Monthly Archives: December 2012

Day 21: Wrapped

32 Day Photo Challenge. Day 21: Wrapped.

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Kathy - December 21, 2012 - 7:57 AM

Excellent choice for your theme!

Linda J. - December 21, 2012 - 10:51 AM

I love that the holy family is front and center and clear and the presents and especially the one with Santa paper are faded into the background. That is as it should be–keeping the holy, miraculous birth of Jesus front and center of all of our celebrations. I pray we do not forget the true reason for this season. Your photo perfectly illustrates this truth. Thanks, Mary.

your Man - December 21, 2012 - 5:09 PM

You hit it right on the button again. Your insight is so right on!

Day 20: Furry Faces

32 Day Photo Challenge. Day 20. Furry Faces. He was 14 when he died suddenly and unexpectedly this fall, found in a comfy-looking stretched out position next to our neighbor’s house. He hadn’t come home the night before which was unusual, but not really alarming since he had sometimes stayed out too late before, especially […]

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Kathy - December 20, 2012 - 3:24 AM

Wonderful ‘ode to Nelson. He was a very pretty kitty.

Megan - December 20, 2012 - 8:33 AM

It was freshman year at South…and I stopped liking him after he grabbed my butt at a dance. 😉 Please don’t post that, tho!

Sweet words about that silly cat. For the record, you were the only one he loved also. 😉

Fairly Candid - December 20, 2012 - 8:44 AM

Nope, I won’t post that Megan … it will just be between you and me. 😉

Sheila Clark - December 20, 2012 - 9:02 AM

He looks like our Tommy Boy kitty who we’ve had for 9 years. What a sweet kitty. So sorry for your loss.

Katie - December 20, 2012 - 9:42 AM

Oh, I love it!

your Man - December 20, 2012 - 7:20 PM

I really do miss Nelson too. Oh did I just say that? I was just kidding.

Day 19: Light

32 Day Photo Challenge: Day 19: Light. Light is the major component of a photograph. If you don’t have any light, you don’t have a picture! A light source can come from anywhere … ambient light from the sun or moon, from street lights, candlelight, a cell phone, the oven with the door open … […]

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Megan - December 19, 2012 - 6:32 AM

Stunning, Mom!

Linda J. - December 19, 2012 - 10:59 AM

Wow, that is a BEAUTIFUL photo. I drive by it every night on my way to the gym and it is a stunning scene. I’m surprised there haven’t been accidents in front of it from all the folks taking their eyes off the road to experience it.

Bobbi - December 19, 2012 - 2:12 PM

This was truly Awesome, Mary!

your Man - December 19, 2012 - 4:23 PM

Who needs light. You light up my world babe!

Fairly Candid - December 19, 2012 - 4:29 PM

Thanks everyone! And to my man all I can say is “ooh la la!” Love you Babe.

Kathy - December 20, 2012 - 3:21 AM

Nice pic! Thanks for the lesson, you make it sound so easy! Love the lights and the lighting of the Capitol

kathy Norwood - December 20, 2012 - 7:31 AM

Great tutorial! Love seeing the capital building and tree all lit up.

Fairly Candid - December 20, 2012 - 8:13 AM

Thanks Kathy! I imagine Texas has some pretty awesome decorations up around your state. They do everything BIG, don’t they? 🙂 This tree is absolutely the biggest tree I’ve ever seen and no kidding has a billion lights on it. They go up, down, around, sideways — I pity the poor soul(s) who has to take them down and untangle them because it will take them two months, no joke! Merry Christmas! Mary

Day 18: It’s Cold Outside

32 Day Photo Challenge: Day 18: It’s cold outside. I worked all day today then spent a wonderful evening with my friends over dinner before talking the night away, so while it was cold outside, I didn’t take any pictures. Instead, I am pulling one from the archives taken March, 2011 in front of my […]

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Kathy - December 18, 2012 - 2:13 AM

I am cold just looking at the picture! I just love the look of a beautiful snowfall.

Megan - December 18, 2012 - 10:11 PM

Such a gorgeous picture. So glad I wasn’t walking in it.

The look on Charlie’s face when he saw the list was priceless. Loved every minute of the Santa visit!

Jayden at 8 Months

Aww Jayden, you’re getting so big at 8 months! I don’t want you to get older yet! He and Simone are three weeks apart but he’s off and running crawling leaving the girl in his dust! He even climbed his first set of stairs today all by himself! He’s definitely into more things … thus […]

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Kathy - December 18, 2012 - 2:17 AM

He is so cute! Love the background with the lights. Nice effect.

Day 15: Something YUM

32 Day Photo Challenge. Day 15: Something yum. It sure was a coincidence that when I had Sydney earlier this week for a sleepover that the theme was SWEET, and today when I had MJ for the whole day and night the theme is YUM! The two certainly go together! MJ has always liked to […]

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your Man - December 15, 2012 - 8:16 AM

Yum was right. So is goooooey and messy. Looked like a bomb of a good time went on in the kitchen.

Megan - December 15, 2012 - 8:44 AM

Yum! I wanna try one!!! Love the seriousness he puts into making the perfect cookies! Yay for quality time with Gramma & Grampa!!!

Linda J. - December 15, 2012 - 9:04 PM

Yum is right! Such a cute little grandson you have. I had my own cute grandchildren up today and we decorated gingerbread houses and made cake pops–also yum. However, unlike Gramma Mary, I do not have photographic proof, as usual.

matt - December 16, 2012 - 9:43 PM

What a great post. He is always ready and willing to help mom in the kitchen stirring the pancakes and adding ingredients into whatever she is making. fun pictures.

Tracey - December 17, 2012 - 8:07 AM

What a cute helper you have! Glad there is something you can do together when the weather outside is cold. Enjoy the holidays with those wonderful grandchildren.