Thursday, December 30, 2010

Best Friends forEVER: 365 day 32

A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.  ~Lois Wyse
Best Friends ForEVER
btw, I read the other day that if I take pictures in manual, expose for the face once, as long as lighting conditions were the same, I wouldn't have to adjust my exposure for each shot.  So I tried it and it worked!!  Love learning new things.  

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Vacationing: 365 day 31

I've been neglecting the blog because I'm on vacation.  I'm still taking pictures and I'll post them all soon but in the meantime here's one of my friend Nicole who I'm vacationing with... 

Monday, December 20, 2010

One Month Down: 365 day 30

Yeah, so many reasons to celebrate!!  I'm on day 30 of Project 365--I wasn't perfect, I missed some days but I still stuck with it so yes, I'm celebrating!! Also tonight is the official start to our Holidays so... cheers!! "Wine is bottled poetry" ~Robert Louis Stevenson
“Wine is bottled poetry”
Btw, this was my first attempt with a tripod in low light... I think it turned out pretty nice!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Lazy Sunday: 365 day 29

Naomi hanging out in her room watching TV on a lazy Sunday morning... 

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

True, isn't it? 365 day 27

Quick post of one of my favorite ornaments on our tree--love the phrase on it!!  Every time I get down on myself I have to remind myself...  "Happiness is an attitude.  We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong.  The amount of work is the same."  ~Francesca Reigler  

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Holiday Cards: 365 day 26

It's that time of year again and so many of us send Holiday cards and I try every year to get in on it.  The problem, I'm the ultimate procrastinator and that's the Holiday cards worst enemy.  Last year I had every intention of sending them out, I even got addresses from everyone, had the cards ready but they sat on my kitchen counter for well past the New Year... huge FAIL!!  I'm hoping this year will be different.  I got postcards this year in the hopes it would be easier for me--we shall see!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

More of the same: 365 day 25

Too lazy to take a picture today so here's one I took the other day...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

My dad's funny: 365 day 24

Devin was making Naomi laugh as I was trying to take her picture!  Absolutely love the expression on her face in the 1st picture just wish it was as 'in focus' as the 2nd one...
My baby

Saturday, December 11, 2010

First day skiing: 365 day 23

Our ski hill Mont Ripley opened today so Naomi and two of her friends took to the slopes!  They had an absolute blast!!  One of the best things about living in Houghton is having a ski hill 5 minutes away from our house.  Hopefully for Christmas I will get a Canon EF 70-300mm IS Lens so I can take some action shots of her skiing--hint, hint ;)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Animal: 365 day 20

Our dog 'Animal' who's been with us for 13 years!  He's a Husky/Golden Retriever mix... isn't he gorgeous?  We love him... 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Decorating: 365 day 19

Today we worked on our Christmas decorations.  Our tree is up and the entire house is decorated.
We get a family ornament every year--this was our new addition...

Friday, December 3, 2010

14 years: 365 day 18

November 30th was Devin and my 14 year wedding anniversary and he bought me roses!  They bloomed today!!  Just fyi I'm not a flower person so he made sure they were cheap $5 flowers from Walmart.  If he had spent anymore I would have been really mad.  I'm one of those people who thinks flowers are a waste of money because ultimately they die.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010