Monday, October 29, 2007

I'm a model you know what I mean....

I swear my kid is SOOO cute. We did a photoshoot in a park because I am horrible at taking pictures and as he gets older, they are far and few between.

I love the way they came out!!!

Here is a link to the photoshoot....enjoy
Colin's Photo Shoot

I will have a teenager this week

Colin will be 13 in a few short days. I can not believe that I will be the mom of a teenager. That makes me feel really old!!!

I still can't belive that Colin is my parents only grandchild. You can tell too, he is spoiled spoiled spoiled!!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Nestie Power

I posted this a few weeks ago, but now the project is done so I just want to share.

I am very active on my local board (NJ). This board is very active and very populated. One of the girls on this board was recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She also just had a baby a few short months ago.

She will be going through many treatments in the next few months. Someone thought we could all come together to help her get this this difficult time. A quilt idea was brought up. Well, since many know I am a quilter (I made quilts for a triplet mom - another story all together), they approched me with the idea.

I jumped at the chance to help. I decided to make one for this nestie and a matching smaller one for her daughter.

Each nestie that wanted to participate sent in a small piece of fabric. We also put the idea out there for everyone to send me a inspirational quote or a personal message to the woman.

I would make the quilt and another nestie offered to make the key. The key would have a swatch of fabric along with who sent it.

Well, 117 Nesties sent me fabric. Most of these people, including myself, have never met this nestie. I can not believe how perfect strangers are will to help others in need.

We are hoping that everytime the nestie uses the quilt, she will be reminded that she is surrounded by love of 117 people.

The key turned out to be a work of art!!! It is beautiful

So, I just wanted to share my good-news story of the day.

Here are some links to the pictures of the quilts and the key.

The Quilt

The Key

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I think I own a Funhouse Mirror

OK - I admit, I am not a skinny minny by all means. I have packed on a few (ok, more than a few) pounds in the last 2 years. I hate it. I try to eat better, exercise, etc. It just seems like nothing is working. I am going to start WW next week.....why not today, cause there is no meetings near me this week.

Anyway.... When I look in the mirror at home, I know that I am heavy. But, sometimes I think I look pretty good. My hair looks good, I don't think I look like a mac truck, and I feel OK about myself. I felt this way on Sat. I went to a company function and had a new pair of jeans on and I felt pretty good about myself.

Well, there were pictures. I hate pictures. I see these pictures and feel like I must have a funhouse mirror in my house. Those pictures DO NOT look like I felt that morning. Not only that, but there are other people that I thought were about the same size as me, well not so according to those pictures.

I am not going to post the pictures...just thinking of them makes me upset.

Plus, as much as I would like to say that everyone looks different in pictures - how could it be that everyone else looks like they do in real life. Wouldn't the same be true for me.

I am going to use these pictures as my before pictures....I will share the after.

Monday, October 22, 2007

One year ago today

OK - while I am kind of keeping track of my cycles, I swear this was by complete accident. I was looking for something in a message board profile that I have and realized that I took my last BCP one year ago today.

I seriously never thought it would be one year later and I would still not be pregnant. My husband and I always knew that we were going to have our children close together. That said, I thought that I would have gotten pregnant right away and by this time this year would be thinking about a second baby.

It kind of hits you like a ton of bricks. Yes, I KNOW there are tons of women out there (even on the message board that I frequent) that have been trying for MUCH longer than a year. It does not make me feel any better though.

We wanted to wait the full year before we saw a specialist, we will be going in November. I just was really thinking that it would work within the year.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Gap Photo Contest

Ok - so I entered Colin in a Photo Contest for GAP. He barely make the cut-off for age. You have to be 12 years old or younger on Oct 24, 2007. Well, Colin will be 13 on Nov 1, 2007 - just a week after the cut-off. But, still 12 on 10/24/07 so he does qualify.

I feel weird doing it since it is close to the cut-off. But I am not breaking any rules or anything. I think he is super cute, a bunch of other people have told me he is super cute. Who know where it will go.

He is the deal. GAP is running a casting call (photo contest) and it is sorted by age group and gender. So there is a group for 0-4 Girls, 0-4 Boys, 5-12 Girls, & 5-12 Boys. You can submit upto 5 pictures. GAP will chose 5 finalists from each category for a total of 20 finalists.

Once the finalists are chosen, it is then an online vote. Who ever gets the most votes in each category wins. The prize is a Trip to San Francisco for a photo shoot, with a chance that the photos will be displayed in a GAP store or in a Gap Ad, a Kodak prize package, a GAP wordrobe.

OK - here is where it gets interesting. You can view a SAMPLE of the photos submitted. In the category of boys/girls 0-4 yrs old - there are 12 pages of pictures. On the Boys 5-12 yrs old, there is only 2 pages of pictures. Now, I know this is only a sample - but it kind of makes me think that there are A LOT less photos in Colin's category.

So, to me that means that he has a better chance of getting picked to be a finalist - even chosen at random. Plus (like I said before), he is SO DAMN CUTE, so that should increase his odds as well.

Colin has been wanting to get into pictures, etc so maybe he will win this and get something else out of it.

I will keep you posted, because when he is a finalist - I will need your votes!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Hawk is back!

The hawk is back. =)

Colin has been growing his hair since June. All the cool kids are doing it. LOL So, the other day he says that he wants to re-cut the mohawk. Fine by me. Hey, I figure that if that is the worst thing that he does then I am doing OK.

I actually think it looks really cute. He looks much older (I think).

A bunch of people have said that he should be some kind of print model.

People have been saying this since he was a baby. I looked into this for about a second when he was small, but never made any calls, sent anything in or did anything about it. When he was 2 & 3, he did win 1st place and best in show (both times) in a photo contest at our county fair.

He has also said that he might might to do it. I don't know - who would book a kid with orange braces and a mohawk. Something to think about though.
REVISED 1/2/08 - I have a site meter on my blog. It tells me where people clicked from to find my blog. A lot of hits are from a google image search of Mohawks. Since this post is viewed a lot, I figured I would add some more mohawk pictures. These pictures were taken in November 2007.

The Bathroom is "Finished"

Like I posted below, I "redid" our bathroom. It cost about $87, I think it looks great!

You can see all the pictures HERE
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