Tag Archives: weekly image of life

Weekly Image of Life Challenge: Red, White, and Blue

8 Jul
My tasty 4th of July dessert :)

My tasty 4th of July dessert 🙂

 

 

Enjoying my Martha Stewart effort.

Enjoying the red, white, and blue.

Enjoying every spoonful with my family.

 

 

 

Weekly Image of Life Challenge Courtesy of This Man’s Journey

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Weekly Image of Life Challenge: Nature’s Bliss

23 May
Enjoying nature's bliss under water.

Enjoying nature’s bliss under water.

 

Sometimes I am so jealous of Aquaman … he can enjoy this all the time without fearing a shark attack or running out of air.

Nature rocks. It makes you forget about your city problems.

 

 

Weekly Image of Life Challenge Courtesy of This Man’s Journey

 

Weekly Image of Life: Getaway

28 Mar

 

 

Getaway

Getaway

 

Stress.

Anxiety.

Frustration.

Anger.

Counting to ten doesn’t seem to be working?

Need a getaway?

Trader Joes has your passport.

Chocolate Lava Cakes … they take me anywhere.

 

Weekly Image of Life Challenge Courtesy of This Man’s Journey

 

 

Weekly Image of Life Challenge: Event

15 Feb
Event

Event

 

It’s part of our culture.

It’s an all-day event.

It begins early in the morning and ends late at night.

It involves tailgating with  breakfast sandwiches, and orange juice, followed by BBQ wings, nachos, Goldfish Crackers, Capri Sun pouches and plenty of other beverages.

It involves high-fives and smiles, half-time shows and Thomas the Train companions.

It involves a stadium filled with fans cheering and my son enjoying every minute of it.

It involves touchdowns, excitement, and unforgettable woo-hoo moments with my son.

His first college football experience … definitely an event worth remembering.

 

 

Weekly Image of Life Challenge courtesy of This Man’s Journey.

 

 

Weekly Image of Life Challenge: People

7 Feb
Hanging out with penguins.

Hanging out with penguins.

 

 

People.

Sometimes there are too many.

Sometimes they take your parking spots.

Sometimes they annoy you.

Sometimes they surprise you.

Sometimes they amuse you.

Sometimes they make you smile.

And sometimes … sometimes they’re funny and they don’t even know it.

People.

 

 

 

Weekly Image of Life Challenge courtesy of This Man’s Journey

Weekly Image of Life: Weekend

16 Jan

Having 14-hour shifts with two kids the days sort of run into each other here in Motherhood. Mondays look like Wednesdays and Fridays look like Sundays. The only thing that’s different is what’s on TV.

But there is something I savor … I keep for special occasions … like the weekends.

Sweet.

Creamy.

Rich.

Melt in your mouth.

Made with love.

Made with Aloha.

Yes … weekends are special.

 

My Weekends

My Weekends

 

 

Weekly Image of Life Challenge Courtesy of This Man’s Journey.

 

 

Weekly Image of Life: Wish List for 2013

5 Jan
Image via Nike

Image via Nike

A stronger what?

Person

Spirit

Mother

Friend

Triathlete

Writer

Warrior

A stronger sense of balance. Most definitely.

But most of all, just hoping to be a stronger human being who can continue to find humor in life so that I can get through all the crappiness that finds it’s way to my door.

In 2013 … Strength in humor … it’s the way to go.

Weekly Image of Life Challenge courtesy of This Man’s Journey

Weekly Image of Life: Happy Holidays

9 Dec

It always feels like a happy holiday with Charlie Brown at Christmas … and my kids sitting next to me enjoying the same cartoon I watched every Christmas during my childhood.

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Image of Life: Rekindle the Joy

1 Dec
One of my first gifts ...

One of my first gifts …

 

Walking through the store during the holiday season I was mostly annoyed by all the people who hadn’t finished their Christmas shopping during the Black Friday or Cyber Monday craziness.

I thought everybody was done.

The other part of me was stressed out that I had run out of Cheerios and Goldfish Crackers and my daughter was so not interested in running errands.

And then I saw it … and something happened. I took a field trip back in time and all the annoyances of 2012 had disappeared as I was revisiting the early eighties. The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine … there it was sitting on the shelf and I couldn’t believe it.

I smiled as I remembered cranking the lever so that the shaved ice would pop out of the front of the house.

I smiled as I remembered using the small paper cups to catch all the shaved ice.

I smiled because I remembered squeezing the plastic snowman so that the sweet artificial fructose corn syrupy tasty concoction would cover the entire cone.

I did this for about two years … even when it rained, even after I lost the red shovel, even after the snowman’s red hat disappeared, even after all the small paper cups ran out.

Awesome childhood memories.

I looked at the box for a minute and then put it in the cart.

Hoping to rekindle the joy.

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Weekly Image of Life Challenge Courtesy of This Man’s Journey

 

 

 

 

Weekly Image of Life: Create

10 Nov

Noah’s Lego Fire Truck

 

What do 243 Lego pieces create?

Enthusiasm.

Excitement.

Patience.

More patience.

Deep breaths.

Frustration.

A chocolate break.

Careful attention to ALL of the directions and steps.

Progress.

Success.

A Lego Fire Truck.

A TA-DAAAAA  moment.

High-fives.

Smiles.

Happiness.

Play time.

Crossing off an item from your Bucket List.

And memories.

243 pieces create a lot of memories.

I’m hoping my son will remember some of them.

 

 

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Weekly Image of Life Challenge courtesy of This Man’s Journey.