Monthly Archives: August 2006

Photography and Photoshop—Finn is 11 months!

What a whirlwind of a week it’s been!  I started studying photography on Tuesday and I’ve learned so much my brain hurts.  I’m also relearning photoshop as digital photo enhancement is a completely different ball of wax from what I’m used to. So I wanted to share a coupe projects from Today.  Finn is eleven […]

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Love Thursday

It’s Love Thursday at Chookooloonks! I took this photo of my good friend Penny and her dh last night.  If that doesn’t say love I don’t know what does.     

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Xander’s first photography project

In Xan’s photography book, it suggested he have kids make funny faces and snap a digital pic.  Then open the picture in photoshop and play around to make it even funnier. I think it’s pretty good.  I LOVE Rani’s missing tooth!  How creative!     

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Studying Photography

I went to the library yesterday and picked out a whole stack of books on photography.  I feel like it’s high time I learned how to really use my camera.  I stayed up until 1AM learning about f-stops and shutter speeds and thinking about compositions.  I sure hope that some of it sticks in my […]

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Four Years

It occurred to me today that I have been blogging for four years!  I started this blog in May,2002 at the time my son, Oliver was due to be born.  Time sure flies by.  Since then I gave birth to Oliver, adopted Rani, gave birth to Finneas, and am now persuing the adoption of two […]

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A date!

Last night my husband and I went on a real life, uninterupted, childless date for the first time in 10.5 months!  It was so nice.  We held hands and talked about Africa.  We went out to eat and I had a vegan taco salad.  It was really tasty!  Then we went to a movie and […]

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Have you tried Photomax?

I just wanted to post about an awesome website for printing photos.  It’s PHOTOMAX!  This site is awesome.  You can print everything from prints to suckers and handbags.  You can also make your own dvd slideshows.  This is one of the most innovative photo places I’ve found and I urge you to try it out.  […]

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Blah Blah Blah

I just can’t seem to think of anything interesting to write about.  Emily always writes about everyday stuff in such a witty way.  There is always something new to read at Wendy’s(not linked because she prefers it that way).  And I’m just feeling…well…blah.  I used to write about important things.  Homeschooling, my studies, my belief in […]

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Weight loss update

Well, after not losing a single ounce last week due to it being my cycle and cheating one night(had nachos, coke, and ice cream at a baseball game) I am pleased to report that as of this morning I am down FIVE more pounds for this week!  That brings my total loss since July 17th […]

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Can’t sleep

I’m staying awake staring at this computer screen until my vision is blurry and my eyes are stinging…why?  Because I can’t sleep.  We just got some not so wonderful news about our adoption and I just can’t seem to turn off the computer for some reason.  I’m reading adoption blogs and wishing I was packing […]

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Update

Well, after my site went down I wondered how on earth I was going to fritter away the time while I waited for it to go back up.  Mostly I’ve spent my time making signatures and working on my photoshop skills.  My new camera finally arrived and I’m having so much fun taking photos!  You can […]

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I’m BACK!!! …again LOL

I’m laughing out loud at my last post.  “I assure you…” 🙂 OK due to SUPER human error on my part I completely wiped out my bandwidth for the month of July and was offline 12 days this time.  I can’t believe it.  I will never make that mistake again. Soon I’ll post a little […]

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