Sunday, September 23, 2012

Blue Moon ...

We were down on the Chesapeake Bay with
Tommy and Joanne for the Labor Day weekend
On the night of the blue moon, I was able to capture
the following pics
not the best, didn't have my tripod with me
but I love them....
It was so bright and it cast an orange shadow across
the water ... so haunting


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Art ....

Where I work, we get to go on fun days every quarter
But the assistants, we hardly ever find the time to go on these
But a few weeks ago, we made a point to do it!
After working in the office during the morning, we headed
out to lunch at Hondo's...yum!!
Then we went to Spirited Art, where they teach you to paint
something on canvas. Everyone paints the same thing and they
walk you through each step
oh, and they serve you wine while you paint...FUN!!

and below is mine!


Friday, September 21, 2012

Humming birds ....

I don't usually see many hummingbirds
in my backyard
but the other day as I was washing up some dishes
I saw 2 of them
I grabbed my camera and from the window started
snapping pics....I had one of my fixed lens on my camera
so I couldn't zoom in on them
but I did get a pic of one of them
can you see him?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pinterest ...

I am so addicted to Pinterest
and I need about 2 months off of work to try all of the things
I have pinned...
But I did find the time to do one simple thing I saw on there
folding up those plastic bags for easier storage
yes, I know, pretty weak....but I'm starting with
the easiest...haha
lay your bag out flat

then fold 1/3 over

then the other side over
and I'm not sure why my countertop looks brown
it's actually white, black and gray.....guess it was the lights and
it was night time.

then start folding up like you used to make those paper
footballs when you goofed off in class at school....

just keep folding your triangles up

when you get to the end, tuck in the top between one of the layers hands sure looks old!

and you end up with a plastic triangle

and these are much easier to store than just balled all up

and so, hours and hours of Pinterest and look what I learned to do!


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Worry ....

I worry about my kids
yes, they are adults but they are still my kids
and I will always worry about them
and poor Jake, he's the last one still at home so he
gets a double dose of worry from me all of the time
and now he's going out of the country for the first time
and you know, I'm just worried
because that's what us momma's do!

later ....

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Working from home ....

I work for a wonderful company that lets us telecommute
So about once a week, I work from home
and it's wonderful
except for these 3....
I work sitting at the kitchen table
and this is what I look at...haha

at least they are cute!

But they also spend a lot of time doing this .... fighting!!
but not really "real" fighting, just playing but sometimes one of
them will get mad and it gets out of hand
So the I have to go break them up

and they spend all day long going in and out.....just like kids!

But goodness knows I just love em to pieces!!


Monday, September 17, 2012

Storms ...

Johnny and I went down to the Outer Banks
in August
A couple of days we had some quick moving
storms come through
and some scary looking clouds
the weather report kept talking about the water spouts
all along the ocean....
I kept my eye out but never saw any


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Great news ...

I have been so bad about posting
but we've been busy
and we have some fantastic news to share
Our daughter Jacquelyn and our son-in-law Bucky
are expecting their first baby
March 6th!!
Saying our family is excited does not even begin to explain how
we all feel...we are just so thrilled!!
They will find out in October if they are having
a boy or a girl

Saturday, September 15, 2012

It's fall....

Even though the calendar doesn't say fall
it's fall at my house
and here's why...
we had our fall small town parade
the one that lines up in our neighborhood leaving us
all trapped until it's over....haha
but it's fun
I didn't go this year though but here they are starting
to line up!
and look, I've put up my fall decoratons!

and Maddox had his bithday....
AND.....the leaves are changing!!
also, our weather is changing with the upcoming season
little bit of crispness in the air in the morning
very low humidity
and wonderful temps in the upper 70's, low 80's
I love the fall of the year!!