Thursday, April 30, 2009
Posted by Jo at 4/30/2009 08:07:00 AM
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
My son and I are particularly fond of theme parks and rides that thrill and chill us! The more twists and turns the better we like it! We are always excited when something new comes along and now we have added SeaWorld, Orlando as one of our must visit spots all because of the Manta! What is the Manta you ask?
The Manta is a ride that gives you a unique glimps of life under the sea! This ride offers speed and twists and turns that are sure to thrill you while showing you the beauty of sea life! Oh and did I tell you that you will lying prone (on your stomach) for the entire duration of the ride? I didn't? Well now I did and this will definately add to the thrill factor!
Now you need to go check out the Manta for yourself and even have the opportunity to win a "front-of-the-line" pass! There are six activities that give you an opportunity to win so go or glide on over and check out the Manta. I checked out all six of the activities and got qualified to win my pass to go to the front-of-the-line now it's your turn!! Well, what are you waiting for??
Posted by Jo at 4/29/2009 02:40:00 PM
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Now let me tell you a little about the knight, you see, he is a typical man and will wait and stutter and be in pain and still do nothing about it until it is so bad that he can no longer stand it!! Did he go to the ER on Saturday? Nooooooo, he rode his motorcycle, painted the fence, put down new mulch and helped me plant some new flowers!!
Did he go to the ER on Sunday? NOPE, again!! We spent the afternoon with Papa, or I should say the knight and the diva spent the afternoon with Papa while I met with a bride and groom! I know, I hate to do meetings on Sunday but they are both very busy and this was the only day that would work for them! Anyhoo, when we got home the knight mowed the yard and did the weed eating before it started to rain!! UGH!!
By now he is in pain and ready to cut his own eye out which brings me to yesterday! He had a couple of VA appointments so he decided to wait to have them look at it and I had to drive him, of course, because the sun hurt his eye too bad! So we get to the clinic where he had a 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM appointment and, just my luck, they could not get him in for his eye until 1:00 PM! No big deal, we went out for lunch (a rare treat for me)!
We get back to the clinic for his appointment and two hours later we are finally done and on our way to get an antibiotic drop for his eye! Oh yeah, the piece of STEELE they dug out of his eye had been in there soooo long that it began to RUST! Yup, I said rust! So now he has just left to go to the Marion VA Clinic where they have an eye clinic that can remove the rust from his eye! The only good thing is that they send a car for him and bring him home so the diva and I do not have to make the four hour round trip journey with him!!
Needless to say, the diva was the highlight of all who had the pleasure to be in her presence but I will let her tell you all about it tomorrow in her own words!
Monday, April 27, 2009
Doggone it if I wasn't going to take a break this week from I ♥ Faces because I have been so busy talking to Brides and Grooms and taking engagement photos and networking and babysitting and trying to get over this dang cold that snuck up on me when I wasn't looking! But since I do have a couple of photos that fit the theme, I thought I would toss them in for the heck of it!
Another busy week on tap for me but I am going to try my best to blog hop as much as I can since I really feel left out if I don't get to visit you to see what is happening in your world! Happy Monday to you all!
Here is the adult entry! This was taken at a pond close to the river where we spent the day a few weeks back! I caught him when he wasn't expecting it and it really was a nice change from the funny faces he usually makes at me!
Here is the child's entry taken on Easter Sunday! The diva was mesmerized be the reflection of the baby in the ball! At one point she even kissed her reflection! She is so funny!
Now hop on over to I ♥ Faces to check out all the other great entries for this week! You may even decide to join in on the fun! The more the merrier!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Posted by Jo at 4/26/2009 06:00:00 AM
Saturday, April 25, 2009
I am back with another I love your site Saturday! This week I am featuring Wii Mommies because I have joined the Wii Fit revolution! This site rocks with great articles and a forum to talk to others who are doing the Wii Fit thing!! There are contests and giveaways and lots of support for those of us trying to lose a few or many (as in my case) pounds!
If you have not joined the Wii Fit revolution head on over to Wii Mommies and click on the "How I Lost 60 Lbs with Wii Fit" button to read Julie's story! It is amazing!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Well, I was going to choose one of the diva and then decided I needed to make it not so much about her so I chose the color version of her and Grandpa walking down the lane to make into an oil painting! It brings tears to my eyes to think that this is something she will always have to remember him by! Wow, I am tearing just thinking about it!
Jamie also tagged me with a super cool award and I have to tell you 7 things that make me awesome so here goes:
1. I can kill my dinner and cook it too because the Knight in shining armor taught me how to shoot! However, I could NEVER shoot anything and then eat it!! Ha!
2. I can multitask like no other!! Right now I am babysitting a 7 month old along with my own diva and blogging while giving a bottle! Yeah for being able to type with one hand!!
3. I am a darn good photographer who is getting better at her craft everyday! Lots of reading and computer tutorials!!
4. I love to sing and have been told I am pretty good at it!
5. I am getting fit the Wii way and am dedicated to improving my health and be a better example for my daughter!
6. I think I am a pretty awesome wife and mother!
7. I am awesome because I am me and I am unique!!
Posted by Jo at 4/24/2009 06:00:00 AM
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Since I am already jumping on the fitness bandwagon, I figured that I could to it for a great cause in the process! I know that right now I am averaging 3 miles a day and sometimes more if we go for a walk as a family in the evening. And I really cannot think of a better cause than fundraising for breast cancer! All I have to do is log into BeeWell Miles to log the miles I walk or run each day and Bumble Bee foods will donate $.15/mile to Breast Cancer Network of Strength that provides emotional support to those going through breast cancer! This is a cause near and dear to my heart because a childhood friend lost her mom to breast cancer. Her mom was only 36 and she was in grade shcool!
So now that I am on the band wagon and raising money for this awesome cause, why don't you join me? We can get fit together and motivate each other and do something for others in the process! So get out your walking or running shoes and hit the pavement! Take the whole family along and then log into BeeWell Miles and log your distance! Just think how much money we could raise for this great cause if we all do it together! Let's go get fit for a cause!
Today is day three and I am absolutely having a great time with this!! My Knight in Shining Armor says it will go the way of the treadmill but I don't think so!! This is actually fun and just like playing a video game! Just so you know my Wii Fit age is 44 which is only 4 years older than me so that isn't bad! 20 lbs is my first goal (in 2 months) and my overall goal is 60 lbs! I can do it with this and eating better, which I have already started! I have lost 1.5 lbs, go me!!
Are you using the Wii Fit to get in shape? If so, is it working for you? What other diet changes have you made to help with the weight loss (is any)? Let me hear from you so I know what things work and what doesn't! Also, have you purchased any of the other "games" designed for the Wii Fit, if so, what and do you recommend it?
I am just hoping the little diva will leave me alone long enough to get some really effective workouts in! Ha! Yeah right, maybe I could strap her to my back for some extra weight! LOL! No, actually she imitates my son and I while we are doing yoga! It is the cutest thing! I will try to get some pics!
My wishlist would include another Wii Fit Balance Board so my son and I can do this together!! That would rock!!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The gang over at I ♥ Faces is give away Blurb photo books! That is too cool! What a great gift that would make for someone special! Even better is that there will be a book with I ♥ Faces photos in it! They are holding a contest and the top in each catagory will be in a book! Head on over to I ♥ Faces for more details! I am too excited to type! LOL!
I still hate naps and LOVE ice cream! I also love to torment the dogs and my bubby when he is on the computer! I love to play on the porch and at the park and I LOVE my kickity balls (I have 4 including one big one)!
Mommy has been taking care of Daddy cause he got sick yesterday! He is a really big baby when he doesn't feel good! Mommy says most men are that way! Ha! I am a baby when I get sick too but I am a baby so I am supposed to be that way!!
Mommy has been taking lots of pictures and talking to clients during the day so she is pretty busy! Oh, I forgot to tell you that she will be watching a 6 month old three days a week until the end of May because his Mommy got a job and the sitter that will be watching him doesn't have an opening until then! I love babies, they are so cute! Not sure I will want to share my toys with him or not, he may have to bring his own (he just lives next door)!
Think I will snuggle with the dogs and give Mommy a small break for now! I see you later!!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Posted by Jo at 4/20/2009 07:55:00 AM
I must confess that I have been dreading this week because of the subject! I HATE taking photos of myself, however, I did discover that I am still a fun type gal! I actually had fun with this little session. I tried all my lenses and actually liked the 50 mm shot the best. The crop is what came SOOC. Hop on over to I ♥ Faces and see how others captured themselves! By the way, one of the requirements was that we could not use a tripod!! We had to be holding the camera in our hands! It was hard with a bulky camera!
The kids entry was captured at the last moment last night! She was so tired from dancing all night! What you cannot see is the tutu she is wearing! LOL! For this shot I grabbed a point and shoot Nikon Cool Pix and was pretty happy with the results!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Both of these were taken yesterday when we went to Papa's for Daddy to mow the lawn! We had a great time and Papa got outside for a while! This little walk winded him really bad but we had fun anyway!
Posted by Jo at 4/19/2009 06:00:00 AM
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Posted by Jo at 4/18/2009 09:14:00 AM
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I know that I say things Rock all the time and I mean it but these heat relaxers REALLY rock!! Jessica at Live Beautiful also has a line of handmade heat relaxers that you zap in the microwave and apply to whatever area you like!
When the heat relaxer arrived last week I was in the throes of cramps and I immediately put the relaxer in the microwave and used it over and over for the next couple of hours! A few days later I went hiking by the river as I mentioned in an earlier post and my legs were not prepared for the pain that was to follow later that night! I grabbed the heat relaxer and used it on my tired and cramping thighs! What relief it brought with no need for motrin or tylenol to ease the pain!! Then my shoulders decided to join the pain wagon and I again turned to the heat relaxer for comfort! This thing really rocks!
The heat relaxers are handmade and come in a variety of fabrics! I, of course, chose the hot pink fluffy relaxer! I love it! A really cool thing that Jessica has implemented is the use of the heat relaxer as a fundraiser for your group. Check it out if you are looking for a unique way to raise money!
Don't forget that my give away with Jessica is still going on with lots of ways to get extra entries! Click here to enter! The deadline is Sunday with the drawing on Monday! Good luck!
Posted by Jo at 4/16/2009 06:00:00 AM
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I thought I would tell you about the Easter bunny!! He brought me some cool treats! A little candy that the whole family gets to share, a book called "The Runaway Bunny" and a really cool bubble gun! It was all in a pretty pink princess basket. I even got to go on a second Easter egg hunt at my Papa's house! I had so much fun finding the eggs even though they were not hidden that great! My Mommy followed me around with her camera again! I am really tired of having my picture taken all the time! Maybe she should take pictures of some other kids cause she gets on my nerves!
I got to wear my strawberry dress (my Mommy is a ZTA and they like strawberries) and pretty shoes and a hat that I picked out myself! Mommy said I did a great job picking it out! I like to dress up and go to church. I wish I could wear my new shoes all the time! I have lots of friends there and I always cry when it is time to leave!
Here are some of Mommy's pictures from Sunday and don't forget to enter her give away HERE! I wish I could enter but I don't have my own email and Mommy won't tell me what Twitter and Facebook are for either!
I will see you all later, time to play!!
My friend J.R. He is 3 and had cancer but is all better now!
Pretty flowers! Smells good!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
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Posted by Jo at 4/14/2009 11:18:00 AM
Saturday was perfect weather for being out and I was OUT! We hiked around the family cabin and saw lots of cool things! My legs are still killing me from the trek down to the river from the cabin! It is almost strait down! Going down was fine, coming back up was the killer and I was out of breath by the time I got back! I had to sit for a little while before I could continue the journey!! LOL! Can you say out of shape? It was still fun and the photos were worth the pain!
Don't forget to enter my give away here! Enjoy the photos!
I love the reflection in this photo! They were looking at all the tad poles!
Just a cool shot of the canoe!