Thursday, September 4, 2008

Family Reunion--a month later

It has been a month since our family reunion--and I'm just now getting these "postable". I'm just starting to get into the whole Photoshop thing--so--it can be a little slow going. I played around with these and on some of them I used a "thingie" that I bought and downloaded at Polka Dot Potato that is like a Photoshop tool all in one button! You just click and bam--its done. LOVE IT!! I just went and checked--it is called Photoblast Actions. For all the Bishop family who lurk here--look how much fun we had!! Don't you miss me??!!
We went and stayed at the Heber Valley Campground--it was beautiful and perfect--just a great place for a family reunion. On Saturday some of the cousins got to go do a Challenge Zipline Course. It was so cool to watch and listen to them cheer each other on--my kids loved it! So just thought I would share some of my photo experiments. When I grow up I want to be a photographer--unfortunately I don't think I will live that long. Deep sigh.













Here we all are in all our "been camping 2 days" glory. Each family had a color to do with what they wanted. Our color was orange. We attempted (in the very BROADEST sense of the word) to tye dye our shirts. As you can see--they were pretty much yellow--very light orange if you really squint your eyes. I took a huge risk and posted this even though it has a picture of me in it. I am the chubby one down front. My husband invited his longtime friend and his daughter to join our family and my daughter Tae brought her boyfriend. Pretty much you can probably put everyone else together with their name on my side bar if you are so inclined. It was so wonderful to have all my kids in one place--I can't believe I have gotten to the place in life that my children are starting to scatter!

8 comments:

McEwens said...

What a great reunion! We did a ropes course for a youth group and it was a huge hit! Gives them opportunity to see they can do hard things!

Redhoodoos said...

Lisa~! I'm so glad you posted a pic so that I can put a face with the blog!! You are very pretty and you obviously love your family (and they love you) very much! Good times. Don't you just love family reunions? Great photoshopping, btw!

Carla said...

What fun! I LOVE your effects! They really make it pop! Looks like ya'll had fun. Thanks for sharing! Happy weekend to you and yours!

kitchenditcher said...

I LOVED the pics! But I have a question. Why is there an umbrella at the top of the pole? Was it raining? Ummm..I kinda thought that water and electricity don't mix? Is this a Montana thing? lol Just wondering...

Your family picture is just adorable. I loved being able to see all of you together. You all have such a bright and shining countenance. A happy family!

Lisa said...

Ha! I hadn't thought about what that would look like to others. And somewhere in Montana they do probably do it but this was at the church owned camp in Heber, UT. It did start to rain as we were leaving but I'm not sure if that was why it was there. I do know that this is where my husband and I want to serve our mission. You never have to wear a dress--except to church and you get to drive a 4 wheeler all day long!! Woo-hoo!

MERRIANNE said...

awesome pictures!! looks like so much FUN!!!!

annie said...

Those pictures are SOOOOO fun!! What a blast! I wanna go! :o) Can we be part of your family reunion next time??!! :o) It'll kinda be like a family reunion cause I wanna see you all and I'm sure Kelly wants to see all my kids!! HA! So fun. And I LOVE your photoshop skiznills!! :o)

Lisa said...

Whew--that wasn't as bad as I thought it would be! The world didn't end! (posting a pic of me) Thanx for the kind words. And Annie--of course you can come! You are so already a part of us--you don't have to wait for a reunion--come soon!! :-)