The life and times of the Godfrey ten.

Kodak Moment = Orlando Trip

For those of you that don’t fb with us ( and if you have to ask what fb means then it is obvious you don’t fb with us. A conundrum I know) I thought I would share with you that Dorian recently entered some of his photography in the Fine Arts competition ( I think it is called a competition) in Anchorage. There are many categories in this competition, singing, drama, instrumental prowess, bands etc. You enter, perform or display your mighty fine art and you are judged by Puala, Randy and Simon. Simon can be a bit persnickety at time, but he means well. Okay, maybe those aren’t the judges but I am sure the judges there are just as “qualified”. 




Once again I digress. Dorian entered one of his pictures and he got a “superior” with an invite to nationals. Now I must confess, I was not sure what this meant when Pastor Ryan relayed this information to me. I wasn’t sure if it was like the Boy’s and Girl’s club where everyone gets a medal and everyone was the MVP and we never ever lose a game. It must be the coaching. But apparently a “superior” is much harder to come by then a B&G club medal, of which I have many, because unlike the Olympics, the coaches do get medals in the B&G club. You get judged, the points are added up and you have to reach a certain score. If you make the grade, you get an invite to nationals, which happens to be in Orlando in August. 




Now, for those of you that have feasted on this blog from the beginning (Niki) you know that I have posted some of Dorian’s pics in the past. You also may have caught the fact that we once, not long ago, ventured as a family to Orlando (see the ” I know it is not 2009 Christmas Letter” tab at the top of the page) and single handedly booked every seat on AK Airlines in the process. So I would say the blog has come full circle. Now, Tracy and I are still having a friendly debate over which one of us should proudly escort out son on his trip to Orlando, and I believe I have the edge. Although I am not sure I am man enough to bare the liquid heat dripping from my shiny noggin during that time of year. None-the-less, for my son, I will suck it up and sacrifice my pleasure to join him. That’s the type of guy I am. 





So I say all this to let you know that today I am posting some of Dorian’s pics for you to enjoy. He has always loved taking pictures and has a very nice camera which he can work magic with. So all the pics in today’s post were taken by Dorian, edited by Dorian, and admired by Dorian. Please enjoy.





Redoubt still steaming away

Redoubt still steaming away




P.S. if you haven’t already you should check out some of our friends on the blogroll to the right. This week I would like to highlight “see brad run”, he is good people (read his blog of the same title!!)

6 responses

  1. Heather

    Just to answer your question here in AK we call it Fine Arts Conference. Nationally, it is known as National Fine Arts Festival (NFAF).

    Dorian is extremely talented with his photography. I can’t wait to look through his stuff and get his work ready for Orlando. By the way, Ryan votes for you to got to Orlando with Dorian, I of course vote for Tracy, but if you can’t decide, both Ryan and I will be taking Jeff and maybe Nate and Bradi. Dorian is more than welcome to be under our supervision as well. Although adult company is a bonus. Right now, we are looking at our housing options (our fav. option is renting a house in a gated community with a pool), so keep us informed on what you want to do. Soon we will have to get something booked, so we don’t end up sleeping out in the rain…

    April 9, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    • Thanks for the info Heather. So let me get this straight, Tra now has one vote and I have one vote. I may have to put a poll out there for this one.

      April 9, 2009 at 8:19 pm

  2. Jennifer

    Dorian~Great Job on the pics~Absolutely beautiful!
    Wow~you have a really good eye and have captured some great moments! I hope You all get to go to Orlando…you have our votes too 🙂
    Have a blessed Easter and Enjoy your precious family~
    Love ya lots!

    April 10, 2009 at 4:18 am

  3. Kim

    Dorian – AMAZING talents WOW. I had to do a double take. Such a great gift form the Lord!!

    I am going to have to throw in a vite for Tracy– only bc I am pale and I feel bad for your head should you go 🙂

    April 12, 2009 at 8:11 pm

  4. Dorian ~ A-m-A-z-I-N-G! Those are crazy good … you really do have an eye and finess with the camera … how did you do the vitamin water one? I am so happy for you … enjoy Florida with your MOM, it’ll be way fun! 🙂

    April 15, 2009 at 10:38 pm

  5. Alli

    Dorian did the Vitamin water pic at our school. Quite a popular picture for photo class!! People were lining up to use it!

    April 21, 2009 at 8:04 pm

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