Tuesday, August 31, 2010

First Day of Preschool!!!

The girls started their first day of preschool at Northwoods Methodist Preschool today!  They were super excited....we laid out their clothes last night, packed their bags, and the most important thing was to paint their toenails!  They are super girly girls!  :)  We had fun taking pics in our neighborhood this morning....I really like the morning light!







Gracie took this pic....My only pregnancy picture so far!  I'm not a huge fan of the big belly pics, but here is baby Abigail Faith.  I'm 31 weeks, and at her ultrasound today, she looked perfect, measuring at almost 4 pounds!


Monday, August 30, 2010

I heart faces weekly photo challenge: photojournalism


This weeks Iheartfaces photo challenge is photojournalism....telling a story through pictures.  I thought I would learn a little about storyboarding...and I downloaded a great action at coffeeshop ritas website!
The girls had a blast jumping in puddles the other day!  Check out Gracie's boots, they are on the wrong feet! :)


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Beach Babes!

We had a great evening at Onslow Beach today! I finally talked Steven into taking the girls to the beach, so I could try out my camera and take some beach pics.  I'm still getting used to my new lens and taking pics, so most turned out fuzzy, but we had fun anyway.  The rip current was bad because of the hurricanes in the Atlantic, so we didn't get too far  in the water, but the kiddos didn't care....they loved splashing and playing in the sand!  We had a blast!




Playing at the beach



Friday, August 27, 2010

Steven Pics...fun with texture


Steven and I at a change of command....I am pregnant here, just FYI.  :)

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Cobra guys in Iraq last summer....trying to look cool, but notice the mustaches....not so much!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Puddle Jumpin!


The girls had a blast jumping in the puddles after rain showers yesterday.  Emma especially is obsessed with splashing, so she was in heaven playing in the water!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Amy Grimme photography

My good friend Amy Grimme took these awesome pics of the girls!  Check her out on facebook:amygrimmephotography
I love her pictures and her editing style!  I just ordered a bunch of pics, and I can't wait to hang them up!

Monday, August 23, 2010

I heart faces weekly photo challenge: beach pics

Go here to Iheartfaces....Love this website, learning so much! I'm planning on taking the girls to the beach to practice some beach shots. :)

I am entering the photo challenge trying to edit a pic I took a few months ago, before I knew anything about photography or editing....so I know the pic isn't great, but I tried to enhance it using PSE....the original was pretty bland, so I was able to warm it up and bring out some color.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

New Canon SLR with a 50 mm lens!

Loving my new camera...it takes amazing shots....and its been super fun learning about basic and I mean basic photo editing!

Old pic of Emma...she was about a year old here! Love the vintage looks!
Gracie and Emma and their good friend Bailey at the first day of swimming lessons!
Gracie and Daddy fishing!
Sweet Gracie!

Monday, August 16, 2010

I heart faces Got to wear shades photo contest

This is my first attempt to enter the I heart faces photography contest.... I just got a new camera, so I'm trying to learn some about photo editing! I love it!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

Steven bought me an awesome birthday present....a Canon Rebel...my first SLR camera. After playing around with it just for a few minutes, I was able to get these awesome shots of the girls!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Oklahoma Days

We had a fabulous time in Oklahoma visiting our families! Steven and I got to enjoy a date night at the wonderful Paseo Grill! Soooo yummy!

Sweet Sisters....sittin on the porch swing!
Explorikeet at the Oklahoma City Zoo....we went twice, every Wednesday admission was $1!!! This zoo is awesome, soooo much better than the zoo in Jacksonville, and much cheaper! The girls loved feeding the birds, and playing at the new Children's zoo area!
Emma wasn't scared at all....in fact she put her finger in the birds mouth!
Going to Steven's 10 year high school reunion with our best friends from elementary school Aaron and Lindsay Delozier!