Sunday, March 20, 2011

I don't know what I'm doing

Original Photo

Altered Photo

I've wanted photoshop for years. YEARS. I finally got it when Chris and I ordered new laptops with our tax return money. Did I NEED a laptop? Not really, but it sure is nice to be able to sit upstairs in the room with the kids and check my e-mail and blogs. Anyway, with my laptop we also ordered Photoshop Elements 9. It's awesome, so I hear, but I have NO IDEA what I'm doing. I sat and played with it for nearly 2 hours last night and this is what I produced. 1 altered photo. All I managed to do was to turn the brownish/greenish grass gray and that's pretty much it. Sigh. I think I need to read the book Chris bought me.

<3 Sabrina

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Our Lucky 4-Leaf Clover

We enjoyed some family time after school on Thursday. The kids really enjoy playing and being together, so we took some photos, ate some green cookies, and talked about leprachauns.

Clover diaper=awesome!

Charlie: A Leprachaun came into his classroom and left ice cream.

The park was really exciting for James

Ruthie: A Leprechaun came into her classroom and turned over chairs and made a big mess of the toys they had just cleaned up.She was ticked off they had to re-clean the room.

Big smiles from our little Irishman!

After preschool I took the girls to the park for a Mcdonald's picnic and some running around and screaming fun! We saw several kids from her pre-k there, so I wasn't the only Mom with that idea. It was a good time!

Lily on the roller slide

Ruthie on the roller slide!

Lily the cowgirl!

Ruthie and Ozzie. This little guy is in her Pre-K and he followed her everywhere, he even carried her sweatshirt for her...he worships her.She was pretty excited to see him there too!

<3 Sabrina

Monday, March 7, 2011


We're waiting for our tax return, have you received yours? At first, The IRS site said we would have it by March 8,Turbo Tax said March 4th. My Mom and step Dad filed the day after me, they've already gotten their refund. My Aunt filed on Feb 28th and had gotten her refund. I've gotten the State of Illinois refund already, but not the federal. It's probably because it's a lot of money and they don't want to cough it up, I get that, but it's ours, we donated a ton of our stuff this year, paid to charities and way overpaid for having 4 dependents (Next year, 5! Woot!). We just want our money so we can pay off the furnace! Today the IRS site says March 15th due to a delay in processing. Seriously!? So while the government is profiting from using OUR money another week or 2 I get to just sit here and wait. Thanks a lot Uncle Sam, thanks a lot!!