Monday, June 15, 2009

Kc a chair & a grad

Handsome guy! Sam, in his graduation robe with all of his honor cords.
Me, stripping my chair, with just a bit of help!
My shabby, but beautiful, chair. It's an ugly duckling about
to mature in to a beautiful swan!

Chelsea, Kacie, Anna, and Coach Johnson, at the track banquet.

Five more!

Weirdo girls
Father's and son's camp out. Breakfast I assume.

More from the father's and son's camp out.

My next high school grad! What's that?
You didn't get an announcement in the mail?
That's because you moved and I don't have your new address.

Danny checking out the discus at Kacie's last meet.

Catching Up

Can you believe this mountain of books? Kacie's insane teacher required
the students to have something like 15 different sources to use on their final.

Candy and her 'boys' at one of our monthly Family Dinners.
Celebrating the birthday's of Sam, Cody, and Dusty.

Dan picked out some new sunglasses and bought them with a gift card he had.

Desert West Region Track and Field Champions!
Yeah Sam! Yeah Sunrise Mountain!

Saw this at Gammage! Had to steal a pic from the web
because I'm not sure where my playbill is right at this moment.

Kacie and her friends at their regional track meet. I think Kacie
ended up placing about 12th for her entire region. Not bad for a Freshman!

Dan left his rhino at Grandma's house one day. So she took him to
work with her next day. Here he is surfin' the web for his family.

Run Sam, run!

Never again! Dan likes this cool blue pre-brushing mouth rinse.
Unfortunately he began "playing" with the stuff. I found it filling
the soap dispenser, all over my bathroom floor, and finally he used
every last dixie cup and all that was left in the bottle.
Nope! Not going to buy this stuff ever again!

Where's the kitty?

My May desktop. It's my anniversary month so I used pics of Jim and I.

Dinner at Red Robin, celebrating Sam's 18th birthday.

I made a wrist corsage and boutonniere for Sam's school Prom.

"Preacher's Quorum" camp out. That's what our guys call the combined
Priest and Teachers Quorum

You've been waiting for this

Here is the hot pink color in my hair!
Here's the hot pink color I bought to put in my hair!
Dan and I saw this really great race car outside Wal Mart one day.

Sam and a pinata, at a Ward party. Too bad the camera didn't take a picture quick enough to be able see when he busted this thing open and all the candy came flying right at me!

My fun and fruity fingernail

Look! It's Spaceman Dan! They made these costumes in preschool while they
were studying the planets.

Apricots! To bad the ground squirrels got most of them this year.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Amazing I posted 2 days in a row!

110/365Since I can't afford to go to Paris right now I got my pogo mini a Parisian background!
Parlez vous francais?

Everyday I look out my kitchen windows and watch the construction going on just below us. It finally dawned on me that the day will come when all the houses are complete. Then we'll be saying I remember when this was all just dirt. So I decided to document it in order to have visual proof of what we saw for years as we stood in our backyard.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Slacker! or Dang I don't even know what picture # I'm supposed to be on!

Jim saw this owl with her babies while hiking one morning, so went back a few days later with the camera to try and get a picture before they leave the nest. Momma was guarding them pretty well, even from nosy hikers with cameras! To bad! Wish I had seen them.
First coat of stain, check!

I decided to refinish my nail table while I had a chunk of days with no clients.

Homemade strawberry freezer jam! Made by Suzee! Yumm!!!

Kendra's answer to the invitation came attached to a bag of nutter butter cookies.

Sam came up with this fun idea to invite a girl to prom. I helped him make the poster. He said it was obvious that his mom had helped make it because of the stickers of the top hats, roses and bow tie.

All dressed up for Easter Sunday, and it's tradition for mom to take a picture of the kids all together. This was after church, and Dan wouldn't put down the donut to go take a picture, so we had to take it in the kitchen. This is Indy's first time to be in the family Easter picture.

Coloring the Easter eggs.

Ahh! My little artist does it again. Preschool art project. I saw all the other children carrying out their plates of marshmallows and toothpicks. Most were houses. Only Dan's plate contained a titled piece of art. "The Pointy Prickles" by Dan

Beautiful Arizona sunrise shot by Jim. Because I don't get up this early!

Hmm... standing beside the tomatoes with a salt shaker in one hand, a fork in the other, and chanting "grow grow grow" doesn't actually work.

Is it art? Please admire it!

This is beautiful pillow I made for the Queen Ann chair in my shop. Now if I could just get the chair done....

General Conference Sunday always means strawberry pancakes for breakfast! My little way of making it a special day for my kids. We all look forward to having this breakfast twice a year!

First Saturday in April. General conference time. My favorite!

While working on my art gallery, I sliced my finger open by sliding it along the edge of a piece of glass! Yikes! It actually really should have had stitches, but I was so not going there! Took this picture of my poor finger a week after I cut it. Picture doesn't do it justice.

New fringe for my lamp.

Framed and hung some of Dan's great art.

I painted my laundry room! Super cute, huh! Also made an adorable valance for in there!

The balloon valance I sewed for the window in my nail shop.

My little artist!

Some of the pillows I made for my living room sofas.

Jim snapped this picture of a quail on corner column of the back fence.

The real truth. Indy is still a bad boy and Rosie won't run from him.

In case you've ever wondered where a super hero hangs his cape when it's not in use!

Just a couple of stupid cats.