Friday, January 27, 2012

P52 Week 4 (Self-Portrait)

This is not something I do very often...take my own picture.  I've watched countless times as my daughters and their friends do this and they have a great time!  Since I've decided to join the P52 Challenge, I stepped out of my comfort zone and did it anyway.  I put most of my effort into experimenting with post editing in Lightroom 3.  It was fun to try some new techniques although I still have a lot to learn!!

project 52 p52 weekly photo challenge

Thursday, January 26, 2012


My Smocking Bonnet helper.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Surprise Party!!!

Once upon a time (last night) we were invited to a surprise party for Dorothy (Mrs. Hughes) thrown by her family.  As we huddled in the living room awaiting her arrival so we could shout SURPRISE at her, she jumped out of the closet and surprised us!!!  Apparently, she planned the whole party and the joke was on us.  And this is why, dear readers, we love the Hughes' family so much.  :)

There's Mrs. Harne leaning on the very door that Mrs. Hughes was hiding behind.

The Hughes family is enjoying their surprise on all of us!

The Hughes boys served us hot tea.  "What flavor would you like, Beth?"

We all brought lots of yummy food to our surprise party.  :)

We enjoyed a fun game of Catch Phrase which has become tradition since that beach trip together many years ago.  And we finished off the evening with devotions and encouragement in our walks with the Lord who drew us together and has given us such wonderful, precious friends.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Puppy Love

Thursday, January 19, 2012

P52 Week 3 (I Dreamed A Dream)

"Is all that we see or seem, 
but a dream within a dream?"  

This week's challenge was hard...nothing but winter and cold around here!  Two pictures layered together finally gave me something I could work with.  Winter trees facing sunset, the bottom layer, were taken using a variation of a zoom burst. The top layer is a sunrise on a clear (cold!) morning.  Trying out a more artistic approach to photography was a wonderful challenge!

project 52 p52 weekly photo challenge


The photo challenge this week was 
"I dreamed a dream".  
I think my first attempt was more like 
"I dreamed a nightmare!"
(Stay tuned tomorrow to 
see my entry!)

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Misc. happenings...

Ben's project...trying to take a picture of the map in a water droplet.


Washing the car in January.

They want to help too.



Saturday, January 14, 2012

New Year's Eve 2011

Yet again, the Howards hosted
another great party!!