Monday, March 7, 2011

Valentine cutie

This week, at I Heart Faces, the challenge is to find our “Best Face Photo from February 2011”.

This is my oldest daughter. She is 2 1/2. This is one of the first photos I took using my new camera. This is straight out of the camera. As you can see, I need to play with it some more so that I can take a far better shot. The face, though, I absolutely love! This was taken on Valentine's day. Her daddy came home with a bag full of goodies from the Hello Kitty store. The fact that he ventured into that store on his own says how much he must love his daughters. He rarely steps foot in a mall. I hope you enjoy this shot.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I'm trying to come back... again.

Every year my husband and I get an allotment to spend as we wish with a small portion of our tax return. This year I chose to get a nice camera. I went with a Nikon DSLR (D5000). After a little research I found this one to be a good beginner camera and it was in my price range. Luckily my sister-in-law found a nice little starter kit at Costco with just the camera I wanted and a few extras ( a zoom lens and a carry case). Now I need to start using it. I want to capture my daughter's moments in life and some staged ones too. For starters, I will start with You Capture and I heart faces. Let's hope I keep this up or at least start it up. Please send good vibes my way that I will take on this endeavor with full vigor. If you know of any websites that have tutorials or weekly photography assignments, send them my way please.
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Thursday, December 9, 2010


I nay start participating in You Capture.
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Saturday, August 22, 2009

shouting into the darkness at no one

The other night my hubby so nicely tells me
"when you tweet, you are shouting into the darkness at no one"
How mean! So of course I tweeted that rude comment. Out of 292 followers, 2 responded that they were listening. I may be shouting into the darkness, but 2 awesome tweeters are listening (@loteriachicana, @cultivatingme) there!

I'm back...kind of

When you last heard from me, I was attempting to shred. I made it to 16 days. Funny cause 16 is my lucky number, but in this case I quit. I found out I was pregnant and all my shredding went out the window. Now I am 21 weeks pregnant, with another girl! I am due Christmas Day. I hope for the well being of my daughter's sanity she is early. It totally sucks having a birthday around Christmas, let alone on Christmas day!
For now this will no longer be a weight loss blog. I'll just blog about whatever tickles my fancy. Sometimes about my daughter, sometimes about my hubby, sometimes about my pregnancy and sometimes about what I wish I was doing. For real juicy blogs, I have my super secret blog ;) one which I have also been neglecting. Or I have nothing juicy to blog about.
I hope I have inspiration to blog. I've been feeling super tired lately, but I really think I need an outlet and this might as well be it.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Shredding Shredding not so gone- Day 16

I just finished day 16 level 2 of the 30 day challenge. I am still out of breath, I am a sweaty mess and I am not liking Jillian so much.
First off, I really dislike that I have to watch her stupid intro every single time I turn on her DVD. Why can't I just get to the menu?
The military presses are killer, I can't do them. I can balance and kick with no problem, but the arms are killer. I wonder if I should get 3 lb weights.... I would also use them for the V raised and squats, my arms have never raised a weight in a V palms facing up position before and It is frickin' hard.
I know Natalie was messing around, but that tone of Jillian's "Thank You" really bothers me. And her side conversations with her, keep that to yourself, I need to workout not listen to you yap.
Jillian wants the workout to be a continuous 20 minute workout, so why is there so much time in between moves? While on the floor, I am able to squeeze in at least 5 extra crunches while she is telling us to get going.
Yes, I sound bitter. Not because I hate the workout, In fact I really like it. I just wish the trainers would take into consideration that the user will be hearing the same exact thing every single day. I am bitter cause I am fat. I am working on it.
I know I said I would try to eat healthier, and for the most part (during the week) I really try. On the weekend, though is another matter. You don't live with my husband. We eat out a lot. It is hard to order something healthy when he is ordering a delicious burrito. And you should see the meals he makes, sometimes healthy like last night we had salmon with greenbeans, but other nights we are having rigatoni bolognese, and it is so good and I eat and eat. Oh well. I will try to be better with my food.
I am really proud that I have made it this far in the challenge. Have I seen a difference in my body? NO. But at least I am working out and it helps my heart be healthy.