Friday, October 31, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Prickly Pictures







A couple of days ago I took family pictures for my good friend. It was such a gorgeous fall day and the lighting was beautiful! So the pictures should turn out perfect right? Ha ha...ya...We had fun and I am posting a couple of my favorites. I am still learning so keep that in mind! We all had "pricklys" on the bottom of our shoes when we were done.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I love fall...and friends!



This morning my good friend Dede and I took her adorable Chase to do some pictures. Did I mention that he's adorable? Okay then. We had a great time! It was such a gorgeous fall day! Then Dede imparted her vast knowledge of fun Photoshop tricks to me while I sat at her computer and ate one of her chocolate brownies with m&ms. It was a great day! Thanks, Dede. You spoil me! By the way, Mike showed me how to make pictures bigger! We'll talk!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tagged!




My friend Nicole tagged me. I am excited! I am a geek! So, here you go:

The rules are: Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself. Tag 7 random people at the end of your blog. Let each person know that they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. I have two large scars on my body, one long one down my back and one on my hip. I am a swimsuit model.

2. Everyone in my family is adopted except for Mike.

3. I cannot stand drinking glasses that are left around the house. It absolutely drives me crazy. Mike is frequently asking where his glass is. Probably in the dishwasher.

4. I love Barry Manilow. I went to his concert and Donny Osmond was there. I am 57 years old.

5. I love beets. I can't get enough of them.

6. I HAVE to bring snacks for myself to church every Sunday. I let my 6 year old son share them with me if he is being nice. I actually put them on my grocery list when I run out. Fast Sundays are a challenge for me.

7. I love Legos. I find I have to restrain myself from buying the newest Lego set out there for myself. My son certainly benefits from this. And we do have a lot of Legos. That's what happens when you have all brothers. I am a child.

So, there you go. I am tagging Jill, Cozette, Sara, Kami, Kira, Beth and Emily.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Stop having cute kids all of you!







Hi there! My cute cousin and her cute kids and I did a little "photo shoot" this morning. I feel dumb saying photo shoot because I am SOOOO amateur! But I really do have fun taking pictures of the people I love. Anyway, it was cold and we were going to do a different location but we thought we would stay close. Don't worry, I am working on finding new photo spots. But I LOVE this place! And we drove home in about two minutes to get the kids (and us) warmed up. Hope you like the pictures! It was fun!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fun Photos









A good friend asked me to take some pictures of her ADORABLE kids! I was nervous because I have never really done anything like this before. But it was actually a lot of fun. We had a nice time and the kids were great. I am going to way overdo the texture thing until I get it out of my system. They are just so much fun to play around with and they can bring out such character in a picture! I hope you all enjoy! Thanks for the fun time this morning, Bertha!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Fun with Textures






Thanks to Carin's October challenge and lots of help from Dede and Mike I have learned a LOT about doing textures. And, man they are cool! Thank heaven for a good hubby, good friends, and Photoshop. Textures are so much fun! Here are some that I have worked on the last couple of days. I keep driving by this patch of sunflowers by my house and the other day I decided to stop and take some pictures. They were so beautiful! So, don't get sick of my texture pictures because I will probably way overuse them now as I play around with some. I hope you enjoy!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Poor Aidan with all the pictures




I realize I haven't blogged for a while. Sorry, Dede. I dusted off my sewing machine and made some things while Aidan was off track. We actually had a nice time taking pictures this time. I try to let Aidan "help me" choose what he wears. And he thinks hats are really cool. We took a good friend with us to entertain him and they were bribed. So here, you go. Enjoy!

Bobette's quiet time




I rejoiced exceedingly last Monday when Aidan went back on track. Okay, I have a few friends that say "what does that mean?" This is for you. He is on year round school. He goes to school for about 9 weeks and then is off for 3 weeks. That happens all year long. We absolutely love it. Summers do get a bit crazy because we usually only have about 3 weeks off for the summer. I am rambling. Anyway, Aidan started back on track Monday and one of the first things I did was get out my camera. She was missing me. One of the days was my favorite lighting, overcast, so I went to a favorite little spot of mine and just took a bunch of pictures. It was so peaceful and I loved it. I am thinking I might do that again soon at a different place maybe. The landscape doesn't complain, doesn't whine, doesn't get grumpy, it stays still and I don't have to bribe it with Icees or Legos. Hope you enjoy!