Monthly Archives: June 2011

Quick Project

I’ve had the idea to make a “First Birthday” poster for Jack ever since his birthday party – and today I finally did!  I used most all of the photos from our photo booth – and actually edited every photo (with the help of Pioneer Woman‘s Photoshop actions).

I really like how it turned out!  I think it helps that everyone is standing in front of the same backdrop – so even though people are wearing all different colors, all the pictures kind of “go” together because the backdrop colors are the same.

It was so fun to look through all the photos again – I remember at the time thinking Baby J was such a big boy, but looking back, he was just a baby!  I guess he is still a baby – just a bigger baby than Little Sailor.

Can’t wait to get it printed and framed!



… birthday to me.  As most people, I am a bit ambivalent about getting older.  I don’t like the idea of getting old, however, right now, life is really good.  And I am happy!  The main reasons are these two guys:

Here’s a rare picture of me with both boys.  Little Sailor is getting so big!  and Baby J is just talking away these days (sometimes I can understand, other times, not so much).

I guess age is really a mindset.  I don’t feel old nor do I look too old, so maybe I am not old (yet).  Hopefully I can shed these last few (well, many) preggers pounds – being lighter will help me feel younger 🙂

And maybe with my advanced age I have gained some wisdom.  I like to think that I have.  Most importantly, I am happy.  With myself and with my life.  Who wouldn’t be happy, having these three to wake up to everyday?