Thursday, February 19, 2009

what's funny to a 2 year old?

For a while Grant's only joke was a fake sneeze (he thinks it's absolutely hilarious and will do it for any kid that might be remotely close to him) but recently he's been branching out.

When we pray at night now he says his thanks for everyone he can think of and then...."Thank you for daka" and Thank you for pacha" He knows those are not words and it's pretty dang funny.

The other day I woke up to screaming....not out of the ordinary really. Grant wakes up and plays in his room until he's sick of it and then starts to make a ruckus. This morning's screams seemed pretty serious so I rolled out of bed and went straight to see what horrible mess he'd gotten himself into that morning. I opened the door to see a tall bump covered in a blanket on his bed. I said, "Grant buddy?" He pulled off the blanket and smiled really big... "I'm screaming!"

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

re-design

Two nights ago I stayed up until 12:30 re-designing my website. The problem with me and web-design is I have no idea what I'm doing. Getting the site up took help from three of my more talented guy friends, and hours and hours of time in dreamweaver. When I finally got things going well I switched computers and had to figure out all the ftp stuff again (I don't even know what that is really) and this week I found out I needed to add flash slide show again. I paid for it but it hasn't worked yet. I'm sure it will change again in a few months. I guess that's the curse of being a designer. I think I just keep getting better which is all I can ask for. Someday maybe I'll be able to accomplish all that's in my head. I'm also trying to redo some of my mavora designs like the logo and wording on the back of my cards and the packaging. Tim "helps" me by telling my what he doesn't like. It is a big help but sometimes it's just a lot more frustrating. I am hoping to do more stationery in the future and less wedding invitations. We'll see where it goes. But for now you can see what Tim and I came up with for packaging and check out the website! If all goes smoothly...and it never does....I'm hoping to start advertising more and growing. It's hard to grow though when you're already buried with work. I see the same tension in my little church Coram Deo. When you want to grow there's some very uncomfortable points until you get to that next sustainable size.



Sunday, February 08, 2009

getting smarter


The conversation in the car on the way home from church:

Grant: Where's mommy?

Daddy: She's at a party, buddy.

Grant: I want cupcakes.

Daddy: I don't think we have any cupcakes at home. We have macaroni and cheese. Or pasta.

Grant: Ummm, how 'bout cupcakes?