Insta Friday

Hello There! I thought that I would join in on today’s Insta-Friday held over at Life Rearranged.

Here are some of the photos that I have taken this week. It has been CRAZY busy as usual….

Angry Kid is sporting @elislids newest edition, the fedora. It goes well with his soccer uniform, doesn't it?
Angry Kid is modeling one of Eli’s Lids newest products, a Fedorable. Yep, doesn’t he look cute with his fedora and um, soccer uniform? Angry Kid has a VERY large head. I was laughing when Kara gave me the hat. I tried it on and explained that I have the same size head as Angry Kid. Nobody believes me, but you can see here how big his “little” head is.

Happy Valentine's Day to me. Yogurtland after doing paperwork all day at work.
A little Valentine’s Day treat for myself.

Tis' the 15th of the month. #meon15 #febphoto366
Me on 15! A little random participation in Feb Photo 366.

My mommy got me two pieces of vintage aqua colored Pyrex with the farmer print for Valentine's Day. Husband does not get it. Giggle!
I am 36 years old and my mom still gets me Valentine’s Day gifts. I think that this gift is even better than chocolate. Vintage Pyrex in the butternut pattern, in AQUA!

Went to @teraraestephens this morning to get my hair done. As usual, she fixed my hot mess!!! The before photo was taken last night. Six months into Operation Pixie Grow Out!
Project Pixie Grow Out. I NEEDED some color bad. My roots were beyond scary. Tera also cut off my mullet. My hair is growing out nicely and she cut it to be like a bob. Yippee, my hair looks almost normal now.

Obstructed Views

I was invited to Disneyland on Saturday for event celebrating the Holidays at the Disneyland Parks.  I big puffy heart everything about Disneyland. It is truly magical.  But things like parades and fireworks at the parks, give me a little road rage. That is the only way that I can describe it. I am not a tall person by any means, 5’4″. So it can become difficult when I’m attempting to take photographs.

We were dead center on Main St. USA at Disneyland for the “Believe… in Holiday Magic” Fireworks Show, which should have been perfect viewing, except for the fact that a man standing about six feet in front of me, was like seven foot tall, I am not exaggerating ok maybe a little.  I pushed my way up to the front of our area, but I have a lot of internal cursing (ok so I might have said a few obscene words outloud) going on during the show. I love viewing the fireworks, and photographing them is a HUGE bonus. I was completely spoiled during HalloweenTime at Disneyland. We had the perfect view of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle for the Fireworks show. I took some AMAZING photographs.

I had to edit a few photographs, to show the head, I mean obstruction.

Tall people obstructing fireworks

Sleeping Beauty's Castle and Fireworks
Fireworks at DisneylandAlthough, I had SEVERAL, ok hundreds of photographs with obstructed views, or mainly, a LARGE HEAD in my photographs, I think this photograph really captured the moment. Everyone looking towards the castle, as the fireworks are ending, and “snow” is slowly starting to fall. Because really, Disneyland is MAGICAL.

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Disclosure: I was provided tickets and a fancy dinner via Disneyland for my family.  I will have a much more detailed and awesome post about their Holiday Events later this week. I promise. All opinions are mine.

Magic Moments

We have four computers in our house, two Macs and two PC’s, three iPhones, and two DSLR cameras.  You can imagine the amount of pictures that we have stored.  But they are all moments that document our lives.

We’ve had some firsts this summer.  Even though we haven’t traveled the world, with some local day trips and excursions, we’ve had a blast.

Project 365 220/365: Angry Kid on the climbing wall at camp today. He had an awesome day! Thanks @TiffanyRom

A few weeks ago, I drove my son to a friend’s day camp in Los Angeles.  It was well worth the drive.  He had a blast, and at the end of the day, he climbed a rock wall. This kid has NO FEAR.

Angry Kid and friend paddling along the lake

Today, Angry Kid and his friend, Mehley, had an unexpected adventure on a kayak. It was pretty funny. All of the moms thought that they would have to be brought in by the bigger boat. But they made it back. And then they hopped on a paddle boat. I could only imagine the conversations going on between them.  It was hilarious trying to watch them at the beginning when they were near the dock. Of course, I was standing on the edge of the dock with my iPhone, taking numerous pictures.

As I mentioned before, we have tons of photographs. When I look for photographs for blog posts, etc., I usually have to check iPhoto, Flickr, Shutterfly, Facebook, and my husband’s PC for the photographs. We have them stored multiple times on these different devices, and websites.

I recently found out that I can store all of these photos online, in one place, with a simple login to view them.  I was introduced to ThisLife, a photo and video solution for people whose Moments are scattered across their phones, desktops, photo websites, and social services.

ThisLife

I recently uploaded some photographs that I took at the Orange County Fair to ThisLife.  I’m always jumping between computers and I still need to edit many of these pictures. Let’s just say, that I am a little behind. I love how they were all organized in chronological order.

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Project 365: Week 12

I’m exhausted from a busy year already. One of our big events of the year occurred last week. We had a great day at my friend’s wedding, but sooo much work goes into the planning..and money, oh the money. It rained most of the week here. It is so hard to entertain a wild 5-year old boy in bad weather. And I’m still working on our Master Bedroom project. It is a work in progress. We primed the dresser tonight. I’m counting down to my 2 week vacation, mid-April. Oh, and I hit over 20,000 comments on my blog this week. Wow!! I’m amazed, thank you everyone!!

Project 365 77/365: How cute is my kid, the little ring bearer.Day 78/365: How cute is my kid, the little ring bearer. My cellphone was dead almost the entire day of the wedding. I only took a few photos with my iPhone last Saturday. This was one of them.

Project 365 78//365: Mother and son, jeans and Chucks.Day 79/365: Mother and son, jeans and Chucks. My son wore Chucks for the wedding the day before. He wanted to wear them every day this week to be like me. Ahhh to cute!

Project 365 79/365: The sky when I got to work today. Only a tiny bit of blue left.Day 80/365: The sky when I got to work today. Only a tiny bit of blue left. The storm clouds came in for a few hours and then boom the sun came out late in the afternoon.

Project 365 80/365: I went to visit @Bringingupburns and got a cupcake from Little Miss Cupcake.Day 81/365: I went to vist @Bringingupburns and got a cupcake from Little Miss Cupcake. Yum, that cupcake was delicious.

Project 365 81/365: It is official, my husband and son are more crafty than me. My son sewed a pillow at the after-school program today.Day 82/365: It is official, my husband and son are more crafty than me. My son sewed a pillow at the after-school program today. At least my son is trying to son. I’m a mess when I try to sew.

Project 365 82/365: Here I am! #Delurk for Twitter and Instagram.Day 83/365: Here I am! #Delurk for Twitter and Instagram. A ton of people posted their picture on Instagram to show who they were.

Project 365 83/365: I bought 3 of these bunnies on a stick from @Pier_1_Imports. I have no clue on what I'm going to do with them. But they are soo cute!Day 84/365: I bought 3 of these bunnies on a stick from @Pier_1_Imports. I have no clue on what I’m going to do with them. But they are soo cute! Seriously, they are adorable.

Project 365: Week 5

I arrived home from Blissdom, the first day of Week 5.  I ended up editing photos most of the week, in between working.  It was chaotic and busy.  I’m still taking photos for Project 365, but I’m quite the slacker with tagging them in my Flickr account.  I’m going to try and be more organized with my photos.

Project 365 29/365: Of course, @According2kelly got some beautiful boots in Nashville!Day 29/365: Of course, @According2kelly got some beautiful boots in Nashville! Kelly and April wandered off for a bit before we boarded our plane home to Los Angeles.  Kelly returned with these awesome boots.

Yes, we have other kinds of trees other than palms in Orange County.Day 30/365: Yes, we have other kinds of trees other than palms in Orange County. I was standing underneath this tree.  I think the colors on the tree are pretty.

Morning routine. The kid on the iPad and me on Twitter.Day 31/365: Morning routine. The kid on the iPad and me on Twitter. My son actually got up early for school and we had some extra time in the morning.

7-11 is selling a "Classic Beer Pong" kit. Apparently it does not include beer. So it just plastic cups & balls?Day 32/365: 7-11 is selling a “Classic Beer Pong” kit. Apparently it does not include beer. So it just plastic cups & balls? I have no words for this.

Things I can't survive without: Liquid Paper Dryline Grip, Pilot G-2 gel pens, and SD cards.Day 33/365: Things I can’t survive without: Liquid Paper Dryline Grip, Pilot G-2 gel pens, and SD cards. All this picture is missing is a Sharpie and I’m set.

Angry Kid likes the #Freschetta pizza that I got free via @Blissdom. So good cooked on baking stone.Day 34/365: Angry Kid likes the #Freschetta pizza that I got free via @Blissdom. So good cooked on baking stone. I had a coupon and I used it. Pizza was tasty!

My son has a new pet. He found him on the way home from school.Day 35/365: My son has a new pet. He found him on the way home from school. Just seeing this picture makes me want to wash my hands with soap, a lot.

Wordless Wednesday: The Abyssinian

I went over to my mom’s house last night. I was promptly greeted and meowed at. Jake, the Abyssinian came to say hello. Jake or Jacob Ashton as he was official named, is my first born. Over the years, my allergies took over and I could not handle living with Jake. He was watching every move I made.
I went to my mom's house and my first born Jake greeted me. Jake is a cat.

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If this your first time here, HELLO! I do a link-up every Wednesday! Post a picture(s) that you took in the past week and link back to it here. Wordless Wednesday is a great day to post an awesome picture that “speaks” for itself, no words needed.

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Project 365: Week 4

I think Week 4 of Project 365 was my busiest so far. It started off with a kid’s birthday party at Chuck E Cheese and ended with me coming home from the Blissdom Conference.  I’ve been at Blissdom most of the week.  I’m in post edit hell right now, as I took over a 1000 photos at the Conference.

Project 365 22/365: I am in kid paradise and parent hell!Day 22/365: I am in kid paradise and parent hell! I took my son to a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese’s.  It was fun for my son because he got to see some of his old preschool friends. It was chaos for me.

Project 365 23/365: I think I got the lucky number.Day 23/365: I think I got the lucky number. Just another lunch at The Corner Bakery.

Project 365 24/365: Volunteering at Kindergarten today. Time for worksheets.Day 24/365: Volunteering at Kindergarten today. Time for worksheets. I volunteer at my son’s school every Monday.

Project 365 25/365: Tennessee or Bust!Day  25/365: Tennessee or Bust! Getting ready to fly off to Blissdom.

Project 365 26/365: At the photo workshop listening to @secretagentmama talk cameras and ISO's. #BlissdomDay 26/365: At the photo workshop listening to @secretagentmama talk cameras and ISO’s. I was in the photography workshop at Blissdom.

My @epiphaniebags Belle wants to be BFF's with @sthrnfairytale's Clover. Belle is envious of Clover. #BlissdomDay 27/365: My @epiphaniebags Belle wants to be BFF’s with @sthrnfairytale’s Clover. Belle is envious of Clover. I love my camera bag. It is awesome.

How cute is @Jennyonthespot! And me, of course!Day 28/365: How cute is @Jennyonthespot! And me, of course! We had a great time at Blissdom. I heart this gal!

Project 365 29/365: Of course, @According2kelly got some beautiful boots in Nashville!Day 29/365: Of course, @According2kelly got some beautiful boots in Nashville! Kelly always has great shoes.

Innocent Wonder

Kindergarten Field Trip to the Farm

My son went on a field trip last week to The Centennial Farm at the Orange County Fairgrounds. He went with his kindergarten class.  This was their first field trip and for many of the kids, their first time on a school bus.  I stopped by and spent about an hour with the kids while they toured the farm. The farm is a 3-acre working farm.

My son was very excited.  I laughed when he asked to go there again.  I had to tell him, “umm dude, we go here every year during the Fair in the summer.”  He replied, “I knew that, I was just kidding.”   He says stuff like that all the time. “I’ve never been here before, this is soo cool.”

At the end of the tour, they went inside a room where the had baby chicks.  The tour guide told them about how they have a fertilized egg and the yolk eventually turns into a baby chick.  They all we given little baby chicks to hold.  My son kept calling his chick a bird.  It was hilarious watching the kids with these chicks.  Some of the kids were completely freaked out, and I think some of the kids wanted to take the chicks home.  It was all over though, when the chicks started to poop.

Be sure to check out other photos on I Heart Faces Photo Challenge this week, “Innocent Wonder”.