Sunday, December 30, 2012

365 of 365 Miss Eva

Since Miss Eva was likely my most photographed subject this year, it is appropriate that she be number 365.
Love this little sweetheart.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

364 of 365 Miss Eva

Came by for a brief visit, some hugs and a whole bunch of kisses.

Grandpa chased her around the living-room and hall.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

362 of 365 Thoughtful Friends

Our good friend Ken brought me these for Christmas. I love them and have so enjoyed them for the past week. Flowers are calm beauty amidst the craziness of life.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

361 of 365 Christmas Spirit

David and I went for a walk this evening. A short walk. I was wishing I had grabbed my wide angle lens though but I sure wasn't going back for it. At minus 37 wind chills out there we made it a quick walk. We do appreciate this wonderful Christmas display set to music.

I wonder what his December electrical bill is like.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

360 of 365 Hoar Frost

It was a cold crisp morning out there at minus 26C but the hoar frost on the trees was just beautiful!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

356 of 365 Angel

Our son Paul made this angel in grade 3.
That was 19 years ago.
This angel is on our mantle every Christmas.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

354 of 365 Good News of Great Joy

'And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks by night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you: he is Christ the Lord. This will be the sign to you: You will find the baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 
"Glory to God in the highest, 
and on earth peace to men on 
          whom his favour rests." Luke 2:8-14

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

353 of 365 Celebration

Most of the Bible Study/Community Group made it for an evening of feasting, singing Christmas carols, reading His Word and marvelling in our Saviour. It was a special evening.

Monday, December 17, 2012

352 of 365 Baking

√ Quiche for Christmas morning
√ Butter tarts for as long as they last.
√ Carmel chocolate saltines for as long as they last. (they didn't make the photo)

Tomorrow I make home made meatballs. I have to write that here so I will actually get the darn things done. They take forever but store bought ones are just not the same as mine.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

351 of 365 Christmas Preparations

 √ The stockings have been hung by the chimney with care...
Tomorrow I make a quiche and butter tarts... if I can throw this cold that is coming on!

Our Christmas Eve this year will be this Friday night the 21st. Christmas day festivities will take place here on the 22nd. We are celebrating early because we have a fireman in the family and, well, he will be working and ready to protect you on the 25th. Very thankful he is willing to drive a day here and a day back on snowy roads in order to be with us for 2 days. Looking forward to some family down time with most of the gang. Still missing our west coast family.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

350 of 365 We Survived

We all actually had a great time and no one missed their mama although Norah woke at 2:30 am and sat on my lap for half an hour looking around the room with a look on her face that said. "Where the heck am I!!"

Friday, December 14, 2012

349 of 365 Sisters

We are having the girls for an overnight.
Lots of laughter.
Lots of photos. :)

Not a lot of sleep.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

345 of 365 Mandarins

Orange you glad it's Christmas.....

These used to be a special Christmas treat when I was a kid. My  Mom would buy one maybe two boxes for our family of nine and then that was it. We would get so excited to find one in the toe of our Christmas stocking. Now they seem to be on the shopping list every week.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

344 of 365 Egg Nog & Antipasto

....and now for something completely different that does not involve Christmas lights!

My light tent arrived last week and today I finally had time to put it together. It took all of 5 minutes. Love it!

And look what arrived from my sweetheart as I was just finishing the set up....

What a guy!
Perfect timeing!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

343 of 365 Alice

This is Alice. She is a beautiful, gentle, and absolutely lovely 3 year old and I could have photographed her for hours.

I had two family shoots today and there are sooo many great shots.
But I do have to go to bed now......

Friday, December 7, 2012

342 of 365 Boston Pizza

Took the kids out for supper tonight. It has been a long week for Allison and she needed to get out of the house. The girls were pretty antsy though so Grandpa and I took turns eating (and playing and distracting and walking and well you know.... )

But oh we love seeing them. :)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

341 of 365 Sam

is 16 months and he doesn't stop moving...... ever.
But what a lot of fun.... he had me in stitches.
And I got a couple of hugs. I had forgotten just how sweet hugs from little boys are....sigh.
I photographed Sam and his family last summer.

Checking out the set  up.

Rearranging the lights

 Having fun!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

337 of 365 Sad Miss Eva

I babysat Eva this am while Mom and Dad took Norah to the walk in. She has something odd going on in her chest.
Eva didn't cry or complain but I could tell she sure missed her mama. She was one sad little girl all am. Here she is talking to Mom and Dad on the phone. She called Grandpa too.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

336 of 365 Winter Wonderland

Only 30 more days of 365 (or 31, I suppose).
We babysat today and among many activities of the day we took the girls on a sleigh ride. They loved it although Norah fell asleep a few minutes into it.

This is my little elf....who doesn't pose for Grandma anymore.

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Friday, November 30, 2012

335 of 365 Eva

We took the girls to the mall today. You gotta love underground parking. Eva is so good about sitting in her car seat and making sure she is buckled in. Grabbed this photo of her as we were leaving. Believe it or not the lighting in the parkade was very cool.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

333 of 365 Norah

sigh... she is so beautiful and she sits and poses for me. What more could this photographer grandma ask for?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

332 of 365 Gymnastics

Eva is getting a lot braver at gymnastics Tuesday mornings and that makes for a whole lot more smiles as she discovers how easy and fun it all is. She now has the spunk to climb out of her crib which means life at her house has changed a little and her parents are a little more tired.

Monday, November 26, 2012

331 of 365 Thomas

Isn't he adorable? I forgot how darn cute little boys can be. Thomas is 7 months old.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

330 of 365 Ingenious

As Canadians I would say we are pretty darn good at finding creative ways to make use of the white stuff.

Can you spot it?

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

327 of 365 Miss Eva

She is not posing for me here. This is just a brief, thoughtful moment distracted by grandpa.

She still lets me hug her and kiss her.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

326 of 365 Miss Norah

She sits all by herself now....and you know what that means for her grandma the photographer. Also note that every time I ask her sister if I can take her photo I get a pretty definitive "NO"
So expect a lot of Miss Norah until Eva is past her camera shy phase.