Monday, December 31, 2007

More Wedding Pics


I've decided that a dSLR is the perfect wedding date. People think that it looks "professional" (Ha! If only they knew!) so they'll let you sneak in front of them to get good shots, and don't bother you when you're taking pictures. (A great excuse not to talk to people that you don't want to...I mean...not that I would ever do that...) Also, since the shutter delay is practically non-existent, you can get great candid shots. Some of my favorite pictures are of people who are not looking at the camera and don't yet realize they're being photographed. Like the one above of Heather, and this one of Sean and Heather watching their video slide show:

Watching the Video

Also, a dSLR doesn't whine about the food or the lines or the long drive. ;)

Here's a pic of the happy couple on their way out the door:

On their way out

And most importantly, Sean had the coolest groom's cake ever:

Best Groom's Cake Ever


Saturday, December 29, 2007

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

The Mantle

I hope you and yours have a safe and happy holiday!

Lights on the Tree

I must share a Christmas Eve story. I went to Walmart today to pick up some last minute things as a favor to my mom. I had 24 items, four too many to go in the express lane, so I headed to the regular lanes and started waiting. It took 35 minutes to get through the line. But I didn't much care, because I was so sad for the people in front of me. They were trying to get some groceries with their WIC voucher. Well, the store was out of the "correct" size cereal boxes, so they had two boxes of cereal in a smaller size. But since it wasn't "correct", they couldn't get it. The manager had to go exchange it for a different cereal in the "correct" size. Now certainly they were grateful for what they got, but sheesh, don't you think they could get what they want in a smaller size and it wouldn't be a problem? They also couldn't get the milk they wanted because it was the wrong size. Same thing with sliced cheese. You might think "Oh, why didn't they get the proper size?" As a fellow shopper, I can vouch for the fact that the store was barren. Empty shelves all over the place. Undoubtedly, they just didn't have the "correct" sizes in the items they were trying to get. I offered to buy the milk and cheese for them, but they politely declined. Maybe that wasn't the right thing for me to do, but I felt so bad that they couldn't get their food. If you're the praying type, please say a prayer for that family and their kiddos, that they may have a blessed and bountiful Christmas!

"I heard the bells"

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep
"God is not dead, nor doth he sleep,
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men!"

Red & Gold Ornament

Peace to all, and Merry Christmas!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

It's a...

...beautiful day!


Look how blue the sky is:

Pink flower, blue sky!

Seriously. I didn't do any color correction. It really is that gorgeous today.

Pink flower

The flowers are even glowing:

Pink flower

Pink flower

I think the weather is celebrating the fact that finals are over. ;)

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Tree Lighting!

Today was the annual lighting of the LSU Christmas Tree:


Petits Fours

Army of Chocolate Santas:

And the Snowmen to back them up:

Bet you've never seen Purple & Gold Christmas decorations:
Purple & Gold Christmas Decorations!

Nutcracker Preview:
Nutcracker Preview
(Sorry she's blurry!)

Lens Envy:
Lens envy, with emphasis

Memorial Tower:
LSU Memorial Tower

Chancellor O'Keefe
, about to push the button:
Chancellor O'Keefe, Captioned

Lit up!

LSU Christmas Tree

Lights on the LSU Christmas Tree

Now back to work!

(I figured that since I finally gave in and got Flickr Pro, I'd give them a try for hosting blog photos, especially since Picasa/Blogger's been a bit wonky lately. Any thoughts?)

(ETA: I had to widen the field of the posts to fit the pictures at this size, but I don't know how to widen the background image - I'm CSS-impaired, despite my attempts to learn - so please bear with me until Christmas break when I can learn CSS and fix it! Gracias!)