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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Pinewood Derby time!

 It's that time of year again!
  Daniel and Garrett set to work making a derby car. This year's theme?
Epic Mickey!
Garrett got pretty creative with this one.
In the video game, Mickey has a paint brush that paint the scenery for the game (blue) and Thinner he uses to erase parts of the game (green). So Garrett came up with a design where the white car had the paint and the thinner splashed on either side and the Epic Mickey ears on the front.

It turned out pretty good. 

 And didn't do bad in the racing category either... :)


 Owen can't wait until it's his turn!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

When Kids Steal my Camera

I never realize the kids even had my camera until I upload all my pictures and get a whole bunch like this:


The cousins were here.

A typical view of the boys:

Great smile, Jacob.
Someday I should post all the pictures Justin takes of his shoes.
I'm always getting pictures from this angle. 

Justin's room:

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Nineteen Years of Wedded Bliss

October 7, 1993-October 7, 2012 (so far)
19 years!
I've been married now exactly the same amount of time I was single.
19 years! 

The reaction I usually get...

I won't tell you what he did to make me laugh this hard. 

Yeah, I like him. :)
19 years and Forever to go...
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Saturday, October 6, 2012


Teagan and Beau. (My twin Nephews)
Don't ask me which is which. I think Beau is on the Left.
 Doesn't he have the bigger cowlick in the back?

Anyway, here they are wearing Justin's "Bean" Shirts.
Justin used to draw these BEAN characters and they were so cute.

Here's a play dough model of a Punk Rocker Bean. (2008)

And a little Devil Bean (2008)

He doesn't draw them anymore, which makes me sort of sad.

I thought he could market those t-shirts and make money. :)

Anyway, these shirts...

...used to Owen's and Garrett's shirts.

And now they belong to Teagan and Beau.

Or is it Beau and Teagan....?

Oh and below are some other Twinsies we found wandering around the same day I took the above picture.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Quilt for Saryn

I made this quilt for my friend's baby. Many moons ago.

I thinks she's 2 1/2 now. Or even older? 

Most of the fabrics were given to me. I just had to get the green for the back. 

Only one thing bothers me...

The borders ended up really puffy. So much so that I didn't quilt them. There would have been too many folds.

But the rick rack is cute!

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