Tuesday, January 27, 2009



A Very Hard Day

This morning we got the phone call that my husband has been dreading for as long as I have known him. His grandpa has passed away at the age of 85.

RIP Charles H. Rutledge Sr.

Charles H Rutledge Sr.

May 17, 1923 - January 27, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Winter night

A great thing to do when the kids are in bed, curl up with a good book and a glass of wine, especially on these cold winter nights!

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Cincinnati Sunset


1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

2. You haven't played Solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.

8. Leaving the house with out your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12 You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't #9 on this list.


Wednesday, January 21, 2009


3 Generations

The middle pic is Nick's Great Grandpa, the right is is Grandpa, and the left is his Uncle. 3 Generations of police officers.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009



I'm a little late getting this one up, day 19 will show you why!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

She is getting so BIG!!!!!!!!!

Maddie had her 2 month appointment today. She now weighs 12lbs 10oz, and is 23 3/4 inches long! She is in the 90th percentile for weight and height!

She is growing so fast!



Pete Rose

My husband is a HUGE Pete Rose fan. So I had to make Day 14 about the man who wore the number!


Little Miss Attitude

She has been wanting a Hannah Montana shirt since Christmas, because 2 of her friends at school have them. She has had good behavior so we decided to let her use her birthday money to get it. As soon as we got home she had to model it. I swear she is 5 going on 16.

Monday, January 12, 2009


What a headache!

I had a really bad headache today so I ended up taking some Tylenol then a really long nap!



My oldest just LOVES to color. She says "It makes me happy."

Sunday, January 11, 2009

2 Months!

Maddie 01

My beautiful baby girl turned 2 months old today! She has started to coo, and earlier tonight she was grinning up at me and I went "Oooo" and she did it right back!


Maddie 03

My baby girl is 2 months old today!

This is my first attempt at shooting RAW.

Friday, January 9, 2009


Stadium HDR

My first attempt at HDR.



Maddie was pretty fussy last night so I didn't get the chance to even get it off the memory card until now!

I took the kids out to the Mall to play at the play area and shot this while we were there.

The tower holds approximately one million gallons of water, and was constructed in the early 1970s by the Pittsburgh-Des Moines Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The plain water tower gathered little, if any attention. In 1974, the Virginia Erection Co. was contracted to paint the words "Florence Mall" to advertise the forthcoming Mall style shopping center - something new to the region. Mayor CM "Hop" Ewing was informed in July of 1974 by the Bureau of Highways that the signage was in violation of the law, as there was a restriction on how tall a sign promoting a business could be.

Many solutions were suggested, including everything from the obvious repainting of the tower, to covering the structure with a large tarpaulin. No inexpensive options seemed available.

During a brainstorming session with other civil staff, Ewing devised the idea of removing the vertical lines at the sides of the M in MALL to make it a Y; becoming Y'ALL. Ewing himself admitted at the time that it was a "corny" solution, but cost effective. The city paid $472 to the W.T. Marx Company of Cincinnati, Ohio to make the changes; whereas a complete repaint would have been nearly three times as much. With the completion of the modified paint job, the landmark was born.

Info found here

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Snowy trees

We got a little bit of snow today. At the time I took this it was only sticking to the trees, and a few lawns. It did get a little heavier later in the day and start sticking to the cars as well.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


City View

Its a very nasty day out today so I just took this shot from my window.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Christmas Pics

These were taken on Christmas day at my parents' house. Brandon didn't really want his picture taken, he wanted to dance with his sister!

Stacey & Brandon 02

Stacey & Brandon 05

Stacey & Brandon 03


School Days

Today was the kids first day back after the holidays! I was so glad for the break! LOL


Rainy Day on the River

It was a nasty rainy day but I HAD to get out of the house!! I took a little detour on the way to the grocery store!

I'm a little late getting this one up due to some computer issues, but all is well now!

Friday, January 2, 2009


When getting the first picture for my 365 project I took a few others as well. I simply love the expressions on my girls' faces. Especially Maddie's.

My Girls

My New Project

I have decided that this year I am going to do a 365 project. I don't really have a subject. Just one picture a day, every day, for 365 days! I think this is going to be fun!

You can follow it here

I don't know that I will be able to upload the pictures on the day they are taken but I will do my best.


Kids 02

Most of the pictures in this project will probably involve my kids in some way.

I love this picture because it shows that my older 2 just adore their baby sister.

The Beginning

My 365

I have decided that this year I am going to do a 365 project. I don't really have a subject. Just one picture a day, every day, for 365 days! I think this is going to be fun!