Brian and I decided that for our anniversary tomorrow we're going to have a family day out. Our big day includes lunch somewhere new and then a trip to Ikea to get the new furniture and stuff for the bead room. I'm SOOOO excited! I LOVE Ikea! Any Saturday spent at Ikea makes for a great weekend. Now I have to figure out what I am going to do with all of my paper scrap stuff. I'm not really using it and it's taking up a lot of room in there. Ugh. Got to clean all that out, use what I want for hybrid projects and just sell off the rest.
I went to Michael's and Hobby Lobby yesterday to pick up my hybrid craft supplies and I was so excited to see the Valentines stuff out! I really do like V-day. It's such a cute holiday! Everything turns red & pink and there's candy. It's almost like a red & pink Halloween, isn't it? I think the decorations are the best part. I have begun decorating our front entry for each of the holidays. Yesterday I picked up two cute little decor items I just couldn't pass up. When Hobby Lobby puts them on sale I'll go back and get a few other small things. I have enjoyed coming home to a festive entryway. What will I do when all the holidays are over?
PC News: Start saving your pennies. February is going to be HUGE at the shop. That's all I'm going to say! (Because Miss Mint reads my blog and I don't want to get in trouble! LOL!)
My Picture Fixer:
Kelsey came over to play with my new CS2 software and to show me some things she's recently learned how to do. We opened some of the pictures I took of Aiden last October when we swam at her mom's house. I took them with my camera under the shade of the arbor on a bright sunny day. Unfortunately that combination left me with a very shadowed Aiden on a gorgeous, bright background. I wanted Aiden to be bright, too! My attempts to lighten it were only mediocre. Kels knew exactly what to do to fix it. Here's the dull original photo:
And here is the amazing after photo:
Incredible! This is exactly how he looked in real life when I took the picture. I'm going to have her fix all my pictures! The new one is being printed to replace the darker one in his photo album.
I was noticing how much Aiden has changed since October. Gone are those buttery soft rolls of baby fat. Now that he's crawling, he's a bit slimmer and a lot more solid. So sad - my sweet little newborn is growing up way, way, way too fast. (I had to hold Aiden still for this picture so he wouldn't fall off the table. THAT has not changed! He's still an active little boy with no fear of heights!)
Funny, I LOVE winter and the cold weather but looking at this picture makes me excited for swimming again this summer! I can never stay sad for long about how quickly he's growing because there is always something new and exciting to look forward to!