Monday, November 30, 2015

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Day 333, Project 365

This is one of my favorite Christmas ornaments; it belonged to my Grandma Turtle (yes, I named my grandmas after animals - Turtle because she was always slow/late and Bunny because she had bunnies in her yard and she was faster than Grandma Turtle).  :)  I remember staring at this ornament year after year and the little scene inside it and the puff of snow - it was so much more interesting to me as a child than a regular glass bulb.  One of the many ornaments I treasure.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Day 332, Project 365

33 days left in this year...really??  Wow...

Family shoot today - too cold for outside so we moved inside and I got to use my new flash diffuser.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Day 326, Project 365

Fozzie and Kaitlyn were snuggling on the couch today...  :)

Day 325, Project 365

My Great-Aunt's church has a bizarre and luncheon today; Bob and I stopped down and had a sarma lunch.  For 42 years I've turned my nose up at sarma - love the smell (I think because it reminds me of my childhood and time spent at Baba's) but never actually tried it (that I can recall).  I braved it today and it wasn't too bad.  :)  I won't be craving it but at least now I know.  Haha.

Here's a plate of sarma, mashed potatoes and bread:

Aunt Darlene (on the left) wrapping up some palacinke for me .  ;)

St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church

Day 324, Project 365

We've been having some absolutely stunning sunrises and sunsets and I finally was able to capture a sunrise!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Day 323, Project 365

Props for Christmas photos!!  And, yes, this picture is HORRID but at least I recognize that!  ;)

Day 322, Project 365

Got my first official piece of mail today!  Too bad it was lame...

Monday, November 16, 2015

Day 320, Project 365

The volleyball banquet...a tradition, the wrap-up to a great season, the look ahead to the future.
Beyond proud of this girl for her hard-work, dedication and perseverance.

She was voted MVP by her teammates - what an honor!  And the wonderful things her coach said about her had me a little teary.  :)  

The black leather gang...or something...Hayley, Kait, Lena and Coach Blanda

Kait and Hayley

Kait and Lucy

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Day 319, Project 365

Spectacular fall, November day - can all November days be like this, please?

Started the day off with some senior photos and the hubby and I then finished hanging the rest of the Christmas lights.  Ended the day outside by finishing up some yard work and loved to see that there are STILL flowers blooming six-seven months later!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Day 318, Project 365

A full Saturday but a good Saturday!
Enjoyed my niece's volleyball games and had lunch with the Serbian aunts/cousins.

Day 317, Project 365

Happy Birthday, Grandma and Bubba!

Enjoyed a birthday dinner and a vicious game of Apples to Apples tonight with Grandma and Bubba for their birthdays.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Day 314, Project 365

I saw in one of the photography groups I follow something about a water being the project/idea/inspiration for the week.  So I attempted slowing the shutter speed way down and catching water dripping from the faucet.  Zzzzz.....but it was fun attempting.  ;)

Day 313, Project 365

Green lights for Vets...!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Day 312, Project 365

Today didn't exactly go as planned but sometimes a lazy Sunday is needed.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Day 310, Project 365

The nursing home at which I work has been purchasing and receiving as donations realistic dolls as therapy dolls.  These babies look, feel and smell just like a real newborn - it's absolutely amazing! When the dolls are brought in, the women who work there all go gaga (no pun intended!) over these babies; cooing, holding gently,doing the baby sway.  So, if a bunch of women of sound mind go that nuts over these dolls, you can only imagine how our residents react.  These dolls are so calming and soothing to our residents, giving them peace that might be hard to find otherwise.

Today, as I sat at my desk I heard a lot of commotion and the familiar sounds of women going crazy over little babies.  I knew then that more babies had come to live there and hadn't made it past the front door having been stopped to be peered at, cuddled, snuggled and enjoy.

I couldn't resist snapping a photo of the one little one who we all agreed looks like she'd grow up to be awfully sassy.  ;)