Now, I remember the date that these were taken, so the date on these isn't the date they were sent to me, but the actual date that they were taken this time. We took these the day after Laura's daughter got here for her visit and we took her shopping for the decor for her room. They came out a bit dark in her room (especially since there wasn't much light in there at the time and we hadn't cleaned up the wood yet, either, so it still is discolored and not as pretty as the new wood is or as it will be when finished), and since Laura wasn't up there to edit the pictures themselves to correct for this before they were sent, this is the way they came to us.
In fact, after going through all of this to post these pictures - having the wrong dates, having days combined, and even having whole batches of pictures not ever sent to us at all (like the "Buttshot Day" photos taken the day we all were putting on the roof), has now convinced Laura that we will indeed be buying our own still camera so that we can take our own pictures and post them when we want to instead of when her mother gets around to sending them to us (if she ever does, that is). Not that we don't appreciate her allowing us to borrow her camera - we do very much, and this page wouldn't even exist without her, but it is time for us to have our own. We thought we had that covered when we bought the video camera, but it will be much easier just to get a still camera with the editing software like hers has, especially since our video camera doesn't hook up to the computer and requires a complicated workaround and disks we can't even find to buy.
Why does everything have to be so complicated? $-)