Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween for another year. Kirsten and the kids were over for dinner and then headed out the door. Nic got to the end of the sidewalk and then decided he wanted to stay home with nana and papa. He ended up handing out candy instead and was quite happy doing that. Harlee went with her mama around our short block and had a great time. But it is a chilly night here for the little hobgoblins.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater

Nic was more interested in the Pez dispenser with Papa.

I started off at work this morning. And then after lunch it was time to send a nurse home and it was my turn. Curtis picked me up a little after 1:30 and said Kirsten and her crew were carving pumpkins and did we want to go over and take photos. I said sure. It is always fun to participate in their activities.
We were there for about an hour--I ate my lunch and took photos.
The deer picture is some deer we saw on our drive home from Helena yesterday.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Picture of the Week #42

Two very different shots, but I love them both.
Have had a couple of really busy days. And I am supposed to head back to work tomorrow.
Yesterday, I helped Kirsten take Halloween cupcakes to Harlee's preschool. Curtis and I ran a couple of errands. Kirsten brought over Nic, as she had a derby match in Helena. So, we had Harlee and Nic for the evening. We fed them supper, got them bathed and then took them home and put them to bed. It was 1:30 in the am before Curtis and I got back home. I am not used to such late nights.
Then, today, Curtis decided he needed to drive to Helena to finish up a case if he could get in touch with this fellow. Well, they managed to connect and away down the road we went. Had lunch at the Brew Pub and a stroll around Costco and back home again.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Few Relection Shots

Just trying out a few reflection shots. Pretty good since we didn't have much sun by the time we got here!
Been making a few Christmas cards, which I will share with you shortly.
Finally got to chat with Caitlin this morning. She has been overly busy with school and on top of that now she is trying to apply for jobs, since she graduates in Dec.
Got my floors all mopped and picked up Harlee from preschool and she is busy now playing on my IPad.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Wind Does Blow

I wanted to post these photos because it really shows how much the wind was blowing last Sat. And the wind has been blowing the last few days, taking the beautiful leaves off the trees.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I Heart Faces Challenge

This weeks theme is "Let Them Be Little. You can see other adorable photos here
So, I am taking you back 4 years ago when Harlee was a little tyke.
And she was such a cute little baby.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Awesome Autumn

Glad we did this, because winter is on it's way. So, they say today-with snow in today's forecast. I am canceled from work, at least for now.
You don't see much of the reds here in Montana, except for bushes near the ground. I sure miss seeing the red maple trees.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fall Splendor

After a quiet morning at home, researching for our future trip to Hawaii. Curtis and I headed out for lunch at Faster Bassett. It is a crepe and coffee house. Curtis hadn't been here yet, as it was new this summer. He wanted to try their burger, because it has bacon crumbled up in it. I had a crepe with spinach and chicken in it. It was an OK lunch, but not great.
Even though it was cloudy was decided to take a drive to see the fall colours. Before the wind that is blowing takes all the leaves down.
We headed east and drove out to the Sluice Boxes and found some great colours and ended up taking a bunch of photos.
More awesome autumn images to come!!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Baking Halloween Cookies

Today was the day Kirsten and I took to bake Halloween cookies with Halree and Nic.
It's always a handful when you have Nic around. But he liked cutting out the cookies, except he wouldn't wait for me to get them on the cookie tray and was already cutting out another one by the time I could turn around. Had to gather the troops to help snap a few photos. Harlee always has fun and very independent with this activity.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Picture of the Week #41

Back to the bull rushes at Benton Lake.
I like how the sunlight shines on everything in the photo.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

More shot from Benton Lake

It's the middle of the week.
Had a fairly productive day.
Laundry done, backyard mowed.
I went shopping and found a new winter coat. Have been looking for a couple of winters to find one and happy I did.
Stopped at JoAnn's to get a couple of things to start on some Christmas projects.
Enjoying a quiet evening at home. Trying to get back in the mode of knitting on 4 needles. It has been a long time since I have done this, but it all comes back pretty quickly. Will share what my project is in the near future.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

MME #28 Challenge(Card)

Product used: Papers-Mischeivous-Candy Dots
Night Light-Pumpkin Orange
Blackbird-Halloween Words
Stamps-Tree Border by Memory Box,
Maple Leaf-Inkadinkadoo
Fall-Close to My heart
MME Brads

The topic is fall and one must use 80%MME product. Hope you like it.
Will be making 2 posts this evening for MME challenges. One a card and one a layout.
Have worked all day and just a tad bit tired. But now off again until next Monday.

MME #28 Challenge(layout)

Product used: Paper-Mischievous-Spooky Plaid
Night Light-Pumpkin Orange
The Spiders Web-Couldron Bubbles
Title-letter stickers from Fancy Pants-Like Father, Like Son
Chipboard Elements from Blackbird & Mischievous
Black Cat Rub-On from Fancy Pants

Again the topic is Fall and you must use 80% MME product
My take on their sketch.

Sketchy Thursdays 9-13 Challenge

Product used: Paper: MME Stella & Rose "Family" Silk Tie, Hattie"Boy" Woven Stripe
Flourish: Lost & Found Sunshine "Lovely" Plaid-cut with Tim Holtz Die
Quick Quotes Vellum Instant Journalling
MME Diecut-Breeze "Boyish" Title
Brads: MME
Bling and Pearls: Bo Bunny

I bet you thought I forgot how to create, since I haven't posted something in a long time. Actually, I looked and Sept 28th was the last time I had something creative posted. I guess I had a short hiatus and have been taking lots of photos. I have been canceled from work today.
Why do you always get started on one thing and it leads to something else. I was cleaning yesterday. Not only did I find Harlee's lost Leapster. I also found the SD card in the digital frame in upside down. I was wondering why it wasn't working. Nic is the culprit in both escapades.
So, I deleted soome photos from the SD card and put a bunch of more recent ones up and Curtis told me they all had to be resized. And that is what I have been doing since lunch.