March 28, 2008

Playin around

While Claire was here, She gave me a ton of tips on using Photoshop with my pictures. I was totally inspired so I'm going to start playing around and see what I come up with. I don't really have the proper camera yet, but its fun to play with the one I have.

Here is my first one of Max (eating chocolate again...)

The sharpness of the actual picture has been lost a bit. Claire said this happens and she showed me how to fix it...but I forgot already. So I'll have to learn that again...!

March 26, 2008

Nothing like Friends!

This weekend we had friends we hadn't seen in years. In fact one friend, Claire, we hadn't seen in almost 13 years. We all lived in Mexico City way back when we had all gone through AIM. It's amazing how you can just transport right back in time to the relationships we had, no matter how long the distance of space or time. My ribs still hurt from all the laughing we did. Here is a picture Claire took (who is a photographer by the way). Visit her blog at

I love all you guys and I'm so glad you came to visit!

March 11, 2008

My next cup of coffee...

Ok, I totally "bloglifted" this from another blog

It was so amazing, I had to post it on ours...

A group of alumni, all highly established in their respective
careers, got together for a visit with their old university
professor. The conversation soon turned to complaints about the
endless stress of work and life in general...

Offering his guests coffee, the professor went into the kitchen
and soon returned with a large pot of coffee and an eclectic
assortment of cups: porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal - some plain, some
expensive, some quite exquisite. Quietly he told them to help
themselves to some fresh coffee.. ..

When each of his former students had a cup of coffee in hand, the
old professor quietly cleared his throat and began to patiently
address the small gathering... ''You may have noticed that all of
the nicer looking cups were taken up first, leaving behind the
plainer and cheaper ones. While it is only natural for you to
want only the best for yourselves, that is actually the source of much
of your stress-related problems." He continued...''Be assured that
the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In fact, the cup merely
disguises or dresses up what we drink. What each of you really
wanted was coffee, not a cup, but you instinctively went for the
best cups... Then you began eyeing each other's cups....''
''Now consider this: Life is coffee. Jobs, money, and position in
society are merely cups. They are just tools to shape and contain
Life, and the type of cup we have does not truly define nor
change the quality of the Life we live. Often, by concentrating only on
the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee that God has provided us... God
brews the coffee, but he does not supply the cups. Enjoy your coffee!''

The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just
make the best of everything they have... So please remember: Live
simply. Love generously. Care Deeply. Speak Kindly. Leave the
Rest to God.

And remember - the richest person is not the one who has the
most, but the one who needs the least.