Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I had so much fun rooting for my husband's team to win the superbowl this year. My adrenaline was pumping as I watched each play and each team score and I have to tell you that my excitement exploded and boiled over when the Steelers won the game! I was on my feet whoopin' and hollerin' like a crazy woman and oh what fun! So that's what I love about a good reality show like American Idol, but I believe there is another reason why people like reality tv.
If you think about it, we are relational people, right? We want to be connected to people in some way, that's why we have email, messenger, facebook, twitter, text messaging, and even blogs. I think some people like reality tv because you can delve into the people's lives and actually almost feel apart of thier lives without even meeting them, plus you don't have to open yourself up. It's a one way superficial relationship....it's easy....it's safe....you don't have to give anything of yourself....you won't get hurt! Unfortunately for some, superficial relationships is a way of life and it breaks my heart that they are missing out on real meaningful relationships, like God intended us to have. I have dealt with so many women who keep a wall up and won't let anyone close for fear of getting hurt, but that's a whole 'nother subject that would take too long to expound on for now.
I just wanted to share my thoughts on reality tv shows and would love to hear some more thoughts on the subject, if any of you would like to share. I'm not looking for opinions on whether reality shows are good or bad because I know some are quite questionable and some like Biggest Loser are actually inspiring. :o) (reality tv continued in my next post)
The cake was ready and waiting while we watched the finale show to see if Michelle had won. Of course we all had a feeling she was going to win and we were right. A reporter from the newspaper was even at the party snapping pictures of the whole event for the newspaper article.
And of course a picture of Michelle and I. We had such a blast getting together and watching the show together each week rooting her on. I don't know how she did it, but she didn't let on to anyone that she had won, so that made it all the more fun. Michelle you will always be our American Princess!!!! (ok, so now you need to put some pics from your experience, on your blog!) Check out Michelle's blog at http://danandmichellefinn.blogspot.com/
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
The first few pics I took didn't turn out because I couldn't hold the camera still and I couldn't figure out what setting to use. I'm so bummed because the moon was down low to the left of the tree and it had a beautiful reflection on the water. Finally I got smart and put my camera on the tripod and I took this shot on the night portrait setting. While it is pretty, I wish I had remembered to use the A-DEP setting because then the tree, the moon and everything would have been in focus.
I'm finding that it's hard to remember what settings to use, especially when I'm in a hurry to get a shot before it's too late. I think I've got the ISO figured out and I like to take pics in the A-Dep mode and the AV mode. I don't like using the automatic mode because you can't control the ISO or aperture speed etc. Next I want to learn how to take pictures in RAW. If anyone has any helpful photography hints, please let me know. Also, I'm looking for the best photo shop program. I looked into the Adobe Photo Shop Elements 7.0 and it looks like just what I need, but maybe someone knows of a better one. I'm up for suggestions or more options to look at and choose from......
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
I believe this pic was taken in 1985, when my Aunt, Uncle and cousins came to Oregon for a visit. (from left to right) Jeannie, April, Ricky, Debra, & Andy.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
I've been looking at other blogs today and there are some really creative ladies out there. Where has my creativity gone? I've been looking for it, but I can't seem to find it today! I'm still looking for any helpful hints, if anybody has some to share. There is so much of the 'blog lingo' that I have to learn still, not to mention all of the gadgets galore.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
(pause the music player at the bottom of the page before clicking on the video)
This video will break your heart, so make sure you have a tissue ready. We (all of the adults) watched this at church tonight and it had quite an impact on some of the individuals that I talked with afterward. It really made me think about how much I take for granted at times and how self centered I can be. I have so much......plenty of food and water, clothes, shoes, toiletries, a house, a truck and most importantly people who care about me and love me. Enough said....just watch the video and see how it touches your heart and makes you take a look at yourself, or should I say your selfishness?