Monday, November 22, 2010

8 Months Old!

Once again, I have fallen behind on updating the blog.  I have been putting in some extra hours at work and I just haven't had too much time to sit down and blog.  :(

Zachary is now 8 months old!  He is doing so well and seems to be learning new things all the time!  It's unbelievable to watch him try to figure things out.  He is definitely a problem solver.   He does things that amaze me on a daily basis!   

I didn't take very many pictures this month, so this update consists of his 8 month sticker shots and some from Halloween!  We did have a fun month visiting the Pumpkin Patch and celebrating Halloween.

 Uncle Bob used Zachary for a Halloween photo shoot!

 Zachary loved it!

 So silly!

My little cowboy!

He loved his tick-or-treat sack!

Crazy Uncle Brian!

He actually held his own candy......and didn't want to let go!

Zachary and his cousins!

Just the boys!

So serious!

This month he fell in love with Sophie the Giraffe!

What a face!

Helping with his laundry!

8 Months Old!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

One Furry Kid!


This is a video from almost a year ago of my furry kid Molly. 
She is so facinated by this balloon!  
I love how she pauses for a second and looks up at me.  
She's 100% mutt (rescued from the OC Animal Shelter) and has such a funny face!

No, we don't know what kind of mutt she is! We think she might be pug/golden retriever......but we always say, "Only her mother really knows!" 

We love her so much and think rescuing a dog is the only way to go!

Monday, November 15, 2010

My little "Zach O'Lantern"

We had so much fun at the Irvine Park Pumpkin Patch a few weeks ago!

I think the pictures say it all!

He loved putting his face in these photo cutouts!

Zachary loves getting his picture taken!

He enjoyed exploring the pumpkins!

It's never hard to get him to smile!

Checking out Papa Edmisten

Zachary and Nana Edmisten

Nana and Papa Edmisten

Nana Bintliff

Nana and Pop-Pop Bintliff

My favorite little pumpkin!

The loves of my life!

This one was my Mom's idea!
(I think it's SO cute!)

The Edmisten Family
October 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Tracy's Favorite Things

This has got to be one of my FAVORITE Favorite Things! :)

If you have not ever used Shutterfly, you are really missing out!
I first used Shutterfly to make photo Thank You cards for all of the vendors that worked at my wedding. I used photos of Joey and I from the photo booth we had. The cards were adorable!

Once Zachary was born, we had a ton of pictures from his first few weeks and we wanted to compile them quickly and easily, so I made my first Photo Book! We ordered one for us and one for each set of Zachary's Grandparents. (We have since ordered a few more and had them shipped to some of Joey's East Coast relatives.) Making a Photo Book on Shutterfly was so easy!

We also used Shutterfly for Zachary's Birth Announcements! We got them at a great price (they were on sale) and they arrived quickly! (We ended up needing more and ordered a second batch easily because my project was saved in my Shutterfly account.)

Recently I was chosen by House Party to host a Shutterfly party!! I was thrilled! I hosted 10 friends and each friend was given a code for a FREE 8x8 Hardcover Photo Book and 10 free photo cards! They also provided Shutterfly tote bags for everyone, candy, coupons, balloons, and an easel to display my favorite photo book. It was a great girls night! A few people had never used Shutterfly before and enjoyed seeing all of the possibilities that Shutterfly provides to preserve memories! I used my free book code to make a Halloween book! (It shipped yesterday and will be here early next week! I can't wait!)

With the holidays approaching, I am looking forward to sending out our Christmas Cards! Shutterfly has SO many adorable cards to choose from. I haven't decided on a design yet, but I know that whatever I choose will look great!

In March Zachary will be ONE already! There are a ton of projects I plan on doing with Shutterfly! I plan on making a calendar with the monthly sticker pictures I have been taking. I also plan on making a large photo book of Zachary's first year. Most likely I will be using Shutterfly for Invitations and Thank You cards for his 1st Birthday Party too!
Shutterfly seems to always have some kind of sale or special going on! I usually wait until what I want is on sale to order! It's nice that you can create a project, save it to your Shutterfly account, and then wait to buy it until it goes on sale! PLUS, if you use Mr.Rebates, you also get 6% cash back on your purchase on top of any discount Shutterfly offers!

Now you know why Shutterfly is one of MY favorite things!

****Please feel free to post in the comments sections if YOU love Shutterfly too! I would love to hear about projects you have used Shutterfly for!****