Monday, October 27, 2008

A Win for the Aggies. Whoop!

Texas A&M 49
Iowa State 35

*This photo is a teaser. It's one of a series of 7 I'm doing for my photography class for an assignment entitled "The Seven Deadly Sins". This one represents Pride. More to come!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cowboy Alex.

Jason made this video and posted it on our family blog yesterday. Just in case you are not in the habit of looking at the Reynolds Family Blog, I wanted to make sure you didn't miss his creative genuis. Even if you aren't a Texan, you gotta admit that there's something special about Waylon and Willie singing about babies and cowboys.


There's a tree outside my third floor window with a single yellow leaf on it. Poor leaf looks like it's hanging on for dear life.

Monday, October 20, 2008

In the Kitchen.

Y'all know I love time in the kitchen, so I was excited about this photography assignment.  The goal was to use design fundamentals such as line, shape, texture, etc. in the kitchen.  Using that recipe, here's the finished product. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Today we are rooting for the Aggies...

Win one for us, will ya, Ags? And if you can't win against Tech, at least give 'em a little run for their money. Otherwise, our Lubbock cousins will gloat and gloat and gloat...and gloat.

Monday, October 13, 2008

One Year Ago Today
I married my very best friend...and every day I love him more.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Love. This. Book.
Alex isn't old enough to have a favorite book yet, but this is my favorite. Know why? It's a wonderful story about a little Pea who hates candy and loves spinach. Genius, I tell you. Pure genius.

Alex doesn't stand a chance...he will learn the concept of candy=bad and spinach=good at our house. His Little Pea book will be one of the cutest teaching tools in my arsenal!

* Amy Krouse Rosenthal authored Little Pea and she has tons of other adorable kid books. Check them out here.
My new favorite.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Shooting Steel.

Here's Assignment #4.  The exact assignment was to shoot three things made of steel or some sort of metal.  We were to use our imagination on this and use these criteria for the three items: Imagine one was made by a Japanese gentleman, one by a German gentleman, and one by an Italian.  The Japanese man's design was to be practical. The German's design was to be very exact.  The Italian design was to be beautifully stupid.  Hopefully you can guess which photo goes with which designer...

Monday, October 06, 2008

Assignment #3

This photography class assignment was shot in a cemetery in Ankeny.  The assignment was to shoot the various statues scattered throughout.  I was surprised at how much I liked these shots!

I think this one was my favorite - a statue of Jesus washing the feet of Peter.  It's almost difficult to tell this is a statue.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

$700 billion?

With all the news-worthy events this week, Jason has been schooling Alex in current events. He's helping him to make sense of the $700 billion bailout. This could take a while... Just look at Alex's face! He's shocked and wondering how this could possibly be a good use of taxpayer money. Me too, Alex. Me too.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

I forgot.

Typically my Wednesday mornings begin at around 5:45, when I get up, shower, and eat a quick breakfast so I can feed Alex at 6:30. It's my routine because I have Photography class on Monday and Wednesday mornings...

Well, it's 3:00 p.m. and I was just thinking about how well-rested I feel today. You know why? Because I FORGOT to go to school this morning. Guess I am still getting used to this being a student thing. Thankfully I'm a grown up now and I don't have to come up with lame excuses for missing school anymore. I can just shrug my shoulders and say "I forgot"!