Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My Little Sister

She is 4 1/2 years younger than I am and I like her, a lot. I imagine living closer to her so we can hang out. I see her dropping by for a little bit after work once in a while. I see babysitting her kid/kids one day.

We currently live 6 hours, by car, away from each other. It isn't an easy drive.

This last Saturday, she came to visit me. I was whining last week that she had gotten all the talent because my cake balls looked like "Snot Balls" (direct qoute from her) and hers were beautiful.

Here are my snot balls:

cake balls

Sad, I know. Apparently, you don't ever add wet food coloring to chocolate. It makes it clumpy.

Here are Steph's cake balls:

Stephs cake balls
I swiped this photo from her blog Chocolate and Whine. Shhhh.

She is better at photography too. (Not for long though.)

That's why she came. To help me learn my wonderful, scary, massive camera. A Nikon D80. Now, I know that I have 5 kids and I work and I go to school. But, I my goal is to spend 2 to 3 hours a week learning and practicing my camera. One day I may be good. I mean, really good.

Anyway, Stephanie had some really good tips and some great sites to show me.

1. Quit using my flash. (I forgot to ask what I do when it is dark and I want to take pictures of people. Hmm)
2. Something about Aperture and Shutter speed. (Aperture is how much light you let in. Shutter speed is how long you let that light in for.)-I think.
3. A very neat website with really great lessons on it is Short Courses. Very informative.
4. Quit using my flash.

I am excited to start practicing what she showed me. But first, I must study. I have a test tomorrow that I haven't had time to study for. What can I say, playing with my sister was much more important and fun.

Except she beat my at 12 rounds of Mario Kart, but only cause I let her win.


  1. How fun! I'm looking forward to seeing all your great pics :)



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We have five children:
C, 17 year old boy
A & B, 15 year old twin girls
L, 11 year old boy
M, 6 year old girl

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