Saturday, January 27, 2007

Liam loves his mommy


Liam loves his mommy, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

In a rare moment of openness, Liam let me take a series of self-portraits with him in them.

He tops my list Liam and Me

Friday, January 26, 2007

Chipotle for lunch


Chipotle, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

I had to create an entry just for this photo. I was experimenting with ISO settings indoors and this photo happened spontaneously. I love it. Captures Caitrin's whole personality in one shot. :)

Her comment on seeing the photo: I'm so glad I painted my nails last night. They look really good.

A day in the life...

Speed Limit Sign Lakota Freshman School
I take Jacob to school every morning and then return to our house:

Home in winter

Then I go shopping...

Kroger's and Britney Favorite furniture store: Pier One

When I leave the bank, I wait at this traffic light...
Rte 747 across from US Bank

And every Wednesday night, Margaret and I buy snacks at break time. Can you spot us?

Julie and Margaret on study break

Hope some of you show a bit of your routine on your blogs.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Toni's 50th birthday


Toni's 50th birthday, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

Today found me out to lunch with some of my dearest homeschooling friends. Toni (second from the left) turned fifty and we celebrated at Don Pablo's. I loved the colorful background! Found ourselves talking about grandchildren, adult children and menopause... yes, I really am in that age group now. :)

(From left to right: Debbie, Toni, Trish, Felicia and Barb)

365 challenge:
One of the tough things about these one-a-day photos is how many good pictures I'm not posting to this blog! I have a "day in the life of" collection that is growing and think I'll use it for tomorrow. If anyone else has been accumulating a day's worth of typical outings in pictures, I'd love to see yours too. A bit like Donna's self-portrait challenge and Nikki, Laura and Carol's 24 hour day shots. Mine will be a composite of several days (in about 5 shots), but will show some of the sights on my regular routine through the lens of a camera. If you want to join me in doing it, let me know. Could be fun.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Self Portrait


Self Portrait, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

In honor of Donna's suggestion, I took this self portrait today while skiing. I've included my favorite pic of the day below. You can see a full set of pictures (including my cute kids) that show how Indiana makes snow when there is none on the surrounding grounds by clicking on the Perfect North set.



Perfect North Tuff Enuff, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

This was my favorite of the day, though I wish the people in the lift were my kids!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Boys Break Stuff


Boys Break Stuff, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

Jacob broke his wrist and Liam broke his glasses. Yeah, they break stuff.

The cast says: "Jacob, You Do NOT Know How Ski!!"
I wanted to say to the writer: "You Do NOT Know How Write!" :)



Everything is Illuminated, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

Liam's left lens has now fallen out of two pairs of glasses in just a few weeks. We lost the first lens and this time, thank heavens, we found it. I looked at the pair on the counter and noticed Johannah's book: Everything is Illuminated behind it and thought: Picture of the Day! I did have to adjust the angle of the glasses to keep the window light to a minimum, but otherwise this is how it looked.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Timed Essay Writing at the Learning Tree

These are some of my advanced composition students at our co-op called the Learning Tree. They are writing timed essays practicing for the ACT. From back to front: Susan, Lee Ann, and Allie.

Snow day love: Sunday


Snow day love, originally uploaded by juliecinci.



Girls caught smoking, originally uploaded by juliecinci.


Have to record what may be the only snow play day left for these three. Johannah heads off to college next year and this is the first snow (and perhaps the only) of this winter. They have the pinkest cheeks!

January 21, 2007: Colts are AFC Champs


















Take a look at those comments! Ampersand (Kim) and I turned the blog into a chat room and talked our way through the whole, exciting game. Too fun!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Morning Blues


Morning Snow, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

SNOW! Finally.

Woke up to a winter wonderland scene. This is the view out of my back sliding glass window where we watch our birds feed. I loved the quality of light.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company


Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

Jon took this photo last night when we ushered at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's studio series: "Women of Troy" by Euripides and "The Dumb Waiter" by Harold Pinter. This lovable Cincinnati pig is dressed as Hamlet, naturally, and is wearing a yellow construction hat as they remodel the lobby.

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