Tag: Saturday Photo Hunt

Saturday Photohunt: Signs

This is a repost. I found this last fall and thought it hilarious. The photo was taken through my car window while stopped at a stop light. We live in the boondocks and not so many people even had internet access let alone a computer up until a few years ago. Many people have no clue what a “blog” is, especially in the area this sign is. I passed this sign for two months once a week and did a double take every time.

The sign does not say “Blog for lease”–it says BLDG (short for Building) for lease. 🙂

Saturday Photo Hunt: Party

We are not party type people. In fact other than the kids’ birthday parties we don’t tdo them at all and even those are small. However yesterday, with it being leap day and the kids being grumpy due to the weather (it was snowing, a lot and too cold to really enjoy it) and Rachel feeling left out (she wanted to play but the other two didn’t want to do what she wanted to do) I suggested she plan something for them that they would enjoy.

It started with her creating a scavenger hunt. She wrote up about 6 clues and hid them around the house. Then she came back to me asking what the prize should be. I had a gingerbread house kit their aunt had sent that I had been holding onto for a just in case activity. She wrapped that up and hid it in the final spot.

She got her brother and sister to look for clues and helped them out since her spelling is not the best. When they found the kit they headed to the kitchen for a “house decorating party”. (Rachel donned a mask due to her severe cinnamon allergy.) After decorating it they let their daddy join in (he wanted the gum drops–all the rest of the candy was stuff no one could eat). They then put it out in the snow for the birds to enjoy.

(The snow is about a foot deep–Issac is walking on top of a layer of ice.)

Saturday Photo Hunt:Wooden + If: Multiple

Somehow my two worlds collided and I ended up with an image that worked for both Saturday PhotoHunt–once again not a straight photo but a photo of a sketch I did of a wood, Fairytale Wood to be exact. It also fits rather well with the Multiple theme of Illustration Friday, so, there it is. Not a perfect drawing–used my watercolor pencils on regular paper–I didn’t plan on using water, then I decided to do a wash and well, its all right. I’m still tickled at the idea.

Little Red Riding Hood planned on going to Grandma’s house yet the multiple other choices tempted her down a different path.  In the future she would be known as “Red the Giant Killer”.

Close up of the signs.

Saturday Photohunt: Heavy

This photo came immediately to mind when I saw this weeks theme. I just had to go find it.

Of all my children Rachel has always been the heaviest. When she was little she was in the 90th percentile for everything–she has stayed there through the years. My baby brother (now 16) has always been like me, small for his age. In this photo he is 6 years old, the same age my son is now (my son looks just like him and even has the same mannerisms.) Rachel is 3 months and if I remember correctly ate 16 ounces of pumped milk–thats a lot! She was one heavy little girl even though she doesn’t look it.

Saturday Photohunt: Important

(Yes, I have moved from Gracedbychrist.com to here. Welcome to my new home.)

I had a painting that I finished just in time to share but couldn’t get a decent photo of it due to poor lighting. Sigh. Instead I decided to share a most important event of this week, and one of my daughter’s most important dates so far–her tenth birthday. Yes, my oldest is now in the double digits and on her way to becoming a young lady.

She felt it was VERY important that we make a “Hummingbird Cake” for her birthday so we bought a whole Pineapple and dried the slices so it could be decorated just as she wanted. She was very proud of her heart shaped hummingbird cake. (The recipe is here.)