Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thankful for Thursday

Today I figure I'd say what I've been thankful for over this past month, since it's gone by so quickly and I haven't said a lot lately.

1. I'm thankful for my son. He's such a great child and I'm very blessed to have him in my life. He's speaking better lately and got the potty training thing down, which has made life a lot easier.
2. I'm thankful for my husband. He's been a trooper helping out while I've been more emotional this past two weeks. He's done a lot for this family and you can bet I've been telling him more and more how much he's appreciated.
3. I'm thankful for my mother. She puts up with me a ton and tolerates me calling no matter what time of day (although I try to do it when I know she's awake) and has been helping me get through my anxiety.
4. I'm thankful for my husband's job. Although I have to admit I dislike some parts of the Navy it has been a very stable job and has been able to support us. Cannot ask for more then that. I only can hope we find the same support when he becomes a civilian in 2 years.

There's more I'm thankful for, of course!! I feel blessed to have the people in my life that I love. It's amazing how time flies so quickly, which is kind of overwhelming since I would love for it to slow down so I can enjoy it more. I really want to get to more of my photos, I've been neglecting them lately. It's been poor weather so we haven't done as much... I'll probably be less active with my photography until after Winter. But, who knows, if I have the opportunity to get out with my family... we will.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I've been absent again

Life has been kind of busy sometimes and I just cannot seem to balance my time out! It feels like there is too much to do and not enough time in the day. I know I need to learn how to balance my time, make a reasonable to-do list for the day and stick to it. Learn to not be mad if I cannot do it all. How does every one else handle it? I only have one child and cannot imagine doing this routine if I had more then Andrew (which hopefully someday will be a reality). It's frustrating when I say I'll get "this, this and that" done and I hardly get one thing accomplished!

There's spending time with my son (always an important part of my day), working on Zazzle to become a WAHM (not much success but you can read about it at my blog From SAHM to WAHM), spending time with the hubby, necessary cleaning, etc. I told Aldon I should just stay awake doing stuff until midnight then wake up before Andrew to accomplish more. He reminded me then I'd be sleep deprived - which I am not good at being.

So, it's time to find a balance... so I can keep this blog (and my other two) up-to-date and still have a life. :)

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Keeping busy

I apologize that I haven't said much, nor finished my show and tell from our vacation but I've been busy. I've been trying so hard to make designs for zazzle to attempt and make some side money. So far I'm coming up short, but I'm still designing and hoping for luck. My newest thing I've done? Christmas labels!!
Christmas present label label
Christmas present label by Alittlebitoffun
Create your own labels on zazzle

Zazzle decided to make it so we could make address labels, but why not get personalize Christmas labels instead? Sounded like some fun and I enjoy doing it!! I also made wrapping paper cards, which are kind of cute:

Can you tell I love holidays? I'm so excited for Christmas. Andrew wants a Woody doll. That's all. He's so cute and I love him so much! He's always questioning when Christmas will come... soon Andrew, very soon.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Our vacation Part #1

I know, it's been about two weeks since we got back from vacation and I still haven't uploaded photos or anything! I tend to be a slacker when it comes to that! So I'll give you an update on our exciting vacation! And photos as well, aren't I such a doll? I won't do our vacation all at once, considering we were out and about for 2 1/2 weeks so this will probably be limited to the first day... since it's a little late.

I doubt this will show up as big as this thing really is!! I made this photo 11 inches by 7 inches so it's huge! And I should be able print it off at walmart or somewhere near that size for a scrapbook, so it works out well! As always, respect my copyright please! If you see any one else using my photos somewhere please do tell me! Trust me, I'm not going to take it easily if I find them elsewhere and I would hate to have to make my blog private.

Anyway, we took our 6 hour journey from the Bremerton, WA area to Athol, Idaho's theme park Silverwood to see what it was all about. It's a fun place! Aldon and I aren't really theme park kind of people... well, except when it came to Disney World but that's a whole other story! We don't really do rides - so we do other things! We each took our turn and went on the carousel with Andrew, he absolutely loved them! I think if he had his way we'd spend all day riding those. As you can see it was fun trying to catch a picture of kiddo and us when we were going by! It looks cool in the one shot with the blur around them though.

We decided to have lunch, considering we were starved. The place is so huge and even with a map we were lost, but managed to find a place to have essentially pizza and a magic show. It was neat to watch the magic show and Andrew loved it as well. Aldon enjoyed it too, but spoiled it knowing how they pulled everything off. LOL.

Silverwood Theme Park has a huge water theme park attached to it which is where we spent most of the day! I think we spent 2 hours at that part before Andrew wanted to stop (mind you, we left at 5 am that morning and he hasn't had a nap at all). I didn't take any photos of this whole time, since I was brave and wore a swimsuit out in public and joined in the water with Andrew. After we got back in our normal clothes we enjoyed some ice cream and I had to snap a shot of Andrew with ice cream all over his face. So cute!

We wanted to make most of our time there, even though we had a 2 hour drive left to accomplish that night, and decided to do the train ride show they had there. Bandits come and "rob" the train and any money they made out with was donated to a charity. It was enjoyable and Andrew thought it was neat.. the bandit was joking when he told Andrew to come along with her, but he totally was going to listen! Imagine the amusement of everyone around us when I had to tell my son that he wasn't going with them!

Afterward we walked around some, let Andrew ride the toddler roller coaster, then let him play on the tree playground there. Around 6 we called it a day, headed out to eat some food, and then drove 2 hours more and stopped at Aldon's brother's place for the night.

Part 2 and most likely 3 to come in the future!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Somewhat "Wordless" Wednesday

This is where we spent August 3rd, in Yellowstone National Park checking out geysers! I wish I got to spend more time there, because we only saw probably 1/16 of the place when we got there! This place truly needs a week of time off to see the whole place. Perhaps we'll chose to take husband's leave next time spending it there? That will be in a while, so you never know! I got sun burnt a ton, but thankfully Andrew and Aldon came out not burned. We had a good time there, aside from not getting to be there as long as we would have liked.

Monday, July 26, 2010

On vacation

If any one wondered why I haven't been around - we've been on vacation and are still enjoying ourselves. We won't be here much longer though, in a few days we go to my husband's family reunion for camping!! I'm nervous seeing as I've never camped in my life. It's been great for us to see family, but in a way I'll be glad when all is done and we're back in our own home.

I started a new blog, for my adventures of becoming a work at home mom. You can see my adventures here: From SAHM to WAHM. If any one else out there is a WAHM or works from home I'd love to know tips or anything else you have to offer. I hope all is doing well!!

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Sometimes I love photoshop

As you can imagine with me trying to make designs for Zazzle I have been using and abusing my photoshop program more. Today I've been trying to learn a few simple things and I got to say it's fun!! So I have got to show off what I've done.
First we'll start with the American flag. You can see it in my post before this - it's the flag I used inside the heart. Well I turned it into a pattern overlay in photoshop. Then I made the word love and used the pattern overlay in it, resulting in:

May not too look a lot but it was fun!! Then I learned a different technique on how to change the color of items - so I decided to do it on a photo of my son. I'll show the original and two fun edits:

The original photo above

And the two fun edits!

I know for some photo editors this is, well, boring to say the least. However for me it was rather fun to test his eye colors out!! I know... overkill, right? But sure was fun!!

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