Monday, October 29, 2007

3 Months Old

Now that the girls have passed the 3 month mark as of last Friday (10/26), we are no longer counting their age in weeks, but by months. And since I have not posted anything in a while, I thought it would be nice to post the girls in their "3 month old" video.

So here it is, the video of the girls at 3 months old...

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

"He's Done!" - Mater

After.... I don't know how long, I am finally done with my iPod repair and service website. Now I just wait for the iPods to start coming in...

You can check it out by going to the new www domain:

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sunday, Blessing Sunday

On Sunday (10/14), we had the girls blessed at church. Afterwards, we had a small brunch-like-meal at our home with just the family. We took lots of pictures, and I have posted them on my Photos page. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Creating A Mosaic

(If at any time you have problems trying to follow my instructions, you can watch the video of how I was told about this program and how to use this program on episode #197 of DL.TV. Remember, I am just telling you the basics of creating a simple picture. If you want to do more, you will have to do a little adventuring on your own...)

Okay, first, you will need to download and install Andrea Mosaic on your PC or Mac. Second, you will need to find the picture that you want to convert, then copy and paste it on your desktop just incase (that is my rule of thumb, just in case something happens to that file you are working on, you will not alter the original). Third, find all the personal pictures that you want to use for the mini pictures to make up the mosaic. The more, the better.

Start the program. (Step 1 on the program) Click on "Find Tiles" and then click on "Create Collection". I've created a new folder on the desktop and copied and then pasted all the many scattered photos through out my computer's hard drives into this New Folder. In this collection, I have taken all of the pictures that we have taken of the girls (536 of them), and pasted them in this folder. You can just use the original folder you store your photos in if you want to. After pressing "Create Collection", find the folder that has all the pictures in it that you want to use. The program will create a single file for the program inside of that folder to use to create your customized picture. You can give this special file any title name you want... "My Pictures" or "Baby Pictures", etc. Once you press Save, you will notice at the bottom of the program, a status of the program doing it's job (This may take time depending on how fast your computer is). Once it reaches 100%, click the OK, and then the Close.

Next, you will need to set how many mini pictures (entitled Step 2) this program will use (width x length) in the second and third box. You can use any calculations you want to, but for this demo, I wrote in 60 and 80. This made a calculation above these numbers (4800). You can go higher, but this can cause the program to take longer to convert your picture or pictures. The number setting below, I will leave this for you to mess around with.

Step 3, find the picture on your computer that you want the program to make into a mosaic. "Add Image", find the picture and then "Open".

Step 4, once you have chosen your picture to convert, click "Create the Mosaic's" button. This can take anywhere from 10 minutes up to a few hours, depending on how fast your computer is... And this is my result. I took all the pictures of the twins to create a mosaic of Rachel and my first picture as a couple back in 2006.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

I Know, I Know...

I know that I promised you that next time I posted a blog, I was going to show you how to make those Mosaic pictures. Since getting back home from Salt Lake, I have not had any personal time to begin explaining how to do that. But I will, don't worry.

Rachel wanted me to post a new video and a picture of the girls on my blog...