Thursday, December 31, 2009

December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

December 30, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

December 29, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

December 28, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

December 27, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

December 26, 2009

Christmas morning brings new toys.

December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

December 24, 2009

Tracking Santa on the NORAD website.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

December 23, 2009

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

December 22, 2009

Joyful, all ye nations rise,
Join the triumph of the skies;
With angelic host proclaim,
"Christ is born in Bethlehem!"
Hark, the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the newborn King!"

December 21, 2009

Hark! The herald angels sing, "Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled."

Sunday, December 20, 2009

December 20, 2009

Christmas also means the oranges are ready to eat. Yum, fresh oranges!

December 19, 2009

What is Christmas without decorating a Gingerbread House?

Friday, December 18, 2009

December 18, 2009

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

December 17, 2009

And then, in a twinkling,
I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing
of each little hoof.

December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

December 15, 2009

Come on, smile. It's not that bad. Besides, if you just smile it will be over quicker!

Monday, December 14, 2009

December 14, 2009

This is my entry for i ♥ faces, category: Pets

I took this photo in September. It was early morning and I was at an arboretum taking pictures of flowers and such. There were lots of butterflies (and moths) around. At first I was chasing them around the flowers trying to get a good shot. They just wouldn't stay still for me. Imagine that! Then I changed tactics and lenses. I put on my big zoom lens, stepped back and stood very still. The result was lots of amazing photos. I love all the butterfly pictures I got, but I decided to submit this moth because he was different and I like his furry body. If you want to see some of the butterflies, there are here and here, here and here.

Check out the action at i ♥ faces.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

December 13, 2009

Sunday morning before church and she thinks it's funny to stick her behind out! At least it got her laughing, and us a few minutes late for church. Oh well.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

December 12, 2009

Mom, you asked for some pictures of me ... here it is, a self portrait.

Friday, December 11, 2009

December 11, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

December 10, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

December 8, 2009

I love natural light. I took this picture at 8 am on my way home dropping the kids at the bus stop. I did almost no editing to it. It was just so pretty the way it was.

Monday, December 7, 2009

December 7, 2009

What do all these things have in common?

Candles? (there was a cake)

A card?

Moisturizer ? (to smooth out my wrinkles)

Me, chasing down my youth?
It went that way ...

No, I think it went that way ...

Yup, today is my birthday.
I'm 39.
It's my last go round at being in my thirties.
Wish me luck.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

December 6, 2009

Here it my entry for i ♥ faces, category: Sweet Dreams

We just finished putting up the Christmas tree yesterday. Such excitement resulted in some tired kids.

It was really dark when I took this picture. I couldn't focus due to the lack of light. I turned on the kitchen light for just a second to focus and press the shutter, then quickly turned off the light before the shutter (set at 4 seconds) completely closed. That way there was a bit of light exposed, but it still looked dark.

Go check out the other entries at i ♥ faces.

December 5, 2009

Ya, I bet your kids pose nicely all the time too! This is normal ... right?? At least there are no tears, yet.