lights balled up I thought I would take a picture of them up. Dale and Alex spent most of the day working on the roof and I must say it looks pretty good. I like the fact that they were out of the house too so they would not eat all the cookies as I baked them.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Day three - Gratitude

I am grateful for soul mates.

Not a great picture but it gets the point across. A loving family, what more can you ask for.

Day two - Exploration

Today's theme is Exploration. This is one of my favorite pictures I took of my niece. She is 4 and when you are 4 you are always exploring new things. I was trying to teach her to play pool which of course is new to her so she didn't quite get it. She still managed to look cute though.

Photo Week - Acceptance

So photo week is off and day one is all about acceptance. Acceptance has been a big are of my life for the last couple of years. As some of you know I married Dale whom has two kids from a previous marriage. For the first two years of my marriage I wanted nothing more than to be accepted by my step-kids. It took some patience over the years but I feel like I am finally accepted. Once I saw the first days theme being acceptance I immediately thought of my step-daughter so this is a picture of her and her dad. I think acceptances was the hardest for her.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Rainy Day Projects

OK so if you don't know I have been working on a backyard fire pit with a paving stone patio surrounding it to enjoy the wonderful cool fall, spring and summer nights. With hopes of finishing this long project this past weekend I was a little bummed when it was raining outside making it impossible to work on my patio. So with Halloween coming up I thought I would pull out some paints and paint a pumpkin for the front door. Of course I had to get Dale's opinion on a scary face to create. So here is my final product which I am hoping will last a while. It turned out a little darker than I would have liked but it still looks alright.

Here is another thing I painted since I had the paint out and the rain was still coming down. I bought this rock out the Covered Bridge Festival this year but it only said SOX. I really wanted to add a little something to show it is the White Sox. So since Dale is the big White Sox fan I decided to let him pick what he wanted. So I added the baseball along with the Sox official lettering and Dale totally loved it. I am pretty impressed with our new fire pit decoration as well. Of course a Red Sox one will be made to accompany this White Sox rock as well.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Thursday - Smell

Today is smell so here you have it.

A beautiful smelling flower with an added bonus.
Someone burning brush or trash in their yard. This smelled so bad by the way so it was perfect for picture day.
Tomorrow is touch so bring it on.