Saturday, 29 December 2007
Hmmm, maybe David would come - what a husband - sure, he said but we have to stop at Intermission House for a coffee to give him something to do in the car while I play - agreed. So out the door at 8:24am.
We arrive at my chosen spot just NE of the city, I get set up and David gets out of the car and says "make sure you get the shot along the fence dear with lots of depth of field" ...LOL ...I am stunned....this guy never takes pictures! I ask him " what do you think I should set my F stop at dear?" he looks at me dumbfounded "How would I know?" ...exactly my point! I didn't actually say that - just smiled. He gets back in the car to warm up with his coffee. But I am very amused and actually excited - you see David has recently started becoming interested in photgraphy. In Hawaii he took my old Olympus point and shoot and took some very good pictures - he has a real sense of composure and actually took some very artistic and unique shots - I was impressed. So I am slowly teaching him bits and pieces about manual settings and he is actually listening and getting it.
Back out of the car again David trudges through the snow to the fence. What IS he doing???
...he was right - worth the snow up the pant leg! LOL
Thanks for letting me share!
Tuesday, 25 December 2007
Merry Christmas to everyone, from our home to yours.....
Sunday, 23 December 2007
a wide angle lens would really come in handy.......Santa?
BTW - Settlers of Catan was a hit - the kids have been playing it all afternoon. I have been wrapping presents and indulging in an afternoon snooze. Got to work tomorrow(sigh) but I have left the kids with a final grocery list...I will keep you posted on the Cortens' Clan Christmas.
Thanks for letting me share our happy times,
Saturday, 22 December 2007
Friday night we all (eight of us) went to East Side Marios to celebrate Allison's 18th birthday - yup our baby is 18! We had lots of fun and of course the staff sang happy birthday to her (although they all looked like they would much rather get back to serving their customers!)Allison spun the wheel and we all cheered. Yahoo!!
Then home for four hours of Pirates of the Caribbean Monopoly which was lots and lots of laughs! Paul - the financial wizard won of course...but MOM came a close second....I would have won but by 11:30 pm Paul had a slight advantage - he was up at 1 pm and hung around the house all day - I was up at 6:15am and used my brain all day!
Tonight we will tackle The Settlers of Catan!
Blessings to you and yours!
Wednesday, 19 December 2007
Monday, 10 December 2007
Last week an angel dropped off these three roses and a card for David and me - just out of the blue - in appreciation for our music ministry and work in our church. My step is a little lighter these days and my heart is singing. So simple a gesture and yet so encouraging for both of us. Like the roses - small, simple and yet filled with His amazing beauty.
It's Christmas so I thought I would post this layout I did a while back (as in two years ago) using Basic Grey paper. It really is quite simple. I ran the top half of the page through the printer first for the journaling. The scan made it look a little crooked - but it is straight.
Keep warm everyone! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Tuesday, 4 December 2007
When I describe my mother
I don't know where to start
We both have a lot to do with each other
For starters we're both pretty smart
We do fairly well with memorizing
And both of us are really good cooks
We're excellent when it comes to problem solving
Inside we're the same not just for looks
We both love to dabble in artistry
Our creative minds always active
Art seems to be our mastery
When we work on a project we always think positive
My mother and I are pretty much the same
Nothing will make us different not money nor fame
Thanks for looking,
Saturday, 1 December 2007
It takes a moment to load (click on view photobook at the bottom)so be patient...you feel like it is waiting for you to sign up, but just wait and the book will open. You can look at it in slideshow mode or manually.
Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, 28 November 2007
The local water purification facility in Ghari Dupatta was destroyed in the earthquake and the ROWPU could produce the water fast enough, but distributing it was the problem. So often the people resorted to filling up on probably contaminated water run off from the mountain. I saw this girl in green sitting there with her water jug while I was on a hike up the mountain. She was looking at us intently until I tried to take a picture of her. I noticed that females are very shy in this regard unless they are quite young. At age 10 they start taking on grown up responsibilities and learning how to do things the women do. The pot in front of her is a common way of transporting water. Typically the women of the house will go down to the river to fill these up and using a cloth doughnut on their head will place the pot on their head to carry the water. The kids on the other hand loved getting their picture taken. As soon as you pull out the camera they form these little groups.
I was so glad that Mark kept a journal in Pakistan. I think there were some pretty long and boring days, so this helped pass the time. I know his children and grandchildren will one day appreciate his thoughts and experiences. This is why we scrapbook. :)
Tuesday, 27 November 2007
Winter in Saskatoon
soooo...remind me why I live here?