Thursday, May 31, 2012

Emma is 6

Wow, I haven't written a post in a loooong time! I'm sure you are anxiously awaiting some exciting news from our end. Right? Hello? Are you there?

Here is a picture of my birthday-vampire-kitty-girl

She just turned six. And is now in first grade. My baby. My littlest bundle of joy.

I'm crying now. I think I want another baby.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Happy Days

Friday, May 18, 2012

6 beautiful stages of photo editing

The world of photography and photo editing is so wonderfully
exciting and fun!

This a a picture (sooc) I took yesterday:

The flowers are from a tree in our front yard.
They are beautiful on their own.

with a little editing, you can change the look
to your preference,
your liking,
your style

and they become your art.

Brighten it up:

Black and White:

A little hazy:
(my personal fav)

A little texture:

A lot of texture:

Each picture, so beautiful in it's own way.
What kind of editing do you prefer?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Our gentle, docile, giant dog

I took Lizzy to the vet today.

Let me give you some advice:
If you own an overly excitable dog that is over 100 lbs of solid muscle
it is not wise to attempt to control her in public wearing flip flops
in the rain.
Do you ever remember seeing cartoons where the dog takes
off and the person holding the leash is flopping around
through the air behind?
That was Lizzy and me this morning.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012

Fun pics

The is Eden.
Doesn't she look like an angel flying?

She loves to do this. Here is how it starts:
each leg through a swing

holding onto the rings
and whoosh!

Actually she isn't holding onto the rings in this one.
But that is another way she likes to do it.

She likes to pretend she's in the circus. We actually saw a news short about
a circus school and watched how they practice.
Eden and Emma both screamed, "I WANT TO GO TO CIRCUS SCHOOL!!"

And below is Eden doing her karate kid impression.
Not bad.

There is something really extraordinary about pictures of people who aren't directly
looking at the camera.
I think.

This one makes me laugh because it makes Bigs look like a giant stepping over houses.
The girls were the ones that noticed that perspective.
I love how their little minds work.

Emma LOVES swinging. She makes me incredibly nervous though because she swings SO high. Andreas always makes fun of me. But I seriously get a stomach ache if I watch her swing because I'm so afraid of her grip failing and seeing her fall to the ground.
Ehh, I get chicken skin just thinking of it.

This one of Lizzy you have to click on and see in a larger view to really appreciate the amount of slobber all over her face.
How can something so cute be so disgusting at the same time??

The exposure is terrible and I haven't had a chance to sit down and photoshop anything in EONS so none of my pictures are looking really outstanding lately. When does life slow down?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

pictures from a gorgeous evening

Look at how big Lizzy looks next to 9 year old Eden!

Aw....sitting so pretty for a treat.

Lizzy has been much calmer since her 4 day stay at the doggy hotel. I think those dogs wore her out. Her bark is deep and hoarse sounding. Maybe she was whining for mama too much :(

Sheriff Eden.

Last night was the perfect night for a picnic on the lawn and some swinging.


I think she looks so small here. More like she did when she was about 2.

Hanna joined us outside once her homework was finished. My angry bird.