Monday, December 31, 2012

Books and Baklava (and a little more)

I should probably be writing an overview-review thingy of the year. But I'm posting about baklava and books instead. And that makes total sense and you love it. So glad we are on the same page.

Yesterday some family came over for Christmas (I know, it's a little late =) and we opened presents and talked (and I drank hot cocoa, because that's what all the cool people do, right?). It was fun, although I didn't talk much (hmm, imagine that).

I was thrilled that I got the first book in the Dragons in Our Midst books. You may remember me talking about them back in September....and this is weird, but I have not really read them - even though I ADORE them. So I was totally thrilled to get this. I love these books! I didn't think I'd like them since they are fantasy, but obviously, I was really wrong. I could just go on and on about them. But I won't, for your sake. =)

Mom made baklava, so I took some pictures. Baklava is really cool looking before you dump all the syrup on it.


Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Little Chub (it's code =)

He was dying to get his picture taken. The Little Chub certainly is pudgy (if that didn't make sense, I understand). He was delighted to find a few empty boxes with small remainders of wrapping paper on Christmas day. He's so sweet and cute.

Friday, December 28, 2012

the moon's light

the moon shines her light on all the world below,
she lights the forest floor covered in snow.
her pale face
gives light to every race.
in every nation, 
whether full of peace or fright,
she watches over the children at sleep tonight.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas at the beach

I convinced my parents to take me to the beach to try out the new camera. I have a mental list of all the places I want to go to take pictures. I was thrilled that there were kites; I've always really wanted to take pictures of kites at the beach (it's strange, I know, but I've really wanted to do that). It was tons of fun. So yeah, if you were at the beach on the 25th, and you saw a girl with a camera and camera bag running around taking pictures, grinning bizarrely, that was me. 

Happy day-after-Christmas. =)


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

merry christmas, folks. remember the reason we celebrate! xoxo

ps: i. got. a. canon. yes, i did. and yes, i am freaking out! 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Lovely little Christmas cookies

what to do when the lighting is horrible in your kitchen - edit the photo and make it black and white. :-)


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

what i've been doing

Painting pretty skies and silhouettes

Making squealing noises when you're trying to cheer for you

Having cocoa with breakfast (I'm excited easily I guess).

Talking to an Apple support person and not being able to understand ANYTHING she said. (And she was even American!)

Going crazy with the cooking spray. (My mind has gone blank and I can't remember if that's what I usually call it - sounds odd. Never mind.)

Listening to music. (WHAT A SURPRISE!!)

Practicing my flute. (Yes, it's a miracle!)

Being asked strange questions by my piano teacher's neighbor. 

Watching What Not To Wear (new season's coming out soon! Inserts screams here). 


Dumping water (on purpose) all over my painting. And yes, there was reason for that.

Jumping on my bed and creating a dent in my mattress. (WOW. Can you say stupid move?)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

the promised dc post

I promised some photos from DC...(that was a while ago =). Here they are. Quality isn't super fabulous...sorry about that. =)

 Oh, and the Capitol's ceiling under the dome is is SOOOOOOOOOO high! Ok, you probably knew that, but still, it's really cool.

And this is TOTALLY random, but I'm sure your fine with that. I love this song by Owl City (or their version of it, I guess). They don't have it on iTunes, but you can watch it on youtube. 

Monday, December 17, 2012

today shots

Can you believe it's a little over a week from Christmas? The year has sped by...and don't I sound like every other blogger in the world?! =)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Dove's little note

Hmm...isn't it a little obvious someone wants people to buy more candy? =)