Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Happy Trails Brian and Kristina!

Brian and Kristina are moving to China! I am really jealous, it's going to be so cool experiencing another culture. Last Saturday, Mike and Sue had a going away party for them. Here are some of the pictures I took:




Here's Ben. He kinda looks like he had lipstick on. He was my best friend for the day since Chloe and Hannah were off in girl-land and Emily wanted to play with the ice cubes on the deck.




















Emily was so funny. Every time she saw me with my camera facing her, she would say "Cheeeeeeeese!" over and over and over.







I'm sorry the video is sideways. I don't know how to change it yet. I'm such a dweeb for shooting it that way!



Tennessee=

Coolest.

Dog.

Ever.









It was John birthday that day. Here he's playing with the kids. I love Chloe's face.







Ben loves his webkinz. I do too! I taught him how to take care of his garden. Well, my garden. I tricked him into taking care of my garden. :)

Okay, so I don't know how all these pictures bundled like this. I can't get them apart. So there you have it, my mediocre photography skills showing off my pathetic blogging skills. If this doesn't post I think I'm going to cry and you'll never see these pictures. It seriously took me two nights to do this post and the autosave isn't letting me save. I wish I knew how to do this better. :(

I hope you enjoyed!

I got a new camera!

Here are some of the "artistic" pictures I took with my camera. In this one, the mustard was yellow but I used this cool color swap feature to make it more red. It doesn't always work, but this one looked pretty good.
This one was using the color enhancing feature. You chose a color and it brings out only that color.
Same here. Beth was my model.
Look how clear those condensation droplets came out!

In this one, Ryan made the blue sky pink.
Oh, I guess I should tell you what kind of camera it is. It's a Canon PowerShot SD750 Digital Elph. It's a 7.1 megapixel. Danielle has the same one but in a 12 megapixel. I got to teach her how to use these features. I felt like a true jonesgeek!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Hershey Gardens

Ryan and I often like to do typical Pennsylvania touristy things. This weekend we went to Hershey Gardens by Hershey Park. It was huge! The coolest thing was the butterfly garden. It was in a small, enclosed tent with lots of flowers for them to suckle. Here are a few pictures of the pretty butterflies we saw:









These were in some of the chrysalis' hanging in a case. This brown butterfly had recently hatched and his wings were folded up. I think they have to let them dry before they can fly.
I'm really proud of this picture. I was just trying to take a picture of him on the flower and he took off just as I snapped the camera.
We felt sorry for this little guy. No one wanted to take pictures of him! So we made him feel cool.
One of the many pretty flowers there.

And Ryan and me enjoying the flora.

Mona Ryan and Mona Andi

Here's Ryan and me as the Mona Lisa. Who do you think is prettier?