Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday Rewind.

Well another busy week is over and hopefully this weekend we can rest up and get ready for next week because it going to be a rough one. LOTS and LOTS going on and LOTS to do!!!! 
Some big news today is that we finally got some rain and actually we got soaked tonight walking to the car after Cameron's basketball game. For all my out-of-state peeps out there send some rain to California:) We sure do need it!!! 

 Earlier in the week Easton had a field trip to the zoo. He had a blast! He said his favorite animal to look at were the feral cats....crazy kid! I think he misses Homer:( 

Cameron is really enjoying basketball. I think he may only have one game left. We are hoping there is a summer league to keep him busy and wear his ass out:) There is one thing I could use some help with and that's taking pictures in the gym with the horrible lighting. Anyone familiar with taking basketball pictures? I got an external flash and that does help a lot and my photographer friend gave me some great tips but still so hard to get awesome pictures.

Bentley's little crazy ass at last weekends game. He was pretty good until the last 20 minutes or so and then he was running around like a crazy person. 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Make it Monday.

I am so excited about today's Make it Monday. I have been wanting to try this technique for awhile now and finally took some time to give it a try. I cannot wait to experiment with different color combinations.  I think we will be giving this card a try at my Monthly Stamp Class on Sunday:)

There are lots of YouTube videos and tutorials on this. I have seen several so I cannot give credit to one person. This technique is called Bokeh effect. Bokeh is a term that's used in photography rather than paper crafting. It's a lot easier than it may look. Here is my first card I came up with using this technique....not bad for my first time:)

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Monster Jam.

Every January Monster Jam comes to town, the kids look forward to it and cannot wait! They see and hear the commercials and know it's coming. This year was Bentley's first year. Ryan and I thought he would freak out with excitement but he shocked us and was so unimpressed by all of it. He was having an "off day". He loves monster trucks, loves playing with them and loves watching them on TV. He was actually a little pain in the butt that day. He threw several things including his cup and it rolled down the stairs onto the track where the trucks were and during intermission one of the crew members waved the cup up to see if it belonged to least we got the cup back. 

Cameron and Easton of course loved every minute of it. I looked over at Cameron several times and he was yelling with excitement and was so pumped up. We had pit passes so we were able to go down to the track before the show and get pictures with the drivers and check out the trucks up close. The kids were totally into getting their flags signed and pictures with all of them. But because we had pit passes it seemed we were there forever and waiting. Bentley was getting restless and all he cared about was waving the damn flag around which was all fine an dandy until someone came and sat in front of us. I mean it's ok if he whacks us with the flag but not the poor lady sitting right in front of us. We got these flags a couple years ago so we only had 2 and of course the one year we need another flag they are not selling them. So Bentley fought with his brothers over the flags. Easton was very good about sharing his. Although Bentley was having an "off day" he still loved it:) 

The kids got some screen time while we were checking out the trucks during the Pit Pass time.