Thursday, September 30, 2010

The New Polaroid


Just Us again! {Photo by Bryan} 

The photo yesterday was by Elizabeth (forgot to credit her with her awesome photo taking abilities!) 

Bryan thought it was totally cool to watch the photo develop right out of the camera since he had never seen one before. 

I am trying to figure out how to be happy with the flash on the camera.  I almost NEVER use my flash.  So I am taking the new polaroid on as a challenge!  I love this photo!  And I’m really excited because I plan to use a lot of the polaroid photos for my December Daily this year!  So I will be taking LOTS of photos to learn how to take happy polaroids again-it has been a long time.  And speaking of LOTS of photos-Picture Fall starts tomorrow at Big Picture!  I can’t wait!  Fall is my favorite season, so I am looking forward to taking LOTS of photos. 

Happy Friday!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!  Hoping to do a tiny bit of leaf peeping on Saturday!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Just Us


I have tons of photos of everyone else lately.  Decided it was time to get one of just us.  Sitting down for 5 seconds between running around.  Happy Thursday!  {The weekend is almost here :) }

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Football-7th Grade



  Look who came to watch the game!


Afternoon warmups.


There were lots of looks like this. 

{Check out that hot guy holding the down marker!}



Check out the form on that center.  He played a great game!


And did his best.  


Lining up on Defense.


Getting ready to hit hard. 


Blocking is great up the middle.

We have an awesome line.


It was a beautiful day for football. 

I wish the score would have reflected the way they played. 

Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Confirmation-Congratulations, William!




Very sharp.  You look great, William.  I am so proud of you for all of the work that you went through to get to this point.  Congratulations!


This is my photo.  This is why I order the one that the photographer's take. 


William wouldn’t let me take a photo of him and Grandma standing here.  So I go a shot of Grandma and Jake. 


Sari and Ryan.  West.  Like Adam West…heh…heh…


Kate and Jeremy!


We are pretty sure that William was tired of photos at this point :)  I am so happy that Mom loved her gratitude painting! 


Decorating the table for Fall. 


The sweetest card ever from Mom and Dad to Bill for his birthday!


Talking and drinking Sapporo.


I am so glad that everyone could make it for William’s confirmation. Thanks so much for coming!!

Happy Monday!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Confirmation-Wear Sneak Peak


Anyone who knows me knows how much I LOVE shopping…NOT!  Unless it is for scrapbooking supplies or paint.  Then I can shop for hours. 


So, go to work, come home, pick Elizabeth up from work, come home, go to the gym…


so how do you say know to this face? 


   Yea…um… you don’t. 


I feel like I should warn the high school girls…

So William has everything except shoes to wear on Saturday. And he looks sharp!  But you can see that in the photos!  I am SOOOOO looking forward to hanging out with family and celebrating some sacraments.  Woot! 

Happy Friday!!!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

After the Football Game



Elizabeth is a good sister.  She took the day off from work so that she could stand outside where it was sort of raining/sort of not and a little bit chilly to watch her brother play football.

Bryan had another great game. They didn’t win, but the score was only 14-6. And the other team brought 50 of their 78 players.  Bryan’s team gets to play the whole game (there are only 22 of them).  They play great as a team! And Bryan is doing an awesome job at Center. 

(Of course, I knew he would.  He is even getting his long snaps!) 


And then she took both of her brother’s to Dairy Queen for treats. 

The money from her first check was burning a hole in her pocket :) 

Happy Day! 

Monday, September 20, 2010

Blast From the Past


  My honey with his brothers and sisters.  From shortest to tallest:  Chris, Butch, Sheryl, Don, and Jenean.  But check out what happens if I do this: 



Look at that!  Comparing William and Butch.  One thing jumps right out at me.  Those eyes that are so full of mischief.  And they use it to their full advantage :)  I love that in the Black and White photo you can’t tell that Butch’s eyes are blue, so the two of them look even more alike.  They have the same chin, the same ears, and the same blond hair (although William’s has gone super brown, more like mine. 

And then of course the photo from couple of weeks ago: 


As blurry as it is, you can still see the resemblance in the eyes and the chin.  William does a pretty good job of covering up the ears. 

so. Sweet. Thanks for the photos, Granny.  Even though it took me nearly 3 months to get one of them scanned.  I have been thinking about them.

Happy Tuesday!  Hope everyone has some monster plans for the weekend ;)

I know we do! 

Sunday, September 19, 2010



I don’t have a lot of photos of me “doing” anything.  Usually, I’m the one taking the photos of people “doing” things.  Other people don’t tend to think about taking photos like that.  So I usually have to ask someone to take the photos.  And this time, William was the lucky one.  He takes great photos.


Bryan and I have been working on our joint painting all week (trying to finish it for the weekend).


I actually didn’t take any photos of Bryan working on the painting.  I have totally enjoyed working with him and teaching him new techniques. 


This is what the painting looks like right now.  I’m not sure if we’re done yet, but it probably won’t change a lot. 

The inspiration for this painting came from a painting that I am almost positive I saw on Kelly Rae’s blog here, although  I couldn’t find the actual post…but I’m sure that is where I saw it.   


William didn’t like my “v”.  I ignored him.


My favorite part of painting is creating the different layers. 

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  Happy Monday!

Saturday, September 18, 2010




Happy about picture time!


This is the first time that I’ve let her get her hair done for a dance.  I love how it turned out! 


Brother and Sister.


Brother, Sister, and Matt :) 




We were trying to get a view of the girls that William is going with (2 girls, William, and a guy friend of his). 


After 3 or 4 shots, we finally got some photos of Matt and Elizabeth that both Elizabeth and I liked.  


Rabbit Ears!






Finally a smile or 2 from Matt:) 

I can’t believe that this is the last Homecoming that Elizabeth will be going to.  Hmmm…I feel old now that they are gone. 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


Shopping for homecoming. 

Heroes in a halfshell….TURTLE POWER!

Trying on one dress and buying it…priceless.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Random Acts of Photography


Angry Face


Homework at the Table


Self Portraits




More Homework at the Table


Snuggling Ralph




This is not a toy, Tigger!!

Hoping to find 10 minutes to myself this weekend.  That don’t involve me spending all of my money on teenagers…right….

Happy Friday!