Posting at SHINE

After almost 3 years of posting to this blog I've decided I am going to simplify my life and put all posts (for all my children!) on my "photography blog": SHINE!
I hope to see you there!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Birthday Party fun!

Tia was invited to a birthday party of 3 year old friend last week and this week she tagged along with Elijah to a party at the same place. She is loving parties (especially the lolly bags)!! Here is a photo of her practicing jumping down this climbing slide and petting the bunny that the magician pulled out of his hat. IMG_1265IMG_1279

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Oh YEAH! I got my Mac back - it looks like they retrieved tons of my photos! The only problem is they are now in jpeg and I don't know how to get them back to whatever they were before (where I can just scroll through them without having to individually open every file) Still I am excited to know they are there!

I LOVE the screen on my Mac - love it love it love it :)

Oh Happy Day!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Chinese parasol

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I've been meaning to get some photos of Tia in her silk dress from Hangzhou,China since we totally missed CNY (seriously i have no idea how I did that!) yesterday we tried to get a few shots and this was the best one. I think I will try again when there are some other family members around to help me get my model to smile!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

nothing exciting. . .

I really don't have anything exciting to post.
My Mac is in the shop - (no news yet).
The laptop I'm using is super slow.
It has been raining non-stop (it was a beautiful day today, yeah!!!).
I got a new camera (canon 40d).
I'm taking a photography class.
I hope all my friends out in bloggerland are well :)

Friday, February 13, 2009

missing my Mac :(

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The graphics on a pc are just not the same . . . .

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Say a little prayer :)

The computer goes to the Apple Store tomorrow where they will try to retrieve our photos. Thanks for everyone's comments - I do know we will be setting up our hard drive to save automatically nightly. I have no idea how we will do this but I know WE WILL BE DOING THIS!

On a better note: The photography class I am taking through Scrapgirls with the AMAZINGLY talented Pixel Fairy Princess - started on Friday and I am already learning soooooooooo much! She rocks!!!! I can't wait to share some photos I took today with you however I can't use my MAC and this pc does not have my Canon software on it. I am loving this class! FUN FUN FUN!

More important than my photos - could you please stop and pray by those affected by the Bush Fires here in Australia? There are over 130 confirmed dead and soooooooooooo many families have lost their homes. Please pray that peace of God will be able to comfort those affected. Thank You for your prayers.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

a good reason to blog . . .

in case you accidently delete the entire last 10 months of photos from your hard drive you at least have some photos of your new daughter learning to walk, learning to swim, learning to jump on the trampoline, celebrating her first birthday at home, her first Halloween, her first Christmas with us . . . etc. etc. etc.


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

a potty story.

The guy came to replace our cable box today. We have been staying home anyway since we have been potty training Tia after her recent successes. Tia was wearing a little dress on and nothing under it since I do the "naked" method of potty training. Anyway, Tia seemed to warm up to this man who happened to be Chinese (I think) and she chatted to him as he was doing his work while I tidied up the kitchen. As soon as he was finished he seemed to race out of the house. I was thinking that he has a very good work ethic!

I went in the family room to see Tia playing happily and I noticed a big wet spot on the carpet only 3 feet from where Cable Guy was working. oh my goodness! I'm thinking he heard the whole thing. Sheeesh :( He must have some great stories . . . .

Monday, February 2, 2009

Tia Do THAT!

Today Tia was running around without her diaper and I looked up to see her carrying the little potty chair (yikes!) I took it from her and asked her who did the pee pee? - She got a very proud look on her face and said "Tia Do That!". A candy cane was her reward! YEAH! soon we will be done with diapers!!!!

Trust . . .

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11