Friday, December 31, 2010

Backyard View

My parents house is backed to a lake. It is gorgeous year round. But my favorite view of it is when there's snow on the ground with a clear view to the lake...winter. I had dog-sitting duty today so while I was there I decided to snap a few shots the view with Roxy and Kali (their dog).









Isn't it beautiful?! I can't believe 2010 is nearly over! I'll be posting a recap of the year soon. But tonight I'll be celebrating the New Year with my Hubby :) Here's to an awesome 2011 and all the great things to come! Happy New Year friends!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Photos from Christmas

Christmas. Filled with family, love, and chaos! I love the holiday. I wish it weren't over already. But it was good. So good. Be prepared for a lot of pictures in no order what-so-ever!
Christmas was awesome, as always.
We were able to spend time with all these cuties:
Daniel & Dylan

Bailey, Hayden, and Olivia.
This was from Christmas Eve
Notice the pretty necklace from Mandy @ a sorta fairytale?!

We were all very spoiled. We gave and received lots of goodies. 


Even Roxy got a few presents in her stocking for being such a good girl. She loved her new sock monkey!

Snuggies were a big hit.

The presents may have put a temporary smile on our faces but the pure long term happiness is because of the time we spend together as a family.






The day after Christmas we did a lot of relaxing. It snowed all day and was super windy and bitter cold so we stayed tucked inside! Here are some photos when I did venture out for a minute!




I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! Back to the daily grind...but happy to have another three day weekend ahead!

Sweet Shot Day

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Every week I look at all the entries of the Scavenger Hunt and say I'm going to join, but never do. Today is a lazy day. It's snowing and the Redskins are playing at the moment so I have some extra time to participate! So here are my interpretations this week!

Family. One of my favorite pictures from Christmas- two of my nephews in their Christmas pj's.
The Paper Mama

Motion Blur. A total accident but I like the way it looks. This is our neighbors house, they have a TON of decorations in their yard.

Pretty Package. Well I didn't actually take any pictures of pretty packages except one. This is the first present Hub has ever tried wrapping for me! He usually gives them to someone else to wrap all pretty but I told him I wanted him to try and I didn't care what it looked like. This is the result...I think they're pretty ;)

Glow. I came across a cookie recipe on somebody's blog (I really don't remember who- I apologize). But they were so good, all of my family and Hub's family enjoyed them! They are red velvet cookies with cream cheese frosting- super easy to  make!


Hope everyone had a great Christmas!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!


hope you all enjoy this beautiful holiday with loved ones. be back shortly after!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Things you should know..

Little Miss Momma is having a "Things you should know about me" link up party. Sounded like fun, so I'm chiming in! Since I mostly just post pictures and don't write much you may not actually know anything about me :) are things you should know about me if we're going to be blogging bff's ;) some obvious- some not!

I crave a Starbucks white mocha almost every morning. It may or may not be considered a serious problem.

I bought my house at the age of 21. Married at 23.

I'm a bit obsessed with my camera and gets worse by the day :)

I still sleep in on the weekends...sometimes until 11:30am. (aka I don't do mornings!)

I've been to Cancun nine or ten times. It doesn't get old. I love it.

I danced from the age of four to thirteen. Then cheered for three years. I miss all of it. Being part of a team, practice, games, competitions.. it's the only thing I'd go back to high school for.

Since I started blogging I have been addicted and have 'met' a lot of wonderful people.

I lost my first dog when I was in the third grade and I remember the exact happenings of that day and the feeling of my broken heart. Within the next year or two my family mom accumulated five dogs.. three were puppies we hoped to adopt out but my mom said she never found suitable homes :) Only two of the five are still living.

I can't wait to be a momma.

My fingers and toes are always freezing cold.

I'm allergic to cats and I think they're sketchy. Sorry cat lovers.

I don't do grocery shopping- that's usually all the Hub's doings. But I'm a crazy cleaner.

I don't do blood or anything medical related. I nearly fainted in 8th grade looking at different types of cuts in a health textbook. I blacked out during a small procedure Hubby had (five minutes of pitch darkness). And I nearly fainted during my niece's birth.

I have a bachelor's in business administration.

I've only been in one serious relationship and after 8 years I married him. Wouldn't have had it any other way.

I'm a huge lover of country music...and converted Hubby years back. Now we listen every Sunday morning together while making breakfast. I love Sundays.

I hate to think of the day when Roxy is no longer in my life.. even though she's only three. She's my bebe!
Santa Puppy

I think I have the best friends. ever.  :)

I adore my five (soon six!) nephews and nieces.

Okay I won't bore you anymore! Head over to Little Miss Momma to link up or read others!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Santa Puppy

My sister bought Roxy this hat so of course I had to take a few pictures of her wearing it :)
Really mom?!

Can I get those goodies in my stocking now?

Please? I've been so good!

Let me tell you, having her sit as still as possible with that hat on so I could get a picture was NOT easy!! Oh and, treats...a lot of treats was how I managed to get these!

Sweet Shot Day

And this is my entry for The Paper Mama's Photo Challenge: Winter

The Paper Mama

More Bokeh?

Why not?! Tis the season!
I could take a million bokeh pictures, they're just so pretty and there's so much you can do with it!

Below is my entry for Paper Heart Camera: Show and Tell: Bokeh. It's my favorite hot chocolate mug. I should have done the whole whipped cream on top..but it was just a quick shot. I love the tree and presents stacked up in the background. 


And this is a little puppy Hubby's grandmother gave me because she said it looks like Roxy :)
She's so sweet.

Had enough bokeh yet?
No? Then head over to Paper Heart Camera for more!

Happy Monday! How was your weekend?! Mine was pretty laid back and I didn't take any pictures besides these. But I did the rest of my Christmas shopping, cleaned the house, and relaxed! It was nice. Hubby is off this week so I'll be enjoying time with him! 5 days until Christmas!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

A World of Peace

Linking up to LEM
Would be nice, wouldn't it?

You get to see this one again because I'm linking up with Pastor's Girls: Your favorite shot.

I stole this one from my sister because I love it. These two cuties are my nephews. 
Born two days apart by my sister and sister in law. 
They're now three years old. And they're best friends, just ask 'em.
They were wrestling but stopped for a photo. I'm sitting behind them with the boots on :)
Related Posts with Thumbnails