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Where do I begin? I guess At the beginning! I live in beautiful Tasmania, Australia with my wonderful hubby, Matthew and our four angels (part time devils) Isaac, Reuben, Isabella, and Charlotte. Currently I'm a stay-at-home mum and I absolutely love that. Nothing else compares. I'm also studying the Master of Teaching part-time and I'm serving as the relief society president of our ward. I love being outside, especially in summer. I love big windows & lots of light. I love swimming, running and mowing the lawn! my favourite vegetable is carrots (or potatoes if mum's baked them) and I love fresh fruit salad. My most favourite thing to do is spend time with my precious family.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

family fun & fotos

We've had a busy weekend with family events. It was lovely to be able to attend Kaea's baptism on Saturday. She looked so beautiful and happy in her special dress. There were lots of family and friends there to share Kaea's special day with her. Reuben did a fabulous job giving a talk and Bella sang with Kaea and Jacoba - of course they sounded totally angelic.

It was a happy day.

After Kaea's baptism there were nibbles and photos and fun in the church hall. It was a good opportunity to snap a few photos of cute little Meg and to get of some family we see often but don't necessarily take many photos of. It's so easy to take for granted the family that lives close to us. So I've included a nice family shot of Amy and her boys and one of Paul (would have been nice to get one with Rach in it but she was busy entertaining her guests and every photo I took of her was unflattering). I wish I had a decent lense for my camera - still saving for that - Anyway I still like these photos, crappy lense and all.

On Saturday afternoon we head to the Huon to mum & dad's place to spend some time with Bridey and Mia who were visiting from Melbourn for just a few days.
It's fun being together with family.

I stole Mia for a few minutes to snap a couple of quick photos so I could practice using photoshop. She's a cutie. I didn't get to photoshop these though just did a little bit in picasa.

Last time I was in Melbourne I took a handful of photos of my beautiful sister Bridey and her hunky hubby Anthony. I was only in Melbourne for a couple of days and I wish we could have had more time to take more photos instead of just grabbing two minutes before we dished up dinner!!! Once again it was fun mucking around with these, giving free botox and all that!!

I'm starting an adult ed photography class in a couple of weeks. Hopefully I will learn how to use my camera better and gain a bit more confidence with it. We'll see. I certainly hope it's worth it. We have to have FHE on Sunday afternoons/evenings for 6 weeks while the course is on because the only one not on a Sunday, was Monday evenings! It's only 6 weeks though so I'm sure we can manage.


Debbie said...

Your pics look pretty good to me, but I'm sure the adult ed class will be great. Maybe you won't even need the new lense

Bride said...

I want your camera! I love the ones of Mia!

I am Elle said...

Great photos Blanche! Your getting good! Photoshop is heaps of fun eh? I'm sure you'll love your camera course and you'll love it, I know a few people who've been to them and they say the're great! Good luck and have fun. Can't wait for all the famous photo's on the blog :)

kimmers said...

I love your photos. They look awesome!

Nettie's Blog said...

When Kelvin bought his new camera ...we got free classses to go with it ...they are on saturdays bur we just dont seem to be able to get the saturday right..so we still havent had them yet...i think i will do the adult photography class at Adult Ed ...love your pics though always full of precious moments

The Carmichaels said...

The pics of Mia and Bridey are beautiful! My friend did the beginners Adult Ed course and is now doing the next one and loving it..I would love to do a course after winter/netball is done with! What lense do you have?

Blanche said...

Ange, I have a canon 450D and my lenses are the ones it came with;
EF-S 18-55mm & 55-250mm I'd really like a wide-angle.

The Kings said...

I think your photos are great!!!

Aimee said...

it was lovely to see everyone...your photos are great!
tell me how the adult ed course goes- i would love to do that one day. did photography in collage but it wasn't pretertiary so i didn't put my whole heart into it, i have just always loved photos (and have WAY too many of them!!)
love your gorgeous photos of family members.

Hannah Challis said...

Yeah, we still haven't got a decent lens either!!!!! I got one for Mothers Day actually - it just hasn't appeared yet!! lol -I'll probably be waiting until Christmas I reckon! Have fun at the class!

The Parsons Family said...

17 - 40mm Canon wide angle...start saving...its hellishly expensive. but i adore it! photos great Blanche. Cant believe how Rachel's girlie looks like Reuben!!