Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Final POTD for November

I can't believe that this month has come to an end already! Wow, where does time go? It seems like just yesterday I posted my first POTD, which wasn't a very good one at all. Besides having a LOT of fun with this challenge, I also learned a lot of things along the way. I learned how to look at things in my life differently......my family, my home, the city I live in, my surroundings in general. Things that I sometimes take for granted, I now have a new appreciation for. I've also learned a little bit about photography (using the different settings on my camera, using natural light more, etc.), but at the same time, I know I still have a lot more to learn. So now I'm planning on taking some photography classes sometime next year. But one thing that I really enjoyed by doing this challenge was seeing how everyone else lives.....taking a peak into their daily lives each day & seeing what means the most to them. I'm going to try my hardest to continue taking a photo a day, but I may not be posting them everyday in my blog as it will be hard to keep up with the holidays fast approaching. I will be participating in the POTW challenge on Two Peas, though, so I'll probably just post all my pictures once or twice a week.

My first photo for today is of the wreath on my front door. I purchased this from a guy that works at the bowling center & I just love it! Yes, it's real, which is the only bad part cause I wish it could last forever. But you can bet I'll be keeping the pine cones, ornaments & bow from it when it dies :) In case you didn't notice, I also made a new banner out of my wreath picture. Not sure if I like it yet or not.....may be changing it again once I take some more Christmas pictures.

The next picture is of our Christmas stockings. Since we no longer have a fireplace (although we are seriously thinking about putting one back in), we hang our stockings on the railing going upstairs. It's hard to believe that this will be our 6th Christmas in our home since we bought this house in September of 2000. Like I said, where does time go???

See, told ya I loved purple ;) I'm also going to be hanging some lights on the railing, as soon as time permits.

This picture is of a jacket that I just received in the mail yesterday.....I bought it off of QVC & just love it! Now if I can just get up the courage to actually wear it somewhere, lol:
















I've never really been the type of person to wear 'funky' clothes like this before, but lately, I've really gotten into things like this. Guess getting old makes you realize that you have to start having some fun in life, even with your clothes :)

Lastly, here is a picture of my favorite Christmas ornament. I actually took this picture last year since my tree isn't decorated yet, but I wanted to post it here anyway. I bought this ornament last year after losing my sister & brother-in-law in a tragic motorcycle accident & everytime I look at it, I start to cry!



















It's called Merry Christmas From Heaven & reads: "I love you all dearly, Now don't shed a tear, I'm spending my Christmas With Jesus this year." God, how I miss them! :(

Well, I'm going to stop here as I'm starting to get all teary-eyed from writing this & looking at this picture.

Have a wonderful Wednesday,
Benita

8 comments:

Dar said...

Great photos. Sorry to hear of your loss. This challenge has been fun and I've enjoyed seeing all your photos!

Janelle said...

benita- abulous photos. i love them all! i want to ake some classes too! i have had a ball with this chalenge. and big ((((HUGS))))

Jennifer Stewart said...

Benita,

Your decorations are beautiful. :) Oh my gosh, that ornament...WHERE did you get that? I'd love to get one for all of my siters and my Mom for their trees this year. :(

Jennifer

Karen Carter said...

Great wreath photo! My son has a purple stocking too! We each have a different color. (Mine used to be the same purple one you posted, but I sewed white lace trim around the cuff and added a tassle to the loop. My niece was nuts over it so I passed it on to her.)

Becca said...

I would love to get an ornament like that for our tree--do you happen to remember where you bought it?

And for what it's worth--I love the banner. You're so fancy, adding a banner! I'm too computer-dumb to figure that one out.

Wonderful post--thanks!

xoxo,
Becca

melissa said...

love your wreath and new banner!! how fun to decorate in your favorite color for the holidays :) I have had so much fun with this challenge and seeing all your great photos and reading all your comments to me.

SageHen said...

I love "real" wreaths. They are my consession to having that pine tree smell. Yours is a beauty. I have been having such a great time looking at life via your photographs. Thanks for joining the challenge!

*Paula* said...

Great photos here - you are really getting me into the christmas spirit. Love your banner too btw!