Thursday, May 2, 2013

For Sale



 Yes its true, after 10.5 years I'm saying good bye to an old friend.


I think I have had more then my share of fun with her.





I know...not very lady like. But fun none the less.

Amazingly I never received a speeding ticket while driving her.
I did however get pulled over for the pipes being to loud.
But I played my   "female card"

"Why officer, what do you mean by Borla X Pipes?"


He got down on one knee and pointed out the pipes and said
"these are definitely not stock."

"Oh My, my husband must have switched them,
I'm so sorry"

He let me go with out a ticket!  :)

 

"It's a Good Life"

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Boston Marathon


Yesterday some terrorist set off two bombs at the Boston Marathon.
REALLY?
Why would you want to hurt innocent people and children?
This hit pretty close to home for me since I was "lucky" enough
to qualify/run this marathon twice.
It's a world class Marathon, and when you run it
you know you have been apart of something big.
Its a feeling you don't forget.
And yesterday someone went and tainted that feeling
 for 29,000 runners and their families.
3 lives were lost including an 8 year old little boy named
Martin Richard. Martin was just standing by innocently,
with his Mom and little sister waiting to watch
 his Daddy finish the marathon.
How sad is that?

My thoughts and prayers are with the runners,
the victims and their families. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

A Girl, A Dog and a Clicker

I had "My Girl" for the afternoon the other day so my plan
was to get a nice picture of her and I.
 
She didn't want any part of it, so I bribed her with the
clicker. There's just something about that clicker.
 






(Nice tongue Pokie)




 
OK baby, let Grandma have the clicker now.

 
I'm done Grandma

 
"IT'S A GOOD LIFE"

Monday, January 21, 2013

Finally

 
A little bit of snow.
I have been waiting patiently since Christmas
to  take some "snow pictures"
with my new camera.
 
But as luck would have it Chicago has
broken a record. It had been 329 days since
we have had a measurable snowfall of 1" or more.
 
 
My view out the front window this morning.
Beautiful but cold, only 10 degrees.
 
So I snapped this picture right thru the dining room window.
 
Then I decided to get out my tripod
 and get a little more serious.
 
Come on does the street really
need to be plowed right
now?
 
I had a vision in my head, of just capturing the
tree and evergreen.
So I switched lenses, and went with a zoom.
 
 
 

 
seriously?
 
 
 
He was out there for a good 10 minutes
going back and forth,
back and forth,
photo bombing my picture.
.
Quiet honestly if there was an inch of snow
on the ground I would have been surprised.
 
After he got done playing and left,
I was able to make a few
more adjustments and
 capture this picture.
 
In reality I dream of a beautiful picture
where there's just a single bare tree
against a snowy open field.
 
I'm thinking I might have to  put
on my winter coat, boots and hat
and actually leave the house in
order to get that shot.
 
 
"IT'S A GOOD LIFE"

Monday, January 14, 2013

Say YES,

 
to the dress.
Over the weekend I went 
wedding dress shopping
with my niece,
 
 and her entourage.
 
 Waiting patiently to see the first dress.
 
 
"What about this one"

 
Don't worry people
none of these are the dress she picked.
 
 or the head piece for that matter.
 
The Judges

 A little Mother Daughter talk.
I imagine it went something like this...
"Don't worry honey what ever dress you pick
your going to be the most beautiful bride."
 
 
 I think they approve.
 
 
and so does she.
 
After many hours and many dresses it
was time to put on her ruby slippers and
go home......
 
With the absolute most perfect dress EVER!!!!!
 
"IT'S A GOOD LIFE"
 


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Christmas House Love

Well its over
 but before I took down
all my holiday wonderfulness.

I went around and snapped some pictures
so that I could share with you guys.


I loved how the table decorations turned  out this year.


Early morning pre dawn.
My favorite time of the day.

The picture in the back ground is of my two sons
circa 1987. This was my favorite new addition to my
holiday decor.
 
Front living room.

I just added the faux fireplace this year, and was
more then happy to have another mantel
to decorate.
The great room and the new Christmas tree
Its 9' tall and replaces the tree
that I had purchased in 1987.

Yes 1987.
Do you think I got my moneys worth out of that tree ?



I did it in a white and silver theme.
So different from the past years red and gold.




This is truly the hub of the house,
 most of our time is spent in here.




I love having a tree in the master bedroom.

I was really in no hurry to take the decorations down,
they bring me such joy.


"IT'S A GOOD LIFE"

Friday, January 4, 2013

Top 12 of 2012

 
Like last year where I posted my top 11 from 2011
 which you can check out here I want to
recap my top 12 pictures from 2012
(in no particular order)
 
of course this one had to be included.
I love this one because of the subject and the story it tells.
"Me and My Girl running across the finish line at a 5K"
I dream of running a full 5K with her someday.
 

I have very few pictures of her and I
In fact I have very few pictures with me in them. 
I plan on changing that this year.
 
Going to feed the ducks.
I absolutely love the way the back lighting lit up the leaves.

ADORABLE
I know, I'm one lucky girl.

 Priceless
This was totally unposed.
I was just in the right place at the right time.
 

 Instagram picture
My absolute fav instagram picture of all time.

Pentwater Michigan
OK, my bestie took this picture but its one of
my favorites of me and my guy.
 

  
Sisters
My favorite picture of the whole 5hr photo shoot.
Yes 5 hrs, and I have to say I've never laughed
so much in one day.
 
Grateful
I came home from work one day this fall
and they were both sleeping in the shade on the front porch.
 

Tractor
One of my homework assignments from my first photography class
I like the branch's of the trees against the sky.
 
 Copy Cat
I saw an ad in Runners World like this and
it just spoke to me.
 
Coke
Love the colors, shadows, angle, display....
 
I know 13
but I how could I not add this one.
Coming home after his last day of work
 
 
 OUTTAKES
Or
Honorable mention
 
These pictures make my laugh out loud
EVERY time I look at them.
 
LOL EVERY TIME!
 

love the way they contoured their bodies just
to get in the frame.
 
WHAT THE?
 

You tube video here.
 
 I can't wait to see what 2013 brings.
 
"IT'S A GOOD LIFE"
 

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