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!

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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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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pumpkin Patch time

Our town has an "old fashioned" pumpkin patch.  They have an old truck, tractors, corn maze ~ all sorts of things to entertain kids for several hours.  We have been taking my Monsters there since they were toddlers and can't imagine a Halloween with a trip there.  Here's a few of my fav pics of the Monsters...

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Taylor Swift time!

Last weekend K was invited to go to the Taylor Swift concert with her cheer squad.  As an "assistant coach," she's the oldest on her squad so she wasn't really sure she wanted to go with "all the little girls."  But one of the Dad's sprung for a private suite at Cowboys Stadium and all the parents chipped in for the limo ride.  So K was "SO IN!"

Yes, that's right... a luxury suite and a limo ride.  This kid will never want to scrounge change out of the bottom of her purse to score lawn tickets for her favorite band/group/singer.  LOL... diva in the making.  What will I do?

But she had a blast.  And Mom and Dad enjoyed the evening with only one Monster instead of two. 

Friday, October 14, 2011

My {Blurred} Shot

Finally!!!  I finally found a home for all my "bad" shots. 

You know...the ones where you are so excited that you forget that you can't jump up and down AND take the pictures of your son tackling that quarterback.  Or that time that you nearly did your own back flip the first time your daughter landed her double back handspring - back pike (without a spot).

You know - THOSE shots?

I love, Love, LOVE this link up. (lol)  Here's my shot.  One of our camping trips last fall ~ K & M decided to stack some wood up and see how high they could hurdle.  They ran out of wood before they ran out of energy :)  I didn't really think about fixing any settings on the camera.  And probably don't truly understand them any way.  I simply set it on "sports" and figured I was good to go.  I didn't get the shots that I wanted...exactly.  But whatever...

There are much better "blurred" shots over here so be sure to check them out!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Show off your shot

This link up is a first for me as well.  But I love this shot and had fun taking it.  So here it it ~

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and then, she {snapped}

This and That Thursday

New link for me... and lovin' the new blog read :)

Here's my photo for the week.  I took it last spring during one of M's baseball games.  It was a happy accident as I had set my camera down to wait for M's next turn at bat.  I must have hit the shutter button by accident...

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Black & White Wednesday

Love this shot from our recent trip to the Monterrey Bay Aquarium.  I love the fact that I can still occasionally see the wonder on the faces of our "tweens."

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