Tuesday, April 24, 2007

pictures from the weekend

Well, we survived the weekend... lol. I ended up with a 3rd degree sunburn on my neck and upper arms, but I am recovering from that! I knew there was a reason I never hang out in the sun!

Beth was so excited to go to her first practice, but it must have been cancelled because nobody showed up. There was no way she was leaving there without some practice, though, so Faith decided to be her personal coach. First she pitched the ball to her to hit, but Beth was having some technical issues with her helmet. This is the smallest size helmet I found, but I don't think it will work out well for her if she continues to wear it like this!

Then Faith ran the bases with her. The first time around they only touched one base, so they went back around to practice making sure they touch the base as they run by!

Matt's team did really well in the soccer tournament. They played in the finals on Saturday, and then one more final game on Saturday, and did well enough to end up in the championship game. Unfortunately, they lost that game, but still, second in state is not too shabby at all!

I tried and tried to get a shot of any of the kids bouncing a ball off their head, but this is the closest I got. Matt had just hit it away with his head, and was on his way back down when I was able to get the shot. I want to practice that some more. Soccer is a lot harder for me to shoot because the action is not nearly as predictable as it is in baseball!

I was walking by the goal line when I saw their goalie going for the block, and just took the shot without looking too much. I really wish that goalpost hadn't been in it... I was thrilled with how the motion of both the goalie and the ball was frozen, but that goalpost is driving me crazy! LOL

Matt and some of the other kids from the team tagged my car with their team numbers. Matt kicking the ball as he launches himself in the air.

Here they are... the state finalists, with their trophy and medals.

Matt's medal

Of course, since I was in one part of the state at the same time Jessica was in another part getting ready for prom, I wasn't able to take her pictures. I tried to give Jack a crash course on framing the photo, and setting the backdrop up for the best lighting, but I wasn't clear enough on what I meant. Most of the pictures can't be made to look much better, and they either had their eyes closed or Tony wasn't smiling in the others. I have to give Jack a lot of credit, though, he really did try. He even built a huge PVC backdrop frame for me to use for prom pictures. I played with this one a lot, trying to reduce some of the harsh shadows and give it a dreamier look. I might play with some black and white and gradient layers on a couple of the others to see what I can do to fix them up.

My chess set was released at ScrapVillage this week. I have it up here on my store blog if you are interested!
The weather is calm right not, but there is a severe tornado outbreak storm heading this way. I might not be online again tonight. We don't usually get the actual tornadoes in the mountains where we are, but we do get the severe t-storms, hail, and crazy wind that they like to hang around with. The kids are supposed to have practice, but we will be hunkering down at home if it does get bad. To my buddies in the path of it as it heads this way... stay safe!
Jessica is being inducted into the National Beta Society tonight, so I will have some pictures of that up tomorrow if all goes well! Talk at ya then!


Anonymous said...

This came in my email and I thought it was interesting enough to share it:

At three minutes and four seconds after 2 AM on
the 6th of May this year, time and date will be
02:03:04 05/06/07.

This will never happen again in our lifetime

Can't wait to see you all again in a couple of days.

Love you!


Johanna said...

Jessica looks beautiful...and Jack did a great job! I love Matt's haircut! He is looking so grown up. It looks like things have settled down (thank goodness...) but we sure had some thunder that rocked the place.

I miss you, and really need to call you. I've just been crazy trying to get the store moved into the Square along with a million other things. I hope you can come play with us on the 5th for National Scrapbook Day. (Free crop, ya know.)

Just wanted to let you know that I was thinking about you...and it doesn't just happen at midnight, it's just the only time I've got 5 minutes to myself!

Say hi to the family!


Sherry said...

I love the prom picture. Did Tony email the prom pictures we took to you? If not let me know and I will see if i can get them to you. Have a great holiday weekend. Sherry