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Thursday, June 30, 2011

What I Love About Summer

I started this post a couple days ago:

In no particular order:
* Keeping up with the laundry.
*Actually cooking dinner.
*Not having to rush out the door in the morning.
*Having time to notice Christian's eyelashes when he's looking down at an art project.
*Having time to notice how Victoria moves her little fingers under a hand dryer at a restaurant.
*Lunching with a friend.
*MOA right when it opens and getting a first row parking.
*Staying up as late as I want with Mark.
*Swimming at Liv's until bedtime.
*Bon fires.
*Reading a magazine on the beach.
*Planning vacations and getaways.
*Watching the kids' faces at the zoo.
*Having time to organize whatever I want.
*Afternoon naps.
*Cuddled on the couch immediately after waking, with my three year old, watching a movie of his choice. Top faves right now are Polar Express and Scooby Doo & the Lake Monster
*Watching my kids learn how to do something new - Victoria has learned how to do the monkey bars and jump rope both in the past two weeks and Christian can ride a big boy bike AND use the brakes.
*Having so many open days ahead of us, there's no pressure to jam things in each day.  Even though, I continue to jam things in every day.

But this morning I realized my ulitimate #1 thing to do in the summer is:

Being the first people at the beach at 8:30 in the morning on the hottest day of the summer.

It was absolute bliss.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hello Shutterfly

A very nice friend offered me a $30 coupon to shutterfly yesterday.  Yay!  I love a great coupon more than I love a great sale.

Two problems.

1. Never created a book on shutterfly.

2. Only have until the 28th to order.

With over 600 Chicago pictures I had quite the feat ahead of me.

I did it.  Today is the 26th and I had a whole lot of interuptions and a whole lot of learning a brand new website.  But boy oh boy I love the pressure.  I actually have all day tomorrow to make adjustments.   I love it! 

I don't know if I'd actually change from to but there's a chance.  They will definitely make their $30 back on me in the future.