Saturday, January 31, 2009

Day 30 & 31



I can't believe how far behind I am with posting. My DH surprised me with a new Nikon and I had to wait for the battery to charge so I could take pics. Of course I could have used my old camera but where is the fun in that???
Day 30 is my two guys playing XBox and Day 31 are just some silk flowers that I have hanging around the house. I am soooo ready for spring.
Have a beautiful night!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Day 29 - Reading to Pa

Family dinner night on Wednesdays, and Miss Anna was finishing her homework and reading her storybook to Pa.

Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Week 3 and 4 LO's


Weeks 3 and 4 LO's.

Day 28

This is our Kwan Yin table fountain. The water bubbles out of the lotus she is holding. She is soothing when you just can't have that bubble bath.
Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Day 27 - Bubbles Everywhere

Miss Anna informed me that there is "nothing better than a soothing bubble bath". Hmmm, think she is listening to mom? LOL. So as we are filling her tub she dumps half the bubble bath in there and we have bubbles overflowing the tub onto the floor and out the door....the scene was a comic strip waiting to happen. :-)

Have a beautiful day!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Day 26 - idog

I took my idog along with me yesterday for the lutefisk dinner. So todays picture was either the dog or lutefisk..LOL This toy makes me smile as it taps it's foot and bounces it head to the music. Not my best picture as I am anxiously awaiting purchasing a new camera. Woo Hoo!!!!
Have a beauiful Monday and tap that foot to the music today. :-)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Day 25 - Movie Day

I'm gone all day today to help our Sons of Norway lodge with their Lutefisk dinner, so its Dad and the kids. They promptly started pulling out all their movies to watch. I do see they snuck a couple of mine in there...LOL
I will be back later today to comment.

Have a beautiful Sunday!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Day 24 - Aaaahhhhhhhh

There is nothing better than an ice cold Coca Cola...... :-)

Little ones are much better today - I think they both wanted a 3 day weekend...LOL Where they get that from I have no clue, I never pulled anything like that when I was in school...*winks*

Have a beautiful Saturday!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Day 23 - Forest



I have sick little one's today, so I haven't had a chance to pick up my camera. This is one of my faves from the mountain. I used an infrared filter, therefore the black sky.

Have a beautiful day!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Day 22 - Light Rays


Snapped this picture through the windshield of my daughters car while she was driving. We were coming out of a dark area in the forest and the sun rays breaking through was just gorgeous.
Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Day 21 - Anna, who is......

Princess Anna and I watched the inauguration yesterday. After Obama was sworn in - Anna informed me that Oback Omama was our new president. She is 6. LOLOL She just loves to watch him and listen. She has a few minor problems pronouncing that last name.....

Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Shout Out

My DS asked me to give a shout out to his speech therapist. Hi Mrs. Stuart! Thank you for all your hard work with Nikk! We really appreciate you :-D

Day 20 Up The Mountain

We headed up the mountain hoping for some heavy snow photo's. We have more snow in the valley's than up there..LOL I did manage to get a couple of good pics. The fog bank in background is covering the city where I live, so it was really nice to see the sun and the warmth! We couldn't believe how much warmer it was on the mountain....
Have a beautiful day!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Day 19 Painting With Light


We are headed up to the mountain today so I can get some pictures taken so I'm using a picture for today that I took last night. It's my son playing with his light saber - it changes color from red to green, have no clue where the white came from...LOL I love doing this type of effect.
Have a beautiful day!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Day 18 - Whats that blue stuff????


I'm really late in posting.....woke up this morning and peeked outside. There was this strange blue color in the sky! I just had to grab my camera and go be a part of it before it disappeared.
I had to wake hubby and ask him what it was. Where was the gray? The gloom? The fog? Then I started to shake because there was a big yellow orb of light to go along with the blue. What was happening????

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Blog Award

Chris, aka Chreamps, humbled me with a blog award. Thank you so much sweetie! (((hugs)))!!!!
I feel truly honored. We need to list 5 things we are addicted to.....only 5? Ok, here it goes...

1. Coffee - I drink way too much. I'm Norwegian, what can I say. We love our coffee. :D

2. Taking pictures. I always have a camera with me.

3. Chocolate. It goes with the coffee. The darker the better.

4. Reading. If I'm not taking pictures or scrapping, I have my nose in a book.

5. Irritating my children. Isn't that was mom's are supposed to do?? It could also be from the caffeine from all the coffee.


Now to pass on the award.....once again we are to pick 5. I agree with Chris that 5 is such a low number. Look at all that talent out there! Its hard to pick just 5


Iris How fun are her photo's!

KayJay I love her pictures!

Goodtexans Her winter photo's are outstanding! Such inspiration!!!

Erika A wonderful photographer! Her pics are outstanding!

Emma I love her perspective with her pics.

Day 17 Frosty Morning

Brrrrrr......we have freezing fog and cold temps this morning. It's just beautiful outside though.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Day 16 - Too Much Fun In The 60's?


We have family game night once a week. My DS got these "carnival glasses" and each player had to wear them. When Spencer had his turn - we all laughed until we peed our pants. It was easy for him to keep a straight face, but when you looked at him - how could you not crack up? LOL
Thanks for the laughs at your expense Pa! (those eyes are painted on the glasses..hehehehe)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Day 15 Grandmommy's Crystal

As I was puttering around the house looking for something to photograph for today, the light caught on my china cabinet and illuminated my Grandmothers Crystal. She received this on her wedding day from her father in 1935. I'm very fortunate to have these as I just love them. Post processing is a variety of Totally Rad Actions.
Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

2nd Week LO


Here is my LO for week 2. The kit that I am using for the whole project is Pie In The Sky by Miki aka Microferk Designs. Thank you Miki!!!

Day 14 Twisted

I spoke too soon about my darling kids. I get my DS off to school and go in to make his bed, what do I find under his pillow? Pretzels. Well actually, they weren't just under the pillow - he had them down at the foot of the bed too. When he snuck in a bag of pretzels I have no clue. I am surprised they weren't stuck to him when he got up. Or maybe they were and he just put them back into his bed. Ya never can tell with an 8 yo boy.
Have a beautiful day!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Day 13 - Hey, there's a fog bank out there....


Things have been pretty quiet around my house. Kids are back into a routine with school, karate classes, and homework. They are so tired at night they don't have time to play tricks on mom. LOL. So a little something different from me for today. I couldn't resist stepping out to capture a picture of the fog. Those are some of my favorite photo's to take. This was taken with a 30 second shutter speed - the red streaks are a semi-truck that went by.
Have a Beautiful Day!

Day 12 Who Are You Calling Jabba?

This is our big girl Freija, whom we lovingly call Jabba The Hutt. The back of our sofa is very soft and she always ends up sitting like this. She is about 24 pounds of pure attitude.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Day 11 Ding Dong

I keep telling myself how much I love my daughter. It was cleaning bedrooms day, and little Miss finds her Wicked Witch. I'm off doing something when she yells "Mommy, I found you!" I look up and she is holding this doll. "So you think this doll is Mommy?" "She looks just like you mom". Oh how I love my baby girl. LOL

Friday, January 9, 2009

Day 10 - A Real Life Mystery

Local authorities are baffled by the disappearance of a Mr. Snowball T. Snowman. His black silk hat and his carrot nose are the only clues. No footprints leading to or away could be located. When the family was questioned their only response was that "Snowball was always a little flakey". "We talked to him the previous day, but he just gave us the cold shoulder".
Authorities do not suspect any foul play, but believe Snowball to have melted away.

Day 9 - The Serenade


No crayons in coffee cups, no missing cookies or spilled bean this morning. Instead I was serenaded by my 6yo DD and her baby, "Pinky Lee". Miss Anna got these cheesy American Idol head phone's from McDonalds yesterday. She sang and danced all night long, slept in her headphones, and started this morning bright and early. It was just precious. I have no clue what song she was performing, apparently Pinky Lee knew the words though, and off they went through the house. She refused to allow me to take her picture. I think she was too busy signing autographs, but Pinky was willing. Her next performance is tonight at 7:00 pm.

Have a beautiful day!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Day 8 - The Crayons

I live with a house of comics. I grind my coffee beans, make the coffee, and as I am patiently waiting for that first cuppa - what do I find in my coffee cup? Crayons! About a dozen of them. Little do my gremlins....uhhhhh.....kids know, they are giving me awesome photo opportunities! I think I am really liking the macro shots. I really don't have a choice right now as my other lens went to Nikon heaven in the sky.

Kids are out of school once again today. Not for snow, but because of urban flooding. It has rained so much the last two days. But where all that snow was compact on the roads, its just an ice-skating rink out there now. Can't wait to see what the kids leave for me for tomorrow. LOL

Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Day 7 - Good Cuppa Joe


Spilled coffee beans, missing cookies.....I think I have little gremlins in my kitchen.

No school again today so I figured I better get my picture done early. Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Day 6 Miss Anna

Yeah - school was back in today...WooHoo! The roads were bad, sidewalks un-shoveled and snow burms so high you couldn't see any kids walking....so it was dangerous going this morning. Its now raining and we are supposed to get something like 2 inches. Put that on top of all this snow and I am dreading tonight when it all freezes.

Anyways - Miss Anna was so excited for school to be back in. Probably because Mama chases her with the camera. So in a very snooty voice, but oh so sweet at the same time, she informed me that I could take her picture today. So here she is. A very precocious 6 year old going on 22. Miss Anna.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Day 5 Indiana


I thought I was going to have a quiet day today, what with school back in after Winter Break, but the fates were not with me. We had another snow storm move in and they closed school for the day. I had my house back in order and cleaned -but now there are toys everywhere. DS was playing with his Lego's and I had to have a picture of Indiana. If you have never seen these, they are about 1 inch tall. My vacuum just loves those...LOL

The delicious cookies from yesterday have mysteriously all disappeared. I think my kids sleepwalk and sniff out the cookies.

Have a great day!!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Week 1 LO


I decided to go ahead and do my first week LO. Thank you so very much for all you wonderful comments!

Day 4 - The Stowaway


So the kids and I start the day with making chocolate chip cookies and what do I find in the bag, but an M&M...LOL Now granted the bag was opened earlier by the kids, so I am sure one of the kids stuck it in there. As I am laughing in hysterics and walking away to get the camera, my 6yo DD tells me I need to save it and grabs me a wine glass. Behold - a photo is born.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Day 3

Here is my picture for day 3, snow and icicles..LOL

I have decided to do what most are doing for this challenge and that is to take a photo a day and then scrap them at the end of the week. With 2 little ones its tough to sit and scrap daily.

Settings for the picture are as follows: F5, 1/400s, ISO 200, 50 mm.

Thank you to the girls (and guys) at DST and at CK for their idea's of what to photograph for the 365 challenge. Here are just a couple of their awesome ideas:
1. Rosy Cheeks
2. Your favorite Book
3. Candy
4. A bowl of limes or lemons
5. The inside of your refrigerator

Have fun taking those photo's!

Friday, January 2, 2009

First couple of days



I'm really going to try to scrap a page a day for the entire year....YIKES!
Here are my first two days. The kids building their first snowman and my grandfather's skates from the 1930's. Kit used for both is In a Snowflake World.