Saturday, December 20, 2008

He comes home tomorrow...


DSC_1618, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

...and I can't wait to hug him!

Monday, December 15, 2008

They'll be here soon!


DSC_1171, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

She lands in Chicago and will fly out in an hour, then she'll be here with HIM! We are getting ready to leave for Louisville to meet them and bring them home. Life is sweet.

Pandora

Pandora is the latest goodie I have discovered and I want to share it with you - enjoy!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Brad got promoted


DSC_2654, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

Hey all, I forgot to post this. On December 1, 2008, my husband Brad was promoted to SGM (Sergeant Major), highest enlisted rank in the Army. I am so very proud of him. The photo on his cake is from basic training, 26 years ago.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Upside down


DSCN1548, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Just thinking about them.


DSC_1175, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

My sweet baby girl and her baby boy!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

YES WE DID!


Black IN White, originally uploaded by Racchio.

Thanks to Racchio for this!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

President (Elect) Barack Obama

Our new President! I am renewed in the belief that anything is possible in this great nation of ours. I feel so proud to be a Christian, an American, a military spouse and a military mom.
AMEN!

Thanks for the picture slightclutter photography

Saturday, November 1, 2008

My Irish Twins


DSC_1623, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

I love when the two of them are together. It makes me so happy to see them interact and finish each other's thoughts and sentences.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Smiling


DSC_1544, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

My son, James B. McDonell, graduated from Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri on Thursday. Can you guess which one he is? Yup, that's right - those Irish eyes are smiling. He received honors for outstanding athletic achievement in scoring a perfect 300 on his physical training test. He ran his 2 miles in 11:06. I am so very proud of him!!!



He begins training at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas on Monday for firefighter. We had to say goodbye to him this afternoon and drive back home without him. My husband and I are so proud of him and we are so happy that he seems to have found his direction. He is so looking forward to school and all that comes after serving in the Army.



Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I Will Have Cake!


I Will Have Cake!, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

Happy Birthday to my grandbaby boy Brian!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Zoom, zoom, zoom!


Brian BW, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

He's here! And he's fast! And cute as can be! My Brian boy!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

They're Coming Home Today!


DSCN0996, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

I can hardly stand the waiting - my daughter and my grandson will be here this evening! I have missed them tremendously!

Monday, October 13, 2008

My Rachel


DSC_6047, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

This is another favorite! I just love her smile!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Fun Moment


DSC_6073, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

At the golf course, May 2007. She is radiant!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Hanauma Bay, HI


DSC_2739, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

One of the last days of our trip to Hawaii, we stopped here to snorkel but the lines were too long. So we walked up to some cliffs and we looked at the bay and I saw this. It reminded me of our pup Sara who had passed the year before and I felt like it was a sign. A few miles down the road, we saw this pup - and felt like Sara might be telling us she was "hanging loose".

DSC_2772

Happy Moment


DSC_6105 copy, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

This shot was a happy moment (no mistakes here) in between more formal shots of her senior pictures. We had just finished shooting at the park, golf course, and camp ground; and we had just arrived at the cemetary. She was talking about how she was glad the weather was clearing up but that it was still cold and she only had flip flops and should she put on a sweater, etc. The whole time she was talking, I was changing lenses and I shot this to test my settings on my camera. There were a couple of others, but I wanted to share this one because it turns out it's one of my favorites ever of her. I am truly blessed.

Monday, October 6, 2008

My Day with Zachary


DSC_6579, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

This was taken on August 11, 2007. We were hanging our until Rachel finished work and we went to the park. I pulled him in his red wagon and when we got there - he ran for the slide. He played and I shot. He is Brian's big brother and he's such a smart and handsome boy! I miss him more than I ever thought I would.
More with Zachary.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Latest from Tina Fey

God I love her - she's the greatest!


Monday, September 29, 2008

My Budding Photographer


Rachel.tif, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

Just winding down memory lane and cleaning up my backup drives when I came across this wonderful photo of my daughter, Rachel. She was about 11 or 12 here. We had gone to Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida and the boys went off on all the rides and she tagged along with me to photograph all the wildlife. What a patient model she was, and still is. She is one of my four favorite subjects to photograph. I just wanted to share those beautiful baby blues with you today.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Fall in Denali National Park


IMG_1183a, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

sweet memories

Monday, September 15, 2008

What a view


What a view, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

You may have noticed that my blog style is different. The previous setup was cutting off my my pictures and it was driving me crazy! Hopefully, you will like the improvement as well.

Friday, September 12, 2008

An Old Friend


pic010, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

What a day I had with this wonderous creature! Flippin' amazing - a blast from the past!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

hmmmm


078, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Respite


portage glacier5a, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

I could use this right about now.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Hanging out with the Beast

Do you see the bison's little friend? On the side of the road driving through Canada.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Welcome home


Welcome, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Swirls


Swirls, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

I just needed some color on this dreary day.

Friday, September 5, 2008

A Flower for Audrey


Ahhhh, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday dear Audrey,
Happy Birthday to you!

For my Audrey Marie, who is cute as can be - she is two today!

Courtesy of Sarah Raffuse, 2008. Sarah's Flickr.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Dream


Dream, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

Plumeria from Hawaii. It comes in a variety of colors and smells so wonderful! My favorite after gardenias. I dream of Hawaii regularly.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Following you


Following you, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

Monday, September 1, 2008

I'm here...


Following, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

...with you. good morning.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Tiny Spray


Tiny Spray, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

Hope you have a peaceful evening.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Happy Saturday!


Cardnial in Hawaii, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

I totally forgot about this little guy - I chased him all through the gardens to get some shots of him. Enjoy!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Tropical


DSC_3238, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

Good Morning Friends! I thought you would like this shot. I can still feel the cool breeze of the morning that this was taken in Hawaii. Enjoy!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Pearl Harbor


PH Garden, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

This is the garden leading to the launch ramp to the skiff that takes you to the USS Arizona Memorial. One of the most incredible places I have ever been to.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

That's My Brian Boy


IMG_4365, originally uploaded by MommyFooFoo.

She said I was talking to him when she took this picture. I just love those beautiful brown eyes!

My Boo is Tired


03610016, originally uploaded by MommyFooFoo.

I think he was getting done with the photo shoot. Priceless!

My Boo


03610006, originally uploaded by MommyFooFoo.

I just got this via Flickr from my daughter Rachel. She used her Nikon N65 film SLR camera to shoot this. I think she did great! Of course, she has a perfect subject - my Boo Brian!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sunburst


431, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

This reminds me of Florida - Kentucky is almost as hot!

Bronze Beatle


419a, originally uploaded by Nikongirl's Photoshop.

Discovered him on a walk in my neighborhood - reminded me of Egypt. Very exotic for Kentucky.

Green Glow


Green Glow
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Blue


Blue Bliss
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Saturday, July 26, 2008

My Brother's Family

Tony, Paige, Ian and Dylan. Moody, Alabama 2008.
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Jump Jump Jumparoo!

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler: Encore

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Too Much Candy

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