Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I Heart Faces ~ Black

I had to break this picture out again.  Visiting the pumpkin patch dressed in black...dying of the heat in October.  And it just shows how big My Monsters are getting...

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

This was a tough one for me.  Probably because I started my morning entirely too early and since I had extra time, I started baking.  I didn't even think of taking any pictures until - well, it was time to clean the kitchen.  Anything to get out of KP duty!  :)

1.  Food
Cleaning the kitchen counters off, I had to move the fresh hot peppers from my co-workers garden.  Yum... can't wait to snack on them tonight!

2.  Purple
I never realized how little purple we have around.  I tried the garden, but we're moving into winter and don't tend to plant much in the way of fall plants.  Then I remembered my adorable niece E from the pumpkin patch...

3. In Disguise
 My Monsters, with their true personalities showing through their disguises...

4.  Shape
I wouldn't say it's ONE shape per se, but I loved the shape(s) on this gourd.

5.  Photographer's Choice
Is it any wonder I call him one of My Monster's?  I took the hint and went away...

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

K's 5k Run

K ran another 5k today.  It was early.  It was cold.  Her brother and I froze.  But she had fun ... and finished with her best time yet :)

She placed second in her age group!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wednesday ~ Black & White and Not So Worldless!

My "Special K" at cheer.  After warm up but before the game.  Just playing around ~ but I love this shot!

A couple of link ups...
and then, she {snapped}   Black and White Wednesday


Here's a couple shots of My Monsters while they were trying to look like ... other kinds of monsters?!?

Quick link up with: 


Great theme over at Simplicity this week!  I feel like I've found another home for what I thought was a "bad shot."  I love a challenge that lets me pull another shot out of the recycle bin...

K during tennis lessons last winter.  I keep telling her... you have to keep your eyes OPEN to hit the ball!
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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday - again!

Two weeks in a row.  I'm pretty excited about this... I love this challenge!

Had to snap this one.  Can you guess what it is?
Also linking with Lisa over at   MM3

Found Texture:
Trying to sneak a picture of my monsters while we were at the pumpkin patch.  Didn't catch sight of the kids but did get a cool picture :)

We've been gone for 12 years and I still think of it as "home" sometimes.

K&M watched their first scary movie this weekend.  This is K peaking from under her COVERS!

From my back door this morning.  Tell me again ~ WHY was I awake at 6am??

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FYI - the first shot was a really cool chemical reaction between a gold metalic paint and paint thinner.  It swirled and bubbled on it's own....

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Natural Beauty

Busy day at work, busy night at home.  No time to blog like I wanted to.  But I knew what shot I wanted for this link up and knew it would only take a minute...
Camping last fall... walking in the early morning, just me and Buster while hubby and the kids hunted.  Love the shots I took at the little lake.  And can't wait to go back in November.  :)

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Macro Monday

I honor of the Rangers winning the game last night!!

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

This is the first time I've linked up for Scavenger Hunt Sunday.  I usually can't remember what the topics are...but I remembered this time.  Not sure why - but why look a gift horse in the mouth, right?

This probably seems strange to some people - but when we left Cali, we left CJ's behind too.  So when we visited for my brother's wedding, CJ's was one of our first stops.  Love me some Western Bacon Cheeseburgers!

Under... inside.  Same thing, right??  :)

I didn't pick M's hair this time... but close!

K's flies sometimes.  From her game yesterday...

Bright Side
Or at least my interpretation of it!

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

It's a Chevy!

Just a quick shot that I took while we were at the pumpkin patch.  I know... you're supposed to take pictures of pumpkins at the pumpkin patch, aren't you?  :)  I took a few others and this is one of them.

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and then, she {snapped}

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

They only way I can get pictures of my Hubby is to "sneak" them.  Or hold the camera on my lap while he watches M playing football.  One quiet little *click* and there we have it!

Linking with:
Black and White Wednesday
and then, she {snapped}

Laugh out loud!

Camping last spring at a lake in Arkansas.  My Monsters were determined to swim in the lake.  Never mind that Dad and I told them that the water was pretty cold.  Never mind that they forgot to pack their suites.  Never mind that even our lab didn't want to swim that day.

The were going to swim - no matter what.  So, what was a Mom to do - but let them learn on their own??

It was a bit colder than they thought.  (LOL!)  Someday, they may learn to listen to dear old Mom...

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Macro Monday

Yesterday we visited our local pumpkin patch.  I love that this pumpkin patch has different variety's of pumpkins.  Loved the stripes of one of them (don't ask me what they're called, I just don't remember).  Snapped this shot.  Didn't come out as I hoped it would - maybe I should practice adding texture to it? 

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