Thursday, February 3, 2011

Peeking over the piles of snow to share some random stuff!

So, I'm snowed in. Actually, I can probably leave now, but I don't really feel like going anywhere.
Jack the Dog frolicking in the show

My daughter does, but she is always on the go. Her 2 "snow days" off of school aren't turning out like she'd like them to: shopping and some more shopping, and maybe even a little more shopping...and listening to her iPod and some more shopping. She's done some baking, made Snow Ice Cream, played lots of Super Mario Galaxy, but now she's had enough!

But, what neither kid understands is that I've got cabin fever myself. I'm cranky (need my Get Out of Crankville card) and I feel like doing everything and nothing all at once. I hate feeling this way. Very frustrated.

I used my time today to locate pictures that I've been asked for (like, a long time ago)....first day of school pictures that were "missing" from the set for their stepmom...Ana's first day of 6th grade and Matt's first day of Kindergarten (he was only there for a month before moving up to 1st grade, but I have the pictures from both of his first days). Once I discovered them, I realized why they hadn't be distributed as eagerly as the others...they're BAD. The kids are cute, the photography stinks...they have shadows on their faces and they are overexposed and the angle is crummy...I'm being hard on myself, right? It's the memory that counts. I played around with them in Photoscape (because, while I have Photoshop CS5, I have only a vague clue as to what I'm doing). Here are a few photos from 2007, first day of school:
  I've since learned where to stand the kids for the first day "photo shoot": 2008, 2009, 2010

 Every year I learn a little more. Every year, Ana is elegant and fashionable. Every year, Matt's a goof! I'm going to find something else to do...what are you up to?


  1. LOVE the pics...send 'em to stepmom.

  2. Great photos! CT and I also getting stir crazy being in the house for two days. Unfortunately, I did not get any scrapbooking done. Today we venture out. Love the new background on the blog, by the way!