Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Is the family getting tired of pictures, do you think?

Yep, I think they are! This is what I get from my dear husband when I ask to take his picture for my class!

But Breccan let me snap a nice one of him anyway...

BayLea & Backlight

BayLea is so graceful. She's beautiful!

Monday, February 23, 2009

More backlight

Sunday, February 22, 2009

backlight in the house

I was just practicing backlight with the kids in the house. They're sitting in front of my big window.

This is Breccan's obsession of the day...his daddy's measuring tape. He's going to "measure stuff, like the walls!"

Biscuits, baby!

Yummy biscuit recipe! And look! They turned out nice and fluffy! Woohoo!2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup buttermilk

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk. On a flour surface, knead 10-12 times. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness; cut with a 2-1/2 inch biscuit cutter. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 450 for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Windsor and Ethan's basketball game

We drove to Denver Saturday night. Our plan was to drive on into Windsor, but the kids were DONE with the driving thing. And I'm kind of glad because look at the view we got all the way from Denver Sunday morning to Windsor. Georgeous!

We picked up the twins and went to The Egg and I for breakfast. Good food!

Look at those two nut cases!

And then the real reason we were there was to watch basketball (and buy the kids some novels!). Ethan did sooooo well. I was so excited and so proud to watch him play!

Isn't this cool? He's 13...almost 6 foot, and he's going to get taller!
I'm a terrible sports shooter...just can't get clear, sharp pictures. But I LOVE this picture.

They lost by 1 point, but it was a great game. Ethan did so well, with many rebounds, several assists and 8 points!

Monday, February 16, 2009


I totally love it when they're sweet to each other! They were getting ready to watch E.T. and I heard them talking in quiet voices and thought...hmmmm, what are they up to? So I said "Hey guys, what's going on?" and they said "we're going to sit together to watch E.T." Ah, my heart melts. And then there was this pretty light coming through the window and so I had to have a picture.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Look, Mommy, No Training Wheels!

This little gal never ceases to amaze us. She learns things sooooo easily! And riding a bike was no different. Daddy said it only took her a couple tries and she had it. She needs a little push to get going uphill (as our cul-de-sac goes slightly uphill) but the rest of the time, it's no problem!

And our little man learned to ride easily too. Last spring he was just barely learning his tricycle, and before summer was even full blown he was riding BayLea's bike. So we had to get him his own. He's a maniac on that thing, flying up and down the cul-de-sac.

He calls himself the Speed Racer. I don't know where that is from!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Water Droplets

I am practicing with water droplets. A challenge on a photography forum is water, and so these are my first attempts. Let me tell you, it's HARD! These really aren't that good in comparison to some work I've seen, but it was fun to try. I think I took 100 pictures and got these six that are just OKAY, and not great!!!!