July 2010

You Capture: Play

We do a lot of playing around here. All sorts of playing.

Playing cut-throat Scrabble games (that are much more difficult when you have very few vowels!)

Playing cut-throat Battleship games (under a shelter in the pouring rain!)

Playing t-ball games (with […]

100 Year Storm

Or as we call it around here, Thursday. We’ve had crazy rain storms around here this summer. Up until yesterday, the storms seemed to happen at night only, making for a great summer. But yesterday, the rain started around 8:00 in the morning, and didn’t stop until early this morning. There was a bit of […]

You Capture: Black and White

This week, Beth wanted us to work on some processing to create some black and white shots. I used some shots from our trip to the pool last Friday to play with some Lightroom presets.

Pretty Presets: BW Sweetness

Lightroom preset: B&W Creative-Look 2

Lightroom preset: B&W Creative-Look 3


Getting squirrely!

We have a white squirrel that hangs out in our yard pretty often. I kept talking about it like it was male. “Oh, he’s back!” “Look at how cool he is!”

Well, after what I observed, I think I should be talking about how cool she is! (All of these pictures were taken through my […]

You Capture: Vehicles

As the mother of two boys, you can be sure we have vehicles around here.

Space Shuttles:

A zamboni:

Lego vehicles, mostly Star Wars vehicles:

A giant bucket of cars/trucks/airplanes:

And Batman vehicles, which often surround the Joker-mobile: (I like the washed-out color, kind of like the old […]

Star Wars in Concert

We’re a bunch of “Star Wars” geeks around here. It’s kind of hard not being a “Star Wars” fan with two little boys in the house! Not to mention Andy’s love of the series, too! So we jumped at the chance to go see “Star Wars in Concert” which is a concert with a full […]

Making the most of summer

We’re trying to get as much out of summer as we can. Summer doesn’t last too long around here, and winter lasts WAY too long, so you want to soak up as much outdoor time as possible. (It’s not like it’s so cold in the winter that you can’t be outside, but it’s too cold […]

You Capture: America

After my epic, photo-filled post the other night, this one will be short and sweet. These are different images of my America.

A parade route filled with spectators.

Flags flying (on the back of a Milwaukee-made Harley-Davidson, the only motorcycle that should be allowed in a parade […]

What a weekend!

We’ve been very busy this weekend. We’ve been busy having FUN! (This is a REALLY long post, so hang in there!)

We’ll start with this past Thursday night, when Andy and I headed down to Summerfest to check out O.A.R. with some friends. It was packed, but we were able to claim a section of […]