My day today started at 0300. It was dark. It was cold. We had to get out to the land nav course before the sun came up. Once we completed the course in the dark, there were more points to find in the sunlight. Then some HMVVV driving and Cammo net practice.
We were actually finished by noon.
But then I had to go to the dentist for a really fun thing called root scale and planing.
Time for bed.
Hopefully I’ll have something more exciting to write about tomorrow.
I’m such a responsible dad. At the first sign of an approaching thunderstorm, instead of telling my girls that they need to come inside, I simply grab my camera, and make them part of the shot.
Reporting live from our backyard .. we expect rain & hail any minute now!
Rest assured though, they were (relatively) safe the whole time, and actually had fun trying to stand up in the wind gusts. At first I was just out in the backyard taking picture of sky. I was using a 17mm Tokina lens on my Canon 20D, so I could get some nice wide shots of approaching thunderstorms. But then when I saw the girls jumping on the trampoline, I decided to try to include them in the pictures. I really like the depth of the shot with the wide angle lens. lol, and my little models definitely made it more than just another ominous sky picture … Joey my youngest looking like one of those crazy weather channel reporters, broadcasting from the teeth of the storm.
I think for the rest of the spring, she’s going to be my “storm chasing” partner.
Keep havin FuN!
p.s. this thunderstorm happened back in January. It’s pretty nice in Texas today.
Would you believe me if I told you I was just assaulted by a household appliance?
Ok, so I’m frantically running around trying to make the house look semi-presentable for when my wife returns tonight, after spending 3 weeks with her sister in Seattle. Dinner was cooked, the dishes and laundry were done, the kids were bathed and up watching a movie. The plan is coming together. Just have to sweep and vacuum.
So I’m jamming through the living room, around couches and end tables, I don’t need the living room light on, because our vaccum has it’s own headlight. Oh yea almost done, this is easy. Then I guess I got over confident, because the next thing I knew that Kirby was backing right up over my foot.
Then I was like a little kid. I forgot about it for about 45 minutes. Until I sat down here that is. Then once I saw the blood, and maybe a little bruising, suddenly my foot really hurts!
I can’t wait to go back to work tomorrow.
Why do they put the candy right next to the checkout line?
We swung by one of Fort Hood’s two commissaries on our way home from my work’s Valentine’s Day party. Just had to pick up a couple of things. So even though all three girls were with me, it was pretty smooth sailing. They were happy as we managed to get one of the carts with the steering wheels (apparently mommy has let them ride in this one before, buy not me).
The only minor “almost got in trouble” moments we had were right here at the end, waiting to get to the checkout. That entire row of candy and toys, you know that Jaiden wanted EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.
… but she didn’t get any. Primarily because she already had a bag of goodies in the car, from the party.
Speaking of the party, we’re gonna make this a short post tonight, as I was the only one who brought a “real” camera to the party. Which means, I’ve got about 100 pictures to edit and post to the squadron’s Facebook page. I’d better get started.
Keep havin FuN!
2 year old Joey apparently had a hard morning.
Things were a little quiet in the living room. When I went to check, I found her passed out on the couch. Daddy kind of wishes he would have thought of the idea sooner too … almost time to pick up kids from school though, so no nap for tired old dad.
This year, mommy is going to get an extra special Valentines Day card, that can’t be bought in any store …
Back in December, Joey and Jaiden decided to get dressed up in their colorful La La Loopsy duds and put on a mini fashion show for daddy. Of course I grabbed my camera and searched for spot in the house with some good light. They stood and sat on the stairs smiling and posing for a good 15-20 minutes. I got a lot of good pictures, but the consensus after I posted them on Facebook is that the one of above of two loving sisters having a kiss was by the far the best capture.
So when I started thinking about Valentine’s day, it was almost required that I use that picture in some way or another.
So I opened up my Pixingo studio, and searched for a card template. There was a whole section for Valentine’s Day cards, and one above worked almost perfectly with the colors in the picture. I inserted the picture, and the front of the card is done!
LOL, now comes the really hard part … I have to figure out what to write on the inside.
I’m sure I can up with something.
Keep havin FuN!