Thursday, May 28, 2009

Selling my Rebel XTi....

Well, I have decided to sell my Rebel XTi as well as an additional lens and the other stuff I have bought that doesn't work on my new camera. I have original box, the manual, software, 2 batteries w/charger, a wired shutter release and also a wireless one. The lenses I am selling with the camera are the 18-55mm kit lens and the 75-300mm zoom lens. E-mail me at if you are interested. This has been a fabulous camera and I would love to see it go to a good home than to sit in the closet collecting dust!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

So excited!!!

The wonderful Pixel Fairy Princess had a lot of giveaways this week and it was so much fun to participate. I was awarded (as were many others) one of her Lightroom presets called The Dude. On Thursday, she had a photo challenge with a the prize being a free workshop. Part of the challenge was that we had to use one of her presets and I used The Dude -- I have others but used that one as I hadn't used it before. Other people voted on the pictures and you couldn't vote for yourself, Debbie or Launna. Well I found out this morning that I tied with another lady and Debbie awarded BOTH of us a workshop. I am so excited and can't wait to take it. I am already registered for the KY workshop and I think now I am going to be in Chicago in August for the one I won -- Happy Birthday to me! I checked out the flight info and think we will be able to swing it -- arriving about 11:30 on Friday and leaving about 6:00 on Sunday. I will be able to meet some fellow bloggers and one fellow Lovebug Colleen! Now for the photo I submitted:
Olivia using PFP The Dude

Monday, May 18, 2009

A picture heavy post

We finally had some great weather yesterday so the girls and I did a photo shoot. We used my favorite in-laws hayfield and barn as a back drop.
My beautiful Sophia
an afternoon in the field
I knew the time-out chair was good for something...
My cutie Olivia
Sisters in B&W
Deep in thought....
So pretty

Sunday, May 17, 2009

My Grandmother turned 90......

Last Saturday my Grandmother turned 90! We had a dinner for her at Huber's which is where we celebrated her 80th birthday too. David and I did not get to stay for all of it as his truck driving championship was the same day and we had to go to the banquet to see if he won. Well he did not win but he did come in second again.
The Birthday girl:

My niece Alexis:

My nephew Luke:

My neice and nephew Bailee and Josh:

My step-greatniece Diamond:

Sophia and Olivia in one of Daddy's trucks:

Sophia and Grandpa (David's dad) sharing a secret:

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

PFP is doing a workshop in KY

I am so excited The Pixel Fairy Princess is coming to KY for one of her workshops. The workshop is going to be in Lexington the weekend of June 26th to June 28th. I am so thrilled to be taking this workshop as I feel I can continue to learn what she taught me in Austin plus more -- especially using the flash the right way! It is my hope that I learn enough that I might be able to turn this hobby of mine into something more. Visit her website for more information about the workshops.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Sunday, May 03, 2009

What a Derby!

We went to a Derby party at our good friends house. We had 14 kids and 12 adults and I don't know who had more fun! The adults had food, drinks (Bourbon Slush), betting on races and corn hole games and the kids had food, bike riding and swimming even though it was cool here today -- I think the high hit 60! We knew that the only way we'd get them to be quiet about going swimming is to just let them get in and see for themselves how cold it was. The pool water was 69 and Liv said it was cold. Sophia was the last one out. I had to make her get out. I do have a few pictures of that but I will have to edit them tomorrow er later today and hopefully get them posted soon. Unfortunately the swimming is all I have pictures of. I was in charge of the desserts as it was told to me this week that my desserts are the only reason they keep me in the group. LOL I made Peanut Butter Balls which I got the recipe from this lovely lady. I also made a "Run for the Roses" pie, chocolate chip cookies and a queso dip. While we didn't bet the winner we came out with a little money -- we won one race and we did bet on the second place horse but boy do I wish I'd put $2 on that long shot horse that won!