Friday, February 17, 2012

Project 365 - Days 254-260

Day 254 - September 11

Another gorgeous sunrise - sorry, but I don't ever tire of these or of taking pictures of them either ;-)

Day 255 - September 12


Outside picking flowers (aka weeds) on a warm afternoon

Day 256 - September 13


We get some strong/strange storms here in North Texas, but this was only the second time I had seen these holes punched into the clouds like that.  Very eerie...

Day 257 - September 14


I also never tire of seeing the deer on our property.  I would name them if I could tell them apart ;-)

Day 258 - September 15

Another huge storm rolling in.  The enormity of this cloud was hard to capture on film.  My lens couldn't fit it all in nor show the hugeness (is that a word?) adequately.

Day 259 - September 16


I'm pretty sure these are from the same day but from another angle, taken up at the house.  This storm missed us, unfortunately, but to see it forming from the outside of the storm was incredible.  That is showing a LOT of wind activity in the cloud.  If I remember correctly, this was a pretty intense storm that hit Ft Worth...

Day 260 - September 17

Again, same storm but a few moments later when some new clouds formed...incredible.  While this storm missed us, I think this was the beginning of rain returning to North Texas.  As of today (Feb 17, 2012) we are officially just out of the drought here and storms like this coming on a more regular basis is the reason why, praise the Lord!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

I received one of the best Valentine's Day gifts I could get - four new pictures of our daughter waiting in China!  

I had sent a care package with a cake back in December for Christmas but didn't hear anything back. Apparently, her orphanage is only doing updates through the Chinese government, not through private companies anymore.  So I had figured no pictures would be coming.  But then there in my inbox this morning were these wonderful pictures!  I can say she definitely looks more like her original referral pictures than the last updated pictures we received.  Which I like, she looks more like a baby :-)  

She also looks more like a boy in these pictures!  In China, they don't have the association of blue for boys and pink for girls like we do here.  So often, you will see pictures of girls wearing "boy" clothes and vice versa.  

I had to block out her face again because I still can't share her picture but hopefully soon.  I know it kind of looses it's significance since you can't see her face but I still wanted to share.  I'm sure they were confused about the cake because her birthday isn't until May, but they put the birthday crown on her head anyway! ;-)  

Can't wait to meet her in person!

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Monday, February 13, 2012

As of Feb 10, 2012 we are...


I Heart Faces - Hearts

This week's theme at I Heart Faces is of course, hearts!  Inspired by some of their other submissions, I grabbed my little Valentine and did some heart pictures real quick in front of the bathroom window...I actually had a hard time picking just one.  She sure has my heart!


For more heart-themed photos, head over to I Heart Faces!

Photo Challenge Submission

Catch Up Day

It's a bleary, cold, snowy, wet, dreary day.  Luckily, the snow is already melting.  But since it pretty much nixes any horse riding, it's become a good day to catch up on some blogger posts, catch up on some paperwork for taxes, and catch up on some napping in front of the fire!

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