Thursday, April 30, 2009

April 30...Day 94

Audrey is working on sitting up by herself, but she's not quite there yet. The Boppy pillow makes a great cushion for when she starts to tip over!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

April 29...Day 93

Today during Audrey's nap I scrapbooked a few pages of our Florida vacation. For my Stampin' Up! business, I have been working to get some projects ready for National Scrapbook Month in May. One of the big things I have going on in May is a weekly scrapbook challenge at this blog: If you like to scrapbook, you should check it out. I will be posting a new challenge for you to complete each week in May. You can submit your projects to me via e-mail, then I will award prizes to one lucky winner each week. It should be a lot of fun! Invite all of your scrapbooking friends to check out the website and try out the challenges! I already posted the first one a few days early to give you a head start!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

April 28...Day 92

One day every 6 weeks I have cute and stylish hair. That is how often I get my hair cut. I love having someone else fix my hair and make it look cute. I rarely fix it on my own these days, so it's always a nice treat to get it cut.

Monday, April 27, 2009

April 27...Day 91

My brother gave us an external flash for our camera, so I was playing with it today and trying to figure it out. It's tricky!! I think it's going to take a lot of trial and error to get the hang of it...good thing I have such a cute subject to photograph! She's very patient and makes a good model. I took a lot of pictures today; most of which I deleted because the lighting was either too dark or too bright. A few did turn out fairly decent; this one was one of my favorites.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

April 26...Day 90

We tried to get a picture of Daniel with Cael and Audrey today, but it didn't work out so well. Cael didn't want any part of it...probably because he was afraid Daniel was ready to drop him!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

April 25...Day 89

It just happened to be Civil War Reenactment time while we were in Keokuk this weekend. So I insisted on dragging Daniel and Audrey down to the park to experience this exciting event. =) As a kid, I always remembered being so excited about this weekend. But being there as an adult today, it wasn't so exciting.

Here are a few of the soldiers who were hanging out in the park today. Do you notice anything off here? I'm wondering how authentic this reenacting is, as I'm pretty sure there wouldn't be a Union soldier hanging out with the Confederates before battle. Unfortunately, we were unable to stay to watch the actual battle...but we did get some sarsaparilla and kettle corn!

Friday, April 24, 2009

April 24...Day 88

When we go to visit my mom's house, not only do we get to spend time visiting with family, we can also go shopping for caskets! This is the one Daniel picked out for himself.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

April 23...Day 87

Maybe the theme for this week should be tulips! Audrey and I went for a walk in the park today and I just had to take a picture of the pretty tulips. I think spring is finally here!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

April 22...Day 86

Now that it is finally warming up, some of our flowers are starting to bloom!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

April 21...Day 85

So I suppose this photo could have been included in My Favorite Things week, but I didn't think of it then so I'm posting it now! My favorite musical is Wicked. I've seen it 3 times and I'm going to go again in June! My fellow photo a day bloggers (Amy and Kellie) and I are going to go. It's partly a reward for keeping up with our blogs so far, partly a reason to see Kellie who moved away to Indianapolis, and mostly just for fun! I'm very excited for our little trip, and I'm sure that my photo on June 12 will be of us at the theater!

Monday, April 20, 2009

April 20...Day 84

I was just playing around with the camera this afternoon and took this picture. I kind of like it. The focus is on Audrey's little bare feet, but you can also see the cute ruffle on her little bottom. And in the blurred background, you can see our messy house...which kind of seems like a good summary of what life is like in our house right now!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

April 19...Day 83

Audrey has not been very nice to Amy lately, crying whenever Amy tries to talk to her. Fortunately, tonight at small group they were able to be friends again and snuggle together for a little while.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

April 18...Day 82

This is the remote control to our VCR. It is not one of my least favorite things. I can't take a picture of my least favorite thing for today, because my least favorite thing right now is the remote to our TV which has been lost for a week now. It is really, really annoying to not have a remote to our TV. We have to get up to change the channel or volume, which is annoying in itself. But our TV makes the process even more annoying. The buttons to the TV are on the side of our TV, and the side of the TV is up against the entertainment center. So to change the channel you have to reach your hand in and try to guess which button does what. So annoying. I think we're going to have to break down and buy a new remote, because we have looked everywhere for the past week and still can't find our remote.

Friday, April 17, 2009

April 17...Day 81

This is my couch, where I was comfortably relaxing just moments ago. One of my least favorite things is late at night when I am comfy, cozy and sleepy on the couch, and then I have to get up and go upstairs/change clothes/brush teeth/get ready for bed. I do not like moving from my comfortable spot. This is especially bad in the winter when our house is freezing. And it is the worst when I fall asleep on the couch. I HATE waking up and then having to get up and move and get ready for bed. Daniel has learned not to let me fall asleep on the couch, because I am not very happy when I wake up.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

April 16...Day 80

One of my least favorite things is having a sick baby. We found out today she has an ear infection again. At least it explains why she's been fussy this week...and it makes me feel better. I was starting to think she didn't like me anymore!!

Another one of my least favorite things is trying to get Audrey to take this medicine. She seems to enjoy spitting it all back out after you put it in her mouth.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

April 15...Day 79

When it comes to my least favorite foods, there are many pictures I could post as I am a very picky eater (though I am much less picky now than I was as a kid). However, it's late at night and I was limited to taking a picture of something in our house...therefore, tonight's picture is of one of my least favorite foods: broccoli. This picture really represents all green vegetables, not just broccoli, because I am not fond of any of them.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

April 14...Day 78

Headaches are also one of my least favorite things. I've always had headaches/migraines for as long as I can remember. But for some reason, when I was pregnant, they went away...and it was wonderful, 9 months with no headaches! Unfortunately, now that I'm no longer pregnant, the headaches have been back with a vengeance! This is a self portrait of me this afternoon while Audrey was napping. I have had this headache since yesterday. It's the kind of headache that doesn't just hurt my head, but it also makes me sick to my stomach and just makes me feel horrible. I'm blaming the unpredictable weather changes and the rain (going back to yesterday's post) for this horrible headache! I always seem to get headaches when the weather goes through changes in temperature and humidity.

Monday, April 13, 2009

April 13...Day 77

To follow up last week's "Favorite Things" theme, this week is going to be "Least Favorite Things" week.
Right now, the cold, rainy weather is definitely one of my least favorite things. This winter has seemed extremely long to me, and I am constantly complaining about the cold. It's the middle of April already and spring started 3 weeks ago, so why doesn't it feel like spring? Shouldn't it be warm and sunny, with green plants and flowers and trees in bloom? Instead, it seems like we've been having a lot of cold, dreary days and there doesn't seem to be much in bloom. This is the tree in our looks like this picture was taken in the middle of the winter not the beginning of spring.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

April 12...Day 76

Happy Easter!!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

April 11...Day 75

I thought it would be fitting to end my favorite things week with...

my two favorite people!!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

April 10...Day 74

One of my absolute favorite things is getting free stuff! I've spent a lot of time lately trying to find good deals and ways to get things for free. It's like a game for me, and I have way too much fun doing it. But the rewards are great! Like today, I got these 4 brand new books for Audrey from Amazon in the mail...and I got them all for free! Which leads me to one of my newest favorite things: Swagbucks.

I am going to go on a little tangent here and tell you all about Swagbucks, because it is so great. I signed up for Swagbucks about 2 months ago. Swagbucks is an internet search engine that awards you for searching the internet. All you do is perform regular internet searches through the Swagbucks toolbar or search engine, and then they give you "Swagbucks". Then you take your Swagbucks and redeem them for prizes (kind of like you did at the arcade when you were a little kid!) The best deal in the Swagbucks store is Amazon gift cards. So I got $20 in Amazon gift cards from Swagbucks, combined that with Buy 3, Get 1 free and Free Shipping deals at Amazon, and got all 4 of these books ($27 retail value) for absolutely free! And I have enough Swagbucks in my account to get $10 more in Amazon gift cards, but I'm waiting until I earn more Swagbucks so I can get a bigger prize.

If you want to try out Swagbucks and get free stuff for yourself, you can sign up through me by following this link:

Thursday, April 9, 2009

April 9...Day 73

One of my favorite things is to hold my baby's hand! I just love little baby hands. When Audrey was little, she would hold on and wouldn't let go! She's a little too active now to sit and hold your hand for long, but it is still one of my favorite things!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

April 8...Day 72

My Favorite Thing to Do on Wednesday Nights
Watch Lost with the FLEA club!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

April 7...Day 71

My Favorite Reality Show

I have enjoyed watching many reality shows (pathetic, I know), but the only one that I have consistently watched, season after season, is Dancing with the Stars. So I think that makes it my favorite reality show. And at this point in the season, this French guy and Cheryl are my favorite contestants, even though I can't remember his name and I don't know why he is considered a "star". He's a good dancer!

(Sorry it's not the greatest picture today. I'm sick and didn't want to get up off the couch to take a picture!)

Monday, April 6, 2009

April 6...Day 70

My Favorite Drink
I love Sonic drinks!! Especially Sonic drinks during Happy Hour (2-4 every day!) when the drinks are half price. I especially enjoy their vanilla sodas (Coke, Dr. Pepper, Diet Dr Pepper...I like them all) and cherry limeades. But today I decided to get my favorite slush: Lemon Berry. It's made with real strawberries and lemons, and it is so good!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

April 5...Day 69

Alright, this is going to be another week of themed pictures. The theme for this week is "My Favorite Things." I will be posting pictures each day of some of my favorite things...simple enough!

Today: My Favorite Book

I'm not sure that I can really pick just one favorite book, because I have a lot of books that I really like. But I've recently talked with several people about this book, and it is definitely one of my top favorites!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

April 4...Day 68

Tonight was our big Girl's Night! I'd say it was a success...with lots of friends, food, and laughter! And what Girl's Night is complete without a pillow fight??

Friday, April 3, 2009

April 3...Day 67

I worked on a few things today to get ready for a big Girls Night Out that I am hosting at our house tomorrow night. Here's a little sneak peek!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

April 2...Day 66

Audrey seems to prefer a new toy every day. This little lion was a favorite today.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April 1...Day 65

Audrey has had a couple of fussy days lately. But today she was all smiles and we had so much fun!!