It’s been a long week. I’ve been sick the strep throat at the beginning of the week and the stomach flu at the end. It was BAD. But, it’s Saturday morning, the sun is shining, and we’re all home and hanging out together. So I’m happy :)
Last Sunday we went Jeeping in the local mountains. It’s always pretty go drive up to a high enough elevation to be above the clouds.
The shadows on the ceiling of the living room each afternoon…
The coke machine at work. Every time I go into this room when the lights are off, I always think it might look cool to take a photo of just the light of the coke machine. But I never tried until this day.
Home sick :(
The water tower a few blocks from my house :)
The dog with the Gremlin ears.
It’s so easy to fall behind :o
28.365 — Ainsley in front of a church in our town. No real reason. We just stopped and snapped a picture.
29.365 — Casa de Frida
30.365 – The lookout man
32.365 — The girls both got new loft beds. They LOVE them. They have been wanting to read on their own at night to enjoy their new digs. They also both now have a light up there specifically for reading. Each night, we all squeeze into my bed and read our own books, side by side, then they retire and read on their own for 15-20 more minutes. It’s been great :)
33.365 — Superbowl Sunday. The kids spent it playing baseball and chasing bubbles.
34.365 — the library at school :) Our librarian is just about the cutest little thing, ever. I told her that I was going to take some pictures back in the back room and she said, “Of course. Why wouldn’t you?”
35.365 — the orange groves that I pass every day taking my kids to school. I finally had my camera with me and stopped off quickly to take a picture. No one was left working for the day at this point. All of the oranges were just sitting in crates on the side of the road.
36.365 — not all seagulls live a beach lifestyle. Some live an eat-the-lunch-crumbs-at-the-middle-school-in-the-suburbs lifestyle.
37.365 – A rainy Thursday morning.
38.365 — the 10 freeway at night. I have taken many a photo from this same vantage point.
39.365 — Sasha, AKA “the Sasquatch.”
On Sunday we wandered Ikea for a few hours. We’re in this weird situation where we’ve been in escrow on a home for 60+ days and it’s probably not going to close on time again. Now we’re debating — do we just stay put for a while? Lots of things we love about the ‘new’ house, but lots of signs that perhaps it’s not the right fit. So, we wandered looking at new kitchen cabinets and countertops and lots of things ;) My kids had never done the tour of Ikea before – they always have gone to the playland, but the Ikea in Covina, CA’s play area is closed for remodeling (just in case you’re headed that direction with excited children). Only one of them complained that she was bored and it only happened while we were standing around taking notes and measuring things. I sort of love Ikea :)
These are just some quick iPhone shots…
This song, by Snow Patrol, has been stuck in my head for days, and I kept conjuring up this image from years ago. I figured I’d put them together already and be done with it!
Instead of making several separate posts, here are my the recent pictures from this year’s project :)
My pretty little Avery :) It was gorgeous outside yesterday — I think the high was 82 and it’s mid-January! We took advantage and hung out outside until late into the evening ;)
BEER. And root beer, too.
My kids have a constant collection of fairy paraphernalia going on the table in the backyard. Today it was wood planks for tiny boats (loose sticks gathered from beneath the trees) and fairy hats (acorn caps). I’m very thankful that they have good imaginations!
So, I had this grand plan. The moon was supposed to rise at 5:06pm and the sun was supposed to set at 5:14pm. I was going to capture the moon with some lingering sunlight along the ridge of mountains and it would all be like freaking magic.
I think, however, the moonrise time that I Googled and found on several sites for MY CITY didn’t account for the fact that we’ve got some substantial mountains on our eastern horizon line. The moon did not come over the mountain ridge until more like 5:40. It was fully dark by then. POOP.