Catching Up Again

October 7, 2009 at 6:00 PMJeremy

We finally got around to repainting and refurnishing the office/guestroom.  Sorry, Sean, the only green left is in the closet (which still isn't done) and the few places you strayed a little too far onto the ceiling.

While that was going on, I had to disconnect the computer I use to "develop" my photos, so I got a bit of a backlog.

Here are some from niece Charley's baptism:

Brandon and Charley.


With the grandparents.

Couldn't help but try to get some artsy shots.

I was driving home one day and saw three Apache helicopters circling around over Hewitt.  Not sure what they were looking for, but they stuck around long enough for me to get a few decent shots:

AH-64 Apache.

Some random Sunday pictures:

A farm silo on the road to church.


Mimi and the grandkids.

We took Jonathan to the Cultural Arts Fair a couple of weeks ago.  It was hot and humid, but he enjoyed looking at everything:

Happy kid.

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Busy Saturday

June 29, 2009 at 10:03 PMJeremy

Checking email for church stuff.

Jonathan got to try part of a whole apple.

Enjoying an apple.

This picture doesn't look like it, but I think he really liked it.  He was just showing me what he was eating.

Later in the day, we loaded up the car and headed down to Harker Heights to visit the Segarses.  

Jonathan. (what, I'm supposed to have a clever caption for all of these?)

At the table.

I think Jonathan made a new friend while he was eating:


After dinner, the boys played in the living room.

Tunnel rats.

They took a moment out to watch an atomic bomb test (the result of metering on the kids rather than the outside light).

At the window.

BJ, Michael, and Lemon roughhousing.

Hey, this kid is tasty!

Trucking around town.

I think everybody had a good time.

Wella and the boys.

Wella and Jon.

Wella and Mikey.

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Happy Birthday, Mom!

December 15, 2008 at 3:41 PMJeremy

Today Mom turns <REDACTED>.  It's hard to believe that she was born <REDACTED> years ago.  Happy <REDACTED>th Birthday, Mom!


Jeremy, Marci, and Jonathan

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Wishful Thinking

December 2, 2008 at 12:34 PMJeremy

Yep, it's that time of year again: all family members should take a moment and add a few items to their wishlists.

I'm working on a new version of the wishlist site, and hope to be ready with a beta release soon, but it's slow going and with Christmas rapidly approaching, I may not make it in time.  I do, however, already have a plan to migrate data from the old to the new, so any transition should be simple.  Speaking of the old version, yes, I'm aware of an issue where you can't enter numbers into the Price field if you're using Firefox.  No, I don't intend to fix it; just use Internet Explorer until the new version is completed.

You'll likely notice that, yes, Jonathan does have a list created.  I would like to ask everyone to please exercise some restraint so that he doesn't wind up with a bunch of stuff that he outgrows before he has a chance to enjoy.  If you must get him more than one thing, keep to down to one each of these three items:

  1. Something he needs (currently, that's pretty much just diapers, but maybe a stroller)
  2. Something he wants (1 (ONE) toy from his list or something else age appropriate or that he might grow into before his birthday)
  3. Something to wear (We're still doing pretty good on clothes, but we'll try to let y'all know as he moves up sizes)

If, after one (1) of each of those three things, you still want to spend money on him, then please contribute that toward his savings account or get him a CD (certificate of deposit, not compact disc) or something.  I hear that he's also a fan of HDTVs and laminate flooring, if you're so inclined.

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Busy Thanksgiving

December 1, 2008 at 9:11 AMJeremy

This has been my first long holiday (two days plus a weekend) in quite a while.  I started my day like most others, with an early morning jog.  By leaving 15-20 minutes later than I usually do, I figured I'd have a shot at some good sunrise pictures, so I stashed my camera.

As an aside, let me just state that I absolutely love my Nikon D40.  My only gripe is that it won't autofocus with many Nikon lenses, but other than that, it's a spectacular camera.  Some people prefer bigger, bulkier cameras, and even add on battery grips to make them more unwieldy.  I, on the other hand, popped the lens and body caps onto my kit lens and camera, stowed each in a different pocket of my jacket, and had perhaps the world's only pocket SLR, which is how I got these shots:

Hoop Dreams.

"My" tree.  (See here)

Retail marketing certainly has messed up people's concept of time.  I started noticing some insane souls running their Christmas lights the day after Halloween, and saw this guy still out in someone's yard on Thanksgiving:


Anyway, once everybody at our house was awaken, dressed, and fed, we shot on down to Harker Heights for Thanksgiving lunch with the Segars clan. 

Jonathan and Pops.

Nephew Michael (I think I've seen his dad a time or two with that same look on his face...)


A boy and his wagon.

Hey, put down that camera and help me pull this thing!

Pooch on the porch.

Before departing, we took a family photo.  I had to do a lot of post-processing work, since I goofed and had my camera way too far away from my subjects.  I should've zoomed wider and pulled it closer to catch more reflected light from the flash.  Oh well, live and learn.  I'm still new to this whole game.

Test shot setting up the camera.

No idea what's going on here...

The Segars/Dieterich families.

Jonathan wasn't facing the camera because he'd just konked out.  Momma must've had too much turkey...

Here are some full-size versions for anyone who wants to print them:

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After a smooth ride back home, we relaxed at home for a bit before heading on to Nana's house for Thanksgiving dinner.  Before we left, I was wandering around outside and spotted my bunny with a friend:

We had a great dinner, and we got Jonathan home and in bed not long after his normal bedtime.  All in all, it was a day to be thankful for.