Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Still my Baby

While taking baby Annie for a walk today, her Daddy came to pick her up. He was running late so he grabbed her at the top of our road and took off. Of course that meant the stroller was empty.  So Cali jumped in!
I was already carrying Boogs in my jacket to keep him out of the stroller. He felt sitting on the baby's lap was the perfect place to ride. It was just like old times pushing my baby girl and for a minute I missed those days.  :~)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

amongst friends #74

~The Letter E

Well, I am finally getting around to the “E” collage. I sincerely appreciate all of you who just keep on clicking. That is truly the way I envisioned it to work and while I’d like to think I will eventually catch up, it’s nice to know most of you have now made this your own and you continually look for creative ideas with me hassling you. 

As you might notice there are many elephants this week. To be fair, Linda sent hers in first however Cassi and I were in Hawaii and this is the closest thing we could connect to the letter for the week. I really wanted to look for other things but I just didn’t notice them amongst the gazillion pictures my family was taking. Go figure.

Kelly sent in a picture of enchiladas her neighbor shared with her for dinner one evening. I sure wish I had a neighbor that brought me dinner.

Janice’s said she took her picture at the fair last year. She said “The sounds, the smells, the rides, all so EXCITING!

Debbie said this is one of her favorite shots of all time. Emily- She was so proud of herself for catching the ball. I told Debbie, I remember the moment as well and it truly was quite fun to be a part of. It was a great day and when I saw the picture that night, I loved it too!

Jocelyn sent in a picture of her husband, Edwin.

Sandy said she sent a picture of something a bit different- and empty bottle. And in case you’re wondering, she said “yes” she did bring it home to recycle. I loved this idea and thought it was a great reach for the theme. Excellent!

Mady says about her picture, “The photo's of an electrifying and energizing experience in Everett, an event called Acquire the Fire. Acquire the Fire is a Christ-based event that spanned the weekend. We got to experience hours of musical worship, a dramatic performance, various speakers, and at one point a car was lowered from the ceiling. There were also quite a few mentions of zombies as well as some amazing performers (at one point I was ten feet away from Jimmy Needham!) It was a very spiritually powerful experience for me; at one point, the entire arena of about 2000 people joined in singing the chorus to a song over and over again for nearly twenty minutes. That singing was one of the most powerful things I've felt in my entire life, and definitely the closest I've felt to God in ages.”

Jerri sent in a picture of her electrical box and Karen sent in a pile of Easter bunnies, both great choices for “E”.

Sheila thought of elf. She said this about her submission “I would love to live here in Keebler Elf Tree. I enjoy eating cookies and this would be a dream come true. The Keebler Elf original chip deluxe cookies are the best with chocolate in every bite. This is my type of Elf hanging out in a tree baking cookies all day. Sheila, I think you should forward this note to Keebler, you are a great spokeswoman and who knows you may end up with a free bag of cookies! 

Jenny went with Eclectic for her connection to “E”. She said, “This is my pic for E...Eclectic! It’s at a restaurant called Santa Fe Cattle Company in Troy, Alabama and they have great hamburgers! Jenny, I am sure I’d like it, especially right now, I think I need to make some lunch!

A lot of you have already sent in your “F” pictures. Thank you! I am still hoping to catch myself up. I know I’ve missed a week for sure, but go ahead and send “G” when you get this, I’ll get there.

Hope you are enjoying your spring and the opportunity to get outside to take more pictures. Have a Fun, Fantastic, Fabulous week!


Monday, April 11, 2011

amongst friends #73

~The Letter D

It’s been so long since I received the ‘D’ pictures I am hoping I can recall all the descriptions or at least locate them in my email folder. J

In case you were unaware, I was out of town for a week.  I spent all of last week trying to catch up which I have still not managed to do. Ha. Not that I am ever caught up anyway, so I’ll just keep moving forward. Some progress is better than none, right?

My picture for ‘D’ was kind of a nod towards my trip.  We planned on taking a lot of snorkeling gear with us and when Cali spotted us pulling it out to get it cleaned up, she decided to give it a test run diving in the bath tub.

Jerri said you’ve seen a variation of her picture before for ‘noise’ but this time it’s for ‘DD’ or ‘diaper dog’.  He wears this machine washable diaper around the house but it’s removed when he goes in and out. She said DD can also occasionally stand for ‘damn dog!’  J

Renee’ sent in the funniest picture for ‘D’ and it speaks for itself. She did say to me when sending the picture, “I bet you won’t see any duplicates of this one” and she was right!

Karen’s ‘dudes’ picture brings back memories for me.  Its special you see, because the big one is my baby brother Patrick, the one on the left is my cousin Randy, then there is my cousin John in the middle and the baby is my cousin Jarren, currently stationed in Afghanistan.  Some great looking ‘dudes’ I say!

Linda sent in the most beautiful picture of the week. I was quite taken with her ‘dragonfly’ picture.  I believe she took at the Botanical Gardens she visits often with her little man Jimmy.

Kelly sent a picture of the Farm Stores drive-through in her neighborhood that she remembers from her childhood.  She said “I used to beg my Mother to stop there for a half- gallon of ice cream.  They always had the best flavors!!

Mady always has great descriptions and this week is no different.  She said “My photo is of my dorky delight: the dashing Doctor and a diabolical Dalek. I'm a big fan of the British television series Doctor Who, and have these little Lego guys on a shelf of tea animals in my room.”

Jocelyn said her picture is ‘D’ for daughter- the light in my life.

Sandy sent in a picture of a direction sign for one of the walks at a park across town from us.  Again, I love seeing how different things are in her country as compared to ours.

Jenny’s picture is a dangerous storm coming across the field. It’s creative and I like it!

Janice often has sweet pictures and this week she does it again with a photo of her delightful daughter with dogs, Diddy and Daisy. 

Debbie sent in a gorgeous picture of a painted daisy.  Lovely picture Debbie!

So we are long past looking for ‘E’ pictures.  I am hoping I have everyone’s but if I don’t please let me know right away and I will give you a minute to get it to me.  For those of you, who have been keeping up, thank you.  Hopefully I will catch up myself one of these days. Probably not but one can hope.  I am also looking for ‘F’ pictures, which technically should have been sent by this morning.  I will keep you apprised of where we are at through posting collages so keep your eyes open.

See you soon.