Saturday, December 17, 2011

2011 Project 365 – Week Fifty-One

I think this might be the fewest number of pictures we’ve had in a while. It was a pretty busy week around here, but there was some time for celebrating too.

Sunday, December 11th    
On Sunday I had really busy day with church & visitations, and Dr. M was grading papers. That evening we did the “oh no we forgot to take a picture today!” thing & then Dr. M took pictures of the moon.

Monday, December 12th
We haven’t had any birdbath pictures in a while. I think these are pretty funny – especially the second one – I wonder what they’re looking at?

Dr. M also took a picture of the last of his tomatoes.

Tuesday, December 13th
Dr. M saw a small herd of deer.

And then he took some pictures of penguin decorations for me.

Wednesday, December 14th
We had our holiday meal at work.

L made Paula Dean’s Not Your Momma’s banana pudding.

The State of the Bug – stuffing my face with the aforementioned banana pudding. I had TWO servings!

Thursday, December 15th – Our 21st Anniversary! (For wedding pics, click here)  
Dr. M bought me barbecue and red velvet cake for our anniversary, but I didn’t take any pictures of that. Instead, it’s the anniversary squirrel!

And the birds are eating an anniversary meal.

This doesn’t have anything to do with our anniversary – go here to read what it was about.

Friday, December 16th  
Dr. M took some more bird pictures. This one totally looks like winter doesn’t it?

Saturday, December 17th   
Unlike last Saturday, this one was very lazy. I didn’t even get out of bed until nearly 11:30 – shocking! In the late afternoon we decided to go out to do a bit of Christmas shopping (we were successful – I think I’m done!). We drove around afterwards and looked at Christmas lights. You know, it’s kind of hard to get a good picture of Christmas lights from a moving vehicle. I took this one while we were stopped at a stoplight – I wanted a picture of the penguins (although one has apparently gotten into the Christmas Cheer a bit).

Dr. M got some Christmas lights for our indoor tree – I think they’re great!

Go to Sara’s blog here to see the blogs of all the other Project 365 participants. Have a great week!

Most of our photos are taken with a 12 megapixel Nikon D5000 DSLR, using a 55-200mm zoom lens. This is the camera that Dr. M takes with him most days. We also take pictures with our old reliable 7 megapixel Canon Powershot A710. This is the camera that the Bug uses most of the time. If you’re interested in which camera was used for a particular shot, just ask!


  1. oh my word, Paula Deens banana pudding recipe is the best ever!!!! And one of my favs!!

    that picture of the birds looking all in the same direction is pretty funny. maybe it was a cat!!!

  2. Oh, c'mon! I want pictures of the barbecue and red velvet cake!

  3. I want some cake:) Great pics, especially the drunken Christmas decoration.

  4. I want some cake:) Great pics, especially the drunken Christmas decoration.

  5. I'm not even checking out the banana pudding recipe. I'm having a hard enough time keeping myself under control.

    My absolutely favorite photos are the squirrel and the birds at the birdbath. I think they're looking at the UPS driver, wondering if he's brought more birdseed....

  6. I used the last tomato from my garden (ripened indoors) on Thursday. And I have one last jalapeno to use in guacamole today. It was such a tolerable fall!

    Your tropical Christmas tree is wonderful. Do you sing Feliz Navidad in front of it at least once a day? (I would.)

  7. real actual colored lights! yay! I'm beginning to hate the ubiquitous little white lights.

  8. That is by far the very best banana pudding recipe I have ever made. It is one of my all time just can't be beat!

    Still jealous of the tomatoes!


    I hope you and Dr M. have a blessed and wonderful Christmas!

  9. the shot of the deer and of the squirrel is great

  10. Love your shots this week. That banana pudding is to die for. I have made it and love it. Happy belated anniversary. Did you notice my outdoor penguin decoration from Sunday? It is in our neighbors yard.

  11. OH MY WORD... I want some of that banana pudding. I woulda gone for the 3rd helping of it! :)

    Love the birds on the icy bird bath.. poor little fellas!!!

    Love the lights on the plant! :) You always make me smile.

  12. I think I have to go look up that recipe. I love banana pudding. And banana cream pie. And, well, just plain bananas.

    Dr. M takes the best pictures of the moon!

  13. Love the moon shot of course and that banana pudding looks so spectacular. I so need to try some...of course I will have to wait until someone else makes it, because I am not a baker. LOL Hope you have a great Christmas

  14. The moon--amazing!
    The tomatoes--beautiful!
    The Bug--delightful!

    Can you find the penguin in my post: And why did I put it there?

    Have a great day!

  15. I had some of that banana pudding when we visiting Lady & Sons restaurant last summer. YUM! So I can completely understand the two helpings :) I should try making it. Hmmmmm. Might make a nice dessert for Christmas dinner.

    We're enjoying a week away at an RCI resort, compliments of some dear friends. We're mostly unplugged, except for occasional forays to the clubhouse where there is wifi. Honestly I'm not traveling far from the nice air conditioned room :) And a jacuzzi tub. This is the first vacation we've ever taken where our primary activity has been SLEEPING. lol But we're thoroughly enjoying it!

    Have a wonderful time with family (and sneak some time alone every once in a will keep you sane :) and MERRY CHRISTMAS!


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