Saturday, January 12, 2008

January 12, 2008


It's not unusual at all for me to see Hannah in (literally) 20 different outfits throughout the day. What always cracks me up the most is when she puts on her dress-up clothing, like this dress with a hoop skirt. She wore this a good 3 hours until she changed into her next outfit...

January 11, 2008


Last night, our friends came over with their two boys. This is Seth and Grace just hanging out on the couch and playing with Grace's GameBoy.

(By the way, I HATE this photo. LOL! But I almost forgot to take a picture yesterday, and when I snapped this, it was at about 11:00 at night in our living room that is notorious for having HORRIBLE lighting for photos. So this picture was so underexposed and grainy, I'm actually surprised I could salvage it. So anyway, that's why it looks all wonky and, frankly, sucks. LOL!)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

January 10, 2008

Going Green

So, one thing we've been trying to do lately is "Live Green." We're not freaks about it in any way, shape or form. But we're trying to do what we can in terms of saving energy, saving the planet, etc. This week, I switched out a bunch of our regular light bulbs for the high-efficiency ones. I put three of them in the pendant lights above our kitchen island, since our kitchen lights are pretty much kept on from morning until night. These suckers are supposed to last 5 years, so we'll see how that goes. And if they reduce our energy bill, like their supposed to, well then, I'm a happy camper.

(And the fact that they're a cool, funky shape is just an added bonus.)

January 9, 2008


Yup. We've officially become a family with a child that needed a trip to the ER for stitches. Hannah ran into the doorknob on the bathroom door tonight and put a good gash above her eye. It stopped bleeding after a few minutes, but I knew it needed to be closed up, or she'd have one hell of a scar for the rest of her life. She was one hell of a trooper. She didn't cry a SINGLE tear or make a SINGLE noise the entire time they stitched her up, including when they gave her the shots before they started stitching. I was shocked, and so, so proud of her. But in true Hannah fashion, she couldn't care less about the stitches -- she just likes the ID bracelet they gave her at the hospital. LOL!

See? She's just fine.

Hannah with her War Wound

And note that in this photo, she's wearing her sequined dress-up shirt. Because the second we got home and walked in, she stipped off her bloody pajama top and declared that she was going to play dress up. LMAO!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

January 8, 2008

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Today was another warm (for us) day, so Hannah & I took a walk around the corner to the gas station to grab some candy. We walked back home, sat on the bench in the backyard, and had a little candy picnic. :)

Monday, January 7, 2008

Other Project 365 Stuff...

I've been working on something for the past week. I decided that it would be really cool for me to put together a scrapbook of all of my photos for the project. I just think it will be awesome to look back next year (or any year after that), and on any given day, know what I did exactly one year earlier just by looking at my photo for the Project that day. Like, next year on January 5th, I'll know that one year before, I watched the Steelers lose the playoff game by one point (which totally sucked). And on January 6th, I'll know that one year earlier, it was fairly warm for us around here and Steve pegged Grace with a snowball. LOL! I also think it would be the kind of thing that my kids would think was pretty cool when they're grown up and I'm like, dead or something. LOL!

So anyway, I've decided to have 12 pages that have all of the photos from each month, and then 52 pages that have a week's worth of photos on them, complete with short blurbs that explain why I took the photo, or what the photo is, etc. This is what I've come up with.

This will be the monthly pages. Nothing fancy. Just each photo from each day on one page. (It will look much cooler once all of the squares are filled in. LOL!)

365_Jan_Month copy

This will be the weekly pages. On each page, I'll switch out the backgrounds and move the frames around a bit. And I might vary the things I list like "Favorite Photo This Week", "Most Memorable Moment" etc. to be other things. And I'll add some more other scrapbooking stuff here and there, but for the most part, here's what they'll look like. I'm excited to see it when it's all done. :)


If any digital scrapbookers out there want that first template (the monthly one), let me know. I created that from scratch and even made the numbered stickers, so I can send it to you if you want it. Just comment or email me (if you have my email) and I'll send it off. I'd offer up the weekly one too, but I made that using stuff I purchased from designers, so I'm afraid you're on your own on that one.


I'm giving a shout-out to Kelly, who was awarded Pink Ink Studio's "Photo of the Day" honor for one of her Project 365 photos. Kelly and I love Pink Ink Studios, and I know she's too humble to tell the world about it, so I am. Leave her some love AND check out Pink Ink. Their Flickr group is amazing to browse though and gives me tons of inspiration for my photographs. :)


January 7, 2007


Today was unseasonably warm for us (60-degrees... it was 12-degrees just a few days ago), so Hannah & I spent all afternoon outside playing.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

January 6, 2007

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Grace getting nailed with a snowball. Steve threw it (at Grace's request) and she thought it was hilarious when she got hit. I should add that snapping the picture right when she got hit was pure luck. Steve was actually behind me, so I couldn't see him or when he was throwing it. I just happened to snap the picture right as the snowball hit her and exploded. LOL!

January 5, 2007

Beer Graveyard


What our kitchen counter looks life after a Pittsburgh Steelers game.