Monday, August 31, 2009

I ♥ Faces~ Before & After

Monday, August 31, 2009
100th picture post for me...and I Faces Challenge today is Before & After shots.
This challenge is for us to post some pictures from before we got " good" at editing and shooting and then some pics that were taken in August this year... with the newer skills we have learned!

Here are mine:
Kylie 2007
Jocelyn winter 2007
Trevor with Brady in 2007

Kylie... I softened and faded edges....taken Aug 2009
Jocelyn... at the Cape... I softened, blurred edges.. enhanced her eyes. Taken Aug 2009

Trevor... football... I used Vignette and blurred edged. Taken at Football Aug 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

Fix it Friday~ 8/28

Friday, August 28, 2009
Its Fix it Friday over at iHeart Faces.

The original photo

Using Picnik I cropped, I darkened the Exposure color and used Vignette to darken the corners.

I also used Picnik and sharpened image. I then used Sepia tones and created a frame.

Using Picnik again I used the matte and soften features and then I framed this one as well.

Be sure to head over to iHeart Faces to join in this fun weekly challenge!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

You capture challenge~ Food

Wednesday, August 26, 2009
This weeks challenge at Beth's is : FOOD
We have been out straight this week as usual... so here's some of the ones I had in the archives.. I know, I know... I am supposed to get out there and take NEW photos... next week.. I promise!

Our first PIG roast!

Chicken... lots and lots of chicken! YUM


Monday, August 24, 2009

I ♥ Faces~ Nostalgia

Monday, August 24, 2009
This weeks theme at I Faces is : Nostalgia

We spent the weekend at Cape Cod. My husband's family grew up at this little Cape Cod Cottage and
they would spent whole summers here. I grew up on a lake in Maine so it has taken me awhile to get used to the salt air and dampness of the towels... the sand know!
The best thing about the weekends there now is watching my husband with the kids. He is totally relaxed and at peace here. He misses his mom. Alot. You can see this in the shot below, one I took when he wasnt paying attention to me. He was telling the kids a story about his mom ( Nana Carol....she passed away before my kids were able to meet her) and he was getting a little teary. I can feel the nostalgia when I look at this picture. I can feel his past.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The challenge over at Beth's this week is :PEACE

I know we all interpret these challenges differently... so here are my choices...

My sister and her friends new baby.....
Jojo in Nana's pool... more at peace then ever....
A rare moment where my son, teen and niece were all getting along... peace....
My teen and niece sleeping Peacefully!!!
My newest niece Natalie on the day she was born!!..........peace

For more on Beths YOU CAPTURE challenge head over to Beths....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

WW~ 8/19

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My week.... my month.... my life until November... revolves around this little guy and 19 of his closest friends...
Football, my friends! Football!!

Just look at that smile, though!
It makes it all worth it!
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Sunday, August 16, 2009

I ♥ Faces~ Bubbles

Sunday, August 16, 2009
I Faces challenge this week is : BUBBLES

This is my niece Natalie... sitting in the backyard at my mom's house while my kids blew bubbles around her! She loved it!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Fix it Friday~ 8/14

Friday, August 14, 2009

This is the original photo we were given to edit.
Isnt he just darling!!!

Sepia tones are my absolute favorite!

I usually use Picasa to do my simple editing... however I just discovered Picnik and I have used that today for my edits.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

You Capture~Motion

Wednesday, August 12, 2009
This weeks challenge at You Capture is Motion!

This was easy for me this week because we are in the middle of Crazy Football Schedule in the Crazy House!!! That means 5 nights a week until school starts Sept 2nd!

Here are some shots I took while the boys practiced this week!

Working on the tackling!
Racing to the line. First one to get there gets to end practice early! Trev always wins!!

High knees boys!!!!

High knees all the way down the line! Love how I caught this one while his feet are off the ground!

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Wordless Wednesday~ Football and more Football!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Happy Wednesday!!! We have again, been crazy busy with Football... this week we started the boys in full pads and helmets. Lots of hittin going on!!! So fun!!!
They look like little bobble heads!!
Happy WW!!! is the Chronicles of My Ordinary and Awesome Life, Family, and Thoughts. is the Mostly Wordless Wednesday headquarters as well as the home to several original awards and memes.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

iHeart Faces~ Silly faces and pets

Sunday, August 9, 2009
This weeks theme over at I ♥ Faces is Silly Faces and Animals.

Here are my entries:

This is my niece Haylee Sue being silly at a baby shower.

This is a chipmunk that we saw at the Zoo a few weeks ago... Hubby threw him a potato chip and he followed us around all day for more. Too funny!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Football Fun

Saturday, August 8, 2009
Yup.... we are back to fun! Here's just a few of the shots I took this week!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

You Capture~ YOU

Wednesday, August 5, 2009
This week over at Beth's... she is putting the spotlight on all of us!

The challenge is :YOU!

That means capture ourselves any which way we can... reflections, timers... ya know!

Here are a few of me!

No makeup... first thing in the morning! Ughhh
(I cheated... this one my mom took!!.. with my daughter.. dont we look alike?)

Getting ready for work!

Right before bed!

Now show yourselves!! Cant wait to "meet you"
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