Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Theme Thursday: Perseverance

Perseverance is


trying to get


a decent photo


of this


darn kid


Sunday, April 26, 2009

BSM: Weekend Baseball

We had a fun time down at the school this weekend playing family baseball. It involves a lot of invisible runners as there are only four of us :). Actually, sometimes only three because I had to snap photos...

weekend baseball

I had forgotten about this great flickr mosaic tool until I used it for our Hawaii trip last month. It's fun and easy to make your own; just go to bighugelabs.

I also have to add one from Harrison's game; I'm not telling whether or not he actually caught the ball :).

the catch

Friday, April 24, 2009

Crazy Hair Day

Where was this picture yesterday, when I needed something for "Wild" Theme Thursday?

crazy hair day at school

It's crazy hair day at school today -- the kids love it!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Theme Thursday: Wild

I'm stretching the theme this week a bit....OK, quite a bit. This weekend we had beautiful weather, so we ventured downtown. The kids brought their scooters and had a fun time crossing the river over one bridge (Burnside), scooting along the esplanade, and then back over another bridge (Steel). In honor of the theme, I'm going to say that we were taking a walk on the WILD side...




That's about as wild as it gets here :).

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

MCP Gallery Wrap Contest

owen on the running board

“I am entering this photo in the MCP Actions/Color Inc. Win a Gallery Wrap Canvas Photo Contest at I certify that I took this photo and give both parties permission to use this photograph on their blogs/sites.”

Thanks for the opportunity, Jodi!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

BSM: Orange Crush

from the sidelines

I just love the colors in this one. Hello, spring soccer!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Help Me Decide...Please?

I'm entering contest for a free gallery wrap over at MCP Actions and I need your help deciding which photo to enter. Keep in mind that with gallery wraps the sides and bottom of the photos are wrapped around the frame, so I've narrowed it to these two because they have enough room around the photo to accomodate being cropped. I tend to like tightly cropped photos, so many of my favorites don't lend themselves as well to a gallery wrap.

To my faithful readers: which one do you think the judges would be more likely to choose? Or really, which one would look better as a 20 x 16 or 20x 30 canvas wrap?

shadow family


owen on the running board

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Theme Thursday: New Beginnings

Although Theme Thursday reached the end of its run over at Stacy's last week, the proud tradition continues over at Amy Jo's. I will be around to help Amy Jo when she has her baby, so look for a few Theme Thursdays from my place as well.

For this week's theme, what could be better than a cute baby picture? Especially one like this:

how do you REALLY feel?

How 'bout THAT for a new beginning?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


The other night, Owen brought over two stories to read before bed. I told him he needed to pick one.

Owen: "OK, why don't we tic-tac-toe?"

Me: Pause..."Do you mean 'rochambeau'?"

Owen: "No, let's do 'rock-paper-scissors'."

Sunday, April 12, 2009

BSM: Easter Spoils

I really didn't take any Easter-related photos. We had a couple of friends over for egg dyeing, so I was too busy supervising the process to snap any pics. With two boys, it's not as though they get new frilly Easter outfits, so no photos there. My one photo was taken after the baskets and eggs had been found on Easter morning, and the boys gathered at the kitchen table to examine the contents of their baskets.

easter spoils

I've seen so many pretty Easter photos of daffodils and lovely Easter eggs. Mine's more gritty: the loot's been found, and now the treasure's being counted :).

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Theme Thursday: The End

Stacy has been hosting Theme Thursday over at her place for quite some time now, but today is her last day :(. However, a couple of us have volunteered to take up the torch, so check her site to see who the lucky one will be.

Thanks, Stacy, for all your great themes and ideas!


Sunday, April 5, 2009

BSM: Spring is Here

Although the flowers are lovely, I know that spring has finally arrived when I see my favorite sign:

spring legs

Bare legs.

Happy Monday everyone. Hope you have lots of bare legs in your neck of the woods, too.

Friday, April 3, 2009

New Favorite

Here's my new favorite of the boys:

native tree life

Even though the background is blown and I cut off their hands, I still think it's cute...both are relatively clean... they're both looking at the camera... no one is making faces...what more could I ask for?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Theme Thursday: History

I am diligent about backing up my photos on disk. We recently got a wireless backup hard drive primarily so that I could back up data, particularly photos, on my computer. However, when it comes to scanning old photos, I'm way behind the curve. I have stacks of my albums from high school, college and beyond that need to be scanned and archived. Hmmmm....when is that going to happen? I can't even figure out my scanner.

Anyhooo, my favorite old photos are the black and whites from my parents' and grandparents' younger days. Some of them have actually been put on disk (not by me), and it's great to have them so easily accessible. From my family history, here are two of my favorites for today's theme:

My mom:


My dad:

dad & his tuba

Now really, can you beat that tuba?

Here's to preserving family history, yesterday and today.