January 31, 2008

Family pictures...

On, Saturday we took family pictures at JCPenneys. And here they are...

-Until tomorrow

January 30, 2008

Lil'D is taking another sick day...

I went to work yesterday after J came home at 1:30pm. I got home at 6pm and Lil'D had a temperature of 102. By 9pm he had 103. We called the nurse helpline and she said that after 3 days take him to the doctor. She also suggested giving him corn syrup for his cough. Who would have thought. It did help his cough. After his bath, we put him to bed. We woke him up at 9pm for a dose of Tylenol. He was really hot. I stayed up till 1am to give him another dose. He was sweating and seemed to be cooler. I slept better.

Lil'D didn't wake up till 8:30am. He was really thirsty. After breakfast we played with almost every toy he owned. I even created some new playthings. By the time J got home, it was nap time. I ate lunch and headed into work. At least I got 4 hours in today. Apparantly, J and Lil'D played pretty hard, because Lil'D was exhausted when I got home. We fed him, bathed him, gave him corn syrup again and put him to bed. After about and hour and a half we gave him another dose of Tylenol. I just want his fever to break for good. It's almost 10pm and he is in his room talking away on and off.

Oh, and last night I tried to make the midnight deadline for the photobook and I didn't make it. So, I entered a bunch of the giveaways. I am only on # 127 or like 800 and something. This is craziness!

Until tomorrow

January 29, 2008

Lil'D is taking a sick day...

Lil'D woke up this morning with a 100 degree temperature. Poor sweet one. He had been coughing all night and his little cheeks were bright red. So I made the phone calls to daycare and to work and we've been home today. We had waffles and rice krispies together. We played with firetrucks, trains, blocks and every toy that makes noise. But Lil'D fell asleep on the floor with his toy mop in his hand at about 12:15pm. Shadow, our 3 year old cat, is sneaking around wondering why Lil'D is on the floor. It is really cute to watch. I have a choice to make right now...either to continue to enter giveaways like a fein OR start to design a photo book. Winkflash is having an awesome sale on their new 10x8 books. $19.99 for a 100 page photo book. I just found out about it yesterday. I wish I had known sooner, I would have made one on the weekend. I don't know if I have the time to finish a photo book by midnight tonight. You'll find out tomorrow what I decided!

Until tomorrow!

January 28, 2008

Win an Insignia Pioplet Video MP3Player and Bluetooth Headphones...

Oooo...pretty! Go check out An Island Review for your chance to win one!

Also, check out the details about it at BestBuy.com.

All this giveaway stuff is making me dizzy with excitement! Come on and join the fun! It's crazy!

Bloggy Giveaway...


Welcome to my little home on the web!

I've spiffed the place up just for you and I even have a little something to give away. Rocks In My Dryer is hosting another bloggy giveaway. I am finally ready to be a part of this bloggy goodness! This is my first time to be in on the giveaway end. I'm so excited about it! My giveaway is something that is very reflective of me. So, it would only be natural for me to giveaway a purse. In fact I am giving away this Tommy Hilfiger Wristlet to one lucky commenter.

To enter my giveaway just leave a comment with your email address (unless I can find your email address through your profile). You do not need to have a blog to enter - just enter your email address with your name. It's that easy! Sorry I can only send to US destinations only. One entry per person!

***make sure that I can reach you. Some of the comments are already taking me to profiles that are not available...please make sure that your profile or your email address is available. If I do not have a way of reaching you, I cannot get in touch with you and send you your prize.

I will hold the drawing on Saturday, February 2 at 10am PST. Comments will be closed at 10pm PST Friday, February 1st . I will post and email the lucky winner. If you would like to participate in more giveaways please visit Rocks In My Dryer. There are already over 144 260 383 662 758 809 participants!!!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you enjoy reading about my days and will visit again soon!

January 25, 2008

Friday Fun...

I feel like playing pretend today, so I was looking through a list of weekly memes and found these questions on Friday Fun:

1. If you were to get an unexpected windfall, what is your first thought on what to do with the money? Were you practical or not?

  • My first thought right now is to buy one of those brand new MacBook Air. You know the really thin ones? Of course, this is completely not practical or likely at all! It's completely ridiculous to pay that much money for a laptop!! Just dreamin' that's all. Cool looking huh?

2. You have $1000 to spend on yourself. What do you buy? With $5000?

  • If I had $1000 to spend on myself I would go Hello Kitty and Mary Engelbreit crazy! I love them both, but I don't indulge that often in either. I would also go to the spa and spend the whole day there!!! Ahhhh...

  • If I had $5000 I would pay some bills. I couldn't be impractical with this amount of money.

3. You have $1000 to spend on something for your home. What do you buy?

  • With $1000 I would buy a new dining room table. My sister-in-law...Auntie E, has the greatest table. It is 6'x6' square. It is 42", bar height. And it's black. I love her table. I would buy that table if I had the money!!

  • With $5000 I would buy a new dining room table, new bedroom furniture and a beautiful desk!

4. You have your windfall and you realize your car is older than you. So what do you buy?

  • This is a difficult question for me to answer because I love my truck! It is a Chevy Avalanche. It is my dream car!

Now here is what I would buy if I could have 3 more cars:

Red Corvette, Pink Mustang, Burgundy FJ Cruiser

5. You decide to buy some books with your windfall at Amazon. What 5 books would you get?

I will have to answer this later. I ran out of time.

Until tomorrow...

January 24, 2008

Update on work...

The job that I have been working on for so long, Barn, is really coming together. We are 75% done! I have been working on this job, from planning to manufacturing, since 2004.

So here it is so far!!!

January 23, 2008

Lil'D's art gallery:

It is so exciting for Lil'D to bring home art projects from daycare. I am a creative freak, and to see my son be creative is so much fun.

This is one of the first pieces he brought home.

He did these hand prints for Mother's Day for me...

This was for Father's Day...

These are his halloween pieces...

and finally his Christmas pieces!

My Lil'D is on his way to being an artist already! I look so forward to creating fun projects with him! He's a natural like his mama!

January 22, 2008

The many faces of Lil'D...

. I'm just so in love with this little boy!

I know you are too!

January 21, 2008

Weekend update...

Friday night, Lil'D and I hung out together. J had a soccer game. I had a pretty quiet night. Saturday morning we took Lil'D over to Auntie E's at 9:45am. J and I went to the movies at 10:30 to see Cloverfield. It was a good movie. Different, but good. After the movie we picked up Lil'D and took him home for his nap. He had gone to a soccer game and was worn out. While he was napping, J and I cleaned the kitchen, the dining room and the kitchen floor. J scrubbed the kitchen floor on his knees. It looked beautiful after he was done.

We went to North County Fair and had dinner. JC Penney was having a great sale. We got $98.00 worth of clothes for Lil'D for only $28.00. I love a sale! We also made an appointment for our family portraits next Saturday at 10:20am. I've been meaning to do that for a month. I'm only a month behind...progress!

Sunday morning we overslept. Lil'D let us sleep till 8:30. We obviously missed church. We decided to run errands before we had company. We went to the grocery store and got some snacks for the big game. The big game started at 12pm. The San Diego Chargers vs. the new england patriots. We were one game short of going to the super bowl. We lost, the patriots go to the super bowl undefeated. Boo. AND the giants are going to the super bowl also. Let's see the partiots or the giants. Boo and boo. Elliemae's household will not be watching the super bowl! Yeah!!!

We relaxed the rest of the evening.

Mondays are just stinky days. The work day just snailed by. Finally, 5pm came. Tomorrow will be much better. I am going to the Barn Residence with "Senior" designer. I will be taking pictures. I can't wait.

Until tomorrow!

January 18, 2008

More catching up...Christmas day

So today I want to talk about Lil'D's 2nd Christmas. We woke up at about 6:30am. Lil'D had breakfast and we sat in front of the Christmas tree and gave Lil'D a present to open. We videotaped it and I forgot to take pictures of the first present. Here he is checkin' it out.

It's a Giggle N' Go Elmo Fire Department. He did everything really slow and we really just enjoyed the moment.

We gave him his tricycle after that first present because we had to be at Grandma & Grandpa Ham's at 9am. He already looks like he was overwhelmed...not quite sure what was going on. We just left the other gifts for later when we got back home.

Auntie E and her family came over at 8:30 to give Lil'D their gifts because they knew he was going to be overwhelmed with gifts at grandma & grandpa's.

Lil'D knew exactly what to do with the guitar. I guess he has watched J and I play Guitar Hero many times.

We took the new trike to grandma & grandpa's house, Lil'D really enjoyed all the gift opening. It was such a beautiful day too!

Our little boy is growing up already. He is so independent.

Here is a photo of Lil'D and I last year.
He couldn't even crawl yet. My how time flys.

Until tomorrow!

January 17, 2008

My company Christmas party...

I'm just now really catching up on all the stuff that happened during December. I kind of just took the whole month off from blogging really. Let's start with:

My company Christmas party
We had a themed party..."Dance Fever." It was a 70s party. We actually had to dress up. Since I'm still struggling with my post pregnancy body I knew that costumes and thrift stores just wouldn't be fun AT ALL. I decided to make my dress. Luckily, I decided this while my Mom was visiting after Thanksgiving. We went to Wal-Mart and quickly looked at all the patterns and found this one:

We went to several fabric stores to find the right fabric. The last store was the best. Here is a swatch:

It was perfect!!! It took me one night to pin the pattern. One night to cut the pattern out. Then I started sewing. I think I made the bodice first, then the trim around the bodice (that was the hardest part, thank goodness my Mom was there to figure it out). I changed the sleeves and made them a bell / angel kind of sleeve instead of the two options on the pattern. It worked out perfect. Then I sewed the skirt. The zipper was hard. It was no where near perfect, but I made it work (like Tim Gunn says in Project Runway). Mom kept saying that..."make it work! Mom just guided me and I sewed the entire thing myself. After it was done and Mom was gone it fit kind of like a sack so I called up my friend from Russia who is an excellent seamstress. I went to her house one night and she basted some darts and took the dress up so easily. It took her about 20 minutes. She had me put the dress on inside out and she sewed all the basting while it was on me. It was amazing to watch. I really learned alot about just making it work. I just had to take it home and sew it with the machine. It took me about 30 minutes and it was finished. I also had to make a little fake rectangle piece in the back to hold the zipper down. It stuck out funny on my back. The fabric was slippery and stretchy and really hard to work with so that piece worked perfectly.

Drum roll please......................and here is the dress I made with my Mom's help!!!

We were playing a game and the guy in the picture was the DJ. I have no idea what he was doing.

This is my best friend Chica and I. Isn't she beautiful? She has a twin sister who did our makeup. Blue eyeshadow just doesn't look good on me. Blahh. It was a fun time though! It was at my boss's house. His wife decorated the place like a Studio 54 lounge. We had a wonderful italian catered dinner also.

This is my boss, Senior Designer.

This is my boss's wife and Chica in the above photo.

I used to be this guy's assistant before I got promoted to be the boss's assistant. His wife is my dancin' partner. We tear up the dance floor together at every Christmas party!

So, that was my Christmas party. I stayed until 2am. I was one of the last people to leave. I was in at home and in bed by 2:30am. My first late night out in a long, long time.

Until tomorrow

January 16, 2008

All I want for Christmas...

I decided that what I really wanted for Christmas was 2 things:

A wristlet purse
A new diaper bag.

I had originally decided that I wanted this Dooney & Bourke wristlet in their new style called Crossword, except in pink.

You can click here to see it on the Dooney Bourke site and click on the bubblegum color to see it in pink. I really didn't want to spend $50 on it, so I kept looking and decided I wanted to just take my time and not worry about getting it ON Christmas. So, I found this!

It is Vera Bradley. It's called the Pink Elephants Ella Wristlet. It is their breast cancer awareness pattern. You can go here to see all the beautiful Vera Bradley items available. I just love it! I can't wait to get it. I bought it on ebay for $27. I think it is much more ME than the Dooney&Bourke one.

As for the diaper bag. I originally wanted this:You can click here to see all about it. It is a Fleurville Goldflower Sling Tote. The only problem was it is $133. I have expensive taste sometimes. After I thought and thought and looked and looked I found this one:

It's really adorable isn't it? It is a Ju Ju Be Bubblegum Pack a Be. You can go here to see more about it. Problem again, it costs $118. Insane!!!


I was shopping in Marshall's a couple of weeks ago and I found this:

It retails for $15 at Babies R Us. I got it for $10. You just can beat that!! It is a Baby Sac Black Pocket Tote. It has pink trim and pink lining inside. It is perfect size and exactly what I needed!

So there is my Christmas story! I got the 2 thing that I really wanted, I waited patiently, and looked & looked and never settled. And instead of spending $183. I only spent $37! Ahhh...Frugal me! There is nothing like getting a GREAT deal!!!

Until tomorrow!