Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hello, Life!

I'm straying from the usual. Please don't freak out. :) This post has nothing to do with projects (well, maybe one). It has nothing to do with my house. Believe it or not, this post is about... life! *Gasp* I know. I've gone off the deep end and someone needs to save me from myself!

I haven't written in a while because I've been so caught up in life. I haven't touched or bought anything to do a single project or craft in two weeks. While it has absolutely KILLED me to have SO much time on my hands, it's been nice. I've read an entire book series (which was FABULOUS, by the way!). We've gone to birthday's... flag football games, and we went to the MOVIES on a DATE! Ok, this is getting out of hand! :)

Daniel finally got to build his beloved computer. It's huge and powerful. I'm not even exaggerating. He's going to be so proud when he see's me talking about his computer... it's his pride and joy... for now :). Of course, I had to shadow him with my camera while he was building it. I only got a few shots that actually turned out okay, but this is my favorite. It was actually my week 8 submission for the Let's Do 52 photography project, the theme was "Game On".

By the way... I know I'm behind on the pictures for the project, but you can go to my Flickr page to see all the photos I submit. I try to post them all, but sometimes I forget or can't really think of how to turn the photo into a blog post. They also get posted to Facebook, although I think I've forgotten a few times.

My week 9 submission was from my father-in-law's birthday party. I would post photo's from the party but none of them are watermarked and I am strange in that I like my photo's watermarked so people can't steal pictures of my family. Call me strange... I call it cautious :) Here's that photo.

Is anyone else's mouth watering? YUM! Week 9's theme was "Is that you, Spring?" I live in Texas, and our "spring" usually only lasts a few weeks before we jump into summer. We've had a really easy winter though, so 70 degree weather was nothing unusual. We spent the day grilling burgers, flying kites, and the kids got to run around and play sports.

Week 10 submission was from my nephew's flag football game. I know I say this every time but I can't believe how much he's grown. My favorite memories of him when he was little were when I was in drill team and he would come to my games. He was my biggest fan and, at three years old, would stand in the crowds and cheer along with everyone else. He knew our chants and cheers, our songs and traditions. He intently watched every game and knew when they did good and when they didn't. Now, he's 9 years old and plays flag football in the spring and tackle football in the fall. I can't help but giggle when he takes off running and does all those crazy football player moves to avoid defenders. I still see him as that three year old in the stands :)

Now the roles have switched. That's me at his game taking pictures, being his biggest fan (aside from his mom, of course :) ). Week 10's theme was "perfect pair". 

Oh, and I mentioned the book series and the movie earlier??? The book series is Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. Yes, it's a vampire/forbidden love/teen romance novel. Don't remind me that I'm not a teenager anymore... I can't help it, it's addicting! I just finished the series last night and I love it. It was a little more "real" to me than Twilight was. I'll admit... the first book kind of had me confused. It didn't draw me in the way I'd expect the first book of a series to, but nevertheless, I pushed on and bought the second one. It was the second book that drew me in. 

The movie we saw was John Carter. It. was. fantastic! I have a feeling there's going to be a second one based on the way they left it, and I'm stoked if they do!