Monday, December 23, 2013

Catching up

Day 181:  My strange hoard

For years, I've collected the taco sauce packets from Taco Bell--the ones with the funny sayings!  These are two of my most recent addition.

Day 182:  Write.

I have a cup full of little teeny pencils that I've used.  It's hard to write with these now!

Day 183:  Friends and books

"Books, like friends, should be well chosen..."

Day 184:  Thanksgiving day

There's nothing quite like homemade rolls fresh from the oven :)

Day 185:  Black Friday The day after Thanksgiving

We don't shop.....we stay home and eat leftovers and play Catch Phrase.

Day 186:  Mama's Precious Moment

My Grandma gave this to Mom last year, and it will most likely grace the table for many Thanksgivings to come.

Day 187:  Check the sound!

Dad is certainly the sound guy in our family.  He handles the sound and speakers and all for our concerts, and we'd be lost without him. :)

Day 188:  Thanksgiving past, Christmas coming quickly

Indeed, come O Emmanuel!

Day 189:  A young flower

Geraniums are one of my favorite flowers, and their little buds are so cute!  They look melancholy, don't they?

Day 190:  And so we decorate for Christmas

What would the season look like without Poinsettias?

Day 191:  Reflected lights

-Not sure how to caption this_

Day 192:  Snow day 

Our poor Hawthorne bush was all bent over by the snow, but it's all better now!  This takes the place of My Favorite Picture of the Month.

Day 193:  Hello, schoolwork!

Since I'll be graduating in a little less than three months, I'm really trying to do a lot of school each day to finish.  Last week I finished Physics, so check that!

Day 194:  A star, a star, shining in the night.....

Mom hung these up a few days ago.  They sparkle like gold in the sunlight.

Day 195:  More gold sparkles

~Think of a good caption and mentally insert it here~

Day 196:  Make my stomach growl!!

These are caramel brownie bars.  Almost perfection.  Maybe I'll send you the recipe, if you ask nicely. :)

Day 197:  Light up the darkness

Let there be light!!

Day 198:  Another picture of the sparkly stars

Please ignore the telephone pole in the background.  I was just snapping the photo when it photobombed.

Day 199:  Uhauls everywhere

No...we're not moving yet. :)

Day 200:  Grandma's house

I can't believe I've reached the 200 mark!!!!!!  Can't wait to get these next 113 days over with.  No, actually, I've really loved this project and it's been really fun.  But I never want to do it again.

Day 201:  Remember the reason

Jesus was born to die.  He came to save and fulfill.  This isn't about out-giving or good food, it's about remember Christ and his sacrifice.

Day 202:  Day trip to Hanford

Our church and a few others took a field trip to Hanford!  I'll probably do a post on that sooner or later.  We had a fabulous time. :)

Day 203:  Christmas is almost here!!

And here we have a picture of the first fire of the winter beneath our bedecked mantle.  Enjoy, everybody.  Feast your eyes.

Day 204:  Another music picture

We serve a great God.

Merry Christmas!!


  1. Beautiful pictures as usual, Haley!! I have loved doing this with you :)

    1. Me too, Emilie! It's been great having your support and comrad-ship in this :)

  2. Very good, Haley!! I really like day 182!!!
    ~*~Hannah II

  3. Nice pics, Haley! I really love day 188! O Come, O Come, Emmanuel is a favorite of mine! ;)