I went for a walk today and found some neat things. Unfortunately, because of what the area was like I was having a difficult time keeping my exposure right (They have cliffs here!) I will need to play with those photos a bit more.

I love how the drop caught the light and got such a blue shine. I’m also not sure what photo of the fire hydrant I prefer, what do you think?

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


Ever since I started animating I have wanted to try doing an animation, by hand drawing every frame. I stayed away because of the amount of paper and work it would take to redraw every time.  At school there is a wacom tablet I can use, so I decided to try using it to animate.

Yah, it is a stylized animation of the hero in a folktale I read. Don’t ask to spell his name.

Ultimate Frisbee

Most Sundays we are able to play ultimate Frisbee with friends from church. This last week was a much smaller group than normal. We had fun. Mom did too but she took pictures of us instead of playing.

Easter Surprise! (Plus One)

Alaska had her baby on Easter. It is a girl and we are planning on naming her Rey. She is only ten pounds!

Alaska’s daughter, Princess Leah had her baby yesterday, Audrey found that one. We think it is a girl. We know it does not have a name yet. She is just under 11 pounds.


This slideshow requires JavaScript.

We sheared alpacas the other day! It was the fastest year we have had yet, we got done an hour sooner than last year.
Not only did we shear alpacas, some people brought over their angora goats. Goats are less of a group effort, so we got to watch and learn. Sheep and goats can be sheared the same way, but goats are more trouble so it is recommended to have some other equipment. It is not so much a big deal when you are only doing two. I still prefer alpacas.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Megan also got to help, she is getting big enough to do more each year.

I take alpacas in and out. I had fun helping sweep and tie the bags. I kissed the baby alpacas on their nose and hugged them. I helped tie Finn up. I got to play with the neighbor’s granddaughter. It was loud and fun, but it got a little bit boring sometimes.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.