Saturday, February 20, 2010

Shoot Out

With so many new firearms in the family, we took advantage of the first nice day we've had in months.

Aran going Tarzan
And trying to love a wiggly pygmy goat
Some of Brandon's handiwork
The Cruises were kind enough to let us use their property as a firing range.
Bella shoots her first .22
Aran let me try out his new .243
Bella closing her eyes to shoot Dave in the head with her pellet gun. LOL
Aran and Jacob
Family heirloom on my side
Gilbert making sure nobody shoots their eye out a la Christmas Story ;)
Brandon and Caleb
Just wanted to see what would happen if I took a picture directly into the sun. Not bad.

Love the macro on the camera
It was so nice just to lay in the field and soak up the sun!
Trying to get all artsy again. Would have succeeded if it weren't for the flash spot. Hmmmm.

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Night of Stars

Andrea hosted a formal dinner party/"prom" night for her 17th birthday and even invited us old people!
I relished the change to use the new camera I had gotten hours before and didn't take two pictures with the same setting. As a result some of them turned out...well...yellow or weird. Bear with me and hopefully the pictures will improve as I get to know the camera and all its capabilities.
An unsuspecting Joy.
An unsuspecting Bella (zoom works great!)

Mom and Dad
Inside joke
Cindy's toes! This is how off I had the settings...her toes were actually pink!

Me and my hot date. This dress from my senior year in high school was a little snug, but being 15 weeks pregnant I'll cut myself some slack.
Katy and Gilbert

Three generations

Thumb war!
Last two kiddos standing

And guess who won whole thing. ;) Kudos to her for giving it the college try though. If there are thumb war competitions with prize money we need to find them!
Mom and daughters
Don Juan Cedillo

Dad scratching one up real quick. Nothing like being put on the spot! He did a great job.
Micaiah serenading everyone
Bella = bella!
This is how Joy and I looked all night.
Dad, Andrea, and Mom
Limbo! Ok, she has a small advantage here.
Mac letting loose
Play time!
Old friends

Pretty dresses

We had a great time, Andrea! Happy, happy birthday!