mardi, 28 août 2007

Hanging out with Katie

Right now I am sitting here with Katie working on a lot of Adobe projects. Well, she is helping out by playing with her creative little mind and keeping herself busy while I work on the computer here. I work on all of our projects while Katie plays and when I need a break or just need to spend some time with Katie then I lay on the floor with her learning about colors, animals and their sounds, and playing instruments, like her little drum and tambourine. One of my favorite parts about playing with Katie, and most other kids at that, is acting as a Jungle-Gym where I get jumped on, climbed on, and beat with various toys and books. The other day Katie even bent over to give me a kiss which turned out to be more of a slobbery bite on the nose, but it was hilarious and cute.

vendredi, 10 août 2007

Summer Vacation

I finally have a decent 6 week break from school now. Anyone who has taken summer courses probably knows how packed it can be, especially if you go full time like I just did with 3 classes (15 credits) in 6 weeks instead of the regular 12! This fall I'll get started more towards my degree in Computer Science when I take CS 210 and learn all about C++. I'm not sure why, but I think they teach C++ at first because so many applications are based on it still. I will probably get into C# when I transfer to UW or wherever. Once I get into understanding these and other languages more, I wold love to converse with those of you who are already out in the field working. I would love to know how you use programming in your workplace and even if you do any little hobby projects.
Now it's time to catch up on projects around the house. We still have a DVD to make from our family vacation down to Lincoln City, Oregon a month ago. It's a lot of fun and a big hobby of mine working with lots of the Adobe applications. Stephanie has gotten into it too with me as we edit videos in Premiere Pro, design DVD menus in Encore and Photoshop, animate graphics and layers in After Effects, and even post the smaller videos online through GoLive.

samedi, 21 juillet 2007

Fishing, crop circles, and good-byes

We went to see the nearby crop circles yesterday and I PhotoShopped some pictures of that for fun. today my dad, harold, Devin, and Darik went fishing and then afterward cleaned the fish. They were out all day and had a lot of fun. We took some pictures of us with Harold and Sheila and then had to drive back to Western Washington. So, here are some pictures of our last day there.

vendredi, 20 juillet 2007

Inner Tubing on Lake Roosevelt

While spending a weekend (July 19-21) at my Aunt and Uncle's, my dad, brothers, and I went inner tubing on Lake Roosevelt. Here are some pictures of us goofy guys.

First of all, here are pictures of my dad in the tube. Included are him enjoying himself, tipping over, and going into the water.

Then, here are some pictures of me and my youngest brother Devin getting into the inner tube, inner tubing, and in the water...

Here I am in the boat while my brothers Darik and Devin are inner tubing.

And finally, here are all three of us brother inner tubing and then the final picture is of us posing after a day of fun on the Lake!

jeudi, 19 juillet 2007

Our first day in Wilbur, Wa

On the first day at Uncle Harold and Aunt Sheila's place in Wilbur, WA we went to the Lenoir Caves, a park, and the Grand Coulee Dam Laser Show. Here are some pictures of that. After all of our fun we went back to the house and relaxed while watching TV.

vendredi, 13 juillet 2007

Very Busy

I have been extremely busy with my school work. Right now I am taking three online courses and since it is summer term I have to fit into 6 weeks what I would normally be given 12 weeks to do. So, that is why I have not spent nearly as much time on my blog as Steph has on her and Katie's. However, I will get more involved once I have more time. If you speak or read French I go to a French discussion every week to keep my language up from my mission and I started a French blog with my group that can be linked to through our home page. Since it is more educational than fun I spend more time on that. Plus, Steph does a great job of keeping her and Katie's blogs up to date so I will let her keep doing a lot of the work while I am crazy busy with school work.

I have been having fun this summer as well, getting to spend time with Steph and Katie, and last week we took a vacation to Lincoln City, OR. I am working like crazy to get my school work done so that I can enjoy next weekend, when I am going camping with my dad and brothers. It is going to be a lot of fun and I am really excited for it, although I will miss Steph and Katie tons. It will luckily only be three days!

I have been enjoying the heat as it lets me eat a lot more ice cream, as well as trips to the beach! And, that is an update of my very busy life right now.