Thursday, March 31, 2011

Shooting the Moon and a shout out to MCP blog

I'm kind of a newbie follower to the MCP action blog but have found it quite fun and interesting to visit the last couple of months. I was surprised to learn that there have already been 1000 posts to it! Crazy! Where have I been?
One post that I really enjoyed (along with the numerous tips posted on facebook) was how to "shoot the moon"!
I've NEVER taken pictures of the moon, or even really looked at and enjoyed the detail! It was so fun a couple of weeks ago just to sit outside (in the cold!) and enjoy the beauty of the moon. I think I got a couple of decent shots for a first timer too.
Normally I would shoot for all the "recommended" settings. However, I learned by using a tripod, underexposing, and using a greater depth of field, the end results were much better and showed some awesome detail!

Here's a link to one of my favorites that I captured on super moon night!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A little vintage

Before (sooc)....

After...(with boost, vintage, and edge burn actions applied).

I'm sure i'm the LAST to know about these totally awesome things called actions. I've been checking out pioneer woman photography blog here and there and kept reading about actions. You take a photo, pick an action (or two or more), push play, and edits at the touch of a button. I just downloaded a few freebies yesterday when I discovered to my surprise that Matt had downloaded photoshop on my computer. I think these are going to be FUN!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Thou shalt not commit adultery

I got a new primary calling two weeks ago in church and we are learning about the old testament. Sunday's lesson was the ten commandments. Now I teach the 8 and 9 year olds so I was a little concerned about how to explain the 7th commandment without bringing in a lot of unnecessary information! I thought I had a pretty good explanation so I was feeling pretty good. Needless to say, I didn't even need to explain it because one of the girls in class did it perfectly for me! I however got a good laugh about the class and am still chuckling about it! Here's kind of how it went down....

girl 1 - "What's adultery?"

girl 2 - "It's when mom's and dad's love somebody else that's not their spouse."

girl 1 - "Oh! I've had that commandment memorized forever!"

Later when we got to sharing time the primary president was talking about the Holy Ghost and what invites or causes the Holy Ghost to leave. Girl 1 got a chance to answer...

girl 1 - "The spirit leaves when we commit adultery!"

primary president - "'s not good to break the commandments is it?"

It was pretty much awesome!

As I was preparing my lesson, I found this funny joke...

A children's Sunday school class was learning about the 10 commandments and discussing the commandment to honor your father and mother. One little girl asks, "well is there a commandment that teaches us how to deal with our brothers and sisters?" A boy, the oldest in his family, peeps up, "Yeah, thou shall not kill!".

Haha - what a funny day it was:)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Tucker's 1st Birthday!

Happy Birthday Tucker! I can't believe he's one. We had a fun day yesterday on his birthday. He did sleep 3 hours of it away but hey, kids need their sleep right? Tuck had a spaghetti dinner and ate a whole cupcake and ice cream (and some of matt's cake too!). This year has gone by amazingly fast. I'm sad to see it go because it's been so awesome to have this sweet little baby in our home! He makes me smile every day and I love him to pieces! Oh yeah - he took his first steps yesterday too!

Friday, April 16, 2010

New Styling Product!

Tucker discovered a new styling product today! A half a jar of vaseline and your hair will hold any style. It's waterproof so it doesn't even wash out! Awesome!

I was talking to my mom on the phone about ready to wrap up the conversation when I discovered what he discovered! I was laughing so hard I couldn't talk. What a treat it was to try to clean up! We washed his hair half a dozen times. Still soooo greasy. I looked online for "fixes". I'm apparently not the only one with the problem! So if your kiddo ever finds the petroleum jelly....try some cornmeal and corn starch, oil (I just so happened to have some of my massage oil here), and dishsoap. I think the oil (surprisingly) and dishsoap helped the most. Don't even bother with the shampoo!

Look what I found mom!
Had do do some styling!
After several washes....still greasy!
Next up....cornstarch!

I think he's about 95% better. Still a little greasy but hopefully another washing with some dishsoap will take care of the rest!

What a day!
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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Some recent pix

Handsome! Grandma was in town last week and bought Tucker a suit. We think if he got a little hat he could go gangster or mafia!

Mmmmm Spaghetti! So cute to watch this little guy slurp up noodles.

Ten Month Pix - Yeah I know that was a little while ago. I wish he would slow down!

Ten Month Pix - Just outside enjoying some nice weather!

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Official Google Blog: A different kind of company name

Official Google Blog: A different kind of company name

We may not be in Kansas but here in Hawaii at the fairways at Mauna Lani resort it's pretty nice. Join us for style and luxury at an affordable vacation rental...and that's no fooling!