Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Sad, Sad, Day

March 16, 2005-July 28, 2009

More pictures to come when I have the heart to post!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Look Mom & Dad!

Just wanted to post a couple pictures for my Mom & Dad to show them what we have been up to! Yesterday we took friends up to Mt. St. Helens. The last time I was up there, it still had a top! You're right Dad, it has changed a little;)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Home Run Derby

I totally forgot to tell you that we got the chance to go to the AAA Home Run Derby at PGE Park on Monday night. We have seen the major league Home Run Derby on tv many times and all four of us LOVE it. So when the opportunity came for us to go to the AAA one, we jumped on it. The weather was great for a night at the ball park & we all had a blast together! Some day it would be a blast to see the major leauge guys doing this (dream a little dream)!

One More (For Now)

My online photo editing class is still going, actually today is the last day but I am a few days behind. Here's a technique we learned a couple days ago. Not sure I like the coloring but I will play with it a bit more when life is not quite so busy!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Playing With Pictures

This week has been absolutely crazy and it's only Tuesday. We have company coming Monday and we are tackling a lot of items on the to-do list before they get here. They are all things that should have been done a long time ago but now we have motivation. My kitchen now has one red wall (and when I say red, I mean RED). It's the color I have wanted on that wall for about 4 years & after five coats I have it! Also, last week I got this crazy idea to peel the 80's style wallpaper off our bathroom walls. I was totally fine with it gone, I knew one day it would have fresh paint. Well, we are in the process of painting right now. One coat is on & it should be done by tomorrow. Then the baseboard in the front bathroom has never been painted (my fault). So, before Dale & his wife get here I will have paint on the baseboards in there. That's a lot to do in less than one week but it is doable. And, whenever I can sneak a few minutes on the computer, I am still taking that class online from It's overwhelming some times but I am learning so much. Here are a few more of the pictures I have been playing with. Some are better than others & some are just plain yuck. But I am learning about the process & playing around!

Friday, July 10, 2009

More Fun Pictures

"The more I play with pictures the more excited I get about taking more pictures to play with!" -Chris Greenley There's a quote for the books;)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Oh I'm Having Too Much Fun!

Oh man, this is just too, too much fun!

More Pictures I Played With

Two more pictures I played with in Photoshop. Taking this online class is great, I am learning so much! Check her out when you have some time to play. She has some great tutorials that are so easy to follow. I think she is my new hero!
And I just have to tell you, Lexi thinks she looks scary in her picture so I need to work on her eyes, I'll share it again later!
The weekend word on Spencer's picture is from yet another lady who rocks my world right now!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Digital Layouts

Ok, so I think I'm addicted already (not so sure this is a good thing). I have played with digital scrapbooking a few times but never for any amount of time. I'm actually worried that it will take over my paper in hand scrapping. I don't know if I'm ready for this. Here is a layout I did this afternoon & man were it quick and easy! I think the hardest thing to do would be to organize all the stuff on the computer (knowing me, I'll lose it somewhere on this machine)! We'll see.

Lesson #2 in Digi World!

Same picture of my great kiddos, different technique in embellishing it. I can see where this digital scrapbooking could be addicting!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Playing In The Digi World

I told you guys about the class I signed up for online a few posts back. Well, it started today and here's my first assignment completed. It's fun & so far I have learned a thing or two about Photoshop. I'll post more projects when I have more time to play!