Monday, December 31, 2012

"Project MCP-13"

13, whats up with 13?  Why is it so unlucky?  Now that we are going into 2013 will it be unlucky too? Well, I did some looking and 13 is considered unlucky expecially in western cultures.  Why, one reason is because on Friday 13th in 1307, King Philip IV of France ordered the arrest of the Knights Templar. That didn't end well at all.  It is said that a proper hangman's noose takes 13 turns to create, another bad ending, and finally there were 13 at the Last Supper.
     I don't think that 2013 will be unlucky, our family has exciting things happening this year and much like famous ball players, Alex Rodriguez, Yao Ming, or Dan Marino who all wear 13 on their jersey, I know that this year will be a lucky, wonderful and prosperous year.  It will start off like it always does for our family, we will be together watching the ball drop, then my awesome family will bring out my birthday presents.  We will dance and then go to sleep, just to wake up in the morning to hot coffee and the Rose Bowl Parade.  (I LOVE Parades)
     I chose to take a picture of a beautiful rosary that my son's sweet friend brought to me from the Vatican.  He had no clue that the rosary that he picked reminds me of my Grandmother's rosary that was "lost".  So how is that a representation of 13?  I have only the first 13 beads featured in the photo.
Happy New Year All!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

"Christmas Fun"

Man Cub and his new Kindle Fire
We had such a great holiday! Everybody's wishes came true on Christmas morning.  I was shocked however because we actually got to sleep in until 8:00 am!!  After all the stockings were emptied and the presents were opened Daddy made a huge breakfast and we settled in for the Disney World Christmas Parade.  For those of you that don't know I'm a Disney FanGirl, and a supporter of holiday parades : )  What Follows are pictures of our family unwrapping presents.  In addition to my pretty jewelry I got some new glass!  A Nikkor 35mm prime lens!! I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.                                                                         
KK excited about her new clothes.
Itty Bitty loves her new clothes from Justice.

My new Jewelry from my favorite Hawaiian Jeweler  Na Hoku.

Motorcycle Man and his new Motorcycle Parts!

Monday, December 24, 2012

"The Adventures of Ginger Sprinkle Day 12"

On her last day at our house Sprink sat upon high in the chandelier in the front room.  I am confident that when she returns to the North Pole tonight to stay with Santa she will have great things to say about our family.  We will miss finding her every morning, but will look forward to her return next holiday season.  I'm sure over the "off season" she will think up lots of new places to hang out when she returns.  Itty Bitty hopes she returns with a pretty elf skirt.  So until next year So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehn,  Good-Bye.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

"The Adventures of Ginger Sprinkle Day 11"

When we woke up this morning Gingy was tucked away in the bowl of my mixer, good thing we weren't baking today.  Tomorrow will be our last morning of finding Ms. Sprinkle, and I will miss our mornings of darting around the house to find her.  Hmmm... I wonder where we will find her.

Saturday, December 22, 2012


This is my first try with HDR photography, but thought it would be a great opportunity for beautiful colors.  Everyone is waiting and excited to see what all these beautiful presents hold.

The Adventures of Ginger Sprinkle days 8, 9, and 10

Well... I kinda fell down on the job on day 8, not sure why I didn't capture GS but she was up high on the buit-in bookshelf hiding in an artificial plant.  I do however have pictures to share of day 9 and 10 : )  Day 9 we found our lovely house elf  (funny Harry Potter reference inserted there) hiding in a fake tree that we have strung up with Christmas lights.  She has been enjoying hiding in the bushes lately.  On day 10 Ginger Sprinkle is above the dinner table sitting on the chandelier.  She can see alot from this vantage point.  I hope she sends good reports to the big SC momma wants a new water proof iPod to swim with, Daddy wants an iPad mini, the Man-Cub wants Halo 4, KK wants Uggs, and Itty Bitty wants a huge set of Lego friends. I guess we will see who has been naughty or nice.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

"The Adventures of Ginger Sprinkle - Day 7"

 Today is a very special day!  It is Itty Bitty's 9th birthday! So in honor of her day Ginger Sprinkle left a small gift for her right below her hiding place.  As you can see from the first picture GS is perched high above me on our TV.  Picture 2 is a close up of her lofty position.  The third picture is of the cute necklace that was left for Itty Bitty.  She was SO excited that she got an elf written note, and a small gift.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

"The Adventures of Ginger Sprinkle Day 6"

After a relaxing day in the marshmallow bubble bath Ginger Sprinkle has moved to a new place to observe our awesome family, our dog Bosley's Christmas stocking hanging from the mantle.

Monday, December 17, 2012

"The Adventures of Ginger Sprinkle - Day 5"

 Itty Bitty could not believe her eyes when she woke up this morning and saw that Ginger Sprinkle got into our bag of mini marshmallows and decided to take a bath in them.  She is really relaxing and comfortable!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

"The Adventures of Ginger Sprinkle - Day 4"

Today Ginger Sprinkle was a bit harder to find.  We finally found her hiding in the front room up in the window.  She is sitting behind the curtain rod and in the window casing.  This is a wonderful place to watch what is going on in our household and even look around outside.  Only a few more days until Christmas, I think 4/5th of our family got a good report to Santa last night so hopefully today Santa gets a 100% nice report.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Ginger Sprinkle Day 3

Today Itty Bitty found Ginger Sprinkle straight away.  She was sitting in the bill pay area above our computer with one of our French Horn ornaments.  She must have been playing Christmas Music this morning when we were still sleeping.  Wonder where she will end up tomorrow.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Introducing Ginger Sprinkle!

 Our family has finally gotten our own elf on the shelf.  Ginger Sprinkle appeared yesterday morning, and Itty Bitty went crazy with happiness.  When she showed up she was just sitting on the shelf hanging out with our AFLAC duck dressed like a reindeer.  This morning when we work up Ginger Sprinkle made her way to the tree to hand out with Yoda, a ballerina, and Marie for Aristocats.  What we didn't expect was that she would hand underwear on the tree.  On top of the underwear she left a candy wrapper.  I wonder where she's going to end up tomorrow.

Monday, December 10, 2012

My Favorite Ornament

Picking my favorite ornament was so hard!  I have so many that are special to me, but settled on my Cinderella ornament that lights up.  This is special on so many levels, each year Santa brings us all a new ornament in our stocking.  Sometimes they are random sometimes they are themed.  This was a theme year, shortly after we all got Disney themed ornaments our children found out that their big Christmas present was a 4 day stay at Disney World, followed directly by a 5 day Bahamas Cruise on the Disney Magic.  We were leaving in 3 days.
On another level this ornament reminds me of my sweet prince of a husband, who takes me out to waltz.