Tuesday, December 15, 2009

December 15, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Okay, here we have the budged flash diffuser combo...

I saw a little Photojojo tip on how to use a film canister, which I had actually put off since August because I am not safe with sharp objects and thick plastic (I'm clumsy, what can I say), so in a pinch, I decided a portion cup would work (happened to be during the employee Christmas party at Gino's where we have stacks of these little gems).

So the portion cup worked great! Easily attaches with scotch tape (dollar tree variety used here). Then I got brave and tried the film canister at home...then tried them side by side and then together (by side by side, I mean one shot with just the canister, then one with just the portion cup) and decided that together they work well for close up shots in which you need a flash that would normally wash out the subject.

So a fancy flash, speedlight, off camera remote strobes, or even $60 diffuser attachment would be *cool* but this is way cool...and while I still dream of that delightful Canon 7D...I really think I need the Superheadz Golden Twin that shoots regular 35mm film...and I admit, I could totally get sucked into the toy camera thing. There are some amazing film cameras out there that we in the digital age pay money to filter, grunge and grain up - why not shoot it that way in the first place? Actually, I have to confess, I don't edit my photos to look like they were shot with shoddy film and equipment, but I LOVE THE LOOK!! I'm actually gonna' load the film I have into Abby's *hannah montana* plastic real *toy* camera. Should be FUN!

This fancy contraption should work with ANY on camera flash, pop up or not, providing you can find the portion cup the size you need...scotch tape can be cut to needed size. :) Mine is the 3.25 ounce size, that's what we have at Gino's :o)

Monday, December 14, 2009

December 14, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

My Artscow books came today. NINE of them, all at once. Very cool :)

December 13, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

The Tipsy Man with his *SPIRITS* of Christmas, counting how long he's been sick on his fingers...

The youth group and kids that did the program were AWESOME!! Ruby did a fantastic job on her solo and even got the words mostly right. Jesus was a wonderful child and Joseph got to be his EARTHLY father when she finally got up to perform - as opposed to His *early* father which he'd been all week :D

December 12, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Monika's page from her wedding planning book that has the list of photos she wants taken at her wedding. I should look over that list before Sunday.

December 11, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Chocolate fountain.
Sause Christmas party :)
this year there was a little caramel fountain as well - tasty.

December 10, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Windows shopping...found a new store on accident. I love simple kits and this one was cute and simple.

Digital Scrap Cafe

There was lots of cute stuff there :D

December 9, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

All she wants for Christmas is her two front teeth. She really lost the flappy one that was so loose, wouldn't pull it and it fell out in her sleep, probably swallowed.

December 8, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Leave it to Ruby, when instructed to cut letters out of the newspaper to make words and such, to find the backward R from the Toys 'R' Us ad and make her name...backward.

December 7, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

No snow. Just ice. In the boats. Note Ruby's bathrobe. They broke up the ice...and put it in my freezer.

December 5, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

I'm lit up and flashing. Kelli bought these horns for the supervisor on duty to wear...

I didn't know they lit up until someone pushed my button :D

December 4, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

An egrit out the back door of Gino's in the marsh.

December 3, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Our attempt at some posed photos to make Christmas Cards with - no wonder I always send New Year's Cards.

December 2, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Crab eyes. Bill brought 3 giant cooked crab over in a bag...and I was not feeling well so I didn't even get out of bed, so the kids brought the bag in and put it in my bed. Nice.

Then Ruby plucked all of their eyes out (or would it be off?)

She then left them in the bed with me and took the crab to the kitchen.

December 1, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

*Windows* shopping again. Loved this little brag book template set. I think it must be the rounded corners - I love rounded corners :D

November 30, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

You know you want one. I took swiss cheese to Gino's just for this sandwich. Toasted garlic bread, swiss cheese, onion-mushroom-bell pepper sauteed in the garlic toast spread, and roast beef (heated on foil) - super duper YUMMY :)

November 29, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

We ALL miss Brother Michael, and the whole church loves him - but I think Andrew and his Mommy missed him and love him the most!

Brother Mike was home for a few days on leave and able to spend some time with his family at home, and our church family :o)

God has kept our Marine safe thus far and I am confident that He will continue to do so!

November 28, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Monika made Rudolph with a bun, blue food dye (eyes), broken toothpicks and a piece of linguica. I thought he was cute :D

November 27, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

They sneak into my bed. Almost every morning as soon as Daddy leaves for work.

November 26, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Lutefisk. Yuck. But Dad is SO THRILLED to pose with it. Camden is secretly laughing inside...he eats it because...he's expected to because Grandpa thinks he likes it...

November 25, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Kayla made pumpkin pie tartlets for our Wednesday Thanksgiving Dinner with the Alsworths! YUM! Great dinner, and our "I am thankful for..." book is nearly complete :D

November 24, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Now, I didn't make a whole lot in tips today, but a nice gentleman gave Abby and Ruby $5 worth of quarters to play games because they had to come to work with me...usually Gino's Daycare isn't so exciting, it's usually homework, homework, cut and paste the newspaper...

November 23, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun


November 22, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

I cannot find a single anything from today - unless it's on that roll of film in the T50...which could very well be, I have been packing that camera around with me in the car and USING it. Even so - there's no date stamp on that thing so it would be hard to tell when I took the photo (I could start holding a date tag up...)

November 21, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Happy 34th Birthday to CASEY :o) His secretary wouldn't let me talk to you, she was *sitting on the couch answering the phone* - as in Casey's phone. My niece is so smart :)

For Casey's birthday, we had tea. No, Casey wasn't here. He was at his house, far, far away, where it's much colder. Shaye and Grandma made him a cake I heard - and we're too far away to swing by for a piece of it!

November 20, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

They still have a $0.25 carousel at Big K (kmart) here in Coos Bay - and my kids still like to ride it. Camden barely fits on it anymore lol :)

November 19, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

YES! I got behind again. So sorry. It's cold and flu season...adn it's crazy!!

So, back in July when Kurt bought the $50 worth of fireworks and I cringed...I was thinking that was a nutty, crazy thing to do, but we still have some of them...

Apparently there are only so many of these silly fountains that basically do all the same thing that you can watch in one evening. We still have a couple to light at Christmas...or New Year's Eve :)