Saturday, April 30, 2011

Day 120 - First Engagement Photo Shoot

I will not usually post 365 pics that are from my business photo shoots, but I want this blog to reflect my everyday life.  I'd end up posting nothing but photo shoots, because I have so many photos from them.  However, I had so much fun with this darling couple and I cannot wait to edit the rest of these precious vintage picnic photos!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Day 119 - Coming Along

We all here in the PandaHouse are coming along, day by day with the adjustments to being a family of four.  PandaJOY truly is a delight and comedienne and cuddler and pure joy.  As much as she makes me crazy, she makes me melt and I always end the crazy day with a huge, thankful smile on my tired face.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Day 118 - I Must Have Died Because This Is Too Good To Be True


That is really the English version.  FAGE.  You see it written on the carton with Greek lettering.

Not pronounced like PAGE, but rather very Greeky...... /fa yeh/.

Since I am really trying to eat cleaner foods and fill my body with nutrition instead of processed anti-foods (that are so convenient and so easily addictive!!!!) I decided to try Greek yogurt.  It is far superior in health benefits than what we Americans like to call yogurt.  It has a sort of stout bitter twang when eaten plain, but the goodness it does for our bodies is wonderful.  I opened the little cutie-patootie container, mixed that natural strawberry spread in with the Greek yogurt, took my first bite and I about fell out of my seat.  It was so incredibly THICK and CREAMY that I swore I was licking frosting off a cake that I wasn't supposed to.  Not too sweet, but oh-so-incredibly-CREAMY!!!!!

I was pretty euphoric for the duration of the snack.

I'll be buying more Greek yogurt.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Day 117 - Brilliant Idea

Why didn't I think of adding eye-popping-amazingly-rich color to the already simply iridescent beautiful clear bubbles?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Day 116 - Too Pooped to Pop


Poor, poor PandaDoggie has been through the wringer! He slept on my bed today on a down comforter for an hour and a half. Didn't move a muscle the whole time. Probably the most sleep he's gotten since his terrible weekend ordeal. He won't drink any water and keeps puking up his food. He's on pain meds and light sedatives to keep him from being his normal bouncy self hoping he can heal quickly down there. I hope he gets better soon. This just doesn't seem normal.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Day 115 - Pandaleidoscope PIGS


Ever played Pass the Pigs? You're totally missing out on this fun and addicting game! These piggies are about the size of a Hershey's kiss. Fun playing with my little family....even PJ got to roll the pigs!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Day 114 - Happy Easter!


Just like yesterday's pic....this looks so serene and perfect yet holds a different story than what the eye beholds. If only you knew what happened last night. I'll post about it on my regular blog, but it had to do with a major wind and lightning storm, a screaming two year old, scared 8 year old, blood, a panicked trip to the animal ER and me burning my hand. Thank God Jesus lives and this world is only a place we are passing through! Happy Easter!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Day 111 - ManCave


PandaJOY and PandaPop hanging out in the ManCave together....for a short while.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Day 109 - Peace


These gorgeous doors are on the front of a beautiful church on the streets of New York City. I took it almost two weeks ago, but I am studying about the peace of Jerusalem right now and I took this pic for PandaPop whose life work is to teach children about the love and peace God gives. It says: "All thy children shall be taught of the LORD and great shall be the peace of thy children"

Monday, April 18, 2011

Day 108 - Good Lit



I know, I'm behind the times on this book and I know there's a movie that's been out awhile about it, but I am not one to keep up with current good literature. I love to read, but it has to completely enamore me or else I get bored and forget about the book. I don't read voraciously nor near as super-lightning-fast as PandaPop, but when I get in the mood to read....I want a great book right THEN. I 've heard about this one and Water for Elephants, but that one had a waiting list at the library. We'll see how The Time Traveler's Wife holds my attention.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Day 107 - Sweet Love


OK....this was from yesterday, but it was too cute and I didn't take a pic today. I know, shock & dismay.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Day 105 - Did You See a Tornado, Toto?!!


We drove up to our house with a third of our silver leaf maple in our driveway today from the UNBELIEVABLY crazy winds we are having this year. We are not known for high winds, but I know I have had to postpone several photo shoots due to them. Our tree needed a portion of this branch down so I guess it wanted nature to run its course and not a saw. We "happened" to not be at home with our vehicles in the driveway when this fell. Thank you, Lord for angels of protection.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Day 103 - Lost in the Shuffle


Poor Miao. He has gotten so lost in the crazy world we now have. He used to be so much a part of the family and now he just hides from the dog by sleeping upstairs or puts up with PJ "petting" him. Sometimes in the middle of the night I feel his soft warm fur on my face or legs and I know he's okay.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Day 102 - Red


Red is my favorite color. I used to collect these gorgeous antique glassware pieces and one just caught my eye today in a particularly special way as I was walking into my dining room.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Days 97-101 NYC!!

I didn't spend much money on NYC junk, but I had to buy all of the PandaFamily I ♥ NYC shirts. A must! I'll take pics later of both PJ and PG. PG had already gone to school when I snapped this of PJ.

There was toooooooooo much in Central Park for me to easily choose one photo! Central Park was my favorite part of the whole trip! LOVED it!

The famous Times Square was so full of people and just had an electric buzz to the atmosphere. Very fun, but way too crowded for us. We left before it got dark to go do something else.

Every morning we got a voucher from our hotel for Starbucks.  LOVE this pic of my friend.  Looks so New York.
I love this shot that I took right out of my airplane window. Gorgeous skies!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

Day 94 - Baby, Baby, Baby---OHHHHH!


Sportin' my new Bieber look for NYC!! Leaving on Thursday around 4:30 AM for NYC with this Reckless Housewife to celebrate our 40th birthdays (mine: last sept./hers: last dec.). There is no way I could do this on my own, but her hubby flies all over the place for work and racks up air miles and hotel points so we get to fly for free and stay in the Waldorf Astoria.....for free! So pumped about it!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Day 93 - Secret Sitter


This flower is from our front flower bed. I just love snapping pics of God's handiwork in flowers. They are all so gorgeous to me!! It was by total accident that I captured a day in the life of this little guy sitting happily on a petal of this flower. When I loaded the pics to my computer and enlarged it just a bit I noticed something sitting there!!! This flower is all of the size of a half-dollar coin so you can calculate HOW TINY this fella really is!

Amazing little gift that God blessed me with right in my own front yard.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Day 92 - Super Ticked-Off Feathered Friends


Well, I have finally come to my senses apparently and now know why everyone talks about and is addicted to "Angry Birds" on their smart phones! My 8 year old taught me......after SHE put the app on PP's phone. Welcome to the new millenium, PandaMom.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Day 91 - Happy Retirement


Had fun celebrating a lifetime of hard work and dedication for my father-in-law with a surprise retirement party out in the country at PandaPop's parents' awesome land with family and friends!