Friday, May 31, 2013

Project 52, Week 22

Project 52, Week 22
Theme: Technology
I love technology as much as the next guy
but sometimes you just need a break from it.
Recently, my husband and I spent a long weekend in California.
Our goal was to get some R & R, so we shut off our phones for the most part.
The only time we used his was when we needed his map app.
Boy, did that come in handy time and time again!
Every once in a while, during the weekend,
I would think about getting a picture with his phone in it,
but then I'd get distracted or not have the right setting, etc.
It wasn't until our last day there that I realized I never took a picture.
We were walking back to our resort after watching the sunset
when I spotted this sign.
I had him scan it out of curiosity to see how much it costs to rent a beachfront condo in that area.
(Our resort was just across the street from the ocean, which was good enough for me.)
It never did say how much it costs, it just directed us to the toll free number.
Darn. Oh well.
I'm linking up to Marcy's blog again this week. Pop on over there to check it out.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Project 52, Week 21

Project 52, Week 21
Theme: Laugh

Another weekend.
More family in town visiting.
A lazy morning.
A couple of the kids' friends over.

An Uncle making up the story as he reads a book to a captive audience.
Laughs, laughs and more laughs.
Life is good.
What makes Marcy laugh? Head over to her blog to see.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Project 52, Week 20

Project 52, Week 20
Theme: Mother
A mother comes to town to visit her sons.
The mother happens to be my Husband's sister.
We take them on a hike.
The son pointing out the sights and landmarks to his mother.
Mothering is not limited to just her own kids.
She held the hands of my girls and helped them along while we hiked.
Continue the circle to Jessica's blog.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Project 52, Week 19

Project 52, Week 19
Theme: Night
In an attempt to raise funds for our new church,
we started doing Personal Fundraisers.
Each member is asked to raise $100,
either by writing a check or doing a service for someone else.
Last weekend, my husband and I hosted a dinner at our place for our Personal Fundraiser.
We had 10 adults over for dinner, dessert, sauna and visiting.
It was a good time!
I snuck outside to try get some "peeping tom" style pictures.
Easier said than done, especially since I avoid shooting in low light whenever possible.
Keeping true to my typical form, I didn't bother to research how to go about getting a clear shot in this type of situation.
I just grabbed my camera and started shooting, making a few adjustments as I shot.
I didn't take very many pictures or take very much time trying to get a great shot.
I didn't want to miss out on all the fun happening inside. :)
This is one of the only ones that came out clear.
Our blog circle is a little smaller than usual this week.
For this week, I'm linking up to Marcy.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Project 52, Week 18

Project 52, Week 18
Theme: Quiet Place
When this happens...
(photo taken a few weeks ago just because she looks so innocent and sweet when she's sleeping)
I retreat to my quiet place.
My craft room was a Christmas gift given to me a couple of years ago by my husband.
It is a space I cherish each and every day I go in there.
This is only part of the room, strategically straightened up for this picture.
I probably should have cleaned off all the minky lint from the table. :)
It is my break from the rat race of life, although when my shop gets busy,
it can add to the rat race of life.
During the summer months, I've been know to put myself on "time out". 
I flee to this space for an hour or two of peace and quiet.
A new month = a new blog hop order.
I'm linking up to Jessica for today.