Here is a mini clip of Blake playing on the deck. He loves it out there. A couple of toy balls to toss around equals tons of giggles. Sometimes so many he cant hold himself up. lol I love his laughs.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
My newest addiction in scrapping is thread. I still hate sewing on buttons, but I love to add stitches to my pages in other ways. Lately I'm adding frames around the pictures and pages with thread. Give it a try. I love the look and the little something extra it adds.
My plans today include trying to make it to Archivers to look around. I would like to find those Maya Road sheer journal notes still, but I doubt they have them. I ask everytime I'm in there with no luck. I'm sure they are even sick of me asking. IMO to be Archivers, which is a decently well known scrap store, they don't carry the latest products, like I would expect. Still No AC spring and summer collection :( oh well I guess it keeps me from spending to much $.
Monday, May 26, 2008
After much aggravation, researching, and of course reading I figured it out. Yay. Somehow, when I first started the blog the comment widget code was corrupt and there gone altogether. I had to find the code in my HTML template layout deleted it, save the template and then paste the same exact code back in. Sounds crazy insane, but it worked like a charm. Yay. So a huge thank you to this wonderful blog. Yay I have comments. So Exciting!
Next mission is getting to tag renewal, now that I can actually drive it somewhere to get a work slip, aka oil change, for the GA emissions board. Yet another hassle of the army. This thing is so annoying. Hopefully this will be the last time. Fingers Crossed.
And look I have 74,889 miles. My little oil change sticker in the windows read 77 something thousand before the next oil change was due or before 6/12/07. So yeah my car was driven like 200 miles in the last year. Wow that would never happen in GA. Also another reason I love CO, everything is so close by. Georgia is less populated so its more spread out and therefore a longer drive. My mother in law says its growing super fast and I probably will feel lost in my home town once we move. You can even see my little alien guy, isn't he so cute. He has rode on my steering column since late 2002. Can you believe that? I secretly know he likes it though.:)
Since we don't live around kids, and I don't work therefore Blake does not have to attend daycare, I wasn't sure how he would react with other kids. But he loves it. The new neighbors have 2 kids Jacob and Alexis. They are older than Blake. Jake will be 4 in a few days and Alexis turned 7 a couple weeks ago. He likes the attention they give him. They both love to push him in his car. Blake loves it too, he will ride as long as someone will push. And I love that the handle comes down to a child level too. This was really a great investment and I see tons of miles of riding this summer. Don't they look so cute outside enjoying a beautiful summer day.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
I received this in one of those silly emails everyone feels the need to forward. Except this one, I actually took a few minutes to read and thought I would post it here. I think its cute.
As for us, we are doing ok. Today was a typical day for Blake and I. We did a little grocery shopping and alot of looking. Then we purchased a new battery for my car because I want to get it fix to drive again. Yay, cant wait for that. Its nice to be able to go where you want to when you want. But when we actually get my car fixed and drivable again, I will have to buy Blakers another car seat. Now that were on the subject of Blake, he is starting to take a few steps on his own now before he gives up and puts his hands down, falls down on them and starts to crawl again. I guess he is still a bit unsure of this walking thing. Its really cute though, and I love to watch him crawl on his hands and feet. I want to scrap it so badly, but I cant get a decent shot of it. He always stops when he sees I have the camera in hand, and gives me a huge smile.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
One: The grass is finally turning a little in our yard. Yay. Still looks awful, but at least something is starting to happen.
Two: I've been busy in the yard planting flowers. Blake enjoyed watching me plant them. He even picked a bloom to taste. (Laughs)
Three: PTSD is still haunting my world. Ahhh its so annoying and confusing.
Five: I've had some time to scrap this week. I'm doing something a little different and I decided to go back to the 8.5 X 11 style. Actually I prefer doing 8.5x12 so they fit snug in the 12x12 albums. I'm strange I know this already. I love my scrap friend Jill's work and her creative freestyle and thought I would try some of her ideas. Turns out its pretty fun and not doing things "perfect" isn't so bad. The pages seem to come together so much quicker. Here are a couple of my latest for your viewing pleasure. I feel this first page is missing something. I was considering adding a few buttons around the page. Not sure yet.
Six: No news to report on the military status. That's also annoying.
Seven: My FIL house was hit and destroyed by the tornado's in Georgia on Tuesday. Lucky It wasn't the home he resides in. Bad for us, because he was going to allow us to stay there when we move back home, so we could take the time to find the right house. I don't want to be house poor. I'm a smart girl and I don't have to keep up with the Jones, Smiths and Rockafellers to be happy. With that said we don't want a dump either.
Eight: I recently discovered I could listen to my favorite radio station on the net. Why didn't I think of this 5 years ago. I so missed some of my favorite DJ's...... Porsche Foxx, Greg Street, Ryan Cameron, and Joyce Littel and the Quiet Storm....... ahhhh I always listened to this on my drive home from the OC.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
We had some returns for Walmart, so we thought we would get Blake's birthday portraits made. Wrong! Blake had other plans. I wonder if it was bc he had a nice warm bath and lotion before we left. That always puts him to dream land. Anyway the guy working the studio was extremely young, made 18 tops, if that even. Its a very narrow space and the placement of the props makes it impossible for mom to make the child look toward the camera. Ahhh. Lets just say Blake looked at the boy with a blank what are you doing with me stare, for about ten minutes while he squeaked a little rubber duckie. My kid is such a happy kid. No energy in a photographer usually equals a bad photographer. Yeah you guessed it, no birthday pictures still. I kinda think Blake was waiting for the light to focus like my camera has. When he sees the orange light he cheeses it. As we were leaving Josh tells me and I quote he is not going to hate you for not having pictures made and you already have tons, this kinda ticks me off. My response they are not the same thing. I take snapshots, these are professional portraits, not pictures ,they are a difference. I love the look of professional shots. Maybe it has something to do with me managing a portrait studio and photographing children and babies for a few years. They are something special about a nice clean portrait in my eyes. I love them. Maybe I'll try it again in a couple of days. Speaking of those snapshots, here are a few pictures of Blake playing with a cardboard box under my scrap table. He loves to climb inside it now.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Becky Fleck over at pagemaps is having a 2nd anniversary contest using one of her sketches. I thought I would bit the bug and give it a try. I'm busy working on that page. We cant share it until after the winners are announced but Im crossing my fingers I'll finish it by then. Im awful with those deadlines.
Here is my latest pages. These were done for a Negative/ White space challenge over at SBC. I love white space pages, but they are not one of my strong points. I also seem to be on a roll to use up my noteworthy spiral journal book. They are popping up in all my pages in seems. hehe
Over the weekend, internet forums seethed with people furious at Making Memories for promoting the scrapbooking of someone who had been convicted of this major crime in association with her scrapbooking. Many vowed to never purchase Making Memories products again.
This morning, Making Memories became aware of the situation. Shabro's guest designer post has been pulled from their site and they issued a statement via their blog and the media saying they had no knowledge of her criminal conviction when her work was selected for the site.
I cant believe someone would have the nerve to steal that amount of supplies and only receive 180 days, to be served on consecutive weekends, and five years of formal probation. Are you kidding me. Wow. What about 5 years in jail. You can check out the story here Article.