Sunday, May 9, 2010

Brynlee's Soccer Team

Brynlee played in her first soccer game this past Saturday. The team name is the "Super Stars" and they won their first game!

Additional soccer pictures can be found at

Happy Mother's Day!

Brooke is the perfect mother for Brynlee. She is one of the great joys in Brynlee's life an works hard at keeping Brynlee safe and happy. She has been a mother for over seven years and has loved every moment of it. Whether she is happy, sad, tired or relaxed, Brooke is one of the greatest moms around.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Brynlee's Gymnastics

Next Tuesday (May 4th) is Brynlee's last day of Gymnastics. She has been a great performer and may return to the gym in the future. For now, she is focused on Dance, Soccer, Piano and her Nintendo DSi.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Brooke & Rick

Brooke & I took a portrait last night and it turned out well. She looks great as usual. We have been watching the Showtime series "Dexter" recently and have reached the half way point through season 3. We are watching in high definition with our "Roku" box. If you haven't heard of Roku and you love movies and tv series you should check it out. It works over wired and wireless internet and is a breeze to setup ( I recommend it highly.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Baby Fat Weight Loss Billboard

We have put up a billboard for Babyfat Weightloss and we are very excited about it. If you haven't seen it already, it is on I-15 Southbound just after University Pkwy in Orem, UT. Brooke and her friend Shannon agreed to be the models and naturally they look great!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A bit more photo editing

Ok, so Brooke has been hanging around with this guy named Edward. I guess I am ok with that as he seems like a nice guy. There is something I have been wondering however, she has changed a bit recently and I am not quite sure if Edward is responsible......

Before and After

The Real Story:
I decided to do another picture in PhotoPlus and since Brooke is beautiful, I continue to chose her pictures to work on.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

PhotoPlus X3

Adobe Photoshop has been used for many years for photo editing. I personally find it a cumbersome program, albiet very powerful. For those that have not gone through formal photoshop training (this includes myself) or can't stomach the cost of Adobe Photoshop, there is an alternative.

Serif PhotoPlus X3 ( is a powerful photo editor and can perform the most common photo editing tasks with ease. One of the best parts is that you do not need to spend lots of time researching how to perform a certain actions. Easy access to specific functions are a few clicks away (see example above).

After installing the PhotoPlus X3 I used it for 30 - 45 minutes and produced the results below.

Cost Comparison (Full Version)
Photoshop $699.00 vs PhotoPlus X3 $79.99