Sunday, May 31, 2009

I bought a new photo editing program and I have been playing around with it.... here are some examples...hope you like!!!!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

First Pool

We got Drew his first pool. Well it isn't really a pool it is more like a splash and play thing. It really worked out great. He loves playing in the water and since it is REAL shallow he could crawl around and splash all he wanted. We invited cousin Kaleb over for some fun too. They had a blast!!! Drew did not want to get out. He had to take a bath after because his sunscreen obsessed mother SLATHERED him up pretty good!!!

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Saturday, May 02, 2009

Ok so tonight I sat here, at my computer, and I was having my daily panic with the SWINE FLU thingy going around... oh excuse me H1N1 flu... i call it the flying piggy flu.... anyways I was sitting there looking at Drew and thinking about this flu thing. For days it has made me sick... I DON'T HAVE IT... and no one I know has it.... I literally have made myself sick worrying over it. I have an industrial sized bottle of hand sanitizer at school ( my 3rd graders call it hand-a-tizer.. so now I call it that too), I have a big container of Clorox wipes, and numerous personal size handatizers. My 3rd graders wipe their desk and chair as soon as they come in in the morning and right after lunch. Whenever they leave the room they must use the handatizer before coming back in... up to their elbows because that is where we cough and sneeze now. CAN YOU TELL I HAVE GONE MAD!!???!!!

Well tonight I was thinking about it again and then WHAP!!! I thought about a friend of mine... his sister and I played soccer together and now his sister and I have reconnected through our BLOGS!!! OK... so I was thinking about the flying piggy flu and then BAM!!!... ALEX popped into my head. Tonight I know God was telling me get over it (flying pig flu) your being selfish. I started to think about Alex again.

Alex has battled a rare form of heart cancer 2 times successfully and now is battling it again but this time it is inoperable. Through his sister's BLOG and Facebook I have been keeping up with his story. Through Facebook a lot of friends from high school got together and held a fundraiser for Alex and his family in Austin. Ken and I were unable to make it because Ken ended up working late that night. Since that day, I have felt like I should do something... maybe it is donate... maybe it is to spread his story... I am not sure. Right now, I am thinking that I am going to put some of my art projects on and whatever I make from them I will donate to his foundation. I would love for others to do the same. I am going to contact someone about designing a little Blog tag that fellow bloggers can add to the side of their blog so others can donate or just read about Alex's story!!!

I am in the thought process right now.... it is after all, 1:00 in the morning and Ken and I are taking shifts trying to get Drew to sleep. I know some of you that follow my blog are artsy and know more people that are artsy, if we all get together and put our stuff on Etsy or something and then spread the word through Blogging this might become a big deal and we could do some real good!!!! Let me know what you guys think..... In the mean time here are some links....PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE go check them out... it puts a face to my story!!!