Monday, April 14, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Is it my imagination or do they look plastic?
I think I should’ve drawn the line at fake mascara. Here’s another copy of this picture minus the fake mascara, teeth whitening, and plasticness.
My niece, Kiley, is the best photographer’s assistant I could ask for. She always gets them to smile and she’s so helpful---best of all, she’s free!
Oh, and photo editing software---so you can make your kids look plastic, too! I use Picasa and PicMonkey.
Last one: A combination of both….
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
If you were an animal, what animal would you be?
If you were on death row, what would you want your last meal to be?
Apple cobbler, sonic burger and fries, cherry limeade
Favorite vacation spot?
Home. Or a golf trip.
A new driver
And pay off the house
How many kids do you want?
Or Pro golfer
Favorite day of the year?
Christmas. Not even close
Describe your perfect day.
Sleep uninterrupted until 8. Eat breakfast with wife and kids. Play with kids for an hr. 12:00 tee time. Shoot a good round. Go home. Play with kids a few hours outside. Burn some trash. Eat dinner. Shower. Put kids to bed. Go to sleep.*
What's the best part of being a dad? Worst?
Happiness. Getting to spend time with and watch these girls grow every day is a treat. I feel blessed every day. Always looking forward to going home and seeing them.
Life is too much of a routine. Not enough time to golf and not enough quality time with wife.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Sunday, April 6, 2014
I follow a gaggle of photographers on Facebook. Lately, I’ve been seeing lots of “lifestyle” pictures. Some of them are real life, normal people playing with their disheveled kids, running around the park, etc. Others, are gorgeous props with even more gorgeous people in gowns and such---totally not lifestyle, more like styled life.
Today my kiddoes were playing in the dirt with their cousins---their usual. I thought to myself, this is our “lifestyle”---kids, dirt, and the countryside. Now, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE me some “styled life” pictures, and plan on taking millions of those next weekend if everything goes as planned.
I told the kids to keep playing, Roo immediately stated, “Good, we don’t have to smile!?!”
Mason decided to be a ham when he saw my camera. He usually runs away kicking and screaming.
Sweet Kiley---we love her.
The highlight of my time at the ‘pile….listening to Mason explain the Internet to Ramsey. “It’s wi-fi….oh, you don’t know about wi-fi?….it’s the computer….well, it’s inside the computer….”
My other niece, Zoe, arrived as I was finishing up, in her pajamas, fresh from a slumber party with all of 2 hours of sleep (6-8am this morning). She was thrilled that her aunt had a camera in hand as she stepped out of the car.
Just for kicks, I took a few pictures of our house with my new lens. I had to back up forever and ever. I was practically in the woods just to squeeze our house in. Okay, 50mm is really meant for small objects---got it.
I have other weekend happenings….but those pictures are on my phone. It would be an absolute dream come true if everything could one day be streamlined. Phone, iPad, laptop, Nikon, blog. A girl can dream, can’t she?………..