Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Road Trip!

Last month I got to take a little vacation with my babies to visit Sleeping Bear Dunes.
Okay, so they're not really MY babies, but since I don't have any I just adopt everyone else's. This means I can spoil them and then give them back. ;)
We stopped at all sorts of places as we made our way there and back.
One of the places we stopped at was the Grand Traverse Lighthouse, Est. in 1858.
Probably one of the coolest places we went, especially since it was sunset on the beach with tons of rocks.  
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See, I really do live in the best place! :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My Babies are Growing Up!

A pic I took on a recent visit with the babies. :)
I will have more to upload later, but I couldn't wait on this one. :)
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It was hat day. :) I'm not sure if I like the edit on this one, I may have to revisit it later.  Maybe I'll put it up in color instead. Hmmm...

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 Well, the pics were mostly of little man because miss lady wouldn't cooperate. But there are a couple of her.
I told you, hat day. :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

It's More of a Need

Have you ever heard
"I want a boy who will build me bookshelves."
 My situation is slightly different.
I need a boy who will build me bookshelves.
I suppose if he wants to toss in a library and a cup of coffee while he's at it I wouldn't object. :) 
Hey, as long as I'm dreamin' here I may as well shoot for the moon. ;)
 Okay, so maybe I don't really need bookshelves...yet, but I will very soon if I keep hitting the book lovers' jackpot.
I went shopping today with my mom and two of my sisters. At one place I found several book series in good condition, how could I not get them?
If only you could have seen the look of shock on my mother's face as I approached her with a stack of books reaching up to my chin.
"You're not getting all those are you?!"
 I did.
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There are going to be many sleepless nights around here until I've finished all these. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Practice, Practice and More Practice

I stopped taking pictures for a few months while helping to care for my great grandmother.
But I do have some ideas for photos and just need to get around to taking them.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Cocoa

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire:  it is the time for home.  ~Edith Sitwell
 Mmmm...chocolate!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Late Birthday

One of the nice things about celebrating your birthday late, is that  you get to prolong the celebration. :)

Last Saturday my brother took me out for a belated birthday.
He took me to this place.
It just happens to be his favorite restaurant. ;) An inside family joke.
The menu and specials are written on chalkboards.
 
 
 

We also went to the Gourmet Market. I'd been wanting to go there for a while now but I always showed up on the one day it was closed.




:)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Orange Chicken and Asian Soup

Today's dinner.
  Mmmm... :)


 
I made you hungry, didn't I? :)


"It's no longer a question of staying healthy."

"It's a question of finding a sickness you like." - J.M.
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I have only once in my life had a sickness I liked.
The reason...it made me so tired that I slept through most of it.
I've been sick for the past three weeks but am now getting better.
However, my siblings are now sick with what's being filed under
"Upper Respiratory Infection"
At least they had the courtesy to wait until I was well enough to take care of them before they got sick.
Sunday my little brother had a fever and his cheeks were bright red.
He looked cute with bright red cheeks so I had to take a picture before they vanished.
It turned out blurry but here it is anyway. 

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving in a Cup

I make these pumpkin spice lattes and my siblings love to drink them.
My sister has named it Thanksgiving in a Cup and that's what we call it now.
My sis and I are coffee buddies. :)
On the bottom is pumpkin syrup, then the coffee, topped with real whipped cream and cinnamon! :)

Getting Married

If you remember earlier this year I took this couple's engagement pictures.
Now...here are the pictures from their wedding. :) 

The Bride's flowers.
 These are the bridal party's flowers.
The Bride's throw away flowers.
The slap bracelets for the moms and grandmas 
On the dance floor












Saturday, October 9, 2010

ArtPrize 2010

So I had to do some work for a friend in ArtPrize today and afterward wandered around looking at all the "sights".
I took pictures of some of them and here they are for you to see also. 
It took me a little bit but I finally realized that these toasts were meant to be read in groups of three instead of individually. It made so much more sense after I realized that. LOL
"love toast text haiku" - Artist Missa Coffman

Some of these were just crazy. :) 
                                                          
           This was just a building we passed by while wandering. 
     The sun was hitting it just right so I took a pic. :)
 
I don't remember what this one was called or who the artist was.
Does anyone know? 
 
I don't remember what this one was either so if anyone else does fill me in.
My sister playing one of the 20 "Play Me, I'm Yours" pianos by artist Luke Jerram. :)