Thursday, October 23, 2008

Halloween Decoration Factory

We have been making Halloween Decorations all over the place.  Here are a few...

This is a wreath that my mom taught me how to make out of grape vines.  It was super easy and fun to make.  After Halloween I am going to keep using the wreath for Thanksgiving and for Christmas.  It's nice to have a solid wreath foundation that I can alter as I choose.

Just a plaque thing I saw online and wanted to make.  They turned out OK.  It was fun to use Modge Podge.  I think that's my new favorite sticky stuff.  I am going to have to come up with somethings to decoupage.  Maybe I'll get the boys dressers and decoupage those.  It's probably about time that we start keeping their clothes in dressers instead of bins...

Two things here:  Ghost Garlands and fabric wrapped wire letters.  These were both really fun to make.

This is that tarantula that I told you about last week.  I had them printed at Walmart and framed them.  I decided that I am going to keep these frames full of rotating photos.  After Halloween I have the next three photos already printed.
Halloween hangy flower things.  I don't know what they are called but I like them.  Kristina made some and told me how she did it so I had to make some that same day.

We've got six pumpkins on the front stairs waiting the time when we can carve them.  Hopefully that will happen before Halloween!!!  Plus we've got some skeletons throughout the house and window stickers on the front windows.  We've had a lot of fun decorating.  Every day Uly asks me if we are going to make more decorations today.  If Halloween is this much fun, Christmas is going to be a blast!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Almost Reading

Uly read his first two words on Saturday (October 11, 2008) night.  He sounded out the words "Puff" and "Toot".  Then he started being silly and we didn't get much further than some giggles and tickles.  But, he actually sounded them out and understood how to push the sounds together to form a word.  This was a milestone.   We will be working on other words now.  Yay, Uly!!!

Here is a photo of him today sporting his new backyard hair cut.  I think I did a pretty good job, if I do say so myself.  :)  Read the next sentence sarcastically:  Olea gives me one lesson an suddenly I'm open for business cutting hair.  Uly likes it.  That's the most important thing.  :)


Thursday, October 09, 2008

Spiders and Cute Gar

We were running around trying to find some good locations for a photoshoot when we happened upon this little fella.  He was HUGE.  I think I'm going to print out some of this series and use them as Halloween decorations.
Here's a cute shot of Gar.  Ben asked me to get some shots of Gar for a website he is working on.  I went out and shot lots of shots of him.  Here are a few.  These images are all straight out of the camera.  I haven't messed with them at all, like I usually do.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

McKee Family

Here is my sister Sariah, her husband Randy and their beautiful daughter Cora.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Two Sites is better than none...

If you check this blog but never check Momshots, you are missing out on most of my photos and some of our stories.  I have been feeling a little overwhelmed and crazy lately.  Well more crazy than overwhelmed, really...  A little too overwhelmed to come up with original content for both places right now.    

I realized I haven't posted here for a long time.  I regularly post at so check it out once in a while to see new photos.  I will still post here occasionally and sometime frequently, but you can always count on regular posts over there.

Here is the most recent photo from my most recent post on Momshots.