Tuesday, December 20, 2011

November 22nd

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I mentioned to my mother that i wanted some cute hats for newborn shoots then suddenly she was making me a whole pile of adorable ones....these are the first few. I can't wait to try them out!

November 20th

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My daughter assists me on some of my photo shoots. Here she is posing for me so i could get the settings on my camera right

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

November 19th

we headed to Watertown with Auntie Jane to shop at our favourite store:

November 18th

Here's an out take from our Christmas Card photo session....looking back at this picture almost makes me wish that i used it in our card, i love that the kids look so happy!   I tried a different type of processing on this pic, what do you think?

November 17th

Having fun with some other photographers at a barn in stittsville

November 15th

making caramel filled brownies

November 12th

My helper and my display at a women's entrepreneur show

November 4th

I love when babies come visit my home studio....look at that sweet face!

November 3rd

The kids had a blast trying to pop all the balloons from the jelly bean costume (see the costume in the oct.31st post)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

october 31st

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waiting for the bus. He got so much attention when he got on the bus...all the kids loved his costume! Made it totally worth the effort of digging out the sewing machine and trying to figure out how to use it again (it has been a few years). The costume was actually really easy to make...i found the instructions thru Pinterest on this site twindragonflydesigns.blogspot.com/2011/09/angry-birds-fam...

Here are all the kids costumes later in the day:

october 30th

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she was supposed to be getting ready for soccer but crawled back into bed instead

Friday, October 28, 2011

october 28th

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It's mornings like today that I don't mind the frost!

october 25th

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oct.25th, a photo by epicurespicegirl on Flickr.

For the last week, there's been a constant stream of Canada Geese flying overheard. They are so loud!

october 24th

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oct24, a photo by epicurespicegirl on Flickr.

The rain makes the leaves stick to my boots

october 22nd

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oct22, a photo by epicurespicegirl on Flickr.

view from my bed...didn't want to get up today!

october 21st

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oct21, a photo by epicurespicegirl on Flickr.

the kids had the day off school today so Buddy and I had company for our walk

october 18th

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oct18, a photo by epicurespicegirl on Flickr.

the red leaves are my favorite

october 17th

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my daughter was complaining that we don't have any Halloween decorations so i let the kids each pick out a pumpkin...can you guess who picked which pumpkin?

october 16th

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oct16, a photo by epicurespicegirl on Flickr.

Yuck!! woke up today and noticed that the snow plow people have been around to put their sticks in the ground

October 13th

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Rainy morning today! Is everyone getting sick of my morning walk with Buddy pictures yet? :) That seems to be what I do every morning...I can't get enough of the beautiful Fall colours

October 12th

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It was a beautiful morning so i decided to go for a bike ride (this is the same forest as yesterday's picture, notice the orange construction fence on the right where they started to clear cut trees). That's my lovely Slimer horn from the days when i work at McD's, over 20 years ago...can't believe i just admitted that! :)

october 11th

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oct11, a photo by epicurespicegirl on Flickr.

Buddy made a new friend on our walk today. We ended up walking all the way around this pond through that beautiful forest with his new friend. Some of you may remember the forest from my pictures last year...it's supposed to be chopped down (and part of it now is) but local community groups have been successful in halting it for now

october 10th

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These two are so similar and love to play games together

october 9th again

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Buddy loves to lay on this carpet at my
in-law's condo. He often gets stepped on by my father-in-law because he's the exact same colour and texture...poor guy!

october 9th

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oct9, a photo by epicurespicegirl on Flickr.

lazy morning

october 8th

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On our way to Toronto for Thanksgiving

october 7th

oct.7 by epicurespicegirl
oct.7, a photo by epicurespicegirl on Flickr.

Morning Mystery.....

We keep finding new piles of dirt on our rock garden in the mornings and have no idea where it's coming from. We're assuming it's an animal (notice how Buddy is sniffing one of the piles) but we don't know what they're doing....i don't see any holes in the rock garden or my flower garden at the end of the path

october 6th

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oct6, a photo by epicurespicegirl on Flickr.

I've never noticed this before but even the seeds on the maple trees change colour (i thought they just turned brown)

october 5th

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oct5, a photo by epicurespicegirl on Flickr.

today was "walk to school day" at the kids' school. They encourage the kids to walk/bike then when they get to school there's a firetruck, treats and a bunch of other stuff going on.

I was pretty proud of myself...when i took my camera out to take a picture, my daughter happened to bike by with her friend

october 4th

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My son had soccer practice at school at 7:15am so we were up bright and early...not easy for me, i am not a morning person! The sun had just barely come up and there was a fog on the field. Luckily the rain stopped so the boys didn't get soaked

october 3rd

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Out for our morning walk...it was a little wet but the rain stopped so we didn't get soaked

october 2nd

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oct2, a photo by epicurespicegirl on Flickr.

We love having toast with our oatmeal and we all have a different way of eating it. My son likes to spread the oatmeal all over the top then eat it

october 1st - A Month Of Mornings

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I'm doing a project this month with a group of photographers called "month of Mornings". We're all taking a photograph between 10am each morning..it's so fun to see everyone's pictures from all over canada and the U.S.

this morning: My daughter helped me with my Mini sessions, it was so nice to have an extra set of hands! Here we are waiting for the first group to show up...it was so unbelievably cold (hence the mitts) but at least the rain held off and I didn't have to fight with the sun

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

September 26th

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Checking out a park that i want to do my upcoming mini sessions at. This was my favourite spot...it had a beautiful maple, a cool rock and a gate in the background

September 24th

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We took my Mother in law out for a Birthday dinner.

September 21st

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I wanted some flower pictures to hang in my laundry room so went with a friend to the Ornamental gardens. I ended up loving the pictures of the tree bark instead of flowers. :)

September 20th

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Peppers from our garden. Usually we're lucky if we get one or two but this year we got at least 20...woohoo!

September 19th

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365-9-19, a photo by epicurespicegirl on Flickr.

Testing out his new bike

September 16th

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365-9-16, a photo by epicurespicegirl on Flickr.
I went with my daughter's class on a field trip to see the Opera Pagliacci. I loved seeing all the kids dressed up. It was my first time going to an opera and I actually liked it!

September 10th

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365-9-10, a photo by epicurespicegirl on Flickr.

We had my daughter's soccer team over for a year end BBQ.

September 9th

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My first attempt at cooking a whole chicken. I usually buy chicken breasts but the whole chickens were on sale super cheap that i thought i would give it a try. Delicious!

Friday, October 7, 2011

September 8th again

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The kids wanted me to include this picture they love of buddy catching his ball

September 8th

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I finally got a new battery for my remote so the kids and I had fun testing it out

September 7th

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We've had an awesome tomato crop this year! I actually don't like tomatoes unless they are in a sauce or have some type of spice on them but i think they're beautiful and like to grow them for the kids. I'm thinking of printing out one of my tomatoe photos for my kitchen wall but can't decide between 6 of them...these were my husband's two favorites

Thursday, September 29, 2011

September 6th

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First day of school. I wonder if my daughter will make it up to the half moon window by the end of the school year

September 3rd

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My god daughter is on the move now and much harder to take pictures of so I haven't taken very many this year. I was able to snap a quick picture of her at a BBQ we were having and I love it

Here's another one....she was trying to show me where my "eye" is

Thursday, September 22, 2011

September 2nd

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Having fun at the Nine and Dine. The theme was "chef challenge". Three chefs from three different golf clubs competed to see who was the best cook. They all got a box with the same ingredients that they had to use. Everything was delicious! Here we are at hole #6 where the chefs served us an appetizer. We had the main course and dessert after we were done golfing

September 1st

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trying out Geocaching. We tried looking for a couple different ones the day before but struck out. The kids were so excited to finally find one. This one was hidden in that tree stump behind the kids...i think they have weird looks on their faces because they can't figure out how to open the container