Tuesday, August 25, 2009

August 25, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Meet Annie. Annie is all grown up now - and getting married on Saturday. I took a photo of this photo so I could put a sappy dedication in the slideshow I am making for her because I am a nice biggest sister and she is the baby :D

August 24, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

This is my *I can't believe it's not a tropical island get-away* hammock. To pretend you are lying under swaying palms with a delightful ocean breeze, Bill says to hold your hands up above your face, palm side down, and gently wave them back and forth...

then you will see...PALMS above and feel a faint breeze.


August 23, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

When you get to chase the dog around the yard before he takes off, because he got out of the house untethered :D

Saturday, August 22, 2009

August 22, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

If I had a kiln - I would be dangerous - because I think this melted bottle (totally overlook the fact that it's grey goose vodka) is AWESOME!! I would totally melt all sorts of glass - melted wine bottles would make cool grape/cheese/cracker serving trays...i would melt every bottle i saw until i was over that phase of life.

The Blackberry Arts Festival had some other cool stuff, like journals made from old books with the spines cut off and then coil punched and bound with wire coil binding...

And of course, Black Market Gourmet's Blackberry BBQ Beef sandwiches (if you've never had one, you need one - Black Market Gourmet ROCKS)!

August 21, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Mel's in town, we had a little shin-dig after youth group :)

August 20, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

This was a LONG day...:)
I bought groceries, juggled finances and fixed super yummy frozen stir fry for dinner and was VERY THANKFUL THAT WE ARE SOOOOO BLESSED. I didn't even EDIT photos (that I can recall), but I did work with the stuff for Annie's slideshow...:)

August 19, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Today I didn't TAKE any photos, I am still processing the RAW images from Kadi's wedding - so I have LOOKED AT...cropped, rotated, and converted hundreds :)

See, I wasn't just working with MY photos, I gathered up all the memory cards and copied ALL of the photos everyone else had as well - so they could all be uploaded to one spot - and phew. What a lot of work lol :D
But doesn't the Shutterfly page look sharp? Phew, they are classy - I have been also uploading to Artscow - but they don't have such a cool sharing interface where guests can download the photos they want...at full/printable resolution - which is going to save us ALL a HUGE headache of trying to get photos to everyone who wants them - they can pick their own :D

August 18, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Zippy is a creative little bug -but sometimes she doesn't go to bed...and even less frequently does she pick up the aftermath of the creative bursts :D

That's why I love her so much :D

August 17, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Ribbons. They're Cam's. His 2nd ever swim meet and he didn't DQ in ANY event. They boy could barely dog paddle in April - which isn't cool for a sailor - and now he can keep up with kids who have been swimming since they were 3, 4 and 5 - he rocks!

August 16, 2009 - Living for Jesus is Fun

Happy Birthday Patricia (she's 22 today)
Now, on to the photo...they fell asleep at church - aren't they cute?? Normally, I would wake them, but how often will they be that close and quiet?

August 15, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Cool sky eh?

August 14, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

But being so old and that having been last week, I don't remember August 14th. Really. I am having difficulty removing photos from memory cards (frustrating) and any I took with my cell phone, well it had technical difficulties too and was shipped off for repairs, I sure hope they don't reformat it. I will be SO chapped :D

August 13, 2009 - Living For Jesus is AAAACccccckkkkk!! Fun!

I got behind AGAIN?? How did that happen? Now that I am 35...I'm slipping. As of 13, August, 2009 - I am THIRTY - FIVE YEARS OLD!! Not really - well, really 35, not really *old* - you know...

My brother Joseph, bless his little pea pickin' heart - has a thing with flames, fire - and apparently sending me birthday cards with a fire them - last year it was a Homer Simpson (when a fire starts to burn, there's a lesson you must learn, something something then you'll see, you'll avoid catastrophe...point being he couldn't remember what the something was...) - this year it's another singing Simpson's card (and I don't watch the Simpson's but I still got it) that says, "This is my swingset, this is my sandbox, I'm not allowed to go in the deep end, that's where I saw the Leprechaun. He told me to BURN things." Cover shown, inside says, "Birthday candles taste like burning."

I love Joe :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

August 12, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Horseplay @ Church ...don't worry, church doesn't actually start for 2 hours :D

August 11, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

We helped a nice lady named Merli move today - apparently the kids found special interest in her computer desk.

August 10, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

This cool set-up is a DREDGING operation - to keep our shipping channel safe and open. They scoop out the muck that gets carried down with the river flow and in with the tidal flux - dump it onto the barge - then drag the barge 10 miles or so out to sea and dump it...then repeat :)

August 9, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Funny Girls from Becca's Birthday Party - at the beach :D

August 8, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Ruby in the trees - day 2 of Camden's first swimmeet!

August 7, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun


August 6, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

My front door. Blurry. Um, Cam took it - no clue why. Random.

August 5, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Altar Call...Yes folks, GOD STILL MOVES :D Hallelujah!!

August 4, 2009 - Living For Jesus Is Fun

Even girls in skirts can rock climb...if Daddy ties the bottom of their skirt together...

August 3, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

El Evil Dog-0.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

August 2, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun!

The groom's cake was red velvet...and didn't get cut until the day after the wedding, when the family gathered in calm and quiet and gifts were opened. I seriously left sooooo stuffed that I probably shouldn't have eaten another bite for at least 2 days. Tuna, a whole salmon, cake, pastries - oh my word. DELISH!!

August 1, 2009 - Living For Jesus is...Did I hear wedding bells??

Sparkling, Beautiful, BRIDE!!

The magic begins :D

July 31, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun!

Bride with bread stolen from Maid of Honor's table and groom...wondering about the bread :)

Rehearsal dinner.

July 30, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Bridal Shower!! 2 more days to go!!

July 29, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

and here I am playing catch up. again.
meet natasha, named after the vixen in rocky & bullwinkle. isn't she cute?

now, how many of you remember that I HATE CATS??

just curious :D