I truly think that there is more beauty in imperfection than perfection, for it is the imperfect things that truly make us beautiful. --me
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Jan 30, 2009

Sun-Kissed Goodnight

It has been a while since I participated in sky watch. I have missed it but have felt overwhelmed by the amount of people participating. Today I am feeling up to it.

I have finally had a chance to sit and relax and do what I love to do the most, take pictures and come up with beautiful images to share. This image was taken just over a week ago. I had a few extra minutes on my way to church. It was about an hour or so before sunset, so I took a scenic little driving tour into For-Mar Nature Preserve. I am still hoping to get some deer images but so far no luck. Maybe when I get the chance to actually get out of the car and walk around, I will finally see some. In this picture, I just loved how the sun-kissed color of the sky is ever so soft.

For more beautiful sky pictures visit Sky Watch

Jan 27, 2009


To fill some time while I edit photos and finish helping my mom with things. I give you this random questionaire that I found at Bluff Area Daily. I felt it would give you more insight as to who I am.

1. Do you like blue cheese? EEWWWWWWW

2. Have you ever smoked? Does two weeks in the fifth grade count?

3. Do you own a gun? No but my hubby would like to own one for hunting.

4. What flavor Kool Aid is your favorite? That would be Watermelon Ice if they even still make that flavor, it has been a while.

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? No.

6. What do you think of hot dogs? They're not my favorite but it is what I usually eat when we have a cookout and they are on the menu.

7. Favorite Christmas movie? Holiday Inn with Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire - it doesn't get much better than that.

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Just depends on my mood and what is handy.

9. Can you do push-ups? It's been a while.

10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? My wedding band

11. Favorite hobby? Photography and Blogging.

12. Do you have A.D.D? No but there are times one has to wonder.

13. Do you wear glasses/contacts? No but I did when I was in high school but don't need them anymore (they were only for reading)

14. Middle name? Rae

15. Name thoughts at this moment? I need to go to bed.

16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? Water, Juice, and Regular pop (usually Dr. Pepper or Wild Cherry Pepsi)

17. Current worry? Losing our home and not knowing for sure where we will go.

18. Current hate right now? The financial crisis and the lack of jobs in my area.

19. Favorite place to be? Anywhere family is around.

20. How did you bring in the New Year? Watched the ball drop from my living room.

21. Where would you like to go? Any place that haven't already been, although I wouldn't mind visiting those places again either.

22. Name three people who will complete this? I don't know.

23. Do you own slippers? Yeah, but I rarely wear them, I usually wear socks instead.

24. What color shirt are you wearing? Blue

25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? Nope, I like flannel, even in the summer.

26. Can you whistle? Not really.

27. Favorite Color? Shades of Blue.

28. What songs do you sing in the shower? As much as I love music, I really don't sing in the shower.

29. Would you be a pirate? Maybe for a Halloween costume.

30. Favorite Girl's Name? Abigail.

31. Favorite boy's name? Asa or Eli take your pick.

32. What's in your pocket right now? No pockets right now, but usually my cell phone when I have pockets.

33. Last thing that made you laugh? My boys

34. What vehicle do you drive? Pontiac Montana

35. Worst injury you've ever had? A broken bone, the fourth meta-carpal on my left hand. Happened in a car accident, I thought it was just jambed but good thing we went to the emergency room. Either that or dislocating my knee, very inconvenient for getting around.

36. Do you love where you live? I like that I am close to my family but a warmer climate might be nice. Michigan winters, enough said.

37. How many TVs do you have in your house? 2

Leave a comment if you decide to do this little questionaire so that I can visit and read your responses. Or you can just let me know what you thought of my answers. Thanks for taking the time to read.

Jan 21, 2009

I finally had a chance to go out and shoot some more images. I feel awful that I have been so neglectful of my blog although given the circumstances I know that I shouldn't feel that way. The many thoughts and prayers that were such a blessing. I hope to have some things for your viewing pleasure this weekend. Life is slowly falling back into its normal routine and each day will get easier. Thanks again for all of the love that I felt from you my blogging friends.

Jan 16, 2009

Silken Rose Petals

This rose is from the bouquet sent to the funeral home for my dad. The UAW sent these along with a Bible. These roses were beautiful and they reminded my mom of the bouquet of artificial roses that my dad had gotten her not to long ago. The artificial roses had watermarks on the petals that read "I Love You" on them. So when she looked at this bouquet of cut roses she was reminded of those words "I Love You".

For more flower images visit Today's Flowers

Jan 8, 2009

Heartfelt thanks

I want to thank all of my blogging friends for all of the condolences and prayers. They truly were felt and needed. Your prayers allowed my family and me to have the strength that was needed for the last few days. I know there are many rough days ahead still but the roughest part is over. Thanks again and I hope to be back on Sunday.

Jan 4, 2009

Just wanted to let everyone know that it will be a bit longer before I have regular posts up on this blog. My father passed last night rather unexpectedly. Just remember me and my family in your prayers, if you would.

My First Blogging Recognition

My First Blogging Recognition
from Louise at Potted Frog

My Second Blogging Recognition

My Second Blogging Recognition
from Mom of 4 at Our "Lil" Family

My Third Blogging Recognition

My Third Blogging Recognition
from Pam at The Conley Family