January 26, 2009

San Fernando Mission

Last week we made a trip over the the San Fernando Mission for some field trip research. I had never been there so it was fun to walk around and compare it to the missions I have been to. Ah, the life of a 4th grade teacher's wife ;)

January 22, 2009

Family: The Nieces

I was lucky enough to get to hang out with my 3 adorable nieces on Monday (I told you, I'm jumping around here!). I pulled out my trusty camera and did an impromptu "photoshoot" with two of them.

January 21, 2009

Night Photography

My Mom got my Dad and I tri-pods for our cameras for Christmas (thank you mom!). We both are still learning how to use our cameras to take night photos, so we made a date to run around Pasadena in the dark. Doug tagged along to carry things for me of course ;)

Let me explain the picture below. I wanted to take a picture of Doug. He didn't know that the camera was going to take a longer exposure since it was dark. So he moved right after he heard the click. Now he's a ghost...

Family: Christmas

I've been a terrible blogger lately, and I apologize. The holidays caught up with me, then I got sick, and then I was just trying to pull my life back together. I think I'm finally caught up ;) After this post my pictures may hop around a bit, so bear with me!

Let's start with Christmas! 

Christmas morning started off with my husband and I opening our presents to each other in our little studio apartment. I like to call it our "Little Studio Christmas" since we had our little 4 foot tree and the yule log playing on TV. In our defense, we wanted to have KOST playing and since it was raining the radio came in terribly. The yule log was our only other option. 

We then headed over to my parents house to open presents with them. We made yummy yummy monkey bread and drank hot coco. Then it was off to my Aunt's house for the rest of the day. 

(I apologize for how photoshopped some of these images are. Basically with the rain, I was stuck indoors, my built in flash sucks, I refuse to use it, so my pictures come out yellow. Anyone want to give me $300 for a nice one?)