Saturday, July 25, 2009

Just Playin'

video

A nightmare...Warning-don't read if you might be offended!

This is a diagram of the proposed US Health Care that democratic House members aren't allowing Republican members to send to their constituents. A complete nightmare!!! I don't care how anyone in the US voted-nationalized health care is a nightmare and wayyyyyy worse than our current system despite it's shortcomings. Just ask any Canadian or European how they like their health care. Every friend that I know from Canada (I have several from optometry school) and elsewhere hate it. And talk about waiting in lines...I've seen first hand (working as an optometric student)at the VA and Air Force base just how awful a system it is. Everyone should be concerned. And for my family and friends that may not have voted as I did, I am writing this out of concern for all of us. ALL OF US. The current administration is trying to rush this health care plan through. Health care; a portion of our government that is a substantial percentage of America's overall operating expenses. I was always raised that big expenditures and big decisions surrounding them should be c-a-r-e-f-u-l-l-y thought through and not rushed. Big decisions (monumental ones) should not be made rashly. I personally believe the current administration goal is to do just that-rush it through and under the radar so that "He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named" can continue pushing his ideologies on all of us. Just my opinion.

Friday, July 24, 2009

I can say I knew her when...


This is my dear friend Lexi. She recently found out she made the design team for Freehand Scraps! She also has projects that will be showcased next week at the Craft and Hobby Association convention in Orlando, FL. The projects are featuring items from a line from Nikki Sivils. I am so proud of her and was happy to come over to her house the other day to take some fun pics and a headshot for a profile pic on her blog. (Note: This pic is SOOC). Our boys had some fun slippin' + slidin' nearby while we had a little photo shoot. Our hubbies were both away on business, so we decided to make the most of "single parenting it" and have some fun.
Congrats Lexi! All the best with your craftiness!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Playing with textures (photography post)



I'm taking an online course while on Va-K and this is one of the homework assignments.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

This one's for Meems




The Blues Brothers and Elvis...uh..thank ya...UH thank ya verrrry much! The boys loved the glasses, Meems, and were only too happy to strike a pose for the camera.

Surf's UP

















some of these pics I took and some are from my SIL's camera. Will try and post more later.


Monday, July 13, 2009

Getting started

a little caffeine for the long and winding road. We have arrived safely at our final destination after a few stops along the way. Clear roads and good weather made for a pretty smooth trip. We are looking forward to skimboarding, snorkeling, scuba diving and tennis playing to fill up our days...Oh...AND a return visit from the "Cabana Boy" with some iced cold yummy beverages! More pics and posts later!

A little pro...fun with Anna K






So our "Ace" is at it again. Season Two of Ballboying it for the local professional tennis team. And Anna K was in the stadium tonight! Unfortunately, a sprained wrist kept her from playing. We arrived early enough that Ace made the team to help roll and unroll the "green carpet." A much coveted task by the ballkids. He continues to enjoy the roll of ball boy and all of its benefits-getting the players autographs after the match as well as snacks from the concession stand at breaks.