Clothes Shopping

Going clothes shopping makes me feel____. Like crap. I feel so defeated by my weight when I am trying to find my size. I get even more discouraged when I do find something that fits and it just makes me look like a tent or a blob. I used to love clothes shopping......

Chalk

For those who follow me on Instagram, this is a repeat. Xander and I were outside playing in the driveaway. We started out drawing with chalk, but Xander got bored with it faster than I did... so he decided to grab his trike and drive over...

Affecting Others

Is anyone else in your life benefitting from your healthy lifestyle changes? As indicated in my first Rediscovering My Spark post, I've decided to share some of my journal prompts here. I encourage you to blog about these topics too. They are simple prompts that keep...

Rediscovering My Spark

Anyone following me for even a short time likely knows at least a little about my struggle with weight. After 10 years of fighting the effects of prednisone, I struggle to maintain motivation and keep fighting the fight against fat. I'm always creating "challenges"...

Pool Party With Nana

It was finally consistently warm and dry enough for a few days to get Xander's pool set up. My mom was over and joined in the fun. FYI: I think we would have been warmer standing in a pool filled with ice cubes! BRRRRRR! Yet another PicMonkey edit. I did an auto-fix...

Zoo Collage

We spent the day at the zoo with Xander's Nana, Grandma, auntie, uncle, and cousin. The weather was muggy. The rain that came was something of a relief. I think we mostly had fun despite sweating our rear ends off. 😛 Here is a collage of our day. Mom and I didn't...

Relaxin’

Today's photo was taken on the 4th while we were waiting for the fireworks to start. Xander was having a blast just hanging out and people-watching. Edited using PicMonkey. I cropped the photo to an 8x10 size. I applied the Cross Process effect and then the Rapture...

Supermoon Sunset

A few days ago, during the full moon, we had what is known as a supermoon. For those who don't know, a supermoon is when the full moon coincides with the point when the Earth is closest to the Moon. That night we had an amazing sunset. I snapped a picture through our...

My Daddy

A photo from our Father's Day dinner... Xander hugging his daddy's arm. It's one of those sweet moments you're glad to catch on camera....

Sleepy Boys

My husband and son spent a lot of time outdoors today. They were doing yard work. Well, it would be more accurate to say that Ross was attempting to do yard work while chasing Xander around the yard trying to keep him from breaking himself or something else.  :smile:...

Double Rainbow

We had a very heavy rain storm the other day. We were driving along the highway and had to slow down to a fraction of the speed limit... we couldn't see a thing! Then suddenly it stopped and these two rainbows appeared. I edited this in an iPhone app called Camera+,...

Amusement

Today's photo is actually a gallery of photos from our day at the amusement park and nature preserve. It was one of our rare chances to see my nieces. It's always nice to see them, and I love to take pictures of everyone together. I edited everything in PicMonkey. So...

Basket Case

Xander playing with his blocks in a basket. This game entertained him for a solid hour. I really need to rethink my toy buying strategy... perhaps start shopping in the home section? The photo came out a bit blurry, so I took some liberties with the editing. I took...

Blue Eyes

I snapped this quick shot to show my mom Xander's latest haircut. Our local salon specifically for kids shut down, so we had to find a new place that could do a decent kid's haircut. I had heard many horror stories regarding numerous local salons, so I was a bit...

Movie Night

Ross was watching a movie... Return of Pink Panther or something equally scary 😉 ... and Xander decided the best vantage point to join in was from Ross' lap. He eventually dozed off on his perch. I edited this in PicMonkey. (I'm obsessed.) I added the Film Edge...

Keeping the Pillow Warm

I have once again caught the elusive and rare Pandora cat on camera. It is a grainy shot taken in near darkness so as not to disturb it. I thought that I had discovered it dead... it is belly-up, after all... but the female Pandora cat was just keeping my husband's...

A Graduation

Today we retired my son's treasured sipper cups. They kind of... oh, ooops... fell into the trash. He wasn't exactly broken up about it, because he had some fun new glasses to use. I found a set of four BPA-free glasses with lids and straws for under $4. they are...

My Son and My Eye

Just a quick photo snapped of my son and my eye while we were outside today. I edited with PicMonkey. I used the Tranquil effect. Then I added a small Sunglow spot between us, which improved the color over what was there from the real sun glare. Then I...

Catching Rays and Z’s

Cats have an enviable ability to sleep anywhere, anytime. I have not been getting much sleep, so I've become a bit obsessed with taking pictures of the cats sleeping. Weird, right? Edited entirely within the iOS app Camera+. I just cropped the image a little,...

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