Wednesday, January 16, 2008


I've moved. Still Blogger, just new address to reflect my "2nd to the right" and also because I found a new template that fit into my blog perfectly! Go check it out. Be sure to leave a comment there if you'd like me to link you. You can still find my photo blog here, and my other blogs are still linked on this blog's sidebar.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Friends for life

Nana & Livie
I'm so glad my girls have their nana in their lives. They get to enjoy so many special moments......

BSM - Trading Pokemon cards

My BSM for this week, is this photo of Violet and her friend outside trading Pokemon cards. Violet's enthusiasm for Pokemon has been contagious with her friends. She usually starts them off with some cards, then they get together and trade and play Nintendo Pokemon games and "talk" Pokemon. Our friend was staying with us while his mom was off having her new baby! Welcome to his little sister! Here's some other cute photos from the afternoon. Nana was here as well visiting and playing with the girls.
Nana & Livie
Nana and Livie
The Hulk & friends Violet in the garden
The Hulk & friends.........................Love her style!

For more Best Shot Mondays, visit Tracey's Mother May I!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Theme Thursday - Contrast

This week's theme at Theme Thursday over at The Land of KA is "contrast". So, I took a couple of pictures to play with of some of my girl's friends yesterday and here's what I came up with.

This is an original of one of our little friends playing Gabriella from High School Musical. It was a bit fuzzy to begin with.

I converted to black & white, contrasted and sharpened. I think it actually kind of saved the picture, because I didn't really like the original. I used Windows Photo Gallery editing (on my laptop) and Picnik (free on the internet). I have photoshop on my desktop, but haven't been able to use it because the hard drive is really full, and therefore really slow. Someday I'll get that fixed.....

For more Theme Thursday participants go to The Land of KA!

PS I have a new template I want to use on my blog, but can't figure out how to apply it without losing all my links and stuff on the sidebar. If you're very blogger savvy, can you help a gal out? Just shoot me an email......thanks so much!!!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The Littlest Batman

Little batman playing Wii with big sister and some friends this afternoon.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Theme Thursday - Color

Mustached girl
I have some color for ya, for Theme Thursday over hosted over at The Land of KA! Livie's loving the Diego Yellow & Blue, and tops it off with a yellow mustache!

Come check it out and join in the fun!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Unschooling Images Meme

Saw this linked at Doc's Sunrise Rants. It's an Unschooling Images meme based on the Google Images meme I've also been meaning to do at some point that I've seen on several unschooler's blogs. This one is over at Relaxed Homeskool and looked like a lot of fun, so I just had to join in! Sounds like she'll be hosting the next Unschooling Voices#12. I used my images for most of them.

*Your favorite resource

*One field trip they loved and learned on
*The game they love so much they don’t realize it is educational
Violet and her Nintendogs
*What you’ve “strewn” lately

*Everyday task where they pick up lots of info
Chef Violet
* A resource you have always wanted to purchase for the children but keep putting off

*What your kids think school is really like

* Best place to unschool

Olivia looking at the lagoon

Enjoying New Year's Day

Playing in the leaves

Playing in the leaves

Having a cuddle

Playing in the leaves, and enjoying a cuddle with daddy. What better way to spend New Year's Day. Hope yours is great too!

Oh, and by the way, Unschooling Voices #11 is up, go check it out!!!!

Monday, December 31, 2007

Baby steps.....

Just had to document it....I'm walking. It's been about 6 weeks since I broke my ankle. Just baby steps, but it's something! I tried for the 1st time two days ago (29th), after some encouraging words from a neighbor who is a massage therapist. She gave me some good advice, (after receiving not much from my doctor who pretty much just said "try to start walking" after my last visit). I was kind of fearful, because everytime I would put my weight on it I would feel this tingling, kind of like when your foot falls asleep, and I just was very unsure about putting my full weight on it. Well, I held on to hubby's hands and walked across the living room. Then, down the hall and back. Now, I'm up and gradually walking more and more. My ankle gets tired after a bit and still swells up after too long on it, but it's a start. Baby steps.....I'm really excited and motivated to keep going. You really take your health for granted when you have it. I will really appreciate walking so much more now.

Sharing with Wrapped Emotions, as it is indeed a gift to be able to walk again! The Theme this week is "Gift of every moment".

Wrapped Emotions button

BSM - Sweet Violet

This is my Best Shot Monday. I've recently discovered Picnik through Flickr, where you can do lots of editing on your photos, even selective color! Lots of fun & easy to use
For more BSMs go check out Tracey's blog Mother May I.