2011/305: Bonus – Spider!
Can’t have Halloween without a creepy little spider, can we? 😉
2011/304: Happy Halloween!
Seems the trees in our front yard have become the home of a few ghosts…
Oh-oh, this one noticed that I was taking pictures… should I be scared?
2011/303: Sulphur Spring
Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Sulphur, Oklahoma.
Got real close to the water to get these shots, and lets just say the smell wasn’t exactly pleasant. The sacrifices we make for the sake of a few pictures…
2011/302: Sulphur, Oklahoma
The kids didn’t have school this past Monday, and Greg took the day off work. I had just gotten some Oklahoma travel guides in the mail, including Oklahoma Fall Foliage Tours.
A long week-end, and the possibility of fall colors…. the perfect
excuse reason for a little getaway!
Our first stop was the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, just south of Sulphur.
Yes, the water did have a certain smell to it, but it wasn’t too bad.
2011/301: Cannstatter Volksfest
Oh, how I miss it!
Some of you may know that I grew up in Stuttgart, Germany. Bad Cannstatt, to be exact, which is a suburb of Stuttgart.
The Volksfest is a big carnival (October Fest), starting in late September and ending in mid October, lasting for three weeks.
It was something we looked forward to, and we met our friends there after school several times in those three weeks. We had son much fun! Admission is free, and you only pay for the rides you want to go on.
This year, my best friend sent me a little surprise in the mail… a gingerbread heart from the Cannstatter Volksfest. I thought about saving it, but then decided to eat it 🙂
(Here’s a little more about the Volksfest history if anyone is interested)
I think those yellow globs with the white globs at the top of the heart are supposed to be beer glasses.
I hate being stuck at home on week-ends. Seems more boring than being stuck at home during the week.
Thankfully this past week-end wasn’t one of those stuck-at-home ones.
“Thoughtfulness is to a friendship what sunshine is to a garden”
Came home from the store, and as I got out of the car, I heard little tapping sounds. Looked around to see where they were coming from and what they were, and found this little guy in one of the trees in front of our house. I hurried inside to get may camera, and was lucky enough to snap a picture or two as he made me chase him around the tree for a better angle.
2011/291: What Am I?
Haven’t played this game in a while. Any guesses what this could be? It’s an easy one, isn’t it?
The first person who guesses correctly wins….. the SmartyPants Award! (aka bragging rights) 😉
At the local Yogurtville. I usually skip the toppings, though.
“A friend is someone who knows the song of your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words”
2011/288: I Can Always Make You Smile
She can’t run and/or hide, so she’s trying her hardest not to smile
That’s OK. I just tell her “Don’t smile!… Dooon’t you smiiile!… Don’t do it!… Nope, don’t!… Don’t smiiile!”
Works every time! And not just with Sara, it works on Melissa, too. Even when they’re mad. (Just like telling them “don’t you eat my dinner!” when they were little).
Besides… how can you NOT smile when you’re eating a big huge
tub cup of frozen yogurt?!
I’m sure it’s going to be delicious!
2011/286: I Live In My Own Little World…
… but it’s OK, they know me there.
Photo inspired by Holly, except hers is so much cooler than mine!
Can I come live in your world, Holly? They can get to know me there! 😉
This is the picture I used to create the above
2011/284: Chocolate Wine
I’ve seen different brands of chocolate flavored wine at some stores over the last few years and always thought it sounded gross. I like wine, and those who’ve been reading this blog for a while know that I love chocolate… but chocolate flavored wine? Eewww!
Then on a recent
sampling shopping trip to Sam’s Club, they offered samples of this Choco Noir Chocolate Wine Specialty (to thone over 21 only of course!) and I thought I’d give it a try. I could always kill the taste with one of the other samples they offered that day, right? But you know what? It was surprisingly good! So good, that we bought a bottle. There’s no wine taste and it just tastes like thick liquid chocolate with a kick. Yum!
2011/283: Filming The Photographer
It’s wrong. You really shouldn’t do that.
Having fun Killing time DRIVING ME CRAZY! at the Plano Balloon Festival)
Hole in the ground, cause by the drought. This is at Sara’s school, right next to the playground! I hope the teachers do a good job supervising the kids, and keeping them away from the
gates of hell cracks in the ground so no one gets hurt. If Sara stood in it, it would be about knee-deep, and if it gets any worse, the city could turn the elementary school into a visitor center and charge admission to see the Texas Grand Canyon! 😉