Friday, January 26, 2007

Hello all-
We are finally back online and ready to go! I am very happy to have my 'puter back!

Okay, so here's the news...

Kevin is back at work, kinda. He was called in this last week, and we were very happy about it! his boss says that more than likely he will be working by February instead of March. YAY!!! Meanwhile he is staying home with the kids and keeping house. He does pretty darn good too!

I am not working at Sears anymore. I am not sure how many folks didn't know that, so sorry to be repetitive. I am working at Mrs. Powell's famous cinnimon rolls. It is alright. I prefer to be working in the back, rolling. But they love me up front with the customers. The owner told me today that she wanted to put me in management, but I politely declined. No Thank You! Not after all that crap through Sears.
I am working with my friend Linda Hibbert to start our own studio. We are very excited and hope to have it going by the end of the summer. Meantime, I am doing weddings, families, and some senior portraits. It keeps me going, and I am really happy to still be behind the camera!

Brandon is doing really well. He had another EEG the end of december, and everything came back wonderfully normal. No changes in medications, which is terrific!
He is a total whiz at school, and picks up on things very quickly! I had the opportunity to sit in on his class for a few minutes and his hand was always one of the first ones up to answer a question. He gets a lot of them right too!

Sarah is very much a "pink" girl! Everything is PINK!!! Including (ahem) her eyes... Let me explain. Since pink is her favorite color she recently informed us that her eyes were pink. We assured her they were blue. She said, (and I quote!) "No guys. Blue is for BOYS! Pink is for girls so mine are pink! Complete with the "Hello!" expression.

Emily is finally in her twister straps. She is very pidgeon toed and it took almost 6 months, but she is in them, and they are already making a HUGE difference! Her Physical Therapist has never seen someone her age try to do the things she is trying, so he is very confidant she won't be in these for very long.

Well, that's all our news. I am excited to be able to hear fromeveryone through this! Love to you all!!!

Kevin, Suzie, Brandon, Sarah, & Emily

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

some interesting photos

Great photo touchups, Spence! Wish I had your toy. :)

Quick news update before I go to work. These photos are from the trip Dad and I took on Martin Luther King Day to visit some elderly relatives of mine down in Provo, Utah. The carvings are done by an 84-year-old man and they're beautifully done! I only hope you can make them bigger so you can see the details. He's a superb artist.

Other than that, Larry's still job searching...and pickin' and grinnin'. Dad is trying to put food on the table and grateful for the best job he's had in years. Lili started a new semester of school yesterday - and came home with tonsillitis. Great start! We don't know if she's going to make the trip to Australia. Her fund raising is being very slow at the moment. I'm 'donating' plasma twice a week and subbing on other days.

As some of you know, Steve blew his knee last fall and had to have some rather extensive reconstructive surgery to repair the cartilage. He re-tore it a couple of weeks ago and it's looking like more surgery. Makes his work very difficult. I'm including their news because they have their hands full now that he's not motating so fast again.

Sue has her computer fixed. Yea!!! One of the little girls put a quarter in the back of her machine and shorted out the power supply. Bless children. As soon as she gets the internet back she'll hopefully be uploading her own news. ...And, by the way, she makes the BEST cinnamon rolls these days. She's working in a bakery and their recipe is about the best I've ever tasted!

Well, I gotta upload the photos I wanted to share and then run to school. Chat with y'all later.



Sunday, January 21, 2007

Another one of dad

This touch up proved to be mroe difficult as there were clouds and pavemnet that I had to reproduce in order to fill the patches. With the scan being of poor quality it was hard to get clear textures out of it. The result was a lot of swuare and agular looking patches. I had to be really creative to get around this, but it still resulted in an image that wasn't quite as original as I wanted it to be. Maybe if I can get a hold of a better copy to work from some day I can make a better touch up! Anyway I hope you folks out there are enjoying the nostalgia and some of dads sweet rides and clothes at the same time! Boy I wish I could of hung out with this fellow back in that day and age! Love you dad!