Monday, March 23, 2009

Welcome Home Michael

This past weekend we went to Lethbridge to see and hear Des’ younger brother, Michael, speak in church after returning from his Mission in Lansing Michigan. We also took the opportunity to snap a few photos of the family (Minus David, Des’ oldest brother, who is currently going to school in the UK). It was really great to see Michael again.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Counting our blessings

With all the fertility drugs out there I thought it might be fun to visually see what it would be like to have seven little Sarahs. I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure that there would be times that all 7 would be crying not just the one (I shutter to think).

I'm glad we have the kids we do I'm well aware that I would not do well if this was Des' and my reality.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Out with Old and in with the New

Well I finally broke down and bought a new pair of glasses. My old ones were ridiculously scratched and were missing parts. I don't know why I didn't do it sooner but it's nice to be able to see again.

On another note. I had two friends over today to talk cameras and take a few instructional pictures. I'm sure I fully confused them and over loaded them with information. Remember ladies "learn a ton, take one" or other words try to apply one thing we talked about.
We also talked about getting together once a month and going out to take pictures and try new things (kind of like a Photography Club but less geeky if that's possible).

here is a setup shot of how I did the above photo for those that might be interested.

Black polar fleece on a box with a piece of glass under the glasses for the reflection

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Calling all Photo Enthusiasts

Or at least people that are wanting to learn something new.
I've been wanting to do this for some time now. I have been noticing that a lot more people around me are purchasing SLRs (Canon rebel, Nikon D700 etc...) and are wanting to learn more about photography. If anyone is interested I'd like to invite you to come to my home either this Saturday or next to talk cameras/photography and take pictures. you don't have to own an SLR to come you just need to own a camera.

Possible topics could be:
- Basic camera operation and special features
- easy portraits of your kids and loved ones
- DIY light modifiers for better images
- Photoshop 101
- Q&A

I'm trying not to seem pompous or self-important. I just think that I have some thing to offer. drop me a comment an let me know what you think and what day would work for you or even if you're interested at all.

Back on the Therapy Couch

I have been thinking a lot about the youth in Brooks recently. This is probably due to the fact that this past Sunday I was called to be the Young Men’s President in our Ward and I also work with children and youth as a career. I remember what it was like for me when I was an adolescent. It was a time of puberty, bullies and trying to figure out who I was and what I stood for. I grew up in B.C. and there were not a lot of youth that shared my religious beliefs in my home town. It was really tough at times to go to school knowing I was going to be persecuted because of what I believed the kind of clothes I wore and the fact I had glasses and looked like a “nerd.” The Fact is, I still dress the same and believe the same things. I sill wear glasses and look like a nerd but I’m Ok with that. I am who I am and that’s how God made me. However, I can sometimes be my own worst enemy.
Thanks for the session

Monday, March 2, 2009

The whole family gets involved

Tonight we took a 2 month picture of Sarah and the whole Family got involved. Ben and Rachel did a great job getting Sarah to smile and Des helped in thinking of how to pose her. Here are a few pictures from the shoot.

Meatless Monday

So today Des announced that it was Meatless Monday and she made some great French Onion Soup for dinner. It was so good that I just had to take a picture.