Friday, November 7, 2008

Pinching Pennies







In an effort to save a buck, I am attempting to do family pictures on my own. We had these pictures taken out our cabin a few weeks ago. I took the ones of the kids, and a friend took the ones of the family. I am in the process of editing and developing, and framing them. If you can figure all of this out, you can save quite a bit of money. I am actually taking a photoshop class next week. I am very excited!


Halloween has come and gone, and I neglected to take any pictures?? What a loser! I guess it is because the kids get older and they aren't totally into dressing up (they do it only because they want to go trick or treating to get candy!). Another thing that I have learned this year is that candy is to readily available to my kids. I remember at this age, that I wanted to go trick or treating for hours to fill up my pillowcase. I think my kids went out for a total of about 45 minutes, returning with barely any candy. I guess it is time to buckle down, and throw out the junk food. (this will be harder on me than the kids!) Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! We host an open house for family and friends. We have soup and other munchies available for people to eat through out the night! It is fun to have friends and family gather, it is the memories we make that will last forever!


It has been an amazing fall! I can't remember the last time we had such great weather this late in the year! It was awesome. I must say that I am grateful for the recent snow fall, it has allowed me to shift gears and focus on the upcoming holiday season.

6 comments:

Lesa Ward said...

Impressive! I think they pictures look great!! So - you are stuck with me and I am SOOoooo happy to be with you!!

Tara said...

It was a great party! The pictures turned out great! You are gorgeous.

Michele said...

For some reason, your blog titles did not update on my blog roll so I thought you hadn't posted in a couple of months! Then I just clicked on your name for the heck of it and you had posted a couple of times! Blogger does weird things sometimes.

Very cute pictures, I'm jealous that you are taking a photoshop class. You will have to teach me everything you know!

Chelsa said...

Very cute pictures! I can't believe how big your kids are getting. Pretty soon you're going to have three crazy teenagers at your house. You'll have to let me know how your class goes. I'm interested in doing something like that myself.

The Gatherum Clan! said...

ok, I am so jealous of your pictures! Way to go! I have been wanting to learn how too. I am hoping that Santa goes to Costco and brings me photoshop! :)

Angie said...

Very cute pictures. My friend took our family pictures last year. i still want to use those same pictures for our Christmas cards this year, again. How about that for cheap! Your family looks great!