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I am a married woman with children out of the home now developing my own interests, hobbies making my way through the heat of the experiences and days of my life. (Click on pictures to enlarge.)


Saturday, December 29, 2012

Project 52 - Merry Christmas!

Project 52 - p52 weekly photo challenge with Kent Weakley
This week's prompt Merry Christmas was a bit of a difficulty for me, because we did not do Christmas in our house this year. Our decorations are somewhere in storage and because none of our kids was able to make it to this neck of the woods for Christmas we opted not to celebrate at this time and postpone our celebrations with them until February when we will be seeing the family. 
If you look down at the last couple of posts, these photos were taken of someone else's celebrations, some of the Christmas tree and decorations at my work, and Christmas light photos we took on a drive one night. I love looking at Christmas lights! 

In our neck of the woods, we have had a Green Christmas. It did try to snow a bit the day before Christmas, but it was wet and slushy stuff that melted quickly by the afternoon. Green Christmas's are usually the norm for us here. Lots of rain too, hence the water drops! 
Love the creamy bokeh backgrounds you get when you focus on the water drop!
Its a bit of an ongoing challenge for me to take photos of waterdrops, where you can actually see something in the waterdrop!  

I worked all through Christmas and will work through New Year's as well. Love to let others with children have the time off for their Christmas instead. 
Hope you all have a safe and prosperous New Year. 
Our New Year is full of new and unknown possibilities, starting first with moving at the end of January. That will be an adventure!!

Anyone care to share their New Years Resolutions??!!
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Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Lights Displays

 I thought for this week's Our World Tuesday I would take you on a tour of Christmas lights in our town, Abbotsford, B.C.
We spent a couple of evenings touring around searching for good displays of lights. 
 I don't know what it is about the rain though, as soon as we stepped outside of the car to take some photos, the rain would start and chase us back into the car. Not really us but for sure the camera!


Its Christmas morning tomorrow and I will be off early to work. I get to spend my day with our clients and have a lunch with staff. 
I am kind of looking forward to the quiet cheery day its going to be!!
I wish you all a wonderful and blessed Christmas!  Outdoor-Wednesday-logo_thumb1_thumb1[1]

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Project 52 - Anticipation

Project 52 - p52 weekly photo challenge with Kent Weakley
Some are waiting and anticipating!! Families are gathering together for the holidays. 
Some of my family will be celebrating Christmas this year at my sister Elaine's place. My brother arrived there from Victoria and my niece Tracey and her fiance Mark arrived last night. My daughter Lora and my son Eric live close by as well. 
Unfortunately, my Hubby and I won't be able to make it there for Christmas but we will see everyone in February, and I am anticipating that!!
We were invited last night for Turkey dinner celebration at my friend Anya's house. We had a lot of fun, a lot of coversation and visiting, and met a new friend! I think that is what the holidays are about. Reconnecting, Connecting, Relationships. Not about the presents at all. 

Smiling Sally

 Presents are wrapped, cookies are baked, now it is just to wait!
Have a blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year. 
Stay safe.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Project 52 - Christmas Cards

      Project 52 - p52 weekly photo challenge with Kent Weakley  

I couldn't show you a picture of me madly writing out Christmas Cards or anything like that, or even how I display them because I have not put up any cards so far so instead I decided to try my hand at creating a Christmas Card or two on my computer, using a couple of my own photographs.   
 These photos were taken at a photoshoot my hubby and I did for a gift shop named Inspired Arts and Gifts.


Friday, December 14, 2012

A view from the bottom of a small hill of a leafless tree. I like the bare branches against a cloudy cool sky.
My heart and prayers go out to all in Newtown, Connecticut and all from the Sandy Hook Elementary School who suffered a devestating tragedy today. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Project 52 - Oh, the Rush!

Project 52 - p52 weekly photo challenge with Kent Weakley

 Christmas is just around the corner, but it is not causing me any thoughts of rushing around and preparing for the big event. The thing that could cause me some anxiety is this! We have finally sold our house and completion date for the sale is the end of January. I am not stressed right now because I know I have a bunch of time between now and then to do the multitude of things that need to be done. Ask me again in a month though and I will be rushing around like a chicken with no head! And a few of the things I will be rushing around doing will be those things I think I have lots of time to complete right now! Isn't that the way it always goes!!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Project 52 - p52 weekly photo challenge with Kent Weakley
My Hubby and I got to go out to a Arts and Crafts store last weekend and do some photography there for their webpage. These are a few of the photos I took at the store, and I think they speak of some of the things I am most grateful for!


Smiling Sally

If they had a sign for health, I would of snapped that one too!!