Saturday, February 7, 2009

macguyver and the hair

macguyver
and the hair


after the girls' shower this morning we were doing the usual brushing & drying... when i asked them if they'd like a haircut. they usually only have one or two haircuts a year. so today must have been a biannual kind of day because they both said yes right away. torrey really wanted hers shorter and more "grown up" looking. we chopped around 5 inches off of each of them. now i'm thinking we could have waited and done locks of love, darn it. next time...

so here they are with their new do's - couple of super sweet little angel babies. but then i may be just slightly bias when it comes to these two. :)

oh! i did a new photoshop tutorial today with this pic of torrey. it's all about brightening eyes in photoshop elements. check it out here. if you've ever wondered how to get those eyes sparkly in pics through post processing... this will help. it'll work best on higher resolution shots.

the link i posted yesterday to mcp's eye doctor action, is great for similar results with all of the layers created for you. (it's listed under the retouching category). it's a great action!


now for macguyver's turn in the spotlight! we've had a big pile of gravel on the side of our driveway leftover from when our friend plowed all of the snow off for us several weeks ago. well, stan decided it was time to get the driveway back in curb-appealing order today. well, being that he's still injured from the wreck, he figured out a way to get all of that gravel, and grate the driveway at the same time using only stuff we had laying in the garage! it's amazing what you can do with a rake, a wire shelf, a car jack and a couple of rocks... :)

i was so impressed with his ingenuity!

7 comments:

Scrappy Girl said...

That is so funny! He definitely improvised and got the job done!

Joanie said...

LOL... I love all the *stuff* your husband used to create a drag for the gravel... what a clever guy!

And as always, your girls are darling.

Thank you for the new tut, I can hardly wait to check it out.

Jackie said...

That contraption is funny...how about seeing if it works on our drive too????

Stacy F. from Arkansas said...

Noel,
Thank you for the photoshop elements tutorials...I am so trying to learn photography after doing digital scrapbooking for a couple of years and your tutorials are great!! Your girls are PRECIOUS..
Stacy

Julie said...

Love the haircuts! I'll warm up my voice for the "haircut" song tomorrow... Hi to Emma- Tell her we got new carpet in our classroom and it looks (and smells) great! See ya soon- Julie

noel joy said...

emma was pretty excited to hear that julie! :) glad you finally have some new carpet! i'm sure it'll still smell new when i come in wed.

Vanessa (aka V, Nessa, oldschool) said...

love the haircuts
the girls DO look grown up
kinda gets me all teary
kids grow up too fast!

nice Stan...real nice :)

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