Tuesday, January 31, 2012

More Daily Photos

Well, I've got some more photos for you. These are the ones that I've edited so far and I actually have most of them scrapped, too!

Jan 6 - Games are starting to be a much bigger thing in our house, especially since the kids are starting to be able to play more than their games. Xander wanted me to teach him crib so we've been playing that a fair bit...he even beats me...without me letting him (man I've gotten some bad hands :) ).

Jan 7 - My big helper. Jonathan likes to be just like his brothers so he wants to help out, too. Here he is helping clear off the supper table.

Jan 8 - As the time comes every year...the tree is down and the decorations are put away and I am glad to have the space back in my living room!

Jan 9 - Cleaning day...Mondays and/or Tuesdays. Xander decided he wanted to vacuum and there's no time like the present to teach them!

Jan 10 - More games...this time Toy Story Uno. Evan loves this game, in part because it has the Toy Story 3 characters on it but he's really a pretty good sport when he sometimes wins and sometimes loses.

Jan 11 - Here start the birthday celebrations! Since my birthday was on a Thursday and my friend's was on Tuesday and we have care group together on Wednesday...we got a pretty and yummy cake baked for us by one of the other sweet ladies at care group! She made the cute little banners with each of our names and the meaning on them.

Jan 12 - My actual birthday was a busy day. I started the section of my Thursday morning care group that I am leading (on anger) and I had an SCC meeting at school that night so we didn't really do anything. I figured I should at least have a picture of me on my birthday and I was in my jammies by that time so here it is.

Jan 13 - We went out for supper Friday to celebrate my birthday with my parents in-law. It was a good supper (I got steak AND ribs so how could it be bad) but the cake was harder to figure. Jason hadn't made one as he was going to get a DQ cake but my strange boys don't really like ice cream cake so I decided it's be better if we were ALL happy. I'm not a fan of store bakery cakes so we decided on donuts. Jason had to go to two shops before he found sprinkled ones (my favourite) but he managed!

Jan 14 - I went to a seminar put on by our church on organization. We played a little game and since our table seemed to be the least organized (or at least have the weirdest stuff in our purses) we won a prize! It was a label maker. I'd even been thinking that one of these might be nice but I have yet to get batteries for it.

Well, then, that takes us up to the middle of January on my pictures. I'm not "caught up" like I'd like to be but I'm definitely more progressed than I was last time I did this project so hopefully it will end up getting printed in a timely manner!

Until next time...

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Back Again!!

Look, in just a couple days, I'm back again! I have a few more photos to post. This week was frigidly cold and I got to spend a lot of time at home. I think it was good because it got me back in the groove of doing the things that need to be done. I even managed to find my kids' birth certificates! Yay for finding stuff you lost! Now just to do some more organizing around the house and get things how I want them. One of these days it'll be done, I'm sure :). I know that chatter isn't what you all want so here are my photos!

Jan 2 - Evan's new set of drums - a Christmas gift from Grandma & Grandpa. The kids have all had a chance to play them but I think Jonathan is actually the most promising!

Jan 3 - The weather has been so gorgeous that we had to go sledding at Xander's school. He even got brave enough to take the jumps and get some air! I believe the photo after this is of him crashing off the saucer.

Jan 4 - Xander and Evan got to spend the day at Auntie's and Xander told me he was going to build something huge so Daddy or I had to bring the camera with us. Jason took the camera but this is what he had built...not really so huge :).

Jan 5 - How could I not include the weather in such a gorgeous winter!!

So, 2012 has begun. I've even got all of these photos scrapped so far. Now I just have to get the next batch off my camera.

Until next time...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I Just Gotta Do It...

or I never will.

Seriously, I have been trying to post on my blog for several days now. Something keeps being not quite perfect...I haven't decided which photos to put up...I want to get some other thing finished...now I should organize last year's photos...it never stops so now I will just post. It's a good thing I don't make new year's resolutions or I would have broken this one already!

Anyway, things have finally settled down on the home front. The Christmas craziness is over...we had a few fantastically relaxing days before school began again and the weather WAS gorgeous! Now, routine is here and so is the bitter cold. It hurts more this year since it was 3 and then -30 two days later!

I have decided to attempt Project 365 again this year...with the added caveat that I NEED to scrap the photos as I go. So far I have all the photos taken and none of them scrapped. Like I said, good thing I don't make resolutions. However, I have downloaded templates and a kit to scrap January with. I have decided that that will be the easiest way to go...use a set of templates and one kit per month to scrap the photos. I'm excited. I also got PhotoShop Elements 10 for Christmas and I've started using it to edit my photos...I can do some fun things in there. Here is my first P365 photo and one that I edited in PSE10. I will hopefully post more frequently now that I have my project to work on but don't always count on it!!

Happy New Year! This was taken just after midnight 2012. Xander and I watched Cars2 at Grandma & Grandpa's while Jason was at my brother Jason's house. Everyone else was in bed so it was quiet!

Until next time...