Thursday, October 30, 2008

Make your own movie

Here is the movie maker program I use: Photo Story 3 for Windows. Just google Photo Story 3 for Windows and you will find where you can download it for free! All the photos I used were either from our own camera or found in google image search online or from some of my favorite websites that I just copied and pasted into a photo file specifically for my movie, then when I was making my movie, I imported my pictures in my photo file to the program. The music I used was from our own collection downloaded from one of our cd's but you can use any downloaded music or even record your own voice narration.
Here is a movie Parker made for his Basketball goals. He came up with all the wording himself and John helped him search for just the right photos that Parker wanted to use! Then John saved Parkers movie to a memory chip in Parkers phone! Yes, even young kids can do it with the help of a parent!!! He loves watching his movie on his phone when he wakes up, when he goes to sleep, and before practice.!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My daily "HOUR of JOY"

OK, so Jack Canfield, the creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul, is an amazing motivational speaker and mentor!!! John and I have been taking these incredible lessons from him and one thing he says is to find one hour a day and use that hour to do something you love doing ( My Hour of Joy). It didn't take long for me to figure out what I wanted to do. I love nature, so I've decided to take Allie and Vaughn with me to enjoy an hour a day at the UNM "college track" that is only 2 minutes away from home. I took my camera to capture the beauty that surrounds me. I am no photographer, but I am looking into learning how to be. Anyway, I really enjoyed my hour of Joy and can't wait to get out there today!!!!

At first look, it doesn't look very joyful!

But, get up close and there is beauty

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

When life gives you lemons, MAKE LEMONADE!

It seems that we are bombarded lately with sooo much stress and worry and hopelessness about the market and the failing economy.

But, for the last couple of years John and I have been on an incredible learning journey, that has most recently jumped to a much higher level of financial understanding!

So I'm choosing to live a wealthy life no matter what the world says!!!!!
When the world says "NO!" I say "YES!!!!!!!!"

I've been so reluctant to share my financial goals with other people, but I am ready now! I'm ready to share!

This homemade goal movie of mine is one of the tools we have learned recently. I've revised it lots of times and will probably change more as my goals evolve, but for today, this is it!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Are you ready for Halloween?

Play Dough!

New Haircut!

Allie's 4th Birthday!

Allie had a great birthday and got everything she had hoped for!
And she had a huge party with lots of family and friends!

My garden

new hobbie

Tina and I started a new hobbie of antique lamp restoration! We are learning the basics and excited to finish this lamp and others that Tina has found! FunFunFun!!

Animals! Animals! Animals!

This is not even half of the animals we've seemed to collect
lately!! Others are lizards, kittens, more frogs, preying mantis',
stick bugs, giant moth( Uncle Jake on 4th of July),
fish to feed our pet snake Whipper, and of course
we always love our dog Thor! Probably more, too many
to remember!!

Mechanical Skill / Inspiration

My favorite tool in the kitchen stripped
its main gear, and broke a pin, so I
decided that I could fix it myself!
I ordered the parts, custom
build other parts, and with a lot of
inspiration and some manly strength
from John, I was able to take my mixer
apart and rebuild it back too it's perfect
working ability! What a challenge!!!!!

Grandma and Auntie Stacey host a tea party

the sweet princesses

the macho waiters

A little circus came to town

Climbing Red Rock




Uncle Nacho's Softball game!

Back to school

Sunrise Breakfast

We love our tradition of "Sunrise Breakfast"!
We never let a summer go by without it!
Thank you Oma for starting the tradition.
Those are some of my best memories with you
in Strawberry!