Wow, can't believe she is in grade 10 and will be turning 16 this year!
Thursday, August 22, 2013
A few of my cousins came into town so a number of us met up and went for lunch. It was so great to see them again, we don't get to see them very often.
My twin cousins, their older sister and myself.
The impromptu lunch brought out a few more cousins, my aunt and my mom.
This is a photo of all of the cousins that made it to the lunch today. A mini reunion - although my dad being the youngest of 12 and many of his siblings had large families so I have a lot more cousins out there, some I am not sure I have ever met.
Posted by Laurel at 3:49 PM
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Trying to take photos has proven to be a little more difficult with a curious kitten in the house. I wanted a photo of my garden hydrangeas. They are special to me because they are a clipping from one of my grandmas plants many years ago. I finally got a photo I am happy with but it did take awhile...
I had a little help
Posted by Laurel at 9:04 AM
Thursday, July 25, 2013
I had this old wooden chair from a garage sale years ago (I think I paid $2) for it. I first painted it dark brown and it has been like that for several years. Today I added the blue and distressed it a bit - LOVE it now. I have it now sitting by my front door rather than in storage and only to pull out when we need extra chairs.
Posted by Laurel at 6:29 PM
Monday, July 15, 2013
I am not very good with Photoshop so I am working hard at taking better photos so that I don't have to use my Photoshop. Luckily, Danica is a willing participant most of the time. I am happy with how this turned out. These are straight out of the camera no edits.
Posted by Laurel at 5:45 PM
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Danica got her room all organized the new lockers in her closet all organized and I wanted to see. I went up to look and out from under her bed runs a kitten....what??? Where did that come from? Danica a little hesitant told me it was hers (now remember a few months back when she bought herself a turtle without asking...). Apparently her boyfriend gave it to her for their 1 year anniversary... he knew she loved animals and kittens - sweet yes - but do we really need another animal? When we first got Chloe (our current white cat) we had a calico named Cleo. Cleo got very jealous and we think ran away so I have not wanted Danica to get another kitten, not sure how Chloe would take it. So here we are, this new little addition, who by the way has been living in our trailer for the past three days - no litter box (Danica has been taking it outside to go the bathroom), no kitty food (she has been given the regular cat food) with Danica visiting as much as she could because she was afraid to tell me - thought I would be mad. So last night at 10:30 I sent Jaimee up to Wal-Mart to get some litter and food...heck I love animals but not sure how Chloe would take it. Time will tell, hopefully all goes well. Of course now I'm thinking... do I really want to camp with a dog and TWO cats?! Look at this though - so cute!
Posted by Laurel at 9:09 AM
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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Saturday, June 29, 2013
Well the day has finally come and gone. Jaimee graduated last night (and today is off to Taylor Swift in Vancouver - lucky girl). We are very proud of her!
Now between her grad/birthday and my end of year teacher gifts, we have several beautiful bouquets scattered around the house and I love it!
Posted by Laurel at 1:50 PM
Sunday, June 16, 2013
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Sunday, May 26, 2013
We lucked out on the weather today. It was sort of raining all week and today was iffy. Well the weather turned out perfect for our Prom Dress photos. I had a professional photographer come to take photos of my daughter and her friends. I went along to watch, learn and to take some of my own photos. I wanted some behind the scene shots and to be able to practice my own skills as I am constantly trying to better my photography skills and stay away from the auto setting.
I am so happy that I went along. I know the photographer got some unreal shots and I can't wait to see them. However, I am very happy at what I captured from the day as well.
I love detail shots
Those teens are never to far from their phones
The girls looked liked little girls tromping through the field lifting up their dresses... love the boots on on girl!
And of course some casual portraits that I captured as well. What I am most happy about I did very little photoshopping and on most of them NONE! Which of course means that I am starting to grasp this photography thing. Now, that being said, I am sure once I see the professional ones, I will see where I need to improve, but for now, I love what I captured today.
Just a side note, it is a total coincidence that the girls have 'matching' dresses but it sure worked well today!
Posted by Laurel at 7:53 PM