Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Minute to Win It

The first photo is Kaleb doing Junk in the Trunk. It was incredible. The second photo was something about rolling an egg with a pizza box. Kelly used a gift and an ornament instead and totally attacked it. Carrie was awesome at Candy Elevator. Riley almost had it down to one card. She had to blow the other 51 cards off. I lost to Lynn on Magic Carpet. You can see his toe.


John was Joseph. He didn't stay put like we wanted him to but I think that made it fun. It is also fun to see what happens when another camera's flash goes off with my shutter.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Balance Beam

Horizontal and vertical lines used in combination communicate stability and solidity. Rectilinear forms with 90-degree angles are structurally stable. This stability suggests permanence and reliability.

My previous post titled Uneven Bars I think this definition applies.
Diagonal lines convey a feeling of movement. Objects in a diagonal position are unstable. Because they are neither vertical nor horizontal, they are either about to fall or are already in motion.

These definitions are from Elements of Art off the JP Getty web site.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Rainy Days and Mondays

We listen to The Carpenters. She only knows the one line from the song but as you can see she sings it with a lot of feeling.

Uneven Bars

I am really excited about this photo. I like all the diagonal lines and I think they help to make it really dynamic. I can tell that she is also concentrating really hard on how to swing her legs right. I would like to remember that she calls it june-nastics.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Johnny Jumper

I wouldn't say that John jumps a lot in the Johnny Jumper. John mostly spins but he does have a good time. On the horse he rocks out. It is really fun to watch. Of course after jumping he has to take a long nap.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fall Leaves

Healing Garden

The other day Kelly had to help with interviews for new medical students at the hospital in Lebanon. I had heard about the garden there and tagged along. I would hope that the patrons and staff use it because it was beautiful. Not huge but very nice. We just loved the Koi or Japenese Carp.

Colombia River Gorge

14 Windmills

Grandpa Corey

Clara and Grandpa playing Princess Old Maid. Grandpa doing Wash the Ladies Dishes with John.

Light flares and Shadows

While Kelly was with Carl shooting. Clara and I went for a walk along the canal. A little ways down there is a bridge that is fun to sit on. This time it smelled gunky and of course the water is gone for the winter but I always enjoy this walk. It was particularly fun this time with Clara because we pulled apart Cat Tails and other plants and brushed them under our noses.

Horses and Kittys

Every day at Grandma and Grandpa's house we went out and feed the horses apples and pet the cats. The apples were so tasty. I know that the horses are really missing us. I am not so sure if the cats miss us at all.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


On a drive out to Jackson we checked out how low the reservoir is.

Temple Sealing

This photo make me think of the sealing power and reminds me what happens in the temple. That families can be together forever through Heavenly Fathers plan.

Grandma's Doll House

I am a little green with envy that it is my moms and not mine. When we were visiting I was always happy to clean up the room that the doll house is in just so I could have a good excuse to spend some time playing with it.

Picking Grapes

John was in charge of holding the bowl till Kelly and I started picking. Because after that he couldn't be trusted not to eat them. The grapes made a beautiful and delicious juice that we drank for breakfast.

Sunday Dinner

Grandma and Grandpas house is tons of fun. All the cousins climb through the laundry shoot to the other side of the wall but in this case it is Tate's feet we see with Madison watching in disbelief. Danny is looking through lenses that are tinted the primary colors. Each lens can move individually thus creating psychedelic viewing. Clara is in tickle torture and Mae is protesting on her behalf.

October in Oregon