Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment

I wasn’t sure if I was going to make this week’s challenge. I thought I would have – so much time – now that I am working from home. But THAT is not the case….

I am busier than ever. My morning commute time lapsed into extra sleep time (bad!bad!bad!). And my evening commute time? Well….I have no idea. I haven’t been able to depart my “job” on time (most nights) and so it seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle of that lateness. We, also, have the little girls here all month, and by the time I am due to be off, Jason is home from his job as well. It gets a little crazy.

Having a door to close off from everyone does WONDERS.

But, this working from home thing is pretty new, so I am sure I will get a better hang of the time management part soon (and wake up earlier again!).

This fleeting moment was caught yesterday on the River Brazos where our family spent Fourth of July. I realize it is not a exactly a “street” view. However, the river was our street as we floated along our watery walkway among other motor crafts.

I was capturing the sunset when a couple pulled up on a jet ski. It was like they were part of the scene. I think they were destined to pose their fleeting moment just for me.

This was way too beautiful of a setting not to share.

And let me just add……watching sunsets and fireworks on the river? Absolutely amazing.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Distorted

The following images were taken in downtown Chicago, IL. I hopped a flight Saturday morning and spent a little over 24hours there (most of it at the airport) and more on that later.

It was a “working” trip, not a personal one. I was usually trailing the group stopping to quickly snap away. I love downtowns….any downtowns. I think it’s from growing up in the country. We didn’t have tall buildings. We didn’t have sidewalks, or trains. I didn’t see things like this very often. And even now, living in a big city between Dallas and Fort Worth. I pass downtown every day and I am still amazed.

Me in a distorted view at a hotel lobby.

I hope to post more about my quick trip soon.

Enjoy the day.

Meet the Fuzzy Clan

One of the stories from my husband’s childhood involved his mom buying some fertilized eggs and putting them in an incubator. She had her son turn them every day for three weeks until the little eggs hatched into baby chicks.

I thought it was the cutest thing I had ever heard, but seemed impossible. I mean….really? Growing baby chickens? In a residence in one of the ninth largest cities in the U.S.?

But yes, that is exactly what she did. And she did it again for her Sunday school class. Except this time she turned the eggs herself.

And they hatched.

Cute little baby chicks were born from the eggs.

I sorta, kinda fell a little lot in love.

Yes, with chickens……look how cute they are….

Chicken butt.

Holding them in my hand, watching them run around in a little hop-walk. Pecking away at the air, or the floor.

They are so curious, but sweet.

I got really attached to the little yellow one.

It liked climbing all over me. I’m thinking it’s because I am always warm.

They were just starting to grow their real feathers on their wings.

It is not easy to photography baby chicks. They move pretty fast. They are also not thrilled with the flash. I recommend a long lens to zoom in from far away. Unless they are on your foot.

Sometimes, they won’t go far away, because they think you are their momma. The downside of being born in an incubator.

I finally said good-bye to my little baby chicken. Pretty soon, the fuzzy clan will grow up and head to the farm. They will be the makers of farm-fresh eggs.

I’ll get to say……..I knew them when. Awwwe.

A Valentine’s Poem

Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue.
I got a COOKIE CAKE!
How about you?!?

Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue.
My husband is a sweetheart.
And that is sooooo true.

Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue.
Daisies are my favorite,
And the mum is nice too.

Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue.
A delicious surprise, in which
I say thank YOU.

Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue.
I am so glad I posted,
And hubby pulled through.

Roses are Red,
Violets are blue.
For next year, maybe diamonds?
A carat will do. Just kidding honey!!!

Seriously, all I can say is WOW. It is JUST what I asked for (and who knew he actually reads my blog??? Hi Honey!).

Today, the sun came out and burned off the fog. Today, I was treated to a special gift of thoughtfulness. Today has been a WONDERFUL day (I could be a little high on cookie cake icing).

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you! I hope it was special….and surprising.