Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Day 51/Feb 20

It was gorgeous here today, and the girls were feeling too good to stay cooped up in the house (especially since it's supposed to be raining for the next two or three days!). We had some fun running around in the backyard this afternoon (and Mommy got into the running around action, which made both girls laugh hysterically).

Miss Katie, playing in the little playhouse outside:

Nikon d70, 170mm, f/5.6, 1/320, ISO 200, unsharp mask

I asked Maggie to tell me a joke, so I got a genuine smile. :)

Nikon d70, 170mm, f/5, 1/500, ISO 200, unsharp mask

Yeah, so Katie is clearly feeling better now that she's got tubes in her ears...
Nikon d70, 50mm, f/5, 1/400, ISO 320, unsharp mask

and this is what happens when Maggie has had enough of Mommy and her camera:

Nikon d70, 210mm, f/5.6, 1/400, ISO 320, unsharp mask

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


catching up again...with good reason this time, though! Katie got tubes in her ears this morning, so we have been a little busy. :) All is well, though, and she will hopefully be cured of the recurrent ear infections that she's been having since September (6 since Sept!).

on to the pics

Day 48 (Sunday 2/17)--it was a great day, and Maggie had to do a few running rounds of the yard.

Nikon d70, 155mm, f/5, 1/200, ISO 320, unsharp mask

Day 49 (Monday 2/18)--We had to arrive at the Surgery Center at 6:15 in the morning, so Katie and I spent the night in a hotel down in Huntsville tonight so that we could be nearby. Here's Katie playing with the stroller in the hotel room.

Nikon d70, 70mm, f/4.5, 1/60, flash, ISO 640, unsharp mask

Day 50 (Tuesday 2/19)--Gee...can you tell that Katie feels better after her surgery? lol

Nikon d70, 70mm, f/4.5, 1/60, flash, ISO 640, unsharp mask

Saturday, February 16, 2008


Day 47 (Saturday, Feb 16)
more outside time today. :)

Nikon d70, 70mm, f1/5, 1/80, ISO 200

Nikon d70, 210mm, f1/5.6, 1/60, unsharp mask


Day 46 (Friday, February 15)

Maggie enjoyed a little time outside this afternoon.

Nikon d70, f1/5.6, 1/80, ISO 200, unsharp mask


Day 45 (Feb 14)

I got a couple of good shots of Miss Katie today. :)

both shots Nikon d70, 210mm, f1/5.6, 1/200, ISO 200, unsharp mask

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Catching Up pt 2

Days 38-45

Day 38: We had a couple of days where we went outside a lot, so here's another one of Katie with the rubber ball.
Day 40: Katie wasn't feeling so hot, and I'm sure she wondered again why I had the camera in her face.

Day 41: It was so cold (25 degrees) that poor O'Neill's water froze outside. There were some snow flurries, too, and I thought that it was neat to see the snowflakes on top of the frozen water.

Day 42: loved the coats hanging up after a cold day outside

Day 43: yet again, Maggie wasn't feeling like being photographed. This one was a mess until I cropped it really tight. I think the crop salvaged it.

Day 44: LOVE the look on Katie's face here. She's always carrying a bag around and has lately been obsessed with putting thing in (into boxes or bags or baskets) and taking them back out again.

Day 45: snow flurries and the little bit of gathered snow at the bottom of the slide. :)

Today's pic is still on the camera. I'll get it up tomorrow. :)

Catching up finally!

Days 34-39

Day 34: It may not be the technically best pic, but I love her eyelashes and sweet cheeks here.

Day 35: Katie looks at me sometimes like she thinks I've lost my mind... Remember the show "Diff'rent Strokes" when Gary Coleman's character always said, "Whatchu talkin' about, Willis?" lol

Day 36: Maggie didn't want her picture taken. ;) Day 37: Whenever we say, "Good job, Katie" or "Yay, Katie" she looks so pleased with herself and claps her hands. :) Day 39: She couldn't help herself...she couldn't pick which one she liked better. :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Getting caught up

I'm uploading pictures to photobucket right now, but it's taking forever. I'll get them loaded up here tomorrow. ;)

Hopefully we're on the road to better health. We're all still coughing, but it's getting better. Katie is getting tubes in her ears on the 19th--poor little monkey. Hopefully that will help her feel better.

My sweet nephew Will was 3 on Monday. He's such a cutie. Sadly, we didn't get to go to his party over the weekend because we were all still sick and germy, but hopefully we'll get to see him to celebrate soon.

Let's see...other news. I guess that covers everything. I think I might finally be getting off the weight loss plateau. I'm down this week, so hopefully I can hang on to that until weigh in on Monday. I'm ready to move on from the 40lbs down and start working towards 45 and 50 lbs lost.

I'll be back with 12 (or 13, once I count tomorrow's pic!) pics tomorrow. :) That's what I get for slacking and being sick, huh? lol

Saturday, February 02, 2008

32 and 33/365

Didn't get a chance to post yesterday's pic, so here are my pics for Feb 1 (Day 32) and Feb 2 (Day 33).
Poor Maggie is still sick. I thought it was just the cold hanging on, but tonight she spiked a high fever again. I suspect that it could be the flu--we'll see how she's doing tomorrow. Tonight we'll be alternating our friends Tylenol and Motrin every 3 hours to keep her fever down.

Day 32

Nikon d70, 70mm, f10, 1/60, ISO 200, flash, unsharp mask

Day 33

Nikon d70, 70mm, f10, 1/60, ISO 200, flash, unsharp mask