Thursday, September 30, 2010

269/365 Safety, NOT !!!

269/365 Safety, NOT !!!
See this is just a baby seat, not a restraining device but someplace to put the baby when driving.
It never occurred to me but where did people put the baby when they were driving in the 60's? 
I mean a 6 month old would just roll around in my car. 
I remember one time my sister in law had a baby carrier/carseat that you had to strap in with the seatbelt. This was only 9 years ago. Anyway she forgot to strap the carrier into the car with the seat belt. You can only imagine what happened. I, with my sick twisted sense of humor thought it was hilarious. As my sister in law turned the corner the seat totally flipped over. The baby was ok of course but can you imagine. Someone my moms age told me she used to nurse her baby while driving !!!!

Wow, how times have changed.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

268/365 An Elf & A Masked Bandit

268/365 An Elf & A Masked Bandit
What a pair these two make.
The Rhino, on the left is explaining to the little elf how to drive the getaway car.
It was a long involved explanation.

Then there was a physical demonstration of where your hands should be placed on the steering wheel and what your face should look like.

Disclaimer : I actually made that up, they don't know anything about getaway cars yet. 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

267/365 The Farm

267/365 The Farm
Such a great place, the farm. It's outside of Chicago and it's such a great calming place.
We love it, the kids love it, the critters love it, the deer love it, the wild turkeys love, the trees love it and so many more people, creatures and things love the farm.

These are the walnut trees that were planted about 10 years ago.
They started out as little tiny saplings I think, they might have been grafts but they were tiny, I mean like maybe 2 feet high.
This is them now. 
It is amazing every time we go out there to see how much they have grown. 

On the farm they grow soy beans as well as corn. This field has soybeans that are ready to harvest.
I think the kids were excited because they love edamame.  While these soybeans are used for other things, not soybeans, they still looked exactly the same just dried.
So pretty in the setting sunlight.

I  just loved this photo. 

Monday, September 27, 2010

266/365 Car Show

266/365 Car Show
This was even funnier in person.
I would have loved to see it actually driving own the street.

This is an idea for the Christmas card photo !!!
I just have to find a hubcap like this.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

264/365 Sister's

264/365 Sister's 
These girls are sisters and they were pregnant at the same time and due around the same time. I know the mama of that sweet baby here has since had her baby boy. I can't wait to meet him.
Niece and aunt, aunt and niece, both their worlds are about to change profoundly.
Maybe they think if they push the belly button then things will happen ???

They had these perfect but very different bellies. It was kind of a scream about
the different ways that women's bodies carry babies. They were so gorgeous !!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

263/365 Sweet Baby J

263/365 Sweet baby J
So far that's all anyone knows, that her/his name will start with a J and be either Jace, which I LOVE, or Jessa. For now that is enough, I know mama is ready to get that baby here. This was such a great shoot, so much talking and really getting to know each other. I hope we can do it again after the baby comes. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

262/365 Pin The Tail on The Donkey

262/365 Pin The Tail on The Donkey
So retro !!!
They love it and I think it's the cutest thing ever !

Monday, September 20, 2010

261/365 Sister

261/365 Sister

This is the sister post to the last one.
Hilarious, well at least to me !!!
So finally, I'm excited to say that my official website is up and running. Here is the link.

I would love for you to check it out and any nice or helpful thought or hints will be taken with great appreciation.
This has been a challenge for someone like me, that would be someone very computer illiterate. For some reason my brain just does NOT get how the whole Internet really works. I'm learning, quickly.
My next goal is to make a button and actually put it on my blog. Don't hold your breath. 

Saturday, September 18, 2010

260/365 Love & Respect

260/365 Love & Respect
We spent last night and most of the day today at the Love & Respect conference. I'm not really sure what it is other than a book and kind of a self help for relationships. 
That being said I am not good at reading any type of self help book so I am glad they had a conference we could actually go to. Anyway it was put on by a couple that has been married for 37 years, I'm hoping that speaks for itself. I guess the just of it is I LOVED IT and I'm hoping it has shown me how to nourish this man that is so incredible in my life. I hope I have gained some insight in how to tell him how much I respect him for all that he is and does. I am by far the most lucky person I know !!!

I don't recall ever setting a rule for myself saying the photo actually had to go with the post.
We were playing around with the microscope and found the magnifying glass, we had a good giggle over this picture.

Friday, September 17, 2010

259/365 Waiting

259/365 Waiting
Sometimes when we are waiting for carpool I bring my camera outside. Some of the best shots of the kids are taken at this time, they are groomed and bored and interested in being entertained.

This was the sunrise yesterday, ok a little after sunrise but it felt like the crack of dawn !!!


Thursday, September 16, 2010

258/365 Handsome

258/365 Handsome
I would marry him if he would marry me, but he just looks at me with those gorgeous eyelashes and says "can I have some potatoes?" 
Oh my I'm in Love !!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

256/365 Today

256/365 Today
Not much happening except I got my website ready to go live and it should be up by Friday.
I'll post when it officially gets off the ground but wow it has been a real test of my endurance.
All the details and thought that goes into starting a business and getting a website up, lots of mental energy.
Wow if my figure could look like this, especially after hanging out at Berrypop !!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

255/365 Clouds

255/365 Clouds
This is SOOC.
It's only been in the last few months that I have really noticed the clouds and the sunset.
I wonder if in the past I would have really even stopped to notice a sunset like this, now I almost drool over these. 

This is after a little touch up in Photoshop.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

250-254/365 Scavenger Hunt Sunday

250-254/365 Scavenger Hunt Sunday

This week at Ramblings and Photos the Scavenger Hunt Sunday themes were Landscape, Power line, Newspaper, Pose and Hobby.
Here are my interpretations :


251-Power line
I was thinking about what holds power for me and I kept thinking about God's word.
Somehow I wanted to incorporate that into my power line photo and here it is.
The fun part is the forced perspective that wasn't intentional but I have been working on forced perspective this week also. 

It was recycle week in the hood and I guess this guy escaped going from the can to the truck and ended up under the wheel of the car, not sure which fate is worse but here it is.

At least I got them to pose for me and this time it was rather a cute superhero feel to their actions.

I'm lameing out on this one. It's gardening but we haven't planted out fall garden yet so I used this flower photo from a few weeks ago.

Friday, September 10, 2010

249/365 DungBeatle

249/365 DungBeatle
For some reason I thought he would be bigger.
Of course I also thought you only found them in far away exotic places, so really
what do I know.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

248/365 Nostalgia

248/365 Nostalgia

Nothing like a 60 year old refrigerator to make you think about consumerism.
We live in such a throw away world, I see it in myself and in my children it's just so darn convenient.

I'm putting that on my life list. Something about changing the way we consume. I'll really have to examine that whole issue. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

247/365 Two down One To Go

247/365 Two Down One To Go

I'm dragging, this week is busy and I'm counting down till I can relax and enjoy myself. We have had 2 classroom socials and tomorrow I'm hosting bookclub, which I am excited about !!!
I loved the book, we read "Water For Elephants" and I truly couldn't put it down !!!

Awwwwe the hill country !

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

246/365 Scary

246/365 Scary
It is a very scary world out there and I want nothing more than to put my kids in a bubble and never let them out. 

I wanted to get this as a backyard reminder to my children that really
when they think I'm being grumpy go outside and see what mommy really could be like. 

Monday, September 6, 2010

241,242,243,244,245 Long Weekend

241,242,243,244,245 Long Weekend
We had a great long weekend in the Texas Hill Country.
We should go up there more often, there is no excuse. The kids love it, I love it and Big Daddy loves it.
There is nothing like showing up at 11pm on a friday evening with 3 tired kids and 2 tired parents to a hot house with 2 live scorpions in the kitchen sink. WOW it was a lively weekend. Here are a few photos that I took.
I found this website called Ramblings and Photos and she does this thing called Scavenger Hunt Sunday.
I thought it would be fun to see if I could match all 5 catagories just from the photos I took over the weekend and it happened, I did it.
So here they are :



I feel like this is a double word score, part of a barned wire fence hanging on a fence !!! 
I impress myself.

Yeah she asked me to stop and wait for her she had something in her shoe.
Then she appears from behind holding this very large rock saying this is what she found in her shoe.
So very fitting.

I'm not touching it !
To bad they were just finishing blooming, the blooms are so very pretty.

So if you want to check out the other entries for the Sunday Scavenger Hunt head on over to 

Saturday, September 4, 2010

240/365 Purple Haze

240/365 Purple Haze
It sounds appropriate to what my mind feels like !!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

239/365 Pink Cowboy Boots

239/365 Pink Cowboy Boots
I feel like I'm always buying her shoes. She has a shoe thing, here it is. She likes to buy shoes and then not wear them. Really it drives me insane, cause you know she has to have shoes. 

These were are flashback to her youth. 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

238/365 Life List

238/365 Life List

So I found this blog, cause that's what I do all day is sit around and look at blogs. Ok well not all day but I can very easily loose an hour going from one blog to the next. 
Anyway I found this blog called and she has this Life List. I guess it's like a Bucket List, I mean things you want to do before you die. 
So I started thinking, WHY DON'T I HAVE ONE OF THOSE ?

So here are the first 10 things on my Life List:

1. Go to Greece, Spain, Australia, Britian and maybe a few more countries.
2. Blow a bubble within a bubble
3. Learn how to bake bread and cookies well
4. Read the Bible from front to back
5. Learn how to rollerskate
6. Grow my fingernails 
7. Own a vintage convertible of some sort
8. Go on a cruise
9. Learn how to snorkel 
10. Cut down our own Christmas tree

So these are the first 10 entries, I'll post more next week.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

237/365 First Day of School

237/365 First Day Of School

That is for everyone, Little Man started back at his preschool and the big kids both started a new year refreshed from having spent all summer at home relaxing with me !!!

It feels like the old girl is back, someone with her very own sense of girly fashion !!!
I have missed this girl and am so very glad she's coming into her own again !!!
I hope the 2nd grade is just as great as the 1st grade was.

This was painful for him, to actually smile for me.
I hope the 4th grade treats him well, it's a big move up this year !!!

Wow and what can I say about this one? 
Happy pre-school ? 
I know I'm just glad that he gets a break from me. 
Notice the permanent marker pens on the front of his shirt, that happened just this morning.
It's out of character for him to do something like that but not totally shocking.


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