Happy Easter 2010

100404-IMG_5104.jpgHappy Easter, everyone.  We had a very nice Easter today.  We ate a very nice brunch at the Founder’s Inn with my mom (who is visiting for about ten days), Karen, Calla and Quinn.  Oh yeah, my mom is here for a while to take care of Sarah is on Spring Break.  Of course she isn’t quite ready for trips to Daytona or anything like that, so instead she gets to spend her days reading to Grandma, dressing like princesses, and just being cute.  So, back to Easter.  We ate brunch, and then we met the Easter Bunny and the kids got to participate in an Easter egg hunt.  I think Quinn found the most eggs.  Of course there are plenty of pictures to document the entire day.  After we got home from all that (and after a quick power nap), we went outside to play some T-Ball with our neighbors.  It was such a beautiful day today!  70′s all day and not a cloud in the sky!  After T-Ball, Sarah came back in to watch the Princess and the Frog.

As you can see, it was quite the busy day for all of us.  But it was well worth it.  Don’t forget to look at all the pictures!

We got snow!

And lot’s of it. At least for this part of the country. Just face it, us Virginians are *NOT* used to this kind of snow. At our house, we got about 8-10 inches of the white stuff. Yuck! We were going to the symphony tonight, but it was canceled. And to make matters worse, we also got a little bit of rain/slush mix later in the afternoon, and it is going to get below freezing tonight. And you know what that means… the roads will be frozen solid tomorrow morning. If you are one of those people that like snow, well you can have it. Come take it all off my yard and driveway… PLEASE!

Well, here is a short video of Sarah (and Mommy) playing in the snow. And there are a couple pictures too. Enjoy!

Here’s the video:


Time Lapse movie of a Sunset over Norfolk, Virginia

Taken on December 27th, 2009, using a Canon 5D Mk II with a 50mm/1.4 lens. I took one image every 15 seconds. Most of the images had a shutter speed of 1.0 seconds, but as it got darker, I increased the shutter speed up to around 5.0 seconds. And, yes, there is a dirt spot on the sensor that you can see in the water near the right side of the frame. Both videos are the same here, except the lower one has been slowed down by 50%.

Videos are here:


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Christmas Day

Two posts in one day?!?!  Sure, why not.  Here’s some video of Sarah after coming downstairs and seeing the pile of toys that Santa left for her.  This video is not as long as the last one, but very cute (in my opinion).

Christmas Concert

Last week Sarah sang in her school’s holiday concert.  I got some video of it so here you go.  Enjoy!  (It’s a little long–about ten minutes–so you might want to wait a minute or two before playing it so your computer can download enough to let it play without stopping)

Morning After Photos

Tree DownWe have a tree down!  The water came up a little bit farther this morning, but still nowhere close to our house.  The lake in our neighbor’s yard is the biggest yet.  Click on the image to jump to the gallery.  Only two photos so far, but I might add more if I see anything interesting.

By the way, these were taken in the north Deep Creek area, near Military Highway and GW Highway.

One more video from the Nor’easter

The rain let up so I was a little more brave and took my camera out for a better angle.

Hampton Roads Nor’Easter, Nov 2009

The worst of it is in our neighbor’s back yard.  It doesn’t look like it will come anywhere near either our houses though.  There are a lot of flooded streets in our part of town, and I had to take a lot of side streets to get to work.  We have now been given permission to work from home today and tomorrow, so I have been home since around noon.

Sarah in her Pocahontas Costume…

… plus a bonus picture of Rachael

Rachael, Sarah & SuzanneWe took a trip to DC a couple of weeks ago to meet Rachael McQue, Teresa’s and Dave’s new daughter.  Of course she was beautiful.  While we were up there, we went to a local park, and Sarah wanted to wear her Pocahontas costume.  She did get some interesting looks while people wondered if she was really Native American or something.  Anyway, the pictures came out pretty good, so I thought I would share them here.

Today we are in day one of a nor’easter that is expected to last three or four days.  Yikes!  And since it is Veteran’s day, I have the day off and so does Sarah (but Suzanne does not).  Therefore, we have been playing hide and seek, duck duck goose, coloring, writing words, watching movies, and just snuggling.  Not a bad way to spend a day off, huh?

Click on the picture to jump to the gallery (five images).

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