Monday, April 30, 2007
There is a reason that some quotes are passed down from generation to generation.
So therefore, I'm going to start posting a quote of the Day. But today I have 2!
"The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking."
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Heres some interesting stats!
I just learned tonight that I have 541 people who are regularly subscribed to my blog! Including several in Italy, 3 in Holland, 12 in Canada, and who is the person in New Deli India looking at me at 4 a.m.???
Its amazing that in 13 months Ive had over 427,825 views of my blog! Thats quite a lot I think. There are lots and lots of people in this region who are regular subscribers. Im glad of that.
There is someone in zip code 76308 who views my blog almost every single day! Wow, you are dedicated! :0)
I'm also very thankful for all of you who have ordered items from my E-store! I just added a new lens to my ARSENOL.
Its the Canon Zoom Telephoto EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
(Image Stabilizer) USM Autofocus Lens.
This baby is gonna be fun! With the wide aperature I can go into dark weddings, or after the sun has set and still get 150th /sec or so.
Ill have it in my E store tomorrow, or if you want to see it now just go to B&H photo at http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=8454&A=details&Q=&sku=234444&is=USA&addedTroughType=categoryNavigation
FOr those of my loyal clients, who ask for advice on what cameras to buy, this lens is more for pros. I dont recommend it for consumers. Just send me an email and Ill point you in the right direction for a good lens for your camera. (I miss my days of being a Photography teacher)!
So just email and Ill help!
I grew up in the 60s and 70s and my parents always took us to the Picture Show. I have lots of fond memories of summer time of going to a movie at the Drive-In. The cool summer night air, under the stars, the smell of popcorn, the speakers inside the car and seeing the latest Double Feature!
I even went on my first real date to a drive-in movie. (in 1979)
There arn't a lot of drive ins left but Graham still has a great place! A super nice family (The Trouts) own and operate it. It's only open seasonally, May - September on weekends only (Fri-Sat-Sun); screening single features.
The audio for the movies' soundtrack is still provided with traditional Drive-in speakers. Admission: $4 ($1 for ages 6-11); 5 & under free.
So pack up the kids, grab your sweetie, get some blankets and lawn chairs and drive over to the Drive In! Its only about a 45 minute drive from Wichita Falls and the movie starts at Dusk.
The first time I took my son and his friends my son looked at me with big puppy dog eyes and said "Mom,This is the best day of my life!"
Go make a memory this summer... Heres a web site that really expresses how people who remember drive-ins feel about them. I get goose bumps listening to the people talk on this site.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Hey Guys Its me Dixie. A girl in California made an avatar of me!
I think it looks a lot like me dont you? haha..Shes even wearing her glasses and has my trademark turqoise jewelry on! (I always wear turquoise, Ive been crazy about turquoise since my dad made me my first squash blossom when i was only 9 years old.
I just wanted to share this very sweet email that I received today from a treasured client
"Dixie,I just wanted to say thank you so much for the wonderful work you did with the photos you took of Emery and Ashley. Charla brought over the DVD you made for us. I cried and cried when I watched it. The song is so beautiful. That DVD is so special to me and my husband. I just can't thank you enough.
Watching it brings me such happiness and reminds me to live in the moment. Thank you so much. -Ramona"
It really does warm my heart to hear that people cry when they see their portraits! How sweet is that? Have a good day! Im off to see my parents and daughter and grandson this weekend. It should be a nice visit.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
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Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Between all the Bluebonnett portraits and getting everyones orders to our Photographic Lab this week, its hectic!
I most likely wont be posting much on the "BIG PICTURE" BLOG this week or next.
Please bear with us during this hectic time. We are anxious to get everyones Easter, Bluebonnett and Senior portraits back by the end of the month!
Every year at this time, we pull all-nighters at around this time to ensure that all our work is done and at the lab and then sorted, and packaged beautifully for you to pick up by months end.
Thanks for your patience and if you've gotten our answering machine lately, we apologize! We'll get back with everyone as soon as possible.
Feel free to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how we can help!
Wedding season is gearing up like crazy for us now and its gonna be a busy 4 months.
Thanks, we love our clients! You are all the BEST!
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Here are a few photos I took of my patio. I just love eating outdoors (Dinning Al Fresco!) It was a beautiful day yesterday and I took a nap out on our outdoor Lanai, and when I woke up, i thought I was at my favorite place on the beach!
So i came inside and booked our stay at the beach in June and also confirmed our deep sea fishing trip off the Gulf coast! We still have room for 3 more people!
Today is gloomy and overcast, but it sure was nice yesterday!
I cant wait till summertime! Have a good weekend everyone.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
This is Emory and Ashley. They were sweet angels and braved the wind and sun. I think these little girls look like "precious moments" figurines.
Emory is the featured little girl on my childrens only site at http://www.dixiedobbins.com
She is so beautiful and photogenic! And so is baby sister Ashley.
What could be more precious? Thanks Charla and Ramona, It was fun!
Monday, April 09, 2007
Its always nice to find helpful people when it comes to writing codes and things of that nature.
Thanks Strat! I appreciate it!
Sunday, April 08, 2007
I seldom post images of Brides because i dont want anyone to see them before the wedding, but I had to post these.