Sunday, October 17, 2010

Family History Project

I have spent a lot of time this weekend working on family history project. I am taking a class by Jessica Sprague and despite some frustrations, I am beginning to enjoy it!

The project focuses on 4 generations - me, my parents, my grandparents, and my great-grandparents. At first I thought it would be easy to track down this information, but it took a bit more work than I expected. Photos were the most difficult part, especially on my father's side of the family.

So far, the family tree looks like this (I'm sorry it's fuzzy; I can't figure out how to get photos to post clearly lately):

Any of you McCoppins or Skokans out there - if you have stories or anecdotes to share, please let me know! The next few pages will be dedicated to the "details" of each couple. Needless to say, I am short of information for that side of the family and would appreciate any help you can render!

Despite the frustrations, it has been fun to put faces with names, and sift through some old photo albums my mom sent me years ago that I just never had the time to look through. :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

baby photos!

I got the privilege of my first-ever newborn photo shoot this afternoon. I've got a lot to learn, but for the new parents, here is a little preview. :) Thanks for letting me come over and play with little Logan!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Weekend fun

In an attempt to become a better blogger, here I am two days in a row. :)

Aside from General Conference this weekend, I have been trying to catch up on some scrapbooking. This page comes from our anniversary 2 years ago... yes, I am that far behind!

This weekend has brought cooler temperatures and relaxation. We have very much enjoyed watching Conference at home. We also spent some time outside. It's nice to be able to take a walk without sweating bullets! This morning Dan and I washed the NSX and it was even a little bit chilly! :)

Now, off to watch the last session.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The {B} Family

Wow! It has been WAY too long since I have written on the old blog. Maybe now that the summer is gone... oh, who am I kidding? things never slow down around here. :)

Autumn is upon us and here in Texas, that means relatively cooler temperatures. It's 85 degrees right now as I write this - at 5:30 pm. We're just glad the three-digit temps are behind us for a while!

This morning I met with this sweet little family from our ward to practice my photography skills. I'm so grateful to them for putting up with me so early on a Saturday morning! They were awesome to work with. Here is a little sneak peek. :)