Thursday, November 18, 2010

Around The House

I'm currently the only one awake in the house, so I thought I'd blog a little. Just this past weekend we finally hung this creation up in Laura Anne's room. I started it ages ago, but got frustrated with it a few times so it sat all neglected for a while. :) After all, I really had no clue what I was doing when I started. I had seen something similar to this in a department store years ago and thought I would try to replicate it. So anyway, here's Laura Anne's ribbon hanging thingy!

Then, just yesterday, for whatever reason I got frustrated with the bare wall above Stellan's changing table. So I spontaneously decided to find some old (and a few new!) portraits to make a collage out of. They are all just sticking to the wall--no frames. But Stellan enjoys looking at it and so do I. :)

And that's all for now. Good night!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

It's Thursday

Whew. I worked hard on this one. I had an idea in my head and played around in Photoshop until I got the closest to what resembled my idea. I'm not sure if I'm crazy about it. What do you think? Is the edited version over done?

After: Photo was taken with my Canon Powershot S2IS and edited in Photoshop CS3.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


When planning Laura Anne's hairdo for her Halloween costume (pics of that will follow sometime soon), I decided to Google "princess hairstyles". I found this blog:
Hairstyles for Girls
Oh. My. I'm in hair heaven. There are gazillions of hairstyles for us to try and thankfully, Laura Anne is almost as excited about it as I am. That's a big deal because in the past she hasn't always been thrilled to have her brushed, let alone fixed pretty. So far we've tried 3 hairstyles. She's enjoying it, and I'm enjoying it, and it's good to be a girl! :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

More Fun

We had a real nice visit with my family. Can't wait to go back for a little while at Thanksgiving! See the bruise between Caleb's eyebrows? Yeah. He fell off the bed during his nap. Talk about a no-fun way to wake up!!
This was one of my favorite outfits of Caleb's that I saved:
Givin' lotsa lovin'!

Hey, I'm in front of the camera for a change! :)
Here's Pops playing with Stellan:
Caleb sure plays hard.
Laura Anne put her doll, Celia, next to Stellan while he was sleeping. :)
Before we left for church, I caught them reading a book together. So sweet!!
I took a picture of Stellan's feet while he was napping one day. I love it.


About a month ago (I know, I know) we were visiting family and took our annual trip to the pumpkin patch. It wasn't quite as hot as last year, which was scorching, by the way. But it was still hot. Aunt Alana met us with her three kiddos and we were almost the only ones at the patch! Here are the photos.

Anna and Stellan sitting with Grammy. I love this shot. :)
Me and my sis
Grammy with 6 of her grandchildren! Beautiful!
I love the expression on Stellan's face in this one:
but not so much this one: (hehe)

More pictures of our fun visit will follow shortly....if I don't get distracted by something else, of course.