Sunday, October 18, 2009

Environmental Wetlands

There's a bunch of weeds in the open space next to our house....I mean there's some environmental wetlands by our house, and I thought I'd take some test shots in them to see if they would make a great location to take pictures. They do! There's some fun and unique spots down there. This is as close to normal as Murphy gets.....Gotta love it!
Yes, he knows how to pose!
This picture cracks me up! This is so them!
As previously noted, Murphy has a hard time not goofing off in front of the camera. I know this makes my mom happy, it's Karma for everytime I did the same thing to her!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Murphy's school work

Here's an assignment that Murphy did in school. It totally cracked me up! I love the picture! Here's what he wrote:
"This is a picture of me on vacation. While I was there a unusual thing happened at Goblin Valley. I fell on my face and got pokey's in my hand and feet."

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Trendy Portrait Look

I've been testing out camera's lately, and I got a few decent shots, so I decided to play around with them in Photoshop and do the "Trendy" portrait look. So here's the Family gone Trendy!
Dang! This kid is so photogenic! He just stands there and looks cute.

Ok, even though he's glaring at me for taking his picture (again!) I still like it!
Even our cat is photogenic! And yep, he knows it!

I think both of my children are adorable, BUT this poor child has inherited his mother's inability to look normal in front of a camera! Ask my own mother, and she will tell you that most pictures of me I am sticking my tongue out or doing something weird!

When I saw this picture of myself, I thought, "wow, when did my head become so egg shaped?" Seriously! I have an egghead! And the cat looks a little psychotic too, but hey I figured if I'm posting pictures of the whole fam, it's only fair to include myself with the high hilarity!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Valley of the Spare Body Parts!

We had a great time playing in the Valley of the Goblins!Look at these adorable little goblins!
At one point Murphy comes out running to get me, and he's yelling that Kirby is going to get hurt! I run in there as fast as I can, and yep, Kirby is stuck. Look at that kid's foot! How does he manage?

I have mentioned that our sense of humor has not matured since 7th grade...


Ding & Dang

We went to Goblin Valley a couple of weeks ago, and I'm just now posting a blog about it....we've been busy! The first hike we did is called Ding and Dang, and because we're with the Crazy Rickett's, we had to go through it backwards, so it's Dang & Ding. Jared helps Murphy through one of the obsticles
There were lots of fun places that required climbing.

Murphy and his cousin Alexis have fun playing in one of the slot canyons.

Spider man!

Yeah, it looks like we wore out the boy, but after we got back to camp he was running all over again!

I had to take my own picture...

Murphy and his other cousin David getting ready to climb through a hole in the rocks.