Sunday, December 26, 2010

Snowball Phenomenon

I have seen some amazing things in my lifetime.  Breathtaking sunsets are always the best and frost on trees never ceases to stun me; however, I think after today I've seen it all.

Perfect conditions and location created this....

snowball phenomenon.

There were thousands of puffy snowballs laying in this field.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The best gift a teacher could ask for....

is to give the joy of learning to all her students; however, I think a close second is sweet, new fonts!  Click the link below to check out one of my favorite blogs and score some new fonts!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland

I must be a ND girl at heart, because to me, one of the most stunning scenes is frosty trees in winter.  I struggle to find energy in the winter because it's dark by the time I get home, so I relish weekend time when I can enjoy the outdoors (bundled up that it!).  What is your favorite winter activity?

Friday, December 3, 2010

Emotion-Filled Shots

I especially love when I can capture emotion in a photo.  The following two photos were taken at Thanksgiving (I really could blog all year about the fantastic Red Willow Bible Camp Memories!).  The first one is of some of my cousins who were having a chocolate frosting war.  My Grandma (who is WAY reserved!) came up and started to lick it off my cousin's face.  I think someday they'll really appreciate having this picture to capture the love between family.

The second one is of two cousins having a wet towel war.  I know it's blurry, but it captures the moment.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The only bad part about North Dakota

7am---leaving my house
is the lack of sunshine during the winter.  Today I am linking up with Snapshots of Life over at the eighteen25 blog.  The snapshot time was 7am. I'm sad to say in North Dakota is it not light when I go to work and it is already dark when I come home.  Now, don't get me wrong, I LOVE snow and winter.  Notice the title of the post is the ONLY bad part :)    Snow means snow forts, snow ball fights, sledding, snowmobiling, and wearing cute hats and scarfs!! 

On a totally different note, I also attached some pictures of summer in North Dakota, so you don't get a bad impression.  North Dakota is often one of those overlooked places, but is ranked very high as a fantastic vacation spot (we're affordable too!) 

Our Backyard

Winter Sunrise

Medora Full Moon

Lastly--please excuse the poor quality of these photos.  They are all from my phone.  What would we do without those?!? 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

We are Thankful for...

wonderful rich, family traditions!  My extended family has rented out a local bible camp for as long as I can remember so we can get together in one place for the holidays.   Some of the festivities this year included, scrapbooking, numerous rounds of apples to apples, cross country skiing, Christmas baking, playing in the gym, having chocolate frosting wars, and visiting until WAY too late; however, I think the tradition nearest to everyones' heart is our tablecloth.

My grandma brings a table cloth that we continue to write on every year (in a different color) and say what we're thankful for.  It's so special to look back and see what we've written and how we've grown as a family. Below are some of my contributions to the tablecloth!

At the time of these pictures I hadn't decided what I was going to write for this year.  What are some special traditions that your family has?
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