Archive for August, 2009

Day 244 That Sweet Little Face

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Tuesday, September 1 – A new month begins today. I still haven’t gotten used to it being August yet. We watched Tristan and Lily on Sunday night and had such a great time with them. Even got some take out from the Grand Union. Walter had a ‘Nick’ burger and ‘to die for’ fries and I had a pasta dish that had chicken and blue cheese in it. I love blue cheese anything so this one was a perfect choice. Here is a shot from our babysitting session. Kristie even had my little sweetie dressed in my favorite color, orange. It is looking like a little shower might come through this afternoon. It is pretty warm out; 87, so that should help cool things off.  We got to see Bobbi’s new house yesterday and it is fabulous. The kids are going to love living there; not only is the house out of this world, but the neighborhood is great.

Day 243 I Feel So Yucky!

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Monday, August 31 – My goodness, it is really the last day of the month. Is it my imagination that time seems to fly by faster the older one gets?  I spent time this past weekend cardmaking with friends which as a break I needed badly. We are off today (Sunday) to watch Tristan and Lily for a while. Poor little guy was here just a week ago and felt so yucky. He had that stomach flu that is going around and had been down all week. I sure hope he is feeling better today. He loves this silly Loon that I bought in Rochester and just cuddled with it on my couch. One of the few times I have seen him quiet.

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Day 242 Penny Waiting

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Sunday, August 30 – Becca and Emma love their Golden Retriever, Penny, who is shown here waiting for the next exciting thing to happen. I love how she rests her muzzle on the window sill while she looks out to see who is going by. Another nice day with just a nip of fall in the air. It is 53 degree this morning at 8am. The hay is swathed and waiting to cure for baling on Monday. Walter is still sleeping; trying to catch up on some rest this weekend after the horrible harvest we had. I went in to Cheryl’s last night to make some cards and have a nice visit. I need to finish up this week’s photo assignment and then might head back in to do some Christmas Eve invites for the family. I could always start on my Potluck recipes too. Can you believe it? I am actually scrapbooking?

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Day 241- Enjoying Some History

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Saturday, August 29 – Here are some photos shot at the museum of the kids enjoying a bit of history climbing around on the antique steam engines and tractors.  The men are busily cutting the alfalfa hay now and it looks so good. What a good feeling to have enough winter feed for the cows. No rain in the forecast for a few days, so we might even get it baled without moisture. That would be a first this year. I am pulling my hair out over this next photo assignment. I know how to take a high key photo of a flower, but a child; Yikes!! We get out last lesson tomorrow and it is going to be an environmental shoot. I know just where I am heading to do this one. I think I am going to take the All About Color class next.

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Day 240 Get Closer, Closer, Closer

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Friday, August 28 – My heavens, the month is almost over. Can’t believe it is almost September and that means fall. Where did summer go? I booked our cruise to Panama, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Aruba for January just this morning. It will be so nice to head to warm weather come winter. Walter is excited to go, as we aren’t going to start calving this year until later. We both feel we need to travel while we are able physically to do so. We will be going with the group we went with last year to the Caribbean. I am keeping my fingers crossed that Noravirus stays away this time. I took these photos of Brooke down at the museum Tuesday. The lighting isn’t the greatest inside the building, but I did get a few to share. She is growing up to be such a pretty young lady.

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Day 239 I Love My Cousin

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Thursday, August 27 – Isn’t it wonderful when cousins truly share so much love for each other?  Brooke and Becca had so much fun together Tuesday while visiting Grandma. I sure hope their first day of school went well yesterday (Wed.). It seems strange to be done with harvest. The custom cutters left this morning and Carl just has a little durum left he can handle. We will start the 2nd cutting alfalfa hay tomorrow. It looks like it will be better than our first cutting which is a God send for this winter’s cattle feed.  I have cows out again that need to be put in tomorrow. The ferrier came out this morning and replaced shoes on the horse, so I can get riding again. She has been lame lately. Hopefully it isn’t arthritis, as she is 27 years old. Looks like we might be back to summer again, as it is 96 out right now.

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Day 238 Kit Kat

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Wednesday, August 26 – In honor of school starting, here are some photos from today of Becca and her favorite kitten at the barn, KitKat.  The kids spent hours chasing kittens to make them tame. This little charmer was Becca’s catch of the day. We also spent time at the steam museum taking pictures and the kids just having fun. I am going to miss having the crew here tomorrow. It has been so much spending time with them. I hate to see the summer ending.

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Day 237 Am I Cute Or What!

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Tuesday, August 25 – Took these on Sunday of Lily Jade. Aren’t those long eyelashes something? She is such a cutie. That one horizontal photo(in yellow top) was taken when she was just waking up. What I wouldn’t give to be that cute when I wake up.  Spent the day today watching Chase, Brooke, Becca, Brynn and Emma. We sewed barley bags in the morning.  Then we went to Taco del Mar for lunch and to the Cold Stone Creamery. None of them had been to one before and it was quite a treat. We spent the afternoon by the pool in the backyard and then headed out here for the girls to spend the night. They just got out of the jetted tub and dried off by sitting in the sauna. Now it is popcorn and a movie and hopefully sleep eventually. Just one more day before school starts. I will run in to get Chase and Becca in the morning and then come out to spend the day at the farm. Chase is going to give me a hand with my ipod and downloading from itunes. It has been so much fun spending time with the kiddos. Don’t forget to click on the photos to see them enlarged.

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Day 236 What A Beautiful Morning

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Monday, August 24 – Isn’t this just the greatest sunrise ever? I thought this would be a great way to start out the week. Tristan and Lily were here all day today so that Nick could work on his basement. Tristan has been sick all week with a stomach bug and now Kristie has it too. Poor little guy just didn’t have the get up and go he usually has. I took lots of photos of them both and will be posting them this week. The guys are still combining and no rain today was a blessing. I finished my assignment for class today and uploaded the photos of action and backlighting.

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Day 235 Sleeping Beauties

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Sunday, August 23 – I went to the Farmer’s Market this morning with my girls and three of the grandkids. We had such a great time looking over all the goodies. I found some delicious jams and awesome photo frames. It was beautiful weather and they had a record number of vendors today; 150. I hope to get to go again soon. When I watched the kiddos a couple of days ago they decided they wanted sleeping photos taken. They curled up in the front window where the cat likes to sleep and soaked up the sun. So here is what I got; well, a few of what I got, anyway. Emma just could not fake it, though.  I have been working on getting my photos for my class chosen tonight. I have motion and backlighting ones this time. I will share them in the next couple of days.

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