Friday, December 31, 2010

Day 141 of 365 - The Final Minutes of 2010

2010 is coming to an end. Another year has passed and tonight we reflect on the year past and the year ahead. Here is to a Blessed and Happy 2011!



Happy New Year,
Chris

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Day 140 of 365 - Monkey's Fist

I enjoy tying knots and have tried this knot several times. So with much practice I finally got this knot. So tonight I photographed it and one of my knot books.



Enjoy,
Chris

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Day 139 of 365 - The Most Annoying Toy

Trevor got Bop It! for Christmas. This has to be the most annoying toy in the world. Mainly because I suck at at it. It also is loud, since it has the shout it option. So glad the kids could go outside today or it would have been Smash It!



Enjoy,
Chris

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Day 138 of 365 - Wii-Mote

With the cold winter days Trevor and Isaac have been playing a lot of Wii. It is supposed to warm up tomorrow so the Wii will get a break and bikes will be back in the line up.



Enjoy,
Chris

Monday, December 27, 2010

Day 137 of 365 - Jacket Weather

Another shift at work and the sky cleared late in the afternoon. Clear skies in winter mean a cold night to be out in the field. I guess it is jacket weather.

Another shift at work and the sky cleared late in the afternoon.  Clear skies mean a cold night to be out in the field.  I guess it is jacket weather.

Enjoy,
Chris

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Day 136 of 365 - Isaac's iPod

Isaac is so proud of his iPod. He has wanted an iPod for some time know and he got one on Christmas. He also got a dock for it with an alarm clock. Now maybe he will get up on school days. I wonder how to get him to sleep in on his days off? Maybe there is an app for that.



Enjoy,
Chris

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Day 135 of 365 - 573 Pieces

What happens when a 10 year old gets a Lego set with 573 pieces? He puts it together by himself in about and hour. Trevor got Lego Slave I for Christmas. It took him about an hour with very little help to put this together. So much for me having to assemble all the Christmas toys.

What happens when a 10 year old gets a Lego set with 573 pieces?  He puts it together by himself in about and hour.  Trevor got  Lego Slave I for Christmas.  It took him about an hour with very little help to put this together.  So much for me having to assemble all the Christmas toys.

Enjoy,
Chris

Friday, December 24, 2010

Day 134 of 365 - The Nativity

While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

Luke 2:6-12



Merry Christmas,
Chris

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Day 133 of 365 - Sleigh Bell

I found this old bell in the closet. It reminded me this evening of Polar Express and the bell at the end. With Christmas Eve tomorrow I hope everyone has the Christmas Spirit.

I found this old bell in the closet. It reminded me this evening of Polar Express and the bell at the end.  With Christmas Eve tomorrow I hope everyone has the Christmas Spirit.

Enjoy,
Chris

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Day 132 of 365 - Skye

Skye is our 12 year old Sheltie. She is very opinionated and grouchy for a dog. Basically if she does not want to do it, she puts up a fight. She got her Christmas bath today. After that she would not come near me. So when I decided to photograph her today I was surprised how well she cooperated.



Enjoy,
Chris

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day 131 of 365 - The Cutter

Another of the tools that are part of the Jaws of Life. This is one of the cutters. It also has a small spreader tip. Again just a reminder to drive safely this holiday season.

Another of the tools that are part of the Jaws of Life.  This is one of the cutters.  It also has a small spreader tip.  Again just a reminder to drive safely this holiday season.

Enjoy,
Chris

Monday, December 20, 2010

Day 130 of 365 - You Sunk My Battleship

Another game photo. I really like a good game of Battleship. Somebody sunk my Battleship though.

Another game photo.  I really like a good game of Battleship.   Somebody sunk my Battleship though.

Enjoy,
Chris

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Day 129 of 365 - All Hung by the Chimney With Care

This evening seeing the stockings hanging by the chimney reminded me of the poem "'Twas the Night Before Christmas". Seeing the mantle with the Christmas cards from family and friends made me thankful for all those in my life.

This evening seeing the stockings hanging by the chimney reminded me of the poem

Enjoy,
Chris

Day 128 of 365 - Icicles

In the cold winter icicles are found hanging off roofs every where. These are hanging off our station and are about 2 feet long.



Enjoy,
Chris

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Day 127 of 365 - Ornamants

Glass ornaments decorate many trees. These decorations are so delicate and simple. What would a Christmas tree be without them?

Glass ornaments decorate many trees.  These decorations are so delicate and simple.  What would a Christmass tree be wthout them?

Enjoy,
Chris

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Day 126 of 365 - Hollee

Hollee came over tonight for some Christmas pictures. We had a great time and made some images for her and her family to enjoy this Christmas.

Hollee came over tonight for some Christmas pictures.  We had a great time and made some images for her and her family to enjoy this Christmas.

Enjoy,
Chris

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Day 125 of 365 - Sneezin' Season

Be sure to have plenty of tissues on hand. We are well into sneezin' season. Be sure to wash your hands and cover your mouth when you sneeze.

Be sure to have plenty of tissues on hand.  We are well into sneezin' season.  Be sure to wash your hands and cover your mouth when you sneeze.

Enjoy,
Chris

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Day 124 of 365 - Isaac 6 Years Later

Six years ago today Isaac had surgery to correct craniosynostosis. His metopic and sagital sutures had closed early preventing that part of his skull from growing, putting pressure on his brain. So at 18 months of age he underwent 6 hours of cranial facial surgery. We were blessed with two outstanding doctors and the wonderful staff at Nationwide Children's Hospital. It is a blessing that other than his scar, he has no ill effects from surgery. Though I think the added some extra orneriness.



Enjoy,
Chris

Monday, December 13, 2010

Day 123 of 365 - Ants in the Pants

Steph says I am on a game thing. I was looking for something fun to photograph tonight. So what is more fun than ants in the pants. So after jumping several ants I finally got one mid air heading right into the pants.

Steph says I am on a game thing.  I was looking for something fun to photograph tonight.  So what is more fun than ants in the pants.  So after jumping several ants I finally got one mid air heading right into the pants.

Enjoy,
Chris

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day 122 of 365 - Ears to Hear

My stethoscope is something I don't want to be at work without. Without it I would not be able to hear the sounds I need. Whether taking a blood pressure or listening to lung sounds it is one tool I would not want to be without.

My stethescope is something I don't want to be at work without.  Without it I would not be able to hear the sounds I need.  Whether taking a blood pressure or listening to lung sounds it is one tool I would not want to be without.

Enjoy,
Chris

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day 121 of 365 - Jenga, Jenga

Trevor had this out playing with it recently and as I was thinking of something to photograph tonight. This came to mind. It is a fun game of skill and becomes very loud at times. Of course Isaac thinks the goal is to knock it down.

Trevor had this out playing with it recently and as I was thinking of something to photograph tonight.  This came to mind.  It is a fun game of skill and becomes very loud at times.  Of course Isaac thinks the goal is to knock it down.

Enjoy,
Chris

Friday, December 10, 2010

Day 120 of 365 - Tickling the Ivory

There are many times I wish I had learned to play the piano. I can read music thanks to 8 years in band but I never leaned the piano. I can sit down and peck out a tune with one finger but that is about it.



Enjoy,
Chris

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Day 119 of 365 - Winter Sunset

As the cold continues to take hold, the warmth of the evening sun is still seen in the early sunset.

As the cold continues to take hold, the warmth of the evening sun is still seen in the early sunset.

Enjoy,
Chris

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Day 118 of 365 - Frozen

It has been below freezing for the last several days. I took a walk down over the hill to the creek behind the house this morning for a few picture. I am actually going to share 3 photos today. The first is a small piece of ice suspended above the flowing water.



The second is another piece of suspended ice but it really struck me because of the leaves frozen in the water.



The final picture is of a minnow frozen in the ice. In a way I felt sorry for the little guy. After seeing it stuck there I could not resist photographing it. The shine on the dark background just stood out.



Enjoy,
Chris

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Day 117 of 365 - Self

Glass ball hanging on Christmas Tree equals quick self portrait.

Glass ball hanging on Christmas Tree equals quick self portrait.

Enjoy,
Chris

Monday, December 6, 2010

Day 116 of 365 - Clean Hands

Cold weather is here and with it cold and flu season. The best thing you can do the prevent the spread of the flu is to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.



Enjoy,
Chris

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Day 115 of 365 - Lionel Lines

I can always remember having a train under the tree. It is a Christmas tradition. The boys have been running the train the last few days. They are just like we used to be running the train as fast as they can until it comes off the track.



Enjoy,
Chris

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Day 114 of 365 - Snow

There is nothing like fresh snow and Christmas lights. Late this evening I had to go out in the snow and capture this lovely combination.



Enjoy,
Chris

Friday, December 3, 2010

Day 113 of 365 - Seasonal Blur

With all the bustle of the holiday season, sometimes it all seems to go by in a blur. Take time to slow down this year. Enjoy family, friends and the moment. Above all else remember why the real reason for the Christmas. The birth of Jesus!



Enjoy,
Chris

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Day 112 of 365 - Home Movies

I was up in the attic today getting down the rest of the decorations when I found the old home movies and projectors. The movies were filmed by my grandfather and date from the late 1950's to the early 1980's. I set up a small piece of white seamless and this evening I watched a few of the old movies.



Enjoy,
Chris

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Day 111 of 365 - First Snow

Though we have had snow flurries, today we had the first dusting of snow. It looked great on the pine shrubs outside with a few Christmas lights on.

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Enjoy,
Chris

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Day 110 of 365 - Jaws of Life

Gallia County EMS is one of the few EMS systems that still does extrication. Most areas the fire department does the rescue. As the weather gets worse drive safely. I really hate using these.



Enjoy,
Chris

Monday, November 29, 2010

Day 109 of 365 - The Pager

In EMS and Fire we live by the pager. It goes off, we go. Wherever. Whenever. For some reason the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas seem to be busier than normal. Making you want to throw the pager out the window.



Enjoy,
Chris

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Day 108 of 365 - Studio Fun

Spent some time in the studio this afternoon playing around. Had the boys lay down on the white for a great shot.



Enjoy,
Chris

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Day 107 of 365 - Meghan, Tyson and Calvin

Meghan and Tyson wanted a few more photos to go with the engagement photos we did a few months ago. This is one of my favorites from tonight.



Enjoy,
Chris

Day 106 of 365 - Heinz Field

Went to Heinz Field today for the backyard brawl. WVU vs Pitt. I had a great time with Dad and the boys.



Enjoy,
Chris

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Day 105 of 365 - At the Table

Walked into my grandmother's for Thanksgiving dinner this afternoon and the place settings were outstanding as well as the food. Great afternoon with family. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.



Enjoy,
Chris

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Day 104 of 365 - Edison's Medicine

Pick your poison. In EMS we frequently use electricity to affect someone's heart. Hopefully we don't, but when we need it, it is there.

Pick your poison.  In EMS we frequently use electricity to affect someone's heart.  Hopefully we don't, but when we need it, it is there.

Enjoy,
Chris

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Day 103 of 365 - Orange

This time of year we always seem to have oranges around. They never seem to be around long though. This one was around long enough to photograph. It was then quickly eaten.



Enjoy,
Chris

Monday, November 22, 2010

Day 102 of 365 - Moving Pictures

With HD video and now 3D video recorders, I often look at my grandfather's wind up 8mm movie camera. State of the art at the time. No batteries required. Just wind the key.

With HD video and now 3D video recorders, I often look at my grandfather's wind up 8mm movie camera.  State of the art at the time.  No batteries required.  Just wind the key.

Enjoy,
Chris

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Day 101 of 365 - Fluids

A nasty stomach bug has been going around. If you find yourself with the bug, keep hydrated so you can avoid IV fluids.

Day 101 of 365 - Fluids

Enjoy,
Chris

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Day 100 of 365 - The Right Combination

100 days complete! It has taken the right combination to get to this point. It has taken dedication to keep up with this project. It has taken the help of my family to keep me going and supporting. I have enjoyed this project, O have learned a lot about myself, my creativity, and how to push my abilities. I am looking forward to the remaining 265 days



Enjoy,
Chris

Friday, November 19, 2010

Day 99 of 365 - Hero Factory

Isaac loves the Hero Factory toys from Lego. Tonight this was sitting on the desk looking imposing.



Enjoy,
Chris

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Day 98 of 365 - The Final Squeeze

I always want to squeeze as much as I can out the toothpaste tube. My kids want to throw it away and get out the new tube. Well time to go get the last squeeze out of this tube.



Enjoy,
Chris

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day 97 of 365 - Fresh Cookies

There is nothing like fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. They looked so good I could not resist a picture.



Enjoy,
Chris

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Day 96 of 365 - Duffy Bear

The story goes that Mickey Mouse was going on a journey and Minnie Mouse made him a bear to take with him on his travels. Mickey named him Duffy. So this is Duffy Bear, Disney's newest character and cuddly friend.



Enjoy,
Chris

Monday, November 15, 2010

Day 95 of 365 - Tip of the Needle

Sitting around the station trying to find something to photograph. Finding a needle around here is fairly easy, capturing the tip, no so easy.



Enjoy,
Chris

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day 94 of 365 - Home Again

After a fun filled week at Disney, I am glad to be home.

Now back into the routine.

After I get out of the chair!



Enjoy,
Chris

Day 93 of 365 - All Star Music

Our choice of hotels for this trip was Disney's All Star Music. It has a quiet atmosphere for a Disney Hotel and plenty of activities for the boys. This was from our last morning at Disney as we were preparing to head back to Ohio.



Enjoy,
Chris