Saturday, December 31, 2011

Day 365

I started this year with Day 1 of this little man. He is my favorite little man ever. I hate the pacifier, but who could resist those eyes?

I will be spending the day deciding if I am going to start a new year of A 365 View. If you have an opinion either way, now is the time to leave a comment and speak your peace.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Day 364

My sole purpose in going to Chicago was to go to the skydeck at Willis Tower. This was as close as I got. Oh well, I guess there is always another time.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Day 362

I don't care if it's August or December, Lake Michigan is always beautiful.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Day 361

Natalie and poppa putting baby Jesus in the manger on Christmas morning.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Day 359

I had this great idea for a present for Dick. I found a tutorial on making a portrait canvas. My plan was to take a great picture of the grandkids and try it. Yesterday, I went over and fixed the girls hair and put them in Christmas shirts and started shooting. I must have taken 50 shots. Do you think I could get one clear, clean shot? Heck no!! This is the best one. They look adorable, but it isn't clear enough to blow up big. Maybe we can try again for Dick's birthday next month or Father's Day. Or maybe when they are teenagers and realize that you can't have constant motion and still get a great picture. But really, aren't they the cutest things ever?!?!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Day 358

I received two of the most special thank you drawings in the mail yesterday. They were from my friends Bridger and Ashton. They are 8 year old twins from North Dakota. You can read my post about them here. If you are looking for a special way to give back this holiday season, please consider helping these boys with a very special Christmas wish. Here is the link to make that happen. These guys will melt your heart.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Day 357

Christmas program 2011 is in the books and this might possibly have been the cutest little angel ever. Gosh, I love this girl! She sang her heart out.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Day 356

This is my new tree. It is prelit and doesn't have as many lights as my old one, but I still like it. I just have to get used to the white lights. I've always had colored before.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Day 353

When Natalie says act silly, we all do what she says. I think she is going to be like grandma. She took this picture with my Nikon. She's getting really good with it.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Day 351

Yes, I am the big dork who takes a picture of her baby girl signing the papers on her first car purchase. Abby is now the proud owner of a 2010 silver Jeep Liberty. I was so proud watching the excitement and pride on her face last night. How did she get so old?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Day 347

How in the heck did I take this moon picture #2? This one just looks downright creepy, if you ask me. I swear it's the moon. Just don't know what's around it.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Day 346

I took this picture last night and I have no idea how I did it. How did I get the reflection of the moon over there? I have no idea, but I think it is totally cool.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Day 344

This beautiful Christmas cactus is blooming where I get my nails done.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Day 342

These are my tree trimming helpers. They have been best friends since they were newborns. I love that they have stayed so close all these years.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 341

Dad's ornament is always the first to go up on our tree. We made it for him when we were kids and it just wouldn't be Christmas without it. Miss you, dad!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

Day 337

Look at the awesome shirts that came in the mail today. They are so soft, I can't wait to wear them. You could have some too. Go to and check it out. How could you not love a company who's goal is to inspire belief in yourself and in anything you want to have, do or be?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 335

Not the best picture, but you can kind of see the number Jack did on his head when he took on the coffee table and lost. At least they were able to glue it and he didn't have to endure stiches. Lucky for his mommy and daddy, he's a pretty tough guy.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day 334

Katie is so lucky to have Grandma Sally's stemware and china with the matching table cloth. It keeps her close during the holidays.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Day 333

One of the obvious out takes from our yearly Christmas card photo shoot.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Day 332

Katie hosted her first Thanksgiving in her new house.

She did an excellent job!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Day 330

Notice how it is Cindy, Sarah and Dick who are coloring?

No little people involved.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Day 329

Happy Thanksgiving from Art the Turkey.

He is very happy to be at the feed store and not on your plate.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Day 327

Obviously, I didn't take this picture.

But, I love the picture of our "bloggy brunch" group.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Day 326

I had the honor and the privilege to meet Barry and Sharon Couto.

We met through blogging three years ago, but just met in person yesterday.

They were everything I thought they were.

Two of the warmest, friendliest, genuine and gracious people I have ever met.

They left for Rhode Island with my heart.

I can't wait to do it again.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Day 325

Doesn't Jack look like Mr. Potato Head meets the Dead End Kids?

My goodness, how I love that boy!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Day 323

Doesn't Natalie look like a butterfly sitting on the butterfly bench?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Day 321

Lizzy doesn't look too happy to meet Art the turkey, does she?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Day 318

Sometimes Jack is so funny I just can't stand it. I love that boy!