Saturday, July 05, 2008

Photobucket 4th of July!

One of the highlights of my day was getting my inside fridge cleaned...shelves-taken-apart cleaned. LOL

Seriously, we had the joy of hosting a new chaplain's family and Bill and Jesse from our contemporary worship service yesterday. I do not have a lot of photos to share because I forgot to ask the L family about posting photos of their minors on the blog and most the shots are "mixed family" shots. Ch. L is fresh into the Air Force. He and his family (four children) moved here this week. We find that we usually have one or two children that are the "right" ages for most families we meet. This was no different.

We had dinner. We visited. Cy and Jamin got home from work. Photobucket
(Should have taken the Nikon - but even then we don't get EXCELLENT fireworks shots). We all headed out to the Lake to watch fireworks. We were able to get RIGHT up FRONT - as near the water as possible - to watch the fireworks. Stacia and Zander missed the last two years of fireworks (weather and flying) and so this was the first set they remember. It was a lot of fun. They were amazed. Stacia loved them; but thinks they are colorful bugs. Photobucket
The L family brought a watermelon and we all enjoyed it at the lake. Alas, in all the lake photos of Ch L, Mike, Bill & Jesse they are making strange watermelon eating faces...and I won't post those sorts of photos for any of my non-family members or they won't want to hang out with me any longer. LOL

Tammy had enough of these glow sticks to pass around to all the kids. They were amazing....bright arcs of color....but the camera froze the action....Why doesn't it freeze action this well when I WANT it to? ::snort::

5th of July

Jared went on a CAP flight and enjoyed getting the controls a bit of the time.

I updated a few blog things and played around with the idea of a new URL for the blog...but I must be sure I won't lose THIS blog and body of info when/if I change the URL.

Mike met Josiah for breakfast after taking Jared to the airpor and then worked at the office all day.

I picked up some stuff for a reception tomorrow and drove it up to the chapel. I hung a few posters at the chapel. I dropped off a load of boxes at the base recycling.

I swam with the kids.

Josiah dropped by and picked up Jared. He and Jamin are spending the night at the apartment tonight.

That's all for the day.


©2008 D.R.G.


Cynthia said...

I found a tutorial for getting fireworks shots with our new camera, but I didn't even give it a try since it required such a slow shutter speed that I would need the remote thing to trigger it and I couldn't find the remote from our other camera on such short notice. The next time I run across it though I'll put it with this new camera and give it a try!

Jodi said...

I totally need to clean my fridge soon. I will be relieved when it's done. I don't want to do it but will be glad later. LOL

Hayley was playing around with my camera trying to get fireworks photos too. Sounds like, from Cynthia's comment, that it's not the easierst thing to do and takes some settings changes.

Anonymous said...


Dad/I were so tired, came home from W/S around 7pm and went to bed AND EVEN SLEPT thru all the fireworks in this neighborhood. :):) Now I know we must be againg!! :( NO WAY! :)

How neat and fun it will be for Josiah to host his two brother near his age. That's what it's all about.

Neat that Jared got to fly and have so much fun..... reminds me of Mike etc.

love/prayers Mom T

Anonymous said...

WHOOPS! it would have been so much fun watching Alexander and Stacia.

l/p Mom T

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

LOL - we have done all that stuff you talk about Cindy with the Nikon - but these days life is too busy for me to spend the time setting up photo ops....Mike should never have introduced me to the pock point and click. LOL

Even with the Nikon I would point and click...but Mike has taken some awesome ones with the methods you mention....maybe next year. LOL

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Just do it, Jodi. LOL

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Of course you aren't getting old Mom - of course we realized that Mike is now the age that you and Dad were when we got married. ::snort::

Linda said...

Landon has a CAP flight this coming Saturday. It'll be the second. He loves it; I try not to think about it! LOL!

Debbie said...

What a fun 4th of July.

No comment on the frig needing cleaning! Ugh!

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

LOL Linda.

Debbie - just ignore it until you truly can't. LOL