Friday, August 21, 2009

Phriday Phun

Ragtop Cadillac

Summer at the Larsen house means car shows. (Actually, Spring, Summer and Fall!) Over the years I've taken numerous photos of cars at the shows. Gives me something to do to ward off boredom. That and taking photos of the weird people. Anyway, today I was in a country music mood and was listening to the group Lonestar singing their song "Ragtop Cadillac". Reminded me of this photo I took a few years ago. (Who remembers 'fins' like that????) Part of the song lyrics are:

I got a black book full of numbers
All the makings of a real hot summer
Radio, cranked up to rockin'
A weeks pay burning a hole in my pocket,

I've got everything I need, almost
Everything I need, I'm this close
Everything I need, but wouldn't you know
The only thing I lack,
Is you and a ragtop Cadillac.

Not exactly brilliant, but the tune is catchy.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Hit of the Reunion

Justin and Grandpa Albrechtsen's tractor were the hit of the Albrechtsen reunion last Saturday. Justin has put so much time, talent and money into restoring this tractor to even better condition than when Grandpa bought it! We had a fun reunion and I'll have all my photos posted at soon.

Thursday, August 13, 2009








Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Even though Dalin & Emily have hired a professional photographer for their wedding photos, they asked if I'd take some engagement pictures. Here is my version of the obligatory 'show off the ring' photo. (This is how Dalin likes to have his picture taken!)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Returned With Honor!

It was a year ago today that our Angel Baby Gavin peacefully slipped through the veil to return to his Heavenly home. He left this wicked world as pure and innocent as the day he was born, and never had to know the sorrow and hardship and pain we mortals must endure. Even though we miss him terribly, we feel so blessed and honored to be his forever family!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Phriday Phun


The other day we were unloading our coolers from a day trip on the RZRs and I noticed these Gatoraid bottles sitting on our kitchen table. The bright light coming in from the window cast a great reflection on the table and made the colors really vibrant. The labels had fallen off because they had been soaking in the cooler, so I lined the bottles up and took a picture.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Family Circle

Families Are Forever
Isn't it wonderful to know that we will be with those we love for eternity. Even when there is a brief separation, to know we will be reunited once again is the greatest blessing imaginable!
(For those of you who may not know, the little bunny was Gavin's favorite stuffed animal.)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Tech Talk Tuesday


This is an okay photo of a rodeo clown, but it's really kind of boring. He is framed by a lot of boring brown dirt and dead space above his head. The viewer does not know if he is waving, getting ready to catch a ball, or doing something else. Look below for a much more interesting picture.

Now we have a story! We know exactly what has been happening here. This guy has been entertaining the crowd with his funny little car that is obviously not in driving condition any more. Looks like he'll be hitching a ride home! We took the Kimball boys to a rodeo recently, and this was their favorite part. This clown really earned his pay and kept the boys laughing with his funny antics.

Looking Up

Going out for the last boat run of the day, we had just left shore and I turned around and saw these beautiful clouds. I must say that this spring and summer I have been looking up a lot. We have had such amazing skies. I suggest for all you busy people rushing to get to that next appointment, look up and maybe you'll see something beautiful to add a moment of joy in a hectic day.