Friday, January 30, 2009


Here is my cute daughter and her kitty Jax.
Jax is not very cooperative in the picture taking department!!!
He is still cute though.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Here is Ashley and Nate's kitten Jax (named perfectly~he is a jumping jax). He is so cute...and does not sit still for a second. I brought my camera over to Ashley's yesterday and was so happy to get a good one of him and of course a few of Ashley too :)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


I love these scented oils...I stocked up a few weeks ago when they were on sale at Bath & Body Works for $3~SCORE!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Just posting a picture of my favorite son!!!
Isn't he cute? He looks really excited that I wanted to practice with my new 85mm lens.

Monday, January 26, 2009


Today I went grocery shopping...not my favorite task! I do love my envirosax though!!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009


I am a little late getting this post up...
Here is my one of my favorite spots, our family room. I love the weekends when I can sit in my jammie's and sip coffee or hot chocolate with my hubby!

Saturday, January 24, 2009


this is what is on the agenda today...not very exciting, huh?

Friday, January 23, 2009


Ashley makes fun of me because I take so many pictures of Peter our cat...well, it is because he is the only willing subject sometimes. I was snapping pictures of him on the stairs and caught him "washing his paw." LOL!!!! He has such a great personality...I just smile when I see pictures of him!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Yesterday was haircut day...most people are suprised to know that I have my cosmotolgy license (one of those crazy ideas I had). At least my family benefits from free haircuts.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


I was out in the yard looking for interesting things to photograph...thought this little barrel cactus looked neat. I am somewhat fascinated with those prickly things!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I talked to my mom yesterday...she lives in Connecticut, they had snow and freezing temps...

I shot these in my backyard in January!!! I {heart} Arizona!!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009


This is Josh's guinea pig..."Gin" (original, huh?). My mom asked me why I never post a picture of the guinea pigs (yes, we have 2). While they were getting their cage cleaned out this weekend I decided to try to snap a photo (not an easy task!). This one made me laugh, because it is chomping on a blade of grass.
This one is for you mom, LOL!

Sunday, January 18, 2009


I think my elliptical machine is a little neglected, LOL!!
I had to have this thing, I told my hubby I would use it all the time...don't tell him, but I don't really care for it...hence the dust!

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Taking a few minutes to play with my new lens.

Ashley said this picture creeps her out, because I am staring right at her, LOL!

Friday, January 16, 2009


My mom bought me a trial kit of bareMinerals a couple of months ago...I wasn't sure if I was going to like it, since I have pretty dry skin. After Ashley gave me a lesson in how to use it...I LOVE this stuff!!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Here is Ashley with one of her least favorite foods...mushrooms.

I am so glad my kids are comfortable around the camera (most of the time).

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


posting a picture of my cute Joshie!!

still practicing with my new 85mm lens...LOVE IT!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


one of my New Year's goals is to learn my camera (inside and out). I have been working on custom white balance...I think it is starting to finally click!

Monday, January 12, 2009


I know...same picture as yesterday. I was playing around with one of my newly downloaded actions. Thought it was kinda cool!

Sunday, January 11, 2009


took a picture of Josh and Sharon watching TV...don't they look excited that I am practicing with my new lens?

crazy kids!

Saturday, January 10, 2009


This is my other kitty named "Kitty" (original, I know), she is about 8 years old and has quite the "cat-attitude" (LOL! I crack myself up). She is pretty much my cat...she follows me around everywhere, sits at the computer with me, and will only sit on my lap. She is not a fan of getting her picture today while I had my camera out she decided to give me a quick look (I think she looks kinda "ticked" what do you think?).

Friday, January 9, 2009


what happens when you want to take some pictures with your new lens...and no one is home?
my favorite kitty subject, Peter, is always up for a photo op, LOL!
enjoy your day!

Thursday, January 8, 2009


I just love when the ups man delivers to my house (especially when the delivery is for ME!!!!). The other day the man in brown delivered my new camera lens that I purchased with my Christmas $ (I LOVE it so far).

I wish I had more willing subjects around to photograph...I guess Peter my cat will have to do for now, lol!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


this is what I purchased today...

if you are a member of Costco, they have a $10 off coupon in their flyer this week, bringing this baby to $15. Ashley and I both got one, and hope to be the weight the box says real soon!!!! (only a few pounds to go).

After watching last nights premier of the Biggest Looser...we decided to let the weigh in's begin, lol!

wish us luck!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Okay...missed a couple of days, but I am letting myself off the hook, lol!

The UPS man delivered my new lens today *hooray*. Since I didn't get the delivery until 7pm tonight, I really didn't get a lot of "good lighting" time to play around with it. I did however shoot a picture of one of my addictions...Cookbooks!!! I just love them, I don't know why, but they just make me happy.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Thought I would post one of my Christmas gifts that I LOVE!!!! Even though I have no idea how to fully use it yet, I love the fact that I can take great pictures at night. I have learned how to bounce my flash off the ceiling for awesome results even in auto mode (because this thing is pretty powerful)!
I have another Christmas gift arriving tomorrow (that I used my bonus & Christmas $ on)...that I cannot wait to get!!!!! I will post a picture of that this week.

Saturday, January 3, 2009


This was my view for most of today...Pretty self explanatory...huh?
Enjoy Today!!!!


Okay...didn't get a picture taken on 1/1/09 (letting myself off the hook), LOL!

I met up with one of my blog readers yesterday, who has become a new Friend last year. This pic was taken with her phone, and after a little bit of editing in PSE, it came out pretty good IMO.

Okay off to take a photo for day 3!!!!

Happy Saturday!!!

Day 1

okay, call me crazy!!!!
I am gonna give the photo blog a try