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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Best birthday I haven't had yet

Jenni got me a Nikon D60 camera for my Christmas/Birthday/next Birthday present... and already it's the best birthday that hasn't come yet. Yay for me!

:) :) :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!



Merry Christmas from the Thomas Family!!!!



Family friend Roger came over and helped us take some portraits of our family and Jenni's family that stayed with us around Christmas.

Click here for the full gallery.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Holiday Fun

The boys got to go see Santa...

Grandma and Papa went with us so I grabbed a picture of them all together too...


After getting these pictures done we pondered some portraits, only to find every portrait place in town was packed to the rafters. I called my friend Roger to see if I could borrow his super nice camera and just do some on my own. To see the full photo shoot check out THIS GALLERY. Also, here are some extra pictures from our trip to see Santa go and other Christmas photos HERE.

Here is the gallery of my finished and edited pictures from the shoot.

Click here for the full gallery.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Katie and Maddie Birthday

Katie and Maddie held their birthday party at Splash Island in Plainfield this year... it was a very cool place and all of the kids had an awesome time.



Click here to see the full photo album on the new photo site.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Greetings

I've added a twitter feed to my site on the right column there... and hopefully my flash status thing at the top of the page will start working again.

COLTS WIN!! Comfortably to boot, it was a double blessing. I'm thinking of inviting people over for next weeks game against the Lions, hit me up if you have interest.

I'm in the process of deciding whether to move to SmugMug from PicasaWeb. PicasaWeb has been great and no matter what I'll continue using Picasa on my computer and most likely continue with their free storage but for the money I spend I want more. I have 25+gb of photos/videos, it's about 20,000 files in 500ish folders. The flat structure of PicasaWeb does not handle it well (and I could only house about 50-60% of my items there). I started using SmugMug a few days ago to just check it out, I kind of got into it and was doing a lot of customizations as well as uploading a bunch of photos. That's when I found that I was missing some original photos I had taken and/or scanned over the years. This is exactly the kind of problem only being able to house a portion of your pictures online can cause, luckily some of the pictures I had online but they were reduced quality because of space limitations. SmugMug has no space limitation, so another point for them there. I'll be making the final decision sometime this week, but if you've read this far you have probably picked up my inclination so far. My PicasaWeb link is on the right (I've stripped it down to be under the 1gb free limit) and contact me if you want my SmugMug link... in case you want to give input, which I welcome.

How about some Haffey's Links??? It's been quite sometime since I've dumped some of these on you, so let me crack open Ye Olde Dusty Google Notebook to share some gems with you:


And we'll close up shop today with this disturbing video of a Senior Citizen Church Choir singing some of today's most popular... RAP tracks.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

200th post and Happy Thanksgiving

We went to Jenni's grandmother's house for Thanksgiving... it's always a great trip and this year was no exception.



This is my 200th post on my blog, I had hoped to have a bunch of links and videos to celebrate but I'm exhausted. Maybe at 250 I'll do the celebrate thing. ;)

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Having fun with some pictures...

I recently visited http://www.photofunia.com at the suggestion of DownloadSquad... I had some fun putting Sam and Carson's faces on stuff.

Here are a few of my favorites, album link at the bottom to see them all.








FunnyBoys

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween.



Sam eating a whole banana, just like the monkeys do...


And finally, Carson's kindergarten pictures were sent home... Jenni is still mad at me for doing his hair the way he requested. :)

Monday, October 27, 2008

A traveler stopped by...

The kids were excited to host Uncle James for a weekend in the middle of his trip to his new home in Negley...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Haunted Train...

That's the theme this year at the Children's Museum for their Haunted House. We went to Dinner with the Witches and then visited during friendly hours, since this is Sammy's first haunted house.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Wonderful fall weekend..

On Saturday we went to the Zoo with the Randoplh's for Boo at the Zoo. It was such a great time...




Then Sunday we went to Eagle Creek for a cookout and hayride with Jenni's work crowd... there was a fire for smores and everything.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Monday, October 06, 2008

Sam's First Year Video

I try to make a video for each kid on/around their birthday to show the last year in pictures and video. I try to set it to either some music they like or something matching the pictures. Sam's first almost got by me without a video.. but I got it done before the birthday party. I put it on DVD and ripped it back to Google Video for everyone to get to see it.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Sam's First Birthday

Sam turned ONE today... I took off work to spend the day with him. We went to a few indoor parks and strolled around the mall (Sam loves people watching). After a really good nap we got some portraits done to surprise Jenni.











We had my parents and sister over (with the boys) and our neighbor's even stopped by for some presents and cupcakes!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Busy weekend

Sunday we went to the Orchard with friends to grab some yummy apples...


Saturday Sam got into the animal cracker container and had fun...

Cookie Monster

Monday I kept the boys and we went to the Zoo... it was a really nice day and there was hardly anyone at the Zoo.

Hookey

Friday, September 19, 2008

Monday, September 08, 2008

FYI

This is my new favorite picture...



Just so you know.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Jenni birthday

We had a nice relaxing weekend for Jenni's birthday... ended with nice dinner and some cake/etc.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Grandma/Pawpaw Weekend

Last weekend Jenni's parents visited, we all had a great time. Go visit the album, there are a couple good videos. Sam is almost ready to walk!

Friday, September 05, 2008

Couple updates

Carson's daycare had a nice picnic... some of his good friends were there and a good time was had. At the end of the album are some pics of Sam finding the Cheerios in the cabinet.




Speaking of Sam, he had portraits at his daycare done:
From Sam Portraits

From Sam Portraits

Monday, August 25, 2008

Popsicles and the beach..

Sam tried a popsicle for the first time and then later I took some photos of the boys on "the beach" in their summer outfits. Will summer coming to a close soon, I thought I better grab a few before it was too cold (and the clothes don't fit anymore). I'll put a few of the ones that really came out great an then the slideshow of the album.









Thursday, August 14, 2008

Koala's and Wrapping Paper

Carson found the joy of cardboard paper tubes and took it upon himself to free up a couple extra for himself... we let Sam play in the mass of wasted wrapping paper, he liked it a lot.

Also, this past weekend we decided to hit the zoo to check out the visiting Koala's before they left... it was a beautiful day and we had a great time.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Summer fun

Here's an album with our friend Keira's birthday party and then our trip with my sister and her boys to Holiday World.




Earlier this summer we went to Saint Louis and I just realized I never posted the album up here... so here that one is as well. :)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Portrait

Remembering a portrait we had of Carson when he was 9months old... I set up a little session with Sam. Jenni wanted to get one of each of the boys to use in some cool frames in the bathroom.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Keira!

Happy Birthday, Keira!

Happy Birthday Keira!!

Happy Birthday, Keira!


From all the Thomas family!


Thursday, July 24, 2008

Children's Museum

On an especially hot Sunday this past week, we went to the Children's Museum. This would be Sam's first time where he was big enough to play in the different areas. He really had a great time at the Playscape area. I'm gonna put up a few of my favorite pictures with descriptions... follow the album link at the end to see them all, including a video of Sam at the Playscape mirror.


Carson and Sam reading a comic book..


Tough times for super-heroes... Batman takes a cab driven by Wonder Woman.


Sam found a cute baby to play with, oh wait...


Carson and Mommy with the Silver Surfer...


Full Album:
Sunday Fun

Monday, July 21, 2008

Weekened fun

Last weekend we invited some friends over to my parents house to have a cookout and swim... we a really great time.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Monday, June 30, 2008

Weekend project

Finished up a little project in the patio room this weekend...





More and more kids "using" the screen doors in the patio room... with the previous handle being so small, it was hard for them not to push the screen through. Hopefully these new, BIG, colorful handles will be well used.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Happy Birthday, Dad

Took Poppy to Outback for some steak and potato action, followed by and ice cream cake!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Catch up

Need to catch up a couple photos before putting our latest trip on here...

Sam in the baseball outfit Poppy bought him, and shoes!



The perennial strawberry festival hit downtown... and since Carson had been mentioning since we went last year, I thought we had to go this year.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Nick turned seven!

Our friend Nick had his seventh birthday and invited us all over for his party this past Saturday. It was a great time... my photo album is pictures taken by myself, April, or Sean/Jen. They were kind enough to share there's with me.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Back from Florida

It was a great time... we got to see a lot of family. The boy's got to be in the ocean (ok, the Gulf of Mexico) for the first time... Sam got in a pool for the first time. Carson met Carson (Great Grampa) and Carson (Cousin). I have a ton of photos (200+) and another video to add to the swimming videos in the previous blog post.

I'll throw a couple of my faves out after the link to the full album...
Florida 2008


Three Carsons... it was confusing and wonderful.

The brothers in the ocean at sunset.

Grampa and his baby girls.

Everyone at the family reunion day.

Three Carsons and a Sam.


Video: This is Carson and Carson having a serious discussion about "Snipes".



I hope everyone had as great of a Memorial Day as we did.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Travel Day

Well, we got off from Indy fine and got to Tampa about 10 minutes early (that was for the Steward that said we needed to tell everyone about our early arrival)... made the drive to New Port Richey and got checked into the hotel. Jenni took the boys to the pool, which was Sam's first time. Carson being the old pro hopped right in and was swimming all over, Sam took to the water much like his brother did when he was young.

I snapped some photos and a couple videos... here's two of the pics, will hopefully get the vids up tomorrow.






Videos are up!