The difference a week makes…

My daughter wasn’t feeling well the day of her birthday, in fact she had a bit of an ear infection. So we gave it a week then held another party (for the cousins on my side of the family) today. Anyone see a difference between this and last week’s pic? 🙂

A much happier birthday!
A much happier birthday!

For her party we went to the petting zoo then came back for cupcakes. So I’ve uploaded some of the farm pictures I took today too. They’re in the scrapbook too; be sure to check them out.

It’s my party, I can cry if I want to

My daughter turned 1 on the 11th. She wasn’t feeling terribly well so we decided to postpone her REAL birthday party till sometime this week and just take her and her in-town cousins to McDonald’s. Here she is “enjoying” her birthday cake.

It's my party, I can cry if I want to!
It's my party, I can cry if I want to!

In other news, I’ve got another interview today with Nuskin and I am hoping they’ll pick me! I know some of you are praying with me on this one, and I really appreciate it!

Client Comments – Tech Support

** Added 2/2/2005 ** I’m currently working part time from home doing Live Help online technical support. PHP Livehelper by Turnkey is alot like LivePerson or LiveHuman or any of the other similar packages out there — basically a customer (or potential client) clicks on a “Click here for Live Support” button on the website and opens a chat session with a support representative (me).

If you’re looking for someone to cover your online support system, I’d be happy to work some extra hours, up to full time. Check out my resume and contact me so we can figure out what would work best for you.

** Back to the client comments now **

I’m not very good at tooting my own horn, but I certainly don’t mind showing off what others have said about me. Here are some of the things people have had to say:

Ooops..

If any of you have tried writing me a letter using my form lately, I hope you’ll consider resending. This morning I was looking around the site and decided to check the form. Lo and behold, it didn’t work. After a quick investigation I realized I’d put IP addresses in the form instead of using my web address.

That wouldn’t have been a big deal but my host recently moved servers to another location and I totaly forgot to change the address. So if you’ve tried sending me anything for the past few weeks and did not get a reply, I’m truly sorry for the inconvenience. The form works now.

Easy Flaming Text in PSP7

Thinking about using flaming text on your site? Think again! Any special effects can look pretty bad if they’re abused. But if you do have a good reason and NEED flaming text, here’s an easy method to get legible, firey looking text.

By the way, I wrote this because I kept seeing requests for “how do I make flaming text?” in web and graphic design message boards. So here you go 🙂

*Update*

Here’s something similar done in Photoshop. I’ll write instructions if anyone’s still interested.

Firey Inferno - Text done in Photoshop via layer styles - can you guess which ones?  This technique is NOT discussed in this article but I will discuss it if requested.
Firey Inferno - Text done in Photoshop via layer styles - can you guess which ones? This technique is NOT discussed in this article but I will discuss it if requested.

Moved to Utah

I am officially back in Utah now living at my mom’s house and looking for apartments. Fun, huh?

Last Tuesday I got a call at about 8:30 AM for a job interview in Provo. A few minutes later my husband’s uncle walked into the apartment, announced he was driving to Utah, and asked if we wanted him to take anything up there with him. So I said, “Take me!”

So within an hour and a half, we’d packed all of my stuff and the babies’ things, loaded them into the truck, and off we went.

Moving to Utah

These are pics from our drive from Las Vegas to Utah.

Driving through a rainstorm with water splashing on the windshield
Driving through a rainstorm with water splashing on the windshield
What's a road trip without road construction?
What's a road trip without road construction?
Uncle Reid's hat where it sat through the trip
Uncle Reid's hat where it sat through the trip
A cool rainbow we found on the way, or Beanbo as Ethan would say
A cool rainbow we found on the way, or Beanbo as Ethan would say
Another shot of the rainbow
Another shot of the rainbow
Driving through the storm, but blue skies are closer than they appear.
Driving through the storm, but blue skies are closer than they appear.
Driving into my home town
Driving into my home town

The Family Dog

Our little girl has taken to chewing on socks, and for the life of me I can’t get her to stop.

Actually of course she can’t eat a sock if one’s not available in the first place. But anytime Ethan gets home he sheds his shoes and socks immediately and in the most random places. And the moment he does, Mary’s got one in her mouth and is scampering around the apartment so as to keep me from taking it from her.

So I finally decided to take a few pictures. Doesn’t she look like a puppy?

Mary eating a sock
Mary eating a sock
I hate to eat and run...
I hate to eat and run...
Sit and Beg!  Good puppy.  Really she was just trying to grab the camera..
Sit and Beg! Good puppy. Really she was just trying to grab the camera..