the "book" that i won't even begin to tell you how many hours i put into ... mainly because i think i've already bored you with the details enough as it is. lol! the UPS dude pulled up this afternoon and dropped this off to me ... have i told before how much i love the UPS dude?!?!
it's the cutest little book ... 7x7 in size. i was a little worried that it would be too small ... or to hard to read. but it's perfect. and it worked out really well with the photos that uploaded from my blog. since all my blog photos are resized ... a larger book would have required me to replace all the photos with the full-sized versions. any idea how long that would take?!?! lol! and i think i mentioned that there was a reason i wasn't going to add the white borders to my blog photos anymore, right? it's because when they get pulled up into the blog book ... you don't have as many options on cropping them into the page designs. a lot of these pages had a spot for a square photo ... but because i had the borders ... there was no way to really fill up that square without a border showing on one of the sides. so this way, if i leave off the borders ... i can crop into my photos more in the book and fill up the spaces.
here's a few pages just to give you an idea of what i have.
for example, on that second page here with the 4 pics ... those 4 pics could have filled up the entire page with 4 square photos. and the first page ... those would have been larger squares too.
there were a lot of posts that i would have loved to add more photos too. posts where i've linked you over to other sites to see something i've done ... or linked to a photo album with additional photos. but most of them, i didn't do. this was one that i did add more pics too ... mainly because i had an extra page there where i didn't want to start the next post. if i had more time ... i would have done all the ones that needed to be done. although now with my faster computer ... i could have, but oh well. lol!
so there you have it. "the book". lol! and thanks to amanda for being my "book holder" for the pics. i already have my 2005 book all uploaded and ready to order. but i'm already half way through my 2006 book too ... so i'm going to wait and order them at the same time.
then, since we're all bored to death here without alyssa and sarah to entertain us ... we did some quick "laura and me" photos just for fun. i will say right up front ... i'm not having one of my better days. my hair is a mess ... i'm scheduled for a haircut on friday. i only did half my makeup today. i only had about 5 hours sleep last night ... was up super late finishing up some assignments. i was also too lazy to go get my external flash ... and my camera settings were way off. but i didn't have time to mess with it ... because of these 3 kiddos that apparently require a ton of attention.
an almost 10 month old, a 16 month old, and a 17 month old ... super crazy! luckily, they're all good kids and get along pretty well. and they're all on the same nap schedules which is super nice ... then again, that means they're all awake at the same time too. lol!
and me and amanda ... who has been deemed my "helper" this week with the girls away. she has been great at helping with the kids and talking to them and picking up after them. just as long as she doesn't have to pick anyone up. lol! i don't know why ... but she does not like to hold them. funny, since that's all alyssa and sarah do ... hold the babies. at the same time ... amanda is bored out of her mind. i've taken down tons of the girls "good toys" to play with ... and she's watched a few of the new shows that i've recorded for the girls that she usually misses.
but from me and amanda both ... "girls, come back soon because we both really miss you!!!".