Sunday, November 8, 2009

Dillon; Strike a Pose

Hehehehehe....Here's some shots taken in September of the boys in the cat carrier and Dillon striking a pose

Monday, September 28, 2009

Baked Ziti

A big thanks to Dee for the very tasty baked Ziti! ; ) It was a really good meal that we will probably be making in the future.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ahh, poetry at its most entertaining

Sonnet 20-1-18-4-9-19

Shall I ever know thee, thou truest name?
Thou Lord of Time and Son of Galifrey,
By thy title Doctor, all laud your fame;
Champion of worlds and bringer of day.

Last of thy kind thou travel time and space
With Rose, Martha, Donna, companions three.
Ever to fight and save the human race,
Quoth thee to Will, “To be or not to be”

And taught Shakespeare the power of the pen.
But though timeless thou be, death marketh all.
Thou fought the Master, Daleks, Cybermen;
When the Dalek fired, ‘twas your downfall.
When in death’s grip you wander, my heart aches;
Though joy returns when you regenerate.
Fun Fact: The sonnet number is a simple alpha-numeric cipher that spells out TARDIS.

Coming into the 21st Century

I have arrived in the 21st century and am blogging and am armed with a fully loaded ipod! Who knew such a tiny little thing could hold so many fun movies! Thanks to Mike for squishing those numerous movies so they fit. :) I'm not sure what to blog about first so I'll begin with some fun poems. Hang on to your hats boys and girls!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Deanna is jumping on board!

I would like to welcome the awesome and amazing Deanna to the Gwen Family Blog. With her Super coolness and fun writing style I look forward to the increased awesomeness that she will add. WELCOME. ; )

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mom's Theatre Mural

So who would have thought Dad would agree to this version. Seriously. We didn't think he would pick sunflowers over rolling hills of Ireland or a quaint autumn lane.
Now all we need is Paint for the walls. I've already drawn the design on the walls, so we had to move the couches behind one another and this has got dad open to the idea of stadium seating in the theatre. Cross your fingers!!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Spring Storm Video

I made a video showcasing the most recent storm we had so we can all remember the great fun it was to get buried in snow once again. :-) Have fun watching it over at

New blogs set up

I have finally been able to set up some of our new blogs for my technical stuff and our family blog. They can be found at and

Monday, March 23, 2009

shoe polish

I actually have been meaning to polish my shoes for months and I finally got around to it! Doesn't it make a huge difference?? I did one of Mike's pair too. They look a lot better. So thanks mom for the polish!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Chocolate Chip Vacuums

Dillon and Owen dumped out their chocolate chips they had for a treat on the table and sucked them right up. They thought it was hillarious and so did I!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!!

Mom's birthday is technically on Sunday, but I figured I'll be too busy making her dinner to post this then. We love you mommy!!! Hooray Rendi's birhday is on the 27th. I'll try to get mike to take photos. Then I'll post them.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My photography has moved

In an attempt to center my online "stuff" around I have moved my photography posts to If you are currently getting emails or subscribing to my rss feed from this blog and would like to do the same with my personal photography site I would encourage you to do so. If you would like me to add you to the mailing list I would be more than happy to if you let me know. I really like the way the photography blog looks and I am excited to keep it going.

My plans for is to have be a portal to different aspects of my life like photography, web design, resume, family, and more. It isn't all set up yet but it is in the works. In the meantime, enjoy

Monday, January 12, 2009

Photo Resolution

So, it is a new year and I am making a new year resolution to take more photos and share them with family. This resolution to become better and photography and the work flow that goes with it, I am calling my "Photo Resolution". (Rim Shot) {Pun intended} :-) LOL

My goal is to take pictures everyday and to take my camera with me more often. I hope this will help me to become a better photographer and help me to change the way I see the world. It is late and I really should get to sleep but I really want to start by posting some pictures from a family gathering recently.

This is actually not from the family gathering but from when Cas and I went to Boise and I saw this rusted sign that had painted on it' "Metalex - Rust Preventive Paint". I love it! :-)

I really liked this photo because they are both looking so happy. I should have blurred the background more and the chair rack in the back ruins the shot. Other than that I like it.

What a great moment. Both are looking in the same direction with their eyes well open and there are not a lot of distractions in the background. Really cute faces.

Both are no longer looking in the same direction but the facial expressions make up for that.

I have to admit I am a sucker for really cute expressions. That baby is just soo cute!

I like the composition but I despise the background distractions (chairs, people). I should have moved the chairs and blurred out the background more by changing the aperture or with Photoshop's Gaussian blur.

I like the composition in this one and I was able to catch a good look. Also, no blaring distractions in the background. Finally. :-)

I enjoy the composition, expressions, and theme. Once again I wish I would have moved the cups and the garbage can.

Same thing here, just a different expression. Sooo cute!

I am not sure why I like this picture, but I do. Maybe because it is family and the picture is telling.

These kids were having soo much fun scurring around on the floor playing. I like that you can't see what they are watching which helps give it relatability or universal theme. Also the amount of distraction from the subjects are low and the reflection on the floor is a nice touch.

They found the camera! :-) I like that the angles on the arms brings all of the attention to the expression on his face. Kids rock!

This was one of the decoration on the table. It looks better in black and white and with my copyright. I guess it feels professional to me. I like the composition and the very shallow depth of field.

Well, there you have it. The begining of a year long resolve to become a better photographer overall. Not just at taking the pictures but also sorting, editing, sharing, and analyzing to improve the next shoot. Have a great day!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

MOre Christmas Joy

Dad read the Christmas story before we started opening presents. Daddy looked so cute reading.

Mom's Breakfast

Fried Bread
Totally fattening, but we only do it once a year right?