Ok, so I obviously didn't take this picture today but it's sentimental to me. This is me and my dad when I was just a little girl. 10 years ago today my dad went Home to be with the Lord. Accepting Christ as my personal Savior has given me the assurance that I will see him again some day and Heaven is so much sweeter to me now knowing that my dad is there and we will be reunited again. I love you, Dad!
My baby girl is 14 months old and finally walking! I am one proud mommy right now. I love how she holds her arms up to maintain her balance. She walked back and forth back and forth across the living room while I snapped pictures. She's pretty fast so I had to be quick about it. I love this one! It captures her personality and her great walking skillz!
Monday is our laundry day most weeks. I know a lot of people especially with large families don't have one day dedicated to doing laundry. It's pretty much a load a day in their homes. Considering I live in an apartment though and have to use my kitchen sink to run the washing machine, we have a laundry day. I'm sure those in the snowy states wouldn't mind experiencing the toasty warmth created by the dryer, but in our little apartment and our 70+ degree temps it gets a little too warm in here.
BTW, thank you everyone for the feedback on the comment replies. I don't check back for replies to my comments either so good to know we are all on the same page. If I do get a question though I will try to post my response on that person's blog. Thanks again for all the comment love. :)
P.S. I need some feedback. I like to respond as best I can to people who comment on my blog, but I don't know how many people actually click the button to receive an e-mail when a new comment has been posted or if anyone checks back for my responses. Please be honest. If you aren't notified or checking back for my responses or if you do please let me know so I know whether to continue to respond to people's comments. Don't want to reply if no one sees them, ya know. lol :) I do thank everyone for their comments. I enjoy reading each and every one.
We spent some time together with my whole family at my brother and sister-in-law's house tonight. I love this plaque they have hanging in their home and since I hadn't taken a picture yet today I decided that this would do nicely. I love this saying. "All because two people fell in love." I could list 100 things all because we fell in love...
I almost always spend Friday afternoon and evening with my mom and my little girl. Mom decided she wanted us to eat out at Roadhouse Grill. It's a cool little western themed restaurant where you are handed a bucket of peanuts and are free to throw the shells on the floor. I, of course had to give it a try but I felt weird throwing peanut shells on the floor. The food left a lot to be desired too. Ah well. We had a good time together anyway.
We live in such a great city. The weather is awesome and there are so many great things to see. Today we headed out to another local theme park. Having passes is awesome, let me tell you. We practically had the park to ourselves since it was later in the afternoon and everyone else is at work. This guy look like he wanted to eat me. Thankfully there was a big wall and ditch that separated us.
Bright and sunny in the upper 70s today. The hubs suggested we get out and enjoy it and possibly help me find a picture for today. This out of commission lighthouse was my subject of choice.
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." Matthew 5:16 (KJV)
Our living space is rather small and therefore we don't have the room to have a large dog like we would prefer so this little guy sits right under my computer screen looking all cute. On the bright side, I don't have to take him for a walk, feed him, clean up his nastiness or take him to the vet. The only work he requires is the occasional dusting. :) I'm not big on nicknacks but until I get a real dog, this guy will have to do.
My mother gave me this when I gave birth to my daughter and it is one of the most precious gifts I have ever received. The love a mother has for her child can't be put into words but the following quote by this unknown person came pretty close.
'What took me by surprise is the way I feel when her face lights up when I walk into a room because I am her world and she is mine. Being a mother is like taking your heart out of your chest and watching it walk around.' - Unknown
Beautiful day here! Sun is shining. 70 degree weather. Best kind of day for a trip to the zoo. This cheery old fellow was lazily hanging out and didn't mind the cameras in his face and the fingers being pointed. Occasionally he would get up and turn his back to us as if he had enough, but then would humor us again by turning back around.
There are so many bracelets out there that stand for so many causes but here are two of mine that are especially dear to my heart...
'Not another moment lost to seizures' is the Epilepsy Foundation's slogan. My little 7 yr. old nephew has epilepsy and what a terrifying experience that has been for our family, especially for my brother and sister in law. My nephew gave me this bracelet and that moment he handed it me was one of the most heart touching experiences for me. I love him so much.
A few months ago I stumbled across a blog called Don't Waste Your Cancer. It's the story of a 27 year old wife and mother named Libby who was diagnosed with lymphoma back in July of 2010. Her blog is the story of her journey as she battles this disease. Though I have never met her in person, I have grown to really care for her family as I have followed their journey over the past several months. My 'Team Libby' bracelet is in support of her fight to beat lymphoma.
There's nothing like a good old pair of comfy jeans. The sun is actually shining here for the first time in a few days and the rays of light coming through my bedroom window made for some great lighting. As I was taking jeans out of the washing machine today, this pair ended up on top and the pockets just stuck out to me. Part of the fun of this 365 challenge is seeing ordinary things in a different way.
Focal Length 120mm
SS 1s (I had to use a tripod for the slower shutter speed)