Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Dear Santa...

I know it is a little ways away, but just so there is NO confusion, I want these for christmas. I think I have been an exceptionally good girl this year.

PS. cute red buckle is a must. :)

One down...

I have wanted to make a quiet book for the kids to play with probably since i was a kid myself. This Sunday church was particularly bad. We actually went home early and the both took a ten o clock nap. Nothing like a really bad experience to jump start your motivation. I finished my first two pages. I just need to make the animals for the ark. Now lets see how long it takes me to finish the rest. Maybe my grand children will get to use it when i am finally done. :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

GOOD dates are few and far between.

With limited recourses and two small children, it seems a task to just get out of the house without the kids let alone making it a good date. Honestly, we usually just drive around town arguing about where to eat or what is cheap enough to do. 

But last night we splurged a little and Jared took me to the fair. It was lots of fun. 

Self portrait attempt #1 (thought it was kinda cool.)

Ok, the real reason we went to the fair was not to spend a little money to have a quality date, it was because I entered some of my photos. I had to enter the professional division because I make money doing it, but I got honorable mention on all three of my photographs. I am pretty proud of that. Two years ago, I entered photos in the regular division and didn't win anything, so this is a great accomplishment for me.

And I am extatic about this... I twisted the arm of one of my young women at church to enter some of her work in the junior division, and she got THIRD PLACE on two of her photos. SO SO SO SO proud of her. Such a neat thing. 

I love this man... it was a fun date night. 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

front facers.

Two kids in front facing car seats! Its interesting the things that make you reflect on life. I cant believe we are officially a two car family with two big kids. Life is Wonderful and crazy and fast, awesome and stressful... I cant believe i havetwo kids in front facing car seats. No babies here.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

I know we said no more babies but...

... look at my new one! :D We couldn't be more thrilled with our new addition. And the delivery was way easier. No c-section for this one. ;)

Friday, August 05, 2011

blogging by text (mobil blogging how to)

I don't have a smart phone... does that mean I am not smart?

I remember when I was a kid and we all got new MP3 players for christmas, my mom couldn't work them to save her life. I seriously thought it was a qualification for motherhood to be electronically illiterate, now that I am a mom, I know it is. 

That being said, I can text, I can call and I can take pictures on my phone, and I am happy with that much. 

Then I thought, wouldn't it be cool if I could blog these pictures that I take with my phone right after I take them. I was this (holding my fingers about 2 inches apart) close to begging my hubby for an iphone. (but honey our posterity needs an iphone) 

So I Googled it. And guess what... you totally can do it without a fancy smanshy smart phone.


You don't need a smart phone, you can just text pictures or words and it will put it on your blog for you. just  a warning though, you do have to be able to send and receive MMS (multimedia messages) to post pictures. You can still post words if you dont have this feature. 

I may be the only person out there that doesnt know this, then again, I am probably the only person out there without a smart phone. But since this is going to change my life I think you need to know it. plus it makes me feel better thinking that other people are also not smart and poor like me. 

So here we go...

How to blog from your (not smart) phone.

There are two ways to do it, I will tell you the MUCH easier faster way, but if you find a tutorial on the other way, by all means try it... but this way is WAY easier.

1. Go to your Dashboard

2. Click on Settings

3. Choose the "email & mobil" tab

4. Scroll down to the heading "mobil devices"

5. Click the link "add a mobil device"

6. Get on your phone and text the code that is in the pop up window to go@bloggr.com 

(don't send it to the phone number it gives. You can still text words to your blog if you cannot send MMS, in this case just text the code to the number it gives.)

7. wait a few seconds and the window will change to tell you that it worked. And you will receive a text saying that it is ready. 
8. Next time you text something (text, picture, both) to go@blogger.com it will appear magically on your blog. 

I think that is AMAZING!!! This is seriously going to change the way I blog. I can't wait. :D

Katie you asked about pixilated pictures. My best guess is that because when you text them, your phone resizes them smaller. I don't have a solution, sorry. Maybe there is a way to turn off the resizing, but I doubt that it would send then, it might be too big. That does seem to be a problem. Does anyone have a solution?
just testing out the mobil blogging. :)
i am blogging from my phone. So excited. Tutorial and lots of posting to come soon!

an unwelcome visitor

The flu ran through our house like a tornado. Not the 24 hour bug, the big one. It was so hard watching them all be so pitiful. It truly makes me grateful for our health... you don't know what you have till it is gone. 

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Let me show you how its done...

1. Discover fire.

2. Extinguish fire.

3. Pick at dark spongy substance.

4. Lick said spongy substance. (note: very important... don't touch said substance.)

5. go whole hog.

6. Go ahead and enjoy... you deserve it. You made it a whole year. 

7. lick it clean.