2015 Snippets | Michelle Adams. Powered by Blogger.

31:366


31:366, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

Our assignments for this week was to take a photo of a favorite thing. I cheated a little, but it is within a 24 hour period that I'm posting it - so oh well. One of my favorite things right now is my bedtime. I can snuggle up under the covers and read my book for a little bit before bed. The cat snuggles on one side and sometimes the puppy on the other...

Read more...

How about some pages?

I know - what's that, huh? I haven't had much time lately, but have been missing it like crazy...



You are my Rock - click here for journaling and credits...



















Puppy Love:
Click here for credits...


Sweet Santas:

I haven't posted this one yet - will do so in the morning and come back with a link...

I have one more done, but can't share it until after the 1st and one to two more to do this weekend.

K - keep on going down - more new stuff below...

Read more...

30:366


30:366, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.


He's growing so much and it's so hard to get a good photo of him unless he's crashed out - LOL!
I'm going to try to take a photo of him on Wednesday's to see how he grows...

Been off the computer alot this weekend - lots going on...
We took Smokey into Ryan's classroom today. The kids had reached a classroom homework goal and his visit was their reward. I think they enjoyed it!



Matthew's baseball pratice went really well on Saturday. So many of our friends from the groups where there with their kids. Fun! It was a little weird - they just had one giant practice with the whole group instead of breaking us down into the teams. It made it a little hard for Matthew to focus. But he did really good throwing and catching the ball and running the bases. I put my camera away to help Michael keep Matthew on track, but OMGosh do I wish I'd had it in hand when he ran the bases! The look of pure joy on his face was just so cool! They're supposed to have a team practice this Sat., so we'll see who's on his team!


We had alot of rain this weekend - so much that they had to release water from the Tempe Town Lake to let everything drain out from upstate...

Took this photo out the window while on the road on Tuesday - water where there normally isn't any...

Alright - off to get some more work done... Nite! :)

Read more...

29:366


29:366, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

A quick stop off at the little park again on working Tuesday's is grand. A study in water this week...

Read more...

28:366


28:366, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

We had rain on Sunday and some on Monday. Actual standing water in the backyard...

Read more...

27:366


27:366, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

Matthew playing his Gameboy. He moves around so much while he's playing it - like he plays it with his whole body...

Read more...

26:366


26:366, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

One of this week's assignments was to create a storyboard - a series of photos put together to create a story. I hope you can see the expression on his face - just priceless!

Read more...

25:366


25:366, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

Another Self portrait - trying for a little different today. I've been reading alot lately - so it seems like a good "me" thing to record right now...

Read more...

25-2:366


25-2:366, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

Tried in the bathroom, but my broken 50mm wasn't co-operating much. Still liked this one with the light...
Gonna have to order a new lens soon!

And on another note - Happy Birthday to my little brother today!
Happy Birthday Paul!!!!

Life with puppy is getting slowly better - LOL! He seems to be picking up the going-outside part! He has even gone out the doogy door on his own accord to go out in the last 2 days. I had to put him in his cage to get the boys to school today, for Michael wasn't home yet. He was wimpering when we left, but was quiet and sleeping when I came home! That's good - for he's been back to howling the whole time we're gone this week.

Matthew has his 1st baseball practice tomorrow, so I'm sure there will be a photo of that coming then! :)

Read more...

24:366


24:366, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

One of this week's assignments is to take a self portrait. I set up the tirpod for this. Only took me 20 minutes to figure out I missed a step in getting my remote to work - LOL! Can you find it - LOL!

Read more...

23:366


23:366, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

This is how a good portion of today went, Smokey chewing on Mommy...
The other portion of the day consisted of lifting heavy objects - LOL! Michael and I worked out in the backyard, moving a shed from one side of the yard to the other and cleaning up back there. Trying to get ready for laying rock on the pool side...
Then we moved inside to Ryan's train room to put in the new entertainment center that I bought for $5 last weekend. Had to totally re-arrange the room, but so worth it - it works so much better now...
Off to finish up!

Read more...

22:366


22:366, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

That little park area is becoming a fav for Tues. on my way to work. I can get out and shoot for 10 minutes and come away with something interesting (to me at least!). Today's subject - a saguaro cactus...

Read more...

21:366


21:366, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

I couldn't pick today - so there's 2!
He had just come in from outside and I was laying on my belly photographing the puppy. He asked me to take his photo and how could I say no to that. All the light is coming in from the open door behind him and there is dirt on his nose...

Read more...

21-2:366


21-2:366, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

Smokey - just waking up from a nap...

Read more...

20:366


20:366, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

I'm not quite sure who was more comfy... LOL!

Read more...

19:366


19:366, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

One of the assignments for this week is love. Nothing says love more than a red heart, right?

Read more...

18:366


18:366, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

He fell asleep like this tonight - early. Poor little tuckered out guy...

It's been a day with Mr. Smokey. Feel like I'm really not getting anything done, but oh well. It too shall pass, right? Have 2 pages in the works and some things that need to be done for Songbird Avenue that I haven't had time to do. Oh yeah and sleep - need me some of that! Still not 100% and waking up every 2-3 hours at night doesn't help - LOL!
Off to play with the pupster...

Read more...

Miss L

I finally had time to get a few of the photos I took of Miss L on Monday. You can view these photos here...

Read more...

17:366


17:366, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

One of our homework assignments for this week is an action shot. We have this hummingbird feeder hanging in the front yard. I looked out there tonight and these 2 hummingbirds where have a war over the feeder. I scooped up the camera and went out to capture them...

Read more...

16:366


16:366, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

One week ago today, he joined our family. He's already changing and growing. His eyes are blue at the moment. Maybe (fingers crossed) they will stay that way - his grandfather is a chocolate lab.

We didn't know (at the time) that we were picking the #1 breed in America. We just knew we wanted a Golden Retriever with shorter hair - LOL!

Finally finishing up the jobs I needed to get done so that I can play with the Sweet Pea's photos (they're coming Adrian!) soon.

I'm off to bed to try to get some sleep. Smokey is still waking up every 2 hours to go outside. A little tiring - LOL!

Read more...

15:366


15:366, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

I stopped on the way to work yesterday at a little park. Pretty flowers with the bees happily buzzing around...

This was taken in M with my poor 50mm, so that's kinda good.

I have been locked out of 2 sites on the internet, The DigiChick and Songbird Avenue. Of course, the 2 that I CT for, wouldn't you know it. Can't figure out if it's something on my computer or something with Cox. It's really bugging me! Haven't been able to get in for 3 days now... Any ideas anyone???

Haven't taken today's photo yet, so might be back later...

Read more...

14:366


14:366, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

Today's photo is of a little sweet pea that I took photos of this morning. How totally adorable is she???

Crazy, busy day today. I have lots of actual work (the paying kind) that I was trying to get done today. And I wanted to spend time working on the photos I took of this sweetie this morning too.

Big bummer. I dropped my 50mm last night and it went in 2 different directions. That sucks. I got it back together, but the auto focus won't work now. It seems to work in auto, but still. Will have to be ordering a new one soon, for I use that one most of the time now...

K - off to bed! Nite!

Read more...

13:366


13:366, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

This was from Michael's too! A close up of it as it sits on our mantel. There is the Yankee candle, Sparkling Vanilla, that my mom gave me lite behind it and the statue that we bought in Korea around 12 years ago!

Busy day again today. We took the boys and the pup and went to PetsMart. Got him a new toy, a tag and some treats. Oh and a calendar for Ryan! Ordered a Tony Stewart collar, lease and water bowl with our reward points, so those should be here later in the week. Smokey did much better in the p.o.t.t.y department today, only 1 accident and that's because we weren't watching him. He was up at least every 2 hours again last night. And once, I had Matthew and the pup up together - fun. Not. All 3 of them where up at 6:15. Michael was a sweetheart and let me sleep a bit longer this morning (tried at any rate) and he took a nice 2 hour nap this afternoon. He's at work, so he's still shorted on the sleep dept. today.
Yesterday we signed Matthew up to play t-ball! I can't wait to see how this is all going to be! There are a bunch of his friends from the DS groups that signed up, so they are going to try to put at least 2 of us on the same team. They have like 3 practices and then 1 game a week. I can't wait!
Tomorrow I get to go take some newborn photos, I can't wait! Matthew's ST had her baby right before Christmas. We're going to have FUN!
K - got alot to do and a short time to get it done in!!! Have a great night!

Read more...

12:366


12:366, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

This is the beaded heart that I bought at Michael's that I hung in the middle of my wreath from Target on our front door! So pretty there...

Read more...

11:366


11:366, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

Looks innocent enough, doesn't he??? Not the case today! ROFL! He's getting used to us and is branching out more, testing more, p.e.e.i.n.g more where he shouldn't. Awwww - puppy life...
In other (good) news, I have another page that's being picked up for DSM!!!! WOOT!!! So happy about that! I made sure that was the 1st thing I did when we got back was to submit a bunch of stuff. Big happy dance going on here!
Had the teacher's conference for Matthew this morning! He's doing so well! He's right with most of the other kids and above some of them on certain things too! Woot! He needs to work more on "freezing" on que in PE, but heck - that's such an easy thing to work on!!! No problem!
Not much else to report! Just very busy keeping an active Kindergartener and active puppy in my sights at all times!
Have a great weekend!

Read more...

10:366


10:366, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

He was this house's Mac Daddy, King of the Roost. He's not too sure about the newest member of the household. He grew up with 2 huge dogs in the house, so he'll be fine! :)

Read more...

9:366


9:366, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

There's a new member in the Adams Family today... Meet Smokey. We'll see if his name sticks or changes, but he is here to stay. Lord help me - LOL!
I saw some other PAD doers labeling their photos this way and I liked it - makes sense, so I think I'll label mine this way too.

So, back to this little cutie. Michael and I had been talking for a bit about adding a dog into our family again. And talking about it more and more. We were driving several months ago and saw this family walking and they had a yellow lab and a choclate lab puppy with them. We knew they were the family that had a sign up for puppies sometimes, so we stopped to talk to them. Learned they were going to have a litter of pups in Dec and one in Feb. Well, the sign went up right before Christmas, indicating they had puppies. We went on vacation and came back - it was still up. We got the phone number on Mon. and went today to see. The batch coming in Feb. might have Chocolates in it, but once we saw these guys, we were sunk. We couldn't decide - were there for an hour. We kept going back to this little one, but weren't sure. Ryan came home then, and we let him decide. We went back at 5pm and picked him up. We should have waited until Saturday, so Michael could have been there and be there for all the 1st time puppy stuff, but I screwed up and had to have him today - LOL! His name was to be Smoke (you know - Tony Stewart? His nickname is Smoke? LOL!), but they suggested that the name be a 2 syllable word to differentiate from the 1 syllable command words (which made sense) so Smokey he became. He's 6 weeks old and a cutie (oh - I said that already, huh?)! He's been loved to death by the boys already. The cat's eyeballed him, but that's it. He's nto made an accident - yet! Gone outside like a good boy. He's slept alot (which helps at the moment!).

Well - I'm off to try to get some work done - the layout for a postcard that needs to get to the printer by Friday. Wish me good puppy vibes for tonight! I'll need them! :)

Read more...

Jan 8, 2008 PAD


Jan 8, 2008 PAD, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

Here, it doesn't get cold enough until now for the few trees that change color to do so. This morning there was dew on the leaves too...

Read more...

Jan 7, 2008 rain


Jan 7, 2008 rain, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

We actually got rain today! Off and on all day. Had teacher conference today for Ryan - all A's with one B! WTG Ryan! Celebrated at Chili's for dinner - always a yummy choice!

Read more...

Jan 6, 2008 Outback Steakhouse

Just the 2 of us - always nice!

Read more...

Jan 5, 2008 Birthday Boy


Jan 5, 2008 Birthday Boy, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

Birthday celebrations with ice cream cake! Yum!

Read more...

Jan 4th, 2008 PAD


Jan 4th, 2008 PAD, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

Today was Lego day. Ryan received his last Christmas present today from Uncle Paul - a lego firetruck set. So out came all the sets that he had gotten for his birthday and Christmas and he played and is still playing...

Read more...

Jan 3, 2008 - PAD


Jan 3, 2008, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

Yep - I went to Target today. Couldn't help it - love that place! Only spent $40 and the find of the day was this $7 wreath! Gotta love 75% off...
I ordered the camera bag last night from WalMart - they had it in stock and it was $5 less than before! Woot! Wish it was black, but I'll take brown for $30 less...
Boys went back to school today. I took down all the Christmas stuff. Was going to leave up snowmen stuff, but realized Valentine's Day was a better option. Got a cool find at Target with that theme, but will leave it until I get it put up...
Tons of laundry to do today. Tons. *yay*
Still am not feeling my best. *sucks*
Have a ton of things to do still. *ugh* Keep on going down if you want to see the last of my 25 Days of Christmas photos. I didn't get a chance to take any before, so I finished them today...
Have a good one!

Read more...

Someone sleeping...


Someone sleeping..., originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

I cheated, for I didn't have a real person to photograph. But - you can see me in the ornament - which is fun. And - this has been Matthew's favorite book all season...

Read more...

Beverage


Beverage, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

One cup o' cocoa!

Read more...

Day 25 - a little somethin', somethin'

This cutie was hanging by my computer all season...

Read more...

Something fuzzy


Something fuzzy, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

Tee hee! A cute little ornament that Ryan made at school this year...

Read more...

At night


At night, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

Cheated and took this one last night. The tree came down today...

Read more...

Jan 2, 2008 - PAD


Jan 2, 2008, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

Prompt was to photograph a child's toy...
Matthew's new Santa suit (a gift from Grammie and Grandpy) on his bear by the tree. He played with the bear all day today!

So - we went to Vermont to visit on Christmas Day and returned yesterday in a Nor-Eastern! Fun! I took a whopping 534 photos! And we had total fun in the snow... minimum of 2-3 hours out in it each day.
I'm playing catch up today, so will be back soon with more...

Read more...

Jan 1 2008 - 2008 Photo A Day Challenge


Jan 1 2008, originally uploaded by Rynonut Mom.

I am pledging to take a photo a day for 2008. Hopefully I can keep up with it all! :)
Driving to the airport. A 2 hour trip that ended up taking almost 4.5 hours... Fun!

Read more...

About This Blog

Kit used in header is
Digitally Smitten Kit Freebie
by Digital Design Essentials

Digital Photo Frames by
Nancy Comelab.

Photos in header by
Adrian Hindes of
Canyon Photography


  © Blogger template Shush by Ourblogtemplates.com 2009

Back to TOP