Friday, January 21, 2011

Project 365, January 10 to January 15, 2011

So today I decided I should maybe do a post with 6 instead of 3 photos because, well, I'm running a bit behind, aren't I? January is going a little better, it's been snowing lately and the temperatures are supposed to go even lower than they have been. Something like -30 degrees Celsius next week! Brrrrrrr!!! Guess we'll be staying bundled up indoors, might be a good time to get baking!

On January 10th, I had some fun taking pics of my afternoon coffee with the sun coming through my kitchen window. I think it looks just perfect in black and white.

On January 11th I was in serious need of a healthy dose of vitamin C so I whipped up a quick fruit salad with oranges, pineapples, grapefruit, bananas and apples. It was seriously good.

Then on January 12th I was helping Tom out with his homework and I thought he looked so cute all concentrated, I just had to snap a pic!

On January 13th, I baked this apple coffee cake with maple glaze for my other blog's 3rd anniversary, which is on the 14th. Again, seriously gooooood cake! The recipe is here, if you're interested...

We stayed in on January 14th and when the kids came home from school, all Annabelle wanted to do was sit and read. You'd think she'd have had enough in school all day, but no. Go figure!

On January 15th, I was just not inspired until the end of the day when I took out my tripod and did a little night photography. This is the view from my kitchen window, at night.

So there! This week is a little busier than usual as it's Tom's birthday this Sunday (January 23rd) and he invited several of his friends. Who knows, there might be more cake pictures in the very near future. Stay tuned!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Project 365, January 7 to January 9, 2011

I'm finding January has decided to be pretty tough with me this year. I have 3 sick kiddos, have not gone out this weekend, at all, and I decided to take down my Christmas decorations tonight, which I really didn't feel like doing. Ah, well, that's life for ya. Still here are my 3 pics...

On January 7th, I decided to take a pic of my Christmas tree because I just love to stare at the lights, it helps me relax. I might just look at this pic a lot...

January 8th, we stayed in (yay! NOT...) and watched movies. I made cookies from cookie batter I had in the freezer, which comes in very handy when you need something quick, sweet and comforting, like warm cookies and ice cream.

Tonight, January 9th, I finally gave in and put away the Christmas decorations. That really is the part I dislike the most about Christmas, the "after-Christmas", the dull, no lights, no color, grey and cold, worst part of Winter.

I am just a little ray of sunshine tonight, aren't I? I'll get over it, I promise. I'll be back all cheerful and happy real soon.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Project 365, January 4 to January 6, 2011

So here I am for my second installment of Project 365. So far so good!

On January 4th, we went shopping for a new snow suit for Tom and I took my camera to the Mall. We stopped for a coffee break and while Martin got our orders I snapped pictures of the kids making silly faces. Olivia loves making silly faces!

On January 5th it was back to work for Martin but I still had one day left with the kids. We decided to take out all our crafting supplies and make robots as Annabelle had to make one to take back to class. I think I'll write up a post to show you guys the results, we had so much fun!

And on January 6th it was back to school for Annabelle and Tom so Olivia and I went for a walk in the afternoon. It was so cold! She really wanted to come back home! I did have time to take a few photos of these gorgeous little flowers. I don't know what it is about them but they fascinate me.

Still haven't taken my pic for today, I'm trying real hard to get inspired! Hopefully I'll find something...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Year, New Projects

I was thinking it might be fun this year to feature the photos from my 365 project on this blog. And it might be fun to see just how long this resolution lasts! OK, so I'll try it like this, 3 days' worth of pics in one post so as not to set myself up for failure by having to post every single day... Not to say that I won't post anything but my 365 photos but at least this gives me something to start the year with. Here goes!

On January first, we stayed in and the kids played with their Christmas gifts all day. Tom got so many Lego Bionicles and Hero Factory, he pretty much went to Lego Heaven!

On January second, we met one of my best friends at the Musée des Beaux Arts in Québec to see paintings from Picasso, Dali, Miro and many more incredible artists. It felt so good to talk to the kids about the paintings and to see them interested in art. Then we went for a walk in Old Québec. The atmosphere on Rue St-Jean is always the same, be it Summer or Winter. Pedestrians thinking they can cross the street just about anywhere and drivers getting so frustrated about it and the fact that it's their 3rd time around the street trying to find a parking space! But still, I love it.

And then on January 3rd, since my better half didn't have to start work until the 5th (that's today, sadly), we decided to stay in a Holidays kind of mood with a glass of red and pizza for dinner. Sound good, no?

So that's it for now, hopefully there are still a few of you out there who believed I wouldn't let this blog die and we can get a conversation going! Feel free to comment on the pics, here or on Flickr, all in good fun! Be back soon!