Saturday, December 31, 2011

365 of 365 Happy New Year

I have waited a whole year to write 365 of 365......

From our gang to yours, wishing you all a very blessed and prosperous 2012.

Friday, December 30, 2011

364 of 365 Osh Kosh Girl

The Genuine Article
Doesn't she just look so darn cute in her new Osh Kosh's? Her Mommy grew up wearing these too!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

363 of 365 Another Miracle

One year ago Alicia and Aaron lost their newborn Lylah shortly after her early birth. Here they are less then 13 months later celebrating the birth of a healthy 8 pound 1 once baby girl. Sloan is 20 hours old in this photo, surrounded by her loving family.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

361 of 365 Some Assembly Required

No internet for 2 days. I survived.
Setting up a condo - 6  hours of connecting the washer, dryer, fridge and stove along with two queen bed frames and mattresses, a couch without feet and a chair without feet, not to mention the solid maple pedestal dining table that came in 5 pieces - and 4 loads to the dumpster with all the carboard and wrappings. We were a tad tired. But the fridge did it's thing and the Tinhorn Creek Pinot Grisio (the only edible item in the condo) was well chilled by 7 pm when my back said no more! It is coming together. Next visit there will be internet.

Monday, December 26, 2011

360 of 365 Wizard

Played a game of wizard tonight. Harold came from behind and cleaned up.

No internet access tomorrow and Wed. I will try to update the days photo late Wed or Thursday evening.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

359 of 365 More Miss Eva

I know, another photo of Eva. Just can't resist because she is here at our house again and having such a fun time. I seem to be spending a lot of time in the kitchen the last week. I didn't think you wanted to see yet another photos of 9 people round our dining room table.

It was hard to get this photo of her. She has discovered running. So here she is wearing her red sweater and leggings Grandma & Grandpa bought her for Christmas. The leggings have little red hearts on them. :)

And Mark has officially made Eva a Winnipeg Jets fan.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

358 of 365 Miss Eva

takes a bath.... after running around hitting her head this evening. The poor girl is so anxious to run and she just learned to walk. That kitchen table just kept getting in her way! Here she is having a bath and getting her jammies on before heading home with Mom to go to bed. Tomorrow will be a lot of fun.

Friday, December 23, 2011

357 of 365 Miss Eva

plays the piano with Grandpa...
We get to babysit tonight. Yes sir -  it is Raffi, dancing, puzzles, the kitchen cupboards, hide and seek, the piano, supper, and a bath, among other things.
Good thing there are two of us and only one Miss Eva. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

355 of 365 Allison's Birthday

Our baby turned 22 today. I remember the day she was born - one of the coldest on record in Winnipeg. The car wouldn't start at 1 am - an hour after she was born, and her Dad had to call her Grandpa to come down to the hospital and give it a jump.
My how 22 years have flown by.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

354 of 365 Sharing His Love

The gang came for dinner tonight. We shared a huge meal, celebrated our friendships in Christ, and generally indulged. Then we played Cranium and Way of Peace. It was a fun evening and I am blessed! God is so good to us.

Monday, December 19, 2011

353 of 365 Christmas is Wonderful

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas;
Soon the bells will start,
And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing
Right within your heart.

Nothing gets you into the mood for Christmas more then to invite family and friends over. Tonight our neighbors dropped by for a few hours. Tomorrow the Bible Study  crowd is joining us for supper - there will be 12 all together. Wednesday we celebrate our daughters 22nd birthday and Thursday is my office Christmas Party. I plan to sleep on Friday!
We are short 3 Christmas stockings this year - Paul, Allie and Tanis will not be joining us.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

351 of 365 Our Angel

Our son Paul made this angel in grade 4. His teacher was the best teacher in the whole world - Mrs Meighen. Paul is now almost 26 yrs old and a father of one and another on the way.
Time flies.
I love this angel. He brings back wonderful memories.

Friday, December 16, 2011

350 of 365 Penguin

He comes to visit every Christmas and I can't remember where he came from. Perhaps one of my children can enlighten me?
Only 15 days left in the year... which means only 15 more 365 photos to go.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

347 of 365 Nativity

Some nights this 365 is a real chore.... not very often, but on the rare occasion.....

So I am just photographing the Christmas decorations around the house. Would rather play with smoke and lights.... no I would rather go to bed and read my new Scotty Smith book.
Feeling overwhelmed with trying to get ready for Christmas, entertaining, gift buying, completely outfitting a 2 bedroom condo in Yorkton... work! and getting enough sleep.  Trying desperately to get to the gym at 5:45 am and failing miserably.
Send Christmas letters?
hmmm... my life is the antithesis of the scene in this photo. 

This too shall pass. I will stop whining now.

Monday, December 12, 2011

346 of 365 Chritmas Fun!

FINALLY got the Christmas Decorations out today... well David did. I just came home from work to enjoy them... and a wonderful chicken supper.
It is Monday night and the Bible study gang arrive any minute. perhaps tonight we will read the Christmas story. It is starting to feel like Christmas around here.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

345 of 365 Touch Down!

Ken's pick - because he is into planes - is the B&W. I am partial to the coloured but like the action of the B&W.
 Taken as we landed in Vancouver on a Dash 8.
We are home... and I have to go to work tomorrow......and the laundry is almost done.
Sort of.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

344 of 365 Evening on the Ocean

We has the most unusual supper last night. We enjoyed sushi on an old boat down at the water. Paul and Allie (and Tanis) treated us. Quite unique! I slipped out just after we ate and caught this long exposure of the boats moored at the next dock.

Friday, December 9, 2011

343 of 365 morning walk

We love our morning walks in Victoria. A stop at the coffee shop and some views of the ocean are always on the agenda.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

341 of 365 Raggedy Ann

The Canon spent the day in a jet or the boot of a car... so this is all a hotel room had to offer tonight. Travel days can be brutal especially when they start at 4am. I picked this up for Eva today between stops and can't wait to have her in Eva's stocking Christmas morning. This whole grandparent thing is wonderfully expensive. :) Hand sewn and oh so soft. How could I resist?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

340 of 365 Packin' the Gear

Yup, you know what this means.
Nothing exotic. No beaches or palm trees. Just heading out to Victoria for a few days. I haven't seen my Mom since Dad died last April and I feel awful about that.
So a few saved EDO's (earned days off) and some air-miles and I am out a here.
Now to packing the non essentials.....

Monday, December 5, 2011

339 of 365 Head Shot

I got in the door just after 5:30pm - a long day at work that started at 7:30am this morning and traffic going and returning is aggresive and rude. What is it about Saskatchewan drivers!!

He needed a head shot. National Executive search company wanted his headshot - an hour ago.
We were expecting guests for supper. The Bible study gang due here in an hour.

Two speedlights with umbrellas on stands, a black table cloth,  a stool, tripod and remote trigger - we got her. Not bad for about 12 minutes. No glare on the glasses, even skin tones, no shadows.

It has been sent. The dining room is a mess.

The things I do for this wonderful husband of mine. He is more then deserving.

But he could have shaved.... I am still madly in love with him. :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

338 of 365 One HOT Drink!

Today I crossed another item off my photography bucket list and mastered light painting.

Okay perhaps I didn't master it, but I had a blast painting with a flashlight. I think I came close to mastering it though. I also used off camera lighting to make sure the glass was well lit and gels to add that golden glow. The photography arsenal is growing.
I was so happy with the results, that I had a difficult time choosing today's 365. But here is Harold's choice and the rest are on the regular blog HERE

Saturday, December 3, 2011

337 of 365 Miss Eva

Eva spent the day with us. And a busy day it was.  Now that we have a car seat in G&G's car we can take her shopping with us. We are pooped!
Here she is watching Raffii on the TV while grandpa strums along on his guitar.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

335 of 365 Good Neighbours

last month of the 365... where did the time go?

Well tonight we were invited over for some mighty fine food and wine along with candle light at our neighbors. What a nice way to spend a few hours after work today.