Thursday, October 6, 2011

Day 30: In motion

Day 29: Purchased

New scarves. Yay!

Day 28: Daily Routine

There is only a two lane road to get in and out of our town. There is one other route but it takes FOREVER. Today, there was a horrible accident on the main road and we had to turn around and take the alternate route to get to school. I was stopped for a moment and took this picture. I get to drive by this at least 4 times a day. It never gets old. And it never looks the same. Look how cool the fog is just hovering on the water. Gorgeous.

Days 27: After Dark

Monday, September 26, 2011

Day 23: Sunset

On a clear day I can see the Olympic Mountains from my front yard. On this day a few weeks ago there were some fires in the mountains so the sunset had a lovely, orange, hazy appearance.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Day 22: Trees

This photo was not altered in any way. The skies really are that grey this morning.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Day 19: Where I Slept

When Pete is gone I let Chloe sleep in the bed with me. I like having her close and not having to worry about her in another part of the house. I love her morning snuggles, and her little snores, and the way she kicks all of her covers off even when it's chilly.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Day 18: In Bag

I had every intention of trying a Piyo Fusion class at the Y after my appointment. Instead, I'm home in sweatpants reading a book and feeling kind of blah. I think I need to slow down a bit.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Day 16: What I Ate

My favorite lunch: Caprese salad. The ingredients on their own are just okay, but mix them together and things start to get magical.

And no, I don't always make it look this pretty. I usually chop everything into bite size pieces.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Day 14: Flowers

Hydrangeas from my yard. One of my favorite flowers. I love that this one bush had blue, green and lavender blooming.

More roses.

All picked and arranged for today's party.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Day 13: From a Distance

Letters from the ocean. When Pete is on the sub they have port stops and usually a rider will get on for a few days, do an inspection, and then leave. When that rider leaves they will often bring any mail from the sailors and deliver it when they get home. I don't remember Pete ever writing before. This time he's been really great about it. Sure, we can email all we want, but there is something special about opening the mailbox and seeing an actual letter.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Day 12: Close-up

I actually took this shot the other day because it was the last of my roses and I wanted to take a photo of all the flowers before the gloom set in. The gloom has officially set. Yuck.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Day 11: Something Fun

Nightly Mario Kart with my girl. Sometimes I even let her win. Sometimes.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Day 9: Faceless Self Portrait

I love that I didn't even enhance these colors. Things really are that vibrant here.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Day 8: Technology

A few months ago my sister gave Chloe her old iPhone. Nice, right? Now Chloe can play all the games and music she wants without stealing our phones. Score.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Day 7: Something New

New Growth.

Whoever landscaped this yard did an amazing job. I always have new flowers blooming and it is green everywhere I look. I love it. I didn't think the grapevines were ever going to start producing fruit but two weeks ago I saw some itty bitty grapes make their debut. Think I can make my own wine?

Friday, September 9, 2011

Day 6: Childhood Memory

I was struggling with this post today. I didn't have any great ideas until Chloe opened up her package from Pete and wanted to try the cheese popcorn as she's never had it before. It was one of my favorite childhood snacks. She loved it too.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Day 5: Someone I Love

My sweet Chloe. My someone I love the most.

She's kind, compassionate, smart, funny, patient, and so much more, and man, that girl loves with her whole heart. She will always be my someone that I love the most.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Day 3: Clouds

I haven't seen a cloud in weeks. My mornings look like this.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Day 2: What I wore

This is a bad day for "what I wore" as I'm usually pretty put together. Instead, my morning consisted of a workout, mowing the yard, weed-whacking, and putting poison into mole holes.
This is my "I am woman and I can do anything" pose. I look fierce, right?

Pants: Nike Dri-Fit, Sports Authority. Tank: Champion, Target. Very fashion forward.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Prepping for my favorite easy dinner

Creamy Cajun Shrimp Linguine. So easy. So delicious.

Here's a link to the recipe:

Oh, and the Cupcake Malbec pictured is divine. And under $10.

Friday, February 18, 2011

A taste of Spring

75* today. We totally took advantage of the warmth and had 3 friends (and a sibling) and their moms over at the house. One of the moms brought a delicious asian salad, eggrolls and fruit to share with everyone. It was such a nice afternoon filled with play and good chit-chat and a much needed escape from the winter since snow is yet again in the forecast for next week. The great day ended with Chloe knocked out on the couch for a 2 hour nap and now a high fever. Bummer.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I Quit.

I'm not feeling this photo challenge so I am bowing out. That's not to say that I won't post photos, they just won't be topic based but rather stuff that is happening that day.

Cool? Cool.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Day 5: My favorite memory

The birth of Chloe. When I saw her all I said was "she's perfect." Definitely my favorite memory.

I also need to give props to my Mom. Normally, she is a horrible photographer, but this day, the most important of days, she took some beautiful photos that I will always treasure.

Day 4: Picture of my Night

Chocolate milk, popcorn and movies with my girl.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 3: Picture of my favorite tv cast

I have a lot of favorite shows...Seinfeld, Cheers, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Modern Family, Friends, Californication. But when I think about a show that I love I always come back to The Wonder Years. I loved the family dynamics, I had a huge crush on Kevin and I wanted to be Winnie Cooper so badly.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 2: A photo of the person I'm closest to.

It was a tough choice between my parents and Pete. I've obviously been close to my parents for my whole life but Pete REALLY knows me inside and out. He is my best friend.

And I have to admit that I'm not loving this photo challenge. A lot of the topics involve pulling old photos or even taking a photo from another source. Sort of takes away from the "challenge" of taking photos, am I right? Oh, well.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 1: Photo of myself and 10 facts about me.

1. I have a tendency to put too many things on a to-do list at one time. For example, in a three week time period in 2006 I sold a boat on ebay, bought two new cars, sold our home, had a baby and moved to a new city. I guess I thrive under pressure.

2. I don't like vegetables. Potatoes are about as close to a veggie as I get.

3. My career aspirations change on a weekly basis.

4. I enjoy moving as often as we do. I wonder if I'll ever really be able to settle in one place.

5. I have never seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show. No plans to either.

6. I love 80s and 90s pop and even current pop music. Miley, Bieber, Taylor Swift? Bring it.

7. I'm one of the few females that actually struggles to gain weight. Sounds exciting and glamorous, no? It's not.

8. I have the best kid in the world. No, really.

9. I can have a conversation with pretty much anyone.

10. I have a bad habit of interrupting people.

Challenge #2

Challenge number one is complete. On to round two. Come join in the fun. Here are the topics for this month:

Day 01 - A picture of yourself and 10 facts about yourself
Day 02 - A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest
Day 03 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show
Day 04 - A picture of your night
Day 05 - A picture of your favorite memory
Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day
Day 07 - A picture of your most treasured item
Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh
Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most
Day 10 - A picture of the person you do the craziest things with
Day 11 - A picture of something you hate
Day 12 - A picture of something you love
Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist
Day 14 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without
Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die
Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you
Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently
Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity
Day 19 - A picture and a letter
Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel
Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget
Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at
Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book
Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change
Day 25 - A picture of your day
Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you
Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member
Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of
Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile
Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss
Day 31 - A picture of yourself

Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 29: Growing Up

This little girl is growing up way too fast. I swear she looks 12 here. I don't want her to grow up. I remember when she was 18 months old thinking "it will never get better than this. I don't want her to change." I felt the same way at 2, 3, and 4 years old. The great thing is that even though the time passes much too quickly, each year she just gets better and better. I love this girl.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 27: Treats

Posted on facebook too but oh well. Love this idea for valentines.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 26: Taking turns

Crushing crayons that we later poured into heart shape molds to make new crayons for Valentine's goodies.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Day 22: I've Got Nothin'

Really, I am just out of steam today and not feeling well so no photos. Don't even have the energy to search through old ones just to post something. Fail.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Day 21: Looks Weird, Tastes Amazing

Okay, maybe not amazing, that's just what the bottle claims, but it is pretty darn tasty. Just look at all the goodness inside that bottle! I can drink this alone but usually add it to a morning smootie.