Thursday, May 29, 2008

Learning in Photoshop today

We learned in our photography class today how to do selective color in photoshop.  Here is a pic from today I played around with to learn.  I can't wait to try this again.

J & caleb 2

Impromptu Zoo Trip Today

For me the planner, the occasional last minute, "jump in car," trip is good.  Jason needed to go to Amarillo to pick up some things for church, so we all decided to go.  We were out the door before 9am which in and of itself is pretty close to a miracle.  We ended up going to the Amarillo Zoo with the boys while we were there, running errands, and having lunch at Joe's Crab Shack.  It was a fun day!  Below are some photos from the day.


 Caleb happy in stroller

Connor in tunnel

Connor pointing

Cole looking J with Cole & Connor

It was a long day...

Jason took these photos of Caleb Tuesday night.  He gave him a bottle and that boy was out before he ever got into the bed. I guess he had a long day...

Caleb conked 1 Caleb conked 2

Friday, May 23, 2008

Fun, new blog for moms

I've started a new blog for moms at SimplyAMom that I hope all you parents will check out. I'm trying to make it a great resource for easy activity ideas, encouragement, etc.  I'm really enjoying it so far!

Triple the Sketch creations

Here are some recent layouts I've done for TripletheSketch.  Be sure to check out the site this weekend, because Patter has an awesome giveaway posted.

These first two are with pictures from 3 years when Cole was small and the last one is Caleb just about a month ago.  Thanks for looking!

Sketch-8-LO Sketch-7-LO NSD-Sketch-LO

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Learning White Balance

These are photos from this morning playing outside with the boys.  I was playing with the white balance on my camera and amazed at the different colors you get in the shots by changing it.  Anyway, here are my faves from this morning.





Friday, May 16, 2008

Little Girl Clothes

Yes, me who has 4 guys in her life got to shop for little girl clothes yesterday.Littlegirlclothes_2 It was so fun, but so difficult.  I was shopping for my new neice, Sydney (don't ya love the name?), who is expected to meet us in August.  I now have 3 nieces and that's only time I get to shop for girls so I tend to get a little excited when I do.  I was at Babies R Us and literally spent close to an hour just looking at clothes trying to decide what to get.  It was so hard because there were just too many cute ones. I also got kinda sad because they had quite a few cute baby boy clothes too and Caleb is getting so big that he's not much of a baby anymore.  Despite all this, I had so much fun and these are what I ended up getting.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A Picture of Connor

This is just a picture of Connor I took yesterday as I was playin18_160_filteredg with my camera.  I'm taking an online photography class and am learning to use different settings on my camera.  I just liked this one and thought I'd share.  I have some other stuff to upload later.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Visit with Grandma & Grandpa

We had a great visit with my grandma and grandpa in Tulsa this past weekend.  We were only there one night and I wish we could've stayed longer.  The boys didn't really know them that well beforehand, but they knew instantly they were grandparents and started giving hugs, kisses, and making a mess from the second we walked in the door.  Here are a few pics from the weekend.  The first is of Grandpa with Cole and Connor.  Then, Caleb being a little mess.  He wasn't still much all weekend. He had more fun crawling around in his diaper being a ham than anything else.  Then, we've got Grandma and Cole having a balloon fight.  I'm not sure which one was winning or having more fun.

Grandpa_cole_connor Caleb_in_diaper_in_tulsa Balloon_fight

Thursday, May 1, 2008

It's been too long

Life has been absolutely crazy pretty much ever since we got back from Chicago.  I definitely have overcommitted myself these last few weeks and then ended up getting sick this past weekend.  Today is the first day in weeks, I've been able to do some catching up.  My to do list is much longer than I have time for, but hopefully I'll have a big dent in it before I hit the pillow tonight. 

I wanted to share some pictures of Connor from this week.  Tuesday morning he decided to put Aquaphor in his hair (which basically just like Vaseline).  We washed it with lots of different things and yesteday decided to just cut his hair short.  I need to get some pics of the new short hair, but here are some of his "greasy" do.

Connor_3 Connor_4 Connor_1_2 Connor_2