I finally got my wisdom teeth taken out! finally! Going to the dentist for anything tops my list of things I absolutely hate, and I was dreading this day for so long!! And I was such a stress case going in to my appointment, that the surgeon probably thought I was such a baby! But that's ok. I'm just overjoyed that it is now behind me!! I was feeling pretty nausous all day yesterday, and I finally figured out last night that it probably was not the after effects of the laughing gas, but the vicoden that was causing it. So I quit taking that, and just took Motrin today. I felt so miserable yesterday!
Jay and Amy were married on Sunday at the Pioneer Living History Village. It was a gorgeous day and it was my first time there, so it was fun to check it out! Here are a few pictures of the two of them that caught my eye while looking through their pictures today. Congratulations again you guys!!
And our 'Blue sky' picture from their wedding. It was a great venue for a wedding!
And yesterday I started my 'picture-a-day project....here is my picture for day 2!
Have a great Tuesday everyone! Today is the dreaded day that I get my wisdom teeth pulled! I have been dreading this day for so long! And I am such a nervous wreck. I HATE going to the dentist, but will be SO GLAD to finally have them out!!
I am so excited to start this!! I have actually wanted to do this for a long time, but have always put it off because I was waiting for a specific day to start...didn't think I should just start on a random day! well, what better day to start than on 10/10/10? That way it'll be easier to remember what day I started on :) I am going to take a picture a day, put some journaling with it, print it to an 8 1/2 X 11, put it in a sheet protector and start my book! I am really hoping that I can keep up on this! If any of you reading my blog do this, you should leave me a link in the comments section to where I can see your picture! It doesn't have to be with journaling...just a picture is fine! And I am not going to guarantee that I will post it everyday on here, but I'm going to try!
I think Fall may have finally arrived! And it sure came in with a windy, chilly, rainy bang! After an average temp in September of 103 degrees (!), I think we phoenicians are all ready for cool weather! We had a couple of awesome hail storms, but of course I didn't get pictures of it! I also heard on the radio this morning, that there was a tornado and a few tornado warnings up near Flagstaff. Crazy!
Here are a few pictures that Frans took later in the afternoon....
I LOVE Fall, and I LOVE the rain!! And I love that I was finally able to turn the AC off, and open the doors to let the cool in! Ahhhh...
Have you ever wondered how some people post pictures online where the eyes of the subject just 'pop'? Well, I am going to teach you one way of doing that to your pictures. I work in Adobe CS3, so if you are working with a older or newer version, your screen may look a little different than mine. And there are several different ways of doing this, but this is the quickest way for me :)
First, open the picture in photoshop that you want to work with...
Next, zoom in on the eyes to make it easier to see what you're doing...and click on your 'lasso' tool. trace around the first eye (it doesn't have to be perfect), then while holding down the 'shift' key, lasso the other eye. So now both eyes should have a moving dotted line around them. Now, right click on your mouse and select 'feather'.
and put your radius at 10 and click ok.
Next, go to your 'filter' tab on top of your screen and choose 'sharpen', then 'unsharp mask'
Play around with this a bit until you get the look you want. You can check the box that says preview to see the difference before you ok it.
But be careful you don't over-do it....you can end up with some scary looking eyes!
While sitting in church this past Sunday, Lindsey was busy writing in her notebook, and she gave me permission to share 'her story'. I thought it was so cute! I always wonder what's going thru their minds!
by Lindsey Kuoppala
Right now me and my family are at church and a sermon is speaking to us. Right now Taryn is peeking over the bench and seeing what's going on behind us, Trina is staring behind us also, Toni is trying to go to bed, Alanys is sitting down and talking to her friend Emalee, and Kierstyn is sitting down and listening to the sermon.
At church right now there is about 100 people sitting down and listening, 40 people playing outside, 20 people talking, and 10 people out with crying or hungry babies.
Isn't that the greatest?!?! At least one of my kids was listening, and I wonder what Frans and I were doing? Good thing she didn't put something like mom is trying to get us to be quiet and dad is snoring! LOL
I love it. Oh the things Kids say and do! All too quickly these days will be gone, so I am going to get better about documenting the great things they do!
Epiphanie is having a contest on "living life the way you picture it", and they are giving away a canon 5D mark ll camera!! This is my dream camera, so I thought I'd play along. Check them out, their bags are amazing!
I need to include a picture that had a few specific things in it....Here it is! Good luck to me! If I win this awesome prize, you will all hear me yelping with glee no matter where you are!
Ok, so I had a friend (who shall remain nameless) call me yesterday and share a 'norwex' story with me that I thought was pretty funny....
She got to cleaning her house with her 'rags', and when she looked out her kitchen window she decided that her car windows really needed to be cleaned too. So she took her 'rags' and went outside to clean the inside of her car windows. Well after she got done, she realized that the outside of her car was pretty darn dirty too....so she packed up the kids and headed off for the carwash. Her car came out sparkling clean, and she realized that the rags really worked awesome on her windows now that she could see through the outside dirt :) As she drove away, she realized that she still had some time, and the kids were getting cranky because they were hungry, so she decided to roll through McDonalds. She got herself a sausage and egg mcmuffin because they were cheap, and she thought that it couldn't be too high in calories because all it is is a sausage and egg and a muffin. Well, she was NOT happy to find out that she had just consumed 490 calories in one sandwich! So now all because she decided to clean up a little in the morning, she spent about $10 extra between the carwash and Micky D's, and she would have to work out extra hard at the gym that day! Not to mention that after all that she picked up her Kindergartner from school, and after spotting the McDonald's bag, and realizing that there was no food left for him, he became cranky too! AAaaah! Time for naps!
The Norwex mission is to radically reduce the use of chemicals in your home, and at the same time save you TIME and $$....but what you do with all your extra time and $$, well, that's up to you!