Thursday, January 31, 2008

More JUNO Love

I could watch this trailer 1000 times and not get bored of it. I think I'm going to go again this weekend. Even if I have to go by myself.

Oh, and seven more sleeps 'til CHA!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Anyone Else But You

This just makes me happy.

Juno is my new favourite movie. If I could go to the theater every day until it's not in theaters anymore, then I probably would. Sigh...

Sunday, January 27, 2008

January 27th

I've been snapping photos, I just haven't been uploading them. :)

Poor Colin was sick all week with the flu. Last Monday (Jan 21st) he turned 14. We went out to dinner, even though I tried talking him out of it because I knew he was feeling lousy, to Montana's. He didn't really eat anything, but it was still a fun night.

Other than that we haven't been up to much. I really, really want to go see Juno, so I'm hoping to do that today. Colin is at his dad's, so today I've been snapping photos of Chloe (what else is new, right??). Even when he's around I've been snapping photos of her, because he always covers up his face. I'm trying to think of what I could
bribe him with to get him to go out and do a fun photo shoot with me.

I've been looking at new lenses for my camera, and am totally torn between two. The 55-250 IS ($349) and the 85mm/1.8 ($599). I went to the store yesterday and tried them both out, and i"m still just as torn as I was before I went to look at them.

iPhoto still hates me. I'm going to leave the photos like this for now because I don't have the energy to try to fix them (ie...I'm lazy).

Adam gave me this tin heart last year for Christmas. Chloe was sitting in one of her favourite spots on the back of the couch, an I thought this photo would be a cute one. I think she's a little too blurry though.

This is just her being cute. Dont' you love the colour of my living room walls? I' going to miss this colour when I move.

My favourite Starbucks drink. Passion Iced Tea Lemonade. Colin said he's going to have a Starbucks intervention and move me somewhere that doesn't have Starbucks. I said "good luck".

My cutie patootie nephew, Logan, with their new puppy, Lola. We went last night to get her. I get to babysit her today!

My dad took this one of me at Montana's on Colin's birthday, with my camera. It's a little blurry, but you get the idea.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Winged Thing...

This was a Poppy Project from Poppy Ink. I can never resist her stuff, especially when she has fabric in the kit. I started it at a crop in September (or was it this summer?) and finished it the next day, but never got around to uploading it. Isn't it beautiful?? I seriously just keep looking at it.

And just because I think it's's Else and Chloe.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

More photos.

So, I've taken a photo a day, but I started using Aperture and I haven't been able to figure out how to upload from there. So tonight I dragged (is that a sounds weird) all the photos back into iPhoto, which apparently likes me again! All these photos were taken today with my new 50mm/1.8 lens. Seriously, I love this lens!

This first photo is Adam's "commuting" bike. I got down low and took the photo. This photo feels like the "artsyist" photo I've ever taken I think, and I like it.

This one is Colin (with that crazy hair that won't do anything but stick up) on Adam's computer. He'll be 14 in just over a week, and won't let me take any photos of him. Although Adam told both the boys today that they really only have a right to complain if we're asking them to pose al the time, so hopefully that will work for a while. Since we both have new cameras, we've both been snapping photos of the kids constantly.

And this is Max. He's my parents Bichon. He's a little bigger than most Bichons (okay...a lot bigger...he's over 30 pounds) and he's not the cutest dog around, but this photo actually makes him look cute, so I like it.

And I have to figure out how to make the banner photo a little smaller, but I think she's so cute that it might stay that way for a while. I love her shiny lower lip and pompom white nose, and the way that her hair will not stay off her face. Even if I cut it, the stuff further back just falls forward.

Monday, January 07, 2008

It's windy out tonight!

I was just blog surfing and was looking at Emily's blog. Last year she did an art journal challenge on her blog, but by the time I found her blog she was more than halfway done and I just didn't jump in and start it. But she's doing another art journal this year, and each week (or two) she's going to give a word to inspire your page. This week's word is commit. So tomorrow I think I'm going to dig out the paint and paper and start my first art journal. This should be fun!!!


A friend at work today told me about Aperture. So hopefully my problems with rotating photos is going to be fixed. Except that I can't figure out how to get the photos from Aperture to Blogger yet. So I think today's photo will have to be seen tomorrow (hopefully!).

Today I met Adam at a camera store where he bought a Nikon D80 with a 55-200 zoom lens. The lens is so awesome! I have no idea at all what lens I want to get when I decide to get a lens. I want it to be by summertime probably though.

Hope everyone had a great Monday!!!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

January 6th

Last May I won a $1000 shopping spree at Heirloom Linens. I bought Colin a duvet and then gave him $200 to buy whatever he wanted (he picked a camouflage duvet cover and then two queen sized pillows and pillow cases to match his duvet cover and an alarm clock that moos). Then I bought some things...and didn't ever post them. So today my photo is my bed, and the patchwork quilt I bought with the money. And I happened to take the photo in the three minutes that the lazy mutt wasn't sleeping on it. Too bad, because she really spices up photos (but I guess you guys already know I think that *S*).

I took the photo the lengthwise instead of horizontal, so if it is still sideways then Blogger doesn't like me. *S*

Saturday, January 05, 2008

January 4th

I've been taking my camera to work with me this year (2008). I've been noticing that since I've had my camera with me, I've seen so many things that would be great photos. We've had really blustery, stormy weather for the last few days (lots of wind warnings) and it's been really cloudy. Yesterday the wind blew the clouds away and the sun was out for a few minutes. I happened to be driving around the corner and saw this church lit up by the sun. You can't really tell how dark the clouds are behind it, but they are dark storm clouds, and I thought it was so cool to see the light shining on the church with the dark clouds behind it.

As a side note...I rotated this in iPhoto and it is still sideways, so until I can get Photoshop for my MacBook, I have no idea how to get it rotated and keep it that way. Sorry!! If anyone has any advice, feel free to share it! I'm still getting use to a Mac. *S*

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Happy New Year!!

So, on Boxing Day Adam and I ventured out, early in the morning, to Future Shop. We set the alarm for 4am and were at Future Shop by 4:30. The doors were set to open at 6am, but we were lucky and they opened about 15 minutes before that. Adam went straight to the tv's to get himself a 42' Plasma flat screen while I went straight to the cameras where I was able to get a Canon Rebel XT for only $400! Those things went fast too!! If I hadn't asked the guy in line behind us where the camera section was in that particular store, I probably would have missed out on it. I totally love it and have been dragging it everywhere with me.

So now that I have a fancy new camera I plan on doing the photo a day for the year. I'll post a bunch of them here hopefully. For the first few days that I had the camera, Colin was at his dad's, so can you guess who my subject was?

(oops...sorry...I have to figure out how to rotate the photos)

Once he got home I managed to get a photo of him (I don't remember what I might have bribed him with to get one though!).

And I've picked a word for 2008 (Ali's blog) : SIMPLIFY.

Happy New Year to all! I'm off to watch Notting Hill. Sigh.