Saturday, May 31, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
On May 20th, Dr. D Brent Halling finally graduated with his PhD. He would like to thank his Parents for making the trek to see it, and for all their love and support. Also thanks to our cousins in Houston who threw a party for him and put up the whole family for the night. It is always fun to see you. And thanks to our wonderful friends who watched our boys during the graduation. The boys were very happy to be with you instead. Thanks to all. Oh and I'm sure, he thanks his wife too:).
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I had the most wonderful experience last weekend. I got to meet Stephenie Meyer! She had a book signing for her new Sci-fi book The Host. I just finished it yesterday and I was impressed. It has nothing to do with her amazing Twilight series, but it was very good.I couldn't get any of my video clips to download but it's amazing to hear her talk. It was almost like a RS lesson. (Also I think she's pregnant. We both have 3 boys and it would be cool if she got a girl too.) I had a blast with my friends from Houston, and I miss them so very much. Thanks for the ticket Tara, and it was great to see you guys again.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Our neighbor Phil shares our passion of the night time sky. He recently set up his GPS/autolocator telescope to find interesting sights, and it was a perfect night for viewing Saturn, even in a ligthed subdivision in Central Texas. We experimented using Katie's new camera by holding it up to the eypiece of his telescope, and with a single click of the camera tells an amazing story of what we can see. We did not fully optimize the shutter opening considering we could see four of Saturn's moons with our own eyes, but the best camera images could show the largest moon, Titan. Even in these images you can see some of the color we saw. I made this montage of some of the clearer images. If you download and image enhance, you would be able to make out Titan a little below and to the left of the smallest Saturn image. Saturn is truly a remarkable sight!