Friday, February 12, 2010

{five on friday} 2.12.10

Here we are again, another Friday. Man the weeks just fly by these days, don’t they?!

{one} Hallmark made it up.
As I’m sure you know, Sunday is Valentine’s Day. Quite possibly one of the most commercial holidays on the list…most people would argue that Hallmark created this holiday, just so people would have to buy cards, gifts, candy, etc. And I won’t lie; I don’t necessarily disagree with those people. :) But I’m not a complete hater of V-day; I just don’t get as excited about it as a lot of people do. We don’t really have any big plans to celebrate, and we agreed not to do gifts to save some money. (so romantic, aren’t we? ;) I’m thinking about cooking a big breakfast for my hubby, and hoping that he will cook me a lovely dinner in return (he’s usually the breakfast cook and I’m the dinner chef, so I thought why not switch it up!). I will say, though, that I did get excited when I was card shopping, because I got to look in the “husband” section for the first time. There are so many more choices in that section than the others, I love it!
Hallmark Logo Pictures, Images and Photos

{two} still not done.
I have been working on editing all of the photos I took of Lexi last weekend (I posted a teaser earlier this week), but no, I am still not done. *sigh* I blame it on my never ending quest for knowledge. I have been trying to brush up on my Photoshop skills, but for a newbie like myself, it takes a while. I’ve read a bunch of articles, watched some tutorials, and browsed the web to no end really, learning a ton of new things. I am not so great at remembering everything I learn though, so its taken me a little while to implement all of the things I’m learning. I hope to dedicate a lot of time this weekend to them though, so expect a full post next week! I know Lexi’s mommy is anxiously awaiting. Just to tide you over, here is another teaser…
Ok, so that’s not Lexi is it. That is Mr. Tank. While I was at their house setting up our little make shift “studio”, the dogs kept jumping up and posing for me, before I could even get anything set up. I went ahead and snapped a few of them while I was waiting on Lexi, and I thought this one just came out ADORABLE. I mean, how can you resist that face?!

{three} speaking of Valentine’s day…
Another blog I have recently discovered is Annie’s Eats. She posts tons of wonderful recipes with stunning images to accompany them. Her latest post was about these adorable heart cookies.
Photobucket Image by Annie's Eats
If I can find some time this weekend, I would love to try these out. If you know my husband, you know he has an insane sweet tooth, so I have no doubt he would love them. Plus they are just so cute! We’ll see if I actually get around to making them…if not, there’s always next year, right?! (Click here to read the original post)

{four} breaking the bank.
Can anyone explain to me why owning a pet (or 3 in our case) has to be so dang expensive? We took Daisy to the vet last night for just her yearly check-up and shots, and couldn’t get out of there for less than $100! My goodness! Not to mention the doctor told us that the cure for her horrible breath would be a teeth cleaning at the vet’s office, which will only set us back another $165. Get out of town! Next week the cats go for their check-ups…I think I will just go to the car and let Matt pay for it so I don’t have to hear how much the bill is…I don’t want to know.

I can gripe all I want, but they are like our children, and are worth more than any stinkin vet bill. And when they are this cute…
What can ya do?

{five} less than a month.
As if I haven’t talked about it enough on here… WE’RE GOING TO VEGAS! Exactly one month from yesterday you will find me in fabulous Las Vegas, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, jamming out to the greatest band EVER at the greatest concert ever, 311 day. I. Cannot. Wait. We will be heading out on Tuesday March 9th for a 23 hour drive, arriving the morning of the 10th. We will then head out to explore Vegas and do the tourist thing, before the main event. On the 11th we will head to Mandalay Bay for a 5 hour concert that I am certain will blow all of our minds. Then on the 12th we’ll run around Vegas for one last hurrah, before hopping back on the road for another 23 hours. Yes, I realize that the amount of time spent in the car pretty much equals the amount of time spent in Vegas, but hey…that’s half the fun! I will definitely be purchasing another memory card (or 2) for the trip, because I know my camera will be in my hands pretty much at all times. :)
And yes, I will take my own version of this photo while I'm there. :)

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