Friday, February 20, 2009

50 of 365

I honestly meant to get back here yesterday and post, but I got busy visiting with Emily. Typical teenager...it's not often she's home in the evening and actually wants to sit and visit with us. I took advantage of that!

Here's my photo that is actually for yesterday:
I think this is my very favorite building in town. It's an old Lutheran church that's been boarded up and unused for years. The plaque on the building states it was built in 1928. I don't know what it is about this building that I like so much, but I do love it. It's overgrown on the sides of the building. The parking lot is cracked and weeds are growing in the cracks now. But...it's gorgeous! I have told Lee several times that we really need to find out who owns it and see if it can be bought. Can you imagine living in it? I would so do it...in a heartbeat! All of the stained glass windows have been boarded up from inside so you can still see them and, surprisingly, they are all still intact. To live here would be awesome, but, since we're planning on selling the home we currently have (and everything else) in two years to become full-time RV'ers and travel around the country...it doesn't make much sense to buy this lovely old church, does it? I do hope it finds a wonderful owner someday and is brought back to life.

Thanks for visiting and we'll see you later with today's photo!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

47, 48, and 49 of 365

I'm back again. I think I'm gonna have to face the fact that it's almost impossible for me to process, upload and blog every day. That's ok. I'm not going to beat myself up over it. As long as I'm taking my photos every day and getting them here every 2 or 3 days; I'm good! Although...I did sort of cheat on a couple of these photos. I'll explain in a minutes. First, I want to thank all of you that visited my blog and left birthday wishes for Emily. She was absolutely thrilled with all of them.

Now, back to my cheating. I do hope you're not all tired of hearing about Emily's birthday. Just bear with me a little longer and I'll move on. Two of the photos below were actually made this past Sunday (on Em's birthday), but I really wanted to include them in this project.


Day 47: Emily LOVES pancakes...specifically Lee's pancakes. She doesn't think mine are so great. Could that be because I hate pancakes; therefore, I don't make them very well. Back to the photo...Lee make pancakes for Emily's birthday breakfast. When she asked for seconds, he decided to make the ones in the photo below. That explains why they're not on a clean plate. Sorry about that!
Cute, huh? I'm sure he would've loved to have perfected them, but she was full after eating these!

Day 48: Not much to say about this one except that it's kinda funny. Em really likes those big chocolate chip cookie "cakes" so that's what she got....from the grocery store bakery. Yeah...I know...I probably won't win any "Mother of the Year" awards. Lee and I picked out this cookie cake, brought it home and the first thing Emily said when she saw it was, "It says Happy Buttday!" You decide!Day 49: Technically, Emily took this next photo today at school and emailed it to me. I want to sincerely apologize for the quality of the photo. It was taken with her Blackberry and she said the creature wouldn't stay still. A veterinarian clinic (I think she said) brought two baby kangaroos to the school today to visit the Ag Department. While they were there they took the kangaroos around to visit some of the other classrooms. The visited Emily's Chemistry class. She did take a couple of videos that turned out great. The kangaroos were soooo cute. Anyway...here's the photo (bad quality and all).
Ok, guys! That's it for today. Hope you enjoyed them and I'll be back tomorrow. Seriously! I've got errands to run in the morning so I know I'll get some photos around town. Ready to see more of my town?

Until tomorrow....




Sunday, February 15, 2009

46 of 365

Sixteen years ago at 4:24am this morning, my last baby was born. Today, in place of that darling baby is an amazing young woman. Today's photo is of the flowers that her dad (who lives in Georgia) sent her. Sorry you only get Emily's arm in the photo, but she hadn't had her shower yet and said she looked crappy. LOL! Personally, I don't think she's ever looked "crappy". We have some plans for her today, but, since she reads this blog, I can't tell you about them right now.

So...on that note...I'll end this today by saying:

Happy Birthday, Emily! I hope you have many, many more.
I love you to the moon and back.
Mommy