Friday, August 29, 2008
This has become my new obsession: To take a cool picture of lightning. I've taken fireworks pictures that've turned out pretty good, and tons of scenery pictures in Alaska and Ireland that I'm proud of.......and I'm always looking for a way to add to my little photography collection. And last night was my shot. I took the tripod outside and set up on the front porch (safely dry in case it DID rain), and got these 3 shots out of about 40 I took....I was pretty proud of that percentage since every other time I've tried I'd take twice as many and get nothing in return! Taking pictures of lightning is totally hit or miss....cuz uhm....you don't know where it's going to be or when! :P But I had my handy remote for the camera and just tried my luck.
And when the next storm rolls in some night, you can bet I'll be out there trying to get even more pictures!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
And my new blog background is from her "Grape Crush" kit......she makes some great stuff! I suggest you go snag it all now! :P
And here's a larger view of some recent layouts I've done that I've liked.....the slideshow doesn't let you see much, kwim? (plus, I just kinda like to show off my kiddos!)
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Those pictures were all stolen from flickr, because you have to have a camera permit to take any pictures in the factory up in Everett, WA where the 787s are actually built. So while I've been there and seen what's in those photos, I couldn't take my own pictures of it. The Phantom logo I scanned from a t-shirt.....I love that logo, and a t-shirt was the only thing I had that had the logo on it.....hooray for my scanner! unfortunately you can still see the wrinkles......oh well......shhhh, don't tell anybody! :P
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
And Alaina in her Camp Rock backpack:
Waiting on the bus together:
Then Karl and I basically followed the bus to the school so we could take more pictures....
Monday, August 18, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
This week nothing really spectacular happened for us I suppose.....Sarah finally had her baby, so welcome baby Greta! I busied myself entering just about every scrap olympics challenge there was at Scrap Matters, and as usual......didn't win a single one!
We signed the kids up for swimming lessons, which start on the 30th, so that'll be here before we know it, and Matthew's soccer should be starting in a week or so.....and then Zach's birthday party is a week from today.....so we'll be busy getting ready for all that....plus beginning of school activities and such. It'll be fun!
Today our big excitement was cleaning out the garage. Oh JOY! BUT, now we can actually fit vehicles into it, so that's a good thing......the power wheels and little tykes vehicles have been moved back to their proper parking places (that won't last long you know) and we have reclaimed the garage once again. woohoo.
I'm looking forward to watching the olympics tonight.....exciting life i lead, I know! I really don't have anything exciting to share, so I'll quit the posting and try to get this slideshow thingy working so you can see all the layouts I did this week! :P
Sunday, August 10, 2008
And now I'm trying to get my entries done for the scrap olympics events they have going on......maybe SOMEDAY I'll actually win one of these bazillion contests I enter (prizes are always $5 credits, which I could SO easily spend!)........since Karl's still sickly, we've skipped church this morning and I'm determined to finish this layout and then we're gonna have to clean this house. Given the choice between my least favorite activities of shopping for clothes for me or cleaning my house. Gosh, that's a toughy. I hate them both! :P
Thursday, August 7, 2008
This is about the only view of me in a swimsuit you're ever going to see.....half covered by a worn-out child, submerged in water. if it'd been dark out, I'd have liked the picture even better!
So that's it for now I guess....time to get to work.....will update more over the weekend (don't want to bombard you with too much Herman-ness!)