Not Feeling It

Didn’t feel like writing yesterday…or the day before, or the day before, or the day before, or the day before…you get the picture.  It’s been a week (and June daily blogging is almost over!), so let me fill you in…

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We have been moving!  Some of my siblings are moving upstairs and I am moving downstairs with Skylar who came back from Korea earlier then expected and it’s been a long 4-6 months trying to decide where everyone is going to go!  Susanna and Skylar are currently in Israel; they have been there since the last week of May.  Skylar is coming home on the 24th, and Susanna is coming home on July 2nd, I believe.

So, along with moving which has been QUITE the task, and I won’t lie, I’ve been a bit stubborn because I loved my room upstairs, but it’s just a room at the end of the day and I’m so grateful for my parents home and a place to live!  Anyway, along with that, I have been preparing for a retreat where a friend has invited me to not only participate in the retreat, but we are going to be leading worship for a whole weekend!  So that has been keeping me busy!

We have had two litters of puppies (Day Break English Setters) and when we have puppies my second job is photographing them for the website.  One litter is all settled with their new owners, and then second ones are home bound in the next couple weeks.

Well, lastly, but CERTAINLY not least, the Miller’s are coming home from South Korea and we have been preparing for their arrival and SO excited and anxious to see them!  I can’t believe two years has gone by, but at the same time it has seemed like forever and I am so so so extremely happy they are coming home!  We’ve missed them terribly.

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I was going to write about something, but I think I will save it for another day.  Sadly while I’m at the retreat coming up I won’t have access to blog for 2-3 days, but it’s been pretty easy for me to miss a week so that shouldn’t be a problem!  For those who don’t know, I have been trying, for fun, to challenge myself to post something everyday in June.  I have missed quite a few days, but it has still been fun!

Time to take a shower then finish moving some things around.  Oh, and if you want to see some pictures I’ve taken recently, here’s a link to my photography website: https://jennafifiphotography.wordpress.com/

Have a lovely evening!  Stay hydrated during these warm summer days, and I will be writing soon!

Jenny~

 

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Saturday, June 4th

Aloha!  So, already I’ve missed one day, but I have good reasons!  Yesterday, June 3rd, I woke up at 5am with horrible stomach pain.  Turns out a snuck some dairy into my body from the day before, little to my knowledge, and I was throwing up all morning which left me feeling very weak and pathetic all day Friday!  SHOUT OUT to my amazing coworker who was able to last minute fill in for me.  Thank you SO much!

Anyway, that was my Friday.  I do not wish the pain of lactose intolerance on anyone.  It is awful!

Last year I posted something (one or two posts) each month except December, and this year I posted in January then missed the four months between January and June!!!  Just coming to that realization and I can’t believe it!  No it’s not a big deal, but how can I call myself a blogger if I took a four month hiatus?  Sometimes you just need a break, but it’s not like this blog is taxing on my life whatsoever!  But here I am now, so I will stop writing about how I’ve not been blogging.

Okay, I lied…one thing about not blogging is that I take TONS of pictures with the intent to blog about them and I don’t, therefore I have TONS of pictures of past events or ideas that wouldn’t make much sense to post now and I have to decide whether to delete them or not.  Okay, now I’ll move on.

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I’m going to “brag” on a few of my siblings real quick…

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This kid is losing all of his teeth!  It’s crazy!  Two front teeth are gone, one bottom tooth fell out yesterday, and a few more have come out!  What a stinker.

Mr. Cael never smiles for pictures, so my friends, this is a very RARE picture!  He is such a little man; tough, serious, sensitive, adventurous, caring, animal whisperer, thinker.  He’s so cute, but if he were to read that I would be chased around the kitchen!  He prefers not to be referred to as cute, as hard as it is not to say.

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John is a creature enthusiast.  This lovely chameleon is Emerald.  She is awesome.  I love her.  John is currently adding onto a small salt water aquarium tank he has and it is full of crazy creatures!  He is very knowledgeable about his creatures, though sometimes he thinks he’s a little too smart, but John is a very gentle and sensitive young man, with great ideas and good intentions, and he has a blog he’s also working on called John’s Pet Basket: Reef Snippets.  Check it out!

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Oh, what a heart throb!  This one is going to have all the young ladies falling over themselves.  Again, another sensitive, dear young man.  Eli is so thoughtful, helpful, caring, and smart!  Very good at figuring out how things work and putting things back together after taking them apart.  He is getting way too tall though!  I am very short (5 foot 1 1/2 inches), so having all my younger brother growing sky high over me is very strange.  Eli just got a lizard, but I don’t remember what kind he is.  Sniffleton is his name, if I remember correctly (he just got him 2-3 days ago).  All of my brothers are outdoors men, especially this guy.  No shoes and all!

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Well, I am going to work in my room.  I need to go outside and breath some fresh air!  We’re working on moving bedrooms around so I’ve got a lot of work to do.  Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed weekend!  Make sure you tell your family you love them!

Much love,

Jenny~

October Farewells

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(not my photography)

October, why are you leaving so soon?  You only just arrived!  *sigh*

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It’s the end of October; one day left!  Halloween.

Costumes, candy, spooky and scary

Pumpkins that are glowing and nobody knowing

When the howling wolf will stop it’s howling

As the Harvest Moon fades from the sky

Haunted houses, forests and trees

Someones scream vanishing with the breeze

The haunted eve draws to an end

Remember deary, don’t trust even your friend

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Random poem!  Just wrote it while I was sitting here wishing to be out in the sunshine!  It’s been raining and rain in October is not fun.  Oh well.

So my younger sister and I are making fairy wings for Halloween.  Yes, we are going to be fairies.  We’re going almost all out.  The wing making process has been slow and HOPEFULLY we’ll get them finished by tomorrow!  We’ve never really done much for Halloween.  It’s a holiday our family celebrates with candy, pumpkin carving, fun and games and dress up and usually we stay home!  I remember when I was younger we would go to a church on Halloween and play games, but I enjoy the past few years we’ve stayed home and hung out.

November, although I hate to be welcoming you this soon, welcome.  I wonder what you have in store for us.  I pray for joy, peace, God’s guidance in life and for time to be spent wisely.  Amen! 🙂

I am slowly in the process of publishing the rest of my pixie journey and some other things as well.  Also stay tuned to Jennafifi Photography because I will be posting some more work there.  Also I want to start some tutorial posts like crafts that I’ve achieved and cooking too!  We’ll see…I’ve been kind of lazy with my blogging.

Have a lovely and safe weekend.  Don’t eat too much candy!

HALFMOON BAY AND SANTA CRUZ

(not my photography)

BOO-Bye!!! 🙂

Jenny~

Announcement

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Hey everyone (sorry for the goofy pic!  haha)!  Hope you’re having a GREAT day!  Well I have some exciting news…

You know how I mentioned starting another blog?  Well, I have started another blog/website dedicated to my photography!  It’s called Jennafifi Photography and you can find it if you click here.

This blog (Jennafifi), I have decided, is my online journal.  My thoughts, events, memories and things that I wish to express, so it is going to be a bunch of random and different things in one place, but that’s ok!  I am really excited about my photography blog and I hope you enjoy it if you stop by!

Thank you, as always, for your support, and please go check out my photography!  I will be posting there often at first while I am still getting it set up, so CHECK IT OUT!!!  *NOTE: I am not a professional, I have a lot to learn, but I have a good eye and a different perspective and really enjoy using my camera. 🙂

Much love and blessings,

Jenny~

Editing Pictures

Yesterday I walked around the yard and took pictures of more flowers and plants and things that are growing, but this time I took each picture and edited it with a different editing effect to make it a little more interesting from the normal flowers that I’ve been posting.  Enjoy!  (I use picmonkey.com to edit my pictures and they have a ton of free editing tools and effects to make your pictures look awesome!)  I’ll put the name of each effect under the picture.

Black and White

Black and White

I love a good ole’ black & white pic!

Bokeh

Bokeh

A very dreamy effect.  New to picmonkey.

Boost

Boost

Cinerama

Cinerama

I like this one.

Cross Process

Cross Process

People often overuse this effect!

Dark Edges

Dark Edges

Dusk

Dusk

I like this effect too.

Focal B&W

Focal B&W

As you can see the little baby peach is the only colored thing in the picture!  Fancy, huh?!

Focal Pixelate

Focal Pixelate

Focal Soften

Focal Soften

Another dreamy effect.

Frost

Frost

HDR

HDR

This is a neat effect.

Holga

Holga

Sounds like a name of an unfortunate person…”Hi Holga.  What a, uh, pretty name!”

Infrared

Infrared

This one is super cool!  I’ve never used it before and I like how it turned out!

Lomo

Lomo

This I really like!  It’s so bright though, I probably wouldn’t use it very often.

Orton

Orton

Another effect people overuse! 🙂  Skylar and I use to horribly over do this effect on all of our pictures!

Posterize

Posterize

It looks like a painting, or, I guess, a poster!  Neat!

Radiance

Radiance

This is another new effect.  Super “Radiant” if I do say so myself! 😉

Sepia

Sepia

Soften

Soften

Pretty cabbage!

Spotlight

Spotlight

Another new effect.  Don’t really like it.

Tint

Tint

Tranquil

Tranquil

I like this picture.

Warhol

Warhol

Yester-color

Yester-color

Last, but not least.  I like how this one turned out!

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That’s it!  I had an enjoyable time working on these pictures and I hope you like picmonkey.com if you so happen to use it for any editing, cropping, etc!  It’s a lot of fun to take a raw picture and make it look different whether that means completely different or just a little gentle shine or glow.

Usually I leave my pictures raw, but sometimes I go and fix the exposure or brightness, or I’ll crop something or re-size it if it’s too big; I don’t usually edit like crazy.

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We watched “Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World’s End” yesterday and I took this picture of the movie!

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*Captain Jack Sparrow!!!!*

Any who!

Today the sun has decided to come out and bid us a good morning and I HOPE it sticks around for a while!  I’m going outside to fix my pansy plant now.  God bless!

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Look at this jazzy cat!  Sweet Titus. 🙂

Jenny~