Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Day 90~"Finishing the Cart"


Putting the casters on the science cart and finishing the project...
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Anna: The end of March

I haven't had my camera with me everyday like I usually do so I missed a few days. Here's what I got for the end of the month:

March 29: This is trogdor--one of our bearded dragons. I was cleaning out their tank this weekend and they got to roam the living room--he found my flip flops...

March 31: I was worried my tulips were never going to come up and that the squirrels made themselves a great meal out of them...I got home today and this is what I found and it made me so happy :)

Kristen: 90/365

Peepy Chickens: Peepy Chicken Foot

Mike : Photo 365 - 90

I was working at our HOA today and was power washing.

stone wall before:
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stone wall after:
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pretty good for just using water

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Kristen: 89/365

Peepy Chickens: Snack time.
Sometimes you don't have to be early to get the worm.

Lauren & Andy - March 28-30, 2010

March 28, 2010


A tradition seder plate to help in remember the time where the Jewish people escaped from Egypt - every item on this place has a special meaning.

  • Maror — Bitter herbs, symbolizing the bitterness and harshness of the slavery which the Jews endured in Egypt. Either horseradish or romaine lettuce may be eaten in fulfillment of the mitzvah of eating bitter herbs during the Seder.
  • Charoset— A sweet, brown mixture representing the mortar used by the Jewish slaves to build the storehouses of Egypt. In Ashkenazi Jewish homes, charoset is traditionally made from chopped nuts, grated apples, cinnamon, and sweet red wine. Sephardi recipes call for dates and honey in addition to chopped nuts, cinnamon, and wine.
  • Karpas — A vegetable other than bitter herbs, which is dipped into salt water at the beginning of the Seder. Parsley, celery or boiled potato is usually used. The dipping of a simple vegetable into salt water (which represents tears) mirrors the pain felt by the Jewish slaves in Egypt. Usually in a Shabbat or holiday meal, the first thing to be eaten after the kiddush over wine is bread. At the Seder table, however, the first thing to be eaten after the kiddush is a vegetable. This leads immediately to the recital of the famous question, Ma Nishtana — "Why is this night different from all other nights?"
  • Z'roa — A roasted lamb or goat shankbone, chicken wing, or chicken neck; symbolizing the korban Pesach (Pesach sacrifice), which was a lamb that was offered in the Temple in Jerusalem then roasted and eaten as part of the meal on Seder night. Since the destruction of the Temple, the z'roa serves as a visual reminder of the Pesach sacrifice; it is not eaten or handled during the Seder. Vegetarians often substitute a beet quoting Pesachim 114b as justification.
  • Beitzah — A hard-boiled egg, symbolizing the korban chagigah (festival sacrifice) that was offered in the Temple in Jerusalem and roasted and eaten as part of the meal on Seder night. Although both the Pesach sacrifice and the chagigah were meat offerings, the chagigah is commemorated by an egg, a symbol of mourning (as eggs are the first thing served to mourners after a funeral), evoking the idea of mourning over the destruction of the Temple and our inability to offer any kind of sacrifices in honor of the Pesach holiday. Since the destruction of the Temple, the beitzah serves as a visual reminder of the chagigah; it is not used during the formal part of the seder, but some people eat it with saltwater as the first course of the meal.
March 29, 2010


Stella's bow collection hanging on the statue of Alex --- Lauren and her mom went crazy with these things, but they are hellaciously cute :)

March 30, 2010


Stella's new colorful kangaroo friend, lol.

Lauren & Andy - March 21-27, 2010

March 21, 2010


Now, I know some people love these things, but I just don't get the appeal of pigs feet -- they look disgusting of course it could be the packaging, lol.

March 22, 2010


Alex getting some sleep ... I swear this dog sleep 90% of his life :)

March 23, 2010


I got bored and decided to lay down and take a picture looking up, lol.

March 24, 2010


Stella looking like she's not quite sure what is going on ... or possibly displaying her mother's "You're an idiot" look.

March 25, 2010


This is the first photographic evidence that Stella is capable of sleeping by herself without Lauren or myself holding her ... it only lasted 15 minutes, but hey you have to start somewhere, lol.

March 26, 2010


Stella looking pretty in her new bow :)

March 27, 2010


I saw this on my way up to College Station for class and didn't know what to think ... it looks like some kind of antique school bus suped up to look like a hot rod ... whatever it is its hella cool.

Lauren & Andy - March 18-20, 2010

March 18, 2010


Stella having tummy time ... I find this picture amusing and cute, lol.

March 19, 2010


I walked out into the living room on this morning to find Alex laying under Stella's "under the sea" toy (sorry I have no clue what this is technically called) -- and I had to do a double take I was so groggy.

March 20, 2010


Nasty, lazy day weather ... Zzzzzzzzzz

Day 89~"Drilling the Crossbar Holes"

From Amanda's 365 Project

George from MGC cuts holes for the crossbar in the top of the science cart.

Amanda: Day 88. Secret Sister Love.

From Amanda's 365 Project

This is my Aunt Connie. Yesterday she got a Secret Sister present yesterday and was SOOOO excited. I was so glad I could be there to see it.

Mike : Photo 365 - 89

One of the little sparrows that visits us
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Monday, March 29, 2010

Kristen: 88/365

My theme for this week is peepy chickens. That's what I call these adorable pipecleaner chicks that I've had in varios sizes and numbers since freshman year of college.
Peepy Chickens: The Peepy Family
I like to think this is a mom and dad peepy chicken, with a pre-teen and skiny toddler. And that big guy on the right? That's Uncle Philbert.

Mike : Photo 365 - 88

Beware of the carpenter ants! it's swarm season
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Day 88~"Rusty Railroad Bridge"


This old bridge is located on Evans Road where my church is located and is also on the way to where Clint's Eagle project is being stored at the home of one of our Troop parents. I had to get out and take a few shots and what a BEAUTIFUL morning for it..Maybe next time I can climb up on the tracks and get a better picture!
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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Amanda: Day 87. Better By a Country Mile.

From Amanda's 365 Project

If you haven't tried this Blue Bell flavor, go now! It's delicious. I walked three miles so I could have a bowl tonight!

Day 87~"Applying the Poly Coat"


Clint and Chase apply the first coat of polyurethane to seal his Eagle project. They did this after church today--Happy Palm Sunday everyone!
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Amanda: Day 86. We're Still Excited!

From Amanda's 365 Project

The day before was a long day, but it was all worth it to win. This is after five hours of sleep and a long car ride but we were still excited about winning this season!

Amanda: Day 85. Old Friends (Part II) and We are the Champions!

From Amanda's 365 Project

This is my friend Walker. We were in the Southwest Texas Bobcat Band together. He came down to San Marcos for the Texas Colorguard Championships. He spent the day hanging, taking pictures for an upcoming project, giving me photography lessons and then came in with us to see the show. Walker is infamous for his crazy faces. This is his interpretation of playing the temple blocks.

From Amanda's 365 Project

After months of hard work, it finally paid off. We won!!!

Amanda: Day 84. The Finished Project

From Amanda's 365 Project

I have a confession to make. *I didn't take this picture today* Today was a crazy day. I devoted half to figuring out this print and frame, half to indoor drumline and half to work. I had planned this picture for today, but sleep came and went and I just plain forgot. This is what will be shown in the Art979 Gallery, except I still have to sign it. Yay!

Amanda: Day 83. Waiting for Cookies and BFFs.

From Amanda's 365 Project

From Amanda's 365 Project

I had the WONDERFUL pleasure of hanging out at Jenna and Kevin's house tonight. I also have the privilege of making cookies after dinner. However, there were two kiddos who were anxiously awaiting the oven buzzer and watching me verrry closely.

And since before GPOYW, Jenna and I have become experts at self-photography. It's a skill I've been working on since high school. (And yes, it is totally acceptable that we use the term bff!)

Kristen: 87/365

I call this one Organic 'The Matrix'

Amanda: Day 82. Attack of the Crawfish!

From Amanda's 365 Project

The local HEB was selling live crawfish today. However, they were all piled into this little tub. This giant crawfish, comparatively, had climbed to the top of the pile. I leaned over to get a picture of him and about .2 seconds after I clicked the shutter, one of the smaller crawfish tried to pinch me! Good thing for quick reflexes!

Amanda: Day 81. Despair and Elation.

From Amanda's 365 Project

I entered a contest at the beginning of the month and I haven't heard anything. As you can see by my Google thread, I emailed her to find out about the winners and she did not receive my entry. I was CRUSHED because I really felt like I had a chance. Well apparently she found it or just decided I was that great and picked one of my pictures! You can see my work at The Village Cafe and Art979 Gallery during the month of April in Bryan, Texas. YAAAAAY!

Amanda: Day 80. Tiles

From Amanda's 365 Project

Today was Alicia's Birthday!!! She had part of her boards today, but we still managed to celebrate at Chili's! These were the tiles that separated us across the table.

Amanda: Day 79. Old Friends.

From Amanda's 365 Project

Tonight I had a surprise meet up with an old friend. He spent the day at our indoor rehearsal and then we went out to Fox and Hound (another old friend). It was absolutely fabulous to see him and get to catch up. In case you can't tell, we had a few beers and played darts. I totally won, of course!

Amanda: Day 78. Texas Bluebonnets.

From Amanda's 365 Project

The first Bluebonnets I've seen this year! I think everyone who has grown up in the state of Texas has had a picture with bluebonnets since they were little. I had to stop and get a picture. So here is the state flower by a Texas Historic site in Refugio. How appropriate. :-D And am I the only one who loves the smell of Bluebonnets?

Amanda: Day 77. Desert Flower.

From Amanda's 365 Project

This was at a client's home I had to visit today. In the midst of his yucca was a small yellow flower peeking through.

Amanda: Day 76. Breakfast, GPOYW, St. Patty's Day.

From Amanda's 365 Project

From Amanda's 365 Project

From Amanda's 365 Project

I had my first taste of chilaquiles over a year ago and I haven't been able to stop eating them since. Here is the real deal from El Rebozo in Alamo. I would eat this every day for breakfast if I could.

This picture was taken by my friend Robert while eating dinner. I was trying to figure out how to make a shamrock with pickles at Rudy's and it just didn't look right. But this was my best attempt. Happy St. Patty's Day!

Amanda: Day 75. Reflecting Sunset.

From Amanda's 365 Project

From Amanda's 365 Project

I was trying to get a silhouette of my face, which didn't happen, but I'm pretty pleased with the results. Now the next question, color or black and white?

Amanda: Day 74. Houston Rodeo.

From Amanda's 365 Project
"Welcome to the World!"

This is by far my favorite thing at the Rodeo. There is an all glass case with about twenty chicken eggs in it. If you wait long enough, you can watch a baby chick hatch. It is quite an amazing experience!

From Amanda's 365 Project
"Irony." Enough said.

From Amanda's 365 Project
"How Now Brown Cow?"

From Amanda's 365 Project
"Fried Moon Pie."

Deliciousness with a side of heart attack. I consumed all of this as well as fried cookie dough. Quite possibly the two best thins I've ever had. However, after about twenty minutes, I felt like I was going to die. Would I do it again? Heck yes!

Thank you to my Secret Sister for providing the fun!