Monday, June 30, 2008
But I'm really proud of this layout. Rob and I worked on it together for the last two hours. It's going to be an information poster for his ski retreat in January. (They have to start advertising now so people can plan.) Anyway, Rob just has to add the details. But for this I learned how to adjust the shadows where I want them, and where the light is coming from, and I learned how to fade the edge of the photo into the background. And I used an effect on the snowflake paper to make it look grungy. I'm so proud!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Me: Let's say our prayers.
Ethan: God can't hear me.
Me: Yes he can.
Ethan: But I can't hear him. He doesn't talk to me with his mouth.
Me: When Jesus lives in your heart (yeah, trying to explain that to a kid... challenging) you learn to hear him.
Ethan: (alarmed) Jesus can't live in my heart! He'll break it! He's too big!
Me: But He sends the Holy Spirit to live in your heart and he talks to you in your mind. (Treading on dangerously complicated topics here)
Ethan: He can't talk to me in my head! He'll make my head bleed!
Oh my. I eventually convinced him that life with Jesus was a GOOD thing, but wow it was tricky there for a few minutes! Now he's decided to try to fly to Heaven in an airplane, which actually dissolved into a whine about going on the airplane to see PawPaw. So cute!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Lizy, if you're interested I can show you how to do this and you can use it as an intermediate digital scrapbooking course. Of course, you can probably figure this out on your own! Oh, and Rob found the drop shadows effect, so if you haven't found that yet I'll show you.
I also figured out how to make things look like they have a layer of glossy accents, or a page pebble on top. But that was the last thing I did tonight and I don't have anything to sample it yet.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Here's what I know about soccer:
- Kick the ball into the other guy's net.
- Don't touch it with your hands. (unless you're the one wearing the Mickey Mouse gloves)
- Don't get that thing they call "offsides."
- Don't pretend to be hurt when you aren't. You look like a wuss.
But seriously... it's kinda fun to be in Germany right now. The German team is going to the semi-finals (this is the European Championship) for the first time since 1996. (Which I didn't just happen to know that... I read it when I was looking up the picture above.) Anyway, I knew Germany had won last night (they beat Portugal) when the entire Hauptstrasse was flooded with cars honking and people setting off firecrackers. Everyone is waving a German flag out their car windows. It's pretty fun.
Tonight Turkey played and won against Croatia... so another night of horns honking and people cheering in the street. We cheer for them just as much as Germany since so many of our neighbors and some of our church members are from Turkey. Oh, just realized the next game is Turkey vs. Germany...
Monday, June 16, 2008
I also ordered the party supplies for Ethan's 4th birthday. Jennifer, Mary, and Miyoung, start getting ready. We're doing a super heros theme. Got costumes? If not, we have extra if you don't mind dressing your kids up as yoda, a nija, batman, or superman. Jennifer, I almost ordered a Princess Leia costume for Ava... and then I decided you might not WANT her to wear a PL costume... and it was expensive. :)
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
One morning I came down to find that Ethan was already up and was helping himself to the food coloring and candy sprinkles in the cabinet. He wasn't alone in his mischeif. The kitty cohort had tracked through the food coloring and decorated the kitchen with little turquoise kitty paw prints!
I was horrified when I found the kitchen and started screaming. In order to not KILL Ethan I put him out in the hall and shut the door. Rob came down and asked Ethan what was going on. He said, "I make a mess..." Ya think! Rob came in and just died laughing! Not fair! I still wanted to be mad! Oh well, why bother. We both stood there laughing histerically and I had the presence of mind to take a photo before we cleaned the mess.
Didn't think to get Ethan or the kitty IN the photo...
Monday, June 9, 2008
The story is, one day Ethan was banging on the door while I was in the shower insisting on coming in. I ignored him and eventually he got quiet. Silly me, thinking he had gone to play I continued what I was doing and took my time. When I opened the door to leave the bathroom I found Ethan standing at the door with a drill. He was attempting to unscrew the door handle and break in! Praise God, the drill didn't have the power pack inserted!
This photo is not from that day, but is Ethan with the drill. He definately has a fascination with power tools!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Then it was back to Vaihingen for "Iron Man." Have you seen this movie yet? It was SO good! If you haven't seen it, or you don't know the comic book, click here for the IMDB description. Robert Downey, Jr. was SO good! It was a little stressful when they dealt with the serious war parts (nothing graphic, just stressful giving the times we live in), but I thought they did a really good job of telling the story.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Then Ethan was playing outside tonight and found the BIGGEST snail I've ever seen! I'm sure they get bigger, but this is the biggest one that's ever been on MY back porch!
Oh, AND the Thomas Kinkade puzzle from you-know-where is finally finished! You know what Haven wants? Another one. You know he signs his work with a fish? This is the symbol for Christians. I believe he is one because my prayer life increased while working on this puzzle. Oh Lord, we're not done yet. Praise God I found a piece! Good Heavens, we lost one! Halleluja, it's finished! It was fun when we all worked on it together. A little family bonding there... :)
I worked really hard today and almost finished the Recreation Program Awards packet. Whew! Just a few numbers to look up and a synopsis to write and it will be done! So I thought I would blog about my b-day that was on 20 May. Sadly, it was my last birthday ever. That's right, I turned the big 2-9.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Also, I want to offer a public apology to Adie for posting a negative comment about the new Indiana Jones movie. While I stand by my dislike for the script, the actors were good. In fact, Harrison Ford was way hot and Cate Blanchett rocked!
And yes, in fact I blogged twice today. But tomorrow I have to work and I mean it!
2. Our submission for the recreation program awards is due on Friday and I'm still not finished.
3. My marketing plan for the whole program is due on Friday and I'm still not finished.
4. My husband is back home from the hospital and I want to spend every flippin minute I can with him.
5. I have a life outside of blogging. It may be hard to believe, and I have to keep repeating it to myself over and over... but if I say it enough times it will become true.