Sunday, March 30, 2008

March 30

The beautiful Easter Lilies were still on the altar today!

Friday, March 28, 2008

March 28

The new growth is trying to push its way up!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

catch up

An experiment that didn't work...
An experiment that I did think worked..... (thanks to DPS)
For Amp! I have been playing with it in PS, but I still like the original best.... It was taken by Asia, under my direction. I was teaching her about Depth of Field.
Teach to take self-portraits young :)

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Traditional Easter Picture....

The difference a year makes :) Here is the link to last year's Easter Pictures. I could not get them to be serious for anything, so it was all about personality today.


I didn't get to do eggs this year, but I did just finish the cookies for church tomorrow. On top are 3 doz white chocolate and cranberry, then 1.5 doz red ones topped with a mocha fudge, and 1.5 doz yellow ones with pineapple glaze. They were supposed to look like spring flowers, but I don't think that worked out so great. However, I have been assured that they taste wonderful.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

March 22

The flood had receded enough to bury my uncle today. It was harder than I thought.

There was no one to decorate eggs with me this year, so I bought myself a 3d cake pan and made my own Easter Bunny. I think he is kinda cute, this quick pic doesn't do him justice, but I wanted to record my first 3d cake!

Friday, March 21, 2008

March 21 Good Friday

So technically speaking, it is not a great photo, but I really like it a lot and think it is perfect for Good Friday...a mother and a son at the foot of the cross....who is he going to grow up to be and what will she have to sacrifice for that to happen?

Other Good Friday shots will soon be on Leftovers and Ponderings.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Maunday Thursday

These were my favorites from church tonight, but there are more on leftovers.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

March 19

Got up today expecting to go to my uncle's funeral, but it was postponed due to flooding. I had worn my hair down, rare for me, and Dirk decided it looked a little too cavewoman like, so he suggested a cut. Here are the before and after 8.5 inches. I guess it does look a little more tame :)

March 18

This might belong on Ponderings, but I am putting it here.
I am fudging a little, I took this one on the 19th, but it represents the 18th :) I remet my aunt and uncle whom I have not seen in just about 30 years at the funeral home visitation of my uncle who just passed away on Sunday night. When I was a young girl, I was very close to the uncle who passed away. But my marriage, my parent's divorce, and my uncle's divorce as well as both of us moving between a couple different states, made keeping in touch just about impossible. So, I hadn't seen the uncle who passed away in over 10 years.... it feel like a double grief, one of the loss of my uncle, and one of the loss of what the kids could have learned from him combined with the chunks of his life I missed. Just from what I am being told, my uncle had a very, very hard last five years. I am sorry I wasn't there just to share a tiny piece of that burden.

Monday, March 17, 2008

March 17

I took quite a few I liked today. The rest are posted on leftovers, for those interested in more random shots of my yard :)

March 16 (Palm Sunday)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

March 15

I am working on my 'homework' for DPS. The theme is CONSTRUCTION. I am not happy with this set, but I have a few PS ideas that I am going to try with it.

March 14

I meant to take pictures of the kids giving their first speeches today, but not only were they too nervous, I was too busy encouraging them to pick up the camera. So, instead I took a picture of the speeches we are studying on Mondays and Wednesdays....they give their own speeches on Fridays....

Thursday, March 13, 2008

March 12

Perfect heaven! Holding a sleeping child. Words cannot describe how much I miss this. I never feel more at peace than when I am putting a baby to sleep and then just continuing to hold them.

March 11

Amazing, wonderful, deep fried turkey! Dirk made these for the kids' Southern Wrap-up Party....he made them (two of them) on Monday, but we have been eating them all week.

Monday, March 10, 2008

March 10

I took the picture, but the model 'fixed' it in PS. She did a few others that I posted on Musings.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

March 9

She turned 18 today! It really doesn't seem possible at all.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Sunday, March 2, 2008

March 2

I can't tell which of these shadow shots I like best.

Ginger has been my constant shadow, I think we are both missing Mom.

March 1

The paperwork that taunted me all day!