TGIF!

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Fri, 09-04-2009 - 10:27am

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And a long weekend for some of us!

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In reply to: cl_mom_to_travis
Fri, 09-04-2009 - 11:09am

Ahhhh, a three day weekend. I wish ALL weekends were three days! :-)

Had our pictures taken last night and I think they turned out well. Of course we buckled under the "pressure" to buy them. We get a free 8x10 along with the church directory, but we ended up buying 2 5x7s for the grandparents, some wallets to send out with Christmas cards, and a 16x20 montage that has 3 pics on it (one of the 3 of us, one of dh and I, and one of Travis alone). It was more money than I wanted to spend and I had some buyers remorse afterwards, but it's not like we do this often and the pictures will be nice to have forever.

Travis is now reading the fourth Harry Potter book. He checked it out yesterday and has already read close to 200 pages. He is evidently in a contest with two girls in his class to see who can finish it first. Whoever wins gets a quarter from the other two, LOL.

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Fri, 09-04-2009 - 2:15pm

LOL Amy on the competition to read the book. Good luck to Travis, hope he finishes first. Last year Brionna and two other girls in her class were competing against each other to see who could do the most book reports the first quarter. I don't recall how many she did but Brionna won that one.


Hope you enjoy your pictures Amy, I know how it is when they turn out well. I was bebating on Brionna's school pics this year. Usually I just order a small packet as I do her yearly portraits myself but this year I just decided to go with the schools picture to give to the family. I sure hope I like it, so far I have really only like one school pic so far. They get them taken next Friday, I guess I can always take them myself if I don't like them but I am hoping not to have to do that.

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Fri, 09-04-2009 - 2:22pm

I'll tell you what - you might want to think twice about caving when it comes to HS senior portraits if it's anything like the scam they

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Fri, 09-04-2009 - 2:25pm

Well last night we were at the fair again it was the first wristband night, the girls (Brionna and her friends) went on soooo many rides. I cannot do rides anymore, they just make me sick. I used to love them though. I took a quick look at how my photos did that I entered in the fair and I did really well this year. I entered 30 pictures (my usual #) and I got ribbons on 14 or 15 of them. I know I got 5 blue ribbons, 5 red, 1 white and the other four I cannot remember. I also got two honorable mention ribbons. They give out a best in show and an honorable mention ribbon in each of the three main classes of photography and then there are individual ribbon placings (ie blue, red, white, pink) in each of the categories of these three classes. You do get a small premium if you place too. So I should get over $40 back (costs $20 to enter) for my winnings. Photography is pretty big as far as entrants go at our fair. There are 42 different categories to enter and usually there are at least 10 and up to 50 different photos entered in each category. So lots and lots of pics to look at.


Tonight we are going to a town about 50 min from here, they have a nice gymnastics center and have open gym on Friday nights. Brionna loves to go there and practice. Saturday/Sunday/Monday will be spent at the fair again.

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In reply to: cl_mom_to_travis
Fri, 09-04-2009 - 3:30pm

Yikes! I wonder if the required studio is the same required one here....Olan Mills by any chance? The "retouching" line sounded like them.

I can remember my mom paying a bunch of money for my senior pics, she really went all out. But still, it was nothing like $400! That's just ridiculous. Let's see, I have 7 years until T's a senior...guess I better start saving up now!!

OMG...7 years until he's a SENIOR. *gulp*

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Fri, 09-04-2009 - 3:35pm
No; although we have Olan Mills, it's Prestige Portraits, who is part of Lifetouch.
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Fri, 09-04-2009 - 3:35pm

Congrats on all your photos Donna, it sounds like you did really well! I hope you will share a few of them with us.

I do still like some rides, but I like them less and less all the time. I was happy to take a friend with us to the fair this year so he and Travis could do all the rides they wanted together and dh and I didn't have to ride any! ;-)

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Fri, 09-04-2009 - 4:04pm

Oh okay. We have one of those here too; for all I know that may be who the schools use now. It was Olan Mills "back in the day". ;-)

Olan Mills did the church directory and they were trying to sell us on the retouching. We said unless they could take 20 pounds off of me and add some hair to dh's head we could just skip that! LOL

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Fri, 09-04-2009 - 5:23pm
School pictures are pretty cheap here.That is until SR.pics and a lot of people spend close to $600 or $700 on pictures.Which seems crazy.I can actually get a nice sized package of school pictures for under $20 and that includes 5 x 7s and an 8 X10.I was actually sorry that I did not order more dance pictures this year,as it was I spent close to $50 for 2 memory mates,a magnet and one group photo.However,they were the best dance pictures ever of Gabby and she has been dancing since she was 3 and she is 13 now.But dance pictures are usually the pictures that get shoved in a drawer.Gab usually has 6 or 7 costumes I I will buy pics of her in 2.You have to

 

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Fri, 09-04-2009 - 6:00pm

I had my exam on Wednesday and keeping my fingers crossed that I did well enough to pass. There were 14 marks out of 100 that I simply didn't answer as I had no idea how to so I'm hoping I did well enough in the other questions to make up for it as I would hate to have to do the subjects again over Christmas study period...

So yesterday (Friday) I started going through all my notes and assignments, etc for the coming study period as we are already 1 week into the 13 week study period. I'm not sure whether I have bitten off more than I can chew but at the very least I know that I will have to work very, very hard to get through. The maths subject looks fun so I'm looking forward to that but the 2 3rd year accounting subjects are going to be the toughest yet. I have read through the assignments and they are really confusing. I have drawn up a plan that will hopefully have me studying enough to get through all 3 subjects while still keeping on top of the house and having some semblance of a life. I just have to keep my eye on the prize though because as long as I passed that exam on Wednesday, if I can get through those 2 subjects I will have finally completed my accounting degree. Then I can focus on the teaching side of things :)

We don't have any major plans for the weekend except that Mitchell has a party this afternoon. Auskick has finished for the year and he won't be starting athletics for another 2 weeks so we have a couple of Saturday mornings off in between :)

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