Friday, March 20, 2009

Do I Have Chocolate On My Face?

I had the biggest craving for chocolate brownies today, and couldn't resist giving my daughter the bowl with the yummy leftovers. She sure went to town, as any sweet tooth would do.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


If you've been following my blog lately, I've been reading up on lots of web site designing books. A lot of how-to's and step by steps. They've all been helpful in getting me to understand all that goes into designing. I had picked up a couple for Adobe Photoshop, but never really got into those because I figured 1) the program is quite pricey, and 2) our computer wouldn't be able to run it because of how large or a program it really is. Now, being the wonderful guy my husband is, he went out and bought me The Print Shop Deluxe. We had both read up on it, albeit we were in the store reading what the box said and after seeing web sites and blogger, figured this would be the program for me. Got it home, tried out a few things, so not what we thought it would be. (otherwise it's a fantastic program for calendars, greeting cards, labels, announcements...etc) I thought, oh well, I guess web designing isn't going to work out for me. So I went to Yahoo Answers and asked what other type of graphics designing software I could use. I was told about GIMP. It stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program. What's so fantastic about it, is that it's FREE!!! I'm not joking. So my husband downloaded it and I tried to do some magic. It looks easy enough if you understand Photoshop, which I don't. So we went out and bought the book (listed in my What I'm Reading column). I'm stoked with this new program. I'm excited to read the book and try it all out once I'm more knowledgeable with it all. Check out the link and see if it's something you're interested in.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Quick And Easy Meal

Living in an apartment has its limitations. I won't really get into all those, but one that I wish was more flexible are the usage of a grill. Now granted we do live on the 2nd floor so it'd be kinda hard and very dangerous to do grilling on our teeny balcony. So the other day hubby and I were at our local Target where they were selling that Big City Slider. Well we tried it out tonight. So easy to do! You have to use regular dinner rolls as buns, but otherwise it's the same as a homemade hamburger. I was thrilled beyond belief! My kids really enjoyed them too! I haven't tried the other ideas in their little book, but I'm ready to find out. Check this out!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Mistaken Identity

I think identical twins are a such a wonder. Twins run in our family on both sides. My mom has twin sisters and my dad is a twin. I was always thankful during both my early ultrasounds that there was only one baby. That's definitely a challenge that would've been rather, well challenging for us. I'm sure it would've been fun and lots more work that just a single baby, but God bless all those women out there who have had twins! Anyways, back to the point. As my dad and his brother have gotten older, it seems like they have days where they look so much a like and then others where they definitely look like brothers, but not twins. So the last couple of Sundays my daughter, who is 3, sees my uncle and thinks it's my dad. She gets excited and yells, Papa! Yesterday she ran up to him, he lifted her up and she gave him a big kiss. She came back to my husband and me and kept pointing in his direction saying, Papa! Papa! We'd play along and say, oh is that your papa? She'd say, yep, uh huh. It's Papa. Gotta smile at that. I'm curious to see how she'd react to seeing them next to each other. That'd be a good Kodak moment!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wordless Wednesday ~ Cutting Daddy's Hair

My little helper.

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