Monday, July 5, 2010

photos by kekis

You'll notice that this blog went kaput, so I've started a new blog that isn't as structured as a 365.  My new blog, photos by kekis, is simply a place where I can post some of the favorite photographs I take along the way.  Come check it out!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Steve celebrates Earth Day by sleeping on his cedar-filled dog bed and guarding his self-recycled rope.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


The epitome of rotten: Pippin resting on her leather couch and pillows.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Mindy getting ready to take a big bite of some grass.

Don't worry.  There won't be any pics of her throwing up said grass.

Monday, April 19, 2010


Cactus.  One thing I can keep alive since they don't need much water.  I'll probably overwater them or something now.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


These shoes were placed for tripping,
And that's what they're going to do.
The shoes that were made for tripping,
Made my toes black & blue.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Presented to you by the United States Postal Service: IRONY

Friday, April 16, 2010


Todd, the green thumb of our house, planted this Japanese Maple last year.  We were worried about it making it through the brutal summer and freezing winter we had, but it's doing great!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


I used my Cricut cutting machine to monogram the rockers on the front porch.
Now when we get old, we'll know where to sit. :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Sorry if you don't like flowers.  You'll be seeing lots of them here until summer comes and kills them all!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


And some small fountain grasses in the bed as well.

Monday, April 12, 2010


I can't decide if he's trying to give me sad eyes, tired eyes, or is simply modeling our filthy floors.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Nandinas planted in the front beds.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


My Daffodils are so pretty right now! (SOOC)

Friday, April 9, 2010


Anytime you scratch a certain place on Steve's cheek, it brings about this snarled look.  It's hilarious!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Remember all of the buds and leaves coming in on the tree?  I didn't think they'd turn in to helicopters . . .


Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Love my shamrocks!  This pic was taken in the daylight because they fold up to "sleep" at night.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Clover hath taken over our beds in the backyard.

Monday, April 5, 2010


A 120-lb. dog wreaks havoc on a fence while guarding his home.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


I spent a beautiful Easter Sunday at my Dad & step-mom's while Todd stayed home sick.

The house from the drive

Some of the cows & donkeys

Kilee feeds the donkeys some carrots.  Cows get treats next!

Hayden sitting up like a big boy.

Same shot after I played with it in PS (sharpened eyes & popped blue).

Dad & Marilynn in the kitchen.

Papa & Hayden snuggle.

True plays with markers and books I got her.

Cropped with slight editing (brightness & saturation).

After more cropping, I edited again. I'm honestly not sure how I did this, but I really like it!

My niece Whitney and sister Cindy.


Hayden hangs out with his big brother, Chase, and someday aunt, Shelby.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


I love Spring.  The big tree in our backyard is finally showing signs of life again after our harsh winter.

Friday, April 2, 2010


Steve and Pippin checking out the hood through our front storm door.  If you look carefully under Pippin's snout, you can see one of many nose print/smears on the glass!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


AND DAFFODILS!  (no foolin')

Tuesday, March 30, 2010



Monday, March 29, 2010


They're here!

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Today, Todd and I had family over since it was the one year anniversary of losing my grandmother, Mary.  We enjoyed the company of my Mom, her husband Rick, my brother Jeffrey, my brother Michael, his wife Danielle, and our niece and nephew, Aeva and Will.  It was wonderful cooking out, eating plenty, watching the kids play, seeing the dogs bond with everyone, probably drinking too much, and really just simply being together.  Mary would've had a great time, too!

Unfortunately, I was so busy prepping and cooking food that I took very few shots.  I did get this one of Michael and Will - who is almost three and has never liked having his picture taken.  However, now instead of crying, Will just makes goofy faces.  He'll LOVE these when he grows up!  :)

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Did you know that Christmas appears in March?!

Todd bought me flower bulbs for Christmas and planted them a while back. Tulips (one of my favorite flowers) are slowly beginning to come in, and I can't wait to see how gorgeous they are!

Friday, March 26, 2010


I met two very special people for the first time tonight!

Yes, I FINALLY met my niece True and my nephew Hayden.  Aren't they precious?  We are blessed to have three nephews and six nieces - all of whom are beautiful and wonderful!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


One of our back porch lights.  I know . . . the glass needs to be cleaned.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Cheap but disgusting.  Wonder if 7-11 keeps them on the rollers by the roller dogs.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


On the 21st, we had several inches of snow.  About 48 hours later, wouldn't you say we've thawed out now?

Monday, March 22, 2010


A lap shot.  "Iz too tired for da Fazebookingz, Mom," dreams Steve.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Snow in Dallis, Texus.  We gotz it.

Gracis, El Nino!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Todd and his buddy, Carter, hanging out.  Shot in auto because I suck with manual in dim light.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Guess what I spent THREE HOURS of my life doing today?

Thursday, March 18, 2010


The atrium at the Gaylord Texas was FULL of incredibly beautiful plants, trees, flowers, and other foliage.  Both of these are SOOC, and I can imagine how beautiful they'll be after editing.

 f/4.5, 1/125, ISO-100
f/5.6, 1/80, ISO-100