Will you continue to celebrate these events with her or just acclimate her to your family's traditions? Is there an Orthodox church near you?
Mostly we will be acclimating her to our family's traditions. However, at the same time, we will be honoring her roots and acknowledging these holidays in our home. I really have no idea if there is an Orthodox church near me, but it would definitely be worth going to a service sometime!
Quick question about your photos... what do you do to get that haze-like black frame around each photo?
I have had a lot of questions about this! I mostly use www.picnik.com, which is free, but I also use photoshop software, which is not free. LOL. And the haze-like black frame that you are referring to is called a vignette, which is a photography thing. Both Picnik and Photoshop have the option to add a vignette to a photo. More to come on photography ... I'm getting so interested in it lately!
Don't you just love those double birthday's right after Christmas...sigh!
Um NO! LOL. I actually was due with Payton on Mason's birthday ... thank God she came a week early! I hate having their birthdays so close together, let alone right after Christmas. What do you guys think about doing 1/2 birthday celebrations?
Where are you finding all the lovely pages for your blog?
Um, I'm not sure I can tell you my secret! Haha. I'm kidding ... it is www.thecutestblogontheblock.com ... and I design my own header. If anyone needs blog help or wants a header or button designed, just let me know and I'd be happy to do it. :) EDITED TO ADD: I heard yesterday that their site was down, so hopefully this is just temporary!
You haven't banned those markers yet??! LOL!! What ever ended up happening with your couch?
We got the marker out. Luckily the couch has slipcovers, so we could just take them off and wash them. Thankfully the marker came out, although the marker queen struck again, so we have to wash them again. Little stinker!
Hey, I have an idea.....we need a few more volunteers for the Buddy Walk committee:) Want to join??
Yes, sign me up!
What a change for you to have an enthusiastic eater, huh?
I know, I love it!
I bet she didn't get all those kinds of foods in the baby home. They probably only had certain things, so now she's really enjoying those taste buds?
Yeah, I'm not really sure. Even though she was fed really well, I'm not sure of the variety. Someone told me that stuff like yogurt and bananas are considered treats there, so it makes sense that she goes nuts over them here!
Love the grape tradition - would it count if you cut them in half?
Gosh, why didn't I think of that?!
How long does it take to get to your house from Madison?
Umm ... a LONG time! LOL
You must have some fancy camera or something, or you took photography classes, because your pictures always look professional. Tell us your secret, please!
I do have a semi-fancy camera ... a Canon Rebel xti. I have not taken photography classes, but I am sort of artistic like that. I would love to take a class though! More on photography later!
Do you think your sister will share her icing recipe? lol
I'm sure she will ... I'll ask her for it if you still want it!
I would MOVE! That is too scary for me...what are you going to do? Look up Ghostbusters in the business pages of the phone book and CALL THEM! Good luck :)
What am I going to do? Um ... live with my ghost friend! LOL
Maybe the ghost is afraid of Carmen?
Haha ... I am, so I'm sure the ghost is!
Whoa, whoa, whoa! Is Nika Walking?
Umm ... yes! She is doing so awesome! I'll be posting more on this later!
Are you starting an annual walking-down-the-road Vonda-tradition picture?? :)
OMG yes, I have always loved that picture of hers! Good idea!
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