i heart faces {vroom,vroom photo challenge}


iheartfaces announced they were having a “vroom,vroom” photo challenge this week. I immediately thought of this photo. I loved capturing this moment. The ocean is such a peaceful place. This was taken right at sunset on our first night, Sep 2, 2010. We were in the middle of the ocean. All you could see was the beautiful blue water surrounding us. I’ll name the shot “Contemplative Cruising.” I decided I might enter the contest for fun.

Capture Moments,
Shan

Disney Cruise Slide Show

Bon Voyage!

This will be the very brief & simplified version of our cruise from this weekend. I realized I have at least 500 photos and it takes time for those to download (and correct imperfections lol!) etc. Unfortunately, I have come down with a urinary tract infection & so I’m dizzy. 🙁 This makes it difficult to devote the time I would like to this very special trip commemorating my 40th Birthday. I chose a few photos to share now & I promise you will see more in the future.

There are definite benefits to having a daughter who wants to be a photographer! =)

Me on the deck, on my Birthday

Top of the Ship

The front of the ship 🙂

The family at Disney’s Private Island, Castaway Cay

It was not long enough!
Need to get to bed. Hopefully I will feel better enough tomorrow to write more of our adventures aboard our “Fantasy” cruise.

Dreams really do come true,
Shan

235th Blog Post


Do you hear what I hear? It’s called silence.

This morning we continued our First Day of School tradition of visiting the Donut Shop for breakfast. “A” must have been a little nervous because she didn’t finish her little bag of donut holes. That has never happened before. Photos were taken & DH took the two oldest to their respective schools while I took our youngest to hers. (They are each at a different school…yeah, it’s a bummer!)

I went by our old place to check on things there on my way home. After that, I came home made beds, straightened up, did two loads of laundry, watered the plants, shocked the pool, paid some bills, made some phone calls while listening to the audio version of Proverbs. WOW! Look what I can do when there are no interruptions. Yay! School is good for Mommies and Kids! lol

Now, I got my music playing while writing this blog and plan on working on some photo sorting afterward. Looking forward to having lunch with my sweet DH. It’s a beautiful day! Feeling grateful and happy. Hope you are too. 🙂

Happy 1st day of the rest of your life,
Shan

I CAN do it!!!


I am so excited to complete my very first digital scrapbook page with my complex photoshop elements software. I want to thank Jessica Sprague for her FREE online tutorial for beginners. It was super easy to follow along. This made my day to be able to do this!!

Scrap On,
Shan

Tour De France Lingo

This morning I turned on the TV for my daughter. The Tour De France was on since it was the last channel played on the TV from DH’s (Dear Hubby) last nights viewing. If I had not already mentioned before in earlier posts, it is that time of year again…my husband’s obsession with watching the Tour De France on TV. This “Tour” is not a day thing. It is at least a month long, maybe longer. I forgot how long he said it was. All I know is that it’s the LAST thing I want to watch on TV and my kids concur wholeheartedly. 🙂 It just seems boring watching all those men ride around on their bikes. Anyway, whatever makes DH happy…and it is a good thing we have more than one TV in the house =). Back to this morning, I said out loud in a derogatory tone, “Tour De France!” My daughter then busts out, “Tour De STINKIN‘ France!” LOL!!!!! Oh my, another hilarious outburst from my youngest! So now we ALL call it the Tour De STINKIN‘ France. =) I just LOVE that girl, she keeps me laughing and enjoying each new day.

Enjoy your tour in this life,