Thursday, May 28, 2009

back from Punta Cana and Mixer 21!

We're back!!!!! spent a week in Punta Cana, how relaxing!  

first off here is Mixer #21, this was a great color combo challenge!  i've been wanting to do  a red/aqua/teal mix for quite some time now and this gave me the good excuse to get it done. 

ok so like i said we're back from Punta Cana, some of you probable didn't even know i was gone, well i don't like to publicize it before leaving just for security purposes...sounds a little paranoid, doesn't it?
well you can never be too careful on the web.  
So my hubby and I spent a wonderful week at the Gran Bahia Principe Ambar resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. 
 It was our first time in the DR and i must say it's a pretty nice place.  We tend not to go to the same place twice.  Ours was an adult only section of the big resort so it was more quiet than the Principe or Punta Cana part of the resort.  the beach had nice white sand and lots of palm trees. 

 we were lucky and were able to get a little hut everyday, Dave burns very easily so we didn't want to be out in the direct sun even tho it was mostly cloudy on many days.  

the top balcony was our room and we were in the building closest to the pool and the beach.

Here's Dave sipping a Mojito, i had a few myself...yummm!!!!

we also went out on an excursion called "the reef explorer" were we got to snorkel with some sting rays and nurse sharks.  the pictures were taken with Dave's camera but i'm having some troubles downloading them so as soon as i figure it out i'll post a few pics.  
Bella xxx

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mixer #19

just a quick note to show you this week's mixer! it's much better in person and the backround is actually white and not blue but i didn't have too much time to tweek it. last night in my PS class we did learn some really cool tricks on how to turn a pic B&W using the channel mixer (it gives excellent results). i can`t wait to play around in Ps but it will have to wait until i come back from Punta Cana (we are leaving in 2 dodos!!!) yay! my mom is arriving tonight to spend the week with the kids, bless her. anyways gotta go do some work (i`m at the office...shhhhh) and tonight i still have major paking to do and it`s the 2hr season finale of Grey's Anatomy (not to be missed!)

Thursday, May 07, 2009

early mother's day gift

look at what i got this morning!  it arrived by the mail yesterday (which reminds me i also have to go to the post office to pick up a package that i have NO clue what it could be, i don't remember ordering anything...) anyways back to my MD gift.  I've been wanting to get an iPod for a while now.  a pink one to be more precise.  you see i used to have a pick phone, but i upgraded to a blackberry and so i miss the pink.  of course that's not the only reason i wanted one, they're cool!  Anyways last week i told dh that i wanted to get one and he says "Why?  you can listen to music on you Blackberry"  well to me that wasn't a good enough reason, i still wanted a pink iPod!  Well he ordered a very special pink iPod (from the kids of course)  notice the little inscription on the back!  how cute is that! i don't get a Mother's Day present every year,but when i do it's a good one!  the last and only one i got was a semi-eternity diamond ring on my very first Mother's Day 4 yrs ago.
in case you can't read it; it says
 "Mom is our favorite playlist
Love Brady and Charlie"

I also forgot to mention that Mixer 18 is up at MIU this week's challenge is getting inspired by the work "Perseverance"