Category Archives: Photo Challenges

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.

Day 13: Tis the Season

32 Day Photo Challenge: Day 13: Tis the season. What’s the first thing you think of when you think of this theme? Go ahead, say it out loud … is it shopping? Baking? Doing for others? Going into debt? (I hope not!) Buying things for yourself at discount? Listening to Christmas carols? Giving to the […]

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Megan - December 12, 2012 - 11:54 PM

And this is the number one reason why I need to be carrying cash around at Christmas time!!!

Becky - December 13, 2012 - 10:36 AM

It’s good karma to put a little something in the bucket everytime you pass by. Merry Christmas!

Day 12: Sweet

32 Day Photo Challenge. Day 12: Sweet. Nothing I could bake or buy could be sweeter than life’s little moments and here’s one of mine. Sydney Reece Gerichs at the age of 2 years, 11 months, and 10 days. She came home with us Sunday night after the Progressive Dinner and went home Monday night […]

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Megan - December 12, 2012 - 8:44 AM

My favorite day of the challenge thus far. 😉

Love the sweet description of your time together- and I’m certain if she could write she’d say similar things. Lots of love going on there.

Linda J. - December 12, 2012 - 9:20 AM

That child is so full of life, her antics, her smile and her love of gum make me smile, smile, smile! Mary, you are such a good grandma.

Your Man - December 12, 2012 - 4:34 PM

She is sure a sweetie. Also a sneak. Had a great time. Love her 2 pieces.

Day 11: On the Shelf

32 Day Photo Challenge. Day 10: On the Shelf. I don’t even know what to say about today’s challenge except that I found it the hardest of all so far. I might even have gone so far as to say “why did I sign up for this stupid challenge anyway?” It was a momentary lapse […]

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Kathy - December 11, 2012 - 6:33 AM

Cute idea – and you did great. I suspect that your “trashed” photos were most likely ones us amateurs would love.

Gloria - December 11, 2012 - 8:40 AM

This picture is adorable. I love all your pictures in this challenge! We (yes that means you too!) can be our own worse critics. Love you Mary and your pictures! They really are great! Great idea Mike!

Megan - December 11, 2012 - 3:14 PM

When I saw this picture I was wondering how you got the “Merry Christmas” sign so small!

Nice TEAM work. Remember, there is no “I” in team. Wink-wink.

Day 10: Stripes

32 Day Photo Challenge. Day 10: Stripes. We had a wonderful Progressive Dinner last night with 14 of us at two friends houses. One for appetizers, salads, and the main entree of Cioppino which was delicious, followed by a rousing game of Tabu. The second house was for dessert and just happened to be Santa’s […]

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Day 8: Shopping

32 Day Photo Challenge. Day 8: Shopping (4 photos) I have been working on a session of the cutest one-year old twins boys I shot the end of November, so allowed myself only one hour to run to the Mall to shoot this challenge with nothing but my 50mm lens using natural light. I found […]

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Dan - December 8, 2012 - 9:22 AM

The hat store is called capz

Fairly Candid - December 8, 2012 - 9:35 AM

Thank you Dan! I made the correction and I ppreciate you coming to my blog to check it out!

Lori - December 8, 2012 - 1:52 PM

I LOVE the one of the Marines! I love that you thought outside of the box on that one. When I think of holiday shopping, I think of your first thoughts…but you did such a nice twist on this one! And it’s a great picture. 🙂

Aubrey Archuleta - December 10, 2012 - 10:26 AM

LOVE the picture of the hats. We are all huge NFL junkies, I should order a print for one of the boys rooms. Nice work, Mary, you managed to make the mall look like a good time 😉

Day 7: The View From Here

32 Day Photo Challenge. Day 7: The View From Here. I went back and reread the rules to this challenge. Rule #1 states: “Enter one photo or many photos that follow the theme or inspiring word for that day.” Here all this time I thought it had to be one new picture each day, which I […]

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Kathy - December 7, 2012 - 6:51 AM

Beautiful – challenges me to go back and look at the ones I took. I am soooo bad at taking pictures and then not viewing them! I love Riggins too – for so many reasons. This past year was fun.

Fairly Candid - December 7, 2012 - 9:09 AM

I’ll bet you got some stunning ones and it was so fun shooting with you. I wish we did that more often. I picked one quick for this challenge but can’t wait to go back and look over the others more closely. I will probably have a full post on Riggins after Christmas. Such a great place … such great friends to share it with. 🙂

Gloria - December 7, 2012 - 9:26 AM

Mary, I love this photo! It captures the location perfectly and subjects (road, water, mountains, trees..), with light, contrast and detail. Beautiful!

Linda J. - December 7, 2012 - 9:27 AM

I recognize that scene!! It is a beauty to be sure.

Your Man - December 7, 2012 - 3:59 PM

So when are we going to move there?

Mary - December 8, 2012 - 4:25 PM

I should paint this one…Love it