Weekend Update

This weekend’s Interactive Festival went off smashingly.  We had a great turnout (I believe there were just under 100 people there) and had relatively no major glitches.

We got a ton of positive feedback and people seemed to really enjoy themselves and learn a lot.

As for my panel – it went great!  I didn’t stumble or stutter over my words, I kept the conversation flowing (thanks to a fabulous panel of speakers and a very participatory audience) and I didn’t once have to imagine someone in their underwear.  Whew.  I had a blast doing it and can’t wait for next year’s event!

As for the rest of the weekend – honestly, Interactive took up most of my weekend.  The kids had a great time playing with their grandparents, since Lee was out of town visiting friends.  On Sunday afternoon, I decided to take the kids to Twin Oaks Park for our annual picture taking session.  I sat in on a photography panel on Saturday and was excited to try out the new tricks I learned. 

I think out of 82 pictures I managed to come out with about 9 really good shots.  Sooooo…I clearly need a little more practice.  It didn’t help that Landon was 100% not into having his picture made, and Tia wasn’t overly thrilled either. 

Here are a few that I got:

I don't think I got a single good shot of the three of them *sigh*

I don't think I got a single good shot of the three of them *sigh*


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I asked Tia to give me her best pose and this is what she came up with.

I asked Tia to give me her best pose and this is what she came up with.

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I’ll be back tomorrow with actual content for you to read.  In the meantime, have a blessed Monday!


  1. You got some good ones, yesterday was such a beautiful day. Wasn’t it nice to see the sun again, the sky is so blue behind them in those pictures.

  2. Adorable pictures! They are all to cute!!

  3. Love the ones with the blue sky behind them!!! and love the last one of Landon. You need to give yourself more credit. you did great!! Glad Saturday went well too!

  4. I think the pictures are adorable, even the one with Tia not so happy. I would love to see several of the other ones. Maybe you could put them on e-mail for us. We love seeing pictures and videos. Did you read my e-mail to you about Grandparent’s day?

  5. Love these!
    Glad you survived the weekend!

  6. The pictures are wonderful! What cute children you have! I’m glad all went great with your panel! I love such festivals


  1. […] It has become tradition each year in the fall for the kids and I to go to Twin Oaks Park for amateur photos (I am so amateur, too – I really wish I knew how to take better pictures).  Afterwards they play on the playground and we go out to dinner.  You can see last year’s pictures here. […]