Category Archives: Seasons

PIRATE PRINCESSES AND PURRRFECT FELINES

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TRICK-OR-TREAT…yes I know it’s early…only by one day though.  I took the girls to a new photo location today to check it out for a future shoot.  We LOVED what we found, they had fun, I got a few cute pictures…and since I have 2 shoots on Halloween morning, I won’t have time before trick-or-treating to share these…so you get to see them now  🙂  Enjoy!  Don’t eat too much candy (’cause we know we will be!) 

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SUMMER DAYS

Memorial Day was a safe success!  I always worry that pools and kids may not be the safest combination…but the kids had fun, I’m pretty sure the adults had ALMOST as much fun, if not more…and we had the opportunity to meet a desert tortoise named Taz (BONUS!)  The kids thought that was the best!  And SURPRISE!  Both girls TOUCHED him!  Guess they really do find away to amaze us everyday!  Lydia also surprised herself by figuring out how to cross the monkey bars (while Mom freaked out, of course, and insisted on being within arms’ reach all 10 times she did it!)  All in all, it was a fun day with good food and good friends!  Check it out!

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JUMPING PUDDLES

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“Kids LOVE rain, Mom!  Let’s go find some puddles!”  This is what I heard the very second the first 5 raindrops hit the window today as the girls were eating lunch.  So we did just that.  The “puddles” we found were very small, mostly along the curb.  It was freezing, windy, and in a word MISERABLE.  But, as Lydia said (and much to my dismay), kids do love rain…even Lucy found it somewhat amusing for the first 5 minutes.  Well, so much for hiking on Lydia’s day off from school…another day, I suppose.

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VALENTINE’S DAY TREATS

On this fabulous Tuesday in February we made an attempt at baking “the BEST brownies EVER!”  for Lydia’s friends.  Lydia is VERY excited about “Vowel-n-times” day and her party at school Wednesday.  This is what she wanted to take for treats…brownies with white chocolate chips, “not just plain chocolate chocolate chips” (a girl after my own heart!)  SOUNDS DELECTABLE!  (but I DO  hate to disappoint the brilliant minds behind the extremely commercialized, pre-made treat packs and cards all of the stores sell for this completely useless, and utterly meaningless holiday…HAHA) Of course, we let Lucy join in the festivities, as she can’t STAND seeing Lydia do anything she can’t at least TRY her hand at.  She got to stir for a little bit (which ended as it would with most 1 year olds…all over her face and bib…) but it was, in Lydia’s words, “FUN-TASTIC”  nonetheless!  Lydia did everything herself  (with the exception of the “initial stir”, as I didn’t want the dry ingredients being lost to the floor…), which explains why I had time to take an insane number of pictures of this very short experience…After the brownies went into the oven, both girls took a nap (YES, I said BOTH!) because Lydia was up 3 times last night due to nightmares (a dragon under the trampoline?!  YIKES!) and Lucy couldn’t breath, so the girls of the household were WIDE AWAKE and ready (or not) for the day at 6:00am!   During nap, the brownies cooled, then we cut them and Lydia put them in cute little treat bags…and, of course, the budding bakers had to try out their finished product!  Enjoy the pictures!

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SNOWY MOUNTAINS

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Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer, when they complained about the heat.

    When I read this quote, I thought, “How true, especially here in Las Vegas!”  People here, NOT including myself, do nothing but complain about the heat during the summer months here.  I personally enjoy those months, that is on of the reasons I wanted to get out of Montana!  But then November rolls around and everyone and their dog starts complaining about the cold and the wind (myself included!  HOW FAR SOUTH DO YOU HAVE TO MOVE TO AVOID THIS SEASON?!)  Anyway, all complaints aside, I had to share some pictures of our beautiful mountains (the view from our upstairs balcony) because, contrary to popular belief, Las Vegans DO know what snow looks like!  We DO happen to have a ski resort about 30 miles away, we just choose not to put ourselves in that finger and nose-numbing situation!  HA!  Enjoy the pics.  They make me miss Montana’s mountains…I’m just glad we don’t have to drive in it down here in the valley!

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RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY!

We got some rain today…not much (such is life here in the desert), but the sky was very pretty and it ended in a double rainbow!  We could only get good clear pictures of the more prominant rainbow, but Lydia thought it was very pretty and “I want to go touch it!  Will you run to it with me, Mom?”  Oh boy, here we go again…trying to explain something like this to a 3 year old?  SERIOUSLY!  I’m getting pretty creative and find I’m remembering a lot of random facts I never thought I’d use again…”A rainbow isn’t actually THERE, you can’t touch it, you can see it only because it’s the way the light shines through the rain….”…may not be 100% factual, but it quieted the questions for about 3 minutes!  HA!  Enjoy the pics…the girls thought the umbrella was hilarious (that happens when you’ve never seen one before, evidently…)

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CHRISTMAS IN MONTANA: Part 3

Being the festive person that I am, with a love for Christmas,  and also for all of the decorations that go along with it…this next post is mostly pictures of lights, ornaments, etc.  Completely random, I had fun with the camera…WARNING…the following pictures may be boring and, in the minds of some “irrelevant”…ENJOY (or not, it’s your choice)

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My Christmas village (at home before we left for MT)…I’ve had it for years and it never gets old  :o)

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Icecicles in Montana…used to love breaking them off and eating them as a kid…did anybody ever tell me that’s DIRTY?!  HELLO?!?!  YUCK!  Lydia, thankfully, looked at them, said “Ohhh, cool!” and that was then end of that  :o)

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Lucy admiring GG’s light display out on the front deck…she would have spent the night out there looking at them…but Mom got cold  :o)  haha

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Lydia liked looking at them too…

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One of my favorite ornaments…it has gone on my Grandma’s tree every year for as long as I can remember…

Hope everyone had a fabulous holiday season.  I cannot believe it’s already 2009!  Time flies when you’re having fun (or when you’re just insanely busy…)  TAKE CARE and feel free to leave a comment…we love reading them  :o)