Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May 2011 Family Pictures

We had some new family pictures taken
Here's a sample:

Photos done by April Jackman-Maano

May 31/ #151 Puppy Trainer

My daughter has the job of training our two puppies.
Molly- 9 months old and Ralphie - 4 months old.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Barn Charm Challenge -May 30, 2011-#150

From the road, this barn looks to be in great
shape and quite picturesque until.....

you see the end. Now that's a different story.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday Photo Challenge - May 29, 2011

Time once again for this week's photo challenge.

1. Classic Still Life

This is a part of my desk. There is the camera
cord waiting for me to load pictures for you to see, some
lilacs from my yard, my always-present coffee cup and
some of my toys.

2. Self- Portrait

I was not thrilled to see this prompt. I take pictures so
that I don't have to be in them. But, here I am cooking. What can
I say? I'm a giver.

3. On the Floor

Boys, things with wheels and the floor just go together.

4. Lines

Getting the Lines ready to go Fishing.

5. Fresh

MMmm - Fresh Strawberries.

You can find what other people did here:

May 28/ #148 Fishing Derby

Today was an exciting day. It was the Kid's Fishing Derby
Our three youngest had never been fishing, so we thought this would
be a great opportunity for them to do something new.

Getting ready

Here they are - "yay we're fishing!"

She got into relaxation mode - maybe it's her sport!
Nobody caught anything this time but we did see someone
who caught a 26 pounder. Next time!

Friday, May 27, 2011

May 27/ #147 Homework

Doing homework with Big Sister's help.
One of the best things about older siblings = Mom doesn't have to do Math homework!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday Photo Challenge - May 22, 2011

Here are this weeks Photo Challenge finds:

1. My Passion

I have a passion for God and

my family (drawn here by my daughter)

2. Sound of Music

Two of my sons playing some music

3. Inner Beauty

Inner Beauty is a hard one to take a picture of
but one of the ways that my husband's inner
beauty shows is when he is doing things with his
children. Here he is teaching our son all about
setting up fireworks.

4. Ethereal

Ethereal = delicate and wispy
This definitely describes today's clouds

5. Sharp

We had some fun trying to get a "sharp knife" photo.

See more scavenger hunts here:

Friday, May 20, 2011

May 21/ #141 Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley is taking over my flower beds right now, but I love it!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday Photo Challenge - May 15, 2011

Here are the pictures for this weeks
Sunday Scavenger Hunt Photo Challenge
for May 15, 2011

1. Give Me Flowers


2. Visual Contrast

This picture has the contrast of colour in the flower vs. the neutral ground cover and slate,
natural flowers growing where not planted vs. my man made flower bed
and rough bark chips contrasting with smooth stones.

3. Friendship

"Friends are those who nourish the Spirit"

Home for the Summer
My daughter got together with some of the
friends that she hasn't seen all year since they
all go to schools in different cities now.

4. Before and After

Two pictures taken from the same spot.
Before = Winter

After = Spring

5. Dark

I took this picture on a dark, dreary day last week just
before it stormed. It looks more like Hallowe'en than Spring.
I think it's kind of cool.

See more Scavenger Hunt photos here:

May 14/ #134 A Blanket of Blossoms