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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Day 90-Mmm cupcakes

Time for Tot's day involved making cupcakes.
Now how could a day get better than that?

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti: ISO 800 f/5.0 1/200 s SOOC

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Day 89-Say What?

Lucas' eyes are closed because the flash made him blink...

Alex.... well she is asleep like that. No joke.

Picture: SOOC (Straight out of camera)

Day 86, 87 & 88

I have been taking pictures, lots of pictures in fact.. I have just been busy having fun with family. So here are the pictures from Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Day 86-Red rover, red rover!
Extended family, games & fun, and good food.. life is good.

Day 87- Architecture and Lights
Sunday we went to the Mormon Battalion Visitor Center in San Diego, it is amazing
and the the lights, the curves, I loved it

Day 88-The New RoomEric's parents came this weekend and worked very very hard.
We divided the playroom into two rooms, here is Alex's new room.

All pictures are SOOC (Straight out of Camera)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Day 85-Under Construction

We've got some serious building going on this weekend..
one room will soon be two.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Day 84-Kid's Art

Around 2:00 there was a knock on the door
which was soon followed with lots of big hugs and smiles
Mimi and Papi had made it (my in-laws).
Alex and Lucas drew a picture for Mimi, which she hung up on the bathroom mirror.
I must admit I am jealous as I think this is one of the best pictures Lucas has done on his own; he really isn't into drawing that much.
(and look you can see me too)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Day 83- Flower heaven!

These grow wildly all along the highways and roads this time of year.
I love it!
Unfortunately I haven't been able to find any spots other than the highways or busy roads that they grow, so no pictures of my kids in them yet.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Day 82- Palm Leaves

Sometimes you have to prune dead branches off of palm trees and then you chase each around the yard with them of course.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Day 81-Make a Silly Face

I asked... she delivered

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti: ISO 200 f/5.0 1/20 s Post: Adobe Lightroom

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Day 80-Sun Flower

Saturday after getting his truck washed,
the boys came home with these for me...
Lucas insisted that they get some sun flowers,
I am glad he did

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti ISO 400 f/5.0 1/25 s Post: Adobe Lightroom
(I have fallen in love with this 70's retro finish lately)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Day 79-Reflections

The weather was perfect
we went out for a drive in Eric's truck
and well I think this will always be one of my favorite shots

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti ISO 100 f/5.0 1/250s Post: Adobe Lightroom

Friday, March 19, 2010

Day 78-Spring blooms

Spring is definitely in the air around here

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti: ISO 200 f/4.0 1/800 s Post:Lightroom

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Day 77-The Hard Stuff

Some afternoons just require a shot of the hard stuff...
yep, I live the wild life around here.

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti ISO 100 f/2.2 1/50 s

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Day 76- Look Under

On Day 54 I had my Look Up Shot ... well looking under is even more important.I almost threw this box away!
I almost missed the hidden layer..
now that would have been a sin!

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti ISO 800 f/2.8 1/40s

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Day 75-Zzzzzz

The drive home after a fun day at Aunt Wendy's was just too much...No faking here, both were out cold.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Day 74-The Mountain

This is what happens when I don't do the laundry for a week several days
But I am proud to say that this floor was clear by the time Eric got home

Now is it all put away... well I plead the 5th.

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti: ISO 800 f/4.5 1/20 s

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Day 72& 73-The Show

Yes, I have just one picture for two days.
Saturday I did not take any pictures.
And yes I didn't take this picture, someone took it for me.. but it was my camera.

This is me and one of my good friends that was in the cast of the musical I performed in all week. It has been a roller coaster of a week, but a wonderful wonderful roller coaster that has helped remind me of what is truly important in life and of the true hope and power of the Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ.

Life is good, the little things don't matter. What matters is my family, my testimony and my faith in our Savior.
But don't worry-I'll keep taking pictures.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Day 71-Photo Editing

I am doing something a bit different for today's picture.

I have had several questions about how I do the different post picture editing. I do not have Photoshop. I do have a trial of Photoshop Elements. But all of the edits I am about to show you were done in iPhoto (got rid of the scratch on her nose) and mostly in Adobe Lightroom, which currently still has a free trial of the Beta 3 version. (FYI-an awesome Photoshop like program that is ALWAYS free is Gimp!) There are so many presets you can get to install that will change these pictures with the click of a button. Most of the presets that I am going to show you came from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Killer Tricks, AWESOME site!

I must admit, when I am in messing with a picture, I often don't save or remember what I did, I just get in there and start pushing buttons and tweaking... so while I can't tell you specifically for each picture, this can just show some of the fun you can have. One of these days I will have to do a more in-depth tutorial, but just jump in and have fun!

These pictures are all entitled-why you should monitor a three-year-old with a stamper.

The Original

So don't be afraid to mess around and try stuff out. You never know what you may get.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Day 70- Stubborn

Alex came downstairs so proud as she had dressed herself.
We had to go to Lucas' outdoor soccer practice...
she was holding her ground.
Luckily I did get her to put on pants..
the inside out shirt, yeah we just left that all day.

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti ISO 800 f/4.0 1/30s Post:Adobe Lightroom

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Day 69-Now What?

During our Time For Tot's days some activities just work better than others..
this one had potential.. but just didn't quite turn out as planned.
He wasn't quite sure what to think with all that paint on his hands.

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti: ISO 400 f/4.0 1/50 s Post: Adobe Lightroom

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Day 68-Down in the Pit

Here's where I am going to be all week,
down in the pit.
I obviously didn't take this picture, but no way to take a picture of myself in the pit from the stage.
.. and hey I am actually in a shot :)

Camera: Olympus Point and Shoot

Monday, March 8, 2010

Day 67- The Table

The baby bump is almost big enough to use as a table now...
always is nice to have an extra place to sit things.

Camera: Olympus point and shoot- Post:Adobe Lightroom

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Day 66-5 lb gummy!

Today was Eric's birthday...
the two things he asked for was an iPad and a 5 lb gummy bear
He got the bear (he will get the iPad April 3rd)
he was one lucky birthday boy

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti: ISO 800 f/3.2 1/50 s

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Day 65- Warning: Disgusting

Eric's sink hasn't really drained good since we moved in..
it has been getting worse and worse.
On Saturday he solved the problem...
yeah just a little bit nasty

Camera: Olympus Point and Shoot

Friday, March 5, 2010

Day 64- What they do for fun

Eric gets quite the workout thanks to the kids.
What are they doing?
Well sitting on the couch cushions, spinning and then dropping them of course.
Don't you do that everyday in your house too?

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti: ISO 400 f/4.0 1/60 s

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Day 63- Soccer!

Today was Lucas' first day of soccer
It was a class to learn the basic skills of soccer
And he did great!
He listened, he waited his turn, and he did good kicking the ball too.
A very proud mommy day

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti: ISO 100 f/5.6 1/320 s

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Day 62- A Birdie Told Me So

Lucas' creation during our Time For Tot's Day
The kids loved it
You can see more pictures and ideas on my main blog

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti: ISO 400 f/5.6 1/40 s Post: Adobe Lightroom

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Day 61- Some Noise

Sometimes mistakes can be turned into treasure.
My settings were all wrong for this picture, it came out black.
One I was ready to just throw away.
But I went in, moved the exposure way up, decreased the noise as much as possible
and noise and mistakes become artistic and texture.

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti ISO 800 f/5.6 1/200 s

Monday, March 1, 2010

Day 60-Mmm Yum!

Lucas brought out a cake mix and asked if we could make cupcakes today
and well I couldn't say no, could you?

I realized I have a lot of food posts... must be pregnant and hungry or something

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti ISO 400 f/5.6 1/30s