today I went to the hairdresser. Brown is what I asked for. Black is what I got. Ken said it looked....well....nice. He thinks. Gonna take alot of getting used to.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Today is the last day of school, and I hope that we have many more days like these over the summer - just relaxing and hanging out as a family. Too bad that I had to wear boots to school today to pick up the kids. It is still raining here, feels like early spring!
Monday, June 27, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
so I must admit, today's capture is one from the archives. My silly camera conked out, and the couple of shots I managed to get won't convert to jpeg files for some reason. I got a great shot of Bentley today too. Oh well. Just for the record, the Bernese in this photo is not ours, but they are pretty much my favourite breed. Bentley and his friend had a great time together when they met.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
This was a tough one. When I think of Bokeh, I think of lots of little lights - none of which were to be found today. I was out in the garden and had a great day overall though. Even found a small bird's nest with eggs in one of our hanging baskets. That will be another post for another day!
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
These are my favourite shoes. And newly cleaned because my daughter hasn't quite mastered the whole "vomiting in the toilet" thing yet. She missed, and hit my chucks. The other feet in the photo belong to our five month old puppy Bentley. He hasn't quite grown into his paws yet.
This is Ethan playing his DS. I really struggled with him getting one, and in the end, I told him if he wanted one he had to pay for it himself. So he saved for the better part of two years, and he did it. He doesn't play it that often (thank you swim club!), but he does enjoy some tech time now and then.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
So no camera time today, until the kids were all in bed. Last week I cleaned out the art cupboard so I knew we had lots of spare "eyes" on hand. Even found the coloured felts too. This is about the full extent of my artistic ability. I think my kids could do better!
Monday, June 13, 2011
mmmmm.....banana bread. Here I am (late at night I might add) making a special treat for my kids. My aunt thought I was crazy breaking out the camera to capture this, but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do to keep up with the photo challenge.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
I suspected that today's photo challenge would be a heck of a challenge. Right now I have a cloudy day to contend with, and a sick child (who thinks my shoes are the perfect place to vomit). So here you do - a beautiful sunset on Bowen Island, taken awhile ago (translation - not today!).
Saturday, June 11, 2011
mom and I went to the flyzone today (www.flyzone.ca). It was my mom's birthday present from my dad, and I was a somewhat reluctant participant. It was fun though, and it gives you the feeling of what it would be like skydiving, except that it is alot less freaky.
Friday, June 10, 2011
This will be my daughter's childhood memory for sure - every time we pass a swing set, she HAS to go on. She would swing all day if I let her. The only thing stopping us is how tired I get giving her under-ducks. This little girl has got to learn to pump her legs!
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
I knew a bad habit would relate to chocolate somehow, but man these girl guide cookies are like crack to me. I just can't stop eating them. I have the box buried in the deep freeze so it is quite a challenge to get to them. It was far too much effort to put these ones back though, so I just had to eat them. I just hope the rest of the box stays intact.
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
It is oh so easy, and oh so tasty! This is what you need (and you can alter it to taste - I used orange peppers in this one, but red looks SO much better).
- Three mangos
- One red pepper
- 1/2 red onion
- Juice from a lime (or two)
- Cilantro (as much or as little as you want)
- Hot sauce (again, as much or as little as you want)
- Salt and pepper to taste.
This is a great summertime treat, and good for you too.....off to eat a bowl (or three).
Monday, June 06, 2011
Sunday, June 05, 2011
Saturday, June 04, 2011
So today has been a busy one, Ethan's birthday, family gathering and Canucks game. We managed to squeeze dinner in after the first period and dessert after the second period. I quickly took this shot while I was getting dinner ready. We are all watching the third period hoping for a Canucks victory...
Friday, June 03, 2011
The cloud challenge is a no brainer if you live in BC. The nice thing about today is that there was some sunshine (!!!!!), so it at least provided a contrast to the white fluffy things. I thought taking a photo in a puddle would give an interesting twist. So here you go - day three DONE.
Thursday, June 02, 2011
So day two of the 30 day photo challenge over at White Peach Photography has us taking photos of what we wore today. Well, today on the Wet Coast it is raining, so much so in fact that I had to pull out the rain boots. How depressing. No photos of that thank you very much. So I took a shot of my workout gear (on me just before I left for spin class at 5:30 am). I love my lululemon top, and the shorts were a find (on sale - yea!!!).
Ironically tomorrow's shot is of clouds, and according to the forecast, there aren't supposed to be any in these parts. I'll really have to do some thinking then!
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Last week, I won a Nikon D3100. I must admit, it has given me the "kick" I have needed to get out there and take some photos. The downside is that my lenses (which are OLD) only work on a manual setting, but at least I can use them. This new camera is quite different than my Nikon D100, it has alot more bells and whistles.
I came across a challenge on one of the blogs I read. White Peach Photography is doing photo challenge for the month of June where you have to post a photo every day, each day a different theme. Today is Day One, and today's theme is "self portrait". ICK. There is a reason why I am BEHIND a camera, I just don't like being in front of one. At any rate, here is today, done and dusted. Tomorrow's should be interesting...