Thursday, November 18, 2010

My Attempt at 'Craftiness'

Like I've said before, I am not great at being crafty. I go through spurts, and the end result is not always fantastic. Although being crafty is something I am always aspiring to! I love having a new project, something to help the long days go by when Shad is in school/work until 9PM. Granted, Owen fills up 99% of my time, but it was nice to have a nice "mom time" project. A couple of years ago I made a Fall pine cone wreath (seen here). This year I got this idea from a good friend here (Thanks Sam!!). She made one of these Christmas Ball Wreaths and I LOVED it so, I just had to try it. I was expecting to make more to give away as Christmas gifts, but it was a little more frustrating to find the right, CHEAP ornaments. That one for now is PLENTY! But thanks to Hobby Lobby and the Dollar Store, I LOVE the way it came out and am excited to display it here in just a week or two for Christmas! :) Go ahead, try it for yourself, you'll love the result!

Love, Love, Love it!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Fall Photos

I finally got around to editing and posting these pics! I went shooting about two weeks ago, and the colors around here were prime-awesome! Since then, just two weeks later everything is almost dead and gone. Glad I had a chance to go out, plus it was glorious outside! I went over to Gonzaga campus and walked around while Shad watched Owen, during a brief break form classes. The colors were brilliant. Some pics came out okay, not my best shoot. But I sure LOVE fall! (These were prior to my new lens, in the below post are the pics of Owen that came out much better. Dang, I should have ordered it earlier!!)

I just loved the colors in this one, plus the reflection:

I had fun playing with the shutter here, I was surprised how well that star effect came out!

For last year's fall photo shoot click here. (It was a fun one!)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Swinging at the Park

As a belated birthday or early Christmas present I got a new lens!!! (For those of you who are interested its a Nikon DX f/1.8 35mm lens) Shad had originally told me to buy it on my ACTUAL birthday (back in August), but at the time I couldn't justify spending the money. Finally after months of debating, in a moment of weakness, I caved. And let me tell you, I LOVE it!!! It takes incredible pics! I took Owen to the park the other day, on one of the last nice days of year/fall I'm sure, and had fun with it. Plus Owen LOVED the swing, it was so adorable!

I also have some Fall pictures that I took last week that I still need to share, but I am not done editing them and just haven't had the energy to blog it. Maybe it will happen... maybe not!

Here is our sweet boy at the park... Love him:
Pretty Fall Colors, Owen was very interested in the leaves
We. Love. This. Boy.

I tried to upload a cell phone video of Owen swinging and laughing, but its not working right now. :( Maybe I will try again tomorrow to get it up, for now its 11 PM, time for bed!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Owen's First Haircut

Well, we did it... we finally cut Owen's hair, it was so sad!! He went from little baby to little boy!!! I have to admit though, its pretty cute. He was a pretty good trooper about it. He squirmed around a bit, so is it even? ... probably not! Still he is too cute, who notices!?!

The Before Shots:

Voila! What a gentleman!
And now he really looks like his daddy! Handsome twin boys!