Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New doggie friends!

I love Spring Break! Oh wait ... my Spring Break is already over ... but Julie's break just started! She decided to come home for the entire week & that makes me happy, because it's always fun to catch up! Julie was brave and made the trek home WITH Hayes, her sweet pup! I met Hayes last summer when I was visiting Mike & Julie in Ohio. She is definitely still a puppy & this was highlighted tonight! Her high energy wore 4-year-old Minnie out in just a matter of minutes. (P.S. Minnie turns 4 on March 31st! I can't believe I've had her for four years!)

Getting a picture of the two pups sitting still was just as hard as you'd think it would be. I'll call this picture a success, even though neither dog is looking at me! Minners & Hayes almost look like they could be related.

An action shot. Both dogs seemed to be tired before we even left the house. When they weren't walking right between us, they were pulling us and getting their leashes all tangled up.

This is my new favorite angle for photos. I read a great blog by a woman who lives in rural Kansas, Whatever, and the writer just went on a Mission trip to Africa. She said that she was worried someone would be upset by her taking pictures of the people, street scenes & living conditions, that she frequently took pictures by holding her camera at her hip, aiming & shooting. I wondered if I could do this & how the pictures would turn out ... and in the past 2 weeks, those have been some of my favorite shots. Maybe because you can't over-think the picture! Try it!

Thanks for the walk, Julie & Hayes! I'm glad the dogs got to meet and we got to catch up. I'm mostly glad that Spring has decided to show up in Kansas! :)

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

There's no place like home

Oh look! A pretty goose. Sitting on her eggs. She found a nice spot now that it's Spring and the snow is (hopefully) gone.

Wait a minute! There is a sign to warn you to leave Mother Goose alone. That's strange.

Now do you see her? There she is! Right in the middle of a median in the Macy's parking lot. If you happen to see Mother Goose & her babies crossing 119th Street in a few weeks, please be polite. She's worked hard to take care of her babies and all she wants to do is get them to a pond across the street!

I think there's a joke in here somewhere ...
Why did the goose cross the street?
To make a nest for her babies at Town Center??? Surely one of you can come up with a better punch line!

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Thanks to the snow, I got this post finished!



Take a peek back to June of 2009 to see how much Ellen has changed this year!

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Talking up a storm!

video

Ellen spent all Tuesday with her Aunt Betsy! I took over 100 pictures during the day so that I can do another recap of our day like I did last June. It will take me a while to sort through all those pictures to pick my favorites ... so for now, here's a little taste of how we spent our day.

I learned a long time ago, that the Photo Booth program on my Mac is good for hours (okay, maybe minutes) of entertainment with Ellen! Yesterday, I used the video feature for the first time. The first video I took showed Ellen's sign language that she's learned, but for some reason the sound didn't record. This one shows some of the words & sounds she knows.

Enjoy!

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Monday, March 8, 2010

I would love to be in this room!

I've never watched Jimmy Kimmel on TV ... I'm more of a Fallon/O'Brien fan. Somehow, when I was flipping through channels last night, this was on and I stopped to pay attention as soon as I saw the beginning.

The clip is a bit long, but I think it's HILARIOUS! Check it out! :) "Show of handsome!"

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

If I had an extra $98 in my bank account ...

... I would TOTALLY buy these cute terrier book ends from the Mission Road Antique Mall.


Unfortunately, I have lots of other things in my world that could use that $98, so they are still there. If any of YOU want to buy them (aren't they cute?), then could I at least puppy sit for you sometimes? Tee hee!

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