I saw this idea on Michelle's fabulous blog and knew I had to try it too. If you want to play along and create your own mosaic about you, here is how you do it:
Type your answer to each of the following questions into Flickr search. Using only the images that appear on the first page, choose your favorite image then copy and paste each the URL's into the mosaic maker (3 columns, 4 rows).
Here are the questions:
What is your first name? (Melissa)
What is your favorite food? (spaghetti)
What high school did you attend? (Immaculata Academy)
What is your favorite color? (Tiffany blue)
Who is your celebrity crush? (Jake Gyllenhaal...struggled with this one)
Favorite drink? (Diet Pepsi)
Dream vacation? (Australia)
Favorite dessert? (chocolate chip cookies)
What do you want to be when you grow up? (Letterpress designer)
What do you love most in life? (my family)
One word to describe you? (perfectionist)
Your Flickr name? (savoring the details)
If you create one, please share a link with me. I love making these mosaics and this one is especially cool. Have fun!
Since my husband is an owner in his family's business, he doesn't find much time to 'get away.' It is around this time every summer when I tell him something's gotta give and he takes a few days here and there. He took a day last week and we headed up to Canada to the Butterfly Conservatory and made an unexpected pit stop at Goat Island to see Niagara Falls.
I didn't get any good photos of the Falls. Our major concern was holding on to Luke since the daredevil has no fear of anything including incredible forces of nature (aka the Falls). Sean really enjoyed seeing it and was in awe to say the least.
I think Luke's favorite part of our trip to Goat Island was climbing back up the stairs!
I love the irony of this and had to take a photo...souvenir pennies that only cost $1.00!
We then headed to the Butterfly Conservatory. Sean had studied butterflies this year in school, so he was very excited about this destination. He paid very close attention to the opening video that is shown describing how to treat the butterflies and the best way to get a butterfly to land on you.
He followed the directions...stand perfectly still in a well-lit spot. He tried for what seemed like forever to get a butterfly to land on him.
I had all but given up hope (but was saying some prayers) and then one landed on him and all was well with the world.
It is a pretty butterfly, isn't it?
I wish I could have taken more photos, but it was quite crowded. I did capture some beautiful butterflies though. They are just gorgeous and it is so amazing to be surrounded by them and have them flying all around you.
This was my attempt at a photo of the boys. I guess Luke has entered the 'goofy' smile stage.
We had a great time and it was a much needed little excursion. I hope there are a few more before summer is over.
First of all, thank you so very much for the kind well wishes on our good news. Reading your comments in my 'inbox' made me so happy. I know I will be sharing lots of photos of my journey and ever-expanding belly.
Speaking of expanding bellies, Sean told me on Friday, "I think I'm starting to see your stomach rise." I guess the old saying is true...'a bun in the oven'. Apparently my bun's rising!