Saturday, March 30, 2013

I wonder...

A rainy day on our break in the we spent it  at Wonderworks, which to be honest, really surprised me and was quite the entertaining little museum.  It was a bit crowded, I guess because of the weather, but we all had lots of fun.

Look at these cute kids! :)

As I lay here, all I could think of was U2's song with the lyrics..."on a bed of nails she makes me wait..."

Fun mirror...I look very funny ...wide I am pregnant!

Bubbles are fun for all ages!!

Sarah and Cody coming out of the simulator

 Alicia and I.

Ben waited for a long time to play this game in the arcade.

 Sarah and Cody outside of the Wonderworks building.

Vince is a happy guy at the Smoky Mountain Brewery.

It was a wet but fun-filled day!

Friday, March 29, 2013

It's Dolly time...

Gathering the two TN families together for a quick get away for spring break up in the mountains.  Yesterday we spent the day at are a few snapshots from the beginning of the day til the end.

It was a great day!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

My delightful spring flowers!

So, do you remember at the beginning of the year when I shared with you a piece that was transforming from a mess to a girl with wild hair?  Well, this piece was started about the same time, last fall.  Although, I actually got up the nerve to mess around with it and finished my little creation!

Here is the first shot of the piece....lots of fun color!

Then I began experimenting with shapes and movement as well as contrast value.

Finally she evolved into a vase of abstract, delicious flowers.  I love her!

 (here is a close up)

Have a super spring day & take time to smell the flowers! :)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Spring...from the art studio!

Just a touch of whimsy to say happy spring to everyone!  Here are some shots of a whimsical spring canvas to start the season!

keep on hoppin!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Through My Lens

This past week I have tried to pick up my camera a bit more to tell and document the story of our lives around here.  Here are some of my shots and peek at my life.

I made a couple batches of homemade chocolate chip cookies because the weather was cold and I have hungry teens roaming the kitchen all the time.

I caught my favorite little guy (not so little anymore) being silly and dancing and singing to his new favorite song, Carry On by Fun.  He actually asked me if he could play it over and over.  How polite. I never asked when I was a teen, I just kept hitting rewind and play!

Mixed in some usual house chores...laundry.  The never-ending chore.

Been perusing this stack at night when I kick my feet up.  Honestly I have been so tired, I have not read much at all.

We said goodby to our two puppies we fostered, Finn and Dakota.  They lived with us for two weeks and found lots of love and affection while visiting.  They also hid one of my favorite flip flops which I have yet to find.  Sneaky pups.  I received word that they safely arrived in their forever homes in Rhode Island.

And of course, lots of soccer.  Sarah, Ben, faithful friends and family who come out to freeze and watch and cheer! :)  

We attended the baby dedication of Alexandra Johnson...such a sweet thing and a real blessing to rejoice in!

Sunday dinner was at our house.  St. Patrick's Day is Sarah's 1/2 birthday. As she was growing up we would have a little cake or something to mark her "half" and instead of gifts she would find things of hers to donate.

We did dessert in her honor....a half of a cookie cake.

But her boyfriend Cody helped find use for the second half and surprised her in front of everyone.

 She said "yes".

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sweet baby A photo shoot...

Got to take some two month photos of sweet baby Alexandra the other day and just thought I would share...because who doesn't love a sweet baby picture? :) These were my favorites.

You can almost smell her sweetness!! :)