Friday, February 29, 2008

as for the art...

Okay, I've added some new creations to my etsy store. If you need cards, gifts, or decor go check it out and pass it on. I'm trying my hand at invitations too. Since I can't make vector designs I'm buying some stuff from istockphoto.com. Check them out for your websites, cards, scrapbooking etc. Maybe I can make more of my own designs when I can afford the $500 program....so never.

www.mavora.etsy.com

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

time for a grant update

Between the move and the cold weather we haven't taken as many pictures of Grant! He is still as cute as ever in case you were worried. We had a house warming party and he just ran around talking to everyone excitedly. This picture is after his first Valentine's Date. Sarah took him out to Chuck E Cheese so Tim and I could have a fish and chips picnic on the floor without a headache.

He uses the potty a few times a day usually so we're on level two of many as far as potty training goes and I'm very proud of him. He can say "car" "up" "down" and is understanding nearly everything....he can "bring the shoe here" and today I said "I" and he pointed to his eye. He used to think his eye was his ear but things are starting to get straightened out.




And we recently bought our Chariot Stroller Bike Kit so we should have fun road adventures soon now that we all have a set of wheels and are blessed to not live on a huge hill anymore.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

so much to do

Why do I have so much to do all of the sudden? You know how sometimes you know you have a lot to do but you feel on top of all the items and then there are other times that you have a lot to do and they are all squishing you...no matter how many lists I make I can't seem to get control. And you know how sometimes the christian life seems so much about being holy and how other times it seems like it's just about surviving and trying to help the people around you survive too. I think I'm in the days of chaos because God wants to be more involved in my life. Sometimes I just bury myself in the safety of working on the computer and being with my wonderful husband who understands me. Talking to people who don't understand you is harder. Interacting with other people on a deeper level is hard period. I usually don't share my feeling so much around here but I thought I should blog and that's what I have... so there you go. I guess I should get to work eh?

Monday, February 11, 2008

mavora.com

I finally figured out the slide show element for mavora.com - okay Dave Schmidt did and taught me. THANKS DAVE - and Jose, and california Dave. So mavora.com is up and running for reals I think. I do need to add the gallery for nevada and the sierras but I think you all should go check it out and maybe even bookmark the page so you can keep up with our new photographs. It's my first website but I hope you like it!

Friday, February 08, 2008

communication


I was talking with a friend last night about relationships and gave her a good talking to about communication - but I think it's so important and I think it's not happening enough in dating, in marriage, and even in friendships. Last night at 2am I developed the idea for my new book...okay my first book...okay a good book for someone to write. It's called:

Using your mouth constructively; a guide to communication in friendships, dating, and marriage.



Chapter one - It's hard, but it's worth it

Chapter two - Know yourself; or others never will

Chapter three - Speaking to members of the opposite sex

Chapter four - filler

Chapter five - Listening; it's an art just like talking

Chapter six - When arguments arise - fight fair

I'm sure it's out there all ready but mine would really rock.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

computer guys come back

My slide show won't work again....what is up!!??? I put the files like I did last time.

www.mavora.com/gallery1.html

help!!!!!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

at a stand still

My life is officially at a stand still. I'm trying to add slideshows to my website - mavora.com - with this new Flash slideshow program I bought. I can make a slideshow in dreamweaver and see that it exists yet on the internet nothing is there. Talk about frustration. So I go to the support page. I can answer half of the people questions on there except how do you get it on the INTERNET? Nobody is talking about it...no one is helping me....dave schmidt where are you??? I can't do much with my life when a problem like this is hanging over my head laughing at me. Maybe I need better coping skills, I don't know. For sure web design sucks. It's like design but with five thousand other issues and problems heaped on top. But I shall succeed someday...I'll let you know when.