Week 26 and we are exactly half way through the Project 52 photo challenge. I will be the first to admit that I haven’t done so well with this challenge. I got behind and haven’t caught up all the way but I am trying! If you have subscribed the blog (and if you haven’t yet, you should) you have probably noticed that I have been post-dating some of the weeks I missed.
But, I am not behind this week.
There is a story to this picture. Sometime in the middle of the night, before this picture was taken, I left my comfortable bed because it had been taken over by a 75 lb dog and a 52 lb kid. I had been trying to get back to sleep for awhile when I final realized that it was going to happen and I moved myself to the couch. After I woke up, I grabbed the book I was reading and read for awhile. Eventually the aforementioned dog and child came out looking for food. I took care of that and then heading back to the couch and my book. Just before I sat down I thought, “I should take a picture of the sun coming through the trees for my word this week!”
It was a good idea but there was a problem. I was still in my pj’s and it wouldn’t be polite for me to go outside and take a picture in my pj’s. So I grabbed my phone, lined things up a little bit, snapped the picture and settled in and read for another hour.
What a great morning that was.
Oh, this week’s word is rather fitting. I have been thinking about trees a lot lately..when I am rubbing my itchy eyes, blowing my runny nose, sneezing…you know, a lot. I have been so grateful for the sunshine and warm weather we have been having but it hasn’t come without a cost. Trees are one of my worst allergies and this year has been tough. When I am driving down the street and it looks like it is snowing but then I realize it is cotton from the cottonwoods, I know it isn’t ending anytime soon.
So, until it does get better, I will make sure I have plenty of kleenex and eye drops wherever I go.
I am a sucker for warm, soft blankets. I am usually the cold one in a house full of naturally warm people so it wouldn’t be strange to see me wrapped up in a blanket. Joe got me a new one for Christmas, even though I say we couldn’t possibly need anymore blankets. I am so glad he didn’t listen to me. This blanket, while doing it’s job regarding warmth, is seriously the softest blanket I have ever felt. It is perfect for reading, writing, watching t.v. or taking nap. It is seriously the best.
Here we are at week 20 and I am glad that I picked this challenge back up. This week’s word was ‘stairs’ and while I found a lot of stairs pretty much everywhere I went, it wasn’t until I went to the library with Taelin that I found the stairs I wanted to take picture of.
Reading has not come easy for Taelin. She has always love to listen to books and has always blown people away with her vocabulary. But, breaking the code for her continues to be a challenge. In the last few months, she has made a breakthrough. The all-elusive chapter books are feeling more accessible and today Taelin bound up these stairs, eager to find a new Cam Jansen and the next book in the Critter Club series. It is still hard and will probably be for awhile. But she has turned a corner and these stairs will lead her to all sorts of amazing things.
If you have a picture for Week 20, please post it in the comments!
I was trying to find Taelin the other day and could not figure out where in the world she was. I finally called her named and heard a response from a pile of pillows on the couch. Sure enough, there she was all hunkered down underneath the pillows. She had built her little fortress and was watching something on the iPad. What is it about building little places to hide in that kids love so much!?!
She humored me for about 30 seconds while I snapped a quick picture with my phone before she pulled the dark brown pillow back over her head.
Is anyone still with me in the challenge? If you are, post your Week 19 picture in the comments!
I am officially back on track with my Project 52 photo challenge. I don’t have all of the photos posted yet but I am slowly going to post those until I am completely caught up. (Now I just can’t let myself get behind again!!!) Continue Reading
I had no idea when I was making the Project 52 list that I would be in Hawaii for this week. I mean, I could have know because the trip was planned before the list but I was mostly trying to pay attention to holidays, not so much vacations I had planned.
This picture was from a beach on the North Shore of Oahu on our last day. We were heading back to the house after a full day (which included a car sick kiddo) and this beach was supposed to be full of sea turtles. We didn’t see a one but we were there for the sunset which made it a terrific stop. This picture doesn’t do justice. At. All.
Is anyone still with me? This photo challenge is turning out to be more challenging than I thought it would be! Post your picture in the comments!
Oh these two. I did not think that Taelin would be as in love with Pepper as she is but clearly you can see I was wrong.
Pepper has not been with us for that long but she has grabbed us by our hearts and not let go. She is the sweetest dog I have ever known, not something I was sure we would find with a rescue dog. One of my biggest concerns when looking for a dog, was to make sure that Taelin felt comfortable. She, up until this point, hasn’t really liked dogs all that much. But Pepper’s sweet disposition and love for cuddling has made all the difference.
One of the things I love most about Oregon is how green it is all the time. The other day we were walking and I saw the new growth on this tree and it made me smile so much. The growth is slow on these cedar trees but the bright green of the new growth is so noticeable, especially when you walk by and look at the whole tree.
It’s not too late to join me in this challenge! Post in the comments if you have a photo for this week.
It was such an odd little thing to see a ladybug in the middle of February but there it was, climbing up the tree in the front yard. It has been so wet this winter that I was surprised to see this little guy out in the open.