Sunday, November 30, 2008

Many faces of Mason Robert

I've really been getting into Photoshop lately. Mana loaded Photoshop Elements 3 on my Mac (which he got free from buying his Wacom tablet). I've always wanted to get more into photo editing - and finally started teaching myself (with some help from Mana, of course). I love this little montage. I came up with the idea myself and Mana helped me achieve the look. I now have many post-it notes stuck to my monitor with all the PS action shortcuts.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Zander is thankful for...

NOT his Mom apparently! When I asked him how come Mom and Mason were not on here, he said "I didn't have enough room!"

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Do it, Done it

Put the items you've done in bold. I've italicized things I want to do.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car - less than 2 months ago!
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chicken pox - evidence right between the eyes
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous - had dinner with Torii Hunter
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Sunday, November 23, 2008


This video is too funny not to share. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

November Card Club

This month's card club was actually 2 holiday tags.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Not ready for this...

Wow, it really hit me the other day when I opened this letter in the mail...

Monday, November 17, 2008

Just a regular weekend...

Naughty Mason

This is what happens when we leave Mason with daubers for a minute or two...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

November fun

Now that the weather is getting more chilly, the boys are having to do everything indoors... which means lots of building! Zander loves to build castles and Mason loves to knock them down. Zander also LOVES doing the "state puzzle" - which is Mana's from his childhood. Over the last month with all the election coverage, we've seen a lot of maps on TV. Zander could tell you where most of the states are. Impressive!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Halloween started with a party at LCC. The kids did some projects, handed out candy (we made the treat bags) and then put on the costumes. Zander was so excited to dress up as Peter Pan (which my mom and I made! And Mana made the hat.) Mason lasted about 2 minutes - which is why I knew it was not a big deal to dress him in Zander's hand-me-down chicken costume. Besides, how cute is that chicken costume?! It deserves to be worn by more than one kid.

Then, Zander went trick-or-treating with Mana. When they were getting to head out, Zander grabbed our candy bowl and said, "Dad, how are we going to carry this to all the houses?" He's so sweet. He thought that you go to houses and give away candy. When they got back, Zander said, "Mom, last year we only went to three houses. This year we went to SIX!"