Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Happy October?!!?? Yes, I'm behind so lets get going (wink)...
Oct. 1st's Photo words were: Hats Off...
I know this isn't the best picture, but it's from 2006 and is my little cub. He had a Build A Bear Frosty the Snowman and Frosty's hat came off. Before I sewed it back on, we took this picture. Hats off!!!
Oct. 2nd's Photo words were: Seasonal Colors...
I have lots of Fall color pictures, but thought I'd keep it simple with this one leaf on the still green grass.
Oct. 3rd's photo words were: My everyday...
My everyday in the Fall is Soccer, Soccer, & Soccer! Here are my three soccer champions! Go teams!!! WooHoo!
Oct. 4th's photo word was: Stormy
This was the sun trying to peek out between the stormy clouds on a hot Summer July day! The storm did win and it poured, but was back to sunshine shorty after!
Oct. 5th's photo words were: Two Become One...
So today we were suppose to combine two photos to make one. Well I don't have the software to do that, so I'm thinking out of the box...
This is my oldest cub when he was a baby. Seemed just like yesterday, hee hee. My thought here... I combined my husband and I and we made this one child! "Two become one"!
Oct. 6th's Photo word was: Harvest...
This is a picture of the green beans we had last year! I just realized I never got pictures of our harvest this year...aaaaggghhh! Oh well. I liked the green of the beans against the blue bowl we used to pick them in.
Oct. 7th's photo word was: Repetition...
We went to the play ground and I was watching the children play. As I looked to my other side, I saw all the swings empty. Looked like a good picture to me and now works great for this word today!
Oct.8th's photo words were: Mirror Image...
This Summer as we swam at the lake the ducks would swim by. This is the best reflection I have / mirror image.
Oct. 9th's photo word was: Practicing...
Over the summer my cubs and I would go to the school fields and they would practice their soccer while I walked the track. I was able to get some great shots of them. This is my oldest being the goalie and the youngest kicking the ball. Loved watching them play together!
Oct. 10th's photo words were: Spider Webs...
This was a Spider that made a web near our neighbor's fence. The spider was huge and I never saw one like this around here below! It was so creepy... eeewww!
Oct. 11th's Photo word was: Pulling...
This is my youngest cub doing "pull ups" or chin ups. We were at the town fair and the Army was set up so children or anyone could try them. Both cubs did it. If you pulled yourself up at least 10 times you got a free water bottle... hee hee. My cubs both got there water bottles!
Oct. 12th's Photo word was: Close...
I can not take credit for this awesome picture. This was taken by my little cub! My oldest cub mowed my friend's lawn for her each week this past summer. This day when I dropped him off, she asked me to come in and visit. My youngest cub was with me, but preferred not to sit and listen to "lady talk". So he grab my camera and headed outside. He came across this caterpillar and took many pictures of him. This is just one, and it's a close up.
Oct. 13th's photo word was: (Fall) Tradition...
They asked for a tradition in the Fall, so I picked us going to the Derryfield Fair! It's always the last weekend in September / 1st weekend in October. It's also a tradition to stand in the long line for my three boys to get their "Turkey Leg". Papabear decided he'd pass this year, but the cubs still wanted theirs. So this is them trying to eat it... it was really hot!
Oct. 14th's Photo words were: Around The Corner...
This was just a road we were driving on looking for Foliage pictures moments. I had been wanting to go for weekends and never took the time. So hubby just made me get in the car and we went. So around this corner was time with my sweetie!
Oct. 15th's photo word was: Creepy...
I know, this is not really creepy, but I don't have any creep pictures. This is my little cub's Jack-O-Lantern he made this year. It's lit up in the dark... creepy?!!?? hee hee
Oct. 16th's Photo word was: Forgotten...
This was for the lost, but not FORGOTTEN firemen & women out there. On September 11th my youngest cub wanted to go to our town's fire department and thank them. Since he wants to be an EMT / Paramedic we took a picture in front of the Ambulance.
Oct. 17th's Photo words were: A Unique Angle...
We went to a car show. I followed my cubs around taking pictures of them in all the cool cars they wanted some day. But at some point that got boring for me, so I started looking for cool shots. Since there were so many people it was hard to get great shots. This was one of them that I think came out okay. Loved the look of the big fat tire... hee hee. I think I could crop this some and get a really unique picture from here... hummmm...
Oct. 18th's photo word was: Patient...
With my cub's playing soccer, you have to have patience with trying to get the perfect shot. I was just playing around this day and was focusing on my cub on the side line with the coach and rest of team. All of a sudden I saw this and took a chance. It came out like I hoped... framing them all. Patience can make great pictures!
Oct. 19th's photo word was: Golden...
This is another picture my little cub took when I was talking with my friend. The sun hitting the leaves really bring out that golden look! Great job again little cub!
Oct. 20th's photo words were: Starts with (the letter) P...
This is a picture of my little cub carving his PUMPKIN. He was so proud of him self (me too)!
Well, I think I have to stop here. Thanks again for stopping by and looking at my life through pictures and their stories!
Hope you all had a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 22, 2013
Yes, I know I'm WAY behind, hee hee.
Hello Spark People friends! Hope you all are doing well.
So let's get started...
Sept. 11th's Photo words were: On The Schedule...
This is a picture of my oldest cub right before serving at a Sunday mass. My cubs are on a schedule with other children in the church, but when one of our priest see we are there, he always grabs my cubs to help him by serving at that mass!
Sept 12th's Photo words were: Details of the day...
So I don't take many picture of my everyday stuff / things I do... something to think about. But I did find this picture. This is my Garfield teddy bear I have had since I was little. He's sitting on my computer (closed). I am always on this for my LIFE, job, church, helping my cubs, talking to friends (SP too) & family, etc. My computer is always a detail I do/see everyday!
Sept. 13th's Photo Words: On the Table...
Perfect words for today especially since I'm on SP, hee hee. I like to take pictures of my dinner plate or food I make... I know, weird, but sometimes it just looks SO good! This night was a grilled chicken salad! Fresh veggies from our garden and perfectly grilled cut up chicken pieces. YES, it was very yummy too!
Sept 14th's photo word: Typical
So in the e-mail with the words, it said to post a picture of yourself on the typical day. Again, I don't take many picture of me and definitely not on my typical days, hee hee. This Fall hubby and I went for a nature walk. This was my typical "wear" for all my soccer games I went to this Fall. Does this work?!!? hee hee.
Sept. 15th's photo words: How I relax...
Hee hee, funny to see September 15th and the word "relax" together! 9/15 is my oldest cubs birthday! I was definitely NOT relaxing that day, hee hee.
PHOTOGRAPHY, art, crafts, making my year photo books of my family, these photo blogs, just looking at my pictures of my family... that is relaxing and enjoyable to me!
Sept 16th's photo words: What's In Your Bag...
There you have it... everything I need, hee hee. This cloth polka dot bag in the front is usually holding my camera (but needed it to take the picture ~wink). Phone wallet, tissues (that are always gone when I need one because the cubs and Papabear take them), pens, wallet with rewards cards, the blue bag holds things from Tylenol to a little measuring tape, chapstick, etc. The bag at the end (Go Patriots!!!) is my purse. I change them up with the seasons... right now, FOOTBALL! That pretty much covers it.
Sept. 17th's photo words: On A Board...
A board, meaning wood! These are the little table top snowmen my husband and I make and sell at craft fairs! This year we did not do any craft fairs, but hope to jump back into them again next year! My husband takes a board and makes these cute adorable snowmen and I paint the faces or anything else needed. My husband loves working with wood, but must be in the mood, hee hee. He does a great job at all the things he has made through out the years!
Sept. 18th's photo words: Sugar and Spice...
This is my Niece and one of my nephews. We are focusing on my niece here. This is a picture my sister took of them, but I love it. Looking at how cute she is and knowing she's all "sugar & Spice" but lives a life with her Army traveling family and 4 brothers! Love how she still keeps her girly girl cuteness! Love you sweetie!
Sept. 19th's photo words: Morning Sun...
Can't do my photo blogs with out any pictures of teddy bears!?!! This is Teddy and he was sitting on the kitchen table. I liked how the sun shined on him this day. He just looks so cute!
Sept. 20th's photo words: Power lines...
It's pretty funny how we have power lines that go right by our house and I never think to take pictures of them. I also get very frustrated when taking pictures and a power line is in the way!!! Guess I should look at this differently. Above is the 2007 ice storm we had. Behind all the iced branches you can see the little icicles on the power lines. Closest I have... hee hee. Can you find the power lines?!! (wink)
Sept. 21st.s photo word: Brown...
When I think of "brown", another one of my favorite Teddy bears come to mind. This is Theodore, or also know as "JR Buzzwell". And yes, he is very cute too!
Sept. 22nd's photo word: Changes...
Fall is a season of many changes! My husband took this picture during our nature walk. He likes the bright yellow on all the browns.
Sept. 23rd's photo word: Breathe...
So these are both of my cubs playing their tournament soccer games this year. I definitely held my breath and had to remind myself to BREATHE! Both boys were number 16.
Sept. 24th's photo words: Get Wet...
This is from the Spring this year when my husband was watering our grass. I just thought the sprinkler looked so nice with the sun shining. Great colors I feel.
Sept. 25th's photo word: Notes...
When I saw today's word my first thought went to the letters / notes my cubs made to Santa each year. On the table you can see the note my tooth-less youngest cub wrote to Santa Claus. Beside the note are homemade cookies for Santa and carrots for the reindeer! Miss those days!
Sept 26th's photo words: Goodbye Summer...
We took this nice day to go one last time (for Summer) to see the lake/beach we always hang out at. Till next Spring... For now, we'll see it covered with ice and snow! Is it Summer yet?!!
Sept. 27th's Photo word: Bubbles...
This is in 2007 and my little cub making bubbles. He's so cute! Hard to see the bubble though...
Sept. 28th's photo words: In Disguise...
This again, is my little cub (in 2009), wearing the costume I made him for Halloween that year (a ghost). He looks cute, right?!! hee hee.
Sept. 29th's photo words: Puppy Dog Eyes...
From the lady who does the photo's words: When you have a subject with eyes in your frame (pet, person, or STUFFED TOY) focus on the eye closest to the camera. You want that eye to be the most focused since it will grab the viewer’s attention.
We don't have dogs, just two guinea pigs & their eyes always turn red when I take a picture of them, so this is what I got for today's words...
This is Kookamunga, my 4th favorite teddy bear from when I was a child. Again, very cute and look at those eyes! hee hee.
Sept. 30th's photo words: The End...
The end of the day can always be so beautiful! We were driving home one day and I just had to take a picture!
OKAY, we are done SEPTEMBER!!! One more month to go and I'm caught up (sort of)... hee hee.
I'm gonna stop here for now, but hope to see you all really soon! Thanks for stopping by and reading / looking at my photo blogs!
Friday, October 25, 2013
(Hello Spark friends)!!! Hope you all are doing well?!!
(thank-you) to all who stop by and read my post. I really appreciate it! (hugs). Okay, back to more photos...
Aug. 25th's photo words were: Extraordinary In The Ordinary
I get e-mails from the lady who does this for each day, and for this day, I didn't get an e-mail!!! I'm not sure what exactly she is looking for here... hummm. This is what I came up with...
I know you looking and saying... you live up north how does SNOW fit for "Extraordinary In The Ordinary". This is how I take it... this day's date is May 25, 2013. At the end of May we have flowers blooming and Spring settling in, not snow! So that's "Extraordinary". BUT then we are in New England, and as I always say, anything can happen, so snow at the end of May just might be "Ordinary". Hee hee. Not sure if this fits, but that's what I came up with. moving on...
Aug. 26th photo words were: Go green!
I guess we go green every August to the end of October each year. We go green by hanging out at the green soccer fields?!?! Okay, it really doesn't go good for this day's words, but during this time of year that is all I'm seeing through my camera lens... green soccer fields! This is a picture of my oldest cub playing in a game. He's the one in red.
Aug. 27th's photo words were: With Seeds
This is a picture of my husband's Caprese he made to bring to his Mom's house on Easter. He put it on the plate he made too. Caprese is tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and a dressing lightly poured over it. Tomatoes have seeds, so fits for today's words perfectly! It's so yummy too!!!
Aug. 28th's photo word was: Rust
I took this picture just playing around with my camera. It didn't come out to anything great, but I'm happy I kept it so I can use it for this... rust.
This is part of a snow blower. My husband was helping out my dad and trying to fix his snow blower. He took it, and another one he bought to use the parts, apart. This was the rusty blade from one of them. Like I said, works for today's word (wink).
Aug 29th's photo words were: Fashion Statement
Frosty is making a wonderful Fashion Statement here wearing his Patriots shirt! Go Pats!!!
Aug. 30th's photo word was: Bump
This is the best I could do for "bump". Here is a "bump" in the sand made by my youngest cub. I think he called it a castle or something, but looks like a bump to me... hee hee. We were at the beach with my girlfriend's daughters.
Aug 31st's photo words were: Bright Background
This is my youngest cub's school photo this year. He picked the back ground (bright lime green) and his shirt that has the same bright lime green stripes in it. He was so happy and loves his picture. Oh, he was pretty bummed that his wooden cross doesn't show in the photo, but I think it's great... and bright, just like him!
Sept. 1st's photo words were: Everywhere A Sign
I think this picture tells it all... these are my cubs near the big apple sign at the place we went apple picking.
Sept. 2nd's photo words were: Still Life
I was going to post my teddy bears again, but trying to be good and do something different... hee hee.
While at the place we picked apples I thought it was very cool. They had these little crab apples in a huge crate and near that was some Honey Crisp... my favorite... apples. The lady said they had a very good year so far and the apples are huge! To show the difference I grab one of each and took this picture.
Sept. 3rd's photo words were: Back To School
Every year I do enjoy torturing my cubs with the 1st day of school pictures! They asked me when they go to college will I go see them each year to take a picture then?!! I nicely answered... "Yeah, that's true, I'll have to do that! Thanks!!!" I just got the famous rolling of the eyes look... hee hee. Here are my cubs waiting for the bus on the first day of school this year... one going into 10th and the other 7th!
Sept. 4th's photo words were: Indulge Yourself
If I'm gonna indulge in ANYTHING, it's gotta be ICE CREAM!!! This is a picture of me enjoying my favorite ice cream this summer!
Sept. 5th's photo word was: Soft
Oh, come on... I'm trying not to post picture of my teddy bears, but... soft?!!? Really?!!?
Yes, it's a picture of Frosty... Love you buddy!!!
Sept. 6th's photo words were: On the Left
One thing I have definitely learned from doing these photo blogs (from this lady's website) is that when you take a picture it doesn't have to be perfect. Image in the center, people smiling or posed a certain way. Sometimes when you think out of the box is when you can get your best pictures!
This is at our favorite lake we always go to. They have a big boat that takes people for hour cruises during the good weather months. This is a picture of the all the post together they have here so when the big boat is docked it won't hit the other docks. I just thought it looked nice on this sunny day, the ropes on top and the Fall season starting to creep in with the colored leaves in the background. With the boat not docked here, you can see far off into the distance. I used my lessons I learned (thanks "capture Your 365") and off set the post to the left.
Sept 7th's photo words were: Black & White
What the photo lady had to say about this... :Black And White: The absence of color can remove excess and increase the impact of the story, the connection between subjects, and the intensity of expressions."
I agree! I love switching up some of my favorite photos of my cubs to black and white! It totally changes a picture, even though it's really the same picture!
This is one of my favorite pictures of my cubs when they were small... feels just like yesterday, hee hee. My oldest was just lying down watching a Disney movie and the youngest came over and laid on top of him. I quickly grab my camera and shot this photo. I thought it was cute, but never loved it till one day I changed it to black and white (and cropped it some). It just draws out my youngest's smile and big brother looking up at me like, "yeah that's my bro". So cute!
Sept. 8th's photo word was: Simple
She says "simple" is just focusing on something as simple as a mini blind and taking the picture in a different way. Your image you get can turn out pretty amazing.
This is just a picture on my lunch. My cubs told me to take a break one summer afternoon, and they would make me lunch. Box mac-n-cheese is what I got, but so worth it to not have to cook lunch that day! I was very thankful. This of course is a picture of my bowl on mac-n-cheese before I ate it.
September 9th's photo word was: Routine
Every morning I stand and watch my youngest cub get on the bus. This is the beautiful view I have some morning. I love the sun shining through the trees across the street.
September 10th's photo words were: Around The House
When you come to our house you'll either see a teddy bear or guinea pig somewheres hanging out. I and my youngest of course are the ones you see the most with a bear by our side and papa bear or the cubs have a piggie. Above is Twix & Reeses enjoy some hay in their cage.
Well, I guess I should stop here. I'm not caught up yet, but this much closer (wink). Thanks to everyone who stop by and check out my blogs! I appreciate it and love doing these, so makes it that much more fun for me if someone is checking out my pics... hee hee.
Have a very Sparkie Day everyone!
Thursday, October 24, 2013
August?!!?? Ooops, I'm REALLY behind!!! So lets get going...
Aug. 21st Photo words was: Spin
So for this they talked about how blurry pictures could be good. I don't have a picture of something spinning.... & I tend to get rid of blurry pictures unless it's all I have. In this case, this is my oldest cub at his track meet. Every picture I took was blurry, so this is what I got. He's not spinning, but going around and round on the track... hee hee.
Aug. 22nd's photo word was: Abundant
When you are at a soccer camp, like my cubs did this summer, you have an abundance of soccer balls. I took this picture, not the best, but liked how all the balls were everywhere. This is just one corner of the field.
Aug. 23rd's photo words were: Local Landscape
There is this one bridge on the highway we go over pretty often! Almost everytime I take a picture of the sky, sunset or just how beautiful it looks to me. My husband sometimes thinks I'm crazy, but it does look nice... just wish I could stop to take the picture... hee hee, stopping on a bridge on a busy highway is never good. So all pictures are taken very quickly. Here's just one of those images...
Aug. 24th's photo words were: On steps
Nothing great here, but simple is good too. I was sitting on my steps talking to my husband as he worked on his truck and I looked down and saw the wood of the step to a back drop of the driveway/pavement. I love doing year photo books on line and figured it could be nice for a background, so I took the picture. FYI, I'm working on my 2013 year book of my family, and yes, I have used this photo as the background already (wink).
Well have to get going, but now I'm a couple closer to being caught up... eeekkk.
Thanks for stoppin by! TTFN...
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Hello everyone! Hope you all are doing well?!? Keep Sparkin'!!!
Back to the Photo blogs... thanks for stopping by and reading / looking at my blogs!
Aug. 11th's Photo Word: Sunflower
So I don't have a picture, that is mine, that is a sunflower... bummer! So I picked something close...
I love these flowers and yellow is one of my favorite colors... hee hee.
Aug. 12th's Photo Word: Play
Really?!!?? Which picture to pick?!!! hee hee
This is my oldest cub... he's number 16 in red. Playing soccer is definitely "play" time for my cubs!
Aug. 13th's photo word: Remember
Another word that I could post almost ALL my pictures, hee hee. I LOVE "remembering" my cubs, days with my husband... just time with our family!
I picked these two pictures of when my cubs were little! I love how cute they look and I can remember these days like it was yesterday!
This is my oldest cub, when he was little! It was a hot summer day and him and I were sharing a fudgicle (sp?). So cute with it all over his face, hee hee.
This is my little cub, when he was little. Santa got my older cub a tricycle that had a little wagon on it. My oldest would pull my youngest around all day. They both loved it! This is a picture of him in that wagon!
Aug. 14th's photo word: Bonus
So for this word they were talking about taking a picture and you end up getting an added "bonus" in your frame. I'm sure I have some pictures for this, but I looked at the word "bonus" differently today...
A little while back I was in the mood to clean, I mean really clean, my kitchen. I started to clean and my THREE cubs (meaning hubby too) came in from outside and just tossed all their stuff around my kitchen. I started to get mad because I WAS in the middle of cleaning! So I said my piece and started to give up on my task of cleaning the kitchen. Papabear & my older cub went back outside, but my youngest stayed with me and said he's help. So I figured we just do some cleaning (he's the one cub who has the messiest room and hates doing the chores). Next I know he's asking to clean this, clean that. He did an awesome job and he was SO proud of what he did! I was too, and very happy to have the help!
August 15th's photo word: Floating
This is my cubs enjoying their pool. Right before this picture and right after they were NOT acting very cute and calm like they are here floating around... hee hee. They were attacking each other and splashing like crazy. Glad a got this picture (wink).
August 16th's photo words: Eye Catching
My Spark friend Jaxmommy would love this. My younger cub loves these fluorescent color clothing that is out there now (80's is back). The brighter, the better! Yellows, oranges, greens, blues, any of them (but pink, of course hee hee)! We'll this is him in his bright orange shirt as we were waiting for the fire works to start. The evening was setting in and his shirt was glowing! I just had to take a picture! Very eye catching!
August 17th's photo word: Pink
I'm a woman in a house of boys! I don't see pink often! Blue was always my favorite color, so I don't have much pink clothing or anything. BUT I would say about 2 years ago I must of needed some PINK around me, hee hee. I have noticed myself drawn to purchasing more pink products, if it be clothes to house hold items! Now do I have a picture of something pink... hum...
This is a picture of the tree in my front yard. In the Spring it blooms and is this beautiful PINK welcoming picture perfect look. The picture below is our front path that goes from the gray pavers to this pink path as the flower's petals fall.
August 18th Photo word: Measured
In the blogs I get my words from, it said this for today's word... "How do you measure a year? I measure mine in photographs."
So true, I do measure my years with photos! I take my photos each year and make photo book on my computer! That way I can share my memories with friends and family!
This is a picture of my oldest cub & I looking at the photo book I made for him for his 8th grade graduation party. I had asked all family, friends, teachers, and people who had touched his life to write something for a page in the book. It was wonderful and to see what some people said or did for my son was just amazing! I know my oldest cub is looking forward to his book too... next year, eek, hee hee.
August 19th's photo words: In an Alley
Okay, they have really stumped me here. I have nothing. I can't even think how to twist this one... I guess I need to go down alleys and take pictures, hee hee.
This is the closes picture I could find that MIGHT (big stretch here) come close to an alley?!!?
I came around the corner (this is in our hallway) and my cubs set up my two teddy bears like this. That's Frosty pushing Teddy in his wheelchair they got him for his birthday [because he's an old and dilapidated (due to love) bear, hee hee]. Hallways, alley?!!? maybe?!!? hee hee.
August 20th's photo words: On The Other Side
This past weekend we went with the cubs to a place called "Monkey Trunks". It's a Zip Lines & High Ropes adventure place. Here is a picture of the courses...
I'll start with I could NEVER do this! I was so proud of my cubs!!! I'm not sure this goes best with today's words, but I see it as this was something "on the other side" (of the fence) I would never do, hee hee. Also, the courses were getting to one side to the other through these obstacles. Not easy and then to be so high up... eeekk!
Here are some more pictures of my cubs. Not sure if the pictures really show it, but it was high up!
This last picture is to show they are on the very top (in blue & orange shirts). They were very afraid, but did an awesome job and were very proud of themselves after!
They had a great time!
Well, that's it for today. Thanks again for stopping by and looking / reading my blog. Hope you all have a wonderful day!
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