Friday, August 13, 2010

Pike Place Market



So big, a little girl can barely carry them...

Pasta... Check out all the kinds of Orzo.... So many to choose from....

And the veggies and fruits.. Fresh, local, beautiful (and yes, my nieces are beautiful too).

What do I love more than Pike Place Market? Fresh Halibut from Pike Place Fish Market!! I didn't get any pictures of them throwing those babies, but boy, they are so yummy.

Friday, August 6, 2010

35 years...

So, today is my 35th birthday. Now, I must be honest, I am not one to get all worked up over the years nor really that excited about birthdays. I mean, after 16 and 21, they all started to run together.. :) I was not bothered by the big 3-0, nor am I bothered by 3-5..... At the same time, I am at a point to reflect on where I have been, where I am now, and were I see myself going.

I thought about listing 35 blessings I have or have had.. but really, there are so many I am not sure where to begin.

You see, I am living a very different life than I grew up experiencing, I am doing things I never thought I would do (firstly being a stay at home mom, among others), and am pondering what comes next for us... (no, I am not talking about baby number 3). I am not always content, but I am always happy. I am not the picture perfect mom, but I do my best and I love my children with everything I have. I know I am not always as patient with them or Kyle as I would like to be (a constant source of prayer...), but I know when to step back and breathe. Compared to others, I probably lead a boring life, but it is mine and I love it.

But I am not comparing myself to others. Life isn't about comparison (that is how we get into conflicts).

In 35 years, I have seen a lot, accomplished many things that I am proud of, and made many friends. I know my journey is not over and that there is a lot more left to do. I know that each day I need to be thankful for the moments and blessings. I plan to live a lot, laugh more and love mostest!!! :) Really, what else can we do?

Monday, August 2, 2010

Card Making

So, I was hoping to put these photos into a collage, but as you may have seen on my previous post, I am PSE, here are some pics of my recent card making adventures thanks to my Cricut Cutter....

Sunday, August 1, 2010


OK, so I bought PSE 8, figuring it would not be that hard to learn.... Now, I do not consider myself a computer wiz, but I feel pretty confident using most common programs. However, I am unable to figure out even the most basic things in this silly program. I even have a hard time getting photos to open. Seriously, am I getting too old? Thats it. I need a class. I know, a lot of friends have told me they can help me.. but there never seems to be the time to just sit down and play. AND, i dont even know what to ask or where to begin. So, now it is the time to take a class.

anyone know of a good class locally or online?