Thursday, December 15, 2011

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Friday, August 12, 2011

My twins turned 6

On August 4th my twins turned six.  It's hard to believe that they are already six years old.  It seems like just yesterday I was bringing them home from the hospital wondering how in the world are we going to handle this?

They are actually a few months old in this picture but they slept in the same bed and had to touch each other for about 6 months.

Aunt Glenda wanted to take the boys out for their birthday so we decided on Chuck E. Cheese and Aunt Joy and Conner and Noah met us there.  Chuck E. delivered the cake and the boys thought that was awesome.

This year for their birthday we decided it was time for them to have bicycles.  They have outgrown their tricycles.  Jacob got a bike with Spider Man on it and Tyler got a Mongoose.  Daddy told him that his first bike was a Mongoose and Tyler finally decided that he wanted what Daddy had.

 The boys look so cute riding their bikes.  They have such determined looks on their faces.

We also noticed that Eden has outgrown her bike.   She will be getting a new bike soon.  :o)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Unwilling models

After shooting some florals with the new lens last night I wanted to see how it does for portraits.  I managed to take a few pictures of the boys but they were not exactly thrilled to be the target of my lens once again.  Oh well. 

This one wouldn't even look at me.  He's such a character sometimes.

And this one gave me this expression after I took the third picture of him because he was only interested in playing games on the iPhone.

I guess I'll have to call up my friend Amy and see if I can take more pictures of baby Max and her little girl Maddie.  They are so adorable.

Poor Max looks a little scared in this pictures but Maddie is very good with him. 

Then the poor little guy just couldn't take any more excitement for one day and decided that getting his belly full and a nap was in order. I love the blue brown combo on his blanket.

Then there's always flowers.  They may not stand perfectly still depending on how breezy it is outside but they are always a good subject.  I love how only the center flower is in focus.  Bokeh is a beautiful thing!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Long overdue!

It's been far to long since I've posted an update to my blog.  Fair warning.  It's gonna be a long one. 

It's been 6 months now since my job was given to my bosses step mom because she decided she didn't want to be a teacher anymore.  I guess I only have a few things to say about it.  1.  It hurt like hell, and 2. I've seen her in that office a few times since she took my job and I'm pretty sure she effing hates it! 

I started working at UPS on the 18th of May.  So far, I like the job.  I had no clue it was so physical but I've lost almost 10 lbs. so I guess that's the first benefit from working there.  That and a paycheck, be it ever so small.  The biggest reason I decided to apply there is because once you have been there for a year, you get EXCELLENT medical, dental and eye care benefits and they don't cost me a penny.  Can't wait for that one year mark!

I have two Pre-Kindergarten graduates.  They did such a good job for their spring concert!  Ms. Sally and Ms. Tina have been wonderful teachers for the boys.  Ms. Sally also taught Eden when she was in preschool and we love both of these ladies dearly.  I'm proud to say that with their help all three of my kids love school.  I hope that the boys will continue to love school as much as Eden has. 

Speaking of Eden, she will be in middle school in the fall.  How is it that I am old enough to have a middle schooler?  Of course, she's only 10 and they just changed the school structure last year, but still.  A MIDDLE SCHOOLER! 

Also, in case you missed it, Tyler got new glasses.  We took him to a pediatric eye doctor and had his eyes checked.  His vision has improved slightly and he has another check up scheduled in October.  He has done an excellent job of wearing his glasses all day, everyday.  We never have to remind him.  How cute is he in these new frames?

And last but not least, we decided to trade in our wide angle lens for a Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 and HOLY COW do I love this lens.  Here are a few of the pictures I took with it tonight.

 Not as wide as our wide angle lens would have gotten but it stretched all the way across the river. :o)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Please help if you can.

I follow the screwed up texan and here is a link to her recent post.

Her twin brother and her sister in law just lost their three year old son.  This is the least I can do to help.

I can't begin to imagine the pain of losing a child.  Please help in any way that you can.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Not much time left.

I realize that there isn't much time left but I follow Stray Stitches and she is having an  awesome giveaway.

Here is the link if you are interested in participating.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Busy day of not working.

So today was my first official day of being unemployed.  I took down the Christmas tree.  Straightened up the living room a bit, did the dishes and should have done some laundry, but never made it to it.

So tomorrow's plans involve starting some laundry, taking the rest of the Christmas decorations down and putting them back in their boxes and continuing to get my house back in order after the holiday parties.

New Years was an absolute blow out here at the house for me.  For someone who doesn't drink a lot, I sure did a good job of getting to the point of feeling no pain.

I'm still confused as to what I should do next but hopefully in the next few days, things will begin to clear up and I will be able to make a decision as to what my next steps should be.