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Summer Fun

The other day we set up the sprinkler for the kids to run through. Since it was a nice day out and the kids were occupied, I decided that it would be a good time to start to teach Gretchen to use the “big people” camera. Of course I set her up in the perfect lighting situation of a mix of shade and full sun. šŸ˜‰ Since I didn’t have a camera, I got to join in some of the kids’ fun.

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My Kid Fried My Brain

After spending a day at home with Juli, who came down with pink eye today (insert Bob Costas joke here), I can tell you with one hundred percent certainty that having one child is way more difficult than more than one child. At least when they are of school age. From the time her brother and sister got on the bus, to the time they came home, it was question after question after question after question… you get the idea. My brain was going to explode, I couldn’t have a complete thought of my own because I had to keep coming up with answers to her questions. And she had some good ones, too. I can’t remember any of them because I know know what an overloaded circuit feels like. In other words, she completely fried my brain.

I’ve never been so thankful to see that bus pull up to the house to drop off her siblingsĀ (read: playmates). Since they walked in the door they have been happily playing and I have been able to get a few things done without constant interruption. Now, don’t get me wrong, I still get the occasional question, and I’m happy to answer to the best of my ability (sometimes they do stump me), but it’s nice to not have to answer question after question after question after question… yeah, you get the idea.

Maria NuƱez LaRueFebruary 11, 2014 - 9:40 pm

I totally get you…totally.

KJ’s First Baseball Game

KJ had his first baseball game yesterday. He did really good, hitting the ball without the tee every time he was up, and running around the bases in the correct direction!

John HalaseMay 23, 2013 - 4:15 pm

You gotta just love him. However the helmet looks like it was taken from the moving Space Balls.

Kerry ChueyMay 23, 2013 - 4:18 pm

You are spot on with the helmet comment!!!

What to do with all those photos on your phone

These days, most of us have tons and tons of photos on our phone. I’ve heard horror stories of people losing photos of precious memories because they broke or lost their phone. About a week ago Gretchen stumbled upon something that could save us from the horrors of losing every precious picture on our phones. It’s called GrooveBook. Right now GrooveBook Ā is only available for iPhone, but they are working on an Android app that should be released soon.

GrooveBook is a free app that lets you pick 100 photos a month from your phone and print them in a nice, neat 4.5″ x 6.5″ book. The cost, only the $2.99 shipping and handling fee.

I have to admit that I was skeptical. I wasn’t sure that the quality would be up to my standards. I have to say, for photos from our phones, the quality isn’t bad. The photos are printed on glossy paper with what looks like an ink jet or similar process. There is no distortion to the photos. If you choose an image that you took with something like Instagram, that crops the photos into a square aspect ratio, the photo will be printed in the correct aspect ratio with white bars on either side. Also, each page is perforated so that you can rip photos out to share with family and friends if you want. If you dig into the advanced upload section of the app when your choosing your photos, you can even tell it to print multiple copies of your photos. One more plus, each page is stamped with the date and time the picture was taken.

All in all, I’m pretty happy with the one GrooveBook we’ve received so far. So happy that I already ordered another one.

So, one might ask, what’s the catch? The only downside I can find, and I don’t really consider it a downside, is that by purchasing that first book, you enroll yourself in their subscription service, which basically signs you up for one book a month – the app reminds you each month to upload your photos for your next book. Each book is only $2.99, so you have to ask yourself, is having actual prints of your phone photos worth $2.99 a month. For me, I think it is.


Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way for this review by GrooveBook or any other company. These opinions are my own and have not been influenced by anyone.

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