Friday, December 2, 2011

Good News!!

I'm PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!

Based on my first pregnancy test that I took at home so.. yeah oel and I are pretty excited!! :)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Honeymoon: Ooh la la <3

Before we went on the honeymoon, we had to go to my parents place, pack up the truck with all of my junk, and then go to our place (all in all your longer than average trip from Wisconsin to Arkansas!) THEN we went to our honeymoon place! Which was in Missouri! Joel took me to the place he grew up, and introduced me to a bunch of people he knew  and we got this nice picture:house2 060

We don’t really know who put the flowers there… But, this is Joel’s dad’s gravestone. Don’t Cry!!! Sorry, I tend to tear up a bit… Continuing on:

After spending a while in his home town, we went to the precious moments place! We didn’t get to go into the museum because it was “late” but we saw the last tour of the chapel, and walk around the grounds a bit:

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After that, we went to Branson, Mo. We went to a few Museums, about the Titanic, The other was Ripley’s Believe it or not. Then SILVER DOLLAR CITTY!!!! SmileBy far, my favorite place to be! It was cold throughout our honeymoon, and I got a little cold from the cold… which isn’t very fun! We had a blast together!!! And I’ll spare a few details… If you want to know more: email or comment Smile

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Wedding

Hey Everybody!  Joel and I don’t have internet service, so what will be happening is I’ll type up my posts, then when we go to McDonald’s I’ll post them all in bulk. Today’s date is Tuesday, October the 25th.  Joel and I came back from our Honeymoon on Saturday… And it was amazing!

Well, I’m getting ahead of myself: the wedding!! It was a wonderful ceremony, our officiate, Bro. Fergusson helped us so much, and everything went smoothly. All the girls looked B-E-A-utiful in their dresses! (I don’t have any of my own pictures to post yet I will as soon as I can)

Joel said he liked my dress… (to what degree I’m not sure ; ) And I was wearing a slip under that dress that was WAY too tight! I just about died!… Okay, I’m exaggerating… but I could barely eat.  But, all in all, it looked good. As my Grandma would say: It’s the price we pay to look good. 

Our Photographer took so many pictures, our faces were hurting by the time he was done : P , On top of that we also had my now, sister-in-law taking snapshots and Kara taking pictures too.  Also, there was a video-man walking around that my dad knows pretty well, not to mention the other man who was videoing the ceremony too.

The Reception hall looked gorgeous with plenty of purple and brown throughout. And it looked better than I imagined! Fox Hills is DEFINITELY a great place to have a reception and wedding! It may be expensive, but I think it’s worth it.

I think that’s about it, If you want to know more post some comments, or shoot me an email, and I’ll post more Smile

Friday, October 14, 2011

Tomorrow's The Big Day!!

Wow, we're here, alive. And I guess I'm taking it pretty calmly for now :) (who knows about tomorrow:) The rehearsal was pretty good, we ran through it a few times... and I think we'll do great tomorrow! The bridesmaids liked (I hope) the gifts I gave them... Here's a pic of one:

Then there were a few things inside... It's not much, I know, but I put thought into it.

I've been thinking about life is going to change, and I'm looking forward to it. It's hard not to, the "adventure" and spending my life with "my head" since I've been walking around without one for years now (according to Sister Sallie) Ok, It was funnier at Perkins today than it appears on this post.

Everyone gathered at Fox Hills Resort and we were waiting on a few lost family members of Joel's *ahem* not naming any names... coughBENcough Just kidding! It was actually kind of funny :) My future nice Gloria is our flower girl and she looked like she was having a good time walking up the aisle. Same with my Cousin Joe (he's shy around alot of people) The Tuxes all fit everyone, except two people who haven't tried them on yet. The dresses are all good and mine, I hope, is perfect!

I'll end up posting pictures later (I hope soon) and this is me, signing off for tonight: God Bless!

Monday, October 10, 2011

5 days....

Joel and I had to go and get some sort of license saying we could marry... or something like that... I don't really understand it all :P Let m.e tell you: I don't like going to the courthouse. At all. Period.

Anyway, Joel just told me that he still wants to spend every moment with me because he feels like he's going to be leaving without me... like he's up here for a visit... and I, actually, feel kinda the same way haha!! We're so used to him having to leave that it's hard to believe that we're actually getting married.

That's all I really have to say.... Anything everyone wants to know about??? Please let me know im my comments!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

6 days!!!

We are at less than a week!! and my sweet heart is actually sitting next to me right now and I'm enjoying it! Tomorrow we have to get this document signed at the courthouse saying we can go ahead and get married. Or something. like that.... I think.

Anyway: The bridesmaids dresses are all done, thank goodness!!! That was some big to-do! None of the dresses fit right on anybody! Too tight, shoulders to big, seams not sewn the greatest... but anyway thanks be to God that everything worked out! Can't wait to see it all come together at the wedding!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Down to One week People!!!

Wow..... 7 days, at this time next week I'll be married to the best man on Earth!! In the Universe, even!!!!! Anyway.

Music. I wanted to create a unique mixture of music... That's one thing people tend not to notice, at least I never did haha! And I want people to walk away from the wedding and remember at least something about the music. To give everyone  a taste of what will be playing the bridal party will be walking up the aisle to this. Obviously I'll walk up to the bridal march, and the recessional... I don't know what that will be yet. Joel and I have an idea.. but it's just that: an idea... we'll see if it happens :)

That's about it for today.... I'm exhausted from cleaning all day ( because future in-laws will be coming in the next week) And my handsome man will be coming up tomorrow!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

8 days!!!!

OH MY WORD!!! I'M SOOO EXCITED!!!!... I apologize for that very necessary outburst. Any way... Toay I put the necessities in two rubermade containers, to take to the wedding... The guest book, card box, ring pillow etc. Also something to note: I finished the corsages too!! I never want to wrok with flowers ever again!... at least not for awhile.. haha!

Random thought: When I move to the house Joel and I will have in Arkansas I'm not allowed to have a pet... unless it's a fish. So: I want a fish... any suggestions as to the best fish?? haha! I really want a pet... so a fish it must be. I think I would like one fo these:

JUST KIDDING!!!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

9 Days

We are getting in the single digits!!!!!!! My sweetheart is also coming up on this coming Sunday! So, I promised Flowers on my previous post, so, flowers are here! Boutteneries! The one with  white ribbon wraping is for my Darling Husband to Be (that gives me the good chills haha!:)

The reason I did his in white, is becuase I want him to stand out just a little bit. The Bride is in all white, and her bridesmaids are usually in the wedding colors. So, why not make that somehow true on the grooms side? That's my reasoning anyway.

The groomsmen, preacher, and father and grandfather (his dad passed away just little over a year ago. and his grandathers aren't able to come) are wraped in brown. Except for one tiny detail: my grandpa's has a little silver boot (as in boot-enerries) no pun intended.

Believe it or not, it's hard work doing boutteneires yourself! Oh well, I'm glad I did it though, I feel a sense of pride knowing that I did this, and we saved some money by not asking a florist to do it. Let me tell you though: I dont want to ever work with flowers again!....... At least not for a little while :)

10 days

OK, What should I talk about today.... How about the sand ceremony? If there's any complaints against it, well, on "9 days" post there will be flowers. So, here I go.

Joel and I decided we wanted to do some sort of unity ceremony, we didn't like the candle ceremony because, well, I'm scared that my veil, or worse, my hair will catch on fire (this was before I decided I was wearing my hair up) So I did a little research and came up with this:

I don't know if this picture is to small or not, but anyway,, most of the pictures on Bing were sand ceremonies. I brought this to Joel, and we talked about it and decided this was the one for us. Well, I didn't want to buy any of the expensive kits in the stores. So a couple weeks ago I convinced my darling mother to take me to an antique shop.

I found this bottle:

I washed and dried it, and since the opening was so small, I had to either but a funnel and two bottles..... Or buy to Vinegar/oil bottles.

Me and my wonderful mother again went somewhere: Appleton (!!) and we went to T.J. Maxx and found exactly what we were looking for!

Two Beautiful bottles that compliment the center piece. One of the side bottles will be filled with brown sand, the other with purple, which was bought at Hobby Lobby.

All in all here was how much this ceremony costs:
Centerpiece bottle: $6.00
Oil bottles: $4.00 apiece
Sand: $2.99 apiece

Compared to a $29.99 sand ceremony set from Hobby Lobby. (I would have had to buy the sand separately)

So there you have it! A Unity Sand Ceremony, that you can save a few dollars on :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

11 Days

Man, I should of started this yesterday... Then it could've been "12 days of wedding prep". Oh well.... It's 11 days then... Grrr! hahaha!

So, It's 11 days to the wedding, and what is this bride doing?  Blogging! Just kidding! I've been working on gifts for my side of the bridal party, and the ring bearer. I can't post pictures yet, because Anna will see them and it won't be a surprise!! I'll post if probably after the Rehersal Dinner (I'm giving the gifts then)

Also what this bride-to-be is doing is stressing. Haha! What bride doesn't stress?? I'm trying not to, really I am!! Anyway, that's about it.... Except for a picture of this:

My handsome man and I <3

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I'm Baaaack!!!

Hey Everyone!!!! It's been a loooooong time!!! Anyway, I thought I'd give everyone an update: I'm asolutely nervous, stressed, and among other things, anxious! Planning this wedding has been amazing! And without the support from my brides maids, Anna being one of them! And I can never thank her enough!

And as the wedding draws closer (24 days!!!!) I'm constantly thinking: I can't believe that I was blessed to find the man I love so soon! Joel and I have been discussing alot of things, and I'm loving every second we can spend talking, just knowing that once we get married there won't be phones and distance between us... every moment is magical for me already! Sure, we get to the point where we don't agree on something for some reason (life is no perfect cup of tea) and we get over it!

I have no clue as to why I'm posting all of this on the internet for "ya'll" to see, but I just feel the need to share what I'm feeling and thinking.... Anyway, just one piece of true wisdom for everyone before I sign off for a bit:


SMILE: It goes with your outfit!! 

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Big news and questions...

Okay, I'm getting married in October now ^_^ and I have to get two or three exams doen a week in order to graduate before I get married :/ eep! So, sorry everyone, this log will be on hold until I get married :( sorry everyone!! God Bless you all!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Announcement

I’m going to be taking a blogging break: I’m hoping to move everything from my home computer to my laptop before making anymore posts for awhile.

When I come back to the blog I’m hopping to have made a few more videos and some other things.

With so much wedding planning and trying to graduate so fast it’s going to be difficult keeping up with my blog.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sue

She is a Caucasion female, she wears a red and white bonnet and a matching red and white apron with lace on the hem.

Her name is "Sue." And I wanted to let you all know about her. I first discovered her in Branson, Missouri. And promplty lost touch with her until today. At first she was all in peices, but then I put her to rights and made her feel good about herself again, if I do say so myself :)

Oh, you would like to see her?? Well, here she is:

Joel named her, and even made her a theme song:
*sung to the tune of "I Had a Little Turtle"*
I had a Little Dolly
Her name was tiny Sue
I put her in a tea pot
To see what she could do
She burned her hands and fingers
And then she gave a squeal
I took out little dolly
And put her on the  window sill!



Saturday, April 23, 2011

I'm Getting Married!!

Well, You all know that I'm engaged.... or at least you should know.. well the wedding date got changed. To THIS YEAR!!! :D so I'm going crazy with planning and getting school done.

I've only got 3 and 1/2 books left. after that, 4 necklaces to make, bouquet choices, figure out what I done with my hair and the bridesmaids hair.... oh boy...


Wish me luck.

This Picture was taken by moi, in Arkansas on my last visit... let me know what you think.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Joel is Up here!!!

Sooooo... Joel's up here again! We are spending ALOT of time together and enjoying EVERY milisecond of it!.... well.. except for the april fools joke. Anyway... so, yeah.. that's what's happening for now and hoping to make a couple morre "hair style" videos... Talk to you all later!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Snowscape: Birdhouse

I was running around outside with my camera, looking for good photo ops.  I saw this, and I kinda messed with it to fix it to the way I saw the picture first, in my mind... If that makes any sense.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Quilt Progression

So here's my quilt... Just tell me if you hate the video idea.... I just thought it might lookk neater than having a bunch of pictures?
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Towel Creations: Hanging Monkey

Ok, this is an interesting one... if anyone doesn't understand... let me know and I'll post a video of it instead... I just want to try it this way first... with pictures :) Please try it and let me know if I was clear enough or not... Thanks... Isn't he so cute?!?!

Have a large towel to begin with

Roll in the sides to the center of the towel


It should look like this

Now flip it over

And fold in half so the "rolls" face out ward

Pull out the corners of the towels out of the rolls... Just a little tug will do.

Now here comes the hard stuff: grab the corners of the towels in both hands and pull the 2 left rolls and the 2 right rolls apart

And keep going

Keep going


Until it looks like this. You put it on it's "stomach"

This will be your Monkey's Body

Flip the body over unto it's back

Pin the "arms" and "legs" together so he doesn't fall apart.


This is a medium towel for the monkey's face. ( A hand towel) fold it in half "width-wise"

Fold in half "width-wise" again. (have the first crease on top like I have it here, it'll make things easier for you)
And then fold it in half length wise... Like the picture shows, if you can read it.



This is your monkey's head and face

Sandwich his/her head in between the arms as shown

Give him/her some sunglasses

and I put a pnytail holder in his/her mouth for a tongue
So this is how you make a monkey out of towels.. Like I said above, if this isn't clear I'll post a video.. Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

"blah blah mummble blah"... "and How do you feel about that?"

So. I haven't posted in awhile and just thought I'd ask a few questions and see how everyone feels about certain sitations and how they would react. You don't have to answer all of them, just whatever you feel like. Here it goes:

1) What type of toothpaste do you use?

2) Do you have a favorite color, if so what is it?

3) You have a choice to take ONE book to a desert island. That is your ONLY form of entertainment. What book would you bring?

4) What would you do if someone were gossiping about you? How would you put a stop to it?

5) How would you react if one of your siblings just walked in the door and all of a sudden said "Today I learned in Social studies about how the civil war started... by the way, you look pretty."

Would love to hear your answers on these! ^_^

Monday, February 14, 2011

Don't slip on the...!. *falls*... ice.

So walking out to the mailbox to post a letter I fell on the ice... as you saw above. I'm kinda typing with one hand so forgive my mistakes please... I kinda had my hand torn up by the concrete.. and my chin is too... and my lip... well blowing up like a baloon. I already took two tylenol to kill the headache I know is coming. Here's the affects of my fall:

I dont know if you can see the scrapes on my chim... they're very light, but hurt like fire!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Baby Angelina: An Update

Last week sometime when little Angelina went to the Doctor for an "after Birth" check up the doctor found some dimples on her lower back to the left of her spine, almost right above her tail bone. Well, Doctor, fearing the worst told My aunt to take her to a specialist in Green Bay. He feared she might've had Spina Ambifida (I think I spelled that right??)

So we went, first, to the wrong Bay Care Clinic. Then they sent us to the right one, and it was AAlllllllll the waaaaay on the ooootherside of G.B. So we got there late, and found out we could've stayed at the other one and got Angelina treated there! UGH!!!

She got checked out and I'm glad to say: She is perfectly ok. Nothing wrong. Healty.

After our whole family and then some freaking out, she was ok. Mom and I were excited! So we went to lunch and I fed her while trying to eat with my left hand.... She must've been thoroughly annoyed, because I write with my right hand. So it was difficult :) either way she got what she wanted. She's healthy and loved by many.

P.S. I will add a picture later... my computer is too slow today :P

Monday, February 7, 2011

I tried.. and failed

I try to change my header, and my blog literally fell apart :(

Saturday, February 5, 2011

The French Twist

Please forgive me if this doesn't work!! I think there may be extra music at the end... you can just stop listening after the credits roll haha!
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Friday, February 4, 2011

Old English Works

I'm actually proud of this peice of work, I had to write this in tenth grade. Tell me what you all think?

Virginia Eberhardt
Ms. Bolle
American Literature 1st hour
14 March 2010

The Wizard of Oz: Timeless Classic
The Wizard of Oz. It is a timeless classic, directed by Victor Fleming in 1939. When Dorothy Gale becomes unhappy with life in Kansas, which is in black and white in the film, it creates a bleak effect in the atmosphere. The bleak setting of Kansas, tells of the feeling during the Depression, how everyone was so pressed just to live from day to day; without a steady source of income, it causes one to become sort of dreary in a sense. She is swept up by a tornado into the Land of Oz, a colorful, bright place unlike any other. This movie was filmed during the great depression, and this movie was quite like what was going on at the time. When she goes to Oz, it is what everyone wants their lives to be like. But, yet, if the people of the depression were to escape somewhere “better” than where they were, it would not feel right, because in the United States, the American Dream exists. Dorothy realizes that there is a bleak setting back home, as she says: “There’s no place like home!” Even though people are facing troubling times, they can still go on because they have to pull through eventually. All the way around, there is not a place in this world that is like home.
When The Wizard of Oz was released, the public responded with great fervor. Leonard Maltin, author of Leonard Maltin’s 2010 Movie Guide, said it was a “perfect cast in the perfect fantasy…: you could watch it so much and it was just as good the fifteenth time as it is the first” (1561). The day that the movie was being shown to the public, there were so many fans of The Wizard of Oz that the Capitol movie theater on August 17,1939, lines started forming at 5:30 AM. Everyone was enthusiastic in the line, children and adults alike. In the first week of The Wizard of Oz being shown, the Capitol hit an all-time high in attendance, so says the book The Wizard of Oz by John Fricke. One should imagine the thrill of seeing a classic book being made into a film and the excitement that hung in the air. And may one also take into consideration this was at the end of the Depression, and some people were still feeling the effects of it. So, not only were people enthused about the movie: some even felt a personal connection with the movie when they saw it, because of the similarities between lives. Similar to Terry McMillan, a girl at the time when she saw it was affected greatly by Dorothy in particular because their two lives had many similarities. The public connected so much with this film and were absolutely in love with it from day one.
The reason why people were in love with it is because of the similarities in-between their lives and Dorothy’s. In the scene where Dorothy is running away from home, and where she also meets Professor Marvel, is kind of like how the people were of the earlier times of the Great Depression. Everyone was unhappy with their situation. Like Dorothy, who, was unhappy with her lot in life so she decided to change it, like many did before the depression. The lighting when she meets Professor Marvel appears to be a neutral lighting, and the camera is at an eye level angle, to show that she is just going through with this plan of running away, in the innocence of her age. When she goes into Professor Marvel’s carriage, the lighting becomes darker, and tells of the more sinister aspects to running away. The same goes for the stock market that was a cause of the Great Depression: under all those loans and everything, it is not the best thing in the world. When Prof. Marvel convinces Dorothy to go back home (through a type of reverse psychology), she gets caught in a  twister, which is like when people realize that the stock market was not good in ways, people were mentally thrown around. And people in the Depression were like Dorothy when she was in the twister: Caught in a dream. In the Close-up of Dorothy, her confusion is revealed, etched on her face with bedlam and chaos around her. Since the camera is at an eye-level with Dorothy, it shows an understanding between her and the audience. Almost like the confusion and chaos of what happened when the stock market crashed, when the market crashed, everyone was on the same level, and understood another. This scene represents the American Dream because the first scene in Dorothy’s life is like the Great Depression; it tells of the struggle that everyone had to go through: That struggle to realize what one has, one wants it, so the one is happy. One may not realize it at first, but once it is realized, one is most definitely happy.
In the making of The Wizard of Oz many occurrences took place, to make this film. In the beginning (when making the script), William Cannon came up with the idea of the character of Scarecrow being a human being dressed as a scarecrow, according to John Fricke, author of The Wizard of Oz (26). But Cannon was not the only person to put something worthy to the cause: something Jack Haley caused in the making of this movie was the friends of Dorothy in Oz using a “dreamy” tone in Oz and then use the actors’ normal voices in Kansas. It then creates the affect of moving between worlds (ix). Not only were changes being made in how the movie was as a whole, but there were also some difficulties…with make-up. Like Jack Haley, the Tin Man, got an eye infection because of the make-up. He then had to stay in a dark room to get over it and continue filming. A surprising thing about this movie, but then again it probably needed it, was this film took four months to edit, which is a long time considering they were over budget (112). According to Peter Hay, author of MGM: When the Lion Roars in the movie there were 60 sets used for the making of the film (168). Some sets were just painted muslin backdrops; artisans worked around the clock on those sets. And it worked, but for the Emerald City, one could not paint muslin for that twinkling, three dimensional effects on the towers of that city. In the long shot of the Emerald City, it was pastel crayon on a black board with holes drilled in it for light to pass through (169-177), so then there was that signature sparkle affect. That is only a fraction of went on behind set. If one could only begin to imagine what had to happen to end up with such a great and fantastic product.
It was not just the sets that made the film either; some of it was the actors themselves. People who played their character well, like Frank Morgan (Professor Marvel/Wizard), Margret Hamilton (Wicked Witch of the West), and Judy Garland (Dorothy Gale) made the movie so poignant, and touching. Originally, MGM wanted Shirley Temple to star as Dorothy. But since the movie making company she was with would not let MGM borrow her, Judy Garland was chosen. Judy generated Dorothy to be such a mild little girl, even though she herself was seventeen at the time (imdb.com). She delivered such a poignant performance of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, which shot Garland to stardom. Another great in this film, would be Frank Morgan, whom will always be remembered as the man who was Oz and Professor Marvel. As said on IMDB.com, he “will forever be remembered.”  And who could not remember such a memorable performance with such feeling from both of those characters. Now, Margret Hamilton also delivered a memorable performance leaving a lasting impression on kids and scaring them across the globe by being mean to Dorothy. Kids will remember ever single one of the characters, be it the Cowardly Lion, or the Brainless, loveable Scarecrow, or the heartless Tin man, right up to the evil characters, like the flying monkeys, and the Wicked Witches men of the castle. Not only children remember these characters, but the older generation will also, because of the feeling behind the characters. Just watch the film and one will see, immediately, that this is a true statement.
This movie will not only be remembered by the people of America and may other countries; it will be remembered by many critics too. In the book The Wizard of Oz by John Fricke, there were some very helpful critical reviews of the movie. From the Hollywood reporter they said “Oz will beyond question, be accorded recognition as a milestone in motion picture history” (173). The reason for this remarkable review is the “spectacular…most gorgeous colors imaginable,” according to the Pomona Progress (118). The critic that wrote that review was enthusiastic about the film The Wizard of Oz but this critic also said “The movie is not for children, at least in the form previewed. But everyone else loved it. When the movie was previewed by Professional Film Critics: the studio never would have dreamed that the critics would have responded with such joy at the film.
The only way the Critics could have responded so well to the film in the first place could not have happened without the director. The Director, Victor Fleming, was the man who made this book come into reality. According to Ephraim Katz author of The Film Encyclopedia, who would have guessed that he was a racecar driver when he was younger? One definitely would not think that a racecar driver would go from that to being an Assistant cameraman in 1910. Then he went from assistant cameraman to a major director who could create the most amazing films using such vibrant colors. According to the book, Movie Classics he had such a gift, that all of the films he made had a memorable art direction in them. The films he directed were always unforgettable and even some other directors mimic his work, because it is so good and captures what was is going on in the film. The film also closely related to went on in the previous years during the Depression. It is amazing how an ordinary racecar driver can become such an amazing director of such a timeless classic and have it relate to something that only happened a few years previously.
Now, there are good films, great films, funny films, but there are none like the timeless classics. The Wizard of Oz is just one of those films. Directed by an ex-racecar driver, and with a poignant performance from Judy Garland, and other memorable performances from other actors, the public will always remember this film. Also, relating to the American Dream, the close relations between the film itself and one’s life. Given good reviews by almost every critic, this movie isn’t a good or great film; it’s officially a timeless classic, because no one can forget it.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My attempts at changing my blog

Let me know what you all think about my changes? like 'em hate 'em? what would you change? Please let me know!

My (attempts at) Photography

As all of you know, when I went to Arkansas, I took alot of pictures... so I decided to play with some of them.... Let me know what you all think!

I played with the pictures on Picnik and Paint.net. Just fyi: I put my signature in the corner of each pic :)