Monday, February 02, 2009

Weekend, Part 1

Whew!! We had a very busy, but great weekend! Busy is good, right? We started it with Nolan buying me my belated Christmas gift - a Canon 50D. I asked Nolan to hold off buying it for me at Christmas because I didn't think I was ready for it. I'm not sure I am now, but I couldn't wait to give it a try! I was all excited to get to use it at Leila's indoor soccer game on Saturday, but I'm not sure I'm going to be able to get any pictures during the indoor season. At indoor soccer, I have two unappealing options: Shoot through a net cage or through very scratched-up glass. Don't they know that soccer moms like to take photos of their kids??? :(

Saturday night, we hosted three overnight house guests from Liberty University. We had never met them before, but our church asked us if we would host them since they were coming up from Virginia to perform at our church. They were just amazing young men (I feel so OLD saying that!!), the girls loved them and they are SO talented! They performed some of my favorite contemporary Christian songs and they were awesome!! Who knows, someday they might be famous and we can say "we knew them when." One thing I do know, though, is that God will be using each of them in a BIG way!

Getting to know our house guests with a little Wii action

Meet the guys - Dave, Jamie & Kevin and their #1 fan
Leila was too shy to get her picture taken with them in front of the church. Mia was so sad to see her new buddies go.

After church, we headed to our local FCC group's Chinese New Year Party. I will be posting some pics in my next post. We had a great time, although we nearly had a 7-year old meltdown when we arrived because the girls stayed up late Saturday night. Fortunately, Leila rallied and ended up having a great time at the crafts tables.

Finally, we ended the weekend at the Super Bowl party at our church. We were all so exhausted, we left at the beginning of the second quarter. We are SUCH party animals!! LOL

Not a very good photo, but funny that the church had a backdrop to make it look like you were at the game.
And a special thanks to Leslie for widening my blogger template. My pictures are looking a little grainy when I post them for some reason, but that's for me to figure out. THANKS, LESLIE!! You rock!


Colleen said...

These pictures are just beautiful!!!! You have such a beautiful family...Wii is a great ice breaker : ) we love our Wii it's so much fun!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Hey Michelle,

Looks like you all had a wonderful weekend...and how cute are the girls!!

OMG...a 50D!!! I shoot with the 40D, but I know what the 50 is capable of...that is what Debbie lucky girl!!

BTW, I got the email with the info....I need to get over there and read through...I am still catching up, but I did catch a glimpse....she is beautiful....I am so excited for you!!


a Tonggu Momma said...

Do here is the million dollar question - does your rear hurt after playing the Wii? Because mine totally does.

And I loved the photos. (Plus, one of my good friends attended Liberty, which is rare up here.)

Pixel Fairy Princess said...

Congratulation on the 50D - IT ROCKS!!! That is my baby - so let me know if you need help :D

Looks like a great weekend and I love the Wii pictures - that is one of our favorite family things to do :D

Ladybug hugs,

mommy24treasures said...

sounds like a fun weekend:)
Ahh we have meltdowns here now and then as well. Sometimes its me!;)

Jboo said...

Sounds like a fun and very busy weekend!! What a great gift from your hub! Your photos are wonderful!


day by day said...

Hi Michelle!

You sure did have a busy week-end! I can tell from the pics that Mia bonded well with your house cute!!!

Marla said...

Sweet, a 50D! Love the pics, your houseguests look like fun!

Heather said...

We are Wii fanatics at this point, sad, I know! WHat a sweet woman to host these special young men - they probably were in their glory with your hospitality and those gorgeous little girls admiring them:)

Sounds like a great weekend.

Umm, a D50, woohoo for you!! I shoot with a slightly dilapidated Sony...a girl can dream for that D50, can't she? I cannot imagine you taking better pictures, but now, I am fascinated and cannot wait to see. I am going to PFP seminar here in April - I CANNOT WAIT!

WHich brings me to a couple of questions...I will email you those:)

Have a great week, friend.

Heather Marie said...

What a cool photo of the Bucs stadium!! HAHA...I thought the picture was real until I read the caption! :) I live in Tampa....not too far from that stadium. It was really neat being so close to the game this year!

Anonymous said...

Gotta Love Leslie :)

The pictures look great - and the one of Mia and her boys is adorable!!!

sara said...

I think your pics look great! How fun that you got to host some "young men" - the girls look like they did great with them!!

Mom To Six said...


Great pictures! I think the "game" background is awesome. Too cute!



Sharon said...

Gorgeous shots of fantastic family times and beautiful people!!

Is that WEII as much fun as you make it seems!?!?!?

Rebecca of "China, Baby!" said...

You lucky girl! A 50D???? (Trying very hard not to be jealous).

Your weekend sounded like a lot of fun - glad it went well with the houseguests! - and how funny is that Superbowl picture!!!!!!


Norah said...

What a weekend! And what great pictures too! Congrats on that present too : )

Joe and Jane said...

You guys really keep busy! I don't even know what a 50D is, but I'm glad you got it! Great photos as usual!