Monday, January 31, 2011

I Heart Faces Photo Contest

Entering this in a cute contest at I Heart Faces ...every time
I look at this picture, I hear Shrek say "Donkey!" in my head!
And actually, if you look at Hunter and then Donkey, it looks
like Donkey's saying "Did you get the shot? Where's my carrots?!"
It doesn't take much to amuse me! :)


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Sunday, January 30, 2011


I love this photo, but it was way over-exposed and
the background all blown out. So I had to come up with
a way to save it. Add some background color (green & brown)
and several textures for a little depth...walaaa...blend
them all together and it almost looks like a painting.
(I hope) :)


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Friday, January 28, 2011

A few more...

from our winter wonderland. It's gone now and heading
into the 50's for the weekend...come on spring! I did hear
that dreaded "s" word for next week, but I'm not going to
think about it and enjoy our lovely weekend. Monday comes
soon enough!





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Thursday, January 27, 2011

I'll admit...

I will continue to grumble about snow, school closings
and the such, but I will admit that this was the prettiest
snow we've had in a long time. It came down in about 4 hours
as wet, heavy snow and just clung to anything it landed on.
It really was a winter wonderland...I'm still looking forward
to the warm up this weekend!


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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Another freakin snow day...

I'm making a wish and wishing for spring...please hurry!


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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ryan...and Georgia

One month old Ryan was such a doll. And little Miss
Georgia was such the helpful big sissy. Little does she
know, they get bigger and THEN...get into YOUR STUFF! :)
But we'll leave that for now and let her be the helpful
big sister for as long as she wants.

My first baby shoot...learned some things for future
reference, but overall was very happy with it. I think
I'm going to borrow her kitchen for future shoots, because
she had some awesome lighting! And it was CLOUDY out! I
even went out and bought a light because I thought I
might need it when I realized it wasn't going to clear up.
Oh well...had I not bought it, I would have needed it. At
least I have it for the future!






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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Oh Baby!

More coming, but the first one that I've had a chance
to process.


So sweet!

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Snow fun

Even Firemen can have fun playing in the snow!

fire truck

This one was taken the day after it snowed. I took the
next one several days later and you can already tell it's
starting to melt!


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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Donkey love?

I was ahead of the game and had several posts already
done, but I love this picture, so I'm going to jump it to
the head of the line...and have 2 posts today!

Went back out to the farm just to get out of the house
for a bit and gave the donkey's a few minutes time. One of
them is standoff-ish, but the other one...oh man, he's a
pest! And a camera hog!


Just love this...Hunter, the animal whisper-er!




Puppy Love! Wish I had gotten the picture of the puppy
licking the donkey.

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Riley is a sweet boy that came to hang out during Christmas
break. Toward the end of the day, I let them shoot their
pellet guns...and took a few shots myself! Riley enjoyed trying it
and I got a few good ones of him.




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Monday, January 17, 2011

Still more horses...







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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sledding, I think

Just to put this in perspective...since December 17th,
the little demons (remember, after snow day 3, they are
demons, not darlings), have been out of school for 27
days and IN school a whooping 4 days! One day I may look
back on this and laugh...bawhahaha...that is just not
happening! It's been A LONG week...1 day to go...and
yes, I have been counting since day 3!!

Somehow we were never told of the "local" sledding hill
located at the Webb school. After 2 days, it was getting
worn down, but the kids still had a blast.


Sledding with friends earlier in the day



Sledding to the bottom!


Don't let the pretty blue sky fool was FREEZING
out! Maison's at the bottom in the bright orange hat working
his way back up!


Halfway there!



We lucked out as there weren't too many people there.


Whizzing on by!


There's 4 kids piled on this homemade plastic sled. And it
went the furthest too!


Please note the tuft of hair sticking out the top of
his hat! ;)


"It would be nice if snow could be warm when you needed
it to be" ~Hunter ...he is so right!

More horsey pictures tomorrow...

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Saturday, January 15, 2011 wait, horses

I was going to post pictures from sledding, but someone
wants his horsey pictures posted first. :p I'm already
hearing about how sore he is...blah, blah, blah...just like
having kids home all week...I'm tuning them ALL out for the
rest of the long weekend! (Sledding pictures tomorrow) :)


Silly boy...he loves his Christmas cowboy hat too! It's
nice and warm...and smashable! How awesome is that?! Pack
it in the suitcase and it pops right back into shape! Sweet!
No more crying that his hat is out of shape! The boys have
them too, but I have yet to get pictures with them wearing them.


I can just hear them...psst...hey, you dump your guy and
I'll dump mine and we'll go back to the barn and warm up! ;)


I'm still working on adding textures. Not 100% happy with
this one, but it's not too bad.


Three Stooges! That's Big Jim on the left...he's outgrown the
belt, so you have to ride him bareback. Ride on Randy!



Bawhahahaha...this horse made this face everytime I took
it's picture!


This one has not been broken...apparently the low man on
the totem pole is going to draw the short straw...if there
even is a drawing! :)

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Friday, January 14, 2011

And then the week ended...

After a snow-filled, stress-filled, kid-filled, tax-filled week of
chaos, God reminded me of the big picture with a deliciously
beautiful picture post card.

Thank heavens I had tossed my camera in the car!



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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Day 4...will it never end...or melt?!


Trying to survive the snow "holiday"!


Backyard buddy

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