Saturday, July 26, 2008

Feelings of Normal and new shots

Here are the newest shots from the new camera. I orginally got a wide angle lens and I didn't care for it. I discovered that I take most shots up close. So today I took the wide angle lens and traded it for a telephoto. Awesome. I need to work on my focus, but I'm pleased with the shots I got.

John got home Thursday night. He had a good time, but was glad to be home. He had a little cold when he got here and since I had been sick since last thursday we took Friday easy and slept most of the day. We did make it to dinner with Doug and his new girlfriend Sandra.

Today we hung out at the pool then headed home to watch the hannah Montana 3-d concert with the Hoaglands. Totally awesome.

Hope you enjoy. Let me know what you think of the new pictures.

Monday, July 21, 2008


Here are the first pictures from the new camera. Some are really good and some are not so good.

John arrived safely in Orlando. The kids are doing good so far. We will probably go out today and try out the new camera. See if I can't figure more out. Enjoy.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Weekend fun

It has been a rough week here. Monday morning I had to take Nick and CAroline to the dr. Nick had Pneumonia and Caroline had a virus. Monday night I didn't close my eye bc Nick coughed, sucked air, vomited, and cried. WE did this all night. We headed back to the dr tuesday morning for Nick to be diagnosed with croup and started on steroids. You all know how I feel about steroids, but I have never seen Nick that bad so I didn't argue. Then Wednesday morning Caroline started with the same cough and fever so she had to start on steroids too. I'm feeling the reprecussions now of 2 kids on steroids. Yes they are feeling better and we have had a good end of the week and weekend.

Thursday night Caroline went to Vacation Bible school with Mollie so John and I took Nick to the driving range. Here are some of my favorite shots.

JOhn is leaving for Orlando tomorrow (Sunday) and will return on Thurs. So he took off Friday and spent the day with us. We went to the pool, yard sale, then John and I went out to dinner by ourselves while the kids stayed with Helen and Dave. IT was nice to be able to sit and talk uniterrupted. Here are my favorite shots from the pool..

Today I took my cameras to the used camera store and traded them for the Cannon Digital REbel xt that I have been wanting. The bad thing about it is now I have to figure out how to use it. I'm excited though. I can't wait to see what the pictures look like. I also got a wide angle lens that I have been wanting to experiment with. Like I said I can't wait. Then we went to the pool and to putt putt and go karts then we ate at Sonic and headed home. It was a great day.

Have a great weekend.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Purees, tattoos, and just stuff!

Let's start with this great pic of Jennifer and the kids. She spent the afternoon and night with us Friday. WE went swimming, played charades, and watched cartoons. We had a blast.

John met us at the pool and we had dinner there and played. John did his first ever flip off the diving board and of course I didn't have my camera. The kids loved it.

Saturday we hung out at the pool most of the day and then went for pizza. Sunday Nick woke up with a nasty barky cough so we hung around the house most of the day. We did go to Helen and Dave's for dinner. It was a great weekend.

While at the pizza place Caroline got these great tattoos from a vending machine. She had the great idea of putting them on her feet. So here they are. Hillarious. If you can't tell they are troy and gabriella from High School Musicl. We enjoyed taking these pictures. She is so funny!

I'm sure most of you have heard of this wonderful cookbook. John and me saw it on Oprah. You're nothing if you haven't been on Oprah! :) With Nick's horrible eating habits we thought it might be a good idea to give it a try. So I spent the morning pureeing sweet potatoes, carrots, and cauliflower. This is what the bags look like.

I tried my first recipe for lunch today. Nick saw a picture of a bowl of chicken noodle soup and asked if I would make it. So that is what I tried first. Nick didn't like it because he just doesn't like the soup. Caroline, who I know likes Chicken noodle soup, loved it and ate a whole bowl.

Here she is eating it. Tonight we are making the frozen yogurt ice pops with strawberries. I will keep you updated on how it is going.

I had not posted a picture of Nick's paintings Aunt Mel did for his birthday. They are finally on the wall and look great. This is a pic of Nick sitting in his bed today. You know he is not feeling good when he is just sitting. The dr said he has junky lungs (pneumonia) and swimmers ear. HOpefully he will be feeling better tomorrow.

Here are some things I'm loving right now:

2. I love these necklaces. I want one that says double trouble or twinmadness or something corny like that.
and last but not least here is Nick hoola hooping. I think it is hillarious the way he moves his hips.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

a party and things we love!

Sunday was Jaryn's 4th birthday. Kim and Mike had the slide set up, corn hole, and of course the pool. The kids had a blast. Yes I got brave enough to go down the slide, but there is no evidence. Here are my favorite picks from the day.

Don't you love Granny in her big sunglasses?

We had a good 4th except for the rain. We got a little pool time in and just hung out as a family.

Big news in the Blair family.......Crystal is getting married. She asked me to take her pictures, do her invitations and make some cd's. Good thing it isn't until next year.

The kids are doing great. Tonight Mollie is spending the night with CAroline. Tomorrow we are hanging out at the pool unless it rains again and that is about all we have planned for this week.

This is Jaylen. Crystals son.

Hopefully you all watched the Federer/Nadal Wimbledon finals. IT was awesome. I enjoyed watching it so much.
That is all for now and I hope it won't be so long before out next post. Hope everyone is good!