Finding the Holiday Joy

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Project 365 - Day 121

This post will have the picture I took for today and one I took last night on the way home. First will Day 121, I spotted the sun coming up over some trees on a pasture this morning, it was so pretty.

Day 121

 Last night on the drive home I spotted the sun in my rearview and wow! I had to stop for a couple pictures!!

Sunset last night while driving home on Hwy 80.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Project 365 - Day 120

Snore! it's cold outside and I ran out of inspiration for my photo today, here are the many photo books I have made thru Shutterfly, I started using them 2006! I don't even use my camera the same anymore but I still love my old photos!

Day 120

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Project 365 - Day 119

Today was busy, plus it was raining and dull outside, so I took a picture of what I did for lunch. I worked on a project for my Shutterfly page :)

Day 119

Project 365 - Day 118

My friend Stacy lost her dad to cancer Thursday last week, he has been dealing with it for 6 years. Tracy, her dad, was a good man, really, he was the kind of man that people wanted to be. I attended the service yesterday afternoon, the church was filled with people, young and old. I took this picture of the front of the church before I left because I wanted it to remind me at the end of this project, that this is the year Tracy left us to be with God....

Day 118

Monday, March 28, 2011

Project 365 - Day 116 and 117

On Saturday Kimber was in the VanZandt County Fair Pageant, she was adorable and won Baby Miss. I wish I could have gotten photos with less background distractions but I still think she's too cute :)

Day 116

On Sunday I found a wonderful patch of bluebonnets near the house!!

Day 117

I Heart Faces - Slice of Life Challenge

I thought this would be perfect for the challenge this week.....

'winging with Stitch

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Project 365 - Day 115

I got this necklace for as a Christmas gift, just recently I thought I lost it! So today I was looking for my debit card, may the Lord help me keep things more organized, and found my necklace in the side pocket of my camera bag :)

Day 115

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Project 365 - Day 114

A girl at work found out today that she's having a little boy :) Due in June.

Day 114

Project 365 - Day 113

Yesterday's photo is about how my week has been, it says everything. The only word missing was caution...

Day 113
(they do construction all over the highways of Dallas but I headed to work yesterday and found the long road out to town CLOSED, I sat there for 40 mins before I was waved around, I was 1 hour late to work)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Project 365 - Day 112

It's super windy here today, I love the wind it makes me feel so alive, most people don't like it or that's what they tell me. I love the way it sounds as it's passing me or whistling thru the trees outside. Of course I can see that have wind like this on let's say a wedding date could be no fun but for the most part I enjoy the wind. As I'm driving out of town I drive right past a giant flag, I look at it every morning and night to see what the wind is doing. Today it was sailing............

Day 112

Monday, March 21, 2011

Project 365 - Day 111

Where I spend loads of my time, my office....

Day 111

Project 365 - Day 109 and 110

Weekend with the Punkin, we went fishing on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon, had a good time, the weather was perfect.

Day 109
(I was on the phone, she was right behind me with the nail polish, it only took seconds)

Day 110
(she dressed herself, new princess gown from her Daddy, pink boots and her red hat:)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Wow! way cool for me :)

I have been entering photos in the MCP Actions Project 52 on Flickr, this weeks theme was Light and Dark, so I entered Day 105. I got up this morning and it's being featured on the MCP Actions site!!!! How fun is that??!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Project 365 - Day 108

Last night I was pulled over for speeding, which I was not doing, and they did not write me a ticket for that! buttttt they did write me a ticket for not having my proof of insurance in the car, even though they have the Texas True program and know that I have insurance on my car, they knew that before they got out of their car. Also, as an added bonus I got a ticket for driving on an expired drivers license.............OH MY GOSH!! my license expired on my birthday less than a month ago!!! I was so mad, mad at them, mad at myself, mad at the universe............mad I tell ya!!! When I got home I posted a blurb about it on the FB, hilarity ensued, when it was all said and done I was laughing, even though I am still frustrated about it. My friends commented and poked fun at me until I laughed..........seriously I can't ask for more than that :) So this morning still smarting from the bruises to my pride I decided I needed a sedative to start the day with and my photo of the day all in one place..............the land of coffee, Starbucks!

Day 108

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Project 365 - Day 107

Today I read Marvett's blog, she has joined a group called 1000 Cranes for Japan on Flickr. They are having people make a paper crane, photograph it and post to the group. The crane is a symbol of good luck in Japan, 1000 cranes is a sign of incredible luck. On Marvett's advice I have joined the group, made my paper crane (not the best I've ever seen but I like it), photographed it and added it to the 1000 Cranes for Japan group. When I think about Japan I think of the children there, I think of my grandbabies and it scares me, praying for Japan was never something I had to think about. Here is Day 107 and my crane:

Day 107
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Project 365 - Day 106

It's cloudy, no sun and a little chilly outside today. I'm not feeling the picture I settled on today but sometimes that happens.

Day 106

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Project 365 - Day 104 and 105

Last night I raced home because I wanted to see the sunset from a spot that I know is great, I have driven by it a hundred times picking up and dropping off Punkin. A few years back when things were so crazy I would pull over in that spot to cry or think and almost always the sun would comfor tme there. I sincerely believe it was there for me, to help me make it through till the next drop off and pick up. I have waited for the time change so that I could visit my spot again, the sky wasn't as spectacular as it has been before but I still felt that same comfort while I sat there.

Day 104

I'm always taking pictures of the lake, usually with my phone but this morning as I drove out I noticed a heavy fog on the lake, it was so pretty. Only 35 degrees this morning too, so I had to wear a coat! I walked out there taking my usual pictures when I heard the geese honking, so I walked the lake edge up closer to them, they didn't seem to mind. I stood there watching them for about 10 minutes before it occurred to me to take a picture, LOL. I snapped a few, then watched a little more. It was so cold, foggy and quiet, the only noises were my moving around and them honking. It was nice.

Day 105

Monday, March 14, 2011

Project 365 - Day 101, Day 102, Day 103

I can hardly believe that three days has come and gone!! Friday I was stumped for a Photo of the Day, but while driving home I noticed the sunset was awesome. I was in a hurry, so I just took a picture of my side view mirror, kinda fun!

Day 101

Saturday was a busy day, we had a birthday party for a cousin to attend as well as some cleaning and working on the boat. Punkin and I road with Jana, Rider and Kimber to the party, Little Miss Rylee was turning three! It was fun to be outside and watch all the little ones play. I don't get to see Kimber as much as Ky so I made sure I took loads of pictures of her, needed one for the photo of the day.

Day 102

On Sunday Pappy and I took Punkin to her first movie, we saw Rango. She loved it, got a little figidity about 30 minutes left to go but did really well. She clapped and raved about how Rango saved all the water :)

Day 103

I Heart Faces - Sun Flare Challenge

I took this of my son Saturday.

I Heart Faces - Sun Flare

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Project 365 - Day 100

Gosh yesterday was not my day, I ended up leaving work early. I got home, thought about needing to do a picture, looked to my bedside and there was my illuminations book. I thumb through it all the time for inspiration or for comfort when I'm not having a good day. I opened it, this is the page it fell to.

Day 100

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Project 365 - Day 98

Looks like I completely forgot to add Day 98. Oy! I'm losing my mind I think! I walked outside for a break yesterday, thumbed thru one of my favorite books, breathed in the spring air, sneezed about 8 times and then went back in to work :)

Day 98

Project 365 - Day 99

Every morning I drive by the same houses and fields getting out the main road, lately I have noticed someone has moved their cows to a new field. They stare at me as I'm driving by they're wondering where I'm going. So this morning I stopped, one of them high tailed it but the other one stayed there, studying me. The sun was behind them, it was chilly this morning so it was a cold look not warm. I took several pictures but this is the one that most reflects what it looked like this morning.

Day 99

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I Heart Faces - Best Face in February

Punkin and her fashion sense :) Entering this into the weekly I Heart Faces challenge, here's hoping I at least enter it correctly.

Fishy Face

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Thanks every one for making this a top 10 photo in the
I Heart Faces - Best Face in February Challenge!!

Just looking at last years pictures...

This is Punkin back in May last year, we had just been to a wedding and we now enjoying the lake. She spotted a ladybug, it was amazing watching her play with that little bug so carefully.

Punkin and the ladybug :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Project 365 - Day 97

The redbuds are blooming now, took a look at them for lunch today :)

Day 97

Project Day 95 and Day 96

It was a cold and quiet weekend. Punkin and I played, watched SpongeBob and jumped on the was good.

Day 95 (Punkin and the Dragon)

Day 96 (Punkin and her Daddy)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Project 365 - Day 93 and 94

I get pretty frustrated taking pictures of flowers, but I am going to keep trying until I get it right! I perfer people, I could do that all day. The flowers have been so pretty lately I can't resist!

Day 93 (Crabapple here at work smells wonderful)

Day 94 (Gerbers I bought at Lowes last night)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Project 365 - Day 92

First I can hardly believe I am on Day 92! make that Day 93 because I still have todays picture yet to capture!
Last night I attended the Little Miss Wills Point Pageant, Kyleigh was in the 2-3 year group. It was being held at the high school, loads of pretty little girls running here and there, spinning, dancing, hiding behind their parents legs. Kyleigh was right in there, she wanted to be on stage, when was it going to be her turn!! Finally it was, I have to say that as proud of my granddaughter as I am I was still surprised at how she handled her turn on stage. She bowed, waved, blew kisses, spinned her dress and just smiled as sweetly as I have ever seen. Seriously it was as though she had trained, which I know she hasn't, maybe just seeing all the other little girls was all it took! At any rate she did great, I was near tears watching her (Pageants are not one of my favorite things and even though we had a good night I think you have to use caution while at those events). She did have a moment of I am sick of this during the last group viewing, all of them were on stage and Kyleigh wanted to dance! I laughed because that's the Kyleigh I know the most!! Afterward I took her outside and let her run and play for 20 minutes, she was getting tired of all the sitting. Now it's time for the crowning, first the 12 months, then the 23 months, then 2 year olds and now at last the 3 year olds. Kyleigh was named Miss Beautiful and Miss Photogenic of her age group then Miss Grand Supreme of the 1 to 6 year olds! It was so exciting! They crowned her, placed a sashe on her and gave her a trophy almost as tall as her! She was happy, smiling and spinning. I was very proud! In the end though Kyleigh with her beautiful new crown, sashe and trophy, was the most excited about the package of sweet tarts she got with it all. That's my punkin, yep that one, the one eating her candy while everyone is taking her picture ;)

Day 92

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Project 365 - Day 91

Driving back from Durango Jean, Steve, Jamie and I had a good laugh about me and my eating habits. I confessed my eating dislikes and likes, also why I don't tell people I don't like this or that, instead I say things like I'm not hungry or I already ate, etc. Curious as to why I do that I explained, let's say someone offers me a glass of tea, I say no thanks I'm good, instead of I don't like tea, because when it becomes known that I don't like tea someone will say oh but you'll like this kind, or the way I make it, then serve me a giant glass of tea to prove it. So then I am really stuck, that is why I perfer to say no thanks, I'm _______. Jamie and I have had a long standing argument about corn vs cream of corn, I love corn but noooooooo thanks to the cream corn, eck!!! She loves the later, therefore I give her as hard a time as I can about it! After we arrived back in Albuquerque we had laughed ourselves silly over comments like 'cream of' and 'you'll like it the way I make it'. I was in WalMart this morning for a couple things, walked passed the corn and thought Ooohhh yeah, this has to be the photo of the day!!

Day 91