Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Utahans LOVE photocards. This is partly why BP hasn't been too embraced yet.. we're too pricey for this state. So.. I will be releasing a line of Photocards (save-the-dates, wedding invites, and baby announcements) at this Jan. Expo. We'll see... It's not any extra investment on my end, and I'm having a ball playing with PS2 and my new computer easel..
I've attached a "postage stamp" of Shilo.. The technique here was for me to learn how to do a scalloped border.. It's not perfect, but it was my first!
And if I can get "THE" picture of Thomas & I on our fall drive to Sundance this afternoon. Then you will receive a Thanksgiving photocard designed by moi...
because this year we are so truly thankful!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Again no awards will be won :-)
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
And in just 2 days we get the news on the baby!!! I can hardly contain myself :-) My mom & dad flew down this evening and are just as eager.
Thomas says my belly looks like a basketball, but I think watermelon.. we soon shall see!
Sunday, October 14, 2007
I know this technique is SO overdone, but I have never mastered it on Photoshop. So please accept my apologies :-)
This is a pic of part of our Halloween display in the front yard. I went a tad overboard this year..
We haven't even bought the pumpkins that we are to carve.. these seen here are to remain untouched for display. I'm a nut..
Well.. Aparently baby was as excited as I was that Thomas was returning home on Saturday from his elk trip (no elk..boohiss)
In the middle of a fundraising gig for Junior League, I feel a tap,tap,tap.. tap,tap,tap.. This went on for what seemed like a long time. Folks, baby has made his/her debut!!
It's been quiet today, but I didn't feel much till around 5pm yesterday.. so maybe baby is a late riser!!
On sad news, my adorable butter of joy foster cat Dewey is going down hill. I'm taking him in tonight & tomorrow to the vet. Please keep positive thoughts his way. He is pure love and deserves a long happy life!!!
Friday, October 12, 2007
And a week from today we will find out the sex!! I can't wait!!!!
On the photo side I've started doing photo challenges to increase my knowledge. Below is a pic of Shilo out side on Automatic and on Manual (and I didn't cheat!) I think I did pretty good :)
And here is one for humor.. It's one of the only things that really grew in my garden..
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
It hasn't been intentional. There is just something about my blossoming belly and enlarged chest that has calmed me down. I haven't said too much cause it's not too mommy-like to mention, but my chest is alot bigger (people I'm on my way to my 2nd cup increase and just starting my 5th month) I'm not bragging and given my more conserative move.. it hasn't been easy.
SO! Imagine my surprise when today a patron basically called me a harlot!! I was wearing maternity cords and a matching SWEATER set that my dear mom bought me. This patron told me I was "hanging out" and she could see everything. While she insisted I help her, she obviously stared at the ceiling..too appalled to look me in the eye.
I don't get it. And given my hormones, it put me into a state of tears.. still tears me up right now. I wasn't hanging out and the idea that someone would think I would dress salicious as a mother-to-be was a swift kick to the tummy.
Oh well. I asked God for big tata's when I was younger. Never have I regretted a wish more!
So I spent a mini-fortune and have outfitted myself with a brand spakin' new Nikon D80 with 2 mini-fortune lenses and everything else I "needed". It took 3 hours to get everything.. I think it was a salesman technique to wear me down! But I had done research for weeks now and needed some instant gratification!
Had a little buyer's remorse last night. That was until my battery powered up.. and then it began. Since Thomas is out elk hunting for the week, the animals were my defenseless prey. I LOVE MY CAMERA!!! It is amazing! Until I have time for the classes my camera came with, I'm all about pre-set settings, but I'm looking forward to learning all about it.
And yes I will post more pics (even of my belly now that I have a remote control to work my camera!) I just had work last night & work all day today.. so once the software is setup, you will be overwhelmed!
Long live Nikon!
Sunday, October 7, 2007
My heart goes out to my dad as I know this is a difficult time. And I'm sorry to know that my grandfather is gone, and all that should have been said and all the hurts that should have been mended will never be able to.
Soon after my grandfather divorced my paternal grandmother, he entered another marriage and had little to do with his 5 children and their families. I can probably count the number of times I've seen and conversed with him on one hand. He wasn't at my brother's nor my wedding.
I'm not angry. Just sad and disappointed. Just wished my father had the father he deserved. It's ironic that my grandfather passed just a few months shy of our baby's birth. Granted I don't know if they would have ever met, but it would have been nice.
People are who they are. Somehow in all that mess, my dad became one of the most amazing people I know & I know that he'll be the light of our baby's life. And for that I am appreciative of my grandfather.
Monday, October 1, 2007
If it is little Isabelle, then we will be decorating the nursery in vintage redwork. Redwork dates back from the late 1800's and was very popular at the turn of the century. It is embroidery that is done solely in red. My mom has been working on a beautiful redwork quilt just in case! And of course we'll add in some country denim.
If it is little Tommy rumbling in my tummy, then the nursery will be vintage again - only vintage cowboys & indians. Lots of toned down red, white, and blue. And of course a vintage Red Rider gun that will sit on a shelf till he's at least 5 :-)
So either way it's gonna be a lot of vintage red, white, blue!! Not exactly typical colors, but we aren't exactly typical parents ;-)
I can't wait to start decorating!!!!!