Monday, August 15, 2011

All Over The Place!!

My life seems all over the place sometimes but I love it!! This weekend was hard because Bray got sick on Sunday so we had to take him to CareNow, and he tested positive for strep throat.  Poor guy got so sick he would not swallow anything so he was drooling everywhere and we were unable to give him his full amount of medications.  This made a for a very rough night, he was up every hour complaining that his throat was hurting.  This has been the sickest he has ever been and I feel so bad for him because there was nothing I could do but hold him.  So this morning consisted of me holding him and trying to get ahold of his doctor. I waiting all morning for them to call and when Matt called me at lunch time he said he would call the doctor back and see why they have not called...I would have done that but I did not want to bug them because they said they were busy. But guess what??!? Somehow I missed the phone call at 9:45 so I had been sitting and waiting the whole time but the phone never rang or showed a voicemail.  I felt so bad that I let Bray feel horrible all morning.  So we went to the doctor and they gave him a penicillin shot and a tylenol suppository and he finally starting to feel better.  He still will not take his tylenol so we will have to figure out how to hide in his drink or something.  Since he was sick I stayed home with him since it was Matts first day back as a teacher he could not miss it.

I think if he is feeling better tomorrow we will take a trip to Lowes and Hobby Lobby.  This leads me to another crazy idea I have!! I am now starting to paint and decorate my laundry room!  Crazy huh??? I have no time as it is but I want to finally paint it and get it done.  It is the only room in the house not painted and organized, but of course this led me to more ideas of things to do and create!!  I now want to paint a couple walls in my kitchen, make some wooden blocks, make some fabric boards for my bookshelves, create vinyl decals....I am hoping that this will fill my time for when Matt is out scouting.  Oh and this is on top of growing in photography and learning how to use Photoshop Elements since I just bought it on sale this weekend.  I am kind of glad to have all this to do because it makes feel like I have things I can do and not be bored.  I will do one thing at a time so that I do not get overwhelmed and have my anxiety come back.  This is something fun to look forward too and I will post pictures of my laundry room when it is done!!

Anyone have any fun DIY projects???  I am loving the website for some of my ideas.  If anyone is on there I would love to follow you!  It is easy to set up an account and if you want an invite just let me know and I can invite you.

I am off to bed so I can hopefully get more sleep than I did last night.    

Sunday, August 7, 2011

School work!

Since I have been taking my photography class I have been practicing editing and better shooting techniques.  I wanted to show off some of my pictures, so here they are!! (keep in mind I am still practicing and I need to purchase a good editing program hopefully photoshop elements 9!!)

Monday, August 1, 2011

San Francisco!!

We had a blast in San Francisco!! Matts parents kept Brayden the whole week so we could have our first vacation with out him.  I thought that it was going to be really hard leaving him for a week but once I saw that he could have cared less that we left I felt better.  He always has such a great time with his Grandma and Grandpa that I should have known it would take him 3 days before he would wonder where we were. He asked about us and then went back to playing, that funny kid!!  So while in San Francisco we stayed with Matts older brother and Tim.  Let me tell you walking up like 4 flights of stairs with heavy luggage is a chore, I was sweating!!  They live on the two top levels of their building, it has a gorgeous view!!  The weather was great, warm during the day and very cool at night.  It was great to be able to just open the window when it was warm and it would cool the room down in like 5 minutes...why can't we have that weather now???  

Matts brother Jeff is a great tour guide, he took us any and every where you would want to go when you visit.  We went to Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, Carmel, Alcatraz, Berkley, Union Square, Cable Cars, Ghirardelli, Lombard Street, Bay Bridge, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Bridge.....I know we did a lot more but I just cannot think of everything this late at  It was such a great experience and to see how people live in the big city.  It really amazed me to see so many homeless people on the streets.  They were all just laying on the sidewalks, sleeping, pushing their carts, etc.  It made me realize that I am very lucky to have the life I do and to not take anything for granted because I could have it a lot worse.  It did make me laugh some of the ways people try to make money on the streets; there was a guy just standing on a milk crate holding out a cup pretending he was a statue but the only problem with that was he could not stand still.  Then there was another guy who sits in the middle of the sidewalk hiding behind tree branches so when people walk by him he moves the branches and scares you.  It is kind of funny because there are no trees near that area yet people get spooked by him.  I was laughing so hard I was crying. Here is a picture of him, it is not a good picture because we were across the street and it was busy with people walking every where.  

There was also a lot of shopping there!! We went a little crazy and almost had no room to pack everything that we bought.  Speaking of luggage, it is crazy how expensive it is to check it!! They wanted us to pay $100 more dollars because Matt's bag was 4 pounds over the limit.  Luckily they let us transfer some items to my bag, that was interesting to do in the middle of the airport!  Anywho...we did a lot of walking which was great since we ate a lot, especially some chocolate.  I also got car sick because we did so much driving, but it was worth it.  This place is so gorgeous!! I would love to go back some day!

My favorite parts were; shopping (got a Coach purse for $75!!), Alcatraz, spending time with Matt and his family, going to the Bars his brother owns, seeing the city, the Aquarium in Monterey...too much to list!  I know there is a lot more that I did and experienced but this is just a short recap so I do not bore you!! lol!! Now here are some pictures of my vacation!!