Saturday, February 18, 2012

Trying out new photo editing programs. . .

I have boxes & boxes of old family photos that still need to be scanned & enhanced.
In the past few days I have been experimenting with a couple of editing programs
that I have downloaded on my computer.

Someone suggested "Pixlr-o-matic".
I used it on both of the floral photos & had fun messing around with them.
It isn't something that I would use for enhancements,
but I love what can be done with it.
Makes my not so perfect photography a little more interesting.

At some point, I had already download "Photoscape"
and it seems to be more what I am looking for to replace "Picnik".
There are tools to crop, enhance, brighten, darken, intensify color,
several filters, and also frames.
I haven't conquered all of the features

Below is a family newspaper clipping that I grabbed from a Facebook post
(thank you very much, Kathy!).
I was able to crop, lighten & enhance the photo
and now can use it in my genealogy notebook.
What did we ever do before the Internet?

I also purchased a scanner that will scan negatives, old slides,
and up to 4x6 photographs.
My previous one bit the dust.
If you are interested, I found one one sale at Kohls.

Good luck to all who enjoy playing around with their old pictures.
It just takes a little practice...and quite a bit of patience,
plus a whole lot of time!

Downloads I use:

Photoscape download:

And a quick question...

I am having trouble posting comments on some blogs.
Some posts go through fine.
Others show that I have posted,
but if I go back the comment is not there.
Also, I'm not sure that comments are showing up
that are made on my blog.
Through my blog editing, I have seen that I have missed
a few comments.
I have installed Google Chrome but the problem is not resolved.
And I no longer can got to my blog without signing in to 
Google Chrome.
Very frustrating...
when I am at a point where I am thinking about 
giving it up anyway.

Any suggestions will be appreciated!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Touch of Silver

Today is the 25th wedding anniversary
for my "baby" sister & her hubby!
Twenty five years already?

Carol & Garry's engagement photo

Just a couple of weeks ago, Carol mentioned in one of our frequent
telephone conversations, that this would be their 25th anniversary!
It had slipped up on me.
Of course, I thought we should have a big party & celebrate
the occasion with all the trimmings,
but Carol opted for a quite day with just her little family.
I think Garry may have something up his sleeve for later on.
But that's their secret.

I didn't want to let the day slip away without letting you see
what a romantic Carol really is.
She got married on Valentine's Day!

February 14, 1987

The Love Birds!

My beautiful sister!

The Bridesmaids

Garry & his groomsmen

They were married at the Church of God (Holiness)
Overland Park, Kansas

Mr. & Mrs. Garry Wheeler

And then they were off on a honeymoon to Austria!

The newlyweds came to visit us in Indiana in the springtime...

...and a few springtime's later, they were waiting for little Wheeler!

I came to town for a family reunion & Carol surprised me
with my first sweet niece, Kelcie Lynn
Ahem....she just happens to have my middle name,
along with another auntie's!

The Wheeler family of three...

Baby Kylie made her appearance a few days before Thanksgiving,
and boy, did we make memories that weekend!

Now they are a family of four...

Sweet baby girls

and then Jacob came along to complete the family.
(Carol will kill me for this picture, but it's one of my favorites!)

The years are passing by & the little Wheelers are growing up...

Graduations happen, girls grow up . . .

Jake & his Dad . . .
looking more alike all of the time!

Still loving each other after all these years

The Wheelers in Indiana...
with a few touches of silver in somebodies hair!  : )

Happy 25th anniversary to my favorite brother-in-law
(and not just because he is the only one!)
and my dear, sweet, little sis!
We love you dearly & wish you many, many more happy years together.

Happy Valentine's Day!