Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Today Brian made some of his award winning chili. Award winning as in St.Paul’s Church chili cook off winner. The difference with today’s chili is he was taped by a camera crew. He will be on a local channel sometime in May. We don’t know the date yet but I will let you know when we find out.
Monday, April 20, 2009
I have also been playing with Photoshop a lot. I have conformed many pictures over the last few days. I have mastered the few techniques that I have learned. I am ready to learn something new this program can do. Tomorrow night is another class and hopefully we will learn even more.
Tonight we went to bible study. Our small group is growing, slowly. I love the relaxed environment. At first I thought I might feel a little weird, but it is so casual that everyone fits in. You can talk a lot or a little, or not much at all like me. I have learned so much just listening to everyone discuss the verses of the bible. If you have to opportunity to attend a bible study I strongly urge you to go.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Yesterday I set out a lot of my "outside things" and cleaned up the last of my flowers that I was too lazy to do last fall. Now I'm ready for flowers. Some of the nurserys are opening this weekend. That's kind of crazy. Don't we still freeze at night around here?
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I walked around my yard today looking for some new spring growth. This is all I could find. Everything here is still afraid to come out. I am so tempted to start putting all my fun stuff out in the yard. But I know it is only mid April and that would be pushing it. Tomorrow it is supposed to hit 70 degrees! I can’t wait to start digging in the dirt and planting things.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I had my first class tonight. I found out that Photoshop has way more to it than I have ever gotten to. I find that I learn how to use a program by playing around pushing buttons. I have done this many times in the past but have never really liked the way any of the pictures turned out. In class tonight we learned about the auto fix tab. I had seen it before but never really used it. Then I found many auto buttons. I used all of them on this photo and really like the way it turned out. Brian took this when we were outside a mall in Florida. The colors are fantastic. I don’t know what kind of flower it is, but this picture sure makes it beautiful. Can’t wait for Thursday’s class to learn more.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
After we ate we went and looked through a 10 million dollar house for sale. It is right on the beach. Oh my! The master bedroom suite had more square footage than our whole house. I loved it but I think I would get lost in it. The taxes for the year are 200 thousand dollars. A little steep for me. It sure would be fun to stay there for a while. But you would all have to come there too. I am getting a bit homesick.
Tell Felicity GG and Papa miss her!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Here are Brian and Tim with their partners. At this point we still didn't know what games we were going to play.
The first thing we had to do is hand off an apple to each other and the fastest team won. Pretty simple.
Then the "fun" began. We had to pass the apple to each other from chin to chin. Have you ever done this before? It was the most impossible thing I have ever done. I never thought I would get to know Jim and Chris this well.
Here is Tim and his partner handing off the apple, with Brian and his partner watching what they had to try to accomplish next.
That darn apple kept falling and we had to try to get it back up without using our hands. What a pose this is!!
Then we had to blow up balloons and pass them from person to person, without using our hands. With the balloon between our knees we had to walk out around a cone and back. Then pass the balloon on to the next person. It sounds easy but it is hard to walk with a balloon between your knees.
I could never get a good grip on that darn balloon. I looked really silly waddling with that balloon.
Here is Char and Chris doing the balloon switch.
Here's Brian waddling with his balloon. There was lots of laughing coming from the crowd. They were also taking lots of pictures. When they got home I am sure they showed their friends the weird people from Wisconsin that were on the ship.
And yet another switch between Chris and myself.
In the final game we had to put a balloon between our bodies and sqeeze each other until the balloon popped. Jim and I popped both of ours instantly. (thanks for the back adjustment) You can see Char and Chris squeezing and sqeezing each other. That darn balloon would not pop.
And this is my favorite picture. Brian and his partner squeezing each other to get their balloon to pop. You can see Tim and his partner squeezing on the right side of the picture. It was all pretty silly but something we will always laugh about.