Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Day 31: Last picture of 2013

Ringing in the new year with my beautiful family! 

And completing a full year of my picture a day blog! More to come!!

Monday, December 30, 2013


Day 30: I wonder why...

Why my kids choose steamed veggies instead of fries at restaurants!? They sure don't get that from their mother!!

Sunday, December 29, 2013


Day 29: Next to me

Two tired girls watching TV after a busy day!

Saturday, December 28, 2013


Day 28: Snow.

Hardly a good day for traveling...but travel we did. So thankful to be safe and sound!

Thursday, December 26, 2013


Day 26: Gifts

A small sampling of gifts I have received over the past couple of days (jewelry already hanging on the "tree" are not new).

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


Day 25: Christmas Morning

Reading the Christmas story first, before opening the gifts.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013


Day 23: Scarf.

Big and comfy and warm and cozy...and no, not made by me.

Sunday, December 22, 2013


Day 22: Decorations.

Christmas trees aren't the only things brightly decorated this time of year. Hello carpet and bowling shoes!

Saturday, December 21, 2013


Day 21: Under

What I look like under my glasses. Lame? Perhaps. But when I have a day with zero creativity, a selfie is what you get!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013


Day 19: Joy

Everything about this brings me joy...the bright colors, the goodies inside AND most importantly, the lovely friends who brought them!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Day 18: Something Shiny

Malia's skirt that she wore to school today for Sparkle/Glitter day.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Day 17: 'Tis the season...

A thoughtful gift from one of my cleaning clients.

Monday, December 16, 2013


Day 16: Warmth

Cuddled up with a blanket, sipping a hot beverage.

Sunday, December 15, 2013


Day 15: Black & White Selfie

I'm glad I had this easy one to fall back on today since I didn't have the time, energy or forethought to take any other pictures with our crazy busy day!

Saturday, December 14, 2013


Day 14: Well, this happened...

Dad took the girls shopping and Joelle proudly came home with COKE?!?! Sigh...where did I go wrong?

Friday, December 13, 2013


Day 13: Sorry, not sorry. 

Today was a day of bad eating which I was not sorry for at the time...but I may feel a bit sorry now!

Thursday, December 12, 2013


Day 12: A beautiful sight.

Malia is the one who gasped this morning and said "Look at the beautiful sunset!" (Yes she said sunSET) And I'm glad that I did. The rest of my day might've been sorta crappy but looking back on this morning's picture, it makes things seem just a little brighter.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Day 11: Sprinkles.

I may or may not have enjoyed a cookie just like this at 11am. Maybe.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Day 10: Mittens [or the singular version at least]...of the fingerless variety, of course!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Sunday, December 8, 2013


Day 8: Out and About

And quite ready to be home after a busy day!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013


Day 6: Looking at this...right now.

I love the therapy of music.

Thursday, December 5, 2013


Day 5: Weather

White on white on white...including a "snow day" for the kids.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Day 4: Sweets

Homemade (by Les - including the shells) butter tarts...he made mine with chocolate chips since I don't do raisins!

Monday, December 2, 2013


December photo challenge mash-up. 

Day 2: Decorated.

Haphazardly by the kids with homemade decorations galore...just the way I like it!

Sunday, December 1, 2013


I have seen three different December photo challenges going around this weekend. I have decided to do a mash-up of all three! Basically taking the three of them and choosing which one I'll do from day to day. [And these pictures will break my usual rule by also being posted on Instagram for more people to follow.]

Day 1: In the mirror

Saturday, November 30, 2013


The traditional picture of putting on the tree topping!

Friday, November 29, 2013


On Main Street tonight at the second annual Christmas Tree Lighting.

Thursday, November 28, 2013


Somehow a messy kitchen is easier to handle when its the result if having spent an evening with wonderful friends!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Watching from the upstairs floor of our small town's cafe while Malia's grade gets set up to serenade the customers with Christmas songs! She's in the peachy-pink shirt directly to the right of the shelves.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


I got to see the fun insides of my piano today! After owning it for 11 years it finally got its second tuning...yes I slacked off for an entire decade! As soon as the tuner left, I had to put down my crocheting and give her a test drive. Oh my, what a difference!

Monday, November 25, 2013


With Les having a few days off of work this week, we took advantage of this time to go on an afternoon date to see the new movie "Catching Fire." 

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Today was the first time I've ever cozied up to the fireplace channel. It was a relaxing way to spend the afternoon at a dear friend's house!

Saturday, November 23, 2013


Every year I like to buy at least one new Christmas CD for my collection. This is the one I picked up today...unfortunately it was a swing and a miss. Looks like I'll be heading back to the store to try again!

Friday, November 22, 2013


The amazing spread at my cousin's bridal shower me and the girls were at tonight.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


I seem to be very late getting into the Christmas spirit this year. I don't even care that we don't have our lights up yet like the rest of the street!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


For the last several weeks I have lived and breathed yarn. I'm happy for the extra income this time of year and I really do enjoy making these items...but I think it's safe to say that I'm ready to be all caught up on orders so I can take a bit of a break...hopefully that will happen by the end of the month???

Monday, November 18, 2013


Remember my picture from Wednesday? I made it today and not only was I happy that it somewhat resembled the picture but it was absolutely AMAZING tasting too! The whole family enjoyed it!

Sunday, November 17, 2013


Today was my dreaded MRI for my lower back...it was a long wait in the reception area since we arrived early, but it gave me time to work through some things in my head. More on this experience coming up on my "regular" blog, but bottom line: I lived to tell the tale!

Saturday, November 16, 2013


Les made a delicious breakfast this morning and the girls made me a plate and brought it up to my room for me since they figured I would still be in bed.  I had just been on my way down so I ended up eating it at the table with them, but it was so sweet that they wanted to surprise me with breakfast in bed!

Friday, November 15, 2013


Tonight I took the girls I see two of my nieces perform in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe play at their church. It was a great production and it was so neat to see them on stage!

Thursday, November 14, 2013


Sometimes it is really hard cleaning for picky clients. The one time in over a year where I missed this spot, and I will be sure to hear about it!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


When I saw this picture in a cooking magazine today, it definitely made an impression. I'm thinking it just might make an appearance on next week's menu!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


I normally feel like I can't really pull off hats...but this one I like! And the bonus is that it's one I made myself!