Friday, December 4, 2009

Favorite {Photo} Friday--Date Day

Jason took the day off work today, and as chance would have it we both needed to run down to Fredericksburg, a city about an hour away, so we decided to make a day of it and drove down together. After our errands were done we had a little time, so we went to Old Town and re-found a little coffee shop Jason had been to before.

I'm not a Starbucks person. I know, I know. I'm just not. I brew my own espresso at home and make my own cappuccinos and I never, ever, ever have an urge to go to Starbucks. So when I got this beautiful drink, I just had to take a photo of it because it felt so special! I love that pattern the barista made!


Then we went to see The Blind Side, which I loved. What an extraordinary story, and Sandra Bullock was so good in it that you totally forgot that it was her and not the actual woman the story's about. And now I'm speaking with a little bit of a drawl. :)

Then we went out for a fabulous meal, and now we're back home. So I uploaded the photos I took today (which weren't many) to choose and print one to add to my December Daily album. I cropped the above photo and then realized there was a nice blank spot on the left where I could do the same thing Ali did here. So--get this--I decided that instead of buying Ali's templates, I'd try to do it with my own handwriting! And then--get this!--I actually figured out how to do it! I wrote out "december" a bunch of times, scanned it in, did some Photoshop stuff, added a line and two circles, and voilĂ ! It's so not perfect but you know what? Before I started I didn't know how to do a lot of the steps required, and now I do! So that's awesome.

Now I'm off to go hang out with Jason some more, watching comedy. The very best part is not just that we had a really great day together, but that starting next year he'll be working a "9-80" schedule, so he'll have every other Friday off! Although we didn't intend it to be, today was a great example of how we can treat those Fridays like stolen time, having dates together and doing fun things. Hooray! :)

Have a great weekend, friends!

10 comments:

Ingrid Parmeter said...

That is a beautiful picture. It appeals to me in so many ways:
1) deep, rich wood
2) spiraling designs on the table and coffee froth
3) December is about my favorite month
4) Coffee is about my favorite thing

Your writing looks excellent! Liking it!

Traci said...

We love Old Town! We were stationed at Andrews AFB and went there often. I'm so jealous! The picture looks awesome! I can see a tree in the coffee or a leaf. How cool......

Lori Hudson said...

Great photo Cam! Love that you just went in there and did it with Photoshop. Tons of great tutorials online for you to learn lots of stuff. Lots of time I look at things you can pay to download and instantly judge if I can make that quickly. If the answer is yes, I just use the design. I think I just admitted to something illegal.

cynthia said...

Love this Cameron and go you for doing it yourself:) That is one fabulous picture!!!!! * And as much as I enjoy my Starbucks ice coffee. I have no time for there hot drinks. There is a reason why Italy still does not have a Starbucks:) You can't beat there Coffee:)

Skip's Girl said...

beautiful Cam!

Ali said...

Cool! I am all for figuring things out as you go (and for using your own handwriting).

Jilliene Designs said...

You are such an inspiration in so many ways. From reading your post this morning I got the following to take with me today:
1. Make the time to play with your hubby. There is a reason you married him :o)
2. Take time to appreciate all the delights and surprising beauty
3. I gotta take more pictures
4. Just because I don't know how to do something, it doesn't mean I "can't" do it.
5. You never know who is out there reading your blog...

Amy said...

beautiful!!!!!

Wisconsin Girl said...

Love this photo! There is a coffee shop here that makes great designs like that...I'll have to learn how to do it at home:) I'm not a Starbucks fan either anymore, but I do like treating myself to our local little coffee joint on occasion! Sounds like you and Jason had a very fun day and made the most of it!

Sooz said...

I LOVE THIS PHOTO! and go you for doing your own handwriting thing! POST MORE PICS OF YOUR DECEMBER DAILY!! I wanna see more more more!