Monday, November 28, 2011

Tail Lights

This is the view I get to see almost every day if I leave work on time.  I would be a millionaire if you gave me a dollar for every time I got stuck behind this bus!  The up side is that I ws able to try another new app on my iPod.  It's called Lo-Mob and I love it!  It let's you age and distress your images.  Very cool!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The ugly truth ...

"There's a lot of ugly things in this world, son. I wish I could keep 'em all away from you. That's never possible." ~ Atticus Finch

This book is unequivably my favorite ... ever.  Everytime I read it, it hits me and hard.  If you've never read it ... give it a chance.  You won't be disappointed.  

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Photo fun!

Yesterday I downloaded a new app for my iPod.  It's called Instagram and it allows you to age and distress photos you take with your iPhone and iPod.  The photos are also square.  That reminded me of old photos from my childhood ... which is a cool bonus.  I'm having way to much fun!  I can't wait to try it with some Christmas images and to download some more apps.  Stay tuned!

Friday, November 25, 2011

One Amazing Kid

Can I just say that I have the most amazing and patient son.  I have been wanting for a while to take some photos of him.  Well, today was his lucky day.  We had off from school so I took the opportunity to get the job done.

I let him pick out what he wanted to wear, but he had to let me go where I wanted to to take the photos.  We had a deal, until he said, "I'm only smiling the way I want to."  I agreed, so off we went.  He listened to my directions as we climbed over logs and through sticker bushed and mounds of leaves.  Never once did I hear a complaint.  Awesome!

Here are just a few.  I don't want to post to many, just in case I use some for my Christmas cards.  Wait a minute, who and I kidding.  Of course I'm going to use some in my cards!  Let's be serious, that was one of the reasons for taking the pictures.  The other reason is that he's growing up so fast and I just want to preserve this moment in time.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Life ...

Wow, I can't believe how long it's been since I've last posted. I could explain, but I don't think my blog could take that much. Let's just say that life has been crazy, with me as it's leading character.

One great thing that happened since I last posted, is that I've been able to reconnect with some amazing cousins and continue to build an amazing relationship with my cousin Wayne. I struggle with relationships and to be able to open my heart to these amazing people has been such a blessing to me.

I mentioned that I have been able to continue to build an amazing relationship with my cousin Wayne. Wayne ... you are most amazing person and I love that you're always there to give me that needed "bear hug". How can I thank you for just being you? All the words in the world wouldn't be enough, so all I can say is, "I love you Wayne".

Cathy ... what can I say? You are truly a blessing in disguise. Your candidness is addictive, your humor contageous and your heart ... WOW! Your one of the best things that has happened to me in this crazy year, but like I've told you, "Your my kind of crazy!"

My Cyndi Lou Who! You are such a class act and a lover of life. I really enjoyed seeing you. It was way to long. I look forward to many more visits, both here on the east coast and out in Cali. I already miss you!

Daniel and Ginger, what can I say? I think this picture says it all. Daniel, you are one of the funniest people I know and I can always count on a laugh when your around (and a possible wrapped body part!). You're a great listener and have an truly honest spirit, which is rare in this day and age. Thank you for listening and for just being you. I can't wait to come out and see the Big Red Trees! Ginger ... I loved meeting you - finally! You are a breath of fresh air and a joy to be around. I enjoyed our talks and look forward to may more. Brent misses you both, too!

Mark, you are an amazing man and such a good model for what a good husband should be. You protect your family and I love and admire that about you. I also love that you can put Shaun in his place! What a bonus!!!

Wow, what a post! I guess it's time to get off my soap box!!! But like I said when I started this post ... I have had the unique opportunity to reconnect with some amazing cousins and needed to talk about them. I really appreciate the people in my life who make my life better and every person I mentioned is truly a blessing to me! Love you all!