Wednesday, December 31, 2014

365/365 Ringing in the New Year

Or in Eva's case "singing" in the New Year.
This girls just loves to belt it out at the piano. Can't wait until she can actually read and play the music because I think she is going to be spectacular!!
....says her completely unbiased grandmother.

Happy New Year everyone and abundant blessings in 2015!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

364/365 My Ballerina

Filler today because I worked all day and we have supper guests and I am not sure where the camera is. Our sweet ballerina at her ballet recital this month.

Monday, December 29, 2014

363/365 Julie the Builder

I was five and in kindergarten at Robert H Smith elementary school. My teacher was old. Really old! And her name was Miss Smith. What did she know about five year olds! I wasn't too keen on her from day one but she really lost me the day she got mad at me for playing with the blocks.

"The blocks are for the boys. Now go play in the house with the girls"

Really? I did not get why I couldn't play with the boys in the block section.

I liked blocks. And these were big ones. We could build great things with these blocks. I have three older brothers lady. I know how to play with blocks!

But no, I was a girl and I wasn't allowed.

Fifty-two years later and it still irks me!

So last year I bought Lincoln Logs and this year I bought Kapla blocks.
And I am playing with them because I can!!

Came home from work and made this tonight.

I firmly believe that I would have been an architect had it not been for Miss Smith!!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

360/365 Thankful

We are very thankful for these two. They just make Christmas morning so delightful. :)

Thursday, December 25, 2014

359/365 Christmas Day

A small gang this year but we ate, opened presents and played games into the evening.
It was a full and wonderful day.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

358/365 Christmas Eve

Wishing you all the many blessings found in the Saviour Jesus Christ.
Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

357/365 Burger

A couple of lunches at Earls in the past week. And no, I did not order this. Although I did steal some of his yam fries :)

Monday, December 22, 2014

356/365 Doc McStuffin

When you make butter tarts with a four year old, expect Doc McStuffin to oversee the production line.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

355/365 Celebrate

We celebrated Allison's birthday today. Time is flying by. Our baby just turned 25.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

354/365 Santa

This one goes in the yearly book :) 
What a wonderful Santa! He was just perfect in every way. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

353/365 Christmas Bird

Another ornament from our Christmas tree.
David and I went out for lunch with Allison today and then Allison and I headed over to the mall for some shopping. We were celebrating her 25th birthday. Oh my how the years have flown by. Great lunch at Earls followed by over an hour at Sephora. :) We should be much prettier then this bird now.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

350/365 Candle Light

“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
    and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.”
Luke 2:14

Saturday, December 13, 2014

347/365 Miss Norah

Okay, one more from the kids Christmas photos this past week. Then I will concentrate on inanimate Christmas objects. :)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

345/365 Love

These two just make my heart overflow with love.

Oh my, only 20 days left in the 365 project for 2014. Time to start thinking about whether I will continue on next year.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

344/365 Big Sister

Eva is the most patient and loving big sister a little 21/2 year old could ever want. She even let her join in at her last ballet class tonight. That is love.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

343/365 Christmas Joy

I think Allison has them in a vice grip and is tickling them - this is the only decent of the bunch.
I have the hardest time photographing my grand daughters. They will not sit still. I mean it's grandma's house - they can get away with anything!!

Monday, December 8, 2014

342/365 Alice

I photograph Alice every Christmas. I feel so blessed to watch all these wonderful little people grow up.  Alice is such a lovely, beautiful little girl and a real pleasure to photograph.

Friday, December 5, 2014

339/365 Sweetness

Nevada and her Mom came by for some Christmas portraits today.
Isn't she beautiful? I am loving those blue eyes.
She is almost 4 months old.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

337/365 Pool

Another filler from vacation because.... no time to pick up the camera. Or perhaps it is just no inspiration.
Or more likely it is because I just prefer to play in Photoshop with all the photos I just took rather then add to the arsenal. :)

Monday, December 1, 2014

335/365 Miss Eva

Oh my, only 30 days left in this years 365 - that flew by. :)
Miss Eva wanted to try some of Grandmas new pink lip gloss. I made her a deal. If I put it on her she had to pose by the light of the window for a photo 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

334/365 Merry-go-rounds!

The Palm Springs Living Desert Zoo & Gardens Merry-go-round

I think it was the highlight of the day.
We are home but I haven't had time to pick up my camera today - so a filler from last week.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

333/365 Cinderllella's Coach

Last ride in "Cinderlella's" coach! Off to hang out at the Calgary airport for another three hours!! 

Friday, November 28, 2014

332/365 Welcome Home

From hot sun to this. Winter storms, cancelled flights, unexpected hotel stays and long, long line ups.
It was just more adventure for the little ones. :)

Thursday, November 27, 2014

331/365 Pool Day

This pretty much captures the day. Perfect way to spend American Thanksgiving.

Would much rather spend 30 C without the minus sign in front of it but seems we will be heading into minus country tomorrow.

Not looking forward to finding the car in the airport parking lot with just a couple of sweaters on. Thankful I have my remote start.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

330/365 Black Friday Shopping!

This is as close to the crowds of Black Friday shopping that I want to be. Allison and I spent a couple of hours at Forever 21 today pre Black Friday crowds. We had the place to ourselves. :) No lineups for the change rooms!! 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

329/365 Children's Discovery Museum

Well didn't we have fun today. We spent a several hours at the Children's Discovery Museum. Eva loved being a vet and spent a good chunk of time examining the animals and giving them shots. She kept copious notes of course.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

327/365 It's a Good Life

Chillin' after a very busy morning of doing puzzles and playing make belief with all my Disney friends. 

326/365 The Gang

At the Palm Springs Zoo.
Camera perched on knapsack on a stroller.
Just walked about 3 miles.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

324/365 On Vacation!

And Grandpa and I get to spend the next week with these two beauties!!! And their Mom. :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

320/365 B&W Challenge #2 Jewels

Best seen on black, so go ahead and click on the photo. It's the best way to see all the hidden Jewels. :)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

317/365 Tinker-Bell

I love that she is willing to sit for me. Fleeting moments but she will let me take her photo. And now she really wants to see the photos after.