Thursday, July 10, 2008

Yeah, it's been my turn for a while now...

I figured it was about time for me to make a post on the blog.  A lot has happened since the last post:
  • One of the benefits of living if Stouffer Place is that almost all of the residence are from another country.  When they leave, there isn't much they can take with them back to the mother land so we reap the benefit.  A nice Asian family left two air conditioning units by the trash so now we have AC and so do the Trunells!  Hooray for dumpster diving!  Summer is so much more bearable now that we have AC.
  • Karen went to Girls Camp and went almost the whole week without any bug bites.  The last day when they were cleaning up and tearing down tents, several sinister mosquitoes found a tender ankle or two and left her suffering for a week.  Karen had to take Benadryl and used up the better part of an anti-itch cream bottle until the "venom" subsided and stopped irritating her.
  • While Karen was off at Girls Camp I made a long awaited purchase of a new camera lens.  Ever since its release 7 years ago, I have longed for that lens and finally have it.  I fully understand how much this makes me look like a nerd but any of you photo buffs out there would understand what a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM can do for your photography.
  • My recent photographic activity and large investment in equipment has led me to buying business cards and putting up a website for my photography business called "Captured".  The website is  Recent updates to Apple's .Mac service and migration to the new MobileMe servers has taken my website down periodically so if you don't find anything at first, check back later.  I just got it set up recently so not everything is up to snuff, but it's a work in progress.
  • My family was in for a few weeks at the beginning of July.  Amelia and Joel Karpowitz drove all the way from Brunswick, Georgia with their rambunctious dog Finn and we had a blast.  We went to the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City and had an interesting experience with Joel's GPS.  Those involved will remain nameless to protect the innocent.  We also went on a double date and saw Kung Fu Panda and loved it.  Great movie!  We also played several heated card games of Nerts and Kanasta (Hand and Foot).  Rebecca Black, an old family friend, came in and creamed us all in her second game.  Mad props for that one Becca!  Kristen and her two boys Jamen and Jace came too and on Tuesday we went to the Topeka Zoo for a very soggy experience.  We were completely soaked to the bone after 20 minutes of running between buildings and trying to stay dry under large trees.
Overall, summer has treated us very well.  We both love the time off from school and our more relaxed evenings.  Summer's not over yet and we still have our trip to South Florida and Nassau ahead of us.  Can't wait!  Now we're eagerly awaiting the start of the second season of Burn Notice on USA.  It's probably one of the best shows ever.  At least that's what we think.


Jen said...

Nice pictures of babies yet? I guess they are harder to photograph sometimes since they don't smile on demand usually.

Beth said...

i love your photos! what do you charge for prints?

shoeless joel said...

We had a great visit too! Good times, good times.

Also, Burn Notice. We'll have to check that one out.