Thursday, December 31, 2015

365/365 Happy New Year

Wow! Has another year really passed?

Blessings to every one of you and your loved ones in 2016!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Sunday, December 27, 2015

361/365 The Build

The kids house is really coming along. Two months ago it was a hole in the ground. It is now taking shape.

Friday, December 25, 2015

359/365 Merry Christmas

The annual Christmas photo round the table because I forgot to get one in front of the tree. A small gang this year but we still had lots of fun and played games until after 10 pm this evening.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

358/365 Christmas Eve

Looking and feeling very much like Christmas out there.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.
May your home be filled with the wonder and awe of this blessed celebration.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

356/365 Happy Birthday

356/365 Happy Birthday Allison!
We took our little girl shopping and for lunch today to celebrate her birthday.
iphone photo ~ wish I had brought along the DSLR

Monday, December 21, 2015

355/365 The Milliner

Stylish Eva puts the finishing touches on Norah's hat.
The girls raided the tickle trunk this weekend.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

354/365 Our Pianist

She asks to play the piano the minute she walks in the door and as soon as she wakes in the morning  on sleepovers.
This little one loves the piano and makes beautiful sounds on it.
Feeling blessed

Friday, December 18, 2015

352/365 The Word Became Flesh

This is what came out of the camera. 
Then I played with stars and snow in Photoshop. 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

348/365 Our House

It is starting to look like Christmas around here.
We are enjoying the new gas fireplace every evening. It goes on when we walk in the door from work and goes off at 11 pm. :)

Sunday, December 13, 2015

347/365 New House

Our daughter and son-in-laws new house is going up amazingly fast.
Thankful for the milder weather.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

346/365 Our Christmas Lamps

Posing with their creations before Mommy comes to pick them up from Grandma & Grandpa's

Friday, December 11, 2015

345/365 Craft Time

Sleep over with the grands so we spent 4 hours at the kitchen table spreading Modge Podge EVERYWHERE and have a grand time! We made two great crafts - but one I can't show you because it is a secret. shhhh ( a present for Mom and Dad for Christmas).
Then we cleared off all the paper and paint and tissue paper and chisled off the modge podge and decorated Christmas cookies.

This photo is the final product after waiting forever for the Modge Podge to dry.

Festivities from the day are on the regular blog HERE

Thursday, December 10, 2015

344/365 Butter Tarts

There are too many of these around here along with 5 dozen shortbread cookies for the office cookie exchange and a few dozen to snack on.
Down right dangerous!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

342/365 Family

Family  ~ one of God's many perfect creations.
Capturing a moment at Christmas

Monday, December 7, 2015

341/365 Rooibus

It occured to me as I waited for my tea to steep today that I haven't yet taken a photo of my daily tea and I haven't used my macro lens in eons.
So a macro of rooibus and lemongrass steeping to perfection.

Drink up!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

340/365 Tourtiere

Because I thought you might like a break from little girls and glitter.
Sweetheart and I made these this afternoon. Supper for those cold winter nights when you get home from work and want something yummy and filling but only have the energy to make a salad. :) 
Four went in the freezer and one went in the oven. It was yummy and filling!!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

339/365 Little Girls

I have decided that if I ever get rich and famous from this photography gig I am going to specialize in photographing little girls from ages 3-10 only!
They are just sooo much fun!!
And so adorable!! 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

336/365 Alice

Such a sweet, beautiful and absolutely lovely model.
I have been working on this shoot most of the day and it was hard to choose just one for you tonight. :) 

Monday, November 30, 2015

334/365 Fairy Dust

Okay I might have had a little too much fun with the fairy dust tonight but it's almost Christmas!!
Alice and Holden come for Christmas photos every year and it just wouldn't be the same without them!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

330/365 Beautiful

Pulling from the recent archives because todaythe camera only came out for an executive head shot.
And I know you would much rather see this sweet girl. :)

Christmas kids photos tomorrow and Saturday - almost fully booked. Looking forward to all these sweet little ones in my winter wonderland.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

329/365 Hugs

Another photos from last week to warm you up. I spent the day preparing/editing 182 of the best  photos from our vacation. I will now design a book for them - one for us and one for the girls.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

328/365 The Girls

I was going to post a photo of all that snow out there but after an hour and a half of shoveling the stuff I decided this made me feel happier and warmer.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

326/365 Beautiful Miss Eva

I didn't pick  up my camera today.
But I do have an arsenal of gorgeous photos from the past two weeks so I played in photoshop today while I sat here guzzling OJ and popping Advil!!

I was trying to remember where I took this photo. Eva is eating ice cream and in her bathing suit but I knew it wasn't by the pool. Then I looked into her big brown eyes and saw a perfect reflection of me taking her photo on the deck. 

So a selfie too!!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

325/365 Heading Home

Back to the great white north!
Back to the hectic schedule and crazy weeks that fly by.
But very thankful for the rest and rejuvenation.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

323/365 Sunset

The view from our balcony just after sunset when I remembered I hadn't picked up my camera all day and needed a 365 photo. :)  The only photo I took today.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

322/365 Palm Springs Parker

Since it is just the two of us and no Grandpa pancakes to make, we went out for breakfast. It is a new kind of vacation now so we  decided to check out something other then ihop.
We went to The Parker and had breakfast at Norma's

It was wonderful!! I have delicious photos of my "Upstream Eggs Benedict".
Then we spent an hour walking the grounds of the Parker and admiring the incredibly eclectic 1960's decor and beautifully kept gardens. Another feast but this one for the photographer me.  I could do a book on just the photos from this mornings visit.

But I chose this one. A row of unique bottles on a ledge in the main foyer.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

321/365 Pool

Last day with all of us here so a pool photo with the gang. Took the kids to the airport tonight. Eva is home sick (so she says) but I know her parents could have put up with a few more weeks of heat and sun. :) We did have a blast these past two weeks - longest holiday we have ever had with the girls - spoiled them all royally!!

Monday, November 16, 2015

320/365 Hurry Up Grandma!

We did a lot of walking today but we saw a lot of very interesting wild life at the Living Zoo.  This photo captures the day for me because it was all about giving the little girls a fun experience of life in the desert. And I love the hat!
I do have about 20 more great photos of the animals, the girls and the scenery that will go in their book. 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

319/365 The Fountain

David and I went for a walk this morning - just the two of us and my camera. :)
I took this photo of the fountain just outside our condo. I was challenging myself today to take a photo that was NOT of the grandkids. :)

Saturday, November 14, 2015

318/365 The Wink

"Look Grandma, I can wink"
I know the 365 seems to be all grandkids, but our days are filled with keeping them busy so they are asleep by 7:30 pm. Problem is so are we!!