Saturday, September 30, 2006

Girls Night Out Photos

I finally got around to uploading the photos from the Girls Night Out Dinner when I was down in Orange County. You can order these photos from the website or just download them to your computer. I had a lot of fun that night hanging out with my family and getting to know the ladies from my mom's Bible study group.

Friday, September 29, 2006

2 Pea's Blog Challenge


You are at the magazine stand, what three magazines are you going to purchase?

This is an easy one for me:

1. Creating Keepsakes
2. Simple Scrapbooks
3. Scrapbooks Etc.

I get every issue. Recently, I have started weeding out some of my old ones and it is so hard for me to get rid of them. I love magazines but my favorite are scrapbooking magazines.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Our Praying Mantis

An update on our lady praying mantis. She is still in the flower garden on the same plant that I found her on 12 days ago. John has been feeding her moths even though she has tons of bugs to eat out there. She must really like it here.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

A Few Finished Pages

These are a few of the pages I finished today. I know the photos are not that great but I just didn't have it in me to scan them today. It takes too much time on the computer right now for me to scan and stitch them together.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Our Dead Tree

Last week the pine tree in our front yard died. It was the strangest thing. On Tuesday our tree was beautiful and green and on Wednesday the tree was dead. It was like over night the tree just died. Now we have to hire someone to come out and cut the darn tree down. It is so ugly!

Art 300 Assignment #3

Saturday, September 23, 2006

More Photos

I spent some time on the computer today editing some more photos from the family reunion. If you would like to see more go here. Hey girls I hope you enjoy these I will post more later when my back is doing better.

First Day of Fall

Fall is definitely here in our town. We had a huge wind storm yesterday and all last night. Our yard is covered with leaves and pine needles. Our dog Didj got to sleep inside for the first time since last winter. We should have our wood stove installed and burning in the next few weeks. Our house is going to be nice and toasty this winter and I know it is going to be good for both of our backs.

Fall is my favorite season and living here we get to enjoy the change of seasons. I love the light at this time of year, the long shadows, that golden glow. It is such great light for photographing. I just need to get out there and do it. This photo is from one of John's trees in the front yard. Last year it was eaten by deer but it has grown a good three feet since.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Mom's Surgery

This morning my mom had surgery to remove her gall bladder and everything went well. I just got off the phone with her and she is drugged out of her mind but sounded good. I think she will be feeling a lot better now that she had the surgery.

Since tonight is the season premier of Grey's Anatomy and Mom had her surgery today I think the following photo is fitting for the photo of the day. I can't wait to see the season premier tonight!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

This Evening In Our Backyard

This year we, or should I say John, has done a lot of fishing. We have so many great places to fish here close to home. John does the fishing and I bring my camera a find stuff to photograph. Recently, John purchased his first fly fishing rod. Tomorrow he is going to try it out for the first time so he was practicing his cast in the backyard.

Our dog Didjerido wasn't really happy about John paying so much attention to his rod instead of throwing the ball for her.

Did you notice the big pile of wood in the background? Yes, we finally made a decision to go with a wood stove instead of a pellet stove. We should have it installed in about 2 weeks. We are looking forward to the feel of a wood burning stove this winter.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Lady Praying Mantis

I found this lady Praying Mantis in the flower garden this morning. I think she is really pretty. She is welcome to hang out in may garden as long as she wants.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Visitor in my Flower Garden

I admit it, I have a thing for Praying Mantis. Every year I look forward to seeing them in the yard. I was so excited to see this one in my flower garden today. I thought that I had lost the opportunity to photograph one this year because I kept putting off shooting the ones I had seen. Now that it is getting late in the season to see them I couldn't find anymore to photograph. I was happy to get a shot of this guy today.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Some Photos I Edited Today

Monday, September 11, 2006

Art 300 Elementary Drawing and Composition

I have not drawn a picture since I was eight. This is my first assignment for my art class. The assignment was you could not use an erasure. We were to draw three pears, one apple, a glass vase with flowers, a picture frame and one object of our choice.

I have always thought that I could not draw anything but stick figures. I was going to turn in a drawing of stick figures but once I started this I was a little surprised at the drawing. It is not that bad considering I don't know how to draw and I couldn't use an erasure.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Farmer's Market

John and I went to the Farmer's Market in Placerville this morning. I took my camera along and snapped these photos. You sure can tell Fall is on it's way.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Neuschafer Family Reunion

This is the group picture from the Neuschafer Family Reunion. I will be posting additional photos from the reunion in the next few days. If you would like to see the photos please go to My Photography. You can download these photos to your own computer or have them printed by PhotoSite(My Photography). The 8X10 group photos are very large (5 MB) so they may take sometime to download if you have dial up internet service.

Once I have all the photos edited I can burn a CD of all the photo and send you a copy. Just let me know if you would like a CD. Keep checking back because I will continue to add photos in the next few days.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Baby Annabelle's Announcement

I love the baby announcement that Jeff & Martha had made for Annabelle. Isn't she adorable!?! I am so excited that they used the photo I took of her last month during our visit. She is such a sweet baby.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Restored Portrait Of Linda & Rudy

I spent some time playing with photos today. This is a portrait of my Aunt Linda and Uncle Rudy that they let me take home to restore. This photo was taken in 1970.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

A Day of Scrapbooking

I can't believe I finished 7 layouts today. I admit most of them had already been started earlier but I completely finished them and they are now in their designated scrapbooks. This one of Cameron playing with a bug is my favorite.