December 24, 2009

A White Christmas Eve

358/365: White Christmas

It snowed today! Yesterday it was 77 in the afternoon, today it started snowing around noon and is still going strong - Texas weather is definitely unique. The snow kept us from a few of our holiday plans, but at least it was fun to photograph.

Christmas Eve Snow

Christmas Eve Snow

Christmas Eve Snow

Christmas Eve Snow

Christmas Eve Snow

Christmas Eve Snow

Christmas Eve Snow

December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas

Hope you get a laugh from our Christmas card.
Have a wonderful holiday!

8 more days...

til my Project 365 comes to a close.

I started taking a daily photo after reading about Project 365 on Photojojo when I was looking for a new hobby over winter break last year. Since the 1st of the year was coming up the time was right to challenge myself with something new. It's been fun and fulfilling to look back and see photos for things I would have otherwise forgotten, and to see my photography skills (and Matt's too) improve. I wasn't perfect by any means, but I had a lot of fun and managed to get a photo almost every day for the whole year - yippee!

A few I like best:

December 21, 2009

December 13, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

331/365: Tree

{Angie's bridesmaid gift, 2004}
{San Antonio Sombrero from Grandma and Grandpa, 2008}
{Alaska, 2003}
{Santa Fe, 2005}
Wedding Vase
{Denton Wassilfest, 2009}
Stained Glass Tree

338/365: Frosty

{The Little Chapel-in-the-Woods, 2005}
334/365: Little Chapel



December 6, 2009

Fall Wrap-Up

With December already underway, I'm reflecting on the fun we've had this semester. Time really does fly!

Highlights from the fall...
  • Starting my 4th year as the librarian at Bright Elementary, a job I treasure and enjoy everyday!
  • Celebrating my 29th birthday with a trip to the Fort Worth Zoo and lunch at Joe T.'s
  • Trying new fried foods and seeing Oprah at the State Fair with my parents
  • Going to my 10 year high school reunion football game with Angie and meeting her sweet new baby boy Hudson
  • Making it to Octoberfest in McKinney for the 2nd time
  • Heading to Austin with Maggie for the Texas Book Festival
  • Celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary with dinner at The Greenhouse, our favorite Denton restaurant
  • Enjoying a fun week off for Thanksgiving Break by visiting the Rare Book Room at UNT (where Matt works part-time), spending time with family in Haslet and Bonham, and going to the Tech/Baylor game with college friends at the new Cowboys Stadium
  • Having fun with family and friends
  • And teaching ourselves how to do a decent job grooming Duncan (now that he's been officially uninvited from returning to any local groomers) - ugh
Upcoming fun: Holiday parties, two weeks off for Christmas break, a little vacation to Natchez, Mississippi, and the completion of my year-long Project 365 photography venture!

11 for 12

The end is in sight! Only one month left with Project 365, and since lots is usually going on this time of year hopefully I'll have more than Duncan and dinner to shoot.

A few from November...

November 24, 2009

A + M = 4

Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry. -Tom Mullen

November 5, 2009

Book Fest

I convinced Maggie to go with me to the Texas Book Festival last weekend and had lots of fun. While there we learned about Stuff White People Like, enjoyed kids books and grilled cheese, and figured out that families and aspiring writers make up the target audience of the festival.

In Austin we also hit up the super Salt Lick for BBQ, attended church at All Saints' (where Maggie's getting married in June), set off the hotel fire alarm, and even saw a film with subtitles - it was quite the getaway. Thanks for going Mags, fun times!

10 for 12

I definitely slacked the most on the photo-front during this past month, but still came out with a few good shots. Only two months left with Project 365!

A few from October...

October 13, 2009

State Fair Fun

I spent Sunday with Big Tex (and my parents) and had a ton of fun. Lots of fried food, interesting people and exhibits, and a special surprise - Oprah was there!

We ate:
Fried Guacamole
Fletcher's Corny Dogs
French Fries
Cotton Candy
Sweet Jalapeno Fried Corndog Shrimp
Fried Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
and all kinds of free samples.

We saw:
Trick dog show
Food and Fiber Pavilion samples and exhibits
An old-time salon carved from butter
Pirates of the Caribbean dive show
Birds of the World show
Oprah and Gail with a large camera crew and parade of police officers
Big Tex
Bagpipe Band
Women's Museum
D.A.R. House
Marine Drum and Bugle Corp
Animals on exhibit
a LONG line for fried butter and lots more.

A few photos...

State Fair

State Fair

State Fair

State Fair: Fried Guacamole!

State Fair