Wonderful Perchers

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy and Some Exciting News!

It has been a crazy few weeks over here! My grandmother was in and out of the hospital with dehydration and we originally were told she was going into kidney failure but it turns out to be her kidney functions were "failing" due to the dehydration. Anyways, she is doing much better and I spent a lot of time giving my parents a hand with things around the house and getting ready for Christmas along with getting all my stuff done for Christmas, which still isn't done!! I haven't even started my Christmas cards and I have no picture good enough to use with the boys! Man!! What kind of Mom am I not to send out a picture with my Christmas cards! Hahaha!!
I am also puppy proofing my house!! We, I, am finally going to be a Fidelco Foster Mom!!!!! I am so excited about this! I am picking up the puppy on Saturday. It will be a girl and her name must start with a B which we get to pick. We came up with Bliss, Bindy, Brie and Believe so far. Not sure I am liking any of them. I really wanted to have a name with a really cool meaning behind it since these dogs are born to help the blind. If anyone has any ideas for a name feel free to let me know. I am up for suggestions!! I have 3 days from the time I pick her up to send in 3 names so they can check and make sure they are not in use right now. Oh and the name has to be 1 or 2 syllables. So, Yes craziness is the word for the past 2 weeks. I have not decided if I am going to start a new blog for the fostering or if I will do it right on this blog. I guess it all depends on if you all will like to read about it ;) I thought it would be fun to document all the hard times of raising the puppy and the good all the way up til it is time to hand her back over to become the dog she was bred to be.
I have to get back into entering into all the wonderful challenges! I miss them very much!!! I am not sure if I will be back as much I would like to in the next week or two but I will try.
Hope you are all having a wonderful week and please let me know if you think of any names and if you are interested in reading about my Fidelco adventure!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Favorite Photo Challenge

This is was a very hard choice to pick just one of my favorite photos!!! This picture is pretty close to the top!
It was taken when my son was 19 months old and his first trip to the farm. I had not been up to the farm in a VERY long time due to my aunt and uncle getting a divorce and he was my uncle by marriage. Anyways, my cousin got married on the farm and my mom and dad spoke with my uncle after a VERY long time, and one of the 1st questions from him was "How is Karrie?" You see, I was the only niece that loved being on the farm and would spend at least a week up there every summer. I was always up his butt learning and listening. After all this time I thought he might have, well kinda forgotten about me...but nope! So my parents said my aunt and uncle have been divorced for so long now (Trying to keep the peace with her sister) that why don't I call...and my uncle wanted me to call him. It took me over 2 weeks to get up the nerve to call but I finally did. So the rest is history! We have been up there every yr at least once if not twice to visit. It is always like going home for me. My youngest loves it just about as much as I do and this picture shows that. We were only there a few hours and he wanted to go in the barnyard and see the cows, so I took him in and I had to jump behind every cow he just zoomed past since he had no fear of them...at all!!!! As my uncle says "Just like his mother!"
At 19 months you think they would be intimidated by these big creatures...not my son! He really tried to make friends with her but she was not interested in the hay (which that doesn't look just hay since he took it off the barnyard ground...hahaha) she was more interested in why was this human so small? This picture always brings back good memories for me not only being back on the farm and getting reunited with my uncle again but to see my son running, playing, feeding the calves, now milking the cows and helping out with so many different chores the older he gets. This is the life I wish I could have but I am happy enough that we can go and spend some time up there and my kids get a taste of what a hard working life is all about. I am also glad my kids know that milk doesn't come from the grocery store ;)

Oh and this picture was taken with my old little Olympus. I really did love that camera!

Please stop by and see all the other wonderful enteries at Simplicity this week. I am sure there are going to be some wonderful photos! Can't wait to head over there myself. Have a wonderful week!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Macro Friday

I am using this for my Macro Friday picture. This is one of my favorites and I have several!! It is so hard to choose which one to use!!!! I love the detail and how clear it came out without a tripod. hope you enjoy :)

Hope you had a wonderful week and have a great weekend ahead!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Clothing and Blankets needed for our wounded!! Please Help! Just 1 would go a long way!!

I know things are tough out there for most of us this Holiday season (me included) but I saw this post and needed to spread the word!
I have been apart of Soldiers Angels since September and I have adopted a Hero, sent many TLC request cards and letters and I even got the nerve up to make a no sew blanket! Which reminds me I have to post the pics of that one! It is so rewarding every time I send out a package or letter. Just to know they are going to receive my letter that hopefully puts a smile on their face to know that people back home care about them. Thomas is also very much into helping and loves shopping for our Hero and he includes a picture for every card we send out! I also have recruited his kindergarten class! they are taking donations (which has turned out to be a good size box) and the class is making Christmas cards for some soldiers! We have had a wonderful and generous response from families in the class. Thank you all!!
Anyways, This call out for help right now is for our wounded who end up being flown to Germany to get treatment and the best treatment at that! Most of the wounded are flown in on helicopters which are very cold this time of year. They are in desperate need of blankets and sweatpants and sweatshirts. I know it doesn't seem like much but if you read here You will understand why they need them so badly. Next time I run into Walmart I am going to pick up some sweatshirts and pants to send out. They aren't very expensive there, and probably at target too. You can ship them in a flat rate box from the post office (which they will give you). i am guessing at this point but I would say the $10 or $12 box would get you maybe 2-4 pair of sweats in them if you really squeeze them in...just estimating tho :) Get your neighborhood involved, get a school involved, a church, your work, anywhere you think people could help. Just think, if everyone picked up just 1 thing...how many wounded soldiers would no longer be cold and they would know how much they are cared about. If you can do anything to help out, I know you will feel good and I know Soldiers Angels would be grateful! They are such a wonderful group of people and I couldn't have found a better group to be a part of!

If you need any further information or help please feel free to contact me at Krem0922@aol.com put "wounded" in the subject line just in case it goes to spam. I will gladly help you out, help get you started, help you find a project that fits you or find answers for you if you need them. You can also Click Here to go to the Soldiers Angels site and make a small donation or read about them and what they do. There are many ways you can help.

Thank you and God Bless our Troops! Bring them home safe!!!

Disney Giveaway!

If found this and thought I would share it with you. They are giving away something from Disney everyday!! Today it is a Disney watch. You need to either leave a message on their facebook wall, blog about it, follow and tweet on twitter and/or subscribe to their newsletter. Not too hard!!! Too bad they aren't asking for pictures since I have a million of them from when we went almost 2 yrs ago! So I thought I would share one anyway.
So click here to enter the giveaway and I will hopefully remember to post the new contests everyday!
Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Summer Favorite

Not to sure if it is a little early to be thinking of summer since winter really hasn't kicked in too bad yet for us but on the other hand...who doesn't think of summer all the time! I know I do!!

I took this picture this past summer one day spending hours chasing butterflies and bees. I just love how this came out and every time I look at it, it puts a smile on my face. I had it made into a 5x7 and it looks awesome but I really think I need an 8x10 for my wall!

I entered this picture into Simplicity's "Dreaming of Summer" Challenge. Please stop by and look at all the other wonderful entries :)

I also entered this picture into the "Happy Monday" Photo Challenge...also a great blog to cruise around and look at the entries :)

Now since I am finding so many photo challenges to enter...how do I keep them all straight and when? I am not a very organized person so this is going to be a challenge in itself for me...lol!!

You can also purchase this photo on my Artfire store. Please stop by and take a look the photos (which can be made into any size print, contact me for other size pricing) and my moms wonderful jewelry which I hope to have some new items listed this weekend!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
I am thankful for my friends and family. It has been a rough year with learning who I thought were friends really aren't and family...well...enough said. My friends and family has been very supportive of me and my ideas, thoughts and projects. Thank you all!!
I am also thankful for my blog readers and followers! Thank you for standing by me and helping me on my journey to becoming a better photographer and putting up with my bad spelling and proper grammer.

Here are some of the things I am thankful for in pictures.
Have a wonderful, safe and very Happy Thanksgiving!

My youngest son for doing so well in kindergarten, getting his first trophy in karate, loosing his first 2 teeth and for just being him! He is such a love and a joy :)

For my favorite place in the whole world! The Farm

My oldest son for doing very good in school, for being a good kid (except for the mood swings of a 15 yr old) and growing into a very fine young man

My husband. My friend, my biggest supporter, my love. Thank you for all you do for us, for me, and being so understanding and supportive of me and my "projects"

For Sasha. Sasha went to be an angel this past August. We had the pleasure of having her in our lives for 10 yrs and our family is not the same without her. She was 14 and we saved her from being put down for no good reason. She is missed and will always be in our hearts

For my grandmother. We just celebrated her 90th birthday last month! I am thankful that she is still here with us and has gotten to see her 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren grow up, well not all the great grandchildren since 2 are 5 and 1 was just born a month ago ;)

and for my mom and dad. I dont have a really good pic of my mom so my dad will have to do. I am thankful that both of them are here for our children and they are always here when we need them. They are the best and when they move to North Carolina in 2 yrs I don't know what I am going to do with out them being 15 mins away. They will be 10-12 hrs away :(

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Lovely Photo - Wordless or Not-So-Wordless Wednesday at Aspire

Lovely Photo - Wordless or Not-So-Wordless Wednesday at Aspire

Monday, November 22, 2010

My 1st Family Photo Shoot

As most of you know, I am not really a portrait photographer. At least the "sit down, stand here, do this, do that, smile now" type of photographer. I used to love when all the kids from preschool would get together so I could just chase them and get them in their natural setting. I love nature and natural. So this leads me to Alicia and her family.\
Alicia and I went to high school together and reconnected on Facebook. It has been 16 yrs since I had seen her! I just gave away how old I am huh?! LOL! She has been following me grow into my photography since I post almost every picture I take! She emailed me one day and asked if I would take some pictures of her and her family and of coarse I said yes but I had to explain that I was not a portrait photographer and she had said that was perfect for her! She was is a natural type person and would love for me to just get some shots of the kids running around and her family just being together. Now, for me, I was doing the happy dance and was just honored that she believed in me enough to give me a shot but to be honest I was scared to death!! What if I failed? What if I didn't get any good shots? What if she was really upset with the way my pictures came out? As I am not into photoshop either. I love the natural photos...a little tweak here, a little tweak there...but that is it!
So the day came and I was so nervous!! Not only to shoot her and her family but to see her after all these years. Well....I had nothing to be nervous about! Her family was absolutely wonderful!!! Her family was so much fun to be around and to take pictures of. Her husband..such a nice man, fun, patient and pretty handsome I do have to say ;) her oldest son...what a wonderful young man! and a good sport with the little guy and having his picture taken.. and her youngest....talk about adorable!!! He was all over the place!! running here and there but he was also a great sport with the photos. Such handsome boys she has! Alicia must be very tired at the end of the day keeping up with that little man!
Anyways...enough jibber jabber.....here are a few of the photos that I took that day in Meridan at Hubbard Park of Alicia and her family:)

This is the photo that Alicia is going to use on her website Naturawl Being. Isn't she beautiful!! Please be sure to stop by and check it out. Alicia and her friend Kelly are starting a business that is all about Raw, Organic and Vegan foods! They are in the Beta stages right now but be sure to check out the website and follow them on Facebook. They have some wonderful recipes and information they are always posting on Facebook!

This was such a blast to do!!!! It also helps when you have a great family to do it with! Thank you Alicia for giving me the opportunity to meet, hang with and photograph your wonderful, adorable, fun and beautiful family!!! It was also so wonderful to see you after all these years and hopefully it won't be another 16 years until we see each other again!!!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Big Thank You to All of You!

I have decided to take a leap and put some of my most popular photos up for sale in my Artfire store!! I am very excited about this and if it wasn't for all you wonderful readers/friends, my wonderful friends on Facebook and my wonderful family, I wouldn't have made this leap. I really enjoy taking photos but never really thought about putting them up for sale but with all the encouragement of friends like you and family I am going for it. I also have some other projects I am currently working on and should be putting them up to show off in the next few days.

These are just a few of the pictures I have had made up and are currently in my store. The river one is a metallic print and let me tell you this picture does not do the actual picture any justice!! The rest of the photos are all matte prints and all the pictures are 5x7 prints. If you have any questions please feel free to email me here or on Artfire.

Click HERE to view my store

Thank you to each and everyone of you for the wonderful encouragement you have given me with my photos and for making and teaching me to be a better photographer. I learn every week with the photo challenges I am involved in and gain encouragement from all the wonderful comments everyone takes the time to leave me. I thank you all very much!!!!

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A wee bit of me Wednesday

I have been watching this for a while now and thought that maybe I would give it a shot. I think it is a great way to learn more about all of you and you can learn more about me. I think this will be fun. Go ahead and give it a try with me :)

{one} what time do you normally wake up?

Usually between 6 & 7 so I can have some quiet time before my son wakes up.

{two} do you have a go-to song for karaoke?
ummm no! I cant sing and don't think I should put people through the horror of trying to listen to me...lol!

{three} if you could only see black and white except for one color, what color would you choose to see?

Blue! It is such a wonderful, vibrant color and so I can see my sons beautiful blue eyes

{four} what color best matches your personality?
hmmm..probably red...why? I'm not to sure but I do love it :)

{five} if you could choose one meal to cook better than anyone else, what would it be?
Anything! I am not much of a cook but I love to bake and I think I am not to shabby at it either

{six} how many keys do you have on your key ring?
4. house, car, parents house and hubbys spare car key

{seven} do you give your pets birthday/christmas gifts?
Not really. They get spoiled all year but sometimes I will pick up special treats just for Christmas.

{eight} when your plate has different foods on it, do you mix or not?
NOT! I can't stand mixing! My husband always says "it all goes to the same place" I can't mix or eat a sandwich or burger upside down and I have to have my meat, veggies, and whatever else on the same place on the plate all the time...yep..totally crazy!!

{nine} if you could hire someone to do one thing for you all the time, what would it be?
Has to be a house cleaner. I am ok with cooking even tho I am not good at it but housecleaning...HATE it!!

{ten} when flying, do you prefer the window or aisle seat?
Doesn't really matter to me. I like to look out the window but with no having kids...they get it :( LOL!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Day Dreaming of the place I love the most. The place that I can wonder with no worries, where my boys can play and learn like they can't do in the city, the place that I have been going to since I was little, the place that when I get out of the car after a 4 hr ride I take a deep breath of the clean farm/mountain air and love every second of it, the place I call my second home. This place is my uncles dairy farm in upstate NY.

This picture is taken from the barnyard looking out at the Green Mountains

Head on over to Simplicity and enjoy all the other wonderful pictures! Have a wonderful day everyone :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day

This is a picture of my dad and my son standing next to a replica of the jeep that my dad drove in, lost his hearing to, slept under to stay dry and kept him safe in Vietnam for over a yr. He was very excited to find "his" jeep at a local air show we went to. The stories that followed were the best part of it. Thank you for your service Dad!! Love you!!!!

I would like to send out a sincere and big thank you to all of our Vets past and present. I would also like to say a personal thank you to both of my Grandfathers who fought in WWII, my father who fought in Vietnam, my cousins who 1 just retired from the Army, 1 who is in Top Gun Training the the last cousin who just graduated from Annapolis this past May. I would also like to thank my adopted soldier and all the soldiers who we are sending care packages and letters to who are currently serving overseas. We Thank you all for your service and are happy you are home and wish everyone overseas a safe return home. Thank you for protecting us and defending our freedom.

Here is a little poem that I found that I really enjoyed reading and I hope you will too.

They Did Their Share
On Veteran’s Day we honor
Soldiers who protect our nation.
For their service as our warriors,
They deserve our admiration.

Some of them were drafted;
Some were volunteers;
For some it was just yesterday;
For some it’s been many years;

In the jungle or the desert,
On land or on the sea,
They did whatever was assigned
To produce a victory.

Some came back; some didn’t.
They defended us everywhere.
Some saw combat; some rode a desk;
All of them did their share.

No matter what the duty,
For low pay and little glory,
These soldiers gave up normal lives,
For duties mundane and gory.

Let every veteran be honored;
Don’t let politics get in the way.
Without them, freedom would have died;
What they did, we can’t repay.

We owe so much to them,
Who kept us safe from terror,
So when we see a uniform,
Let’s say "thank you" to every wearer.

By Joanna Fuchs

If you see someone in uniform, not just on Veteran's Day, make sure you say thank you! Most of our Vets from Vietnam did not get a nice welcome home, not like our soldiers today. My Dad told me a story of when he landed in CA and when he got off the plane was spit on. Ever since I heard this, I try to say Thank you to those Vietnam Vets. I simply say "Thank you for your service. I know it is a little late but I would like to Thank you" Most of them just look at me funny, but others welcome it.
A little thank you goes a long way....lets get out there and thank everyone we can!

If you would like more information on adopting a soldier.....click here or please click the button on the top right hand side of my blog. Every little bit helps :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


The theme over at Simplicity this week is "eyes"
I know most people are going to show off their little ones and loved ones beautiful eyes but I am taking a bit of a different approach ;)
This is a picture of Billy. She is a 13 yr old Jersey cow who somehow is still milking! She is such a sweet soul and you can see it in her eyes. She is very thin and her poor teats are about a half an inch from the ground but when you look into her eyes you can see she knows she is old and not at pretty as the other cows but you can also see her inner beauty and kindness. She always seemed to be off by herself and the first time we met her she just looked at us with such wonder and gentleness. She and the other cows are not used to seeing little kids so when we are out in the pasture and my son wants to hug all of them I am very cautious and I am only a step away to get him out of harms way with them. With Billy it was different. She seemed to welcome my son up to her, almost like she was so much smaller then the herd, so she welcomed a small human. Billy will always be a favorite of ours and she represents how sweet and gentle cows can be and why I love the Jersey breed so much.
Also if you look closely you can see a reflection of me in her eye. Not sure if you can see it in this picture but in a bigger picture I am there :)

Please stop by one of the cutest blogs, Simplicity, and check out the other wonderful entries.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Finally!! Sentenced to Death!!

I know this case has been all over the news and not just here at home in CT. We have been waiting on a verdict from the jury who met all weekend to figure out whether Steven Hayes should be sentenced to death in the Cheshire Home Invasion Trial. I understand that there are many people out there that do not believe in the death penalty but if you read about what happened to this family...death is not enough for these 2 monsters. Click here to read.
Only one man has been tried so far. The other monster is going to start his trial sometime next yr. It has been 3 yrs since the invasion took place and how Dr. Petit keeps himself going is beyond me. He has been to the court house everyday of the trial and for the sentencing. I, Personally, am happy about this verdict but CT will probably never get around to actually doing it. This monster will probably live on death row until he dies on his own!
Who knows what will happen but I and the majority of people here in my home state believe this is the outcome that should have happened. As someone had stated from I believe the Petit family "If this crime doesn't deserve the death penalty, then what does"

May God bless the Hawke and Petit families and hopefully the girls, Jennifer (mother) and sisters Hayley (17) and Michaela (11) souls can rest a little more peacefully.

I Heart Faces Week 43 "Orange"

This was taken when our preschool class went to the apple orchard for a field trip. Most of the kids were running in and out of the hay maze but when I looked into the pumpkin patch, this little cutie was just sitting on the pumpkins watching everyone. Talk about the right place at the right time :)

Be sure to stop by I Heart Faces this week and see all the other wonderful entries! Just click on the button below

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tell a Stranger Tuesday

Today is Tell a Stranger Tuesday at Soldiers Angels. We as angels are asked to tell at least one person about Soldiers Angels. So what a better way to do it then to blog about it.

There are so many wonderful organizations out there that help the deployed, the wounded and/or our Vets. Soldiers Angels just wraps all of them up into one and you can pick or choose how you would like to help or you can help by adopting a soldier who is currently deployed. To adopt a soldier you just need to make a donation, which can be as little as a $1 or as big as you would like. There are currently over 1600 men and women who are waiting to be adopted! This is a wonderful organization to get your children involved with or if you know of a school that may be able to help out or maybe a Veteran who would like to help. It doesn't take much and I have to say that it is very rewarding! Click on the button above to read more about how you can help.

Oh! Speaking of schools helping, I have a meeting with my sons teacher tomorrow to talk about how we can get the kindergarten classes to make cards for Thanksgiving and for Christmas to send over. We are also thinking of doing a donation drive to ship out to the Soldiers Angels warehouse in Texas. She says this will be a great lesson for all of the children and she is going to incorporate it into the classes lessons. After my meeting with her I have the joy of talking to a class of about 20 5yr olds...that should be fun! My son is so excited about it!

Today I am going to finish up the blanket I am making to donate to Soldiers Angels "Blanket of Belief" project. I don't sew (yes I know, sad) but they have a no sew fleece blanket you can make. It seems fairly easy. I will post some pictures later.

Please, if you can't make a donation or you don't have the time to help out in a group, just take a few minutes and take a look at the Soldiers Angels website and help me spread the word about how anyone can help!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fall in New England


I know I showed this one off a week or so ago but I have to admit it is my favorite fall photo so I have to use it one more time for the "Fall" challenge over at the Trendy Treehouse. Enjoy!

Living in New England is absolutely stunning in the Fall. The picking up of leaves, the crisper air, the one day of warmth then the next day dropping 20-25 degrees.....Ahh!! The joys of fall. Mark Twain put it best "If you don't like the weather in New England, Wait a minute." That statement is so true and if you live in New England you know it is!

To me Fall only means one thing....Winter is right around the corner. I do love watching the leaves change color and love driving by houses with all the mums lining the driveways, stairways and walkways but it all goes back to one thing....Winter IS coming!
We know when it is fall when... we have to get leave bags to bag all the leaves, get 2-3 cords of wood delivered and stacked so we can stay warm all winter, winterize the chicken coop so the girls are as comfortable as they can be, put away all the deck furniture (I cry when this happens), Get the gardens cleaned out ( and I cry again), clean up anything in and around the yard so no one gets hurt walking or sledding when it snows, fertilize the lawn, and if you are lucky enough to own a boat, get the boat out of the water and on dry dock. These are just a few things that tell us that Fall is here.
One of the other things about Fall is, you miss having your windows open and hearing all those familiar sounds. Whether it is the sound of dogs barking, certain birds chirping, the sound of the ocean or the crickets at night. One thing that is a normal sound for us, is the running of the trolley on the old trolley tracks. With its squeaks and screeching on the tracks, you ALWAYS know when they are giving rides. Living very close to the Farm River, the tracks used to run right along the river. Now there is only a small portion left where they continue to give rides during the spring and summer months. The trolley started running in 1900 and ran for almost 50 yrs. It connected New Haven to some of the shoreline towns so people could shop or go out on the town for the night. It was shut down due to the automobile coming into more and more households. It is now kept alive thanks to the Shore Line Trolley Museum. The tracks aren't long since most have been removed, but if you walk along the river, across the way, you will see the tracks with the old lines and poles to run the trolley. I happen to be driving by the area where the tracks end. It was a beautiful autumn day and I was lucky enough to have my camera on me. This picture was taken at the very end of the tracks. To the left is an old platform and from what I can see this is the only "bump" in the tracks probably to help the trolleys stop. This picture is one of the reasons why I love living in New England! With its wonderful, colorful trees and history.

Please be sure to take a look at all the wonderful Fall stories at I Heart Faces this week :)

and all the wonderful photos at Simplicity :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Newest

I have fallen in Love with Photography!! I love taking nature shots of all kinds and I love chasing the birds and butterflies around the yard for hours at a time to get that "right" photo. I have had my camera now for just about 2 yrs and I have gotten so much joy out of it. I have sold some photos to family and friends and had a thought..... how can I incorporate them into my Artfire store. Well....I thought about how nice would it be for some of my pictures to make others happy as a blank note cards!! All my pictures are printed on Kodak paper and are attached to card stock with matching envelopes. The pictures are 4x6 and the cards themselves are 5x7. The pictures are attached to white or ivory card stock and they all come with matching envelope's. They are blank inside so they are ready for your personal touch!
These have been so much fun for me to make. It has made me so happy seeing them in a way that will bring a smile to someone Else's face. I hope that every person that receives one will be as happy receiving it as I was to take the photo and make it into a card.
I will have many more coming up in the next week or so. They are not currently listed as I am waiting for a supply to come in. I didn't want to list them until I had everything in hand.
So here is a sneak peak on some of the cards that are already made up.
There is also another project I am working on with the photos that I can't wait to share but I will show them off as soon as they are ready.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Camp Spann Thank You Video

If you have ever thought about donating to some of the wonderful organizations out there that support our troops then you must watch this video. It is a video on how the troops are living and them saying Thank you to everyone who sends care packages or letters. This video explains why I have joined Soldiers Angels and the great joy that I have gotten from them in the little time I have been a part of it. Please take a few mins to watch it. You will not be disappointed and if you have been debating on if you should or shouldn't join some type of organization...I'm sure it will shine some light on should! By watching this video it made me see what I do is so special and makes me want to do more. I have sent out many cards to many soldiers who needed a little boost to keep their spirits up. I have not heard back from them but this video proves that they do get them and read them and appreciate them. It makes me feel wonderful to know that! So know it is time to get some more cards and see what soldiers are in need today!!

Thank you to each and everyone of our soldiers all over the world for what they are doing and thank you to their families for being so strong, understanding and patient while their loved ones are away!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

I Heart Faces Week 42 "In The Orchard"

I can't believe it has been 2 yrs since my little man started preschool. For the 2 yrs he was in preschool, about this time of year, we all met up at the orchard and spent half a day there taking hay rides, playing with animals and picking apples. They also have a corn maze AND a hay maze! The kids loved it. This brings me back to when the children seemed so small but now to look back on how big they actually were and are still getting to be.

Be sure to stop by and see all the other wonderful pictures at I Heart Faces for this week. They are so much better then mine ;)