September 27, 2007
September 26, 2007
September 25, 2007
September 24, 2007
Ben doing his pokey, proddy, destroy-stuff "boy thing" in the woods. The same little boy who touches my face gently in the morning and says "I love you."
September 21, 2007
Another paint ball picture. Notice Claire is in one of her princess dresses as she's holding the gun, which I think is just hilariously appropriate for her. The brackets really work here and I'm so glad to finally use them.
September 20, 2007
September 19, 2007
Ben is still completely obsessed with his transformers. In fact, he's playing with them right now as I post this. I used a little paint around the photos on the page on the right, and I'm really liking the painting on my pictures technique.
And here is my darling Claire at her 8th birthday party. I have wanted to use these felt border flowers for a long time, but haven't felt the love. Still don't know if I like them or not, but the color was perfect here.
September 18, 2007
September 17, 2007
And my friend Erin and me. She's really special to me and so amazingly creative!
I am looking forward to posting my layouts over the next few weeks, but today I'm concentrating on getting my brownie troop to Sunnyside Park this afternoon to make s'mores.
September 13, 2007
So here's to my bee sprayin', wood haulin', log splittin', roof nailin', gutter cleanin', tree trimmin', lawn mowin', antennae reparin', dish washin', roto-tillin', swingset buildin', kid bathin', wife lovin' man. I love you. My life would not be fun without you in it. Thank you.
September 12, 2007
September 11, 2007
September 10, 2007
Then, last March Mark was honored as a patent recipient at a WSU banquet. We sat at a table with some other folks and met a couple who had just moved here from Kansas. Had a great time and went on our merry way. Last week as I was going through some of my art stuff, I found the pictures and ephemera from that event and decided to scrapbook it. I spent some time looking at the seating cards and Mark's name in the brochure and about the people we met and what we ate. The very next day I met the woman from Kansas again at an impromtu women's meeting I had just that morning decided to attend!!
I am a fairly grounded person. Religion and the metaphysical world don't do much for me. But stuff like that sure makes me think. About life. And what's out there that we know nothing about. Either I am an extremely powerful and important person in this universe, or it's all just a coincidence.
A little brain fodder for the Monday morning.
September 9, 2007
Here's Ben checking out his cubby at preschool. Of the eight students in his class, six of them are boys and four of those are age 5. Looks like it's gonna be a good year.
Looking forward to the new routine and some much-awaited creative time.