Thursday, January 29, 2009

Set of 3

My sister dubbed me the queen of tags. Here's another one. My sis-in-law sent this one to me via email and I am adapting it to the blogging world. I hope this gets some new posts on my favorite blogs to read!

Three Names I go by
1. Mel
2. Mom
3. Suey (lovingly given by Gus)

Three Jobs I have had in my life
1. Pizza Maker Extraordinaire
2. Teacher
3. Mom

Three Places I have lived
1. Rigby
2. Rexburg
3. Pocatello

Three TV Shows that I watch
1. Psych
2. Monk
3. My Name Is Earl

Three places I have been
1. Alaska
2. Nauvoo
3. Disneyland

Three of my favorite foods
1. Chicken Parmigana
2. Costco cupcakes
3. Fish

Three things I am looking forward to
1. Vacation somewhere
2. Summer
3. Gus finally being done with school

Okay, I tag all who read this and I will be checking your blogs to see if you have done my tag!!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

On the move

I'm sorry I haven't posted for awhile. My laptop has a broken space bar and it is ever infuriating to try to type. So, for now, I am using the old laptop to type, and the other one to load pictures on. Enough about that. Here at the Blads, we haven't been up to much. The other day, the boys got to play with their cousins. For dinner they had pizza from Costco and Costco cupcakes for dessert. They thought they were in heaven! Here is them in the kitchen doing a cheer about Costco. It went something like this "Costco pizza is the best in the world" then they would break. It was funny. I should pitch the idea to the big-wigs at Costco and make millions.
In the meantime, Alivia has been VERY busy. She is now crawling. Actual hand/knee coordination and not just scooting. I have to keep the floor clean or everything goes in her mouth. She also is pulling herself up to everything. And, she cut her first tooth last week. I tried to get a picture, but it is still just poking out and she wouldn't hold still! Here she is on the move:

Monday, January 12, 2009

January Blues

I've always disliked January. It is a long month. We get restless. We get bored. We get on each other's nerves. It's usually cold (although today has been nice). The boys entertain themselves with activities such as:

Alivia is their novelty toy. She's mine also. I like to try to pretend I can do her hair:

All in all we're just hanging out. Any fun suggestions?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

More photoshopping

Here are Zach and Parker's Christmas pictures that I goofed around with the ever-frustrating photoshop!

Monday, January 5, 2009


Okay, I'm new at this, so just go along with me. About a month ago I got Photo Shop Elements as an early birthday present. It was on sale at Costco plus we had a $30 off coupon. I just have to say that it is a difficult and frustrating program to learn. I wanted it to do digital scrapbooking. It came with no manual or instructions. I found an awesome website called Shabby Princess. Fun site! Anyway, here is my first attempt at photoshopping. I would like put more journaling on the pages, but that will all come with time!