Monday, September 8, 2014


Dwayne likes hand-drawn portraits, so occassionally I try to do accommodate that.  But I’m just as likely to take something he wants, twist it around to something I want, and wrap it up to present to him.  This year, I had silhouettes made.

I found an Etsy site that would take my profile shot and then digitally make it into a silhouette.  It was reasonably priced ($15/picture) and, being digital, I could do what I wanted with the final product. 

Here are the the at-home shots followed by the silhouette:

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I told Dwayne it was a birthday gift, but really, it was so I could finally complete this frame and cover up the stock photos of strangers I had in there for about two years.  Hope I like these, because I’m probably not going to be updating them soon!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Introducing….My 8-year-old!

Kyla turned 8 today and we had a pool party a few days ago.  The pool limits number of total guest (including parents) to ten, which makes it a good sized party and it was just what she wanted!


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She decorated the cake herself!