Friday, January 31, 2014

365-30-31 Plus 1000 Gifts....

Happy Friday!
I found the first picture on my daughter's camera.  She took it on one of our trips to the beach.  We love the beach and anytime we can get there we try to.  I feel the need to visit soon.  Maybe this weekend....
The second picture I took of my girlie girl's cat.  I love the lighting.

I am still counting my blessings....
I have been a bit behind... which you might notice is a theme for me.. : (
anyway, to my gifts...

721. Looking back over some pictures on my girl's camera... fun and love my family..
722. My hubby is home from (another) business trip...
723. Going to visit my boy this weekend...
724. Happy
725. Quiet evening last night...
726. My girl's softball is back in action...
727. Busy- but she has a great coach...
728. She is loving it...
729. Trying to watch what I eat... ugh
730. Friday!


Thursday, January 30, 2014


Today is gloomy... Yesterday, not so much.  These are some pictures around the house.  Trying to get my camera out more.


Saturday, January 25, 2014


Not sure how I end up so far behind again... but I did.  We did have an extremely busy week.  We went on a field trip for my daughter's Art History co-op.  We also hosted a "high school teen" event at my house on Friday night for our homeschool group.  That was just Friday.  I really don't know how you can prevent yourself from getting busy with teens.  

So the pictures....
the first one is of a fence at the park near our home.  The second and third one are of a tree and a flower at the same park...
The next two are original Vincent Van Gogh paintings from the field trip to the Norton Simon Museum.  Yes, it is real and I was that close.  Crazy, huh?  We also saw Picasso, Monet and a bunch of others that I can't remember.  The last one is of my teddy bear and my chair.
There you have it... I will try not to get so far behind again.
Many Blessings,

Monday, January 20, 2014


I got behind...just like that...
We took my boy back to school this weekend and with all the running around, packing, buying etc, I did not have a chance to pick up my camera.  I took these all today around the house.
We are reading one of my favorites books in school with my girlie girl.  There are not many books that I like to re-read but "To Kill A Mockingbird" is one I don't mind doing again. I love Atticus.  He is one of my favorite characters in the book.  

I am still counting my gifts...

721. My boy settled again in school...
722. Visit with father in law...
723. Started a ladies bible study group : )
724. I love Beth Moore...
725. Meeting some of my boy's friend on campus...

Many Blessings,

Thursday, January 16, 2014



Wednesday, January 15, 2014

365 13 & 14

I am one day behind....
My girlie girl took the shell picture.  I love it!


Sunday, January 12, 2014


Game Day over Here....
My entire family, except my smart daddy and one older daughter are Charger fans.  I don't mind them and I can tolerate them if they are not in competition with my team.  Which, I might add, has not done anything in years.... Anyway, everyone in this household was pulling for the Chargers today (including me) because they are my second favorite.  If you are married to a man that loves the Chargers, after 24 years, it kind of rubs off on you.  Again, not withstanding that they are playing my team.  Cowboys, in case you are wondering.
The first picture was taken before the game.  With high hope.  No such luck.  Poor team.
And the last picture was taken while watching the game.  My cute dog wanted some of my snacks.  
I was playing with my camera while watching the game.  I usually can't just sit.
That was our day... 


Friday, January 10, 2014

365-9 & 10

School is in full swing... 
Trying to keep my camera going.  I took the first picture and my girlie took the second.  She is getting good and will be taking a photography class this semester.  I think I am as excited as she is.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

365-7 & 8

 I saw Kristal's beautiful picture and I thought I would try to re-create a similar one.  I would say I did an okay job but not even close to hers.  And that is why I am doing this 365 again.  To take more pictures and to learn more.


Monday, January 6, 2014

366-5 & 6 Plus 1000 Gifts...

Saturday and Sunday we spent the days hanging out at the house un-decorating.  As I was putting my stuff away, I wanted to take a few more pics.  The first picture is of an ornament my sweet friend gave me.  I love the twist on the old saying or song,  "Jesus Loves Me This I Know".  How about "Jesus Knows Me This I Love".  He knows me....and He still loves me....
I was looking over some of my notes from church and I happen to stumble on a quote from someone...I usually write really fast and I don't always write who the quotes are from....
Here is the quote: "Jesus loves us just the way we are.  There is nothing we can do that will make Him love us less.  Do we love others this way or do we keep a list of wrongs"?  Aren't you glad our relationship with Jesus is not performance based?  If that were the case, most of us would be in a world of trouble.  Do we love others that way?  With performance in mind?  If we are being honest, I would think that most of us do this without even knowing that we do...
I want to love intentionally and try not to do this to my kids, husband and friends...that is one of the goals I have for this year.

I want to have "My Father's Eyes".

Onto my blessings....

711. Home again...
712. Decorations put away...
713.  A new start....
714. A renewed interest in photography...
715. Order...
716. My boy has a temporary job for break...
717. My husband is so patient with me...
718. Great friends for my girlie...
719. Great sermon at church...
720. So nice to see my family and friends back home... what a blessing!

Hope you all have a wonderful day!
Many Blessings,

Saturday, January 4, 2014


We are home from our family visit and our vacation.  My boy stayed back in our home town to work for a few weeks while on Winter break from school.  My house is quiet again and I have to say I don't like it at all.  I am feeling the lonesomeness come back again.  Tomorrow will be busy taking my tree down and unpacking so that should help.  

Have a blessed day!

Friday, January 3, 2014


My boy beheaded the snowman!

Thursday, January 2, 2014


Day 2!  Yay!  
Our fun day at the cabin in the snow….

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

365-1 Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I am going to try the 365 again this year!  I am thinking it will help me be more focused on taking better quality pictures.  I am hoping to get more into my photography this year.  


Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
2 Corinthians 5:17