Thursday, December 27, 2007

Beard Cap

I could go for one of these about now! It is SO COLD!!
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Monday, December 24, 2007

Prehistoric Christmas

Every year my sister Emily and I make a non traditional gingerbread house. Our first year it was, "Christmas at the Nile" with baby Moses in a basket, three pyramids decked out in lights and wreathes, along with guards which had mini candy canes crossed in front of their chest. Last year was entitled, "O Christmas Peach" and as you can see, featured James and all of his friends. Notice the fine Christmas sweaters Emily and I are sporting...yes I know you wish you had one. And well, here is this years creation in all it's splendor.

Littlefoot and Ducky in the great valley

Sadie's santa caveman with club/rambo gun and loin cloth

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Another Rainy Day

Yesterday My sister and I field tripped to Seattle for her Art 101 class. She was required to visit two small galleries in Pioneer Square. Sadly only one was open. This piece was my personal favorite, "Grasshopper drive #1" by Gaylen Hansen.

With that out of the way we still had a few hours on the meter to kill and decided to wander around. It did not take long before we found something of interest, a shop selling men’s punk rocker style kilts (I think that’s what you could term them as anyway). Finding the manikin in the window pretty funny, I told Anna to pose next to it. Then just as I was about to take the shot, a man sporting the same outfit as the manikin ran out of the store yelling, “halt!” Anna and I both thought for sure that we were in some sort of trouble. Surprisingly he threw his arm around Anna and cheesed it up for the photo before retuning to the store. Highly entertaining!

The rest of the afternoon was spent wandering in and out of shops, eating the best sandwiches ever, getting drenched in the wonderful Seattle rain, and then driving through the flooded street near our house at least five times. It was a good day!

Still Thankful

OK, ok, I know it's been a little while since Thanksgiving. However I am at last ready to blog about it. Thanksgiving and the few days before were wonderful! I was blessed to celebrate in St. George with some of my extended family. I got to spend time with my mom and dad’s parents, my great aunt and uncle, and my mom’s sister and family. There was much fun game playing, delicious food, and some slightly out of hand napkin folding. I loved it!

(A sample of some of Sydney and my fine work)

Then if this was not enough, the day after Thanksgiving two of my good friends from school, Nick and Stephanie came down and we left on a weekend whirlwind trip to California. I don’t even know how to express how great it was. I just have to sum it up as simply AMAZING!

Our log (which Nick claims is not funny anymore) included items such as our gas tank overflowing and running down the side of the car, Steph getting hit on by multiple strange men/promising to return for them some day, and much more. The real highlights though were probably all of Saturday: going to the beach with our wonderful hosts

where there were swings on the beach! So great!

Where we "gifted mussels back to the sea" (Nick is making his wish)

And where a local fisherman insisted that I pose with his buddy's pole so it looked like I caught a fish. After the beach it was on to eating tasty Thai food,

visiting the Getty Museum,

and of course going to see Wicked!! I think all three of us agree that we need to travel together again very soon. It was like I said, AMAZING!