Friday, April 22, 2011

assignment #7

Livee and I had fun with this assignment from my class at bethvphotography.
(ISO:100, 1/500, f/5.0)

assignment #6

(ISO:100, 1/125, f/5.6)

assignment #5

I know this isn't a perfect picture technically, but I love it. This is my Paige! And this is what her "quiet" looks like any chance she gets. She's my kind of girl!
(ISO:200, 1/60, f/5.0)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011



assignment #4

So this assignment is all about outside pictures without the shadows. This photo session for me is kind of cheating because it is overcast today. I didn't have to find any open shade. It was still bright enough that I had to find a position where Livee wasn't squinting, so I'm still learning stuff! :)
(ISO:100, 1/80, f/5.6)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

assignment #3

This time we had to take a picture of something inside the house. We are trying to find good light and not use our flash. The master bathroom has really good light, and a convenient little nook right by the window - so that's where I put Miles. I took a lot of pictures, made a lot of settings changes, and I used up all of Miles patience! This is the best I got. But I did manage to get some catchlights! :)
(ISO:100, 1/20, f/8.0)

Monday, April 11, 2011

assignment #2


I introduced Garden the other day. Since she is the newest member of our family, I thought she would be the perfect subject.

ISO:100, 1/400, f/5.3

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Livee!

Today Livee turned 9!
Here are some highlights of her day:

Love you Livee!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011


There is something different about Zoe today.

Yep! She got her braces back on. Isn't she so cute?!

Zazzy (it's a word - look it up)

What are your words for z.o.e.?

Online Photo Class

I'm a girl stuck in auto mode. With my camera. Cousin Jill posted about this cool free online photo class she's taking at bethvphotography. I thought I would join her. I'm excited to learn some new stuff. I have a good camera, I guess I might as well start seeing what all she can do! *** Our first assignment is:
I thought this old tractor from Grandpa would be fun. It was Uncle Cody's when he was little and now Miles has it and loves it! Here is my photo straight out of the camera:
(ISO 400, 1/125, f/4.8) -not that I know what any of that really means yet! I like it a little better after I edited it. The orange isn't SO bright. :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Our new pet.

Yesterday we got a new pet.
We have to feed her.
Make sure she has enough water.
She's going to need to be groomed.
We already love her.
Her name is Garden.
We have been wanting to start a little family garden, so yesterday Craig built us one. He made a 4x8 foot frame. Then, Miles and Gray helped him fill it up with soil. When the girls got home from school, we planted the veggies. And fruits. This is our first one, so there might be a little trial and error, but we are super excited! Wish us luck!

Here she is!
(by the way... can i just say i love livee's little outfits she puts together. every morning is a fun surprise. we never know what she's going to wear, but we know it's going to be colorful. :) i love it! craig... just smiles and shakes his head. love ya livee!)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011



:) she likes big words. what words would you use?

Sydney & Letti

i had fun...
i miss you already.
come back...

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy April 1st!

At our house tonight we had a very fun dinner. Or, as Rowdy said, "mixed-up."
For dinner we had "grilled cheese sandwiches", "fish strips and mixed diced veggies". For dessert, yummy homemade "cupcakes."
Miles was happy to find out that his sandwich was really toasted angel food cake with orange frosting. Livee..... wasn't so sure.
The classic jello-in-a-cup trick. :)
Elliot really liked that one!
The fish sticks were a favorite of Ezra's. They were actually sugar wafers spread with peanut butter and coated in crushed corn flakes. Uncle Cody magically turned Airheads and Chewy Jolly Ranchers into mixed veggies.
And Livee's favorite were the cupcakes. (meatloaf with mashed potato frosting) I think she ate four of them! It was kind of fun telling the little boys that they had to eat all of their dessert if they wanted more dinner. :)
The girls also had some mix-ups in their lunch boxes. They were pleasantly surprised to pop open their cans of fruit and find chocolates and a note from me. They were not so pleasantly surprised to open up their bags of Doritos to find baby carrots. :)
I love April Fools Day!