I was thinkin' (which is a dangerous thing for me to do some days) that I ought to come over here and give a lil' update on what we've been doing. We have been so super busy that I actually have something other than the boring 'we ate lunch, cleaned up, washed laundry, etc' that I think I tend to post.
Sunday morning my beautiful Sister and I got up and headed out to my Grandparents place in Tucumcari. Two hours away, but thank goodness for Lamplighter Theater!!! We were able to listen to "The Captive" on the way over. It was very good and I highly recommend it. :-) We arrived just as they were getting out of church and met them at a local restaurant for lunch.
If you're wondering what we were doing over there, I'll go ahead and tell that part. I guess it's kind of important. ;-) Rebecca was asked to come and take pictures of everyone at the church for their new directory. So, she was able to set up a little studio in one of the rooms at the church and set to work. I tagged along for the labor/grunt work and moral support. ;-) Of course, she really just wanted to take me with her because she just can't stand to keep away from my wonderful self for very long. Just kidding. In all seriousness, I did go to help her out and do some work. I was mostly useful for the setting up and tearing down, but I enjoyed it while we were there. Got to visit with lots of people and enjoy watching my sister as she pulled off a very professional and friendly air as she 'shot' people. =D Seriously, though, she really did an amazing job!! She was able to borrow some of those 'fancy lights' (like the ones you'd see in a real studio) from a friend. Our backdrop was just a simple sheet from Alco. But hey, they turned out super nice! I'm hoping that she'll share a few on her Photography Blog.
Oh, I also got the be the guinea pig for adjusting the lighting. Let's just say that when you have to sit and have your picture taken for nothing in particular except to make sure the lighting is just right... well, let's just say that it can get boring and you start doing crazy thing without knowing you're really doing it. Perhaps the pictures below will explain a lil' better. ;-) (and yes, I know... I always said I wouldn't ever post a bunch of pictures of myself, but I figured I'd better show my goofy side every once in a while. ;-)
"I can't believe I have to do this..."
"I'm Singin' in the Studio, just Singin' in the Studio!..."
"Maybe if I stare her down she'll let me go."
My model pose. What do you think? Should I be on the cover of a magazine? ;-)
After all the goofiness, I felt that I needed to look dignified at least once.
My Beeyouteeful sister
Just to show off my sister's great posing/photography skills... ;-)
We were there from Sunday to Tuesday evening. Grandma and one of the ladies from church worked hard several days before to get a schedule of when people were coming in. We got most of them on Sunday, but were still kept busy taking photos on Monday and Tuesday. All in all, it went really well and I can't wait to see how the directory turns out!
Wednesday we had most of the day at home and then went to watch some friend's kids over night while they were away. That was lots of fun. :-) The kids were wonderful and super cute. We got back Thursday and quickly made the switch for mom and Becca to go into town to go to their volunteer place and me to stay at the house with the boys. While they are gone, the boys and I got a few things done around the house.
Yesterday we just be cleaned our house and then ran into town when we heard that some friends of ours had Chicken Pox. Caleb hasn't had it yet, so anytime we hear of something getting it, we try our hardest to get him over there for 'snuggle time'! ;-) He read the kids books and snuggled with them while they watched a movie. Hopefully he'll get it. So, that was a very busy week. This coming week we have nothing scheduled. whew! That will be nice to just stay home and relax.
Today my Mom gets to finally see her Christmas present! My Dad bought her tickets to go see the Broadway production of Les Miserables. It is her absolutely favorite book. She is a little worried that the play won't be as good, but I think she will still enjoy it.
Oh, and in the next few days I'll try to get up a few photos that my sister took of my cousin and I while we were in Tucumcari. Katie came over while she had lunch break from her job. We ate pizza and then, since we had a large open time slot with no one coming in, Becca let us have fun and mess around in her 'studio'. I think some of them turned out pretty cute.
Off to finish cleaning and maybe do some laundry. :-) Oh and don't forget to vote on the poll if you haven't already!
In Christ's Service,