Monday, March 21, 2011

Mousescrappers Project...What could it be...?

I love Disney and have spent much of my digiscrapping efforts recording our vacations to Orlando.
Mousescrappers is one of my favorite sites for inspiration when doing those layouts or when looking for that special element to make the layout perfect.

Recently, the moderators and organizers have been up to something secret.  I can't wait to find out what it is.  Here's the scoop so far and the link...just in case you're interested.

Have a magical day!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Project 52 Week 11

"Alligator pie, alligator pie, if I don't get some I think I'm gonna die..."

I can't remember who wrote these lines the the kid's poem, but I'll not read them again soon without thinking about today.  This was Spirit Week at our school and included a great number of wonderful challenges and activites with students.  Highlights included the Corvidae Rock Concert, Shave for the Brave with Mr. F's green hair, bowling, skating, pancake breakfast, trivia contest...and the list goes on.

On of the favorites, a fund raiser for the spirit council is "PIE THE TEACHER".  The student members of the council sell tickets on the right to throw a cream pie into the face of a volunteer teacher.  This year, I was chosen by a student and agreed to be "PIED"

Can you see the anticipation in my face?

Okay, I know it's coming...Let's just get it over with...

Oh what a hit!  She sure had deadly aim...I am covered...

No doubt about it...gonna need a shower asap!

Thanks for the help Mom...oops, I mean boss  :)

Shout out to the Great Kid who is responsible for this post and for the most unique experience I've had in a while.  Thanks M...I'm glad you were a good sport.

What a day!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Project 52 Week 10

Went for a coffee with my brother this week.  Spring is on its way, so we decided to head to the far side of the harbour to enjoy our coffee looking at the battery.  It was a crisp and clear afternoon with a hint of spring in the air.  Db doesn't usually let me take his photo, but on this day he agreed.  Here we are, with a couple of shots of the Battery...I love this "CITY"  hehehe

Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Project 52 Week 9

Hooray for getting away!  This past weekend, I got to meet my dh in Ottawa for a winter break.  It was much needed and greatly appreciated.  My energy meter is back on full charge and I'm ready to keep going!  Dd got to spend the weekend with Nanny and Poppy before they went south for the rest of the winter.  Her meter now reads greatly spoiled. 

This fountain in the Ottawa airport caught my eye as I arrived.  it is a full wall fountain and is a lovely focal point in the arrivals area.

Wishing you all some down time to spend with your loved ones.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Project 52 Week 8

How's this for a burst of color on a frosty winter backdrop?  The neighborhood kids love to make tunnels in the mountains of snow left by the snow plow.  My dd just wants to hang out in the forts as they are created.  The child in me recalls how much fun it was and how much warmer it was inside the tunnel, out of the wind.  The Mom in me struggles with the constant fear that the roof will cave in.  I don't think she shares my worries.  So be it.

Have a great day.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Project 52 Week 7

We hit a major milestone this week.  Dd lost her very first tooth.  It had been doing the wiggly almost out and could get stuck in food dance for several weeks, but finally gave in as she slept.  She came out to me at 2:30 am and said "look Mommy, my tooth came out in my mouth".  No stress, no blood, no worries.

Hope you are paying attention Tooth Fairy!

Project 52 Week 6

The awesomeness of a snowfall at night.  So very often, at this time of year, we begin to complain about the snow, the need to shovel it, the way it makes the roads and walkways treacherous, the cold, the wet, etc...  Every now and then, however, I catch a glimpse of the beauty of winter.  This one caught me on my way home one night.  We walk here frequently, when the weather is fine.

Have a great day!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Project 52 Week 5

Saturated colors...

We were still in Quebec with the students when I took this shot of the Chateau Frontenac.  I love the saturated green of the oxidized copper roof and the vibrant red of the Canadian flag.  This is the lesser photographed side of the Chateau.  It was taken near the plains of Abraham, just down the street from the American embassy.  You can see that flag, as well, in this shot.

Have a great day!

Project 52 Week 4

Using the self timer...

A gorilla pod and a self timer and you can pretty much take a photo anywhere!  These folks are my teacher friends who helped me look after 35 grade 9 students as we all spent a week in Quebec City.  They are some brave and humorous friends.  Here we were attending a major/junior hockey game between the Quebec City Remparts and the Victoriaville Tigres.  A first for some of our kids.

Have a great day!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Project 52 Week 3

This weeks' focus was of my absolute favorite colors.  I selected this photo for my dh.  The Montreal Canadians are his favorite hockey team. 

Have a great day!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Project 52 Week 2

This week GP suggested we focus on the rule of thirds.  I love candles, but almost never use them since we had dd.  This is one of my favorite holders on a table I made myself, in front of a collage of dd's first year.  The bottom tip of the hurricane and the lines in the collage frame made is fairly easy to find the sweet spot for the flame.  A minute in lightroom and voilà, a photo I like.

Have a great day!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Project 52 Week 1

This week I was playing with black and white.  This beautiful belly belongs to my sister in law.  She's due to deliver in about 5 weeks.  We spent a couple of hours getting shots of her, her hubby and the bump soon to be a bouncing baby boy.  I have many more, but this is my official selection for this week.

Wishing you all a great day!

Friday, December 31, 2010

Project 365 Day 365

Somehow, I managed to skip day 262...a lovely banana bread.  I am not going back today to rename all of my posts, so here is my final post of 2010.

Happy New Year!  May 2011 find you all happy and healthy!

Project 365 Day 364

I miss my Nan a lot at this time of year. She loved any reason to celebrate and Christmas was no exception. She brought this battery operated, walking and jingling Santa to our house when we were young and I don't think we could have been more impressed if Santa himself came through the door. Needless to say, he still occupies a place of importance among the decorations at my Mom's house. Thanks for supper again tonight Mom!

Nan was truly awesome.  Here is a video which shows some of what she was like.  Socially outgoing, excellent dancer, talented story teller, skill full friend maker and fun filled.  I made this shortly after she passed.  I still watch it to bring her back to us.

Have a great day.  If you still have your them and let them know it.

Project 365 Day 363

This is what we gave my hubby for Christmas. Unfortunately for him, we have been fogged in since well before Christmas. Today we had a brief clear period, so he set his sights on the moon. Cool!

Have a great day!

Project 365 Day 362

Glow golf, supper out and a movie with sweetest daughter and awesome hubby! This is the way to spend the holidays!

Have a great day!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Project 365 Day 361

I just love having some free time!  Today, I followed the prompt at Gotta Pixel and the tutorial on making heart bokeh and made this awesome shot of my dd in front of our tree lights.  It only took a couple of minutes to make the cardboard filter.   I am infinitely pleased with the result.

Have a great day!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Project 365 Day 360

Ever since I began dating my hubby, we have spent Boxing day evening with his family at Aunt B's.  Tonight was no exception.  Dd had great fun with her cousins and dh and I actually got to sit at the adults table.  As we were leaving, it was noted how much dd looked like me in her coat and hat.  I had to use that as my pic for the day. 

Hoping your holidays are happy!

Project 365 Day 359

Merry Christmas!

Project 365 Day 358

Twas the night before Christmas...Norad says Santa is on his way across the Atlantic so it's time for all good boys and girls from Newfoundland to be headed to bed.  It was great to have Poppy read and to share the night with my sister and her family.  Awesome memories.

Happy Christmas!  Wishing health and happiness to you all!

Project 365 Day 357

Done!  Let the festivities begin!

Have a great day!

Project 365 Day 356

Classroom door decorating is an annual tradition at my school.  This year, students were given very specific materials and were required to use them all, no exceptions and no additions.  My students were awesome, as usual.   I really like the cotton ball Santa Beard, the personal ornaments and the toilet paper snowflakes.  7-7 est le BEST!

Have a great day!  Happy holidays to all my students and co-workers!

Project 365 Day 355

School pictures for this year have arrived.  I always dread this "mugshot" tradition, but it is really cool to be able to look back over a career year by year.  All said, this mugshot is not too bad.  I definitely would not be sharing the years of big glasses nor the spiral perm...Oh my.  Perhaps in another 10 years I'll be hiding this one too.  For now, this is pretty much what I look like on a normal work day.

Have a great day!

Project 365 Day 354

I love that everyone comes together at this time of year.  As a school, we raised enough money to feed 241 families this Christmas.  Great job Ravens!

Have a great day!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Project 365 Day 353

My dd and her friends just love to dance!  Today, she was invited to a cookie decorating party.  Once the mess making was done, the girls went down to the rec room to prepare a show while the adults did a little clean up.  Here is just one of the poses they struck during their performance.

Have a great day!

Project 365 Day 352

Merry Christmas to all my family and friends.  It may be a little late, but this Christmas card should find your mailboxes soon!

Happy Holidays to you all!

Project 365 Day 351

Tonight we ate at the "Jungle".  Fortunately, we had a young tribe member to escort us through our dining experience.

Have a great day!

Project 365 Day 350

Today I participated in a mentorship development workshop as a new teacher mentor.  One of the activities was to reflect upon how we felt as beginning teachers and to create an image of the new teacher as he/she may see themselves as they start out.  This is just one of the amazing creatures created during the activity.  Oh my...starting out is truly challenging!  I wonder what kind of image the new teachers would have created for us?

Have a reflective day!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Project 365 Day 349

I love the glow of the Christmas tree and the warm feeling it adds to the house at this time of year.  Today, this chilly guy caught my eye.

Have a great day!

Project 365 Day 347

Look Mom, we found a new website at school today!
When I think back to my own first experiences with a computer...Vic 10, Commodore 64 etc...I am truly amazed by the tech skills our young ones are picking up and by the speed at which they do it.  Kids brains are truly awesome.

Have a great day!

Project 365 Day 348

My students have made me several of these beautiful snowflakes.  My ceiling is currently a frosted wonder.  Ironically, we still do not have snow on the ground outdoors.  Will we have a white Christmas?  The verdict is still undecided.

Have a great day!

Project 365 Day 345

Happy Birthday K!  These people have been friends of ours for many years and our first born are only days apart.  Fun times.  Great job on the cake Mom!

Have a great day!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Project 365 Day 344

My bf and her family usually enter a float into the Santa Claus Parade in the community where I teach.  Dd has been going with them for a while, but the last two years, I have gotten to come along as well.  It was a beautiful day for a parade:  bright and cold, but no wind!  Here is my friend with two of her three kids.

Have a great day!

Project 365 Day 343

Christmas candles in our front window.  I love the lights of Christmas.  Hopefully, all the decorating will be done soon.  Dh is going to do the tree this weekend.

Have a great day!

Project 365 Day 342

Dd was a baseball player in her Christmas play tonight.  Many thanks to Daddy who got it all on video for me.  I couldn't go due to parent-teacher interviews at my own school.  This is dd with her grade one teacher.

Have a great day!

Project 365 Day 341

I was playing around with the new Nikon during our MCast meeting this afternoon.  I really liked this shot.

Have a great day!

Project 365 Day 340

Our daughter is a very restless sleeper.  I think she gets that from me.  Poor dear!

Have a great day!

Project 365 Day 339

Yippee!!! Two of these arrived at school today for our multimedia group!  I can't wait to get them out of the box and to try them out!

Have a great day!

Project 365 Day 338

This is my mistletoad...Isn't he cute?

Have a great day!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Project 365 Day 337

Concert de Noel at the École des Grands Vents. Dd and the other club du samedi kids were too cute for words as they did their recitals and sang their carols in French.
She was confident and sang clearly. I'm so proud of her.

Passez une bonne journée!

Project 365 Day 336

I can't believe I forgot my camera! After work today, we picked up Daddy and went out for supper and a movie. This one was cute and very funny!

Hope your day is not too Tangled!

Project 365 Day 335

Dd's teacher helped her class write their letters to Santa in French this year. Then, they took a walk to the local post office to send them to the North Pole. Today, she got a letter back...en français!!! So cool...

Yeah...I'm a real school geek. Guess that's why I teach.

Have a great day.  I hope Santa gets your letter too.