Sunday, January 3, 2010

Day 3

Day 3/365
I'm just at the beginning of this 21 day journey but it has already touched my life! A special gift from my mom :)

Today we switched times at church. We had been going at 8:30am (which let me tell you is VERY hard to do with a family of 8!) Our new time is much better (although interferes with the girls nap times - but oh well..) we know get to meet at 11:40am (no, that's not a typo - it is indeed 11:40am - LOL) John left this morning with his dad, Bill B. Brent C. and some guy named Jason (who hopefully doesn't wear a hockey mask - heeeee!) and are Arizona bound to the FIESTA BOWL! He recently checked in and said that they'd made it safely to Vegas where they were staying the night. They'll make it the rest of the way to Glendale tomorrow, watch the game and start heading back immediately afterwards. They plan to be back home Tuesday night.

Tonight before bed the girls were playing with some of their new Christmas toys - here's little Aubrie inserting one of the cards into her ABC truck :) A couple of things I really like about this photo -- (1) her little pudgy fingers holding onto the little card! I just want to give them little kisses! and (2) I love how the tree lights look! For those dabbling into photography there are 2 essentials to creating a photo like this. (a) you have to opened up VERY wide! I'm shooting at 1.8 in this photo and (b) it has everything to do with the distance from You to your Subject in relation to the distance from your Subject to their Background. For instance, you want to be fairly close to your subject (Aubrie in this case) and then have your subject 3-4 feet away from your background (the tree)

6 comments:

Cathy said...

You inspire me!!

springrose said...

Very cute. You still have your tree up!?? I took mine down the day after Christmas. I can't stand to see the bare tree and all the decorations start getting on my nerves by then. Time to put it all away and clean (that is what I say to my self when I wake up on the day after Christmas...)

Kristy and Casey said...

I love chubby little fingers too...they are just too fun to to watch as they grab things!

Sara said...

Shandy, I'm so glad that you are back to blogging! I love hearing about how you and your sweet family are doing.

Jamie said...

Oh Shandy, you are so good! Keep up the good work on your daily blogging, we love to hear about you! I agree with Cathy, you are very inspiring!

Lynette said...

Great shot!!! Love it! I need to get practicing!!! What lens were you using????