Monday, March 31, 2014

90/365 Still Winter

Glad to have the sun back but still covered in snow and absolutely no sign of anything poking through or considering new life.

Meanwhile we dodge the pot holes.....

Sunday, March 30, 2014

89/365 Just like Anna

The girls were here for a sleepover last night. After her bath as I was brushing out her hair Eva asked if she could have two braids just like Anna (pronounced Aunna) from Frozen.

She is looking at the clock on the wall in my office that has a very loud second hand.
She asked me why my clock made that sound.
I told her the second hand was counting the seconds, but in my head I was thinking, "because Grandma is cheap and got it for $9.99 at Walmart"

We watched Frozen today. :)
I knew Hans was a fake right from the beginning even if he could sing!!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

88/365 More Abstract

Still playing with cutlery.

...let me know if you want me to go back to scrap book supplies.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

86/365 Ice Cream

Took the girls out for lunch today.
Norah was ....well, let's just say I am not taking her out for lunch any time soon!
Eva was an absolute angel. I love 3 yr olds.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

85/365 Roman Numerals

It's late.
I don't have a photo for the day, or any inspiration
So I am offering some scrapbook embellishments from the stash.
It was that or cutlery.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

84/365 I am Loved

You know you are loved when your 3 yr old grand daughter puts all her favorite princess stickers on your card, and uses 3 different crayon colours to draw a face for you!
Norah may have helped on this one though. :)

Monday, March 24, 2014

83/365 peppers

Staples in our house these days - peppers and cilantro. They go in everything.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

82/365 Wine

Is it okay to like wine as much as I do?
I could photographic it every day too. I just love an elegant wine glass with a nice dry Pinot Grigio in it. It is a beautiful sight.

How many ways can I photograph wine?

Saturday, March 22, 2014

81/365 Creativity

I love that Eva tries to draw within  the lines now.
She also told me this morning that she was putting two different colours together - mixing them.
Now that's creativity.
Love it! 

We took the whole gang out for breakfast this morning. Lots of fun.
Then took the girl home for the day. Thankful to have Pam and Mark there to help play with them.

Friday, March 21, 2014

80/365 Lemon Tart

Made this today and ate a piece before the company arrived.
Did it for the 365.
Just couldn't resist!
And it was deeeeliscious!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

78/365 Dear Grandma

Is this not the most wonderful mail to receive?

Why, it was only a few years ago my children were mailing very similar cards to their Grandparents.
I feel so special and so old, all at once. :)

The back page says "from Tanis" and it is covered in bugs too. :)
Tanis is 4 1/2

Monday, March 17, 2014

76/365 Drip

The gutters are running clear and the snow is melting off the roof.
The sun was up when I left for work at 7:30 am, which is a sure sign that winter is leaving us.

However it is still March and March is notorious for winter blizzards right when you think you are through the worst of winter. So the shovels will stay in the garage and the bikes will stay down the basement for several more weeks.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

75/365 Another Birthday

I turned 57 today.....

I don't feel it
...usually :)

My sweetheart took me out for lunch after church this am to Prarie Ink. Had a wonderful lunch.  Came home and played with Phoenix photos all afternoon.
A perfect day.

It took a few tries, but my sweetheart finally got a decent photo of me. I prefer to be the one with the camera but I figured on my birthday I would humour y'all :)

More  photo of my lunch out and my schmoo cake on the regular blog Here

Friday, March 14, 2014

73/376 Travel Day

They really are pretty good travelers...... especially considering that WestJet kept us waiting 90 minutes just to check in, which meant a mad dash thru security and to the gate to board. We were at the airport over 2 hrs ahead of departure.

This is the first time WestJet has irked me....... they shouldn't plan three full flights to take off within 60 minutes of each other. And, my goodness - put all your check in agents on if you are!

Thank goodness for iPads and electronic kids games.

Good to be home.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

72/365 Cover Story

This just might be the cover photo for the vacation book I will make for the girls. We had fun in the pool one last time today and are heading home first thing tomorrow morning.  But first, an evening with special friends here in Phoenix.

It has been a crazy, busy, active, fun holiday and Grandma and Grandpa have slept very well. We have also gained a few pounds.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

70/365 Pool Time

Spent the morning at the Childrens Museum and the afternoon in the pool.
Life is grand!!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Sunday, March 9, 2014

68/365 Busted!!

"Does anyone know where Norah is?"
"Has anyone seen my iPhone?"

Enjoying the morning sun.... and the iPhone.

Friday, March 7, 2014

66 of 365 Excited

Wish I could have this much energy after 5 hours of travel - 50 minutes of which was navigating the Phoenix airport, luggage pickup, and shuttle to rental car. It was a bit of a fiasco but we made it, settle the girls in front of the tv with mom and headed grocery shopping at 10 pm.

So here is Eva happy to see some fruit. It was dark in the kitchen - iso 1000. And I forgot my mouse so all editing in post is done with one finger. :(  on a laptop!

And there is no snow!!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

65/365 Relax!

I am officially on vacation for one week.... although I still see snow out there and my husband is working late!

There should be a beach in the background, some ocean and maybe a palm tree!!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

64/365 Spring?

“She turned to the sunlight
    And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
    "Winter is dead.”

  A.A. Milne,  
When We Were Very Young


Here's hoping!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

62/365 Avocado

Okay it is all coming back to me......why I quit doing turned into a daily chore. it took me 62 days fr that feeling to come back.

Give me one good reason I should post a photo tomorrow.

The up side is posting these photos forces me to remember how to use textures in Photoshop. And at my age I don't seem to remember much. Seriously considering signing up for Luminosity.

I also found it very difficult to find a decent avocado.... had to edit out a lot of brown marks on this one. 

Alright, it is 7 pm, I worked all day and I think the chicken is ready to come out of the oven so time to feed us.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

61/365 Popcorn

It was Harold's idea because I spent all my creativity up on yesterdays shoot. :)

Saturday, March 1, 2014

60/365 Life is Wonderful

One year ago I photographed Jane and Ryan's wedding.

Yesterday I photographed Dominik!

I feel truly blessed to be part of this family's most precious events.