The last few days have been very exciting for us. The stuff we won in the Panasonic contest arrived and we have spent lots of time playing with it all. It definitely seemed like Christmas as we spent the day trying to put things together, played with our new toys and stepped over piles of boxes and styrofoam. The kids are really enjoying the HD video camera and still camera. We were given 9 memory cards - several with 4 gigs of memory - and we have used them all! With our new TV we can stick the SD card right in and watch our HD home movies. One of the things we got is even our own green screen, so the kids are excited to do a weather map and special effects. I am excited to have my own laptop!
Greg Harper (see http://www.harpervision.com/) is coming next Wednesday to train us in how to get the most from all these products. He was originally coming this Friday, but his plans changed. I'm glad to have more time to clean house before he comes and more time to use the products so we know what questions to ask.
Terry and I are really trying to make the most of this opportunity with the kids. We have even been asking ourselves - what does it mean spiritually to be "high definition?" When you think of high definition, you think of a picture that is really clear and really "real." You must be receiving a high definition signal which requires lots of band width. I often feel like I am receiving signals from the Lord with a measly antenna and broadcasting his love to others in fuzzy black and white.
It is getting late, so that's a spiritual as I'll get for the night. Here are some pictures of our adventure.
The boys are excited about the Blu Ray DVDs we got. We watched Pirates of the Carribean in high definition surround sound last night. It's not my favorite movie by any means, but it had lots of action and noise!
Today we decorated the driveway and our neighbor, Bob, took Terry up in his small plane to take video. Noah went along for his first plane ride. Since Terry didn't have his reading glasses, he couldn't focus. All the circling trying to take video while focusing made him sick. He has gone to bed early.