Wednesday, January 2, 2013

December 2012

My Favorite Things

I'm going to make this a year in photo review - as in My Favorite Things of 2012.  Some photos may have made a prior appearance but some may be new photos to this blog.  You can find the "Rule of Thirds" in a few of them. 


The boys at Mackinaw City.  They had their swim suits in the car but we didn't get them on them.  At least they had dry clothes for later.

I still can't believe my husband let me take this photo.  
While the Nguyen's were here invading the Great North, my dad took them out on Spar Wars to bring the boat back from Harbor Springs to Boyne.  They were thrilled when he let them jump off at the beach to play with their cousins.  I am sure he and Michelle were thrilled to have a peaceful trip the rest of the way to town.

 All ten grandchildren ages 11 to 2 in this photo.

Ty and Sam making cakeballs with Sydney at Grandma Carol and Grandpa Bruce's while we attempted to make taffy.  The cake balls turned out a bit better.

Tyler's 11th Birthday Breakfast with Grandma Judy and Papa Jerry at The Original Pancake House in Bay Harbor.

Christmas at my dad's with the Michigan grandkids and their new Spar Wars hats.








My favorite moon shots from this year.  This year was the first time I "figured it out" and was successful at actually getting a clear shot.  (There were a few duds in there too.)  I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I did taking them.















Sunsets & Sunrises





By far, my favorite sunset photo from the year.  This was taken at the Harborage Marina.  Tyler and I ran down when I saw the sun was setting behind the rainstorm and we just made it home as it was starting to rain on us. 








My favorite photos from summer include camping with my mom and family at Whiting's Park, Sam jumping from my Uncle Jeff's dock, and from our family trip to Pictured Rocks in Munising.













My favorite photos of fall. 













Taken just a few weeks ago, this was the begining of our winter here in Boyne.  The wind was calm for a week and made the sunrises over the lake just beautiful - especially with the dusting of snow. 
Always a favorite around town, the Brooks' annual light display is such a treat! 



2012 brought us the last year of Tyler's Little League Career and Sam's first try at Coach Pitch.Springtime means a few things here in Boyneland including Mushroom Hunting, baseball, and rolling up our pant-bottoms for the first few trips to the beach of the year.

Sam and Alex at Young State Park 


Spring makes a good segway to my flower category. Here are my favorites from this year.



Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Well, I'm going to go out on a limb and pick the topic and concept for December. Please feel free to post as many or as few pictures as you like.

Topic: My Favorite Things

Concept: Rule of Thirds

Have Fun!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Change of Plans

As you have probably noticed, our bloggers have been dropping like flies over the last month or so.  We are all busy moms and some of us have just been too busy to take photos and post.  So, we have decided to change our plan a little going forward.  Beginning with December, we will now have one topic and one concept for the whole month.  We hope that this will give us more time to explore different concepts and a chance to come up with some really great photos.  Stay Tuned...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Week 25 - Amy

Daddy and daughter at the Thanksgiving feast after church.
The Indians were good friends to the pilgrims and taught them what they needed to know to survive.
We have lots of fun in our home. On this night the kids were sword fighting with balloon swords and milk jug helmets  They also made catapults to fire mini marshmallows.
This was the first course of a four course meal that I made for the Autumn Feast at work. The soup does not look very appealing, but it tasted really good. 
The kids got new clothes and were very pleased with getting to look so snazzy. 
Working in the kitchen at work, the place God uses to provide my wealth. 
This is from Tirion's last hospital stay in March. We are very thankful for her health and that she has not had to go back in for ten months.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Week 24 - Amy

The Beatles

A Day In The Life
I decided to cook a duck this week. I had to go to the store and told my husband that I needed the duck as dry as he could get it. He asked what he should use and I told him to use paper towels  When I came back, this is what I found. He had a little fan blowing up into the cavity and a box fan for the outside. He said that the paper just stuck to the duck.
Come Together
Several people come together for this co-op style group of wonderful food called Bountiful Baskets. I got all of this for just $16.50. 5 potatoes, 5 ears of corn, 7 bananas, 2 one pound bags of carrots, 5 tomatoes, 1 green tomato, 2 mini watermelons, 1 honeydew, 1 pineapple, 1 bunch of celery and 1 head romaine lettuce.
Fixing A Hole
Filling the cracks that ran through the door-jamb.
The Long And Winding Road
The freeway coming off the mountain down into the valley.
I've seen a lot of the little boy peeing stickers, but never one like this. My friend and I were driving when we were stopped at a light behind this person. I saw the sticker and told her that I had to get a picture of it. Just then the light changed, so we followed the car into the parking lot at Wal-Mart. We followed everywhere she went. She looked like she was parking, so I tried to take a picture. She started driving again, so we followed her. She finally parked and we stopped right behind her, blocking her in. I jumped out to get a good picture. When she got out I apologized for stalking her and told her why we were following her. She thought it was funny and told us where she got the sticker.
When I'm Sixty-Four
I love to sing and play instruments. I hope that I am still doing that when I'm 64.
Not the greatest picture, but this is my new do I got this week.