Thursday, November 10, 2011

Day 10

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Today's photo challenge is a childhood memory. When I was a kid, my dad often kept a package of Oreos on top of the refrigerator. Why? Because he's 6'4" and we weren't. However, we were very good climbers. And we had bar stools. Too easy, Dad.

Catching Up, Part II

Day 7: Fruit -- This is a shot of some apricots that I turned into fruit leather and got a little weepy because it smelled like baby food and I no longer have babies.

Day 8: A Bad Habit -- Lest you think this child is innocently blowing bubbles into a glass of wholesome milk, think again. He's innocently blowing bubbles into a glass of half-and-half, which he constantly asked for (and got) on our cruise two weeks ago! Oh well, the kid is so scrawny, I'm hoping it put a little meat on his bones somewhere... anywhere!

Day 9: Someone You Love -- For better or worse, I took this shot of someone I love, taking a shot at something HE loves.

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Catching Up

Due to a quick trip to Houston and some technical difficulties, I fell way behind on my self-imposed photography assignment! But never fear, because I am back and ready to post. Here are days 3-6:

Day 3: Clouds -- This is a big thunderhead looming over my house.

Day 4: Something Green -- Isn't he such a cutie on his first day of third grade?

Day 5: From a High Angle -- I was standing at the top of the Space Needle.... does that count?

Day 6: From a Low Angle -- This is my baby brother and his wife last Saturday after they went to the Houston temple for the first time. He's 6'3" so I had to crouch waaaaay down to get the steeple in the background!

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day 2 and Other Stuff

The challenge for today is to take a picture of what I wore, but I'm gonna be kind of busy tonight, so here is a picture of what I'm going to wear! It's chilly out there today -- we've got a dusting of snow on the ground -- and I've got to run some errands before leaving town for the weekend. I'm going to Houston, where it's hopefully warmer, and I've got to pick up a big bag of cinnamon bears for my dad, because apparently you cannot get cinnamon bears in Houston! This information was confirmed when we discovered that my brother-in-law, a native Houstonian, had no idea what on earth a cinnamon bear is. I prefer the ones covered in chocolate, myself.

Also, I'm leaving my husband and kids for four days, which means I've got to stock the fridge with "easy food," as my husband calls it. On the list of requests: frozen lasagna and corn dogs. I promise not to read the sodium content on the packages.

Other errands include a trip to the bank and gas station. Then later my taxi service will be open for business as I'll run kids between school, piano lessons, tennis lessons, and church.

Perhaps we'll have "easy food" for dinner tonight.
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Challenge!

Happy November! I recently came across this little photography challenge and thought it might be fun to give it a try. At the very least, I should have a blog post every day this month...

So here is my self-portrait for Day 1. It's gloomy and stormy today (as you'd expect November 1st to be here in the mountain tops). I actually took this picture about a week and a half ago, when I was on a cruise down in sunny Mexico! As we all know, I am a summer-lovin' girl, and this picture definitely represents that: no make-up, sunglasses, messy hair; and if you look close enough, you can see the straps of my swimsuit! Yes, I will take all the summer I can get.

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