Monday, June 29, 2009

Love this Crazy. Hectic. Beautiful Life

I thought I would take a quick minute to update everyone on how things are going in our lives these days. There have been a lot of changes but for the most part all good!!

I finally moved into my first house!!! Well, first house I am buying that is. Which is really exciting and totally stressful at the same time. I never realized how much stuff that myself & the 2 little ones have until I started packing! I haven't finished unpacking everything because Friday (7/3) my older than dirt rusted out lovely water heater busted! Leaving 3 inches of water in my utility room & kitchen! Thank GOD that my cousin was watching my kids at the house & was able to contain the water so it didn't get past the kitchen! So, we call the insurance company. But guess who you can't get out to your house on the friday before a holiday weekend! Yep, you guessed the insurance company! So, we have been stuff at my moms apartment! Yes, apartment! A 3 month old (todayy!!), 3 adults and a very hyper, curious can't stand to be inside 18 month old in a 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartment! Thank God for the POOL!

Other our major house issue we've been pretty good! Brynlee is getting big, but still looks so tiny cause she's almost 24 inches long!! She's cooing and smiling so much. She rolling over from her stomach to her back & starting to reach for toys on her floor gym! Kolton is doing well! He loves the swimming pool and is no longer scared of it, which makes for one nerveous wreck mommy! But I am glad he is enjoying it and can't wait to get ours for the house!

Well that's it for this time! I hope to have internet when we get back to the house, I have lots of cute pictures to show you!

Lots of love till then,

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Super Light Crafts!

Dore's Diaries
Light Crafts has generously offered to give away a copy of Aurora to one of Dore's Diaries' Readers!!! If you need some help with photo editing, this giveaway is for you!! Here's a little about Aurora by Light Crafts! (Taken from Dore's Blog, I know I cheated and should right my own review of what all Aurora has but I'm still feeling under the weather and it's taking me forever to get this post done between the frequent coughing and trying to breathe! Please forgive Me. I'll do better next time!)

Aurora by Light Crafts has solved all of my editing problems and I am so excited to tell all of you about!Light Crafts ( launched a very unique photo editing and management software called Aurora. Aurora is a powerfully simple photo management software for consumers who want to reduce the complexity, and increase the results, of editing, organizing, sharing and storing digital images. Aurora is intuitive to use, enabling anyone to go from download to expert in a matter of minutes.Aurora’s key features include:
Visual photo editing: The strength of Aurora lies in its intuitive, powerful, visual editor which presents suggested improvements in a what-you-see-is-what-you-get fashion. The unique relight tool essentially “turns on” the light inside the image, creating better, more realistic photos. Users can also straighten, adjust color strength and warmth, crop, zoom and adjust red-eye in a simple, intuitive and visual way.
Organizing and viewing of photos: Aurora allows consumers to easily import photos from their camera or computer, re-arrange and re-name them, then tag and rate favorites for easy viewing and retrieval.
Sharing and publishing: Aurora enables consumers to email, print, and Aurora making it easy to share select photos online on sites like Flickr and Facebook.
Online back-up: Photos are one of those truly irreplaceable items. Aurora’s optional online back-up service is powered by and stores photos to keep them out of harm’s way. Online back-up plans are available for $4.95 per month. Users can simply hit “online back up” from within Aurora to sync directly with their Amazon storage account.

Aurora seems like it would be super simple to use and has lots of features for quick editing! I can't wait to get me a copy and start editing! I've got tons of Kolton & Brynlee's pictures that need a little special touch before they are ready for the world!! So, head over to Dore's Diaries and check her stuff out!! She has lots of cool stuff other than just the giveway! I promise it won't be a waste of your time!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cake & Ice Cream Not Included

Day 3 of Going Dot Com Birthday Bash!
You have to go check out this Birthday Bash Celebration!! Plus check out Tip Junkie while you are there! There is so much neat stuff! Okay, back to the celebration.
There are 1o winners a day for 5 days and we are already on day 3. The best thing about the giveaway? Everything is made by moms! There are some many cute things that its hard to just pick out one! So head over there and join the fun!!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Lovin' Me Some Zebra

So, I don't really have much to blog about today. Well actually that's a lie! I need to blog about the new house, Brynlee's 2 month check-up and about a couple things coming but I just don't have time to sit down with a detailed post today. I am only getting to post this right now because my accounting software is updating!

So, wow I think I use So in almost every post....maybe I should stop that, anywho! My reason for the quick post is I just had to show off my super cute new shoes from Payless! I spent a whole whopping $8.00 on them... I know big spender , huh? Well, payless was having their wonderful BOGO 1/2 off sale. So, I went in for a cute pair of work sandals and 4 pairs of shoes later I came out with these....

I know! Super Cute right?! It's okay, be Jealous..I understand! Don't you just love them! I know I do! Well, that's all I wanted...just to show off my super cute zebra shoes!
Till next time.
Peace. Love & Chicken Grease!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Just plain Rude!

So, I wasn't going to blog about this but it just really got under my skin today. Maybe it's the lack of sleep, maybe it's the stress over moving or maybe it's just the stupidty of this person.

I don't know about most people but I do know some moms who use their blog to interact with other mothers, friends and family. It's away to vent things that frustrate you, praise things that make you happy and raise awareness of things that effect you. So, why is that irrogrant people have to come out of the wood-works and make stupid comments.

I've followed MckMama's blog since I started my blog, which mind you hasn't been super long ago, but I've grown attached to her blog & MSC. She makes me want to do better for myself and children. Her son, Stellan, makes me appericate my kids more! The fact that I have God to thank that they are happy, healthy, thriving children despite their rough entrance into this world. So, why must their be people who get their kicks out of despitful just plain Rude, pointless comments! (i.e "Oh, and BTW, that little "press release" you "issued" to your faithful cult followers?Lame. And quite arrogant. To put yourself on a pedestal like that was simply embarrassing. For you. Be careful. I see a fall coming. Long and hard.")

What is the point of this? Does this really make you feel better? There are more comments, but this comment was on the same blog post comments about 15 times. The others just as much. I just really bugs me that people make themselves feel better by putting others down. I am not going to take my self to this certain person's level and post their blog information. Because it's really them that I pity not MckMama. I know there are going to people who try to bring us down, and that we have to be strong enough to pay them no mind. But we are still human and things still sting, ya know?

So, to the blogger who feels we are a cult. Jealousy is the greatest form of flattery! So, I am flattered that you seem to think we are cult followers! I also pray that God will warm your heart & you will realize that we are all here bigger and better things than what you have become!!

Moving on...

I had a wonderful baby shower Sunday. Thank you to all my friends and family who came out to make the day extra special. I will upload some pictures tonight, if the stormy weather allows my power to stay on tonight. Yep, that was me who woke up this morning at 735 to no power (since about 330, which I was up when it went out). A cold shower & getting dressed in the dark!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

We are Moving!

Just a quick update, plus I wanted to try out my new signature! We sold our house and will be making the move just 5 minutes down the road the end of this month! Its super fast but so exciting!! Can't wait!