Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Ha ha Starr...I no idea what this is about.
**Our annual New Year's hike in the superstition mountains.
**Steve assistant coaching Starr's volleyball team.
** Parent night/orientations for Jr. High and High School...not to mention helping kids figure our school schedules.
**Boy Scouts --trying to get caught up, organized, and have almost succeeded. Just finished putting on a Scout Court of Honor last week.
**In the middle of another art show at Costco....done this weekend and then I can tackle the next project...yeah!
Coming up....yard work (thanks to all this rain), garden planting, anniversary, and softball season....gotta love it all!
Jeff and Jessica....
Me and my mama...
Thanks to Terri for the rest of these pictures....lovely.
Our ward Christmas party included visits with Santa. I'm so glad there's a picture of Emi wearing her boots, as I don't think she took them off the entire month because she loved them so much.
My big Joshua....wasn't even scared. Brave boy.
We made gingerbread houses....the boys house....
verses the girls house....
Our Family Christmas Eve party. Two cousins....I love this picture.
The pinata. I couldn't find a Christmas themed one, but this one did great. However, he was almost too cute to break!
But we did it anyway.....poor thing.
The favorite white elephant gift exchange.
We have a tradition of opening pj's on Christmas eve....however this year, as Steve's mom's gift to us, she made us all pajama pants......we loved them. Steve and I got frogs on ours (yes, there's a story in there somewhere that I won't go in to.)
This year they all matched what the kids loved....the little boys have Curious George on theirs, Emi has butterflies/flowers, Starr has stars and Jeff and sports. Can't wait to see what she comes up with next year.
After getting reaquainted with an old friend, Eric Dowdle, from High School (thanks to facebook), we got to talking and when he learned I work Costco Roadshows with another art company from Utah, he invited to work his show in December. It was by far the hardest and longest show I've ever worked. It started black Friday in November and went through Christmas. Dowdle Folk Art hired both Steve and myself -- which involved Steve driving a large truck up to SLC, driving it back, and then keeping 3 Costco's stocked with 42 different types of puzzles every day. It was exhausting...fun...and just plain hard work. However, since Steve works in the construction industry, we were grateful for the extra work. Would we do it again? I don't know....I compare it to having a baby -- perhaps after a while the pain will be forgotten. We shall see.