Friday, October 31, 2008

SkyWatch 16

Skywatch Friday is an awesome meme of people from all around the globe sharing their sky pictures. It is so interesting and the photos are out of this world. Be sure to check it out.
This picture is of the Castle in Walt Disney World Florida USA 2006 Trip. I love this picture of the castle with the blue sky and clouds just makes it look even more like a fairy tale. We lucked out we got to the Magic Kingdom early enough where there weren't that many people in front of the castle.
Would love to see your skywatch photos, enjoy in on the fun here

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

ABC Wednesday - Letter O

It's time for ABC Wednesday. This week's letter is O for Octopus. Yeah it's a scary weird looking octopus. These pictures were taken this past August in Lake George New York at a miniature golf place called Gooney Golf It's called Gooney Golf because there are 18 holes each with a different "Gooney" theme. We've been to Lake George nearly every summer and always wanted to visit the Gooney Golf and play but from one reason or another we never did it. Finally this past summer we took the day went to Lake George to play minature golf and eat at the A&W Rootbeer float place (yummmy).

As I posted these photos my dear friend Forgetfulone
was in my thoughts. The other day she left me a blog comment stating she was happy I finally shared a picture of myself. Well here is another photo of me but don't get used to it, I'm the one always behind the camera I hate being in front of it.

Be sure to go check the other great photo's that start with O at ABC Wednesday and while your there upload one of your photo's to share with us, we'll love to have you.

Monday, October 27, 2008

My Word Issue II

This is the second issue of That's My World, it's a interesting meme where people from all over the globe share pictures of their part of the world.
This picture is an older photo but the park/bridge still looks the same. This is the Catskill New York Boat Launch, the bridge in the distance is the Rip Van Winkle Bridge and the river is the Hudson River. I wanted to go this past weekend and take more pictures of the boat launch/park area but it was a rainy weekend. Hopefully I'll be able to take some pictures this weekend.
Now go check out the other fascinating photos at That's My World and while your at it join in the fun and upload some pictures to, we'll love you have.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Today's Flowers # 12

All of these photos were taken at Walt Disney World Florida on our Feb. 2006 trip. Disney has some of the most gorgeous flower displays. Remember you can always click on the photo to enlarge to see more detail. The first 4 photos were taken in the Magic Kingdom and the last photo was taken in Downtown Disney.
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Camera Critters # 29

Buddy loves Aunt Kay. This photo's make me laugh and smile they are to funny. My sister Kay is a riot and she comes over every Friday night to scrapbook with me and just hang out. This past Friday we decided to have a photo shoot with Buddy all he wanted to do with give Aunt Kay some kisses. Who doesn't love a big wet kiss with a tongue that can wrap around your whole head practically? LOL!
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Scenic Sunday 15

This photo was taken this past August in Lake George New York, which is aprox. 1 1/2 - 2 hour drive from our house. Lake George is a gorgeous place to visit. There is so much to do on the lake (even in Lake George in general), you can rent a boat, go on a big tour boat (loads of fun), sit by the lake, shop by the lake, take a horse ride buggy along side the lake, parasail (if you click on the photo to enlarge it in the distance you will see a parasailer and one of the several big tour boats). It was a gorgeous day, I love visiting Lake George.
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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Thematic Photographic 21 - Happy Part 2

This week over at Written the Thematic Photo prompt is Happy. I wanted to share a few more of my happy photos with you.

Our Son Dylan was Born Oct. 26, 2004. He was born premature at a weight of 4 Pds. 2 oz 18 1/2 in. long. He was born small but healthy. Being that he was so healthy he was able to stay in the room with me and his dad (dad stayed the whole time in the hospital with us) Dylan didn't have to go to the NICU (the ward for babies we aren't healthy). When I was released from the hospital Dylan got to come home with us being he was healthy. We had a strict feeding schedule to follow to make him gain weight and get him to continue to be healthy. Each dr. visit the dr was more and more excited with Dylan's progress we were actually able to cut back the feeding schedule a little (at first he was feed every hour on the hour and if he refused to eat you had to make him eat and if the first feeding schedule took an hour you started with the next feeding). At Dylan's last dr. visit he weighed 7 pds. We were looking forward to our first Christmas with Dylan, we were so excited. We said that weren't going to go crazy on buying toys because he really didn't understand, well that was a lie we went shopping and boy did we spend. Sadly to say our Dylan passed away unexpectedly to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death) on Dec. 6, 2004. Tomorrow (Oct. 26) he would have turned 4. You ask how is this considered a happy post, because we have a lot to be happy for. We got to spend 3 precious months with our Dylan and we wouldn't trade that for the world. We have a photo album that is filled from cover to cover with photos (thankfully I'm a photo freak). Yeah we wish he was here with us, there isn't a day that goes by that we don't think of him or miss him. But we have to remember the happy times not the sad. Please, we ask that this weekend you give your children, grandchildren, or just that special child in your life an extra hug and tell them you love them. If they don't live near by pick up the phone and call them. And give them an extra squeeze from me.

This photo was taken 3 days prior to Dylan passing. He wouldn't open his eyes at all for the pictures, he napped the whole time. We are very happy to have these photos.

This photo makes me laugh. It never failed every time I went to change Dylan he would pee on me. I never did get a chance to master this task. On this particular occassion "Dad" was rather quick to snap a photo, he found it funny every time it happened.
Yes I will admit Dylan looks very uncomfortable in the basket but I couldn't resist myself. He wasn't in there long at all I only took 2 photos (honestly). The basket was a babyshower gift from a girl at work, she sewn the fabric onto the wicker basket.
This is our little man getting chunky. He was doing so well!
This is my favorite picture. Look at that smirk on his face, would love to know what was going through that little head of his. We had to keep him bundled up to keep him warm being he was so tiny. I love this photo.
Thank you for letting me share our Dylan with you. It's our way of celebrating his birthday.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

SKyWatch 15


SkyWatch Friday is one of my favorite blog memes. The photos of the skies are gorgeous and so relaxing to look at. Be sure to check SkyWatch Friday out, would love to have you join us.

These photos are from about 2 years ago. My little sister won a kite in school. This kite is awesome. We made it a family outing at the park to fly kites. We got my sister's kite so high up it was so much fun. I'm a big kid at heart. The day we flew the kites was a beautiful day the sky was a gorgeous blue. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Thematic Photographic 21 - Happy

This weeks Thematic Photo prompt is Happiness. Oh my where do I begin. I have loads of happy photos. Here is my start I'm sure before the end of the week I will be sharing more with you.

Receiving Buddy kisses are always nice and sloppy. But it's a guarantee that a Buddy kiss no matter how mess will make you smile and cheer you up on a bad day.

Spending time with my sister is a blast. She is loads of fun to be around. You can guarantee she is going to make you laugh before she goes home.
My sister is now 13 years old, we are 17 years apart and we are very close. She comes over every Friday night to spend time with me. She is my best friend. Her blog can be seen here (This is an older picture)
These next few photo's indicate what makes Buddy happy. Eating, taking walks in the park, sleeping, and going in the car are a few of the things that make Buddy happy. You can not say the word bye bye or lets go in the car without him going crazy. When you say those words you better mean it. He loves to stick his head out the car window for some fresh air. The first photo is when Buddy was a puppy (he's an ox now). He is so good in the car.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

This week's ABC Wednesday Challenge is the letter N as in Nap and Nose.
Our dog Buddy loves to cuddle under the blankets. A few of the pictures are of Buddy when he was younger, such a tiny thing. You will notice he has blue spots on him, that's because he got into a pen and it was all over him. (you can see my Buddy the Blue Dog Scrapbook page here).

Be sure to see everyone else has posted for their photos at ABC Wednesday Challenge

This is how Buddy sleeps when he's not under the blankets. You can call this his summer time sleep position. When he sleeps like this and I wake up in the middle of the night I go into panic thinking is wrong with him.

This is a recent picture of Buddy's nose.

Monday, October 20, 2008

My World Issue 1

You guessed it I found another Photography meme, I'm in heaven. This photography blogs are awesome because they bring together people from all around the world all walks of live, it's fascinating. That's My World Blog is a blog where you share your town, parks, beaches anything in the world that you love. Come over and check it out.

The pictures I'm sharing with you this week are from our trip to our local town park. The town park has great walking paths and dogs are welcome. It's a great place to take the dog for a stroll. There is also a little stream that is where all the dogs go swimming in the summer (I have loads of those pictures to share at a later time).

This is the little stream. In some spots it is deep and our old camera has seen the bottom of the stream (not a good idea to take the digital camera and dog in the water - wasn't but I won't mention no names though Jeff).

The walking/bike trial.

These two (Jeff - Human Buddy -Dog) are my world so it appropriate for this is my world post. I love this picture because Buddy is actually looking at the camera I had to run ahead them and quick turn around. (Advisory Yes Kayla - Sister you are my world to but blogger only allows so many pictures).

Location Upstate New York U.S.A.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Thematic Photographic 20 Blur - Post 2

This is so addicting. I am in heaven with Thematic Photographic the theme until this Wednesday is blurry pictures. This blog lets you see the not so perfect pictures in a whole new perspective. While I was going through and looking at what other bloggers blur pictures I noticed Buddy (my dog) was sleeping next to me and I grabbed the camera. As soon as I grab that camera he goes into action barking not a mean bark but he keeps barking because he knows it's hard to get a picture with him moving (duh the light just went on I have other settings on my camera I'll have to play with them the next time still learning the settings). I just keep snapping pictures and I do come out with several good ones. Here is my barking I mean blurry dog .