Thursday, December 30, 2010

Dear Bloggers... HELP!

Yup, I did it.  I called mayday!


I'm stuck.  I'm getting frustrated.  I have been on operation "revamp photography blog" and I've lost my patience.  My arm has been twisted on this for 4+ hours now and I call "UNCLE!".
I was hoping I could find some patience in all of you professional HTML bloggers.


I LOVE my layout... I'm really satisfied with my fancy header, but here's the problem.  It won't allow me to show the menu.  You know, the pages you can place under your header?  I had them up successfully, made one or two changes to the overall size, and BAM!... gone.
Frustrated since then? Yes.


One other issue... the dang attribution won't go to the footer with the rest of my gadgets so I can widen my posts.


Click here to see my creation..


If you guys have ANY suggestions, or know of anyone who can help me, I would GREATLY appreciate it.  I have some super neat new stuff that I would like to debut by the New Year, and in order to do so, I need my pages!!


I really do appreciate your help, friends! Thank you!


P.S. If you have any comments, suggestions, ANYTHING you would like to say about my new blog... don't hesitate to share.  






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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Bible - Ecclesiastes







There it is.  We separated for a few months.  All for good reason.  But sometimes, when you leave someone you love, you then realize how much you really need them in your life.  Not only did I need him, but WE needed him.  Jae loves her Daddy, and it's all most important for her to have her Mommy and Daddy live peacefully under one roof.
That's exactly what we're doing.  It's as perfect as ever (& of course, I'm the Angel in the relationship.. aren't we all? hehe!).


Thanks to Paper Heart Camera (by Captivus), I learned how to create my much deserved set of wings.  I love it.  Thank you, Shaunna!


I'm linking up to Wordless Wednesday: A Winter Wonderland.  Welp, friends... I live in California.  The sun exists here about 330 days a year.  The air was crisp... it was a perfect Christmas Winter day!




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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Day in photos

Our Christmas was beautiful.
I had my camera by my side, but only managed to pull it out while at Jeff's parents house.  That's not really like me.  Oh well, I captured some good shots... and a few that I will cherish forever.


I'm going to post photos.  Not much explanation.  I'm exhausted.  Jae is sick with her first head cold... which equals to ZERO sleep.  I'm sure if I tried to make some sort of sense right now, it would form into gibberish and look like I just drank 5 beers.  Who wants to come take over for a few hours so I can get in a much needed nap?


My coffee pot is gurgling (along with Jae's chest).  I can't wait to sip on some of that brew!
As that bad boy creates some magic in a cup for me... I'll post some photos.




"Seriously, Santa...no toy? Really??" Hehe... Santa got her an ADORABLE bikini.  We have to prepare her for our Summertime!


On our way up to Jeff's parents house.  The view always amazes me.. and it just happened to be a clear, beautiful day.
Notice something here? It's what I like to call love.  When it's right, it's right.  I couldn't be away from him.  I missed him.








 Okay... so seriously, how picturesque is this house? It's perfect.


Here's my Holiday Magic entry...
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Jae's stocking.  Her nickname while she was in my belly was "Bean".










Cousin Rivalry... already.
Perspective entry
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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Oh Baby.

Just a quick announcement...
(I'm actually a day late)

Happy 21 weeks, Bug!

You are overcoming some pretty cool obsticles.
You:
love your feet almost as mush as you love me
you are ONE scootin' machine
you scream, whoooo like an owl, and growl (yes, I know.. weird!)
you flirt with your Daddy.. and it's so stinkin' cute!
you're a Baba holder!!!
your hands are your favorite meal
you're recognozing strangers.. and you're not the hugest fan of them.
you're in the process of becoming a professional sitter.
you smile and laugh at the first sight of your Mom & Dad (& it lights up our world).

I love you.


This is my favorite shot.  I can stare at it for hours.




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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Traditions with The Bonjours!

When I saw that Libby was holding a holiday traditions link party, I was excited to join.

My family isn't one for traditions.
I don't feel we have one thing or another that we're super adamant about...
except one thing.
(& boy is it out of control)


Christmas Eve morning.
Pajama Party.
This tradition started 10 years ago.
Friends and family get together at my parents house.
We party.  We eat.  We drink.  We watch movies...
This saga starts at (you're going to think we're nuts)... 5am.
We wear our cutest jammies.
We take silly pictures.
We laugh, love, and be merry together.

This goofy tradition all began as girls only.  No boys allowed...
it has eventually turned into a co-ed party.
The best part?
You NEVER know the outcome.
With about 10-20 visitors, much champagne, Bailey's Irish Creme, Screwdrivers, and Bloody Mary's...
Cinnamon rolls, monkey bread, and breakfast foods glore..
it turns into trouble.

But I cherish it.  It's happiness.  The company is great.
It's everyone I hold close to my heart.
Best part... I can't wait to carry the tradition on to my home... and to Jaelyn.






Link up your traditions to share with the blogging world!



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Quirkey me things.

I'm linkin' up to Little Miss Momma's BFF party.
Wanna be my friend?


Some quirkey things about me...

While I make Jae's bottle first thing in the morning, the coffee also gets made.  I can't function without a cup... or two.


I have this weird pet peeve when other people giving Jaelyn her pacifier.  She only gets it a special times.  I have some weird fear that she's going to be hooked till she's 3.

Stubborn should be my middle name.
But it's Christian instead...

I'm not a fan of huge flower headbands on baby girls.

I would rather scrub a toilet than do the dishes.


I am an Oral Maxillofacial surgeon assistant.  I love blood, but at about 10 weeks pregnant, I discovered that the sight of surgeries made me queezy & I fainted... ON a patient.  That was the end of my OMSA days.  I miss it.

I often forget to eat. (I'm horrible at it, actually)

I'm a hugger.  I love hugs.  Hug me, and I'm happy.

The smell of Jae's formula makes me gag.


I sing Bob Marley "Three Little Birds" to Jae when she's fussy.

I was NEVER an emotional person until I had Jae.  It was a rare sight to see tears come out of my eyes... now they pour out like this new rain storm of CA.

I must floss.  Daily.  I also have to blow my nose immediately after I brush my teeth.  I think it's an OCD thing.

I hate french toast, bananas, raisins, and egg yolk.
I hate using the word "hate".



I'm a google.com freak... I google EVERYTHING.

I'm quite the UCLA fan. Twelve years ago, my grandfather received a complete heart transplant from UCLA med center.  Ever since, I've been a UCLA nut.
& my Grandpa is my hero.

This is really gross, but I get ingrown toenails.  Badly.  No matter what I do, they won't stop.  I'm self conscience about it.

Dolly Parton is my third cousin.
(no joke)

I love being a Mom, but sometimes I find myself running out of patience.  I feel bad about that.




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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happiness Project

Yep, I'm doublin' up on the photos...two days in a row:)
Why? Because it makes me happy.



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& I do consider her beauty... simple.


I hope her silly beauty makes you happy too!





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Monday, December 20, 2010

Rainy Day laughter.

OK, so I just had a bomb post.  Like... bomb.  And somehow, when I added my very last picture... BOOM! gone.  Am I irritated? Yes.  I have two more huge shoots to edit, and I'm done for the year.  But I decided to blog it up before I got down to business.  Dangit.  I don't have time for your games, blogger.  Grrrrr.


I'll put my frustrations aside with blogger.com and attempt to bomb.com this post just as the last.


Just one more Grrrrr for frustration and anger management sake... GRRRRRRRRRRRR!
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"Along comes a baby girl, and a suddenly my little world, just got a whole lot bigger... yes it did."


Oh my Bug.  Boy can she make this Mama giggle.  As most of you have seen, she brightens my world more and more as the days go on.


When I look at this picture, I want to change the above word giggle, to maybe something along the lines of uncontrollable laughter.  Yes, I'll say I about pee'd my pants when I snapped this.  Oh geez, she's funny.




We had a rainy day yesterday.  You know? One of those perfect stay inside and cuddle, watch toonies, bake, eat, eat some more, eat some more, and then eat some more kind of days?


These little ones, Kenzie and Bailey... yep!, they brighten this little world of mine also.  I love them as if they were my own.




Are you laughing yet?






& look! My Bebe is a sittin' queen! I'm a proud Mom... (well, I like to call it a sit, but I know there's some advancing to do.  I'll give it a few weeks for the pro title.)
























 The girls played, I cleaned our baking brownie disaster(tried to clean, I mean), Jae admired.


Isn't she beautiful?


Happy rainy day, my friends.


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Thursday, December 16, 2010

I've got a bottle holder on my hands..

Today marks the day that my 5 month old holds her own baba... all by herself.

It's so crazy how the "little things" impress a Mother.  Every step of the way leads me to more and more amazement.  An amazement that I never thought possible.

& let me tell you... Jae thinks she's the coolest baby on the block as she feeds herself.  The look on her face says it all.




So, my little bottle holder.  Listen.  Please slow down with your leaps and bounds.  It's hard for your Mama to keep up with you.  You're a scootin' machine, you feed yourself, you're SOOOO close to sitting, you eat your Mama's face, and you scream like a bird.
I love you, baby girl.