Thursday, September 8, 2011

May the force be with you!

Family night is one of my favorite weekly get togethers. Our family dines at the dining table, we share giggle, and eat a lovely meal. This week was chocolate crepes with fresh cream and raspberry stuffing. We also had Italian sausage and freshly brewed southern sweet tea! Yum.

Then we join together on mom and dad's king bed to read a family devotional and the bible. We discuss our faith, beliefs, and situational ideas.

Last on the list is an activity. Sometimes it a board game, maybe legos, or soap carving. The activities get pretty strange... always something new and always so much fun! This week we decided to explore origami. But not just plain ole Japanese style.... STAR WARS style.  Mr. CWAE has decided that the children have to watch all 6 episodes of Star Wars in the proper order (chronological-not released order).  They are on movie number 4 by the way.

Hope you enjoy the pics of the origami!  Google: origami, star wars and you won't be disappointed.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Don't even know what the 52 project is? MY spin on the 365... 
*I have to tell you.... when I started this project I thought I had invented the idea.  Little did I know that photographers had been doing the 52 project for years. duh. Guess that means I didn't invent the internet either! Whoa embarrassing!

Well I made it and I completed a YEAR worth of posting. I have to say I am proud and sorta surprised that I did it. Some weeks I loved posting and others ones were more of a chore. The thing is I am proud and so I can stand tall and say, "Oh, I've done that!"

This is a famous family night activity where we all designed our own paper airplanes and then had a contest for flying them. It got a bit silly but it was super fun!  I challenge you to spend more quality time with the ones that love you and that you love.

Week fifty-two - paper airplanes

Friday, September 2, 2011

52 Week Project - Week 51 Pipe Fish

Don't even know what the 52 project is? MY spin on the 365...

If you are into photography you have heard of the "365 project" where you take, edit, and post a picture each and everyday of the year. I mean, I love shooting, love editing, love sharing but I want days off too. So, here's the compromise...I am doing a 52 project. A blog post a week, five photos (Mon.-Fri. get it?!) and a theme to the five shots. Posted each Wednesday.

Week fifty-one - pipe fish

So the girls were fishing with their nets on our last family picnic trip and one of them caught a strange fish. After researching on wikipedia we found out she had caught a "pipe fish" which is related to a seahorse!!

Wikipedia: Pipefish look like straight-bodied seahorses with tiny mouths. The name is derived from the peculiar form of their snout, which is like a long tube, ending in a narrow and small mouth which opens upwards and is toothless. The body and tail are long, thin, and snake-like. They have a highly modified skeleton formed into armored plating. This dermal skeleton has several longitudinal ridges, so that a vertical section through the body looks angular, not round or oval as in the majority of other fishes.