Sunday, December 25, 2011

Project 365 - Week Fifty-Two!

It’s Christmas! And the last week of Project 365. Until next week. I’m not sure if Sara’s going to continue to host, but I’ve enjoyed doing it so much that I’m going to keep on taking pictures making Mike take pictures next year too.

Sunday, December 18th       
Someone had asked to see a picture of our anniversary barbecue & red velvet cake, so I took pictures of the last of them.

After lunch we went on a ramble. Dr. M took these great pictures (oh, wait I think maybe I took the sheep pictures). He posted some more on his blog here.

Monday, December 19th  
Tis the season – Ill Penguin was greeting me when I get home from work.

Tuesday, December 20th
Here’s the Tax Time Pig, in his new Christmas outfit. I wondered why the picture was worse than usual, but then I remembered that I had rolled down the back window instead of the driver’s window when I took the picture.

Go to this post to find out what this is about.

Wednesday, December 21st

We drove to NC today. And apparently the only picture we took was of me eating this mango lollipop.

Thursday, December 22nd       
My cousin & her husband brought their new baby by to visit. The State of The Bug: gazing into a baby’s eyes. [Note: yes, I’m wearing the same flannel shirt as in yesterday’s picture – this was the one that Dr. M insisted I bring because maybe I would get cold. Amazes me how often he’s right.]

Friday, December 23rd
Dr. M took these pictures on his way to visit his dad.

Saturday, December 24th - Christmas Eve!
Lot's of pictures this day. We had dinner at my brother and his family's house. The meal was fabulous - thanks J & B for all your hard work, cooking & hospitality! I made green bean casserole - it was a bit on the soupy side, but was pretty tasty anyway. It was supposed to have almonds, but I left them unattended in the toaster oven - thank goodness daddy was there to carrying the smoking pan outside!

Here are my nephews. B1 is a computer genius, working on his degree in some sort of computer something-or-other (I know - I'm so technical). B2 is heading to the army after his high school graduation this spring - he wants to do something in the medical field. 

Here is my brother & his wife - & you remember my tumbling niece:

I caught Daddy & Amy with food in their mouths - I know they appreciated me interrupting their dinner!

Dr. M and me.

My sister-in-law is a bit of a hippo fanatic (in the same way that I am a penguin fanatic). Here was her big find this holiday season - isn't he cute?

Sunday, December 25th - Christmas Day!
Since I'm writing this post between gigs on Christmas Day I decided to go ahead & add some pictures from this morning - I'll add the rest next week. This morning Dr. M & I went with Daddy & Amy to his nursing home ministry (leading hymns before Sunday School). Dr. M played some pre-singing dulcimer tunes, then I (sort of) played the piano while we all sang (including my aunt Mimi- loved hearing her & Amy sing alto). Then Dr. M & I headed back home for a bit before heading to his dad's house. We exchanged our gifts - I got a Radio Flyer wagon filled with Burt's Bees stuff! Dr. M, of course, got sheep & cow stuff :)

I wish you all a fabulous Christmas!

Go to Sara’s blog here to see the blogs of all the other Project 365 participants.

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. What?! No birds or squirrels this week?

  2. You know, there WAS a squirrel picture on one day, but there were so many other pictures I decided to not use it. Sorry! :)

  3. Love Tax Time Rudolph the red nosed pig. I loved the sheep and family shots too. Merry Christmas to you all.

  4. Wonderful photographs! Merry Christmas.

  5. Great pictures. Great family. Great blog. I'm enjoying getting to know you. Merry Christmas.

  6. hahaha Rolling down the wrong window is something I would do!

    I'm glad you have Dr. M around to make sure you stay warm :)

    Glad you're having a great Christmas week with family!

  7. Looks like a great time was had by all!

  8. I think my all time fav picture is the rusted windmill....stunning. It would make a great framed piece to hang on the wall.....


    Merry Christmas!

  9. Hi, Bug! Fun times with family!
    Sweet pic of you and baby; yummy lollipop and pretty nails ;)
    And always lovely nature/animal photos. Thank you both!
    Happy rest of true week 52!

  10. Precious baby, yummy food...funny cute tax time pig and Happy New Year to you!

  11. So fun! I'm amazed how often you both hop in the car and head down to NC. Must not be as far as I'm thinking, or you are just very hardy travelers. Thanks for sharing your Christmas with us!

    I have completely enjoyed reading about your life over 2011!

  12. i enjoyed catching up with your Christmas today - and love that you have Shaun the Sheep there as well - excellent :)


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