Monday, October 29, 2007

Photo Slide

i tried getting this photo slide to be on the sidebar but i am having a heck of a here it sits! i would love to switch over to type pad but i have a tough time paying for a blog site when i can get this one for free! i don't have many photos on this slide but a few of my favorites and more recent snapshots.

not much else is new here. life is finally slowing down for us. well, not terry so much but the activities are coming to an end for a few months anyway. lauren played her last soccer game on sunday. she'll play indoor in january. so the break will be nice for all of us. we're also taking a little break from gymnastics as well. a new gym opened up not too far from our house and after a trial run lauren decided she would like to switch. i'm a bit relieved as my drive time is cut in half if not more! kati is doing good. both are trying to get over colds. nothing major, just a cough and runny nose.

i think we have finally found a new church to attend. i have only been to 2 services but i really enjoy it. it seems to be a younger congregation and very laid back. the first time we were all going together i had a dress picked out (not too difficult to pick out as i only have like 3!) when terry told me that i should maybe rethink what i was going to wear as it would be too dressy! so we get there and everyone or just about everyone was in a nice pair of jeans of khakis. i was kind of disappointed that i couldn't get dressed up but the second service we went to i had gotten over it and was relieved i could throw on some khakis and go! the music at the church is amazing. i sit there with tears in my eyes half the time. so i think this is a good fit for us. the girls really enjoy sunday school and it's nice that terry and i can go to the service alone and just be together and listen.

we carved pumpkins and made sugar cookies tonight. not quite sure why i signed up to do both in one night! but it turned out ok and the girls had fun. even the neighbor girls joined in to help cut out cookies. oh, i even made the pumpkin seeds! yum. lauren even liked them! kati, not so much.

one last thing.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIANE! the girls called tonight but had to leave a message! we were thinking of you! hugs!

Monday, October 22, 2007

More photos and I've been tagged!

as promised here are a few photos from the pumpkin patch. (thought the relatives would like to see the girls) the photos are untouched, meaning i didn't edit any of them.

kati's first time on a pony. she loved every minute!

lauren cruising around on 3 wheels.

if you look close enough you can see the pumpkin in mid-air. this was hilarious. they were launching pumpkins out of these canons. they would go as far as over those trees which were at least 100+ yards away. such a country bumpkin thing to do though.

oh, don't we look like we're happy and having fun! :)

these pictures were taken about a month ago. i wanted to take photos of them at this wildlife preserve but i didn't realize or notice how dead the grass was until after i loaded the photos onto my computer. there is NO color....but thought they still looked pretty cute. it probably doesn't help that their wearing brown. ha

so cari has tagged me....i'm not really playing right as i am supposed to tag 7 others but i'm skipping that part. i've actually already done this tag a while back so i'm not sure i can come up with 7 fun/funky facts about myself. let's see.
1. i have to chew gum when i work out
2. the toilet paper HAS to go over not under
3. i can't sleep without a fan! (i bring one whenever we travel!) this goes way back to when i was little! i remember having friends sleep over and they would freeze to death!
4. i have to make the beds before i leave the house. (unless terry is still sleeping of course, which means i usually come home to an unmade bed!)
5. i don't have any tatoos
6. i no longer drink diet coke! only when there is nothing else....
7. (man, this is hard) ok, so i can't think of a 7th.
better run. have a great week.

Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself (on your blog, we all want to know them).

Monday, October 15, 2007

Catching up! it's been a while since i've posted. seems to be the norm! thought i'd get caught up....
the 80's party we went to was a good time! lots of fun costumes. and sadly enough it brought back a lot of memories. ha ha

terry went as a guy from "revenge of the nerds" (doesn't he look hot!) and melissa and i have on big ol' jump suits. my hair doesn't look quite as big in the photos but it was big. and my frosty eye lids look fabulous, don't you think. ha ha it was fun!
had another photo shoot a few weekends ago. i can't say it went that well. i did get a few decent photos but the odds were against us. i had to bring lauren and kati with me. which only meant an additional distraction. not to mention it was 85 degrees and they were in sweaters. (october has been very warm) so i got a few good ones but hope to retake now that the temps have cooled down a bit.

i wish this last photo would have been in focus better. i have to figure out how to shoot a moving target better....
an update on my father-in-law.....his open heart surgery went well. he is recovering nicely and i believe he has been cleared to drive already. prior to his surgery (about a year or more ago) he started to exercise daily and changed his eating habits. i can imagine that has been a huge help in his healing process.
i celebrated my b-day this past tuesday. terry invited a few of our neighbors out for dinner on saturday night to celebrate. we had a great meal and a lot of fun!
we took the girls to the pumpkin patch this past sunday. they each picked a pumpkin, rode a horse, played some games and watched them launch pumpkins from a canon. (i'll post pictures later...i keep getting an error)
i had better call it quits....the girls need to get to bed.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Photos to share...

i took a few pictures today...of this little sweet pea! isn't she beautiful! (gets her looks from her mom!) i was able to edit a few but have several more i would like to work on. i wish editing came easier to me but i'm learning. i shot the photos in auto and in the AV mode. natural light was minimal but for this little peanut i didn't need much. so don't be too critical when you look at the photos....i'm still learning. there is one photo in this bunch i didn't edit, you can tell which one. and then there is one where she looks very tan! :) i think i over did that one! ha