Monday, June 30, 2008

Help Us Solve Mason's Puzzle!

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It is estimated today that 1 in every 150 children is diagnosed with Autism. That number is increasing by 10-17% each year, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes, and pediatric AIDS combined. As of today the cause of Autism is unknown and there is no known cure. Krissy Mosbarger and My Acrylic Album have designed this forward thinking, beautifully crafted acrylic puzzle to help raise awareness of this catastrophic condition that is silencing our sons and daughters. For every puzzle album sold, a portion of the proceeds will go directly to autism research via http://www.autismspeaks.org/. We invite you to contribute to the fight to find a cure for this rapidly growing epidemic by purchasing one of our exclusive acrylic puzzle albums. Thanks in advance to each and every one of you for helping to find a cure for my son and the countless other children who suffer from this disorder.



This fabulous one-of a-kind acrylic puzzle album takes project versatility further than any other acrylic album on the market! Our 6" x 6" puzzle album comes complete with (4) 6" interlocking puzzle pieces pre-drilled to be ring bound for use as a 6" puzzle album, or, this album can be "pieced" together to form a 12" x 12" scrapbook page or piece of home decor! The pre-drilled holes are arranged perfectly for showcasing this piece of art right on your wall! Our 8" x 8" album boasts the very same versatile qualities as our 6" puzzle with a lot more room to create! This 8" puzzle album pieced together creates a whopping 16" x 16" piece of wall art to showcase your beautiful paper crafting project! Not into mini albums? Not ready to venture into wall-hangings? This puzzle is the perfect medium for your group's puzzle swaps, or ATCs! The very BEST part of our one-of-a-kind puzzle album, is the benefits of buying it. Portions of each and every "Mason's Puzzle" sold will be sent directly to AutismSpeaks.org to further their research in finding a cure for Autism.
Each album comes with (4) pre-drilled puzzle pieces and (1) metal binding ring.
http://myacrylicalbum.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=22 <~ This link will take you directly to the Mason's Puzzle page! (Please feel free to send this blog link to ANY AND ALL of your scrapbooking friends! Lets smear these awesome albums all over the scrapping community and really push to find a cause and cure for this horrible disorder!)
With warmest hugs, Krissy Mosbarger

Sunday, June 29, 2008

"OOOOOOOOOOH DAISY-DAISY!"

Yeah.. there's a story here. And a CUTE one too! My grandmother has this little thing she says whenever she drops something, or a baby falls... etc. She always says, "WHOOPS-A-DAISY". Well, Ashli spent a little time with her Granny while learning to crawl and walk and she of course picked up this little "whoops-a-daisy" saying. Only, Ashli didn't say it quite right... Or, maybe she did. *smile* Whenever Ashli would fall down or drop something, she would always say, "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOH Daisy - Daisy!" with a little southern twang in her voice. It was THE CUTEST thing you ever did hear! Okay, so YOU didn't hear it, I did... but just trust me! It was cute!
Anyway, my neighbor has some beautiful Daisies growing in his front yard and I asked to take Ashli over for a little photo session so I could create a scrapbook layout. These are some of the photos I got today. (Thank you Mr & Mrs Smith!)


Heeheehee, yes... they said it was okay for Ashli to pick a flower! They LOVE this girl, they'd give her ALL the flowers if she asked!









Just some Pretties I found...

Here's another 'reflection' photo from last week's challenge!





It's an ADDICTION!

This week's photo challenge, is to photograph FOOD. Well, this is more like 'pureed food' but it's my sustenance nontheless. I could LIVE off of Razzle-Juice! For those of you not "in-the-know" - Razzle-Juice is what Ashli calls the Razzmataz. It's my $5.00 slurpee from Jamba Juice. Not only am I addicted to these things, but Ashli is now as well. It's at least ONCE every two days that I hear that sweet little voice pipe up and say, "Hey Mom, can we go get a Razzle-Juice today?" "Yes baby, of COURSE we can!" It's gotten so bad for us, that Gregg has actually said NO to a house I wanted to look at because it was, "too far from Jamba Juice!"





Thursday, June 26, 2008

Help us Solve Mason's Puzzle!


It is estimated today that 1 in every 150 children is diagnosed with Autism. That number is increasing by 10-17% each year, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes, and pediatric AIDS combined. As of today the cause of Autism is unknown and there is no known cure.
Krissy Mosbarger and My Acrylic Album have designed this forward thinking, beautifully crafted acrylic puzzle to help raise awareness of this catastrophic condition that is silencing our sons and daughters. For every puzzle album sold, a portion of the proceeds will go directly to autism research via http://www.autismspeaks.org/. We invite you to contribute to the fight to find a cure for this rapidly growing epidemic by purchasing one of our exclusive acrylic puzzle albums.

Thanks in advance to each and every one of you for helping to find a cure for my son and the countless other children who suffer from this disorder.




This fabulous one-of a-kind acrylic puzzle album takes project versatility further than any other acrylic album on the market! Our 6" x 6" puzzle album comes complete with (4) 6" interlocking puzzle pieces pre-drilled to be ring bound for use as a 6" puzzle album, or, this album can be "pieced" together to form a 12" x 12" scrapbook page or piece of home decor! The pre-drilled holes are arranged perfectly for showcasing this piece of art right on your wall! Our 8" x 8" album boasts the very same versatile qualities as our 6" puzzle with a lot more room to create! This 8" puzzle album pieced together creates a whopping 16" x 16" piece of wall art to showcase your beautiful paper crafting project! Not into mini albums? Not ready to venture into wall-hangings? This puzzle is the perfect medium for your group's puzzle swaps, or ATCs! The very BEST part of our one-of-a-kind puzzle album, is the benefits of buying it. Portions of each and every "Mason's Puzzle" sold will be sent directly to AutismSpeaks.org to further their research in finding a cure for Autism.
Each album comes with (4) pre-drilled puzzle pieces and (1) metal binding ring.
http://myacrylicalbum.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=22 <~ This link will take you directly to the Mason's Puzzle page!
(Please feel free to send this blog link to ANY AND ALL of your scrapbooking friends! Lets smear these awesome albums all over the scrapping community and really push to find a cause and cure for this horrible disorder!)
With warmest hugs,
Krissy Mosbarger

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Reflections... continued

Soooooo we went to the park the other day, after getting a tip from Karin that there really IS water in Colorado! You just have to DRIVE 20 miles to FIND SOME! Anyway, I loaded up the littles and we headed off to Wash Park to practice a little reflection photography. I really didn't get too many decent shots as there were "storm clouds a-looming" (as Ashli would say)! But, I did manage to get a couple to share with ya'll! Thanks for the tip Karin, it's a fab park!


A Day At The Park...

While we were at the park having fun and practicing my 'reflection photography' I got some fun shots of the kids, the critters, and the scenery~


Ashli LOVED this beautiful old climbing tree that had ginormous branches that hung over the water's edge! And MOMMA loved the fantastic photo opps!


We were lucky enough to have Mason's Occupational Therapist (Mike) meet us at the park for a little O/T! Mason LOVED the slide routine and even counted ONE, TWO... THREEEEEEEEEEEEE! Before he raced down the slide! YAY!
OH OH OH! Framing shot! LOL~

I am not sure WHAT kind of wierd funk this poor tree had going on, but it looked REALLY COOL!

Hhahahaha, I love this photo of this curious Goose! I handed ashli a loaf of bread and let her try her hand at feeding the ducks. Within a matter of .08 seconds we must have had every duck, goose and gosling at the park chasing us down! This little guy was just as interested in my camera, as I was in him! Too funny!

After we ran for dear life from the starving mob of 30 pound geese, we happened across this little fellow who was just soooooooo cute we HAD to give him a few bites!


Oh to stop and smell (shove a macro lens into) the flowers! This park had great flower gardens with lots of beautiful blooms! (Thanks Karin!)



Here's our little squirrel friend (or Tree Rat, as daddy calls them) having a little bite to eat - courtesy of Ashli.

Here's another fantastic photo of Ashli curled up on that old climbing tree again!

All in all, I think it was a great day! Sure there were clouds making it difficult to capture any 'outstanding' photos. But the kids and I had a really good time, and all the critters at the park had full tummies!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Reflections...

This week's photo challenge, was 'reflections'. I was so hoping to be able to get to a lake, or pond... or even PUDDLE for crying out loud, but it was a big fat NO-GO. Too much going on around here between therapies, dentists (oy-vey!), and even an emergency trip to the Veterinarian! (Borris will be okay thank goodness!)
So, here is my best reflection photo. Mason's reflection in the refrigerator, as he is sitting on the dishwasher door! Hmmm you think he's dishwasher safe? LOL!


Monday, June 16, 2008

A cute wittle wabbit!


I really do LOVE my yard. EVERY SINGLE DAY I can count on having at least one (sometimes up to six) little cotton-tail rabbit taking a rest in my lush green lawn. Sure, he may nibble here and there, but they have never in 6.5 harmed my yard. So they can STAY! Besides, I get to have cute little bunny rabbits, and I don't have to feed them OR clean up after them!
SCORE!
I went outside today and played "Jane Goodall" of the rabbits to get these shots. This precious little angel let me get to within about 3 feet of him, and was so comfortable that he actually groomed himself with me there~ No, I don't speak bug (Wendy does that!) But I may know a few words in cotton-tail!
hehehe this is how they 'hide'. Everytime we see the bunnies hunched down like this, we feel as though they are saying, "they can't see me, they can't see me, they can't see me!"



A little grooming to let me know, he's okay with me being there!






Happy Father's Day!

This was the kids' HAPPY DADDY'S DAY gift to Gregg. It's a 12x12" garden stepping stone with their footprints laid in, and the flowers were created using stained glass squished into the stone (cement). All in all? I think daddy loved it!

5 More...

So, i'm trying my darndest to look for "fives" for the photo challenge. Here are two more FIVES that I came up with yesteday!
Five rocks. I didn't put them there, I found them there! Darn Kids!


I know, I'm back-tracking here, but I did happen to find FIVE of the most precious piggies in the world! What a lucky girl I am!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

A little bit of Macro Lovin'!


After taking my Quantaray 70-300mm, f/4-5.6 macro lens out yesterday to show Karin the zoom capabilities on it, I got to thinking... "Self," (I call myself - Self). "Self, you really ought to get that lens out more often and work on some macro shooting." So today during naptime (after my dog inadvertently mauled my hand (it was my fault, not his), I put my macro lens onto my camera and headed into the back yard. Man! My yard is VERY interesting and beautiful when you look at it piece by teeny tiny piece! Here are a few of the shots I took today! Thanks for looking...


Bumble Bee


The inside of a Clematis flower


The inside of an Asian Lilly


My pride and joy, this is a new bloom from my Mr. Lincoln rose bush. The blooms on this bush are the most beautiful and fragrant in my yard. I am a tried and true sucker for blood red roses!
(Credit: My husband is the rose gardener extraordinaire, it is only through his meticulous caring for my Mr. Lincoln that she can put forth blooms like this!)


Some upclose shots of my Dahlias


There's that silly ol' Bumble Bee again! Evidently my Salvia's are VERY tasty!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

5 of What???


This week's challenge on the photography challenge blog was to have FIVE of (something, anything). Well, LUCKY me, I got the five prettiest girls in Aurora, Colorado all into one photo together! WAHOOO!!!!!!



Still having fun with last week's framing challenge, here is Mason Framed by a fish toy!

Today, was BIRTHDAY!

Because Ashli and Mason were born exactly 7 days apart (by two years), we hold the annual 'Mosbarger Birthday Bash' to celebrate their birthdays together on the same day. Today, was that day! I'm flat exhausted and do not even have the energy to clean up this tornado ridden house, but.. I CAN sit here and post a few pictures. Keep in mind these photos are COMPLETELY unedited. I just don't have the energy for THAT right now! Between Karin and I, we took almost 400 pictures of this party! And.... not ONE photo of the cake!


Mason had an absolute BLAST sliding into the swimming pool! I cherish smiles like this!



Oh that boy is a real beauty isn't he?



So, let me show you how to do it... Mason Style!
One leg down, one leg up...

Get yourself situated in there real good...


One last little wiggle and check before the release...

Head on down the slide doing the splits... making daddy cross his legs.


Hmmm How many beauties can we fit into this little water toy???


Priceless pieces of sidewalk art in the making!


Lets see... who's all in this one? Lexi, Calista, A.J., Tori, Jessi, Ashli and Mason... I think we were missing a kid in this shot!


JUMP!


Hehehe, Just Kiddin'!


She wasn't kiddin'!



Sweet summer relaxation... over on the turtle!


I just LOVE those Nemo swim trunks! Sooooooooo Cute!


A little game of run around the yard??? Lexi, Mason and Samantha.



Mommy's beautiful Luau princess!


I wonder if he's smiling because at this point, he is the only one who knows that his
"Little Swimmers" diaper thing is leaking poop into the pool?


Everybody out! Time to drain the pool! Euhmmm errr...

LETS HAVE CAKE AND PRESENTS!

The End