Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Personality Picture

Here's a picture that demonstrates each boy's personality perfectly. Kyler - willing to do what his brothers are willing to do (but only IF his brothers are willing.) Kaden - Just a happy go lucky kid, loves getting dressed up, loves getting his picture taken. Kenyon - stylin' with his hair a bit longer than mom and dad would prefer, but stylin' nonetheless. Kolby - takes a minute to warm up but once he does, he gets into it more than anyone. What a QT!!

Holiday ADD

I have it. It's a disease that sets in for me every year at this time, usually in the days following the holidays when the house is a mess, the kids are home, and Kent is cooking 24/7. At the moment, the laundry is half done, the fridge is in desperate need of attention (there's a mysterious smell coming from it,) an editing job is waiting, I've promised a life book to be finished in seven days for my niece, Lacey, AND we are having guests for a dinner party tonight. All these things need me and what am I doing? I'm working on my BLOG...that's Holiday ADD. (Oh and I spent the ENTIRE morning doing DDR (Dance, Dance Revolution) on the exercise and most fun I've had in a L O N G time!!)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Well, I have 10 minutes left on my laptop battery, and I should have gone to bed two hours ago, but that late night Cherry Coke really got me going. It's now 11:24 and I know I'll hate myself in the morning, but I have stumbled on some crazy great blog and digital scrapbooking classes, and I just can't stop. This is an amazing world we live in. But it's a bit like surfing. You gotta jump on the wave and stay with it or you're going to completely miss it. Sometimes I'm riding the wave, sometimes I'm watching it rumble by. But either way, I am enjoying the journey. Today was a wonderful Christmas day full of family, card games, food, food, food, and a little Guitar Hero (it was my first time jumping onto that wave, and I totally stunk, but it sure was fun.) Okay, my battery on this beautiful, amazing, wonderful, fantastic Macintosh laptop my dear parents and sisters gave me for my birthday, is now on reserve power. I don't know what that means, but it doesn't sound good so I gotta turn off for the night. (The computer and me.) Life is good, life is busy, life is full. (Sometimes too full!) My cup runneth over. Tomorrow I vow to spend more time playing with the kids and their new toys, and less time trying to clean up the mess of wrapping paper and dirty dishes. Good night!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

For Ky's Kindergarten class we had to diguise a turkey so that the farmer doesn't eat him for Thanksgiving dinner. It still looks pretty much like a turkey to me, but Ky was sure proud of it. He's quite detail oriented for a Kindergartener. He worked on gluing circles much longer than I thought he would. I was the one who had to make him put it away to work on it later. I was worn out! Wish we could have found some real Peacock feathers, but it was fun to create some ourselves. Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

We are so lucky to live in a neighborhood of good kids. I took this picture on the first day of school (before all the kids got there!) Yes, even more than this ride bikes every day!
My good friend Shelly got this door at a boutique and let me buy it from her. Isn't it awesome? My husband and boys wonder why a random door is propped up in our front room. Personally, I think it looks awesome. So Shabby Chic! (And the vinyl is a design I created to go with it.)
This is my favorite picture of Kenyon's football year. He's not a big fellow, but I sure thought he was cool in his football get up. Love that kid!
Here is a watercolored card I did for an Enrichment Night activity for my Sister-in-Law. I love watercoloring so much. If I could just lock myself in my craft room, I do believe I'd spend every bit of my time watercoloring!
This is artwork created for CTMH that was featured on Good Things Utah, a local television broadcast. The TV class was done by Kristine Widtfeldt, an amazing woman of so many talents. What fun to work with girly papers and designs!
I've had a few people ask if I post artwork on a blog and until now I haven't known how. But I'm learning and, rudimentary as it may be, I'd like to post some art on this blog just so I can say I've done it! I'm a blogger in the sense that I love looking at other blogs, but I'm certainly not good at doing one myself! I'll post some layouts I've done of my adorable nieces, Kaitlyn and Megan. (They are the only girl pictures I have to work with!)
I've been doing some design work for a vinyl company of a good friend, Shelly Nielson at Say Anything Expressions. Her website will be up and running November 1st. I can't wait! This is my favorite design so far. I've had so much fun doing these designs and working with Shelly is a true delight. She's one of those great people in life that make you a happier person just by being around them. She's an awesome mom, wife, business woman, friend, and woman.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Mourning Britt

A few weeks ago, our dear neighbors lost their 18 year old son, Britt as he went in for a biopsy on a brain tumor and never came out. I've never experienced heart break so intense. This isn't even my tragedy to bear but I feel so incredibly attached to it that I can't stop thinking about it. I worry about Britt's mom, a beautiful and strong woman who, at the same time, is vulnerable and fragile. Every time I think about her I worry. The only time I feel better is when I'm with her, talking to her, looking at her, seeing that she's breathing and surviving another day. I yearn for the many light hearted conversations I've had with her over everything from our children's constipation issues to the latest and greatest book to read. Will she ever be able to have those conversations again? What do I say to her day after day...or does she just need for people to stay away? It's terrible to feel someone's pain so intensely and yet be completely powerless to do anything about it. Today I got an e-mail from a friend that said I would be blessed to know that I am right where I need to be. Hmmmm. Where do I need to be right now? I guess all I can do is be a good mom. And hope I can do and say the right things to the people I love.

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