Jaime- Your Turn!

Saturday, March 31, 2007

So... I LOVED taking these cute kids' pictures! Once we got outside to play, taking great pictures of them was a snap! Now, more opinions are needed. Which of the versions of these pictures do you like best, and why? (Sadly, I'm discovering that there isn't ONE magical version that I like best every time, so it looks like I will have to start trying to get the right one for each individual photo. Lots of work. But worth it for the finished results!)

{1: Original, unaltered}

{#2- First attempt}

{#3- Second attempt}

{#4- Third attempt}
{#4- Fun Sepia!}

{#1- Original, unaltered}

{#2- First attempt}

{#3- Second attempt}

{#4- Third attempt}

Jaime, I especially want your imput, since you're the one getting the final pictures!! I LOVE playing with them because your kids are so darn cute!

In other news, Joe and I are hanging out at home today, listening to General Conference on the Internet in our P.J.'s. Not so formal, I s'pose, but I feel so peaceful and happy today.

Not like yesterday.

Last night I was SIDESWIPED by the WORST headache and sick feeling I have felt in a long time. (The worst because it was combined.) Joe and I were at a movie and I was trying to endure it for his sake, but it just kept getting worse and worse. By the time the credits began to roll, I turned to him and told him we had to get out of there. Walking was painful to my head. Riding in the car was bad for my stomach...We drove the long way home, me wishing i was dead, or at least headless.
Joe was so sweet, though, and carried my stuff inside and set up my little "sick nest" the way I wanted: blanket on our living room floor, pillows, "puke bucket", glass of water, lights dimmed... And I just concentrated on going to sleep to kill the pain. I swear I wanted to DIE. My head was ripping apart and lights/noises/smells made it worse.

YIKES!! I hope I don't go through that EVER again. The headache came from a pretty severe crying thing earlier in the afternoon. I had an experience that I'm not even sure I want to go into. For now, let me just say that I felt more prejudiced against, in the most heartbreaking way, than I ever have before in my life. Joe was such a rock for me while I cried and cried and cried to him. Needless to say, it led to the KILLER headache later in the evening. HATE crying headaches. Esp. when they are so severe that they cause that barf-feeling.

YAY!!!! Happy end to this little post! (SORRY!!!)

Rest assured, I am MUCH better today, happier, more at peace, thrilled to have a mellow, God-filled day with my true love, Joe... In my P.J.'s.
So I'm okay.

Love y'all!


  1. aww, I'm glad you're feeling better! I hate those kinds of headaches.

    anyways, I really like #3 for the boy on the tricycle, and probably a tie between #3 and #4 for the little girl.

    I'm so jealous of your photoshop skills! I've yet to improve. I don't have time.

  2. Oooh Em I LOVE these!!! Thank you so much for taking their pictures!! You are the best...Mwauh! :) As far as Ashers I like #1, #2, #3, and #4 (I like #2 the best I think) I really like the sepia too. Heck I like them all! For Violet I like #1, #2, and #4 (I like #2 the best) They look fantastic!!! Thanks so much. Now what is this about someone being mean to you? Are you ok? Do you want me to beat them up? (like I really could) And what movie did you go and see? Hope you are feeling better. Talk to you soon.

  3. for the boy on the trike, definetly #4. with the old school looking tricycle and the sepia just look awesome. and for the little girl, #4. and i must say that is one the better pictures of joe that i have seen. (the new one under joe on your left sidebar.) he's not making a crazy face in it...haha.
    i'm glad that you got your crying out. i hope that today was better and that whatever it was that happened that you are the wiser for it.

  4. Maybe I like the number 3 in general, because I love #3 in each of these sets! They're so full of light and the colors just pop! And btw, no you didn't spell it right. ;) You're not the first, though, happens all the time.

  5. And I'm ALWAYS a sucker for sepia.

  6. I like #3 in both. Thanks for sharing about your bad day. I'm so sorry you had to go through that.
    Glad you're feeling better.
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  7. I like 3 on both. Though I do like the Sepia. And I want to tell you a funny story that just happened. I am listening to the Casino Royale soundtrack and I didn't know that "White and Nerdy" would start playing when I went to your site. So you can imagine my confusion and amusement when I thought that Wierd Al was on the Casino Royale Soundtrack. Tee hee.

    Love you!

  8. love the white and nerdy song with the dancing. lucy liked it too...


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