Wednesday, November 26, 2008

An image for Today - Wednesday

A Stud...

Image by: Found on The Sneeze

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! What are your plans for this holiday? Are you traveling? Relaxing? Seeing family? Or maybe even shopping?

Whatever your plans might be I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

An Image for Today - Tuesday

Oh Baby...

Image by: Bobbi + Mike

One of my favorite Photographers and a friend from long ago! Congratulations you two!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

An Image for Today - Thursday

A Few Great Men...

Image by: Jennifer Photography

The Library of Congress facade graced by the busts of Demosthenes, Emerson, Irving, Goethe, Franklin, Macaulay, Hawthorne, Scott and Dante. What a wealth of history and knowledge! And don't let that education stuff get in your is one of the most beautiful buildings and is covered in sculptures and works of art.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

An Image for Today - Wednesday

What are you staring at?...

Image by: Jennifer Photography

The ground has now frozen and the furry children have sensed it. Their coats are coming in thicker and they have started the terrible practice of digging holes to keep warm in. That's right...I have fur flying through the house that the vacuum could never keep up with and I have large holes appearing in the yard that we will have to fill in come spring.

For all the hassle...I love the winter and so do they. They are from Siberia {kind of} and the snow is their element. They are made for it.

We love our furry kids!

What's Your Color?

While many people are going Green...tot he extreme, I can't get that into the movement. First of all I'm to scientific minded to believe whole heartedly in global-warming. I see the climate change as a cycle that the Earth goes through and has repeatedly gone through during its life.

That being said, I do believe that it is our moral obligation to not be wasteful and to care for what God has given us. In other what your gonna do, just do it responsibly!

The one thing I do think has gotten out of control is the grocery store plastic bag nightmare. You buy three things and they put them in 3 different bags! Seriously, it is ridiculous! Plastic Bags are cheap for the store and useful around the house, but you only need so many!

So ends my rant...

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Image found on Simple Mom blog

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

An Image for Today - Tuesday

Soon she will be bare...

Image by: mishellelanephotography

Sooner rather than later I'm afraid...I saw snow on the ground this morning...

Monday, November 17, 2008

An Image for Today - Monday

A stairway from heaven...

Image by: Found Posted on pinkshirtandcarwreaks

Is this not a wonderful stair case? Look at all those glorious books!

Friday, November 14, 2008

An Image for Today - Friday


Image by: Jennifer Photography

This Boy and this Girl make me laugh!

Happy Friday!!

An Image for Today - Thursday

A tucked away secret...

Image by: Jennifer Photography

We were walking away from the Lincoln and toward the World War II when we saw a small memorial tucked to the side and behind the trees in a small clearing. It was the most beautiful memorial, seemingly forgotten. No one was there. We turned to walk towards it and the sun light hit was gorgeous. We were alone as if this small structure was unimportant. Then we saw that some one had placed a cross and a small US flag in the center of the marble floor. It was a magical moment to pay respect to this neglected, small memorial that was so beautiful and touched by the sun.

It was the District of Columbia War Memorial commemorating the citizens of the District of Columbia who served in World War I. It was overlooked by every one for the larger memorials, but on that Veteran's Day it was where we felt the most thankful for those who had fought for us.

Sorry this didn't get posted...well on Thursday, but better late than never!

So...what have been your most moving moments? Have you found something off the beaten path that meant more to you than the tourist hot spots? Do you like follow the straight line or let life take you where it will?

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

An Image for Today - Tuesday

I'd like to say thank you to our Veterans. You who have sacrificed so much you our freedom...

Image by: Jennifer Photography

I took this picture on Veteran's Day in 2005 at the Vietnam War Memorial. In was one of the most moving experiences of my life.

Thank You

Monday, November 10, 2008

An Image for Today - Moday

Image by: gardawind on flickr

The leaves have now fallen to the ground and I have seen the first snow! Not here at home of course, but some good lake effect snow during our travels this weekend!

Do you remember the image from last Friday? Well I saw that exact image {almost...there was no sun shining or blue skies}. Did you see something as exciting this weekend too?

Coming soon...Images of Nephew G!

Friday, November 7, 2008

An Image for Today - Friday

The sights that I will see {flat fields} this weekend while we drive and drive and drive...

Image by: Katarina 2353 on Flickr here

Enjoy your weekend! See you all Monday!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

An Image for Today - Thursday

Where, oh where has the fall weather gone?

Image by: Kevin Monahan Photography

I love fall. It is my favorite time of year! The weather is perfect for a sweater and cuddling...The leaves are gorgeous...

Todays image is from a fall wedding {find it here} and I am jealous. I always wanted a fall wedding, but it didn't fit into a school schedule. The pumpkin decorations alone would be worth an exchange of fall vows!

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

An image for Today - Wednesday

Are we reaching the top? Or have we reached the pinnacle and are now falling back down?

This is just a gorgeous and simple image.

Image by: Blueju38 found here on flickr

Head over to his flickr page and check out his amazing work!

To quote Galerius and the Edict of Tolerance...

"...wherefore, for this our indulgence, they ought to pray to their God for our safety, for that of the republic, and for their own, that the republic may continue uninjured on every side, and that they may be able to live securely in their homes."

I am unsure if this is even possible for the future of our nation.

With the prospect of the Fairness Doctrine, gun control (bans and limitations), and the plan Obama has for a Domestic Military aren't you unsure too? The Fairness Doctrine can take away the right to free speech...Gun control takes away our right to bear arms (Key to our nation...our ability to protect ourselves from wrong doers and an oppressive government)...and to top it off...a home military force to control and suppress the people (who can no longer fight back).

The denial of these key rights of the people has always marked to down turn of the best nations throughout history. In the past these down turns have been forced on the people, but what is more disturbing has been when the people elect and choose these rights to be taken.

On this day, after a monumental election day I am glad to say congratulations to the African American community for achieving the White House.

But...I am also sad to add, at what cost? The ideas proposed by him (if carried through) sound more like the USSR than the USA and for that I am sad and unsure of the future of this great nation.

I am also disappointed in the "youth of our nation", of which I am embarrassed to call myself a part. You have voted in record number without being informed and knowledgeable of the decision you were making.

I can on pray for today's "youth"...Lord forgive them for they know not what they this nation.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

An Image for Today - Tuesday

A vote is beautiful...

Image found here

Are you doing your duty?

Are you doing your duty? Leave early today and go vote! So many have sacrificed their health, freedom, and lives to protect your right to vote. The right to vote is the most important liberty that we have been given, it is our freedom to choose our leaders, please exercise it!

Have you decided? Are you still undecided? (if you are, you should read my blogs here, here, and here) Are you voting?