I Finished!

Well, I actually finished about two weeks ago… but here it is. I finally got around to showing you: my figure drawing of my little sister. Now, you people don’t get to see the whole thing, sorry, but not really…Can’t do that to my sis. Here is the photo her face:


And here is my rendition. I altered a few things just a bit, like trying to upturn the corner of her mouth to make her look like she was smiling…but this is it! (Dare I ask) what do you think? I have a degree in art, so critiques are welcome…

For all You Art Buffs

I know you can’t really see it that well behind those obnoxious people that got in the way, but behind them to the right is the new building which is part of the Denver Art Museum. This is pretty much going to be landmark architecture.

It doesn’t open until next fall, but I’m glad I got to see it in progress. I will definitely have to visit again in the future.

P.S. oh, and Allie- this is what the new haircut looks like- I know, it’s a real shocker isn’t it! Ha ha!

Happy Monday

Drew and his first big experience with snow.

Definitely liking it.

Well…maybe not so much. (Mom bring the gloves next time!)

Had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my in-laws over the weekend. A really great trip. Food. Hiking. Gabbing. The Denver Art Museum. Costplus World Market. Guitar Center. (The last one is for the hubs!)
Hope you all had a nice holiday weekend as well!

…Exhaustion…

So yesterday, make sure you’re sitting down when you read this so you don’t drop from the exhaustion…
I got up…
…well I was woken (is that a word?) by my mother’s phone call…
…call four portrait studios and made an appointment with the first one to answer…
…called my mom back to tell her that the picture taking would be on…need your help!…
…called the hubby to let him know we were getting our pics taken at one p.m….be there…
…fed both boys…oh…and…myself…
…amazingly took a shower before 2 in the afternoon…
…gave both boys a bath…
…fed Beau…
…chose outfits for both of them…and re-chose…and re-chose…
…got on the computer…
…answered the return calls of the studios who didn’t answer the phone when I called the first time…
…said, “Sorry, but I made an appointment with the people who weren’t too lazy to be answering the phones at 8:30 in the morning… (not really…LOL!)…
…decided I needed a haircut…
…mom called when she got down here..
…told her I needed a haircut…
…realized I had less than an hour to finish getting ready and get out to get a haircut and make it to picture appointment on time…
…rushed around the house like a loopy chicken gathering various items with no apparent rhyme or reason…
…strapped kids into the car…
…grabbed sippy cup…
…grabbed ringing cell phone…for the umpteenth time…my mom…HA ha ha!…
…rushed down to mall…
…went to an amazingly unbusy Great Clips… (I know, VERY brave move!)…
…actually got a haircut in less than 30 minutes and it looked halfway decent…
…rushed to the photo appointment and got there with one minute to spare, thankyou very much…
…waited…for thirty more minutes…till our session actually started…
…wrestled with boys for oh, probably and hour… and came out with three good shots…
…watched Drew pore my bottled water all over portrait studio floor…whoops…chuckle chuckle…
…waited while lone photographer answered the phones, dealt with other customers and tried to take our pictures…
…waited while lone photographer did all of the above except downloading our pics to computer…
…lone photographer gave us a discount since we had to wait so long! Thank you lone photographer…(Sears needs to get on the ball and hire more photographers…sheeeesh!)…
…went to Chili’s at 3 for lunch…
…happily ate while Drew happily played with his Storm Trooper and Beau slept…
…went to Sally’s and then went to Vitamin cottage…all the time carrying a cart resistant Beau…(I didn’t want to put my sling on over/under my coat)…blah blah blah…
…went to Sam’s Club…
…felt my feet get tired in their four inch heels…(boots)…
…nursed Beau in parking lot at Wal-Mart…watched Drew fall asleep in the backseat…
…woke up Drew…grumpy kid…and bought my 20 items at WM…along with everyone and their brother buying their Thanksgiving dinner food…
…finally drive home…eight hours since I left…
…dump kids with hubby so I can unload car…
…unload car…plop on couch…
…nurse Beau again…
…Beau magically falls asleep and actually stays asleep in his crib….
…make soup and sandwiches for myself and awake boys…
…put Drew in bed…
…watch I Robot with my hubby…
…watch I Robot that we got from Netflix skip on our old DVD player…
…get crying Beau and nurse him again…
…watch hubby futz with DVD from Netflix…
…move downstairs with nursing Beau…DVD…and watch on computer…
…works much better…must be the old DVD player…
…finish watching movie and nursing Beau…
…fall asleep with Beau on futon while hubby watches bonus features…
…finally move child and myself back upstairs to bedroom…
…Beau wakes up just as I am falling asleep…hungry again…
…so Beau nurses…again…in bed…wiggly child…
…sleep…

And this, ladies and gentlemen, this is the life of a stay at home mom. (And also the reason I didn’t post yesterday…)

Furniture and Tomatoes

Sorry I didn’t post yesterday. See I even excused myself and prewarned everyone about possibly not posting every day- and I STILL feel guilty. Oh well…that’s just me.

Today we’ve been out looking for a new couch for our newly finished family room. The hubby was commenting on how now that we’ve fixed it up, we need to get new nice stuff for it- but before we didn’t need anything for it. Maybe we just need to see the beauty of sitting on the floor-more.

Here’s a shot of our empty, but now very nice family room…

Okay, so not completely empty…but here it is…

And…sadly…say goodbye to my tomatoes…I slaved and slaved all summer long to get these things to grow (not really…)- but I finally ended up with 18 GREEN tomatoes that I knew I wasn’t going to eat. I just wanted the satisfaction of watching them turn red. So here they are:

Yeah, I know they’re not all red yet- but they needed to go. Darn mealy tomatoes. I will avenge you next year!!!!

Forgiveness

Was talking with my Mother-in-Law. (She rocks by the way.) We were discussing forgiveness, and this is a quote she sent me I thought I would share with you all. Just some gum for your mind to chew on.

Making Friends and Making them count, Em Griffin quotes Frederick Buechner “To forgive somebody is to say one way or another, ‘You have done something unspeakable, and by all rights I should call it quits between us. Both my pride and my principles…demand no less. However, although I make no guarantees that I will be able to forget what you’ve done and though we may both carry the scars for life, I refuse to let it stand between us. I still want you for my friend.'”