Sunday, May 31, 2009

May 2009 Mosaic

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Another month in the books. Can you believe I have posted 175 pictures to date (including fill photos)? I sure can't. And, even better, I didn't miss a day this month. Yay! Here are this month's fill photos:

This is our group shot from Luke's first Braves game.

This is Tigger in her "prepped for pill insertion" mummified state. We had to do this to her twice a day for a week. I don't know who was more annoyed about it, her or me (who had to get up with DH at 5 AM every morning to give her the darn thing before he left for work).

The Sidney Lanier Bridge, as taken on a return trip from Waycross. DH, being a structural engineer who designs bridges for a living, always loves going across this thing. We all do, really. This was one of the better shots. It's hard to get a good one of the gray concrete and white cables when it is so overcast!

One of those "happy accident" pictures. I was *trying* to get a close-up macro shot of the shell with the beach fading to blur in the background. However, not being fully dedicated to my craft, I was not willing to lay on my belly and get all wet and sandy so I could see the screen. I held the camera down, clicked, and hoped. Didn't get what I wanted, so I took a few more (and did finally achieve the shot I intended), but upon reviewing the shots when we got back, I saw what a treasure I really had. So glad I listened to the advice of "never delete photos from the camera. Wait for further review on the computer."


Luke, showing of Lego creation #2. I never did get a shot of his first solo Lego creation, and it has since gone on to life as a bat robot spaceship instead of its intended form. This one, however, is a robot speeder. What could be cooler than that?!

Saturday, May 30, 2009


I think this might well be what the inside of Luke's brain looks like right now. It may look like just a bucket of "Twinkletoys," but each is a sparkling piece of imagination.

Friday, May 29, 2009


I didn't really get the shot I was after. I spotted this magnolia tree in bloom out the car window, but the contrast was hard for the camera to handle (dark leaves vs pale blooms), and we had to pull away before I could adjust the settings to spot metering. Magnolia trees always make me think of the tree that used to stand in my grandparents' front yard on St. Simons Island.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Does this look thin and *crispy* to you? Looks thin and floppy to me.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Hand in hand in the parking lot.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


It has always fascinated me that you can actually see where the rain is coming down and where it isn't. Unfortunately, it "came down" on us virtually the entire way home, but we made it.

Monday, May 25, 2009


I can't tell you how many different bubbles I chases around outside trying to get this shot. By the time I got over to them, got it in focus, and was ready to push the button, the bubble usually popped. Still not the best shot, but it's the best one I took.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Ready for our beach outing! This is also Luke's first pair of flip-flops.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


The wreath outside of Captain Joe's in Waycross, decorated for Memorial Day. It was really well done, and the wreath is probably 3-4 feet in diameter. We went to visited my grandfather, but all of the group shots were taken by my mom, so this will have to do for a photo from me.

Friday, May 22, 2009


Yeah, this was fun. Luke was not paying attention where he was going and banged into the shopping cart handle hard enough for it to swell up immediately. Caught him right under his eye socket, too. Mom ran over to the inside-the-store Subway and got him some ice, and we ended up buying a cheap washcloth to wrap it in (just $1; totally worth it). So for the first time in his life, Luke got to ride in the cart portion of the buggy, something I usually am very against, but it was easier to do that so he could hold the ice on his face and we could finish shopping. I just knew he was going to have a black eye all weekend, but he did a very good job with the ice, and unlike his momma, he hardly bruised at all.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Tigger sitting in the window, looking rather startled for some reason.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


My grandmother used to make these card balls. She saved all the fronts of her Christmas cards and made beautiful geometric shapes from them. If the backs were gold or silver, she would save those, too. She made one completely from gold backs and had it hanging in her kitchen for as long as I can remember. When I got married, I requested she make one for me, and it now hangs in my kitchen, right above the sink, just the way hers did. Thanks, Granny.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


DH doing the ritual weekly cleaning of my windshield at the gas station.

Monday, May 18, 2009


Luke says he is reading "the planet book." An interesting perspective! (It's a road atlas.)

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Upside down wine glasses at Olive Garden.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


DH finally finished Guitar Hero World Tour in career mode. Now we can wipe it out and start over to get rid of that horrid eyeball venue. Ick!

Friday, May 15, 2009


Awesome! Loved it. See it. Click for full film review (no spoilers).

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Didn't really get the shot I wanted of these. It doesn't help that the honeysuckle is largely wilted. I've been smelling it for a good couple of weeks now, but I didn't think to take a photo until today (duh). That smell always reminds me that summer is coming. It would usually bloom right before school got out. If I could photograph its very distinct scent, I would post that instead.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Tigger decided to sit in my lap this evening (a very rare occurrence; all the cats usually prefer DH's lap, or chest, or ankles, or....) and then proceeded to take a very long bath. She looked so cute with her *bright* pink tongue on her black and white fur. I couldn't get the shot just clicking the shutter like usual, so I flipped it to continuous mode and took a whole bunch (around 2 frames per second with the flash, I think). This was the best I could do, but I think it turned out pretty well.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Odd picture, I know. It was one of my "dangit, it's 11:30, and I haven't taken a picture yet" pictures, but it is very representative of my day. Luke is driving us absolutely crazy with his behavior, and this morning, I had absolutely had it. He had plenty of chances, and he was just not cooperative. So no television this morning. None. Didn't even turn it on to check the weather (had checked it the previous night). Oh, the horror! LOL

Monday, May 11, 2009


I have no idea what got into Bengal tonight, but he decided to wallop me tonight. It's not deep, just deep enough to make to bleed. And burn, like a paper cut. Owie!

Sunday, May 10, 2009


And this was my Mother's Day gift from my parents, a new camera! (Notice the lovely fingerprint smudge at the top of the silver ring around the lens. Oops.) It is essentially the same camera I had, just a much newer model. I've had my previous camera for just over 2 years now, but it was not top of the line at the time. Dad gave Mom this one (same model but in gold) right before we went to Disney, and it was awesome. Thank you!

Saturday, May 9, 2009


The three Mother's Day related people that I spent Mother's Day Saturday with: my son (who made me a mom), my mom, and her mom.

Friday, May 8, 2009


Upon arriving at daycare to pick up Luke this afternoon, I was presented with this lovely card and flower. And yes, he wrote his own name at the top (in pencil, and the teacher traced over it in marker; the odd spiral at the end is his lower case e). Happy Mother's Day to me!

Thursday, May 7, 2009


This was not a welcome component of my already not very good day. I found this swarm of what we believe to be termites in my foyer this afternoon!!! We are not happy.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


This is Luke putting together his first Lego set, and by that, I mean "real" Legos, the small ones. He picked it out, and other than DH making sure he followed the steps in order (I think he may have had to help find one or two pieces, but that's it), Luke did it all by himself!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


I am participating in Every Day in May, something I heard about from one of my favorite fun sources, Katie the Scrapbook Lady. I have decided to read for 20 minutes every day. I haven't really been reading much for the past several years, and I miss it. I hope this will help me re-establish the habit and remind me that it is better to read for even just 20 minutes than to not read at all (I used to only read when I had 1-2 hours minimum to devote to it; those were the days! LOL). So this is my first book, The Eight, by Katherine Neville. I expect to finish it before the end of the month and start (and maybe finish) a second one.

Monday, May 4, 2009


Happy Jedi Day! (May the Fourth be with you; yes, I had to have someone explain it to me, too.) Here is Luke, wearing his Sith t-shirt and "reading" the Star Wars story in the back of the new Lego Club Magazine.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Hey look! I did some digital scrapping for the first time in months. And if you look closely, you may see someone you know. If any of these little ones belong to you, know that copies of these are on their way to you in the mail right now.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


Luke's first baseball game at Turner Field. Every other baseball game he has attended has been at Disney. He did visit Turner Field back in March of 2005 for "fan days," but there was no game (it was to show off their brand new hi-def screen and let fans tour the stadium for free), and he was only 5 months old. Other than the fact that it rained for 1.5 of the 2.5 hours we spent there, it went well, and he seemed to enjoy it.

Friday, May 1, 2009


Sorry, this was one of my "oh no, it's 11:45 PM, and I haven't taken a picture yet" shots: Tigger, doing her best Super Cat impression.