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Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Oh am I feeling spoiled this Christmas season!

First my parents bought me Photoshop Elements 8 and Plus

photoshop_premiere_elements_8_bundle_500 A gift card to Old Navy which I took for a little after Christmas shopping spree and ordered these:

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for the trip that my husband surprised me with; a trip to Walt Disney World to visit this guy:famous-cartoon-character-mickey-mouse

and today I got to order a lens for the camera to accompany us on our trip thanks to my grandma giving us a $100 gift card to


An AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR for my Nikon D40x. Oh so excited! Can not wait to get to use it.

I have to say that this has to be the best week ever! Thank you to all my loving family, I am feeling very spoiled.


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I Heart Faces: Hilarious Outtakes



Those always serious comical girls at I Heart Faces are at it again. This weeks challenge is to post one five outtake photos. Having two boys, I should be able to produce one or two five don’t you think?

DSC_0569How about this one of Little Fire Chief stuffing his face? I was trying to get him to hold the hot dog up so we could see it, and this is what he came up with.

DSC_0755How about the faces on these ladies in their pjs? 

DSC_0100and Mr. Moo trying to figure out what to do with spaghetti on a fork.

DSC_0107_auand he figured it out. What a face!

DSC_0255_au   This is what I get when asking Little Fire Chief to look strong! lol.

Head on over to I Heart Faces for more laughter!


Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Greatest Christmas Surprise


Merry Christmas a day late from our family to yours! 

Oh what a day it was.  Hubby had to work at 8 AM so we got up at 5:30 and opened presents with the boys and my parents.  Little Fire Chief made out like a bandit, receiving a Star Wars Space Ship, Transforming Wall-E, 159 Piece Train Set from Melissa and Doug, and an array of new clothes.  Mr. Moo two tents, First pair of rain boots, and other miscellaneous toys. Those boys will have new toys to play with for months! 

The best surprise of all though was mommy’s gift from Hubby! It’s a surprise for the boys too, but they won’t know until we get there!

disney_rtm_500x344 Can you guess where we will be writing postcards from in the new year?


Merry Christmas everyone!


Friday, December 18, 2009

I Heart Faces: Constructive Feedback Friday



So last night I was given Photoshop Elements 8! *grin* However, I have not taken it out of the box, and it made it’s way over the hill to work with my husband this morning.  So here’s what I want to do. I want to submit a photo that I have not edited with Elements, and ask the lovely contributors over at I Heart Faces for their help!

DSC_1677I love this photo of hubby and Mr. Moo, but as you can see it’s way too dark.  I know I can add some light with Aurora, but what else does it need?  

Thank you I Heart Faces contributors. 


Monday, December 14, 2009

I Heart Faces: Pets

It’s all about pets this week at I Heart Faces! Although I have no photos of Teddy (our dog) to share yet, I do have a photo of a very cool animal today!

DSC_0194 I heart penguins just about as much as faces! Now please head on over to I Heart Faces and share your photos of your special pets today!


Ketchup and a giveaway

Dear Readers:

I am so sorry that I have been such a slacker when it comes to blogging lately.  You see, there have been a few things going on in our little world lately which have made time scarce and blogging nearly impossible. So today, I am going to play ketchup Catch-Up! Make sure to read all the way to the end for the really good part!

Here’s the updates:

1. We are looking at purchasing a home spending most of our off-time looking at houses with the realtor.

2. Mr. Moo has discovered that he can climb and reach most everything in our house making mommy a very busy lady.

3. We have been traveling back and forth from my mother in laws for the holidays as Hubby’s sister and (soon-to-be) brother in law have been visiting from Washington every few weeks.

AND last but certainly not least. . .

4. I am 2.5 months pregnant with our third child. This go around I have been extremely nauseous all day (almost to the point where I can not get up off the couch at times).  I have been tired and spacey. I decided that it would be best to take it easy and not over extend myself. Please pray that we deliver a healthy baby. I am secretly hoping for a girl, but of course will be happy with whatever God has planned.

5. Our very first  Giveaway!


As we celebrate God’s blessings in our lives, Pick Your Pocket Studios is offering one lucky reader a Pillowcase Dress of their choice from their lovely website and matching hair accessory from For My Girls Accessories. One lucky little girl will feel like a princess in one of these dresses!


Enter to win by leaving a comment on this post and I will randomly choose a winner at the end of the week.

Please bear with me as I try to be better about blogging. I will post photos of the puppy soon. I promise.

God Bless,


Friday, December 11, 2009

I Heart Faces: Fix-It-Friday



It’s Fix-it-Friday over at I Heart Faces again.  I just couldn’t resist this great photo of the cowboy! 

Here’s the Original:

4176135014_07cf33190c_bI reprocessed the image, added some punch, crisp and toned down the warmth a little using Aurora.  Here is my fix:

4176135014_07cf33190c_b_au  Please head over to I Heart Faces to join in the fun today! 


P.S. Next week I will be able to use Photoshop Elements! I know I am getting it for Christmas from my employer (who also happen to be my parents) at our Christmas Party on Thursday! Can’t wait! 

Monday, December 7, 2009

I Heart Faces: Sweet Dreams

Dreaming faces are the best aren’t they?  Well over at I Heart Faces, you can show yours off too!


Mr. Moo was so tired he fell asleep in his cheese! Poor little man!