11 Aug 2015
in Writing Challenges / Prompts
Tags: Blogging, Creativity, Fun, writing, Writing Challenge
Thank you Dom at Black and Write for choosing me to take part in this challenge.
I had fun doing this.
Write a paragraph.
Do not use any words that include the letter “e” in their spelling.
Challenge at least 5 others to do the same.
So Dom chall✴ng✴d m✴ to writ✴ a paragraph without using th✴ 5th lett✴r of th✴ alphab✴t.
R✴ally? Who has tim✴ for that?
It sur✴ in th✴ h✴ck ain’t m✴!
And- did h✴ r✴ally think I wasn’t going to b✴ abl✴ to tak✴ on this chall✴ng✴?
W✴ll – sham✴ on him if that’s what h✴ thought! ;)
So Dom & the r✴st of my p✴✴ps – How did I do?
Any one of my peeps who want to take on the challenge – have at it!
If you do not wish to participate – that is perfectly fine.
Have fun with it if you choose to participate in the challenge.
27 Jul 2015
Tags: Beauty, Celebration, Colorful, Flowers, Hindu Wedding, Life, Love, Marriage, Photography, photos, relationships, Wedding
It’s been a while.
Despite a few bumps on the road – life is good.
It’s been a busy summer. Lots of usual running around with the kids & trying to fill-in non-sports days with fun activities or visiting family.
Before summer started & before school let out – I was invited to a friend & co-worker’s wedding.
It was the first Hindu wedding that I was ever invited to. I went to the wedding ceremony by myself as the girls had a lacrosse tournament that weekend. My co-worker was happy that I went & her friends were more than welcoming. Her maid of honor kept coming by me to explain what was going on. Even she didn’t know what everything meant. So – I didn’t feel so bad. ;)
Before the ceremony began – I asked my friend if it was ok to take pictures during the ceremony & if there were any restrictions. She told me I was free to take pictures & that there were no restrictions. So- I snapped away.
Here are a few pictures that I took. I figure these would be ok to share since they don’t show any faces.
I did end up burning all of the photos on a DVD for my friend. She loved them. And – I’m happy that I was able to capture my point of view of her BIG day to gift to her.
Before the ceremony
During & after the ceremony
08 Jul 2015
Tags: Beauty, Cave of the Mounds, Caves, Education, Field Trip, Flowers, iPhone Photos, National Landmark, Nature, photos, Stalactites, Stalagmites, Students, Wisconsin
In early June – just before school let out for the summer –
I took a day off from work to chaperone a 6th grade field trip.
I was one of 3 parents to help out with a group of 24 kids.
After a few hours on the bus – we arrived to Cave of the Mounds.
I had never been to the cave.
So – it was quite an experience for me – just as much as it was for the kids.
Before we got there – my daughter was trying to give me a crash course on caves.
I was all edumacated on the subject by the time that we got there –
that I knew all of the answers to what the tour guide was asking. LOL
(For the record – I did not answer any of the questions. I left that to the kids).
Anywho – Here are a few pictures that I took with my cellphone while in the cave.
Wanna’ see more caves?
Please stop by & visit either or both links below.
Caves that LuAnn visited in California, USA
Caves that Lucy visited in Mallorca, Spain
Have you visited any caves & have a blog post about it?
If so – feel free to share a link to your blog post in the comments below.
04 Jul 2015
Tags: 4th of July, America, Celebrations, Fourth Of July, Independence Day, Parade, Photography, photos, Red White and Blue, United States of America, USA, Veterans
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.
To my USA peeps – I wish you & your loved ones a Happy Independence Day weekend. 🇺🇸
Enjoy the celebration & be safe.
And – don’t forget to remember & honor those who have fought for us to be where we are at today.
We still have a lot to work on & improve.
But – we’ve definitely come a long way.
Here are a few pictures that I snapped last week when a neighboring city held its parade.
Fenway wishes you a Happy 4th of July too.
22 Jun 2015
in Nature, Photos
Tags: Beauty, Celebrations, Father's Day, Flowers, Nature, Photo, Pink, Roses
According to the calendar – I’m a day late. But – really – doesn’t a dad celebrate Father’s Day every day? 😉
07 Jun 2015
in Family, Photos
Tags: Birthday, Celebrations, Daughter, Family, Graduation, happiness, High School, Kindness, Life, Love, May, photos, Siblings, Son
Hi Peeps –
Hope all is well with you & your loved ones.
I’ve been super-busy with life events.
Just when I think I have a chance to catch my brea…
Anyway – May has come & gone.
In my family – it’s been a month full of celebrations!
And – the month ended with Christopher & Alexandria sharing a special day.
Christopher graduated from HS on the same day that Alexandria turned 12!
Alexandria was such a good sport about it.
Her comment on having to share her birthday with her big brother was:
“That’s ok. I have a birthday every year. He will only graduate from high-school once.”
So proud of my kind-hearted middle child.
I gave her a big ol’ hug & told her that I would keep her. ;)
Here is Christopher having his picture taken just after receiving his diploma.
And – of course – there he is – being his usual witty-self – making people laugh.
Alexandria – The Birthday Girl – One day after her birthday
25 May 2015
in The Dog
Tags: animals, Birthday, Bulldogs, Bullies, Celebrations, Cute, Dogs, Family, Fenway, Fun, Happy Birthday, Pets
Happy Birthday to my beloved furry four-legged son – Fenway.
14 May 2015
Tags: Adulthood, Birthday, College, Expenses, Family, Fundraiser, Graduation, Gratitude, Growing up, High School, Love, Middle Class, Photo, Son
Seems like only yesterday I welcomed a beautiful baby boy into my arms – into my life & into my heart. And – I will never forget the happiness that took over when I heard – “It’s a boy!” The boy that I’ve always wanted – a son – a big brother for any siblings that would follow. Side-note: Being the oldest in a family of five – I always wished that I had an older brother.
Happy Birthday to a wonderful human being that I am proud to call son – my favorite son. ;) <3
To celebrate him in his next phase in life – I created this fundraiser a couple of months ago.
Feel free to share the link and/or donate if you can.
Every little bit helps.