Wednesday, March 30, 2011

89/365




 
I almost picked this to be the picture of the day; I really like it, except for the fact that you can only see half of my other eye...that makes it look a little weird:






For Grace's Snap and Share; the theme is children:



 


Snap & Share





-laurenmikael

88/365: Mama's Kitchen; Black and White Wednesday- Two






Heather got her nails done today




McKynley cuddling with her Mommy





Ceiling fan in the kitchen








Daddy's feet




McKynley fell asleep in Mimi's lap while watching YouTube videos on Mimi's iPhone

This is from last Wednesday when we were in Missouri; an elevator at Branson Landing



-laurenmikael

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

87/365: Starbucks


I am addicted to these. I have to drink one every night before I go to sleep. Weird I know, I probably should drink them in the morning instead; but I haven't been able to break the nighttime habit yet.  This isn't the picture I wanted, I took pictures all day long...but nothing worked out the way I wanted.  This was taken about five minutes before midnight.

I am going to visit my parents today, so hopefully I can get some good shots while I'm in my hometown.  I am so bored with photographing food and drinks.  Honestly though my life is lacking excitement lately so it's all I can do.  I've been trying to think of interesting things/places to photograph in Arkansas and I've come up with a few ideas; I just haven't had the chance to try any of those ideas out yet.

-laurenmikael

Monday, March 28, 2011

86/365: Eating at Larry's



As soon as we woke up this morning (ok so it was actually around 12 haha!) we went to eat at Larry's Pizza.  in this picture McKynley is eating banana pudding pizza; we tried it for the first time today, it is so good!


-laurenmikael

Saturday, March 26, 2011

85/365: Rain Drops


Rain drops; on the passenger side window/mirror.  Boring...I know. I gotta start being more creative.

-laurenmikael

81-84: Branson

Day 81:



Brook swimming in the indoor hotel pool

Day 82: 



My cousin Cara playing a Batman game at the outlet mall in Branson, MO

Day 83: 



When we were at the outlet mall I bought a turquoise and white striped polo shirt. My mom named me Lauren because she liked a bottle of Ralph Lauren perfume she had...at least that's what I've always heard.

Day 84:



The day we left Branson Heather and I saw they had a Famous Dave's we wanted to eat there but Brook and Cara didn't want to, so Heather and I went to the one in Little Rock last night.

I'll tell you more about the trip later. It was really fun, I think all of us (Brook, Cara, Heather and I) had a great time.  I skipped Black and White Wednesday this week; I'll get back to that next week.


-laurenmikael


Monday, March 21, 2011

80/365: Sesame Street Shoes



McKynley visited her Daddy this weekend.  He bought her these cute shoes.  Branson tomorrow! :)
-laurenmikael

Sunday, March 20, 2011

78-79:

78:




Brook and I went out to eat at Red Lobster last night.  This guy is a waiter there.  He wasn't our waiter, but the whole time we were there he keep talking to us and even offered give us free dessert, but we were both too full.  He was very nice.  In the middle of dinner I got my camera out to see if I could get the picture of the day, just then he walked by and asked if he could be in a picture. 

It is blurry and I would say the worst photo of this project; but I didn't really have time to play with the camera settings so this is what I got.

79:



Today we (Brook and I) went for a drive since it is so pretty outside today.  Then we went To Wal-Mart and bought way too much junk food for our trip to Branson.  We're going on Tuesday.  I'm excited. I haven't been on a road trip in a long time; or even out of state in probably 3 or 4 years. 

-laurenmikael

Friday, March 18, 2011

77/365: Everything but the Kitchen Sink



This was my first try at water photography.  Not my favorite. Wish it would have turned out better; but I can always try again.


-laurenmikael

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

75/365: Black and White Wednesday- Peeps!



I had originally bought Peeps a few weeks ago to photograph them, since they are cute and colorful...but it seems I have eaten them all before I got the chance.  Oops. So instead we have a non-colorful; empty Peeps box. Oh well, I can always try again another time.

-laurenmikael

74/365: Gummies



Heather got McKynley these vitamins a few weeks ago, they are really good.  Don't taste like vitamins at all, they taste like Sour Patch Kids.  I had to go buy myself a bottle.


-laurenmikael



Tuesday, March 15, 2011

73/365: Receipt


I  had no idea what to photograph yesterday. Right before I went to bed I found the receipt from when we went to Chuck E. Cheese on Valentine's Day

-laurenmikael

Monday, March 14, 2011

71-72/365: Dootlebug's Baby Doll

Day 71:


McKynley got a new baby doll yesterday, it can pee...Heather got it for her in hopes that it will make potty training easier.


72:


My friends School Boy Humor had a hometown show tonight, it was my  first time to see them perform as a full band.  I like their full band show, but I think I prefer acoustic...just Phil and Anthony; nothing against the other guys, they're awesome. I like when they play acoustic because it is just more laid back and intimate.

Sadly I didn't get any good pictures of Phil.  I'll tell you more about the show later.


-laurenmikael

Friday, March 11, 2011

69-70/365

 Day 69:


Day 70:



I have always wanted to photograph this house, I finally got the chance yesterday:



-laurenmikael


PS: Remember a few weeks ago when I told you that the doctors didn't think I was going to live for even one day and I would tell you the story later? Well it can now be found in the About Me section at the top of the page.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

68/365: Black and White Wednesday- Jeans


I am not a fan of putting away laundry. Sometimes my clothes will sit on the edge of my bed for days, before I can make myself put them up.  Today was one of the days when I decided to not be lazy and put them away.  

-laurenmikael

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

67/365: Raincoat


Since it rained McKynley got to wear her raincoat. She likes to wear it, I think she looks adorable in it.










I promised her I would give her a cookie if she let me take pictures of her in wearing the coat:






-laurenmikael

66/365: Nifty Fifty


I got bored today while waiting on my sister to come out of the tanning salon...

-laurenmikael

Sunday, March 6, 2011

64-65/365 "Breathe Your Life Into Me"



Sorry I'm just now posting day 64.  Last night Brook, Donnie and I went to Winter Jam. It's a Christian concert.  It was really awesome.  I'll write more about it later.  We sat in the lowest balcony.  I am terrified of heights, normally when I go to Verizon Arena and have to set in a balcony I completely freak out; shake the whole time, can't look down at the stage and it is basically a waste of money for me. 

However this year I want to live without fear.  I noticed at the beginning of the year a lot of bloggers picked a word they were going to focus on throughout 2011. For example: Happiness.  They would make it a point in their life this year to become a happier person.  

Mine is more of a phrase, but whatever: no fear.  I have lived much of my life in fear and I'm tired of it.  All of the times my family has gone on a cruise, I never went with them; because I was afraid.  I have never flown in a plane; because I have a fear it will crash/I'm afraid of heights (the reason why I've never been to Ohio.)  I have a lot of other fears...but this would be a never-ending blog post if I listed them all.


Anyways, back to last night.  You didn't have an assigned seat, you sat where you found an empty seat.  If you got there really early you could get a wristband and sit/stand on the floor; which is what I was hoping for, but that didn't work out.  I decided to go with no fear and sit in the balcony.  Everything turned out fine and I enjoyed the show.  I wasn't afraid.  There were a few times that  I started to freak out, but then I calmed down and told myself God was with me.

You aren't normally allowed to have cameras at Verizon Arena, but they didn't check my bag this time.  I was very happy about this since I still needed day 64 for my 365 project. I wish I had a lens with a lot of zoom, so this picture of Red would have turned out better...maybe one day I'll be able to get one.

Day 65:




The title of this post comes from "Breathe Into Me" by Red





-laurenmikael

PS: 300 more days til this project is over.

Friday, March 4, 2011

63/365: Open Happiness


Last night while grocery shopping I decided to buy a pack of Coca-Cola in glass bottles.  It taste so much better out of glass rather than a plastic bottle or can.  Only problem is I think I may have spoiled myself, I don't know if I am going to be able to go back to cans and plastic once these glass bottles are gone.



"Open Happiness" Featuring Cee-lo Green, Travis McCoy (of Gym Class Heroes), Patrick Stump (of Fall Out Boy) and Brendon Urie (of Panic! At The Disco)



-laurenmikael

62/365: Lime Green



Sorry I was late at posting again. Besides being cropped, this is SOOC. 

-laurenmikael

Thursday, March 3, 2011

61/365: Black and White Wednesday Thursday- Ice Cream Dance Party

I'm a few hours late. Oops! Tonight at small group we took a break from Bible study and had a little party; ate ice cream, played Michael Jackson's dance game on Wii...we also played Apples To Apples.



Allison and Trena







Trena and I (photo credit: Jacalyn)
 It was a fun night. I'm so glad I am getting the chance to get to know all of these wonderful girls.

-laurenmikael

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

60/365: Little Princess




It has been so nice out today, so we decided to go outside and play for a while. She loves her Disney princess four wheeler.  I know I said I was gonna try another self potrait today, but I think I'm gonna do that tomorrow instead.

-laurenmikael