Tuesday, July 29, 2008

More From Sedona

I finally had a chance to go through my images from our quick 2 night trip to Sedona, Arizona. We really did have a good time. The place we stayed was top notch, set outside of town in the middle of a canyon. And we got a killer deal. Here are some pics to enjoy If you look closely on the far left of the first picture you can see our casitas for the resort we stayed at. I took this pic on a hike. You literally could look as far as the eye could see. Just gorgeous.

The next picture was taken during our off roading Jeep tour. This rock is called Submarine rock. We happened to be on it right after a shower with lightening all around us. Yeah - it was kind of dangerous...but oh so beautiful. Check out the kids hair standing on end...you could feel the electricity in the air.

More from our Jeep tour. Brian had a blast driving on rocks and down utter cliffs. We did scream and cringe a bit but it was a blast. Sheryl Briggs pointed us in the right direction with this one. Here is the Jeep at Seven Sacred Pools and a big cliff we were glad we didn't drive off of. It was a giant sink hole in the middle of the desert woodlands.

Here are the kids having fun at Slide Rock, a natural rock slide river. It was very fun. Sam ended up jumping off this cliff with my permission and prayers.

If you guys ever need a place to for vacation this area is chocked full of things to do. I highly recommend it.

For those of you who haven't had enough pics of Sedona - feel free to visit my picasa album with all of the pics from our trip. Here is the link: CLICK HERE

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Sedona Skies

We are here in Sedona, Arizona and as we were eating dinner on the patio where we were entertained by the most amazing light show. I hope you enjoy the result. It was quite a site. This was done hand held.

More pictures later...

Please keep the Laurie family in prayer. They lost their son Christopher today in a car accident. He was not only a great husband and father of little Stella, but Christopher was a great asset to Harvest as art director. He will be missed terribly by so many for his creativity and kindness. His wife Brittany is expecting their second child. Thank you.


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Summer Fun

What a party it was! Here are some pictures of Sheryl's beach birthday party. It was a great time of fun and fellowship and music! It gave me an excuse to pick up my camera again after a little break and it felt good to look through that lens again. I played a lot with manual settings with these because of the bright sun and glare from the water. Thanks Sheryl for giving me the excuse to dig in once again. I hope you like the result. Here are some of my favorites.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Embedding Slideshows

I just found out that you can do this... And I thought huh...I should try it.
So here are some good pics and some throw aways from the hike we did in the spring and some of a concert the kids had for Jazz Band. Family shots mostly not "artsy" ones.

what do you think? If you have a gmail account you can upload pics by clicking on the photos tab and then you can select the slideshow option. It gives you a code to paste into your blog and that is it. Sweet and simple. I'm sure other sights provide this too but I'm a gmail user so...there you go.

:) If you guys know of others please comment and let and me know what they are!