Sunday, May 31, 2009

NicoleB Photography Scavenger Hunt

I am missing a few still - but I have a sick child on my hands so I'm not certain I'll be able to get out to get the final few...

I participated in the NicoleB Photography 2nd Scavenger Hunt... as I did last month, I left some til the last minute and find myself finding opportunity around my home to get some of the ones I'm missing - for this one I can't quite finish it up yet but will still post!
Thanks for hosting Nicole!

1. a souvenir - from my Parent's trip to Hawaii
2. fish: from my archives from summer of 20073. a religious building4. a fire department5. a manhole cover6. a postcard La Bufadora, Mexico7. water8. a communication device9. a life event: Prom (my kids and I went a spied on this Grad Class, it was so fun!)10. a foreign stamp - I received a pack of a dozen pre-stamped envelopes from a Student we hosted from Beijing, China; so here's quite a few stamps for you!11. a tree13. a street mirror - there was a mirror on the playground equipment, this is looking in the mirror to the underside of the slide where some graffiti was14. a decoration fixed on a house15. a foreign flag- I found on a miniature golf hole16. a fire19. a "verboten" sign20. a beach21. a Cityscape: Las Vegas22. something goofy - some students arrived in Hummers, Limos, Hot Rods, Vintage vehicles, an ice cream truck, a grocery cart and this:23. something carved24. an eye (or two)25. something rural

Straight Out Of the Camera ~ flip flop tan

I couldn't believe it when I noticed (last week, May 23) my son's feet already have a flipflop tan! (and there are people who think we live in Igloos and get around on dog-sleds, HA! Not here, thankfully!)and here are the flipflopsfor more straight out of the camera shots please visit:

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Round Robin Photo Challenge ~ Growing

Everything in my backyard is new to me since we moved into this house in November - so it's been an exciting Spring seeing the changes being made before our eyes as if it is a Surprise Party all Season long!
This beautiful flower has shown up amongst the ivy; it must be from something else but I can't see what! If you know what this is, please inform me! You can see there is a 2nd blossom in the background - which is shown in the 3rd picture below:For more fantastic photography on the topic of "growing" please visit: Round Robin Photo Challenge

Shadow Shot Sunday ~ Ding Dom Ball

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Everyone's a Winner! Enter now!

A Soft Place to Land has informed it's readers of a GREAT giveaway for EVERYONE
(well, I can't see if it is open just to USA residents or Canadian too? Stay tuned for an answer!)

You can win this huge dandelion wall decal - It's over 5' tall and sells for $60!To be the lucky winner of this large wall decal - visit Lewa's Designs and find something you like and then head over to A Soft Place to Land and comment to Kimba what it is you found! Simple!

Look at this decal that can go on your vehicle! I think it is pretty fun!or spicing up your laptop a bit!

THEN, Lewa's Designs is giving away your choice of the following wall decals:
Here's how:
If you blog about Lewa's Designs, you will win your choice of a Medium Caterpillar Wall Decal, or Baby Swirly Bird Wall Decal or Baseball Wall Decal in the color of your choice. You can write whatever you want, just make sure to link to Lewa's Designs website ( or etsy shop (

AND if you add Lewa's Designs badge to your sidebar, you will receive your choice of TWO of those items! Seriously!!!! The badge is available on the Lewa's Designs blog. Once you've blogged about Lewa's Designs, send an email to with with a link to your blog post along with your choice of decal, color desired, name & mailing address.

So awesome! Thanks so much! I can't wait! Now, what will I choose?!

Kimba from A Soft Place to Land is contacting Lewa's Designs for me to see if my fellow-Canadian readers are able to get in on this too... if not, sorry! But if you have a USA address to ship to, you better get commenting and blogging!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Brenda's Photo Challenge ~ Doorways

I am sorry fellow-Brenda-Photo-Challengers... I guess I forgot I had signed my name to participate for this week... I found a picture I took last month of a "doorway" in a way to a beachside home in British Columbia... For more Doorway Photos, please visit Annie of Annie's Blog! Have a great week!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Straight Out Of the Camera ~ face

"Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord. Lift your hands toward Him for the life of your young children." Lamentations 2:19

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Shadow Shot Sunday ~ basketball

This afternoon I took pictures of my son's shadows as he played with a basketball - I've chosen three to share for the following reasons...

I like this one because you can see all 5 fingers on his hand as he dribbles the ball:
I like that this one shows his hand's shadow on the ball:
And although this one doesn't fill the frame like I would like it to (because I was "chasing" his shadow around), I like the basketball hoop's shadow included:
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Friday, May 22, 2009

hug your little ones tighter

There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of god
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of god
And I know its true
Youre a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of god

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them?

"The Eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their prayers." 1 Peter 3:12a

Oh Lord, may the words that come off my tongue be prayers for many but first and foremost for my sphere of influence, my children, my legacy. (Beki talks about legacy in her Fingerprint Friday post today!)
I was reading MaryBeth Chapman's blog today and came to a post in which she left her readers "hug your little ones tighter"

For more Fingerprint Friday entries, visit Fingerprint Friday at PamperingBeki - The Blog

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sky Watch Friday ~ reflection

My Son wearing someone else's sunglasses to keep the campfire smoke out of his eyes - I caught this reflection of the sky:for more interesting skies around the globe, visit: