Saturday, June 27, 2009

Photo Shoot 6/27/09

Today I had a friend of mine go to a local park and to Ashland (Henry Clay's home) to have a photo shoot with my very beautiful daughter. Below are just a few of the wonderful shots we got. The first 3 are ones I edited using pop color option.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Grilling Goodness

Thanks to Tina and her Texas friend!

1. When you were growing up dreaming of having children...dreaming of what their names would be...did you stick with those names?
No I didn't, I used to always name my babydolls Emily Michelle and that is not my daughters name.

2. Are you affected by the death of Michael Jackson?
Affected? Well I think it is sad, he has some good old music, but sadly he had become very strange. But would I say his death affected me? No.

3. Do you use your dishwasher and your fireplace?
Opted not to get the fireplace in our house because of the weird place the builders would've put it but we probably wouldn't have used it anyway. Yes my husband (and I occasionally) uses the dishwasher.

4. Have you ever been on a mission trip?
No I have not.

5. Will your kids participate in a Vacation Bible school this summer?
Not sure they have that at our church.

6. What about the economy is affecting you the worst?
Well my husband was unemployed from Jan 1 to TODAY!!!!! So that was affecting us the most, although thanks to Dave Ramsey and unemployment we weren't doing so bad. But he got offered an awesome job today, praise God!

7. Do your kids do chores?
Bailey sorts the laundry and whatever else I tell her to do.

8. Do you use energy efficient light bulbs?
Not yet the other ones haven't gone out yet.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Ten on Tuesday

Ten random thoughts for today.

1. I hate AT&T, 2 year contracts are ridiculous. If you currently have 2 lines under contract and you already have a phone that you'd like to add a line for you should not have to sign a 2 year contract.

2. It seems to be raining a lot so far this summer, although I guess it's not technically summer yet. I hope it stays clear so we can enjoy the pool on Friday.

3. I love the photo editing site . I have been having fun with it, I did the header on my blog and the pictures down the side using the basic program, but I am going to upgrade to premium.

4. I have a good feeling about Chris' interview on Thursday, but would still like everyone to pray very hard that this opportunity works out for him.

5. Jodi Picoult is a new favorite author of mine, if you haven't read anything by her you should. I have read 7 of them so far and have yet to be disappointed.

6. My daughter recently tried out for and made a select soccer team, we are very proud and excited to see how this will go.

7. Does anyone else think 5 months before is too early to be planning my 30th birthday party?

8. I really wish we were taking a vacation this year, the beach house last year was a dream and I have a hankering to get away from here.

9. I think I watch too much HGTV. When I found out one of my best friends was looking to buy her first house, I thought it was my own personal version of House Hunters or Property Virgins. I hope I was helpful and not pushy.

10. I think I really want to be a realtor, do you think I could get a job doing one of those shows on HGTV?

Friday, June 12, 2009

Grilling Goodness

Thanks as always Tina, I love the questions even if I have been a slacker lately!

1. What's the heaviest thing in your purse?
My camera, although it really shouldn't stay in there, at least it will be handy should I need it.

2. Do you mostly use cash or debit/credit cards?
Cash, because thats what Dave Ramsey says. Sometimes debit, but NEVER credit cards.

3. Do you cut your hair shorter in the summer or pull it up a lot?
We have a convertible, so I actually let it grow in the summer so I can pull it up and not have to deal with the tangles. But I am scheduled for a haircut tomorrow and am contemplating cutting it off, I haven't had a haircut since Feb.

4. Do you like your man scruffy or clean shaven?
Definitely clean shaven

5. What have your children done/said to embarass you lately?
Nothing that I can think of, but I am sure she did plenty when she was smaller.

6. Do you use plug-in type air fresheners around the house?
Yes I like glade clean cotton, smells like I actually keep up my laundry :)

7. Do you have any interest in the NBA or NHL finals? (Do you even know who's competing?)
NBA is the Lakers and the Magic, but I really only know this thanks to the husband and the ESPN that is constantly on our tv. And does anyone really care about the NHL?

8. What is weighing heavily on your mind lately?
My husbands continued unemployment (he lost his job in January). He has a second interview with a company on Tuesday which we feel would be a great fit for him, so I ask that everyone please pray for him and this opportunity.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Grilling Goodness -- Lazy Edition

Thanks Tina! I enjoy the lazy edition!

1. My ex is...the father of my beautiful daughter, and that is the only nice thing I can think to say about him right now. (Might've been a bad day for me to get that one.)

2. I should learn more patient

3. I daughter and my husband more than words can say.

4. People would say that I am...crazy. In a good sort of way of course.

5. I don't understand...a lot of things, but the thing I am struggling with right now is probably best left to God.

6. When I wake up in the morning…I take a shower.

7. I mind, have you seen it?

8. Life is full of...disappointments, things are going to happen I guess we just have to make the best of what we're handed.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Grilling Goodness #25 and #26

I have missed a couple of weeks, so I am doing double Grilling Goodness today! Thanks Tina and other question contributors.
Grilling Goodness #25

1. What's one of the best things you've seen lately?
I thought the Easter service (and the whole Man Series) at Quest Community Church was great!

2. Has Spring brought you something you don't like?
Out of control allergies

3. What kind of sandwiches do you like?
Turkey or PB&J

4. Do you carry GermX with you at all times?
No I don't

5. Does each person in your house have their own hamper or do you have a central hamper for everyone?
We have a "sorter" that has 3 compartments for lights, darks, and whites.

6. How often do you balance your checkbook?
We mostly bank online and rarely write checks and neither of us fools much with the checkbook.

7. What's the hardest thing you've done lately?
I can't think of anything hard I have done lately. What a slacker!

8. Are you a texter?
Absolutely, I text like crazy all the time.

Grilling Goodness #26

1. Do you prefer reality tv or dramas or comedies?
I like a good mix of all 3.
2. If you could have free cosmetic surgery, what would you have done?
breast reduction without a doubt

3. What are you itching to get but you have 'bitten the bullet'?
A Dooney and Bourke purse (if my husband gets a job maybe I'll get one for Mother's Day.)

4. Do you have a bad habit that you hope your children don't pick up?
I think my child has picked up most of my bad habits all ready.

5. What was your favorite meal growing up?
I am going to copy Tina and say moms biscuits and gravy. I have never attempted it and probably won't, it's just not the same.
6. What meal did you have as a youngster that you don't have as an adult?
Liver and onions. And Spam.
7. What is your earliest memory of a "vacation"? Where'd you go?
We went to Tennessee and stayed in a cabin with my grandparents, our car broke down on the way, and I almost drowned but it is a great memory.
8. What was the "Best Thing" you ever got for Christmas, before age 12?
Twin cabbage patch dolls.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Grilling Goodness #22

Thanks again Tina, always love to play along!

1. Did you learn anything new this week?
I learned some stuff about estates, wills and probates when people die that I didn't already know.

2. Will you wear green on St. Patty's Day or do you not give a hoot??
Do I really give a hoot, no.... But will I wear green, yes (to prevent having to hit anyone should they pinch me.)

3. Do you wash clothes throughout the week or only on a specific day?
I used to do laundry on Sundays, but now it mostly just gets washed whenever it needs it.

4. What is one of the most popular 'spams' you get in your junk email inbox?
I get emails for male "enhancement" products quite often

5. Are you where you want to be? (you decide the meaning of the question for your answer)
No, I want to be home in my bed.

6. Do you know how to swim?

7. Do you take trips with your girlfriends?
Scrapbooking ones with my sisters but I would love to take more girlfriends trips

8. What was your favorite purchase this week? (big or small)
I guess I will say Baileys Easter dress since I haven't really bought much this week.