Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
This week over at I ♥ Faces is a non judged week where we get to tell a story in pictures. This weeks theme is Holiday traditions. My hubby and I went on our first date in mid December. He took me to Bob's Steakhouse (I love steak - seriously) and after dinner on the way back to my apartment we drove through a neighborhood in Plano looking at Christmas lights. This was no ordinary neighborhood. Their HOA (home owners association for those who don't have one) requires that very house participate in holiday decorations. It was just beautiful. In 2007 we even drive to Natchitoches, Louisiana to see the Christmas Festival of Lights. Anyone in that neck of the woods should certainly make a trip to see their lights, they are fabulous. So that's our holiday tradition. Christmas lights, we just love them! This year, we just drove around our neighborhood and the surrounding neighborhoods looking at all the lights. That brings me to my photo of the day:
This is the fountain in the neighborhood next to ours. Usually it is just lit in white, but this time of year they change it to green. This photo was taken using a 5 second exposure.
Another picture from last night was this really cool truck. The used truck lot near our house does this every year and last year I never got around to taking a picture, so I am sure glad they are still around so that I could get this one picture!
This house won first place for decorations in the neightboorhood across the way. Of the six surrounding neighborhoods, last night we were able to find five of the first place houses. Which is not easy to do considering some of the neighborhoods have 500 houses in them!
This picture was taken in 2007 at the Christmas Festival of Lights. As you can see there were a million or so lights (this was the view that had the least amount of lights - but it had the bridge in it which I thought was cool).
And I couldn't do an I ♥ Faces post without including at least one face. This is me and the hubby in 2007. We did a really long exposure and I guess that Ditz moved and thats why there are two of him. Even with that this is one of my favorite pictures of us.
Want to see more Holiday traditions? Head over to I ♥ Faces!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
I have been a little baaaaaaaahumbug about holiday decor this year. It's only because it looks like Christmas threw up on our office. These things are all in my office and my office is maybe 2000 square feet, so keep that in mind.
First off there's the Christmas tree. I am sure my friend Pam loves that I put a photo of her backside up!
Then there are the little Christmas trees that people (not me) have on their desks.
Then there's the lighted garland that adorns everything that doesn't move. Gotta be quick or they'll put some on you.
Then there are stockings. Don't get me started on how annoyed I am about the stockings because people that are not in our office got upset that they didn't have a stocking with their name on it. It was a whole big to do. It was like being in grade school.
And lastly, the contribution that I made to the decorating. I will have you guys know that the Christmas Village was up way before any of the other stuff! : )
(The nighttime looking shots were all actually taken at 6:30 in the morning, but I am pretending they are evening shots!)
I love Christmas and all the stuff that comes with it, but I think that this year we went a little far! Want to see more decor? Head on over to I should be folding laundry!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
This weeks challenge over at I ♥ Faces is Pets! I am lucky enough to have the super cutest pet in the world! It was a really hard decision for me between a few photos, but opted to go with this one. Chase is an agility dog and I have tons of ribbons to prove it. He's semi-retired now, but when my mom comes to town and is running her dog, I let him play too. So here we are waiting for his last run of the day. He's sitting in my lap, super excited and you can see the agility ring in the background.
Check out more really cute pets by heading over to I ♥ Faces!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
This weeks theme over at I should be folding laundry is lines. That's right, lines. And for some reason, in my head, I immediatly start singing the song signs, signs everywhere signs.... Why those things go together, I have no idea. So here are some line photos for you to enjoy!
One of our home improvement projects.
You can see the lines on the runway, just behind the plane.
This is the pedestal from the airport where I sat for hours and hours on Tuesday.
A sink grid.
A different type of line: chairs all lined up in a row.
This is the line the connects the tractor to the pully thing behind it. (I know I am so technical).
Go check out what others are doing over at I should be folding laundry!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
While on the road to California, I brought along two books. One I got to completely finish and one that I am about halfway through. The book I finished was a spur of the moment purchase at Target. I usually like to try to read authors who I have read before or who at least someone has told me writes a good book, especially if I am paying full price as opposed to purchasing used books which is what I typically prefer to do. This is Heather Gudenkauf's first ever novel and I will for sure add her to my reader list. (That's a list of authors whose books that I like so that I can have a more narrowed search when I go into Half Price books). This is a wonderfully sad story, which does not have the story book happy ending. And I like that. A lot, it is more like real life. It isn't always sugar plums and puppy dog tails. It starts with two little girls who are assumed to be abucuted and weaves an intricate story of all the players involved weaving them tightly together. The main players have their own thoughts and feelings expressed during chapters with which they are the author. This is a must read for anyone who loves authors like Diane Chamberlain and Jodi Piccoult.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
This week over at I ♥ Faces the theme is sweet dreams. I love this picture that I took at the Designer Digitals digi-crop in San Antonio in August. This little beauty was the best baby that I have ever met! (Her mom's really cool too, if your are a scrapper you should check out her website Log Your Memory).
I love how Kristin is such a good scrapper that she can digi-scrap and hold a sleeping baby at the same time. Plus, she's scrapping a page with her daughter in it so you can see her face on the monitor! Want to see more sleeping beauties? Head on over to I ♥ Faces!