Sunday, April 25, 2010

infatuation? Methinks YES.

(written by Crystal) For Christmas this past year my present from Alan was a new Canon Rebel XSi. I have since grown a slight infatuation with this camera. I'm always looking for something to take a picture of. I bought a book teaching me how to use it but I got about 50 pages in and got overwhelmed. I am going to start reading up on it next week to try to get familiar with all the settings. I've done 2 'photo shoots' with our Godson, Malachi. One was just a fun day at the park and the other was Easter at a local garden. He's such a cute subject, but has quite a short attention span :) Our local photo center offers classes and I make take one of those depending on when they do it. I went to Walmart yesterday and had almost 800 pictures on my memory card! So I have a lot of favorites but here are a few:Our cat, Cameron. I don't think I need to explain why I love this picture. Doesn't he just look so sweet?
This is my BFF Amanda and Malachi(our Godson). They were having so much fun laughing. I love that he was looking at the camera. Something about this picture makes you stress free for a brief moment. I think it's the innocence of a 3 year old.

This is Amanda's favorite picture of the day, and it wasn't even staged! He had picked a flower(shhh!) and just laid down on the bench and I started shooting away. It helps to have such a cute subject :)
One of Malachi's Easter pics. Definately everyone's favorite that has seen this round of pics. Isn't his suit the cutest thing you've ever seen?

This picture is not in focus at all but I love it. This is my sweet Micki and it just looks like she's laughing! I love this picture and it makes me giggle when I see it. She's the happiest dog in the world and she's pretty darn sweet too!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

First post! - by Crystal

Hey ya'll! This is the first post to our new blog. This past year has brought some new hobbies for both of us, great things and some major changes in our lives. I (Crystal) keep up with a lot of blogs and love keeping up with people that we know personally and I even keep up with people that I've never met but feel like I know them in real life. I hope you will enjoy this blog as much as I like following other people's blogs. I will try to update as often as possible without boring you to tears. Sometimes we go months with no activity in our life and sometimes it seems there's never a dull moment. This week took a major turn for us. We have had a complete mixture of emotions from sad to confused to angry back to sad to angry to relieved to happy to what.the.hell.now. I will give you the very short summary below-

Crystal lost her job on Monday. The owner of the company I was working for came in around 10am and said that she has decided to move to Charleston to open a retail shop. That she would be closing our doors that day. 30 minutes and a small box of my personal belongings later, I was leaving that office for the last time. 4 years doesn't seem like much. But I made some great friends there. Friends that I miss so much! Well enough about that. I'm moving on and not going to give it any more room on this blog than that!

So this week has been a roller coaster of emotions, needless to say. I have the most amazing husband ever. He took time off, without notice, on Monday to spend the afternoon at the Unemployment Office. Then on Wednesday when I had to apply at One Stop. He's patted my arm every time he walks by or just lets me cry without asking questions. He's been so supportive during this hard time. When I thanked him for doing all of that, he simply said "I haven't done anything". He's so humble and selfless and I'm so thankful for him. I'm not quite sure how I snagged such a great guy but not a day goes by that I don't thank my lucky stars that I have him. I love you babe!

I promise the next post won't be sad or sappy or depressing :) Happy almost Sunday!