Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Susan's Going-Away Party

Susan started her journey back to the United States on March 12 (and made it safely the next day!). We had a get together at Fabianos for her, and so many people showed up, I'm pretty sure she was on her feet talking to people longer than she sat down to eat! It was great seeing so many folks show to send her off. Hopefully this new chapter in our lives will be good to our family.

Wishing Susan all the luck in the world - we miss you and love you!

Monday, March 11, 2013

sunday lunch

Sunday we were invited to a chili & cornbread lunch (with banana splits for dessert!) over at Craig & Lucy's house. They live up the hills a bit, and they have amazing views! I snapped a lot of photos over the afternoon, and we all had a good time talking, eating, and playing games.

I finally managed to figure out editing on Photoshop with a handful of free Actions I found. Sorry the editing isn't consistent, I'm still trying to figure out which Actions I like best. I do like how some of the photos have almost a film effect instead of digital.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

happy birthday, me

Yesterday was my birthday - geez another one already! It really is amazing how quickly time goes the older I get, which is weird, since I don't really feel like I'm getting older, just the number changes. Susan orchestrated a semi-surprise get together at our friend Kathleen's house, though only a few of our friends could make it. Thanks to Kathleen, Bill, Tom, Karen, Randy, and of course my family, for the fun party, and everyone who wished me a happy birthday and making this birthday a pretty darn good one!

Right then - ready for the day! (I ended up having to change my tee to a white one because a certain black cat spilled water on me!)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

catching up: from my window & kitties in my room

I can just see the mountains from my little third-floor window on clear days. In the past month I've taken many photos from that spot (and had a little fun editing them). My room has also become the cats' hang-out spot. I'm glad I got some good photos of little Bandido, because she had been sick for awhile, and unfortunately we had to put her down. She was such a sweet little furball, and will be so missed.

Friday, February 1, 2013

catching up: susan's birthday

We all went out to eat for Susan's birthday (the day after) at El Azteca, with Bill, Tom, Eric, Katie, Marsha, and Frank brought his girlfriend, Manuela. El Azteca has good Mexican food, margaritas, and they have the best corn chips (just like Fritos!).

Thursday, January 31, 2013

january 365

I decided to give another go at a 365 project. I've strictly been using instagram to post them so far, which has actually made it easier to snap pictures daily. Hopefully I can keep it up - one month down, only 11 more to go!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

jennifer & cristian's art show!

On Friday the 12th, we went to support our good friends Jennifer and Cristian at the Alliance Francaise for their art gallery show. So many beautiful pieces of art are displayed there until the end of this month, and I'm so, so happy for them (go check it out!!). A friend of Jennifer's even did some cool fire poi, which turned out some nifty looking photos!

a night out

One night a couple weeks back, I went out with Kaitlyn to Nectar, a teeny restaurant downtown where they hold Jazz Society get-togethers. It was a pretty neat place, and it was fun getting to hear Vivian sing!

Monday, January 21, 2013

new year's eve

I'd really been putting off editing photos, but I managed to weed through and edit a lot, today! Here's what I snapped on New Year's Eve: burning effigies, sparkler fun, and tons of fireworks.