Wednesday, January 27, 2010

You Capture - Color

Thursday, January 28

I tried my best to find some color outside this week. Here is an unusually clear twilight in the NW
I think these little berries are around most of the year.
I got a new lawn just before Christmas and I can't believe it didn't die after freezing and getting snowed on. Now I have the greenest lawn on the block - a definite first for me.
I know crocuses are the first bulbs to sprout, but isn't it too early? It has been warm here lately.
I had to include one last indoor shot. I love the colors of my daughter's tea set.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

You Capture - Love around your home

Thursday, January 21

This weeks challenge was to photograph things you love at home. We recently had the downstairs painted, so a lot of stuff is still packed away. Here is a view rarely seen at my house - no stuff and no mess. What you can't see is all the normal kitchen items hiding just on the other side of the bar and in the floor.
Here is something that we couldn't pack up, our piano. I love that we have a real piano ...

and both my girls are learning to play.
I also love the monkey pjs.
Here are my tea drawers and my favorite bear mug that I use every morning.
To see the other loved things from home click here.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The tutu model

Tuesday, January 19 2010

Saturday I took Sydney (blue tutu) to hang out with some of her friends to have a Tutu Tea Party. They were helping my friend Amber model tutus that she makes and sells on her Etsy shop, Ittybittybettys. After the whole thing was over she asked, "Am I a model now?". I snuck a few shots of the girls during their down time.
I thought the cupcakes (made by orange tutu's mom) were too pretty to eat.Click here for a preview from the real photographer, Rebecca Davis at Catchlights NW took. I can't wait to see the rest - they're going to be so beautiful.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

You Capture - Winter

Thursday, January 14

Tap, tap - is this thing on? I haven't posted anything for 2 weeks now, which makes me sad because up until last week I had never missed a photo challenge! We were out of town until Jan. 7 so I was away from my computer when I might have had time review the photos of 2009. Besides the holidays, not much is happening during the winter here in the Willamette Valley. We missed the only snow so far and have only seen clouds and rain. I've always wanted to get a rain drop photo. See the bare trees and grey skies? And no, I did not convert this to black and white!
Here is a photo from our visit to South Carolina where we had lots of cold, but sunny weather.
We went to two birthday parties last weekend and I got this shot of Sydney at the dreaded Chuck E. Cheese. Which even Sydney calls Chuck E. Disease since Kevin is convinced he caught H1N1 the last time he was there.

Click here to see wonderful winter photos!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010
Happy New Year Everyone!

We're still on vacation visiting the in laws in North & South Carolina. The girls are having a great time, swimming and playing on the Wii. Hope you all have a great weekend to start the new year.