Friday, January 30, 2009

iPhoto: Faces

iLife '09 just came out and it contains a new version of iPhoto... which has a new feature called Faces. You tag a photo of someone and then it searches through your entire iPhoto library and suggests people. Here's how it works...

When it was initially installed, it took 16 hours to simply go through every photo in the library and identify a face - not yet assigning it a person. Then you select a photo (or multiple photos) and "tell" iPhoto who it is. Next, you make the computer search and try to find that person. Then, you confirm or reject. Through this process, you "teach" iPhoto who all the people are in your iPhoto library. I don't know how it does it, but it's amazing. The part that I find so crazy it that while my boys look alike, they must be different enough in their features that it know them. For example, I only "told" the computer who Zander was from some recent photos... yet it knows who Zander is from baby pictures! Crazy!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Scrapbook room wall art

Over a year ago, I went to an UpperCase Living home party and bought some wall art. One was for Mason's room which I put up a while back - go here for photos. The other wall art was for my scrapbook room which I FINALLY put up a week ago. I just love it!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Nickelodeon Universe

On Sunday my parents and I took the boys to Nickelodeon Universe. I've taken them to the MOA before, but never to Nickelodeon Universe. Just Underwater Adventures... or "the aquarium" as Zander would say. (Maybe we'll do the aquarium for Mason's birthday coming up). And then we usually stop at IKEA (my fav place). Anyhow, the boys had a blast on Sunday... even with me applying Purell after everything they touched :)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Mommy day

Today was a "mommy day". Mana was at a shoot the whole day (snowmobile racing), so the boys and I ventured to the pet store. They LOVE it there. Almost as much as the zoo, but much closer. They also talked me to into going to Target. Mason was actually the one that suggested it.

Friday, January 23, 2009

January card club

I am loving card club! I'm so glad that my friends Shelley and Erica asked me to join last April. I love all the members and we have a blast talking about everything - from scrapbooking to kids to cooking to home dec to relationships. You get the idea!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

more snow

Seriously, I'm ready for it to stop snowing!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I'm ready to "muve"!

Today I was notified that I will be in a pilot program at Medtronic for something called the Gruve Solution - from the company muve. I'm so excited to part of this one year pilot! Here's some info about the Gruve Solution taken directly from their website...

The Gruve Solution™ is a new, completely revolutionary approach to weight management. It isn't a magic pill, miracle powder or meal replacement plan. It's not about counting points, cutting carbs, or purchasing body-bending contraptions. And it doesn't require 60 minutes at the gym 3 times a week or a $100-per-month membership. Instead, the Gruve Solution is an unprecedented, personalized, scientifically proven solution that enables healthy, sustainable weight loss.

Our Gruve is an amazing piece of technology!! This little device provides you with a personalized, quantifiable measure of your activities and the calories you burn throughout your day.

The Gruve uses an omnidirectional accelerometer to measure activity intensity and duration. Synchronizing your Gruve device with our Gruve web site gives you the ability to view your own daily calorie burn and track your weight loss progress.

Mason is naughty... and funny

You know Mason is up to no good when it's quiet for more than a few minutes. I was making dinner last weekend and realized that Mason had ventured upstairs and was being pretty quiet. When I peeked upstairs to check on him, he was at the fish tank and quickly ran away when he saw me. I went upstairs to find this! It was so hard to not laugh, but I did put him in a short timeout. Masey is my little adventure boy. Zander is adventurous in a creative thinking kind of way. Mason is just a pure daredevil adventure boy! Love 'em both!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Map boy

Zander got a United States wall map from Santa this year. We finally got around to hanging it up above his bed. He absolutely loves it. If we have the TV on and they mention a location, he runs to his room asking where it is. He also has a globe and US puzzle. Hey, the kid loves geography!