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Lookie its an update!!!

A week later and I finally get around to an update! Our vacation/family reunion was a BLAST! We stayed at Jellystone Park (with Yogi Bear!!) Mom, Jeff, April, Jeremy, Shawn, Keira and myself stayed in one cabin. My aunt, two cousins Brittany and Brandon (peakin in the picture below) and my Grandma stayed in the cabin next to us. We got there on Friday checked in and went to see the BRAND NEW facilities for party's. We were the very first to get to use them. Then we went on the train ride around the park and got to wake up Yogi. We went back to the cabins and had dinner and got things organized for the reunion on Sat. I wont go into that here in this blog, mostly people I haven't seen in at least 20 years so I knew NO ONE!
Sunday we went to church then to Katlyns (sp?) going away party then we headed to Grants Farm to see all the animals :o) It was HOT but so much fun to see all the animals and Keiras reaction to them all!!!
When we got back from Grants Farm we all went swimming, my daughter is now a PRO at jumping in the pool. ALL BY HERSELF! She finally got the hint it wasn't a good idea to do it without someone. Shes a daredevil just like me I love it and hate it at the same time!!!
Monday we went to 6 Flags. My favorite part was that Shawn got to spend time with Keira, she adores him BTW! It was so much fun! Last time I was at any type of theme park I was pregnant so I couldn't do anything but this time I went on EVERYTHING! I hated that Shawn had to leave Monday night and drive all the way home so late but I cherish every minute I had with him!


New Camera! 08.08.07

I wasn't expecting to get it today but it came, right after we sat down for dinner (figures) I unpackaged everything and could not be happier! I didnt play too much cause Im SUPER tired but I managed to snap a shot of my mom without her glasses when using the remote capture ... then aded makeup in PS. My moms such a good sport!


8.07.07 So Im a lil late

with good reason of course! Still busy getting ready
for our trip and working on this photoshop...
HA HA Yep ... thats me! On the cover of COSMO!!!



So much to do!

**************************I have so much to do right now I can't even think straight! Packing for myself and Keira for the trip this FRIDAY [SO EXCITED] And shipping pictures! Work is still slow. The day it starts to pick up I leave for a mini vaca!


Babygirl ...

Played around with my camera today to get the settings JUST right for the Family Reunion this weekend... Of course Keira is my favorite model ... and readily available =]


Happy Anniversary!

Today is my mom and bonus dads anniversary, though because of their hectic schedules they went out last night. Dinner and a movie, and mom borrowed my lil black dress (HeeHee!) Congratulations to you guys I LOVE YOU!

Other than that today was pretty boring. We are trying to locate a substitute camera for the family reunion... we'll see how that pans out.

Got some great news from Shawn but I don't want to jinx anything so untill it happens you won't hear it from me! Good night all!


A bad day turns worse, then a little ray of hope!

I didn't want to get out of bed this morning. My head hurt from crying. (yes because of my camera) I went to work with all my gear,and at lunch I went to Wolf camera. No good news. The error that pops up is most commonly found after the camera has been dropped, it would be out for 4-7 weeks if I sent it of to be POSSIBLY fixed, and cost 3-5 HUNDRED dollars. I was advised to use an external flash at all times instead for the time being. Save money and buy a new camera.
My brother ~~~^^^^^^^ Thats him up there.
confessed to dropping it. That took a lot of courage to do, he could have lied but he didn't and I am SO very PROUD of him for that.

When I get home my computer is acting funny all the sudden everything is SUPER SIZED! So I run a system check ... nothing, defrag it ... nothing. I decided to give up and turn it off. After getting the youngin's fed and Keira in bed I try to turn it on again, to my horror it starts a PC RECOVERY. I couldn't stop it! All I could do was sit there and PRAY if nothing else it spares my pictures. Most of them I have no back up for. Like the two in this post.

Shawn's on the phone crossing his fingers, April is beside me watching everything crossing her fingers and I'm almost in tears.

My computer finally finishes and restarts ....... nothing ...... 5 min pass ....... nothing ........ finally it starts, EVERYTHING reverted back to the way it was when first installed. It was going through so many scans I couldn't get to my pictures. ..... When I could EVERYTHING was gone. EVERY LAST PICTURE! I started to cry. Then I noticed that some of the applications I had put on after were still there ........ PICASA! I opened it and it asked me if I wanted to scan the compute so I lost that glimmer of hope but did it anyway to get out of that screen .... all of the sudden THERE they are!!!!! PICASA found my pictures!!!!! I absolutely love Google! And an added bonus, my computers not f*ed anymore!!!! So my computer is fixed now its my cameras turn =[

Awww CRAP!

It figures, no post yesterday cause my cameras broken. I was too busy trying to fix it and/or find a solution to the "problem" so this is yesterdays post. =] And the pictures Ive chosen are none other than the two people who keep me looking forward to the future rather than the CRAP of today! My baby girl of course an my love. Without these two I don't know where Id be!


A fresh sart

I figured what better day to start my new blog than the first day of my birth month. I've decided that this year I'm celebrating every day this month. AND I'm going to take a picture everyday (not that I don't already do this) to post. We'll see how well I keep it up. My first picture ....

I can't even begin to explain the idiots that work at the State Troopers office where I had to go to get my AL license. I have made a total of 4 trips to get this done each time told I needed something ELSE before I could get it. On the third trip I was sure I had EVERYTHING and I did just not the right birth certificate. I had to have a ORIGINAL ... WTF? The lady told me since I've waited I might as well get all the other stuff taken care of. So I did, gave all my info, took my picture (I looked cute that day too) etc... I was told all I would have to do is bring in an original birth certificate and I'd be done ...

I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN it would not be that easy. After searching my mom and I found my ORIGINAL and a LEGAL (it even said it on there) copy- to be used for legal purposes. I head up there bright and early, not bothering with hair or make-up because they already have a GREAT picture stored. When I get there (30 min. before they open) 15 people were at the door already. So I get in line. When the doors open I wait my turn to get a number, I get to one of the lovely ladies and tell her what I need, "Oh honey this wont work it doesn't even have the state seal on it" WHAT? Yes it does, its just not GOLD, its a raised imprinted ORIGINAL birth certificate, and here is a LEGAL; even says it; copy. "I'll have to check with my supervisor, take a seat"
She continues with the 15 or so people who were behind me and I suddenly realize she never gave me a number!!! Uuuuggghhhh! She comes back from her supervisor and says "this will work" hands me a ticket, what do you know # 38. So now I'm last in line. After being there for about 1.5 hours I was pretty aggravated. I finally go in and sit down with a different lady. Give her the birth certificate ... "This WILL NOT WORK" -yeah she raised her voice. After a long battle about who told me what earlier things finally got settled. "Ok Miss go stand in front of the blue background ..." UH WHAT? You mean you can't use the picture you have on file like I was told you would do or I would have made myself a little more presentable? "NO! Your picture is taken EVERY time you come in here missy" ---------- Even more pissed I go to the backdrop and SMILE, I figured hell if I'm gonna look bad on this thing I'm at least gonna be smiling. Guess how long I stand there while she takes another customer who so rudely interrupts? 10 MINUTES! And this is what I get. A AL driver license that looks like; as my boss put it ... "one of those poor misfortunate girls who got mistaken for a crime and thrown in the slammer, has a few babies and deadbeat boyfriend at home in the trailer park they share with her ex-fiances brother and his dogs. Has her mug shot taken all the while thinking, when I get out I'm gonna kill you!"