Friday, January 27, 2012

I have lots of pictures!!!

It's been a long time since I last posted...but I have lots of pictures to post.  So I have been taking pictures...just not posting them.  Ooops. In no particular order, because let's face it, we are my pics for project 366(and maybe even) a brief explanation!

About a year ago, we took in a stray...not the blond, the cat.  We've had the blond almost 15 years now.  ;) Anyway, she thought it would be fun to pose again with her baby--who has adopted me-- to show his growth.  I thought that was a great idea...
He's about twice his size as when we took him in.  He is feisty and quite psycho. In other words:  he fits right in.

What I thought was a big screw killing my tire, was actually a spark plug.
That changed my whole day plan.  But aside from a new tire...I got new shoes..  Too bad these weren't them.

I also wanted to show off a beautiful gift my brother had done for us.  I will honestly say I got more out of watching him as we opened it and oohed and ahhed over it--though it is beautiful--but the look on his face could not be put into words.

This artist rendering came from one of our wedding pictures.  It is a 16 x20.  We do not even have a large photo.  So this is a nice addition to our home. 

Emily made honor roll.  And we all could not be prouder.  Rich and I used to joke when we would see those bumper know the ones, "My child is an honor roll student..."  And laughed really hard at the one that said, "My kid beat up your honor roll kid!"  And added we would be THOSE parents.  We are not.  We now have TWO honor roll kids!  And yes, we are proud. 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Frogs, boots, and silly cats

Over the past couple of days, I have taken some pictures for the blog yes.  With my phone.  Better than nothing.  The goal here is to use the good camera.  I digress. 

 I saw this big frog at Target on Friday night.  It was in a "go back" cart.  For 18 years now we have been giving my mom frogs.  All because her first year in her new home, it rained.  A lot.  Her backyard turned into a pond.  And she got frogs.  Lots.  So we started giving her frogs.  This guy is too big for her house.  But I had to send her a pic!

During that same trip, I wanted to look at shoes.  For fun.  I love shoes.  However cute shoes in my size are hard to come by.  It just so happened that they were having a sale.  50 and 70% off thank you very much.  So when I found these beauties in my size for $12, I grabbed them up.  Mine.  They were originally $35.  I bought other things and still spent less than the original cost!

Our gross silly cat got into his litter box after I had cleaned it.  I thought he was going to go potty.  Nope.  He decided to take a "litter" bath.  He rolled around in it the way he would if he was outside in the dirt.  Silly beast.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Some redecorating...

I am still in a lot of chaos, but I am reclaiming my space slowly.  I put my snow globe collection in a new place. 
 It's really grown!  It all started with "SteamBoat Willie!"

I moved my pictures that were on that shelf to my fireplace mantel.
In the future I plan to add something tall and decorative on the sides.
I didn't take this one.  Kristin did.  But I love it.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Will I keep up???

Project 366 and I am already 17 days behind...well I will say 15 since I took two in one day and one another.  ;)  I am not sure I will be true to this or not...but why goes....deep breath as I dive in. 

Just a touch of the chaos I am in.

Ryan dances to Just Dance 3 on the Wii

A very nice (and much needed) haircut!

To be continued?

Friday, March 18, 2011

Light Room

Thanks to an awesome post with a tutorial by EmmyMom, I was able to do some new and different things with lightroom I hadn't known about before.  If you have it, check out her tut here.  If you do not, you can download the free version for 30 days here.

Taken By Kristin
edited by me
I took this one two years ago.  This is SOOC

Thanks again, Emmy for the great tutorial.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Something Slinky...

Rich wanted to get me something slinky....


Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday Mugs

I had so much fun last week with Monday Mugs, that I wanted to do it again.  Lucky me the challenge was cell phones.  I say lucky because we went to a birthday party this weekend for the daughter of a friend from Rich's work.  I chose not to bring my camera.  Well it wasn't MY party.  Besides, that is why we have cell phones right?  To take pictures.  This party was for a three year old.  As in she turned three.  Part of the party included a bouncy house.  


It took him almost an hour and a half, but Ryan finally warmed up enough to go and play in the house.  Surprisingly, when the Dad of the girl summoned all the kids to pile in for a picture, Ryan stayed!  Yay!  All in all it was lots of fun.  Even for Ryan.