Monday, December 28, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

eagerly await

L - Nikon / T - Nikon

Presents still unwrapped at both houses - ours and my parents - awaiting the arrival of my older brother and his family from Maryland. We will spread the Christmas celebration out by opening gifts at my parents house and then another night opening more gifts at our house. In addition, there will be a birthday dinner for my younger brother's tomorrow and a belated birthday breakfast at our house for the twins who were born on Christmas Eve 9 years ago. We are so fortunate to have time off from work and school for a whole week of fun and to be able to bring in the New Year together as a family with a display of fireworks.
What will you be doing for New Years Eve?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Very Merry Christmas to You

Wishing you a beautiful Christmas with warmth and love all around you.
-Taylor and Leslye

listening to: Child In A Manger

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Family Fun

L - Nikon / T - Nikon

listening to: Santa Claus Party

Taylor is home for the holidays, my brother is in town and the Christmas fun has begun. Tonight we gathered around my parent's table and made paper ornaments. Taylor created a Christmas CD for us to work to and completed 3 ornaments long before the rest of us finished 2. Here Oma glues the last seam of her second ornament. It was a fun night. Tomorrow night we may make a different kind of ornament together.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A long day

solo post - L, iphone, Nikon

listening to: quiet

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

spice / nice

solo post - L, Nikon

listening to: a crackling fire and Let it Snow

(there's a slight prediction of snow for Christmas Eve - I am so wishing for it)

Monday, December 14, 2009

my friend / and me

solo post - T, Nikon

listening to: The Happiest Christmas Tree

Taylor sent me these from a photo adventure she and her friend went on yesterday in Athens. (I don't know what was so funny. : )

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

red & green

L - Nikon / T - phone pic collaborative

listening to: My Holiday

Friday, December 11, 2009

bundle up

L - Nikon / T - Nikon collaborative

we talked about the cold - we decided to photograph what we wore today to keep us warm.

listening to: Snow

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Atlanta / Athens evening sky

L - iphone / T- phone pic collaborative

listening to: Follow the Shepherd

I was on my way home, before dark for a change, and the sky was beautiful. I took a photo and sent it to her (always only at stop lights). I asked her to do the same - she immediately sent me one (she was at home). minutes apart. around 5:22 pm. It's not snow, but it's cold.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

glimmer / glow

L - Nikon / T - Nikon

listening to: Peace

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

up high / down low

solo post - L

I just read, today, about other bloggers participating in Hippy Urban Girl's December Views - blogging photos only for the month of December. No need for words. I like this idea. Not having to come up with words will make it so much easier on me. The "words" part is not my strong suit anyway. So here is my first December views. I look forward to seeing yours.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

moon light / Christmas lights

solo post - L

I got home late from work tonight. I guess when you take 2 days off you have to work 2 days worth in one. Anyway, after a very cloudy, rainy, foggy day the night sky was clear, clear enough to see the bright full moon hanging just above my dormer window when I drove up the driveway. (Did you know that there will be 2 full moons in this month of December, making the full moon on Dec 31 a blue moon a rare occurrence.)
I guess the tree will remain without ornaments until the weekend. I'm going to bed.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

busy / busy

L - Nikon / T - Nikon

I took an extra 2 days off from work for Thanksgiving and I have really taken advantage of it. I worked non-stop, almost, on new Christmas card designs for my etsy site, filled some etsy orders, and I'm making ornaments to list on there as well (check back later). Plus I got the lights on the tree, the wreaths on the windows, lights on the bushes, candles in the windows and have gradually started decorating inside. This 1st day of December actually felt like December. The temperatures were low and I enjoyed a fire in the fireplace all day long. I think kitty has enjoyed me being home - she's sleeping right here looking so cozy. It's too bad we can't have 3 day work weeks all through December isn't it. Imagine all we could accomplish in preparation for the holidays. It sure will be hard to go back to work tomorrow.
one of my final projects for photography is to create a zine. it's titled "a portrait of an abandoned abode" and i used film images of photos i took at the abandoned house. i worked on the layout when i was home and mom gave me some suggestions on how to put it together but of course i modified it to fit my needs. for instance instead of stitching it together i used black hair bands and i actually like the way it looks. i have to hand out 1o of my zines in downtown athens. should be interesting.


The photos on the left are taken by me, Leslye, the mother. The photos on the right are taken by my daughter, Taylor – unless otherwise noted. Comments are always welcome. thanks
If you care to visit, I, Leslye, have another blog - AutumnSun where I ramble around different paths and pleasures of my own.