Thursday, January 5, 2012

My Boy Is Growing Up...

Last summer Ben decided that he would like to get contacts. It drove him crazy that he couldn't wear sunglasses on those bright, sunny days. Well...being the procrastinator that I am, I finally got him to the eye doctor in December. By this time Ben had decided that he no longer wanted the contacts. He was afraid of what the kids at school would say, that they would think he looked "weird". I wasn't content to let him change his mind. I had this gut feeling that once he started wearing contacts, he would love them. He wasn't so sure.

Finally, on our third trip to the eye doctor's office to try to get the contacts in, SUCCESS! It wasn't easy and Ben was so frustrated, but he got them in!

And guess what...he loves them!!

And guess what else...

He can wear sunglasses now!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

There is a story that goes along with this picture. The making of the card was quite a roller coaster ride. Here's a quick run down:

Waited an waited for a good deal.

Found out I had to wait a week instead of one-hour to get the cards.

Got an e-mail from another store having a big sale.

Got an e-mail saying that the cards were ready to pick up a few days early.

Found out that I chose the wrong store to have them shipped to.

My father-in-law picked up the cards and shipped them to me.

The "cards" weren't cards at all nor were the pictures of anybody I recognized!

Jon made lots of phone calls.

Printed the cards at my local store.

They didn't turn out!

Re-edited the cards to be New Year's cards instead of Christmas cards.

Finally picked them up and got them in the mail.

I'm pretty sure I will start a lot earlier this year and do a whole lot of double checking before I place my order!