Islands of Adventure, Orlando, Florida
Picture taken in December 2005, Toronto
This is one of my favorite pictures of my kids... I just love it when they are sweet and loving to one another.
My son actually doesn't want me to share this picture with anyone... he claims "its embarrasing." To me, it was a sweet gesture and I love to share it!
I'm planning to delete my scrapping blog since I don't really have the time to scrap anymore... so I just thought I'd re-post some of my favorite scraps here.
In this age of electronics, one just has to have too much wiring around the house. And you really need to hide them so that nobody will trip over it, especially if you have kids and hurt themselves. And even those who travel with their laptops or DSLR cameras, there's too many wiring too. So my husband bought some cable ties to solve our wiring problems.
Have you ever shop at ReidSupply.com? They've got some really good stuff for industrial hand wheels to assist you in adjusting a variety of machine functions. And these hand wheels can also be used as handle. They also have a free CAD library to help you find their free CAD drawings in several methods throughout the site. So go check them out if these are in your field of work.
Just thought I'd share some quotes for this week's T13...
- "The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice." ~ by George Eliot
- "That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well." ~ by Abraham Lincoln
- "The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score." ~ by Bill Copeland
- "I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again." ~ by Sylvia Plath
- "Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective
and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment." ~ by Mahatma Gandhi
- "The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt." ~ by Bertrand Russell
- "Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth." ~ by Albert Einstein
- "The only devils in this world are those running around in our own hearts, and that is where all our battles should be fought." ~ by Mahatma Gandhi
- "Life is short, break the rules, forgive sooner, love with true love, laugh without control and always keep smiling. Maybe life is not the party that we were expecting, but in the mean time, we're here and we can still dance....."
- "Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness." by Oliver Wendell Holmes
- "Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within the reach of every hand." by Mother Teresa
- "Son, when you add it up, the cost of my love is: No Charge." A quote from A Mothers Love
- "There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer." by Emmet Fox
I never thought I'd go back to school. But because of this "hobby" of mine, I decided to go back to school to acquire sufficient knowledge on how to use and maximize my DSLR. And after 6 weeks of lecture, I am now more knowledgeable with aperture, shutter speed, metering, bracketing, white balance... and much more. I tried self-studying at first, but it's just not getting me anywhere.
But if you are one of those people who can self-study with good time management, and you want to acquire a university or even master's degree, you might want to try taking courses with an online university like Western Governors University. They are a non-profit online university offering you a convenient, flexible education online specifically designed for working adults like you and me.
Whew! My basic photography class is almost over. This Wednesday will be the exam day and that's it. This basic class is a prerequisite for all the other photography classes that I wanted to enroll. The class is definitely very informative with too much information to digest. I still get confused sometimes, but I'm learning how to shoot in manual mode.
My next class will be about "Scenic and Wildlife" photography [Nov to Dec]. After that I will be taking up "Intermediate Photography" and "Wedding Photography" in January. Each class is 6 weeks long.
To get a certificate on photography, I have to take at least 8 courses. Still have a long way to go...
* Picture taken by my friend L @ Spray Lake.
My husband can only trust the dealers for all his maintenance and car parts. He wouldn't even attempt to try those car garages even though they could be cheaper. I don't know anything about cars, except how to drive. So I have to trust him on this one.
But for those who owns some really old cars, buying parts could be a headache, sometimes. Well, look no further. Just simply visit CarPartsWarehouse.com and you will find parts from all makes and models, new and old. They can also look for replacement parts on your behalf. Shop at the convenience of your own home.
"We ignore those who adores us... adore those who ignore us...
Love those who hurt us... and hurt those who love us!"
Human nature? Ironic indeed!
My friend just asked me to put her pictures in an album. So we did some scrapping today. She got some of our group pictures from 2 years back and we both realized that we've gained a lot of weight since then. I guess we were both in denial since most of our old clothes still fit. She did try some appetite suppressants for a couple of weeks. We still have yet to find out if it's effective.
Are you having some acne problems? Are you in need of some acne treatments? Well, look no further. My friend's daughter just solved her acne problems by using Acnexus™. It is an all natural acne treatment that clears up the worst cases of acne in teenagers and adults. It exfoliates, penetrates, and hydrates with one pump. It is more affordable than going to the dermatologist week after week for treatment.
My kids are in need of new bikes for next summer. So I decided to find some good deals right now and buy them new ones while it's on sale rather than wait for next summer to come. I found a perfect one for my daughter only to find out that the site that I was looking at were selling beach bikes. I guess this is just a name, right?
I know my son would love those speed/cruiser bikes. But I'm not sure if I should get one for my daughter. It is very pricey and based on past experience, the most that their bikes last were 2 summers only.
My kids are truly enjoying our new side-by-side refrigerator because it dispenses cold water and make ice.
My son has been complaining that our water taste funny now. So hubby went out to buy the refrigerator water filters weeks ago. The problem is we don't know how to replace it. We tried following the instructions on the cap, but we can't seem to make it work. Help anyone?
I went to a party a couple of months ago, and this cake was made by the wife to the husband who was celebrating his 50th birthday.
Everything you see in the cake, except for the candles, are edible! Isn't it cool? And it taste really good too!
Today, we decided to throw a surprised baby shower to a friend of ours. It's her 3rd baby, but ever since I saw this diaper cake in several blogs, my hands has been itching to make one. So I decided to make one for her, hence the baby shower.
First, gather up all the materials that you will need -- at least 70 pieces of medium diapers, ribbons, baby bottles, toys, spoons, bibs, mittens and socks... and whatever you may think of...
Then, start rolling up the diapers... this part takes time...
Move things around...
And here's the final outcome. I was able to convince my friend to show her tummy while we were at the park 2 weeks ago, and I'm sure she will treasure this picture which I decided to add to her diaper cake.
Living abroad and away from your family, relatives and friends, it is very, very important to keep the communication line open. Especially on times when Ondoy hit the Philippines. We wanted to make sure that our love ones are safe and alive.
There are numerous chat software that are available on the web. There are tons of way to get connected online. It's just a matter of finding our which one will work best for you and your love ones.