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Family

Lots of pictures & Posts! Any post that has pictures or mentions a member of our blended family.

Family Visit. Ginger’s brother Sam, and his daughter Samantha are visiting the Grandparents for a couple of days. [2 pictures]

Photograph of Gary Allman and Ginger Allman on their ninth wedding anniversary (2018)

Gary and Ginger — Ninth Wedding Anniversary. Ginger took a ninth wedding anniversary selfie. [1 picture]

Tonight I went on Facebook and asked my family to think about my end of life plans – specifically what to do with all my personal effects.

Family Barbeque. Blended families produce large extended families. And that’s great! Today we were gathered for a barbeque for Mikki and Kyoka who arrived early this morning from Japan.

Photograph of an Ozarks farm field

I asked Ginger what this field on her parent’s farm was called. Her answer? “Dunno, ‘The field?’”. Okay. ‘The Field’ with added cowses (sic).

I put together this montage of Lanie pictures for her graduation party. I’m not sure where she’s going to keep the poster as I printed it at 36″ x 24″ and very nice it looked too (Thanks to Picture Collage Maker Pro, InDesign, and Staples).

It was very dark unfortunately … But that’s the end of Lanie’s high school theater run. Though she still has to go to Nationals in June with speech and debate.

photograph of the 2017 Glendale High School Students with their Speech and Debate Trophies

Not quite a record year, as one tournament was cancelled due to bad weather. The team are still doing excellently nationally, and for the second year running Lanie gets to go to Nationals. Well done everybody, and of course, well done Lanie!

Ginger and I visited Christ Church today to watch Lanie receive her Senior Recognition. As you can see from the pictures, we were keeping a low profile at the back of the church.

Photograph showing two Blurb books wrapped in cellophane

That’s another couple of projects completed – a photobook of my grandson, and another of my sister’s wedding. They are both still wrapped in cellophane (hence the strange highlights and spots), and they will remain that way until I hand them over. It’s rather like the magazine I edit, once they are printed, opening the …

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This was Lanie’s final high school performance in the Glendale theater. She played Pam, a college sophomore who loses her entire family in a tornado [27 pictures]

Lanie joined me for a short hike on the Yellow Trail at Busiek. We went off-trail a bit so she could see the old panel van. In total we hiked four miles, nothing strenuous. But it was a warm 82°F.

Lanie joined me for a short hike on the Yellow Trail at Busiek. We went off-trail a bit so she could see the old panel van. I wanted Lanie to get in and pretend to drive, but the lack of any sort of solid floor put her off the idea. Which was a shame as …

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No remote shutter release this year, which meant I had to do the 10-second timer dash and hope the picture was okay. I’ve since bought a wireless shutter release which is much better than the infrared one I used with the Nikon.

Ginger asked me to take a picture of her and the kids, so here’s my wonderful wife with Alek, Katie, and Lanie.

Matt raked up the leaves and the kids decided to make a leaf fort from the pile.

I love black and White photography. It’s my prefered medium for portraits. But most people expect color pictures so now-a-days I tend to go with color and make the B&W copies for myself. Color is especially expected with the theater [15 pictures]

Another great performance, and this time we were joined by Ginger’s parents, and Susan, Dennis, Matt, and Betsy. This was the first time the Fuji has malfunctioned. Partly user error, partly something I’ve not got to the bottom of. My error was replacing the SD Card with an 8GB slow card. I have no idea …

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Lanie had an ensemble role in this year’s school musical – Big Fish. She had seven costumes and 14 costume changes … [46 pictures]

Mike and Diffi’s Wedding – The Reception [31 Pictures]

Mike & Diffi’s Steam Punk Wedding [12 Pictures]

Mike and Diffi’s wedding rehearsal. [12 Pictures]

Tonight we went with Lanie to collect her speech and debate trophies Apparently it has been a record year – the tables were certainly full to overflowing with all the trophies the team has won. The team is now 13th in the country. Well done everyone! Lanie will be going to the National competition in …

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Lanie’s been very busy recently and we’re very proud of her If you watch the video you’ll see why. What she didn’t mention in the video is that she is maintaining her grades and she is still involved at church. Today she has gone off for the weekend helping to staff the Junior High Retreat. …

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Aladdin Jr. at Springfield Little Theater [45 Pictures]

Ginger and Lanie did some posing while I set up the lighting ready to take some pictures of the kids later this evening.

Pictures from the closing night of Clue: The Musical Another great night, and a good job by everyone. Alek and Katie joined for tonight’s performance. And of course, another very quick processing job. Click any picture to see a slideshow of all of them.

Tonight we watched Lanie play Miss Scarlet The cast and crew did an excellent job as usual! These are a quick first edit. I won’t be able to edit more for a while as I’m busy preparing for and attending the diocesan convention at the end of next week. And yes, Lanie glued red feathers …

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