Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Testing- picture comparison for uploading pictures

from blogger upload

web diptych
from flickr html upload

This has been a very frustruating experience.  I am not very technical, so this is a great challange for me.  I have noticed that when I upload pics on my blog they don't look as good as just thru my photo library, much less photoshop or lightroom.  I haven't read a lot about this, it seems I must be the only one who has this problem but a few places said to upload via flickr or photobucket.  So do you see the difference?  Let me know!

from flickr by html code

by blogger upload

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer Vacation

I have been catching up on my blog reading and have noticed all the posts about summer lists of things to do.  I also downloaded from Kelly Willette her 100 summer things- ideas for summer snapshots.  As I look at them, I realized that the only outdoor activities were going to be centered around water. I have read all you blogger and your lists of great trips to the park, picnic lunches, and bike rides. It's been 100 degrees here and you can't go outside until 8pm.  We did go for a bike ride last night (at 8pm) and came home drenched in sweat.  We spend our days inside wishing for cooler weather.  The boys are in camp at our church for the next 2 weeks.  Now that Kyle is over his ear infection we can head back out to the pool.

We did go on vacation a few days after school let out.  I didn't want to go so soon, as I wished to have a few weeks of laziness.  But non the less we went and had a great time.  We went to San Antonio for a few days and went to sea world.  Then we headed out to the frio river.  The kids had a blast.  There was no floating the river as there was no current to take you anywhere but that was fine.  We had a nice swimming hole by our camp with some shallow area for us the lounge in chairs and deeper area with a rope swing.

Played some sandbag toss


Kooper floating in the little bit of moving water

Kyle hanging out

We played a lot of Jenga

Did some swingin

Celebrated Marks birthday
Beer, Food, Playing in the river what better way to celebrate the day

Had a little sword fight

The only picture I took at the Hyatt Hillcountry, I was so mad because we ended up at a sandy each entry off of the lazy river and we had such dreamy sunsetting back light and my camera was in the room.

We did some minnow fishing

And Kooper took his naps like this
I hope you have a great summer vacation!

Right Now

Here is a snapshot of our everyday now that we don't have much of a routine.  Here is Kooper watching his favorite dvd Elmo.

It's raining here in H town and boy did we need it. It was nice having a lazy day at home alone.  The boys were at camp and I just spent the day doing some cleaning and now I have time to relax while the boys rest and Kooper naps.  Have a great week!


Wednesday, June 8, 2011


I haven't been very good about taking pictures of my outfits in the last two weeks.  You know those last few weeks of school are a little crazy.  Some days I did fix myself up but then I did a a few days where I didn't do much for myself and I suppose that's how it is going to go this summer.  Why get dressed up when all you do I go to the neighborhood pool?  Here is a couple of pics, I really love a bright redish orange that is so hot this summer.

dress-ann taylor loft
shoes-old navy

top- old navy
shorts-at loft
shoes-old navy

Have a great week!