Friday, August 8, 2008

A New Name and a New Look & FFF

I was getting tired of the same old thing and especially my blog name. Every time I read my blog name, it reminded me of some department store that was remodeling and had those "Here We Grow Again" signs all over. I like this name much better. It better suits me.

Nikki who designs Blogs for a Cause, did a fantastic job setting me up for what I wanted to do. Her 'cause' is to raise money for her humanitarian-aid trips and also to donate to charities. She designs blogs to raise the money needed.

After I got the basic layout from Nikki, I downloaded the 30-day free trial of Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 and then went to town last night--not literally. It took me hours to learn the program and design my header, but I'm happy how it turned out. What it takes Nikki to do in minutes, took me hours.
I still have more fine tuning to do on here in the next few days, but for now this will have to do.

FAVORITE FOTO FRIDAY - Here are a few of my favorites

Robby and his Grandma a few years ago

Tigger & Sammy. Sammy was so afraid of Tigger at Disneyland. So the Tigger got on the ground and Sammy did too and they got together that way. They got as close as a hi-5.

I LOVE this picture of Aubrey. When she was six, she was in the hospital with what they diagnosed her with as having a blood infection. She was sick for weeks and was in the hospital for two weeks. It was so hard during this time, because Sammy had to be nursed at night and I had to leave her there every night, alone. It broke my heart and I cried all the way home every night, (1-1/2hr drive.) I will never forget that, and this precious picture is a reminder of how strong she was during that time.

My niece Amanda doing Haley's hair. Talk about strong... She lost both her legs in a car accident and almost died when she was 16, a few years ago. You wouldn't know it today. She's as strong as ever.

Love this pic of Shay's backside.

4 comments:

Kelly said...

LOVE your new blog look Carla!!!! That picture of Sammy and Tigger is priceless! All the pictures are good though!

Ruthanne said...

Love the new blog look and the name. (I LOVED the old name too--very funny about the store signs)
The pictures are adorable.

Stacey and Dewey said...

Love the new look and the new name!!! And you go girl doing the whole Photoshop thing yourself.
Beautiful pics as always!!!
Happy monday
Stacey

Mary Ann said...

Great new look. Pop on over to my blog and check claim your reward!