Saturday, April 28, 2012

Six Word Saturday!!

My Baby's First Karate Tournament Today!

She was considered a "first timer" so she only did one round but.....SHE WON THAT ROUND!!!


Thursday, April 26, 2012


I don't know about all of you but I personally do not like the changes that Blogger has made to the whole layout of things. It's less appealing to my eyes. The only thing I will say I do like is when I upload a photo, it will upload exactly where I want it to be. Besides that, it makes me "blogging" a little less willing. *hmph* Oh yes, and I love that I can easily add these lovely flower dividers!! :)

What else I don't like is, when I had decided to change my layout, the website I get them from ALSO decided to change the way things were. It's not so simple to add them anymore. So, if you were wondering why my layout looks kind of funky, that's why :o/

Okay....enough of my rant!

A few weeks ago we bought a Blu-Ray player for our family room, cause having one in the bedroom and not in the family room seemed a little silly. We liked it! We got Pandora setup on it. We watched some movies on it. The remote seemed a little cheap but whatever. Well, last night, just when I was feeling in one of my "movie time" moods, I stuck in a scary movie. I waited....and waited...I could hear it but I couldn't see it. My husband said "Maybe it's supposed to start off like that, being a scary movie." I thought "possible" but I let it play and still no picture.

I had just watched a movie on the thing the day before and it worked. Okay, so I switched the movie out for another. See if it was just the movie or the player. Sure enough, the next movie did the same thing. UGH!

My husband was getting irritated at this point. He looked on the Best Buy website (where we bought it) to check the reviews. The fact that we didn't check before in the first place is so out of the norm for us. I guess you can say it was an impulse buy?! :) Anywho, my husband found ours and it got horrible reviews. The people had the same problem as us! So, needless to say, we're going back down today (hopefully!) to change it for a completely different model. (hint: don't buy the Toshiba BDX2250)

Speaking of purchasing, we recently bought a new camera for our upcoming vacation in the Fall. We had previously had (still have, just haven't gotten rid of) a Sony Cyber-Shot. LOVED the thing! Had a nice slide down to turn it on. Similar to this one, just a few years older...

Great camera! Loved it! I loved how I didn't have to worry about knocking the lens off or breaking it off (yes, even me who has a Canon SLR was known to be rough with my cameras that I broke the lens off of one of them. I know....shocking!!) So I thought this was the best option for me at the time. Well, now that we had to move on to something new, that actually works, we had to "settle" for one with a lens that extends out.

Yes, mine is red too! Now....I only have to behave myself in the mad rush of things while on vacation. I hope I can control myself! Wish me luck! Or shall I say...wish "IT" luck!

Lastly, for this post....this Saturday is an exciting day for my baby girl.

She wanted to participate so we entered her into a karate tournament. This will be her first time! It should be an exciting experience for her also! I can't wait!!

She said to me the other day "I wonder what it's going to look like inside where the tournament is. I envision it to look like on karate kid!" I replied "Yeah, me too." I find it so cute how kids use their imagination.

This proud mama will be taking photos so stay tuned!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

It's A New Month

Hey everyone! It feels like forever since I've been on here. To be honest, so much as gone on since I last blogged. Here's the low down...
It's been tax season, so I've been working more.
We entered into the world of the "in-crowd", technically speaking. What do I mean by that?

Yep, this is our very first Apple product and we're loving it!

As of today, I have decided to take down my photography website, temporarily.

Reason being is, I haven't been really active with my photos lately. Life has been crazy busy and I'm kind of on a "break" per se, with taking photos. I need to get back in the groove of things but it's just not something I can just snap my fingers, grab my camera and be at it again. I don't know what it is but I just need to find myself in it again. In the meantime, I'm taking the website down cause I'm wasting $20/month. Instead, which I'm excited to say, I am putting that money to much better use...

This is the radio station I listen to and love! I was introduced to it a few years ago and honestly, my life has changed ever since. I have started to get back on track in terms of my relationship with God, which to me, is one of the most important things. Plus, my husband and daughter enjoy it also.

Since I started listening to this station, my husband and daughter have both been Saved! I had already been saved, back when I was a little girl. One of the special things is, my daughter was Saved on Easter morning, 2 yrs ago. What an awesome day that was!

So, needless to say, this station is important to me and my family! So I have decided to donate on a monthly basis! Awesome!


Hmm...what else?

Well, we're in the process once again on planning our annual vacation. Only problem is, there is just one little snag....

My Job!

You see, when we are planning (the Fall), that particular week is the weekend our lease is up at my job. My boss has been trying to work a deal out to extend our lease but the building just isn't budging. There are a couple other things we need to check but if  it doesn't work out, we're going to have to move which means, our vacation will have to wait until the following weekend. Plus, we'll end up missing out on one other location we were hoping on adding to the beginning of our trip. Let's just hope all works out cause I want to go to the bonus stop!

Oh yeah....we're you wondering where we're planning on going?

2012 Vacation is going to be here.

We're hoping for the bonus trip here.


Oh yeah,



Needless to say, this tax season has been H.O.R.R.I.B.L.E!!

Now that it's just about over, I'm hoping to be back, updating my blog more. :o)

Maybe by then, I can update ya'll with more stuff that I just may be forgetting at the moment.


Hope everyone has been good!

Missed you all!