Shayne’s Project 365

Homework Is Hard
December 26, 2009, 1:31 pm
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As the semester drew to a close, the kids had an increasingly difficult time staying focused on their schoolwork.  Here, Peter contemplates a writing assignment.


Christmas Candle
December 26, 2009, 1:27 pm
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Continuing with the photos of our Christmas decorations, here is a picture of a candle that currently sits on a table near the staircase.

Yellow Belt
December 26, 2009, 1:22 pm
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On December 8th, Peter was promoted from white belt to yellow belt.  Hubby and I missed most of the ceremony because we had to work, but we arrived in time to get a photo of Peter with his instructors.

Happy Birthday Cameron!
December 26, 2009, 12:54 pm
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On Saturday, December 5th, we celebrated our friend Cameron’s 9th birthday with a swim party.  The party had a Pokemon theme and this awesome cake to go along with it.  The cake was made by my new favorite baker, Sugar Sweet Cakes.  Yum.

Let It Snow!
December 13, 2009, 5:41 pm
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On December 4th, it snowed in Houston.  This snowfall set a record for the earliest snowfall ever in Houston.  It has snowed here only 33 times in recorded history, and 3 of them have been since Peter was born.  While there was no real accumulation downtown, we got around an inch at our house.  Unfortunately, by the time I got home, the snow had turned to rain (isn’t that in a Dan Fogelberg song?) and much of it had melted.  But not before the boys got in a snowball fight with their grandparents!

The top photo is a picture of the Christmas tree at Houston City Hall, which is directly across the street from the building where I work.  I took this photo at lunch time.  I think the tree was scheduled to be lit that night, but they had to reschedule it, needless to say.

The bottom photo is the snowball fight in progress.

Tree Lighting
December 13, 2009, 5:23 pm
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We attended our community’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony on December 3rd.  A cold front blew in that day, and it was a windy and cold night!  This is not a great photo at all, but the best one I have from the evening (taken by my mother-in-law).

What’s In Santa’s Bag?
December 13, 2009, 5:20 pm
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I thought it would be fun to take photos of the various Christmas decorations around the house for a week or so.  Here is a Santa that sits in our art niche during the holidays.