Monday, March 30, 2009

Bring Matthew Ebel To Danville

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Work Photos

Fire Fighters using the Flash Over training trailer.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Stephanie and Ken's new photo gear

Two (2) Professional Studio Strobes; Two (2) 20" X 28" Softboxes
One (1) Synch Flash B (45-Watt/Second); One (1) Carry case
Three (3) Professional Duty Aluminum Light Stands
One umbrella, backdrops, barndoor, gels, smoot
One (1) Two Channel Radio Trigger, Receiver, and Sync Cord

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Idea From Facebook That is Fun

1. - Go to "wikipedia." Hit “Random Article"
or click
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to "Random quotations"
or click
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use photoshop or similar to put it all together. (if you don't have it, here's an online photo editor:

5 - Post it to your Blog with this text in the "caption" ask your friends to join in.

Friday, March 06, 2009

First Day On the Playground

The weather was nice enough for Gavin to get outside and play at school.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

The Price of Children

Received this from my sister Melissa

The Price of Children

This is just too good not to pass on to all. Here is something absolutely positive for a change. I have repeatedly seen the breakdown of the cost of raising a child, but this is the first time I have seen the rewards listed this way. It's nice.

The government recently calculated the cost of raising a child from birth to 18 and came up with $160,140.00 for a middle income family. Talk about20price shock! That doesn't even touch college tuition .

But $160,140.00 isn't so bad if you break it down. It translates into:

* $8,896.6620a year,
* $741.38 a month,
* $171.08 a week.
* A mere $24.24 a day!
* Just over a dollar an hour.

Still, you might think the best financial advice is; don't have children if you want to be 'rich.' Actually, it is just the opposite.

What do you get for your $160,140.00?

* Naming rights . First, middle, and last!
* Glimpses of God every day.
* Giggles under the covers every night.
* More love than your heart can hold.
* Butterfly kisses and Velcro hugs.
* Endless wonder over rocks, ants, clouds, and warm cookies.
* A hand to hold usually covered with jelly or chocolate.
* A partner for blowing bubbles and flying kites.
* Someone to laugh yourself silly with, no matter what the?boss said or how your stocks performed that day.

For $160,140.00, you never have to grow up. You get to:

* finger-paint,
* carve pumpkins,
* play hide-and-seek,
* catch lightning bugs,
* never stop believing in Santa Claus .

You have an excuse to:

* keep reading the Adventures of Piglet and Pooh,
* watch Saturday morning cartoons,
* go to Disney movies, and
* wish on stars.

You get to frame rainbows, hearts, and flowers under refrigerator magnets and collec t spray painted noodle wreaths for Christmas , hand prints set in clay for Mother's Day , and cards with backward letters for Father's Day .

For a mere $24.24 a day, there is no greater bang for your buck. You get to be a hero just for:

* retrieving a Frisbee off the garage roof,
* taking the training wheels off a bike,
* removing a splinter,
* filling a wading pool ,
* coaxing a wad of gum out of bangs, and
* coaching a baseball team that never wins?? but always gets treated to ice cream regard less.

You get a front row seat in history to witness the:

* First step,
* First word,
* First bra,
* First date,
* F irst time behind the wheel.

You get to be immortal. You get another branch added to your family tree, and if you're lucky, a long list of limbs in your obituary called grandchildren and great ? grandchildren. You get an educat ion in psychology, nursing, criminal justice, communications, and human sexuality that no college can match..

In the eyes of a child, you rank right up there under God. You have all the power to heal a boo-boo, scare away the monsters under the bed, patch a broken heart, police a slumber party, ground them forever, and love them without limits, so one day they will, like you, love without counting the cost. That is quite a deal for the price!!!!!!!
Love & enjoy your children & grandchildren & great-grandchildren!!!!!!! It's the best investment you'll ever make!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009