Saturday, August 18, 2012

It's the Simple Things

It's the small things in life that make it wonderful.
I got to spend some time with my baby niece today at a bridal shower for my to-be sister-in-law. 

 I love shower's!  Everyone gets dressed up, the food is wonderful, you get to see people you don't get to see often.  Stories are shared, smiles are given, love is spread.
Women love to tell stories and share life experiences.  Sometimes the advice is unsolicited ;) and sometimes it's helpful.  I love hearing women tell stories of when they got married, or when their babies were little.  You can see the scenes re-playing in their eyes as they remember that event, that feeling.
Story-telling is something that we, as humans, have always done.  It is a time honored tradition that I am proud to take part in.

On another note.....I really need something (someone) else to take pictures of.  My hubby isnt exactly photogenic, that leaves me and the dog.  I'm not going to lie and say that 'I'm not vain', cause I kinda am...I admit it.  But I also just really like playing with my camera....cant wait till I get a good one!  Maybe Christmas :)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Is he a dog?

I dont know what goes on in the mind of animals.  Maybe some think while others simply survive, we may never know.  But when it comes to our pets, the domesticated dogs and cats of the world, have we turned them into little furry people?

Seriously, its something I think about often as I watch my dog to the strangest things!  Yesterday he spent almost an hour looking for his bone. (which, as it turns out, he ate! lol)  When my husband leaves to go to the store, he will sit by the door and wait for him to come home.  He has days where he feels "needy", he wants to be next to you at every moment.  Then there are other days where he will spend the whole day upstairs by himself.

Gizmo (my pomeranian) likes to sleep in.  I get up several hours before my husband does. (He owns his own business, and works from home, so he makes his own hours....he is a night own)  Gizmo doesn't get up with me, he waits until Chris is up.  Even today, the bedroom door is open, he can come down whenever he wants....he waits until Chris is up to come down and go outside.

He likes to have his picture taken, but doesn't like the flash.  He will sit perfectly still (most of the time) while I take his picture, or in most cases, several pictures.

He brings mouthfuls of food to the room we are in.  He doesn't like to eat alone in the kitchen, he wants to be where the action is.  He amazes me all the time.  And for now at least, he is my little baby.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Life is what you make it

So I feel like I haven't really been blogging very much lately, which makes me kind of sad, because I was really enjoying it.  My husband decided to take the few "reviews" I had done, and turn it into something.  I didn't even consider those posts to be reviews, I was just sharing something I really loved with all of you.  It's one of the wonderful things about being a women, we get to discover all these really neat "beauty" products, and pamper ourselves and feel pretty.

I've been reviewing a bunch of Amazon products (the site isn't finished...when it is I'll post a link) and I said to my hubby yesterday - as he asked me if I had written my blog post for the day - "Your taking the fun out of blogging.  I don't enjoy it anymore, this was supposed to be for me."

And as I wrote my review for today (a camera) I decided I wasn't going to let him ruin this for me...I will just work a little harder at finding some time to blog about what I want to, for me.

There are things in life that I put in my private diary, and there are things that I want to share with the world.  Some people don't seem to understand blogging, but I guess if you don't get it, you just dont get it, and that's ok.

One of the blogs that I follow has stollen a lot of my attention these last few days.  
I decided to go back to the begging of her blog and read it all, like a book.  And it really is a book of her life.  She is inspiring in so many ways.  She is able to take the small moments in life and really soak them in.  

One thing that really grabbed my attention, she has a daughter with Down's Syndrome.  The birth story of this little girl is absolutely amazing.  She talks about how she had to "mourn" the child she thought she was going to have in order to make room for the beautiful child she was given.  I love her honesty and her heart.

It's not fair to pretend like it doesn't affect you when bad things happen.  It doesn't help anyone to hide your true feelings.  Let them out, own them, and then move on.  Dont pretend to be someone your not, be yourself, and be self aware.  If there is something you dont like about yourself, then change it...dont just pretend that it doesn't exist.  Who is that helping?

Take a look at this world around us....dont pretend like its wonderful.  If that's truly what you think, then you need to open your eyes.  We need to set our differences aside and learn to love.  If we cant do that, we may not last too much longer.  When I look around I am not proud, not proud to be an American, and not proud to be a human.

Sorry about the rant....this post went in a whole different direction than I was planning.  I guess that's part of the world of blogging :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Alexis Victoria

I had the wonderful pleasure this past weekend to meet my beautiful niece, Alexis Victoria.  I got lots of adorable pictures (even if I'm not in any of them)

Babies are amazing in every way.  It's amazing how they take a little bit of mammy and a little bit of daddy and become their very own unique little person.
Growing inside their mommy for 40 weeks, a little baby in a baby bubble.
They are born into the world and start to become this little person.  It's an amazing this to watch, and be a part of....words can not describe.

My brother and his gf came with us to visit baby Lexi.  At just 3 weeks old, she is the most beautiful baby I've ever seen!

She watches as we talk...her head moving from one person to another.  Taking it all in....the moments that will eventually lead to her first words.

Will she ever fully grasp how much she is loved.  She has her Daddy wrapped around her finger, and he is glad to be there :)

A little photo editing fun...

Monday, August 6, 2012

Love my Droid!!!!

I wish they could make regular cameras as awesome as my Droid camera.  Why is it that the camera in my phone is better than BOTH of the digital camera's I own?  There are a few things that my digital camera does better, but not many.

I really enjoy taking pictures of my doggie Gizmo.  Until I have children, he is my baby, and he is so cute I can't help but take lots of pictures of him.  The following pictures were taken with my Droid phone...