Thursday, June 30, 2011

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Computers: don't make my mistake; Clean and Backup Regularly

So many people rely heavily on these fabulous yet sometimes frustrating electronics we call computers.
Us bloggers use the internet a lot!
I have only had my lap-top for 7 months, and yet, 2 weeks ago, out of nowhere I received a warning message telling me to back-up because my hard disc was failing!!!

What? How can that be?
I did what I was told, luckily I have an external hard drive with enough memory to do so.

Thank goodness my lap top is under a year old so its still covered under the initial warranty. I called Dell technical support and they sent a technician out to my house a few days later to replace the hard disc. Crisis adverted! Mostly...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

~ Aquarium Series ~ #1
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These were taken on our trip to a local Aquarium several months ago before Daddy left.




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Friday, June 24, 2011

Cars 2 in 3D
~Advance Screening Preview~

My son is a HUGE (obsessed) fan of Lighting McQueen and anything to do with the Cars movie! So when I got the opportunity to go see Cars 2 in 3D, before anyone else, I jumped at the chance to take my kids to see it!

Wednesday evening the 3 of us went to see it! This was Booboo's first time going to the movies! We all enjoyed the movie, it was a lot of fun! I enjoyed the first Cars movie so I was looking forward to seeing Cars 2 as well! I cant wait for it to come on DVD! Although then Booboo will want to watch it over and over again and drive Sissy crazy! Cars 2 opens in theaters today!!
3D movies are awesome but I have to admit the glasses are not very comfortable and don't fit my head let alone the kids. So I was very pleased when we were given our glasses we also got foam tubes that slide over the ear pieces to make them fit! At first they handed me two sets for my kids and I asked for another set for myself as well! The last time I took Sissy to a 3D movie we didn't get those, maybe because we arrived at the last second, so she didn't wear the glasses. But this time they fit!


About the Movie:

Thursday, June 23, 2011

"Stalk Hop Friday" #21 Follow Linky

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day; Typical Sunday Here

With Hubby deployed it's just a typical Sunday for me and the kids today. Nothing special going on.
He called me last night and I totally forgot to tell him "Happy Father's Day" and it was already Sunday for him too... Oops.
I wish the kids and I could actually call him when we wanted to. It stinks, I don't have a phone number to call my husband... I have an email address that he is able to check regularly and a FPO address which snail mail takes about a month to get to him...
In the event of an emergency I would contact the Family Readiness Officer that's here on base and/or the American Red Cross.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

"Stalk Hop Friday" #20 Follow Linky

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

~ Showin-off His Toys ~
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Picky Eaters...

Both of my kids have Sensory Issues, which is refereed to as Hypersensitivity.

Examples of Hypersensitivity
* Sight: Bothered by bright lights
* Sounds: Showing great discomfort to loud noises such as fireworks, movies, or parades. Or easily distracted by sounds.
* Taste: Easily gags due to texture or tastes. A "picky" eater.
* Touch: Does not like touch (especially when unexpected). May be sensitive to textures or different fabrics.
* Smells: Avoids the meat aisle in the grocery store (too stinky). Detects odors that others may not even notice.

Right now the biggest challenge involved (along with my son's fear of the rain) is they are both picky eaters... My daughter love pasta, but my son does not, the boy wont even eat mac-n-cheese. What kid doesn't like mac-n-cheese!?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

GFC Widget Missing? Solution for Blogger Users!

I'm sorry, this only works on Blogger. If I find a solution for Wordpress I will update this post.

Create your own Button/Text link to Google Friend Connect for the annoying times when its down. Mine looks like this:
Follow Me
It's on my blog in my far right sidebar below my GFC widget.
I finally figured this out, I had tried in the past but I couldn't figure out what the link should be, now I know, and I'm sharing it with all of you!

If you use the Blogger Navbar scroll to the bottom for instructions, otherwise, start here.
First, find your Blog ID:

Mommy!! Sissy Needs More Poopy!!!

Frantically yelled my son as he was running down the stairs!!
He repeated it 3 times!
The way he spoke you would have thought she was hurt or in trouble. But no, my children are just Very over-dramatic.

Sissy was in the bathroom upstairs. She uses the flush-able toilet wipes when she goes poop. She needed more and had asked her brother to tell me she needed more "Poopy Wipes" he lost the last word in translation.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

"Stalk Hop Friday" #19 Follow Linky

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Winner $75 Gift Card

Congratulations to Kristen @ Fun Being Frugal!

She won a $75 gift card to NOVICA - Home Decor, Jewelry and Gifts by Talented Artisans Worldwide!
If you missed my review you can find it here! I absolutely adore the jewelry I got from there:

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

~ Hawaiian Trees ~
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Monday, June 06, 2011

Photobucket Secret

Would you like to change your blog button?
If so, I have a easy little trick to share for those who use Photobucket to upload blog graphics!




For example:
The button on the left, used to look like the button on the right.


A lot of awesome bloggers have grabbed the code for it and added it to their blog. I had wanted to change it and have the changes be reflected everywhere the button happened to be!

It is quite simple to do. I created the new button and was ready to upload it to Photobucket, the trick is all in the file name. First make sure the new graphic has the same file name as the old one already uploaded.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Deodorant not working... Getting Personal

The is kinda embarrassing and for a long while I didn't want to talk about it to anyone, except my Doctor and my husband. But I finally talked to another mom I know about it when she brought it up. I think it probably happens to a lot of women.

Many months ago I noticed my deodorant wasn't working as well as it used to. I had been using the same brand for years. Then it got to where it wasn't working at all. I would shower and be sitting around the house doing nothing, but smell like I had been outside sweating, embarrassing right?
I tried a clinical strength deodorant which didn't work much better and had a scent I didn't like...
My first thought was that my hormones were changing. I'm only 32, I'm not anywhere near the typical age when Menopause begins. Although I couldn't help but think back to a magazine article I had read many years ago about a women starting Menopause at 19, which is referred to as Premature Menopause. I also wondered if my hormones could be changing early due to the permanent birth control procedure (read that post) I had had a year and a half ago.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Here Comes the Rain Again

My theme song for today...
This morning my son woke up at 5am because it was raining which scares him (it's one of his Aspie traits). My best option in that situation is to lay in bed with him until the rain stops or quiets down. I was with him for about 20 minutes then was able to go back to bed.
But not for long. About 6am it started to downpour, thunder and lighting....
I pretty much stayed in his room with him until 7 when when I finally gave up on getting more sleep... My daughter had already been up since 6 so we all went down to breakfast.
It has continued to downpour off and on ALL Day!!! I really hope it stops soon or Booboo and I wont be getting much sleep tonight....
He wont sleep if I put him in my bed and there is not enough room for us to both be comfortable enough to sleep in his bed...

Thursday, June 02, 2011

"Stalk Hop Friday" #18 Follow Linky

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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Wordless Wednesday Link-Up
~ Playing Mario Cart ~

Even I like this game, its fun!

Booboo Driving Backwards

Neither of them are very good at the game, but they have fun trying.

A little secret, Booboo used to push the wrong buttons and mess up the game, so I would take the batteries out of the remote he had, he never realized he wasn't actually playing.

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