Thursday, December 9, 2010

not always so observant

There are times when I notice anything and everything. And other times not so much. Something could be staring me right in the face and I wouldn't see it.
Well I noticed the fact that the living room looks so much better now that the walls are painted and the room is put back together

I noticed that Duke did an excellent job helping decorate the tree

But what I failed to notice was the significance of these pictures that Amanda sent me of her Christmas tree 

Please tell me I'm not the only one who failed to notice that she was being ultra creative in photographing her ring. Now that I know it's there, it sticks right out but the first time I looked at them I didn't even see it. Maybe I was just too tired when I got that email. Yes, that's it, I was too tired. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Sorry Amanda. She did do a great job of showing off that ring though.

38 comments:

DrillerAA09 said...

Duke is just too cool. Really, he is.

LDH said...

The room looks fantastic!
Duke looks adorable.
Amanda's creative photo's are lovely, even if I, too, didn't notice the right right away ;)

Nezzy said...

Your room looks marvelous sweetie. I had to take a second glance to spot the ring in each picture. How creative of her.

God bless ya and have a most splendid day sweetie!!!

Sharkbytes said...

Great room- hey, sparkle is sparkle... but that one is a bit special.

Julie Harward said...

LOL that is cute and a good idea! OK, Dukes face..why does he have such a sweet face..is he really that sweet?! I just love him ;D

Grace said...

The living rooms looks lovely and congratulations and much happiness to Amanda!

Catherine said...

Your living room looks fantastic! I totally didn't notice the ring either until you pointed it out. Very pretty!
xo Catherine

Ginny said...

I looked and looked and didn't see it. Not till you mentioned it. This is getting too funny. You have the same kitchen chairs that I do. And your living room appears to be the same size and furniture arrangement, what next? Duke is beyond cute and makes me smile every time I see him.

Lin said...

Oh my! That ring is lovely, but it was hidden amongst all the other sparkles in the photos. Is that a surprise?? I haven't been blog hopping this week, so much has been going on. I'm afraid I might have missed something.

BeadedTail said...

I did spot Duke right away but missed the ring! Congratulations to Amanda!

tahtimbo said...

Oh yeah, I failed to notice it, too. But, as you said, once you pointed it out to me, I can see it easily.
Congratulations Amanda!!

Anonymous said...

Lol guess I should have put it in a different spot. I could have sworn it would have stuck out better...but I have small hands so it's a small ring so that could be it too...i'm gonna go with that ;)

Anonymous said...

Oh and one more thing...I'm VERY happy you put up the tree without me but where are the rest of the decorations??????????? I seriously cannot wait until Duke gets his Christmas present, i'm so excited! You have to send me a picture of him in it, or blog it either way I wanna see!

Jean said...

Well...once I "really" looked I found the pretty ring! Congrats to you your daughter's engagement!!!
Love is in the air...:)

marie said...

Your room looks wonderful and the tree is beautiful! Good work Duke!

Love Amanda's very fun photos....I didn't notice the ring the first I looked either! : )

FishHawk said...

Um, what ring? I don't know if that will be much of a comfort to you, however. For as my wife is so very fond of pointing out on an almost MINUTELY basis, I am a man. (I wouldn't mind so much if she was just bragging about having such a manly man for a husband, but the way she says it...)

Russ said...

I missed the ring also. I didn't miss Duke however.He is looking good as usual.
Have a wonderful Weekend.

Marg said...

Your living room looks terrific. You did a great job. We especially like Duke sitting on the couch admiring the tree.
That picture of the ring is really great and if you hadn't told us, we would have never seen that. Too cute. Hope you called Amanda.

Duni said...

Your living room looks lovely, Ann. So clean!
Oops, I only saw the sparkly ring after you pointed it out :)
Congratulations to Amanda!!!
Hugs to Duke ♥

Audrey said...

lol - I missed the ring too :) Just looked like another shiny ornament.
LOVE the living room! Duke did a fine job on the tree.

Sandra said...

i did not see the ring until i read your post. great idea. living room looks great. the ring is called hiding in plain sight. it works

Erika said...

congratulations to Amanda.
I missed the ring, too.

earthtoholly said...

I missed it, too, Ann, so don't feel bad. And your room looks great! You are so neat and organized...I'm jealous!

And Lucy is swooning over that pic of Duke. He is SOOO handsome!

The Painted Veil said...

The room looks just beautiful and Duke is so so adorable. You did a great job as always on the photos and congratulations to Amanda.

What a clever way to take a picture of her ring!
Happy weekend Ann!
Jackie

Donna said...

Uthoooooh...nope, I didn't see no RING either...at first glance...nope....Hahaaaa
Love Duke's decorating skills!!!
The house looks Great!
hughugs

Out on the prairie said...

I looked for some significance in the ornaments, perhaps old that had been passed down. So a proposal perhaps?

Sandee said...

Well don't feel bad because I didn't notice the ring until you pointed out that there was a ring. So, it's hard when there is some many other things to look at. That's my story and I'm sticking to it too.

Your living room looks great. Good work.

Have a terrific day. My best to handsome Duke. :)

B Boys Mom said...

I noticed the ring but you kinda tipped me off and I was looking for something. I'm sure you were tired so that why you didn't see it. Your living room looks great!

Josep said...

I didn't see it, Ann, please tell Amanda I was tired too :) What I noticed is that your living room looks great, and Duke looks more handsome than ever.

Kloggers/Polly said...

Woof .............. hasn't Duke made a lovely job of decorating the tree? No just kidding Ann - sorry couldn't resist it!

You have made a fabulous job of the tree - I can smell the fir from here and it is obvious that it is Duke's favourite time of the year well - one of them!

You've beaten me - I haven't yet done my Cards, dressed my tree or put up one decoration ... shall have to start this weekend. :)

livintheblues said...

the Dukester looks quite proud of himself..:)

Ann said...

Thank you for all the comments, and I so appreciate you all getting me off the hook for not noticing the ring right away...lol Duke says to wish you all a happy weekend.

Country Mouse Studio said...

I would have missed the ring too, love Duke, he's so sweet. Your room looks wonderful.

As Ahmad said...

ann! i love to see all the pics :D christmas is nearly arrive rite? oh how i wish i can go overseas to feel the celebration :D

hahah, me did'nt notice the ring also. but once i read your entry i now realize it. maybe i'm just to excited to see the tree itself :P

allotments4you said...

Hey Ann...I'm up and totally refreshed and still didn't notice the ring....well I did in the last one but it was pretty much centre stage...the others not so much...Sorry Amanda and congratulations!!

Ann said...

country mouse Duke has everyone fooled...lol

As Ahmad yes Christmas is only a couple weeks away now. It is a lovely time of year, has almost a magical feel to it.

allotments4you, ha ha, and she thought I was just out of it. I'm glad you guys got me off the hook

Reeni said...

Duke's such a good helper! And the ring is gorgeous!

Sheri said...

Nice display of the ring! So creative. Also love the shot of Duke! He really is enjooying his holiday!

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