Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Shopping with a Digital Camera

One thing I really enjoy about the little camera we got in our Panasonic winnings is that I now have a great camera (10.1 mp) I can carry in my purse. Yes, I know that most phones take pictures now, but I haven't been very impressed with the photos. Plus, I admit that I never figured out how to get them out of the phone since we didn't pay for internet access on it.

Here are some photos that I recently discovered on the internal memory of my little camera (guess I didn't have a memory card in it that day). They aren't pictures of a major event in my life - just memories of shopping and goofing off with my daughter.

From Shopping with Rebecca - Oct. 2009

We found some cool masks at TJ Maxx. Rebecca needs one for a masquerade ball this year, so we took a picture to see if we could reproduce a similar design at home.

From Shopping with Rebecca - Oct. 2009

Next, we were really excited to find the Pink Panther diamond. I can't really imagine someone buying this, but we had recently seen the movie, so we really thought it was funny.

From Shopping with Rebecca - Oct. 2009

And finally, Rebecca sums up her thoughts:

From Shopping with Rebecca - Oct. 2009

Besides goofing off, it's really handy to use your camera to take pictures of furniture or artwork that you see and like (and can possibly duplicate cheaply at home). Rebecca has used the camera to take pictures of herself in a formal gown and then shown the photo to her Dad to make sure it passes his "modesty meter." And I never have to remember prices anymore - I just snap a photo! So far I've never used it to take random photos of people at Walmart like I've been seeing all over the internet, but I guess I'm missing an opportunity.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Wouldn't Want to Waterski Right Now

You know it's been cold when Boone Lake starts to freeze over! Terry once skied on New Year's Day, but this January he would have had to break the ice to launch the boat!

Here's our neighborhood dock last week:

From frozen lake

Here's a picture of the boys trying to break the ice with rocks:

From frozen lake

And here's a close-up of all the rocks sitting on the surface:

From frozen lake

Thanks to Rebecca for taking all these photos so that I could stay by the fire in our warm house!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Girl's Night Out

From Little House on the Prairie

During our visit to Fayetteville, we had a great girl's night out! I went with my Mom, my sisters and all of our daughters (except Ann's daughter, Lisa, who was out of town) to see "Little House on the Prairie - The Musical." If there is any need to explain why the men in our family didn't join us (and there probably isn't), consider that the Razorbacks were playing No. 2 Texas at Bud Walton Arena less than two miles away.

This show starred Melissa Gilbert (originally "Laura") all grown up as "Ma." We don't get all that many celebrities in Fayetteville, so that was kind of exciting. Her son was in the show as well. Too bad her husband Bruce Boxleitner wasn't in it, too! I would have paid double for that.

We have three generations of emotional connections to Little House. All of us girls read the series as kids (OK, Carol and I cheated and stopped at "Farmer Boy"). Carol and I have big memories of watching this show every Monday night with Mom and Dad. My Mom read this series to her 2nd graders every school year for years! Now Carol shares the experience with the next generation by watching the series on DVD with Hannah.

Anyway, it was a fun evening even though I didn't really think the play was THAT good. Actually, I liked the script but not the music. The singing was fine, I just wasn't crazy about the songwriting.

We couldn't take pictures of the show, so all these pictures were taken at the Mexican Restaurant we ate at before the show.

From Little House on the Prairie