29 Before 30

Last year I accomplished just a bit over 50% of my birthday goals. Which is kind of funny, because I honestly didn’t even look at the list after I wrote it up in January. I THINK I know where that paper ended up, but I’m not quite sure. This year I’m going to hang it…

Birthday Weekend

I have been not-quite-sick-but-super-cruddy-feeling for the past two weeks. I’ll feel fine all day, and then around dinner time all of a sudden I’ll get super congested and tired. It’s been annoying. Last Thursday night my throat started bugging me and I lost my voice. Once again though, I felt fine on Friday and ended…

Bomb Bag for my Little Link

When your sweet tiny Zelda-loving kiddo looks up at you on Christmas Eve and says “I op hoho iv me a bomb bag anna no-nang”, you just have to give in. (You also chuckle inside because that kid speaks his own language! He said he hopes Hoho gives him a bomb bag and a boomerang.)…

December via Instagram

Happy New Year! Right now I am either still asleep or cleaning up my art room in preparation for this Friday’s 2nd Annual Birthday Crafty Night. (Probably still sleeping. Yay for days off!) I am not much of a “New Year’s” person, but I DO love me a good birthday. So I suppose I can…

Ornaments and Birthdays

Every year since we’ve been married, I’ve added a new photo Christmas ornament to our collection. One for us, and one for each kid once they showed up to the party. When we’ve been married for 50 years, our whole tree is going to be a giant scrapbook and I love that! (I really try…

“The Best Christmas Ever”

It’s been so long since I’ve sat down and wrote a blog post that I’m drawing a complete blank on where to start! We have had a great couple of very busy weeks around here, between Juniper’s birthday and multiple Christmas celebrations. Our house is covered in random packaging and the kids have been busy…

New

I bought a new toy today. A very expensive new toy… A new lens for my camera! I was planning on saving up for one over this next year, but I have been asked to play professional photographer once again at work, so I figured it made sense to buy it now. Of course, that…

November via Instagram

How is it already December 10?? November was a blur. I didn’t even really realize it was December until last Thursday. You know what else I missed? The one year anniversary of my first watercolor! It’s been a year since I’ve started painting these silly portraits and I’m so grateful for all of the opportunities…

365 Days Outside > 362-365

Day 362 Daddy took the kids over to the Magic Tree again tonight so I could paint. He was a good sport and tried to take some pictures for me. (I love you Shaun!) Day 363 The weather has been absolutely beautiful this week, and we made sure to take some time to run around…

Mini Mini Mini Mini!

The title for this post could have very well been “Busy Busy Busy Busy!” I had so much fun working on all of these mini paintings. I think the mini size is my favorite. I love having these all trimmed and mounted sitting on my desk in a neat little pile. They make me happy.…

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