My cuties | iphoneography

I sure love my girls!

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iPhone Friday | iPhoneography

It’s Friday! I’m not sure why I still get so excited, it’s not like tomorrow is a “day off.” Everyday is roughly the same when you’re a stay at home mom. Still have to cook, clean, change poopy butts and go insane. ๐Ÿ™‚

Since I haven’t done iPhone pics in a while, here they are!

Happy Friday.

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Weekly wrap-up | iphoneography

Holy busy week batman! I’ve been swamped lately with my house, homework and well….my dating life. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have not forgotten about my blog world and things are finally coming together so I will be posting more. Thank goodness, I feel like I’ve been going through withdrawals!

So since I’m in the middle of writing a paper for class, this is just a quick recap of my week in iPhone pics!

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Random Saturday | iPhoneography

Wow how things can change in an instant. My intention was to have replied to all of you who took the time to comment on my post by now, but something very unexpected happened on Wednesday night. (I promise I am still going to reply and do some blog visiting! I am very excited about that!)

It was a normal day and started off like usual. I have my girls during the days, their father and I have joint custody at the moment and tonight was my night with them. There is a small carnival in town and I planned on taking my girls there to ride the rides and eat cotton candy. It was all my eldest daughter “Sass” could talk about, bless her heart she was so excited. So we go, even though the rain threatened to change our plans, and we had an awesome time.

Both of my girls went on several rides and ate cotton candy and stayed up past their bed times. I knew all that cotton candy was swimming around in their little bellies and they needed some food, so I chose Olive Garden. Both of them just love pasta. And this is when the whole night took a shift for the worst. This is going to sound funny, but I assure you, this was probably some of the worst pains I have EVER experienced, and I have had two children. I put it up there with that.

My girls were all wound up, and I was trying to get one to sit and eat because she was jumping around and the other I was trying to get out of the blinds and sit in her chair, in the middle of this, I took a bite of my salad and the lettuceย suctioned up against my esophagus and sent it into crazy spasms. At this point, I had no idea what happened, all I knew I had just aspirated food into my lungs…and here I am with my kids in some of the most severe pain I’ve ever experienced. I sat for a minute to see if it would pass, but it didn’t and next thing I knew I had the whole staff of Olive Garden surrounding me trying to figure out what was wrong. Both of my kids in tears, scared to death. Finally, I have no idea what is going on, it was getting worse so they call 911.

Long story short, I go to the ER where I received the worst care ever, pumped full of morphine and dilaudid along with some muscle relaxers and left in the same condition I went in there. It was just all around a crazy night…..but it does make you think, you just never know how your day will end up. Luckily what happened to me wasn’t life threatening and I am ok now. But your life can be taken from you in an instant….This definitely makes me remember to live everyday like it is your last.

So anyway, the last couple days I have felt like the floor of a taxi cab and I haven’t been online. This is the post I was meaning to have up last Thursday.

I call it Random Saturday (which will go back to being Thursdays next week), which is just a collection of random pics I took with my iPhone and edited with Instagram. ๐Ÿ™‚ So with at that, here they are!

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This is one of my “things”. I always drink from two straws.

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Dislike colder weather, but I love my boots!

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My budding photographer. ๐Ÿ™‚

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She asked me for ice cream and I informed her it was too cold out. So she goes and puts on a turtle neck and a scarf and tells me she is now all dressed for ice cream. How do you say no to that?

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Since the bumper seems intact and the sticker is a bit faded, looks as if no one took this person up on their offer…

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Seriously, probably the best. pie. EVER!

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Even in the hospital I have to take pics…

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Me on the curb outside of the hospital at 4am.

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Listening to her MP3 player and not wanting her pic taken.

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My baby girl and her first ice cream cone!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Melissa

In 24 hours | A Photography Project

First off, can I just say “WOW!”

I was pleasantly surprised yesterday to notice I was “Freshly Pressed” on the WordPress homepage bringing in so many wonderful people to my blog. I am truly elated by all the kind words and thoughts left by all of you. Thank you SO much, you really did brighten my day. I am in the process of replying to each and every one of you and visiting your blogs in return. I am overjoyed by all of your visits and I can not thank you all enough for taking the time to let me know you liked my blog, either by a comment or a like. It is truly, truly appreciated.

Today I want to share with you a photography project. A wonderful fellow Blogger named Helen commented on one of my posts the other week and with the visit to her blog, I saw she has some pretty fantastic photos! One of her posts entitled, 24 Hours in Photos 5983 miles apart, gave me the idea to try it out myself, and with her permission, I set out to capture a day in the life of me with photos.

I thought it would be easiest to take a picture with my iPhone every hour on the hour; I even had Siri set all my alarms for me. ๐Ÿ™‚ She is very handy. So without further ado, here is my completed project! If you do this, I’d love a link to see your project!

0000-Hanging out in my bed, as happy as can be.

0100-Still awake, that is my view from my pillow looking at the picture above my head.

0200-0700-That’s me being a lazy bum and actually sleeping.

0800-I find my pup laying on my pillow beside my bed. Yes….that is a dog.

0900-Doing Sass’s hair for Preschool.

1000-Waiting on my friend Holly from her driveway below. She is a bit slow in the mornings. ๐Ÿ™‚

1100-Checking out pillows at BB&B for my new couch, soon to arrive.

1200-Driving back into my housing community. On my way to pick up my daughter from Preschool.

1300-Getting Sass and Sprout a happy meal after school.

1400-I realized I was “freshly pressed” and I was pretty excited!

1500-I made a camera and Eiffel Tower necklace with stuff I found from Michael’s crafts store.

1600-Getting ready for me to go to school.

1700-“I’ve got my lunch packed up, my shoes tied tight, I hope I don’t get in a fight…” All ready for school!

1800-Me LATE to class…*sigh*

1900-Needing all the poison I can get to stay awake!

2000-Using my time in class wisely by replying to my blog comments!

2100-There is a little carnival in my town, I love Ferris Wheels!

2200-Probably not the best thing to eat before bed, but I was hungry. Leftovers from the night before.

2300-And my bed, before I racked out for the night.

 

 

-All photos were taken with my iPhone 4S and edited with Instagram

 

Rain, rain, rain | iPhoneography

Ahhh the last week was gorgeous. Sunny blue skies, weather that was almost hot, the need to have a BBQ every night, weather that made you know summer was here. Wait, summer? Oh yah, we definitely skipped spring last week and the shorts, tanks and flip flops were pulled out of the closet. I also quickly started to panic that I am not ready for summer clothes! But that is another matter entirely in its own.

But now, now spring is back. And with spring comes rain and cooler weather. I suppose all the budding trees and blooming flowers really need the rain, so I won’t complain…much. But the poor bee I found barely alive on my front step sure will.

And with that, pics from my iPhone.

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Cherry Blossom Fest iPhone style | iphoneography

I headed down to the cherry blossom fest here in Washington DC just in time for the sunset. I got more pictures with my actual camera, which I’ll post later, but I couldn’t resist getting some from my phone. I realized I really need a wide angle lens for my camera. I really liked the views my iPhone allowed me to capture. So with that, my iPhone pictures!

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