Well, I've got another new hobby. Photo editing. Like I have time for this...;) With my new camera, I upgraded my photoshop to Photoshop Elements 7. Not top of the line or anything, but better than what I had. I've heard alot of people talk about running actions on photos to get a certain look and I was happy to find that there are actions out there that work with Elements. And some were, ah, FREE! I am learning that even with a fancy new camera, pictures don't always turn out great and that most of those awesome photos you see from professionals are edited. So this week I have spent some time learning how to run actions. I really like the vintage/urban look.
If you're interested, I found a great blog, coffeeteaphotography.blogspot.com that offers free actions and textures (next on my to do list;). Another great site, which she mentions as well is digitalphotographyformoms.net.
Well, 2 weeks AFTER Easter, the kids finally were all well enough to go to church and wear their Easter best. I actually had them all ready in time (Joey had left for Pennsylvania early that morning) and thought I'd get a quick picture. Didn't work. Not only is it impossible to get all 3 kids looking and smiling, but after looking over the pictures, I realized I had the camera on manual focus (I though it was on auto) and they were out of focus in every pic! And by then, they were done.
A Pony Show! Marryn loves to get her toys out and give us a "show." Although I think she enjoys the setting up part the most. She spends all her time setting up the stage and audience seating and ticket counter that by the time we sit down to actually watch the show, she really doesn't have a whole lot for us. And, surprisingly, she gets a little shy...and I do mean, surprisingly...
We had some nice weather that late in the afternoon, we all went outside to play...in the dirt. Can't wait to get our backyard put in. While the kids played, I pulled weeds. It was actually nice to get down and dirty outside.