These flowers are from our Clementis Henryi plant.
I love watching Mark and Andrea read together.Â At least once everyday I will find them curled up with a book reading. Andrea usually gets to chose the book, and Mark rarely fusses at what she choses.
I am so thankful for this blessing.Â Not only do they both get to enjoy books, but they are spending time with one of their best friends.
Allan had a business trip to Chicago yesterday.Â Once the kids were in bed, I experimented with a new idea I found.Â I am not sure when or where I heard the term “Platinum”, but I liked how it looked.Â I did a little research on how to do platinum effect and discovered it looks really neat on scenery.Â Just for fun, I tried it on a people picture.Â The results were impressive!
The original picture can be found here.
I have had this idea for awhile, but could never made it look the way I wanted.Â Today I had a little bit of time to play, and experimented with getting the picture just right.Â It is not my usual style, but I like the uniqueness of it.
To make it even more fun, Andrea is blowing bubbles on our winter sledding hill.
Just for fun, I started playing around with this picture.Â I am not sure which one is the most appealing, so I was wondering what other thoughts were.Â You can see larger pictures in a slide show by clicking on any of the pictures.
Then, would youÂ please comment on your favorite picture and why?
Thanks a lot!
I usually do not let the kids sled if the hills are too crowded, I have heard of too many accidents.Â But, while it was a lot more crowded then when we normally go, it was not over crowded. The people on our hill were very considerate of each other, which makes sleddingÂ a lot more fun.
I was not comfortable with the kids taking Megan sledding, though she really wanted to go.Â After watching the crowd and seeing other little ones Megan’s age enjoy going down hill, I let the girls take her down.Â She smiled and screamed the whole way down.
I enjoyed being able to practicing taking action shots.Â I am a lot happier with these sledding pictures than the ones that I normally get.Â I discovered a few mistakes, and am looking forward to taking the kids again and seeing how the next batch of pictures turn out.
(If you want to see the larger picture, just click on a picture.)