Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween is Near!

I love Halloween.  I also love fall {even those I hate what fall does to my allergies}, so as soon as October hits I'm ready to bust out the pumpkins.  We took Michael to his first pumpkin patch at the beginning the month - and being a great mom, I left my camera at the office {or so I thought, turns out I had it with me the entire time} so my sister was nice enough to post some pictures. 

But my favorite picture is one that I actually made.  He looked so cute in his church outfit I dressed up the picture to fit fall!

This was edited with Photoshop CS4.  I started with him sitting on the couch, then found a great pumpkin background.  Using a mask I think brush him into the pumpkins and added a little big of shadowing.  Volia!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday Tens

Wow, so it's the end of October.  How in the world did the past month fly by? I've been MIA lately - why you ask?  Well let's see...

  1. Being sick every other week is killer.  While I'm not ready for cold weather to fully set in, I am looking forward to the pollen and other fall "crap" going away!
  2. I've been going to bed earlier and earlier.
  3. Work is CHAOS!  We have an exciting new product launch on top of all the usual work so things have been nuts and by the time I get home the last thing I want to do is look at a computer.
  4. The bug is starting to really get a personality, so I really want to hang with him when he's awake...
  5. ....which means when he crashes I have a redic list of things to get done.  I have yet to master the juggling of playing with baby and getting stuff done.
  6. I've been making baby food.  That's been a fun process but cleaning up is pain.
  7. I've been said, I get tired of staring at comptuers so I turned my attention to making a really fun quilt.
  8. I've been out of town.  I usually try to plan my posts and pre-write on the weekends, but for the past month we've been gone EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND.  Yep.  We have been burning up the road.
  9. I forgot - yeah self-explanitory.
  10. Fall TV is back.  Yeah that's dorky but I really love tv!
So, there's my reasons.  Crappy I know.  The sad part is I really want to blog and talk about life, so I'm going to make sure I take the time going forward. 

Friday, October 1, 2010


Yesterday was our 4 year anniversary.  Since this has been a big year - what with a baby arriving and all - vacations were sort of out of the question.  But Chris and I needed a break, so to celebrate we're heading north to my favorite city - CHICAGO!  I've loved the city for as long as I can remember, but Chris has never been!  I can't wait to wander around the city again.  I'm also seriously looking forward to some amazing pizza.  Shopping is also on the list of to-do's.  And the bug - well he's enjoying some time with his Mimi {aka my mom}.  She's got a weekend full of activities and is already worn out after just 4 hours with him.  I already miss the little guy, but I have to admit I'm really looking forward to some one-on-one time with the hubs.  The last time we had a weekend to ourselves, it didn't go so well.