Sunday, November 9, 2008

Jerry and Dana's Wedding

This past weekend we went to Jerry and Dana's wedding.  The girls all had these funky feathers in their hair just like the one on Dana's dress.  They were crazy, but they worked.  It has really inspired me to take more pictures.  This was pretty much a photographers nightmare.  Even though I'm now where near a good photographer, it was a candle light service and the lighting was really low.  No flash allowed while they were on the alter.  So most of the pics I have are from before or after.  The "real" wedding photographer had some really strict rules for me.  So what I got was from the very back with my 70-300 mm lens.  I was just an amateur, but with Tommy in the wedding, it gave me something to do.  I am pretty happy with the shots I got.  If I were a "real" wedding photographer, I think I could get some really great shots.  Her camera was no better than mine, and I had all the same equipment if not better to do the job!  Dena, you interested in a weekend gig???? :)
These were the flowers.  They were pretty.  I had to edit this a bit, but I like it in the end.
This is Consuelo.....she was in the bridal party and just so photogenic!  I liked this one alot too.
And last but not least, Dana and Jerry.  Congrats and see you when you get home.  

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fireproof Your Marriage

We started an ACTS class at church tonight titled "Fireproof Your Marriage."  It is obviously based on the movie.  So far it is wonderful!  Tommy and I  do well when we can be humble enough to self-reflect and realize what "I" am doing wrong instead of focusing on the what "you" are doing wrong.  The couples that are leading the class are super.  Because I am such a pleaser, I can tend to get stuck on feeling guilty for not doing this or that.  Or, not being the perfect church goer......we skip out for things like the farm, we are not in a LIFE group b/c of Zach and his hatred of the nursery, etc.  But, these couples, whom I've know from being involved in Choir, past Mom's club etc., are very down to earth.  Something about finding out that the people you see and think are perfect, really aren't, just makes me feel like life and marriage are doable for me.  We aren't all as perfect as we might think.  Marriage is work.  If it isn't work for you, then thank God tonight.  Especially right now.  To say that we are going through a stressful time in our lives is an understatement.  Mom gave me a wonderful CD from Anne Graham Lotz.  I am reminded tonight of what she says.  To paraphrase:  I don't want sympathy, I don't want attention, I don't want empathy; Just give me Jesus.  I am so thankful that out of all the things that aren't going so well right now, that at least I have a marriage that is committed.  It certainly isn't perfect, but giving up isn't an option.  

Friday, October 17, 2008

GAME 6 of the ALCS here we come!!!

I would not really call myself a baseball fanatic, but I must say, last night's game even had me excited!  Tommy and I scored tickets to see Game 6 of the ALCS in Tampa tomorrow.  (Of course, we'll be in Red Sox gear)  Tommy was basically in tears last night as the game was under way.  We turned off the tv, tivo running of course, and went to bed.  Sometime in the wee hours, we started getting text messages.  True Red Sox fans don't go to bed!!!  And, thanks to the friends we have on the west coast who forget we have real jobs and are sleeping.  Anyway, to make it short for those of you who really don't care, it was 7-0 in the 7th inning, Tampa Bay.  The Red Sox rallied back to win the game 8-7 in the 9th I think.  I was kind of drowsy. ;)  Tommy was jumping up and down in the middle of the night super excited that he gets to go to Game 6.  So, keep your fingers crossed for us that tomorrow the Red Sox win in TB and we don't have to witness the Rays winning and moving on to the World Series and crushing our dreams!!!  I'll post pictures when we get back.  I'm sure they'll be to die for, we are in the nose bleeds!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Picture People

Well, we always do Picture People for the boys on their birthday.  Robin has had alot going on lately, so this weekend was finally the time for Brandon's 4th Birthday pictures.  Of course, Zach went along.  Last time was a total disaster.  As out-going as Zach is, he totally froze up and wouldn't get anywhere near that lady with the camera.  So, it took a lot of creativity on my part to get him to smile.  Well....not that much creativity, just a little old fashioned bribery....."If you smile really good for your pictures, we'll go to Chuck E. Cheese's."  :)  As you can see, it worked like a charm!!!!  The boys had a blast at, as Zach would say:  "Chuck E Cheeze-its"  I guess I need to switch up his snacks a little!!

This one turned out so good of Zach.....he was so sweet. :)
Batman Zach
I'm not sure he'll be fighting off bad guys any time soon; he's the cutest, not-so-scary, batman I've ever seen!!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Blizzard Beach
We decided to take Zach to Blizzard Beach today after Hunter's birthday party.  I know, it's like asking for an instant headache....a birthday party at the Kangaroom and Blizzard Beach all in one day.  But, it worked like a charm.  The park closed at 5:00 and we were home by 6:30 with a sleeping child who won't wake up until morning!  I'll trade my afternoon nap for that!

on the way to see goofy!
Here are the boys on the way.  They were so cute and VERY excited.
on our way in
This is them ready to go inside.  Little boys can always use a snack.
Brandon and Zach in wave pool
Brandon loved the wave pool.  It was probably his favorite part of the day.

Tommy, Brandon, and Zach
Tommy with Brandon and Zach before we hitched the chairlift to the top for the family raft ride.  It was a huge hit all around.  Too bad I don't have a waterproof digital camera!!
Zach on slide
This is Zach coming down the kiddie slide.  He isn't afraid of anything!!
Brandon on slide
When Brandon discovered the kiddie slide, he was in heaven!  Look at that face!  It makes all the loading up and unpacking totally worth it. 

Told ya!  Out like a light before we could even get off Disney property!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Radivonyk's Are Here
Well, to make a very long story short, we finally are able to post on blogger.  After like two years of being fed up with the compatibility blogger had for mac computers, I discovered a HUGE marketing secret!  I had signed up with my .mac account, and blogger didn't offer any editing help, so not knowing html, I quickly gave up.  I have admired from afar for a long time at all you other bloggers, until finally my good friend Dena bought a mac.  I was thrilled, but secretly very worried about how she was going to blog.  Sure enough, she signed in with a gmail account on her mac.  What would you know, all kinds of great editing buttons were right there on her mac!  I was like what????  When I signed in, they were gone.  SO, being the bright little one I am, and with a little help from maybe a computer guru, I decided to get a gmail account and give it a go. we are!  Who knew!  Mac must want you to use their iweb software to blog.  But, it wasn't what I was looking get ready all.  :)  We are here to blog!