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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Seahorses and Pregnant Women
This is the second piece of artwork I have created using my new airbrush. It was an assignment for my airbrush class to create a picture that includes a sillhouette. I was suposed to bring it back to class finished next week, but the Pregnancy Care Center of Ogden needed donations for their annual auction, and so I am going to give the picture to them. Besides, pregnant women kind of look like seahorses, anyways. Or maybe seahorses look like pregnant woman... I dont know. I have always thought that, and so when I heard a pregnancy center was looking for artwork, I knew it must of been this painting's destiny. My airbrush and I are becoming very well aquainted and adjusted to eachother, although I am learning that the airbrush is very picky about what kind of paints I feed him. He only wants the highest quality stuff.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

So it looks like we will be moving. Matt excepted a job offer with another company, doing the same work he is doing currently. It will eventually end us up in good ole Colorado- and that's where we came from. Even after he excepted the job offer, I still didn't count on moving (yeah- cause that has happened a couple times in the past couple of years already), but the other night I walked into the bedroom and looked at the computer screen and gasped. What I saw really shocked me. It was a letter of resignation. I yelled out to him, "What the heck is this Matt??!!!" He actually had the nerve to print it up and give it to his boss the next day. Now all these moving companies and realtors are calling my house, just out of the blue! i guess reality is setting in for me.
So am I happy about the move? Well, I am indifferent. I could be happy in Utah. I could be happy in Colorado. I could be miserable to Utah. I could be miserable in Colorado. Infact, I could be miserable in Hollywood, or the Bahamas or China, or some other exotic place, even if I made a ton of money and was very popular. And... I could be perfectly happy in Antarctica, even if I never saw a penguin or polar bear (just as long as my kids gave me plenty of eskimo kisses). What I am trying to say is, even if my location has an uncountable amount of potential adventures and blessings, they are useless if I don't have the ability to enjoy them... and that ability only comes from God.
I had my whole summer planned out. I had planned an incredibly adventurous roadtrip with just my husband. I had planned a ladies only camping excursion. Rocket and I had planned lots of hiking trips and treasure hunts. Now I don't have any plans- which is OK, because a blank itinerary has more potential than a full one. And I am counting on God to fill it up with all sorts of unexpected discoveries. His spontaneous appointments tend to be more enjoyable and adventurous than anything I could ever plan.
Wish me luck and grace in my upcoming embarkation to Colorado. Matt is leaving me next week, so the kids and I will be on our own for the next two months. That is a scary thought for me. I am hoping the house will sell quickly so that Matt and I can quickly reunite in Colorado and live one happy life in the Rocky Mountains!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


These are some pictures of my lovely lovely (and pregnant) friend Kelley. She is due to have a baby boy named Devan in Apil.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Rocket's Blog
Rocket thinks he needs a blog just like me. It's not a bad idea since he does create a lot of considerably impressive artwork, not to mention all the deep thoughts he could share. This is a link to his newly created site:

Monday, March 12, 2007

Oh, My Darling Darling Children!

I got Rocket and Roxanne's school pictures back last week. The same thing happened this year when I saw their pictures as last year- I laughed and laughed and laughed. They just look soooo funny to me. Every time I look at their pictures I start laughing cause they are so dang cute! Especially the third one down of Rocket, it is so funny. Click on it to see his face closer up. If you want a copy, let me know, and I will order you one. Or, if you have no copywrite conscience, then print them off your computer- but I didn't tell you to. In fact, I told you not to.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

My New Airbrush

My parents (eh... they're alright) got me an airbrush and compressor for Christmas. I took my first airbrush lesson on Thursday, and I can already tell that I am going to be hooked on it. On Friday I painted this picture for my friend, Esther Story, who is having a baby shower today (Saturday). She is having a little boy (her third boy, BTW!) named Nate. If you look closely, you can see the babies name painted on the front of the train Oh, you couldn't tell it was supposed to look like a train?? Well I am new to the airbrush, and hopefully as we become better aquainted with each other, I will get better at painting with it. In no time, I will be painting the hoods of cars, eighties style Tshirts and temporary tattoos... oh and tanning my legs too.